Escape to the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s East Fjords to see wild reindeer in their natural habitat. This tour is the perfect escape for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts everywhere, with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of Iceland’s most beloved residents.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in either Breiðdalsvík or Egilsstaðir and quickly whisked away into the dramatic natural beauty of the East fjords. Along the way, you will foster a deep and lasting connection with the Icelandic nature, enjoying sweeping views of snow-streaked mountains, deep gullies, cascading rivers and picturesque waterfalls. Though stunning, you’ll wonder how any sentient creature could live out here full time. Well, you have yet to meet the Reindeer...
Reindeer were imported to Iceland from Norway in the 18th century in the interest of cultivating their meat and hides. However, Icelandic people were not as prone to reindeer husbandry as their native Scandinavian cousins, and the animals were left undomesticated and free to roam the wilderness.
Today, reindeer can only be found in East Iceland, inhabiting from the vast expanse around Snæfell to as far as the glacier lagoon. During the summer months, reindeer tend to stay at higher elevations, moving down to grassier lowlands during the winter to feed. Sightings are best when the reindeer migrate to and from the valley.
Led by a local specialist guide, this 4-hour tour is a safe opportunity for a personal wilderness experiences. By tracking wild reindeer, you will get to know the lives of these extraordinary animals and the methods in which they master the harsh northern climate. You’ll also be able to acquire some excellent photographs of the animals.
So what are you waiting? Hurry now to maximise your stay in East Iceland and you too can experience the majesty of a wild reindeer herd, living against the backdrop of some gorgeous, rugged scenery. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
● Reservation is necessary.
● This tour starts in Breiðdalsvík.
●If you need pick up at another place please advice when you reserve the tour. Please note that additional cost my apply.
● If you are more then 12 adults please contact us for tour bookings.
● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour. This is a wilderness tour and for that sake the bathroom facilities are very rudimentary.
● If you want to buy a lunch pack please advise when you book the tour. Additional cost will apply.