Prices are quoted as “from” prices, pp sharing.
12 clients max
Basic accomodation, clean hotels and hostels
As indicated in itinerary
Day 1: Egilsstaðir/Bakkagerdi
Arrive at the Egilsstaðir airport in the morning and transfer to our local guest house, home for the next 5 nights. Visit the fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life and enjoy lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. After, take a hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) and keep an eye out for the “hidden people” as we pass through legendary elf communities. This evening, settle in for a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our host.
Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Bakkagerdi
Enjoy a full day of trekking. Drive to Vatnskarð pass and hike across Geldingafjall mountain for exceptional views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. Continue down into Stórurð, with its enormous rocks crossed by a small river hiding turquoise-coloured basins of icy water. Hike back and return to the guest house for a hearty dinner.
Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Bakkagerdi
Enjoy an excursion to the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Stop en route to visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Then, hike in the smoking lava fields of Leirhnjúkur, often compared to a martian landscape. From here, drive to Hverir, a geothermal wonder of bubbling mud and smoking steam. Continue to Mývatn Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Take some free time here and opt to visit the geothermal nature bath. Return to the east Fjords for dinner at our guesthouse.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Day 4: Bakkagerdi
Enjoy another day of hiking and exploration. Drive to Afrétt and begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði. Continue to Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs where we break for a lunch stop. After, hike to Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains. Walk back to the guesthouse.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Bakkagerdi
Start at Borgarfjörður harbour to view the puffins and sea birds nesting there, when in season. From here, hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon. Enjoy our last home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Bakkagerdi/Egilsstaðir
Drive to historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village for a walk around what is considered one of the most picturesque towns in Iceland. After, drive to one last waterfall before transfer to the airport where the tour ends.
This tour is available whole year round.
Just let us know when you want to go… or contact us for more details regarding the best time of year to book this tour.