Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

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Duration
3 days
Difficulty
Hard
Language
English
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Egilsstaðir Airport

Get away from the city life and escape to the Wilderness.

This three-day east Iceland hiking tour, led by local guides, will turn your travel into veritable highlands experience. It...

Get away from the city life and escape to the Wilderness.

This three-day east Iceland hiking tour, led by local guides, will turn your travel into veritable highlands experience. It is not only a hiking tour but a way to get to know a little about local living in a fishing village of only about one hundred inhabitants.

This hiking tour is an active and unique experience with each day full of new adventures, and evenings of local cooking at Álfheimar Country Hotel. No dormitories or wet clothes, just warm and nice rooms and local hospitality. In this tour you'll get a taste of local living, getting closer to the roots of the people that inhabit one of the most rural areas of Iceland - the Eastfjords.

This isolated region is considered to be the central province of the Hidden People, or the elv...

Included

Local guide
Return transfer from Egilsstaðir to hiking trails
Accommodation at Álfheimar Country Hotel
Full board from Álfheimar Restaurant
Hiking map of the area

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing
Bird watching

Attractions

Borgarfjörður eystri
Hafnarhólmi
Njarðvík
East Fjords
Stórurð
Vatnsskarð

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Borgarfjordur Valley

We will start the tour with a rather easy hike in grown land, about 12km long. The elevation will be approx. 400 m. 

First there will be a short walk in the village. We will see a traditional turf house, an old fish factory and the local church before having a little lunch of fish soup and bread. From the village, we take the trail to...

Day 2

Brunavik Bay

Today, we will hike approx. 14 km, over an elevation of about 700m. It is a clear trail but a little steep sometimes.

We start with a visit to the friendly Hafnarhólmi headland, to visit the puffins and other birds nesting there. Next we will hike up the coast and up to Brúnavík pass, which is 345m above sea level.

We follow the old post trail d...

Day 3

Storurd trail

Today we will travel on a gravel trail, which is about 15 km long, with an elevation of 600 m. We'll get transported to the Vatnskarð pass before hiking up Geldingafjall mountain, which is the highest point of the trip.

There we find excellent viewpoint for 360 degree photo stop. We then push on towards one of Iceland's best-kept secret; Stórurð trail. Calm,...

What to bring

Good hiking shoes
Warm and waterproof clothing suited to the weather
Light back pack with hiking essentials

Good to know

You will overnight in Álfheimar Country Hotel, in a double ensuite bedroom. Please contact us for information regarding single rooms by clicking 'inquire about this tour'.

We will pick you up at the Egilsstaðir airport at the arrival of your flight. If you arrive at Egilstaðir by car, please contact us after booking for further information.

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