Enlightening 2-Hour Yoga Tour and Mindfulness Walk with Local Expert in Hofn
Embrace the beauty and peacefulness of nature with an enlightening two-hour yoga and mindfulness walk in the stunning Osland conservation area of East Iceland. Anyone wishing to have a quick getaway from the busyness of the city will find this local expert-led walk just the perfect tour to experience.
This small group tour starts at the Gamlabud Information Center, near the harbor of Hofn town. You’ll meet with your local guide here, who will provide you with the basic safety and tour information to ensure optimum comfort during the trip.
As this is a meet-on-location excursion, joiners must arrange transportation to and from Hofn. The town is a coastal area in East Iceland by the Hornafjordur fjord, some 284 miles (458 kilometers) from Reykjavik. To its west is the towering presence of the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park.
For this calm and light walk, wear comfortable, breathable clothing for your convenience. You may also carry bottled water and a yoga mat that you can use on the nature preserve’s old pier.
From the information center and the harbor of Hofn, you’ll begin your walk at a slow and calm pace toward Osland. Along the way, your small group will have several stops to engage in light yoga sessions that will help you relax and ease muscle tensions.
Tourists unfamiliar with yoga poses are welcome to join this peaceful walk. Your instructor will mostly give beginner-friendly poses and assist you if you encounter any difficulties.
As you reach and go through the Osland nature trail, you’ll be able to witness some of the most stunning geological sights and unique birds in Iceland. During warmer months, Osland is an excellent place for bird watching because arctic terns and other bird species nest here.
Additionally, in good weather with clear skies, you’ll see glaciers and mountains in the distance. To the east is where you can view the beautiful Vestrahorn mountain with its distinct peaks, and to the west are the massive outlet glaciers of Vatnajokull.
In addition to seeing stunning wildlife and mountain views, you’ll also see a large solar system model while you traverse the nature trail. The sun and model planets have information panels beside them to make your visit educational.
Your visit will end with a final yoga session on the old pier in Hofn, where you can truly appreciate the natural views of the sea and landscapes around you, undiluted by technology and modern life.
Before returning to the information center or the Hofn campsite, your guide may even bake an Icelandic flatbread for your group. You will enjoy tasting the bread as it’s a part of the rich Icelandic food culture.
Plan out your next mindfulness and yoga walk in Hofn today, all with the help of a local expert who will take you to the town’s best locations. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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The tour depends on weather and road conditions. Depending on these two factors, the itinerary or schedule may be modified or canceled.