Cape Ingolfshofdi is an isolated headland on the coast, halfway between Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park and the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon. This historical nature reserve is home to thousands of nesting seabirds, like puffins and great skuas.
What to expect?
To get to Ingólfshöfði, we'll cross 6 km of waters, marshes, and sands in a tractor-drawn hay cart. The drive takes about 25 minutes each way, so we spend about 1 1/2 hours hiking around the cape. The circle we hike around is 2-3 km long. In the beginning, we need to walk up a steep sand slope, and then through rocky terrain, but then it gets easier, mostly hiking on flat grassland, and we make many stops along the way.
What is included?
A ride on a tractor-drawn hay cart to the base cape
Guided 2-3 km walk to learn about history, enjoy the views and nature, and see the birds
The tour is conducted by a local person from the farms in the vicinity
Is this experience for me?
We don't recommend that people participate in this trip unless they can do the hike.
Of course children younger than 5 are welcome on the tour, and if you have a baby carrier that makes it possible to carry your baby on your back or against your chest, small babies might even be doing better than 3-4-year-olds that are too big to carry.
What do I need to bring?
Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
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 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Ingólfshöfði, Check In Hut, 2 km south of the main road