Experience the secluded beauty of the East Iceland wilderness. On this voyage through fertile valleys and desolate highlands, you will witness the incredible contrast of the Icelandic nature as well as the rich history of the area.
Among the places you will visit is Europe’s largest hydroelectric power plant and a restored 1843 farm. On our tour, there will be deep ravines, hot geothermal waterfall, and a visit to the Wilderness Center where you can immerse your self in the history of Iceland.
This super jeep tour takes you beyond the reach of regular cars. And when traveling in small groups, with a slow travel style, this becomes a unique experience.
Duration: 10 – 12 hours Operated: From 1st of February to 15th of April Difficulty:Easy/Medium Meeting point: Egilsstaðir Camp Site. Pick-up: Available at guesthouses in any of the following towns, Breiðdalsvík, Stöðvarfjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Reyðarfjörður, and Egilsstaðir areas. Groups: This tour is sold as private, the price given is for a group of up to 8 passengers. Age limit: 7 years and older Languages: English and Icelandic
What to bring:
– Warm clothing
– Swimsuit and towel
– 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.
– Due to the long duration of this tour, it is not recommended for children ten years and younger.
– For a private version of this super jeep tour send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start the journey riding through fertile Jökuldalur Glacier Valley, where we encounter picture-perfect waterfalls on the way to Sænautasel, a restored turf-roof farm that dates back to 1843.
We continue our voyage to the deep ravines of Hafrahvammagljúfur and to bathe under a hidden gem, a naturally warm geothermal waterfall in Laugarvalladalur Valley. It is ideal for taking a bath or a shower in the warm waterfall where the stream runs into the valley’s main river.
From there we head to the Wilderness Center to visit their stunning exhibition. On the way we stop at Kárahnjúkar, the biggest hydroelectric power plant in Europe, to take encounter epic views of the canyon below.
Lastly we drive through Fljótsdalur Valley and visit Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðarskógur, with larch, red spruce, native birch, rowan, and willow trees on our way to Egilsstaðir. While there, be on the lookout for the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót.
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