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Wonders of the Wilderness | Best of East Iceland in Summer
Discover traditional turf houses in East Iceland.

Wonders of the Wilderness | Best of East Iceland in Summer

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Selnes, Breiðdalsvík, Ísland
10 hours
English, Spanish, Icelandic
Jun. - Oct.
Minimum age

Join this fun Super Jeep tour which will take you to explore the secluded beauty of the wilderness to be found in East Iceland. On this treck through the green valleys and uninhabited highlands, you will experience the astounding contrast of Icelandic nature as well as the intriguing history of the area. 

On this journey, you will come across several interesting places. You will see Europe’s largest hydroelectric power plant as well as a restored 1843 farm. On this excursion, you will see deep ravines, hot geothermal waterfall and visit the Wilderness Exhibition at the Wilderness Center. 

This tour starts with a journey through the fertile Jökuldalur "Glacier Valley" where you will come across picture-perfect waterfalls on your way to Sænautasel, a restored turf-roof farm dating back to 1843.

You continue to the deep stunning canyon Hafrahvammagljúfur, and to Laugarvalladalur Valley. There you can bathe in a hidden gem; a naturally warm geothermal waterfall. It is idyllic to taking a bath or a shower in the beautiful warm waterfall where the stream meets the valley’s main river.

Finally, on your way back to the lowlands you will make a stop at Kárahnjúkar, the biggest hydroelectric dam in Europe. From there you can take in the epic views of the canyon below. Before reaching Egilsstaðir you will also drive through Fljótsdalur Valley to visit Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðarskógur. The forest has a great variety of tree species ranging from larch, red spruce, and willow trees to native birch. While you are there, remember to be on the lookout for the famous monster of Lake Lagarfljót. 

This exciting excursion will take you beyond the ability of regular cars and you can look forward to a small group size and travelling at a relaxed pace.

Make sure not to miss out on this unique tour and book today. Check availability by choosing a date.


Fully guided tour
All taxes and fees
Entrance to the Wilderness Center
Light refreshments


Super Jeep
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity


East Fjords
Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant

What to bring

Warm Clothes
Good walking shoes

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