Private 4-Hour Geology Tour of North Iceland Wonders with Transfer from Husavik

The coastline of the Tjornes peninsula.
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Tour starts
Húsavík, Iceland
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
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Minimum age
None

Description

Embark on the excursion of a lifetime when you join a private geology tour of North Iceland. This nature tour is perfect for all geology enthusiasts who want to visit the fantastic wonders that define this magnificent region.

The excursion usually begins at the private tour's pick-up and drop-off point in Husavik, but you can also request a pick-up with your small group and choose a preferred starting point anywhere in town. 

You'll first visit the Tjornes peninsula, renowned for its abundant horse farms and dramatic features, notably the Hringsbjarg cliff. The cliff is around 197 feet (60 meters) tall, giving you an unobscured view of its surroundings, including the elevated view of the Fjallahofn coastline. 

Another one of your stops will be at Tungulending, where you can view fascinating sandstone layers. These layers, which have been around for millions of years, tell the story of the area's climate, vegetation, and marine life at its formation. As a geologist for the day, you can study these layers and understand how sediment deposits have formed over the years. 

The seams of brown coal visible just above the Skeifa waterfall are similarly interesting. These are called lignite, and they look like red lava up close. 

After touring the Tjornes peninsula, you will pass through the Kelduhverfi area, where you can stop to view the surrounding fissures and chasms. The crevices are attributed to Iceland's multiple earthquakes and volcanoes in the 1970s.

The majestic Asbyrgi is the climax of this tour, a horseshoe-shaped canyon two miles (3.5 kilometers) in length and 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometers) wide. It also has several cliffs, some almost 328 feet (100 meters) tall. The rim and interior of the canyon are covered by trees and vegetation that give the area a splendid look. 

You can snap as many photos of Asbyrgi as you like during this sightseeing tour, and your guide will be happy to help you. After all, this is a private tour, so you will have their undivided attention.

They will also answer any of your questions and tell you about the local folklore of each site. For example, it was said that the Asbyrgi canyon was created by Odin's horse and is now inhabited by hidden entities, such as elves.

Depending on the season, you will get a chance to hike through some sections of the canyon.

After an incredible private adventure, you'll return to Husavik. 

Do not miss the chance to create unique memories and experiences with this 4-hour geology tour of North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Transportation and fuel for the duration of the tour
Experienced English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

What to bring

Camera
Adequately warm clothes with thermal layers
Sturdy winter shoes or boots

Good to know

-The tour is available all year round. But depending on the season and weather conditions, the itinerary and the highlights might slightly differ from the program above.

-Departure point is at the Travel North office or in any other location in Husavik upon request.

-Departure time is set upon your own preference.

-The minimum number of participants is two, while the maximum is 12.

-The distance for walking is short, but travelers' good physical condition is required.

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