Wonders of the Wilderness – Shore ExcursionHrefna I. Melsteð2024-01-13T21:48:51+00:00
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 are Europe’s largest hydroelectric power plant and Stuðlagil Canyon. On our tour, there will be deep ravines, a hot geothermal waterfall, and a visit to the Wilderness Center, where you can immerse yourself in the history of Iceland.
This exciting 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: 9 – 10 hours Operated: From 20th of June to 31th of October Difficulty:Easy/Medium Meeting point: Seyðisfjörður harbour. Minimum: 2 adults Languages: English, Spanish, 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 a longer journey time, or cancellation of the tour. – For a private version of this tour, send us an e-mail at email@example.com
We will start the journey riding through fertile Jökuldalur Glacier Valley, where we encounter picture-perfect waterfalls on the way to Stuðlagil Canyon, adorned with magnificent basalt columns.
We continue our voyage to the deep ravines of Hafrahvammagljúfur and bathe under a hidden gem, a naturally warm geothermal waterfall in Laugarvalladalur Valley. It is ideal for bathing or showering in the warm waterfall where the stream runs into the valley’s main river.
Finally, on the way back to Egilsstaðir, we stop at Kárahnjúkar, the biggest power plant in Europe, to encounter epic views of the canyon below. While on the way back, look for the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót.
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