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Birth Of Spring - Living With Locals

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time-raw4 days
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Your accommodation in Egilsstaðir

Embark on a 4-day tour full of fun and outdoor adventure at the wilderness center. On this tour, you will visit top attractions in the region such as the Hengifoss Waterfall, Vatnajökull National Park, and Borgarfjörður Eystri. What is unique about this tour is that you will get to interact with the locals and get immersed in their daily routines like fishing and witness special occasions like lambing.

What to expect?


Day 1:

  • Pick up at Egilsstaðir Airport/your hotel/guesthouse in Egilsstaðir.

  • Right from the pickup we do an easy hike up by beautiful canyons to Hengifoss Waterfall, with its interesting and visual geology.

  • After the hike we make a short stop to view the exhibition at Vatnajökull National Park, visitors center.

  • We arrive at the Wilderness Center to have lunch, check in an get familiar to our new home for the next days.

  • After lunch we join the farmers at the sheep stable. It is lively there now since it is lambing season.

  • Next we get a guided tour through the adventure exhibition, getting a taste of the history and adventures of the highlands.

  • Dinner (local food) will be served in a cozy and authentic environment at the Wilderness Center. Spiced with local stories.

Day 2:

  • We start the day by getting spoiled with both Icelandic and International breakfast.

  • Next we go fishing for trout with local farmers, laying nets and enjoying the nature.

  • At lunch, traditional lunch pack is served on an open fire.

  • We investigate Pink-footed geese nests by the river, collect eggs and learning about these interesting birds and how they are connected with the highland life in the old days.

  • Now it is time to check the trout nets and handle the fish.

  • We arrive back at the Wilderness Center for dinner and those who like can check on the newborn lambs in the stables.

Day 3:

  • After breakfast we go scouting for wild reindeers and get to know these animals and their history. Don´t forget your cameras!

  • After lunch, we visit traditional Icelandic turf houses. Some of them are still used for sheep farming.

  • In the afternoon guests can choose to ride Icelandic horses or bike to the Cablebox. The cable box was used in the old days to cross the glacier river. It has been rebuilt so those who dare can try out this special transport. At the same spot, we take a look into an abandoned farm that holds many interest and fun stories.

  • Now the group prepares with the local chief - dishes with Icelandic specialties. Follow by a food feast, local music and singing in the authentic common room area.

Day 4:

  • After delicious breakfast, we pack our things and take a tour to Húsey. A unique place by the ocean, with black beaches, seals with there young ones. The birdlife is vibrant around the farm, especially at this season.

  • After lunch we visit Borgarfjörður Eystri, home to puffins, elves and lonely mountains.

  • At 19:00 we have to be back at Egilsstaðir Airport to fly back to Reykjavik.

What is included?

  • Pick up from Egilsstaðir Airport
  • Fully guided tour
  • All food included
  • Accommodation at the Wilderness Center
  • Fee to museums and exhibitions
  • Drop of at Egilsstaðir Airport


  • Extra night at the Wilderness Center, before or after the tour

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate
  • Requires a moderate level of body fitness

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pickup from Egilsstaðir Airport/your hotel/guesthouse in Egilsstaðir will be provided at an extra cost.

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