- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
from Now till September 10, 2023
- ~ 5 nights' accommodation
- ~ 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
- ~ All transport between destinations and to / from included activities.
- ~ Attractions as per itinerary
- ~ International air ticket
- ~ Travel insurance
- ~ Tipping
- ~ Others not mentioned
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
Egilsstaðir / Borgarfjörður
Arrive at the Egilsstaðir airport in the morning and transfer to our local guest house, home for the next 5 nights. Visit the fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life and enjoy lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. After, take a hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) and keep an eye out for the "hidden people" as we pass through legendary elf communities. This evening, settle in for a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our host.
Enjoy a full day of trekking. Drive to Vatnskarð pass and hike across Geldingafjall mountain for exceptional views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. Continue down into Stórurð, with its enormous rocks crossed by a small river hiding turquoise-coloured basins of icy water. Hike back and return to the guest house for a hearty dinner.
Enjoy an excursion to the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Stop en route to visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Then, hike in the smoking lava fields of Leirhnjúkur, often compared to a martian landscape. From here, drive to Hverir, a geothermal wonder of bubbling mud and smoking steam. Continue to Mývatn Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Take some free time here and opt to visit the geothermal nature bath. Return to the east Fjords for dinner at our guesthouse.
Enjoy another day of hiking and exploration. Drive to Afrétt and begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði. Continue to Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs where we break for a lunch stop. After, hike to Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains. Walk back to the guesthouse.
Start at Borgarfjörður harbour to view the puffins and sea birds nesting there, when in season. From here, hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon. Enjoy our last home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.
Borgarfjörður / Egilsstaðir
Drive to historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village for a walk around what is considered once of the most picturesque towns in Iceland. After, drive to one last waterfall before transfer to the airport where the tour ends.
~ Live like a local in a small fishing community
~ Hear tales of the magic village elves
~ Stare in awe at the Eastfjords
~ Feel the serenity of Myvatn Lake
~ Witness the beauty of the Deitfoss waterfall
~ Feast on nightly farm-to-table dinners
|21 & 28 May 2023||RM10040|
|4, 18 & 25 Jun 2023||RM10040|
|2, 16 & 30 Jul 2023||RM10530|
|6, 13 & 27 Aug 2023||RM10530|
|3 & 10 Sep 2023||RM10040|
Accommodation details will be advised upon booking