Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location.
Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data.
You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land.
Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours. The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited.
Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant.
Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date.
After a refreshment at Álfakaffi Restaurant, we head from the Álfaborg cliffs to Lobbuhraun lava file,d both rumoured to be homes to elves and hidden people. Later in the day, we head back from the mountains to Álfheimar Country Hotel for a hot shower and a nice dinner.
The trekking will take approximately 6 hours, and take you through remarkable nature, offering unique experiences that only wild nature can bring.
From there we head to Gagnheiði ridge where we have a 360 view of the area, before heading home for the evening.
From there you'll head over the Gönguskörð pass, towards the farm of Njarðvík, where you will be picked up, before ending your trip in Álfheimar, where you can rest and shower before your return to modernity in Egilsstaðir.
Please note that the itinerary could change due to weather and other natural courses.