Please be sure to bring warm layers and waterproof gear for every day of the trip. You see so much in a short amount of time and it was the tour of a lifetime. When you reach solid ground in the Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, you're in probably the most impressive camping spot of the whole country, with panoramic views over several outlet glaciers and glacial lagoons with floating icebergs. We take a shorter trail, through Tíkartær, where you will learn the story of Kaplagjóta. It is next to Hveragerði town, most famous for its greenhouses. Although the weather is changeable, our tour guide Heimir rearrange the order of the stops flexibly to make sure we could join both glacier hiking , ice cave and other spots. This trek is known for its wide variety of landscapes.
Really cool way to end our tour! Seeing a blue ice cave was not supposed to be included in our tour but Brynjar went the extra mile to make our tour amazing. Most of the day walks are from the roadside, accessible by public transport, and these options would be ideal for a first-time visitor, but to get a real feel of the country you need to hike some of the multi-stage treks, for which you need to be self-sufficient: there are many huts- some are wardened, but none provide meals or sell food, and they can be full in popular areas- so it is best to camp, free of charge in the wild, but restricted in the national park. Also check our review of the. Not just Gisli, but all staff we came into contact with went out of their way to be helpful and ensure we enjoyed our time. This haunting stretch of coastline is home to some fascinating geology, most notably the Reynisdrangar basalt columns, that tower out to sea.
Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring. Although we were there at the beginning of April, it was still pretty chilly in the mornings and evenings, and when the wind blew it was bitingly cold! Your guides are locals with a burning passion for the Icelandic nature and absolutely love their job. The first leg of the journey will take you from 50-metres to approximately 1100-metres. To get to Þórsmörk requires a thrilling ride along a highland road, which involves river-crossings and bumpy roads. Tours in South Coast View of Kirkjufell volcano in the coast of Snaefellsnes peninsula This two day trek will allow you to experience the northern lights, a glacier, and beautiful waterfalls.
If you want to spice up your holiday with an adventure or two, you can add on tours during the booking process where you ride around the countryside on the Icelandic horse or snorkel in crystal-clear glacial water. You must, however, carry your own food and equipment. You will hike through a lava field that, only a few years ago, was still steaming hot from the eruption. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived certain exclusions apply. The beautiful walk takes you through Thvottahellir, which is a breathtaking cave that inhabitants once used to hang their laundry when it was raining. Regardless of season, the weather can change extremely fast and the strong wind never stops blowing as there is little shelter to be found among the few trees in Iceland. We most definitely recommend that you hike at a slow and steady pace and concentrate on your immediate surroundings as you move along.
See - or even walk behind - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. The peninsula is just one long, dizzying stretch of sleek black sands sloping into chilly, pure seawater, crystalline glaciers, lush fields of mosses, untamed grasses, and vibrant wildflowers in hues of bright yellow, fuschia, and royal blue, tranquil pools of still rainwater connected by bubbling streams, and sheer, magnificent cliffs full of incredible bird colonies. We went with the mid-range hotel options and were placed in the Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik which was an awesome location. . Don't miss out on this chance to experience the East Iceland wilderness at it's very best. The storm came right away when we arrived the parking lot. Check availability by choosing a date.
They will make sure you are enjoying your day from pick-up to drop-off and provide you with fun stories and interesting facts from the area. The rent-a-car prices differ but if you are travelling on budget you should be able to rent a normal car for around 10. The only things you need to remember are your hiking shoes, warm clothes, a camera and your sense of adventure. Picking the perfect trek will lead to the perfect vacation! At Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you'll stop once more to take a walk on a path all the way around the falls, passing a cave behing the cascade. This is the perfect tour for those visiting East Iceland and want to get to know the stunning Icelandic nature. Paddy is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club. Days 5-6 Walk between jagged cliffs, lava outcrops, sea stacks, black-sand beaches and the ocean as you explore the stunning coastline near Hellnar and Arnastapi If it's a clear day, you can even view the Snæfellsjökull Glacier Join an optional morning horseback excursion.
You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave. Explore the best of Iceland with a multi-day tour or enjoy a day hike to hot springs, a waterfall, or even a volcano! Enjoy the rich fauna and flora of the lake and its surroundings. In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this website. While day hikes are cheap, the longer treks where accommodation and guide is required, will be more expensice. Your journey begins at Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you'll catch your flight to Bíldudalur, a settlement of the Westfjords.
Come along on a unique adventure on top of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The experience of exploring an ice cave in Europe's largest glacier is what makes this tour even more special. This is no small feat, given that Iceland is constantly bubbling and seething with volcanic and geothermal activity. Spend a full day hiking in Vatnajökull National Park—a jumble of rugged peaks, massive glaciers and iceberg-filled lakes spanning almost 600 square miles. The second is Frostaðavatn lake, a wide and beautiful lake popular among photographers around the world. Learn more about how we determine our and fully support a range of abilities and interests. Our evenings are spent nestled comfortably in a cozy hotel, enjoying authentic meals in the company of fellow travelers.
We had a great experience and would recommend others do this tour. Explore tremendous waterfalls fed by glaciers, vast icecaps and bubbling hot springs. From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. The guide, David, was a true professional with a wealth of information about Iceland, the history of Reykjavik and the local bird and sea life. We end the tour in our base, Saltaberg, where we get a chance to recap the tour, offering dropoff in the end. There's plenty of hiking potential in Iceland, and Paddy Dillon provides a good selection of what's available.