6 day Highland Safari

Available from June 15th –September 1st 2024

Highlights:

  • On this tour you will get off the beaten track and explore the highlands of Iceland, the last
    unspoiled wilderness in Europe.
  • You will also visit some of the main attractions of Iceland
    such as the Vatnajökull Park , the Glacier Lagoon and the Lake Mývatn area.
  • This tour gives you an opportunity to do some easy hikes.

Highland Safari

Day 1. South Coast- Glacier Lagoon.

The south coast of Iceland offers the visitor a magnificent scenery, black
beaches glaciers and waterfalls. Some of the highlights of this day include:
The waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss (which is possible to go behind),
Cap Dyrhólaey which is an important breeding place of the puffins and the
national park Skaftafell near the biggest ice cap of Europe Vatnajökull and
finally the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón on which icebergs of all sizes and forms
are drifting. We will sail with an amphibien vehicle in between the icebergs.
(Included boat tour on Glacial Lagoon )

Accommodation: near Höfn

Day 2. The Eastern Fjords

The Eastern Fjords with it´s small fishing villages and remote farms are really
spectacular. At the Eastern Fjords are some semi precious stones like quartz,
obsidian, zeolites etc to be found. In the village of Stöðvarfjörður is an unique
stone collection located which we will pay a visit.
(entrance fee to Petras Stone museum included)
Accommodation : near Egilstaðir

Day 3. Volcanoes and Lunar Landscape.

The day will be spent exploring the wilderness north-east Iceland. The table
volcano Mt. Herðubreið (1682 m) which sometimes refered to as the „queen
of Icelandic mountains“ is surrounded by lunar landscape, there is no wonder
that the NASA sent their astronauts to this area to train before they went with
the first Apollo to the moon. The Askja caldera is an enormous central volcano
located above a massive magma chamber which is still in the making. Series of
eruptions in the 19th century formed lake Öskjuvatn to which we will hike.
(lunch packet included)
Accommodation: The Mývatn area.

Day 4 Lake Mývatn.

Lake Mývatn is known for it´s rich birdlife and unique volcanic landscape. We
will explore this fascinating area with it´s fumaroles (mud-pots) and spectacular
lavaformations. We will hike to the lavaformations Dimmuborgir and the crater
Hverfjall , visit the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the thermal area
Námaskarð. There is nothing like ending the day by relaxing in the geothermal
water of the Nature Baths.
(bath entrance in Nature baths in Mývatn included)
Accommodation: The Mývatn area.

Day 5. Crossing the interior.

Today we will get off the beaten track again as we are crossing the highlands on
the mountain track F26. Black deserts, lavafields and glaciers are to be seen in
this wilderness in the middle of the country. It is mostly desolate and barren
but where there is water there is some vegetation. In the past when people
where superstitious then the interior was believed to be the home of trolls,
elves and other supernatural beings. There are also many stories of outlaws
that were hiding in the highlands and the ruins of there  huts are to be seen at some places. We will be driving on a rough gravel road and need to ford some rivers.

(lunch packet included )
Accommodation: Hrauneyjar Highland Center.

Day 6 . The Colourful Mountains of Landmannalaugar.

The landscape in the nature reserve Landmannalaugar can hardly be described
with words. The rhyolite mountains are really colourful and create a big
contrast to the black lava fields and sand desert that surround them. After a
hike in this dramatic landscape then it is nothing possible to enjoy a warm bath
in a natural hot spring. On the way to Reykjavik we will pass Mt. Hekla which is
one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland and which was known in the past as
the „Gateway to Hell“.
(lunch packet included )
Accommodation Reykjavik

price depends on the size of the group, please send us an inquiry.

Included:  Guidance and transportation in a comfortable minibus or SUV driven by a professional driver-guide.

Included in tour price :

6 nights accommodations in double room with priv. Facilities
6 x breakfast buffet
Bus and guide as per itinerary from day 1 to day 6
entrance fee to the Nature Baths in Myvatn
entrance to Petras stone collection
Boat tour at the Glacial Lagoon Jökulsárlón

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