This East Iceland tour takes you around the beautiful Breiðdalur valley or Broad Valley which is surrounded by a magnificent mountain range. You will visit waterfalls, abandoned farms and a local church, giving you a peek into both the nature and culture of the area.
The mode of transport is a 4×4 Super-Jeep with a capacity for 4-10 passengers. And with the travel style of slow travel, the experiences and connections to the area become as strong as it can be.
It is a family-friendly tour where every member of the family can enjoy a truly local experience in East Iceland.
Duration: 3 – 4 hours Operated: All year, upon request. Difficulty:Easy Meeting point: Selnes 28-30, 760 Breiðdalsvík. Pick-up: Available at guesthouses in the Breiðdalsvík area. Minimum: 2 passengers Maximum: Contact us in case you have a group larger than 12 persons. Languages: English, Spanish, and Icelandic What to bring:
– Warm clothing
– Good hiking shoes
– Water bottle Note: – Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour. – For a private version of this tour send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This tour begins with a drive into the Breiðdalur valley. Driving across an old bridge looking down into the crystal clear river in the canyon below is a beautiful experience.
The next stop is by the beautiful waterfall Beljandi where we have to ride on rough tracks and drive across unbridged rivers to reach the destination.
From there, we go to the waterfall Flögufoss where we hike a short way to get the best view of this beautiful waterfall.
In Jórvík, we visit abandoned farms, which give a glimpse into how regular Icelanders used to live in the late 19th to early 20th century. It is also an important geological site that displays delightful flora during summertime.
At the end of the journey, we visit the local church Heydalir where we immerse our self in the culture and history of the area.