This day tour introduces you to the stunning and diverse nature of the East Iceland fjords and mountains. It also gives you an intimate look into Icelandic culture and the history of the area. During this tour, you will see beautiful little-known waterfalls, a tranquil black sand beach, and breathtaking shorelines with cliffs, islands, and lighthouses. You will visit an old abandoned farm as well as the ruins of a village. You will also visit a rural community church as well as one museum of choice.
Also, it is not uncommon to see reindeer in this part of the country, especially in wintertime.
Traveling in a 4×4 Super-Jeep with the capacity of max. 10 passengers and with the travel style of slow travel, the experience becomes as strong as ever.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours
Operated: All year
Meeting point: Selnes 28-30, 760 Breiðdalsvík.
Pick-up: Available at guesthouses in any of the following towns, Breiðdalsvík, Stöðvarfjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Reyðarfjörður, and Egilsstaðir
Minimum: 2 Adults
Languages: English, Spanish, and Icelandic
What to bring:
– Warm clothing
– Good hiking shoes
– Water bottle
– 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
- Fully guided tour
- See the local church
- A visit to one museum of choice: Petra´s Stone Collection, The French Museum, East Iceland Geology Center, The Icelandic Wartime Museum (summer) or Aurora Iceland Northern Light Exhibition (summer).
- Light refreshments
- All taxes and fees
- This excursion begins in any of the towns mentioned above, as per choice. The description starts in Breiðdalsvík, but no matter where you start, you will visit all these places only in a different order. The museum stop is not mentioned since they can vary from tour to tour based on the location of departure and the choice of a museum.
- From Breiðdalsvík we drive along the coastline towards Stöðvarfjörður stopping at a high cliff shoreline between the villages.
- Next, we head on towards Fáskrúðsfjörður. Before we get there, we stop at Hafnarnes lighthouse. Close to the lighthouse, there used to be a fishing village, but now there are only remains of the houses left by the population who lived there.
- On the way, we go along the coast with rugged seascape. From there we have a great view of the island Skrúður, the home to a legend of a troll.
- Heading on, we drive into Reyðarfjörður fiord and on towards Egilsstaðir. On the way, we stop at a small canyon appreciating the alluring view.
- Then we complete the circle tour back to Breiðdalsvík driving over the mountain road Breiðdalsheiði. There we can see a 100 years old road construction by the side of the modern road.
- 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 as well as being in an important geological site and displaying delightful flora during summertime.
- After that, we visit the Flögufoss waterfall and from there on the Beljandi waterfall. To arrive at those waterfalls, we do some trailing on rough roads, and after we visit Beljandi waterfall, we cross the river below it at a point where there are no bridges.
- The next stop is at the local church at Heydalir, where you get a chance to see an example of a typical rural church in Iceland, as well as a peek into a part of Icelandic culture.
- At the end of the journey, we stop at the black sand beach Meleyri which is a very popular outdoors attraction for locals and visitors alike.