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Days Of Darkness

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Duration
time-raw5 days
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Your accommodation in Egilsstaðir
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Embark on a 5-day exploration and sightseeing tour of the most interesting sites in Iceland. On this tour, you will experience different levels of thrills from hiking to trekking along with pristine landscapes as well as natural formations. You will enjoy the pounding waters of the magnificent waterfalls, amazing geothermal wonders, hot springs, and natural baths. This tour covers almost every aspect of outdoor adventure that an outdoors enthusiast can even imagine. This tour package is totally worth trying.

What to expect?

Itinerary:

DAY 1: HENGIFOSS, SKRIÐUKLAUSTUR, LAKE MONSTER, WILDERNESS CENTER, EXHIBITIONS.

  • In the morning we walk up to the Hengifoss waterfall, the biggest attraction in East Iceland. For lunch we have the famous lunch buffet and enjoy the exhibition at Skriðuklaustur, manorhouse built by writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Outside, the site of a 15th-century monastery has been discovered with important insights into Icelandic history. Next, we go in search of the world famous river monster of Lagarfljót. Over a pot of coffee down by the lake, we hear stories of the monster. Then we travel towards the innermost farm, the Wilderness Center. There we will get an insight into the wilderness through exhibitions both indoors and outdoors about adventures of the wilderness. After dinner, we will hear stories in the common room loft. Tranquility prevails at this authentic and one of a kind accommodation.

DAY 2: TURF STABLES, FLJÓTSDALSHEIÐI, LAUGARFELL, HOT SPRINGS

  • After breakfast we visit a farmer that keeps all his sheep in traditional turf-and-stone buildings. The atmosphere in the sheep sheds is unique. Next, we travel up to the Fljótsdalsheiði moors, where we drive around the vast heath staking out for reindeer. Then we have lunch in the highlands and let the weather and state of the roads decide whether we drive to Hafrahvammaglúfur canyons or enjoy the beauty of Eyjabakkar and Sanddalur valley. That night we stay in the Laugarfell highland hostel with natural hot springs and hear stories from adventures of the wilderness.

DAY 3: WATERFALL WALK, VALÞJÓFSSTAÐUR, EYVINDUR THE OUTLAW, A WALK IN THE DARK, ABANDONED FARM, CABLE-FERRY

  • The day starts with a short hike where magnificent waterfalls can be seen. After lunch we watch old silent film about the famous outlaw; Eyvindur of the Mountains, in the local church at Valþjófsstaður After the movie we return to the Wilderness Center. There we warm up with hot chocolate and pancakes before we head out for a dusk walk towards the abandoned farm of Kleif. At Kleif we hear hilarious stories of former occupants. Those that want to can try their hand at crossing the 50-meter-wide river in a renovated cable ferry. Local food is served at the Wilderness Center with ingredients from the farm.

DAY 4: NATIONAL PARK CENTER, FOOD TASTING, WILDERNESS GAMES, FEAST AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

  • After breakfast we see a fun and educational exhibition about the Vatnajökull National Park – the largest in Western Europe. On the way, we stop at old turf smokehouse and have a taste of the local delicacy, smoked lamb. Next guests try their skills at all sorts of Wilderness games begin. In the evening there is a veritable wilderness feast. Locals and guests cook together many dishes from local ingredients and learn about Icelandic food tradition. The feast is followed by an evening of entertainment with singing and playing.

DAY 5: MÖÐRUDALUR, MÝVATN, NATURE BATHS, GOÐAFOSS, AKUREYRI

  • On the last day, we go back into the highlands to Möðrudalur and enjoy its beauty and the view to Mt. Herðubreið and hear tales of the hilarious artist Stórval. After lunch at Möðrudalur we stop by an old mountain hut near a river; Jökulsá á Fjöllum, where we hear stories of Mountain-Bensi who wandered into the wild in all weathers looking for stray sheep. He is the protagonist of a classic Icelandic novella, Advent by Gunnar Gunnarsson. Next we experience the geothermal area by Lake Mývatn and have a dip in the Nature Baths, with stunning views. Finally, we make a stop at waterfall Goðafoss. Guests are dropped off at Akureyri Airport around 6 pm.

What is included?

Inclusions:

  • Fully guided tour
  • Drive to and from airport
  • All transport on the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local food
  • Tickets to exhibitions and pools

Optional

  • Accommodation can be upgraded
  • Get in touch to upgrade or call us on tel. +354 440 8822

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate
  • Requires moderate body fitness

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothes
  • Good shoes
  • Headlight/flashlight
  • Camera

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.
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