Scenic 9 Hour Hiking Tour on the Waterfall Trail in East Iceland with Transfer from Egilsstadir

Spend a day in East Iceland hiking along Jökulsá river.
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9,5 hours
Jun. - Sep.
Minimum age
10 years old


Come along on a hiking tour in the wilderness of Iceland with this fun-filled day tour and see the impressive waterfalls found in the glacial river Jökulsá. This is the perfect tour for those visiting East Iceland and want to get to know the stunning Icelandic nature.

This tour starts a short drive away from Egilsstaðir town in East Iceland. You could also request to be picked up from your accommodations in East Iceland for an additional price. You will meet your guide at the edge of Northern Europe's largest wilderness, right next to the Jökulsá river.

This long river boasts around 15 waterfalls, large and small. In fact, no other river in Iceland has as many waterfalls. The river’s vertical drop is also, impressively, around 600 meters in only 30 kilometres

Before the hike starts, you will experience the visually stunning Wilderness Exhibition, about life and travels in and around the wilderness. The exhibition is designed by artists, historians, and filmmakers to make you feel as if you are stepping right into the past and being immersed into the adventures of the wilderness. 

After you go through the exhibition, you head outside with your experienced guide to get a feeling for the wilderness first hand. The trail takes you to the abandoned farm of Kleif, and soon after you will catch sight of the lowest of the waterfalls. 

Those of you who are brave at heart can try your hand at winching themselves across the Jökulsá river in a renovated traditional cableway cart. These kind of carts were a vital mode of transportation across the river before road improvements made the remote farms more accessible, particularly in winter. 

As you walk along the glacier river, the beautiful falls begin to appear one after the other. As you continue, you will follow a marked trail through the woods of native birch. 

At last, the hike will take you to Laugarfell Highland Hostel. Once you reach the hostel, you can take a relaxing bath in an outside pool of warm geothermal spring water.

Don't miss out on this chance to experience the East Iceland wilderness at it's very best.  Check availability by choosing a date.

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Ticket to the Wilderness exhibition.



Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Good hiking shoes
Wind and waterproof clothes

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