Wonders of the Wilderness – Shore ExcursionHrefna I. Melsteð2021-11-12T12:32:06+00:00
Experience the secluded beauty of the East Iceland wilderness on a fun Super Jeep tour. 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 on this tour, is Europe’s largest hydroelectric power plant and a restored 1843 farm. On this excursion, 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 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: Possible pickup at guesthouses in the Breiðdalsvík and Egilsstaðir areas. 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 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 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.
Finally, on the way back to Egilsstaðir, we stop at Kárahnjúkar, the biggest power plant in Europe, to take encounter epic views of the canyon below. We also drive through Fljótsdalur Valley to visit Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðarskógur, with larch, red spruce, native birch, rowan, and willow trees. While there, be on the lookout for the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót.
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