Take a serene walk with a local around the beautiful Mosfellsbær countryside, in the stunning nature of Húsadalur valley. This tour should not be missed by those who are seeking an easy, pleasurable adventure in which you will learn all about Icelandic folklore and get to enjoy some tasty treats.
You will meet your guide in the town of Mosfellsbær. She will introduce herself to your group before leading you, on foot, out into the rural nature. Your path will take you along the banks of the protected river Varmá.
This serenity will be matched by the surrounding landscapes. Mosfellsbær is separated from the rest of the capital region by fertile farmland and fields of wildflowers; you will see fauna such as the native Icelandic horse and if it is summer, flora such as lupins. This trip is still more than enjoyable in winter, when, in lieu of flowers, you will be surrounded by beautiful frosted landscapes.
Beyond the countryside, you will see mighty mountains such as Úlfarsfell and Mt Esja and have great views of Faxaflói bay, the bay that extends from Reykjavík city to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
After a pleasurable ninety minute hike, you will arrive at your guide’s house. Here, she will show you Icelandic hospitality, and present you with some national delicacies. As you dine, feel free to ask her any questions you have about the country, people, folklore, history and nature; she is an expert who is more than willing to inform you about Iceland.
With your meal and guided tour complete, you will return to Reykjavík, with enough time to organise a later excursion or other activities in the capital.
Book this quirky tour, for a fascinating experience with a local in an area off the beaten track. Check availability by choosing a date.