Eastfjords Tours

Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
You will discover the region’s fantastical mountain peaks, sweeping fjord, herds of wild reindeer, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines.

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Eastfjords Tours

Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
You will discover the region’s fantastical mountain peaks, sweeping fjord, herds of wild reindeer, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines.
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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

Join this tour for 10 days of adventure and travel the whole circle of Iceland, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, while joining in the most popular outdoor activities. Those looking to experience Icelandic nature, culture, history and adventure should not let this opportunity pass them by.Prior to your arrival, all accommodations, transportation and activities will be sorted out for you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. You will have a small-group minibus adventure around the country as well as free time in the Nordic capital Reykjavík, with a myriad of optional activities to spice up your itinerary.You'll use the Ring Road to take a full circuit around Iceland, from the world-famous Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle to the crown jewels of Iceland's natural wonders - Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Dettifoss waterfall, and the black sand beach Reynisfjara. You'll drive through vast lava fields on your way to the remote Eastfjords and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and pass verdant farmlands as you travel the South Coast and the North.You will also have the opportunity to see some of Iceland's most exciting wildlife, including whales, dolphins and seals, and take part in a glacier hike. It should go without saying that the landscapes, be they glaciers, rugged coastlines or mountain peaks, will leave you in awe for years to come.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the best that Iceland has to offer with this thrilling 10-day tour around the country. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Take To The Wild! | Horse Riding Tour in East Iceland

Join this exciting horse riding into the wild lands of East Iceland and experience nature at its best. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience the Icelandic countrysides by one of the most authentic means possible, on the saddle, as well as all those looking to meet this country's most famous four-legged resident. Your tour will begin in east Iceland, at a peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of the Highlands. This is the center point for tours in the region, as well as an active farm, home to sheep, dogs, and chickens. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will proceed to take you through the horse riding process step by step. Fear not if you've never ridden before—all of the guides are passionate and qualified, and Icelandic horses have a reputation for their reliability and docile nature. Horses are chosen out specifically for each rider, and you will be provided with all of the necessary riding gear for your trip. Icelandic horses hold a special place in the heart of the nation, having stood by the population through centuries of dark winters and social upheaval. Today, the isolation has kept the breed unique amongst horses, so much so that any horse that leaves the island can never return. Icelandic horses are known for their small, pony-like size, durability to the cold and their five unique tolts. When you are finally ready to begin your adventure, you'll clamber atop your noble steed and take off into some of the most beautiful countrysides in Iceland. With distant mountainscapes, trickling glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls and steep cliff sides, this will be a horse ride that you'll never forget. The pace of this tour is a gentle gallop, meaning you will have plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and appreciate your gorgeous surroundings. As an added extra, most guests on this tour like to try their hand at the traditional cableway over the glacial river, Jökulsá, winching themselves across the water in what promises to be one of the most exhilarating segments of the trip.At the end of your trip, you will return to the farm from where you are welcome to try some authentic Icelandic food at our homestyle restaurant or set out to explore some of the regions' many picturesque hiking trails. The choice is yours.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of horse riding through Iceland's gorgeous and eclectic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland.The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee.To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest.For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík.The opportunities are endless and you have the additional luxury of receiving discounted prices if you choose these extras as you book your self-drive. Escape having to pay more on the day and choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure!Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes.So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
11 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Native Icelandic Adventure | Sheep Round-Up in East Iceland

September is the month when the farmers start to gather the sheep from the mountains where they roam free in summer. The sheep is brought home in an event called the Roundup, to Réttir, a structure created especially for this happening, where every farm can find their sheep by earmark or number.  This is one of the oldest traditions in Iceland, - and you'll get to join!On this three-day tour, you will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in Borgarfjörður `Eystri,  a small fishing village surrounded by picturesque mountains. The local living program will give you the opportunity to taste the local food from the farmers and the fisherman and also get to know a little about life in the village, both today and in the near past. The area of Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for their spectacular mountain landscape and coastal area where most of the sheep will be found. You'll travel to the wilderness with the locals, while looking for the sheep, away from roads and hiking paths. And, as the roundups take place in September, the Northern lights might make an appearance in the night sky.This incredible off-the-grid, immersive cultural experience will give you a unique insight into Icelandic country living, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the natives in this yearly event. Come and experience the foundations of Icelandic culture in the romantic and exciting countryside of Borgarfjörður Eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Waterfall Trail | Hiking Day Tour in East Iceland

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 kilometresBefore 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.
Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mt. Snaefell Hiking | Day Tour

Reach new heights with this exhilarating day tour hiking up the domineering Mt. Snæfell, towering over the rugged and picturesque landscapes of East Iceland.The beautiful Mt. Snæfell (“Snow Mountain”), peaking at an incredible 1446m, is the highest freestanding mountain in Iceland, not counting glaciers. It is an ancient volcano, created late during the last Ice-Age, and is instantly recognisable for its long, sweeping gradients. It is considered to be the youngest volcano in the eastern part of the country and, due to its towering height, the upper peaks are forever covered in snow, even during the summer.Your tour will begin at the remote Snæfellsskáli mountain hut, where your knowledgeable and friendly guide will teach you the principles of safe hiking, run over the proposed route and teach you a little about the geology and formation of the mountain. They will also provide you with crampons and hiking poles if required. All you will need to bring is a good pair of hiking boots, some warm clothes and swimming gear. When everyone is ready, it’s time to venture further up into the highlands!On this tour, you will climb the “normal” route, on the west side of the mountain, which is the most common way visitors trek to the summit. On a clear day, the views from Mt. Snæfell are awe-inspiring and overwhelming, with clear panoramic vistas across what appears like half of Iceland. Soaking in that fresh mountain air, absorbing the natural wonders around you, you’ll be thankful for the chance to snap some brilliant landscape photography.After the hike, you will travel to Laugarfell Highland Hostel where you will relax yourself in the natural hot pools. These pools are regarded by locals for their ‘restorative powers’, and you’ll soon see why; relaxing and soaking your tired muscles at the end of your adventure.Grab your chance today to reserve your family’s place on this rewarding mountain hike up Mt. Snæfell and you too can experience the natural majesty of East Iceland’s glorious landscapes. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

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 elves. Their queen resides in her fortress Álfaborg, just beside the village of Bakkagerði. The imposing Borgarfjörður Eystri mountains display the entire colour spectrum of volcanic rhyolite deposits. At their feet lies the ocean, with crashing waves and hordes of seabirds calling – a truly stunning location to visit.You will get to know local people in their homes and learn about their traditions and way of life while enjoying their hospitality, the fresh local food and their knowledge of the area. Come and listen to stories, explore nature, share the Icelandic passion for life and the land – and feel that you have become a part of it all.Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Nature Awakes | 3-Day Spring Experience in East Iceland

Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done throughout the ages during the most rewarding time of the year: The lambing season.The midnight sun will give you bright nights of solitude and stillness, but then nature wakes up, sun coming up in the middle of the fjord and little lambs coming to the world - and you get to be there to greet them. How much you like to be involved is your choice but we do recommend at least a cuddle! At Brekkubær farm, farmer Ásgeir Arngrímsson and his family will guide you through the spring chores, and you are welcome to help with the more adorable tasks, such as bottle feeding lambs and assisting them in latching. We love the outdoors in spring, with tiny lambs taking their first steps and the birdlife in full swing, making their nest and lying on their eggs. You can take a walk by the cost or up in the mountains or visit the puffins in Hafnarhólmi area. The evening sun could bring you a perfect light for your photos of this spectacular bird. Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for great hiking trails and if the conditions are favourable, you could head out for a short hike in the mountains. You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel during this tour. If you like to stay longer, just let us know, and we'll do all we can to accommodate your request. The hotel has a small restaurant on premises that serves food sourced locally, but all meals are included in this tour. Come and see spring awaken in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Hiking with Elves | Borgarfjordur Eystri 5-Day Trekking Tour

Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location. Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data.You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land. Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours.  The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited. Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant.Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
5 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Authentic Iceland | 2 Day Highlands Country Summer Experience

Come and dive into the Icelandic summer! On this tour, you will experience a compelling mix of activity, history and great food in an authentic environment. You will encounter fascinating nature, sleep in an authentic, renovated farmhouse, ride the friendly Icelandic horse, and feel the excitement while being hand-pulled across a glacial river in a cableway cart. You will also visit the nearby highlands with their beautiful mountains, deep canyons, lakes, and hot springs. Our kitchen will give you the experience of eating a home cooked meal made from locally sourced ingredients and traditional Icelandic food. While you wait for the meal, you can speak with your hosts as they prepare the food in an open kitchen.Our wilderness museum is a visually stunning, interactive experience. The experience extends both indoors and outdoors. It is designed by historians, filmmakers, and artists to make you feel like you are a part of the life and travels in and next to the extensive and intriguing Icelandic Wilderness.Active experiences are an integral part of this tour. Riding the Icelandic horse is a nature experience no one should miss out on. And to cross a glacier river in a cableway cart is a unique activity rooted in local history and tradition.   We will stop and visit our neighbour who has the last farm in Iceland to keep all their sheep in traditional hoses of turf and stone to this day.  After, we visit the Vatnajökull National park exhibition where you will learn about the environment and the nature of this highland national park. We also take a hike up towards the waterfalls Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss. It is a fairly easy walk and very rewarding. Besides the stunning waterfalls, we will also have a fabulous view over the surrounding valley. Make the most of your time in Iceland and book an authentic experience at the edge of Northern Europ's most extensive wilderness. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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4-Day Northern Lights Hunting Tour in East Iceland

Step off the beaten track and stay at a hotel in the far-flung countryside, only 5 minutes drive away from the small village of Breiðdalsvík. Each day you can hike through untouched nature and marvel at incredible geological formations or take an optional reindeer trekking tour with an expert local guide. In the evenings, you can relax in the Finnish-style sauna at Hotel Staðarborg or cuddle up with a good book by the hotel’s cosy fireplace. On your first night, you will be taken out by a local guide, scouting for the Northern Lights. Your guide will take you out with a Super Jeep to find the most picturesque sites with the best chances for Northern Lights sightings and tell you all about those magical lights as well as some local myths and legends.  In this remote corner of the world, far away from all light pollution, the Aurora shine more brightly in the night sky. Note that if weather conditions do not permit Northern Lights viewing, then this activity will be moved to another night. This tour package is ideal for those who are driving the ring road and want some extra time in the beautiful East fjords of Iceland, or if you are coming East by flight, a rental car can be arranged for an additional charge. Over the next days, you will be able to explore the nearby area at your own pace, sightseeing, hiking and getting to know the local life. For those days, you will receive a map of the area with interesting sights, as well as an itinerary with suggestions on what to do in each town along the fjords. Take this chance for a perfect, relaxing getaway where the beautiful Icelandic nature is at the forefront of your experience. Book your Northern Lights experience in Iceland today. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
4 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Eastfjords Tours

Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
You will discover the region’s fantastical mountain peaks, sweeping fjord, herds of wild reindeer, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines.

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Eastfjords Tours

Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
You will discover the region’s fantastical mountain peaks, sweeping fjord, herds of wild reindeer, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines.
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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

Join this tour for 10 days of adventure and travel the whole circle of Iceland, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, while joining in the most popular outdoor activities. Those looking to experience Icelandic nature, culture, history and adventure should not let this opportunity pass them by.Prior to your arrival, all accommodations, transportation and activities will be sorted out for you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. You will have a small-group minibus adventure around the country as well as free time in the Nordic capital Reykjavík, with a myriad of optional activities to spice up your itinerary.You'll use the Ring Road to take a full circuit around Iceland, from the world-famous Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle to the crown jewels of Iceland's natural wonders - Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Dettifoss waterfall, and the black sand beach Reynisfjara. You'll drive through vast lava fields on your way to the remote Eastfjords and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and pass verdant farmlands as you travel the South Coast and the North.You will also have the opportunity to see some of Iceland's most exciting wildlife, including whales, dolphins and seals, and take part in a glacier hike. It should go without saying that the landscapes, be they glaciers, rugged coastlines or mountain peaks, will leave you in awe for years to come.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the best that Iceland has to offer with this thrilling 10-day tour around the country. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Take To The Wild! | Horse Riding Tour in East Iceland

Join this exciting horse riding into the wild lands of East Iceland and experience nature at its best. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience the Icelandic countrysides by one of the most authentic means possible, on the saddle, as well as all those looking to meet this country's most famous four-legged resident. Your tour will begin in east Iceland, at a peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of the Highlands. This is the center point for tours in the region, as well as an active farm, home to sheep, dogs, and chickens. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will proceed to take you through the horse riding process step by step. Fear not if you've never ridden before—all of the guides are passionate and qualified, and Icelandic horses have a reputation for their reliability and docile nature. Horses are chosen out specifically for each rider, and you will be provided with all of the necessary riding gear for your trip. Icelandic horses hold a special place in the heart of the nation, having stood by the population through centuries of dark winters and social upheaval. Today, the isolation has kept the breed unique amongst horses, so much so that any horse that leaves the island can never return. Icelandic horses are known for their small, pony-like size, durability to the cold and their five unique tolts. When you are finally ready to begin your adventure, you'll clamber atop your noble steed and take off into some of the most beautiful countrysides in Iceland. With distant mountainscapes, trickling glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls and steep cliff sides, this will be a horse ride that you'll never forget. The pace of this tour is a gentle gallop, meaning you will have plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and appreciate your gorgeous surroundings. As an added extra, most guests on this tour like to try their hand at the traditional cableway over the glacial river, Jökulsá, winching themselves across the water in what promises to be one of the most exhilarating segments of the trip.At the end of your trip, you will return to the farm from where you are welcome to try some authentic Icelandic food at our homestyle restaurant or set out to explore some of the regions' many picturesque hiking trails. The choice is yours.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of horse riding through Iceland's gorgeous and eclectic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland.The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee.To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest.For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík.The opportunities are endless and you have the additional luxury of receiving discounted prices if you choose these extras as you book your self-drive. Escape having to pay more on the day and choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure!Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes.So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
11 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Native Icelandic Adventure | Sheep Round-Up in East Iceland

September is the month when the farmers start to gather the sheep from the mountains where they roam free in summer. The sheep is brought home in an event called the Roundup, to Réttir, a structure created especially for this happening, where every farm can find their sheep by earmark or number.  This is one of the oldest traditions in Iceland, - and you'll get to join!On this three-day tour, you will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in Borgarfjörður `Eystri,  a small fishing village surrounded by picturesque mountains. The local living program will give you the opportunity to taste the local food from the farmers and the fisherman and also get to know a little about life in the village, both today and in the near past. The area of Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for their spectacular mountain landscape and coastal area where most of the sheep will be found. You'll travel to the wilderness with the locals, while looking for the sheep, away from roads and hiking paths. And, as the roundups take place in September, the Northern lights might make an appearance in the night sky.This incredible off-the-grid, immersive cultural experience will give you a unique insight into Icelandic country living, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the natives in this yearly event. Come and experience the foundations of Icelandic culture in the romantic and exciting countryside of Borgarfjörður Eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Waterfall Trail | Hiking Day Tour in East Iceland

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 kilometresBefore 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.
Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mt. Snaefell Hiking | Day Tour

Reach new heights with this exhilarating day tour hiking up the domineering Mt. Snæfell, towering over the rugged and picturesque landscapes of East Iceland.The beautiful Mt. Snæfell (“Snow Mountain”), peaking at an incredible 1446m, is the highest freestanding mountain in Iceland, not counting glaciers. It is an ancient volcano, created late during the last Ice-Age, and is instantly recognisable for its long, sweeping gradients. It is considered to be the youngest volcano in the eastern part of the country and, due to its towering height, the upper peaks are forever covered in snow, even during the summer.Your tour will begin at the remote Snæfellsskáli mountain hut, where your knowledgeable and friendly guide will teach you the principles of safe hiking, run over the proposed route and teach you a little about the geology and formation of the mountain. They will also provide you with crampons and hiking poles if required. All you will need to bring is a good pair of hiking boots, some warm clothes and swimming gear. When everyone is ready, it’s time to venture further up into the highlands!On this tour, you will climb the “normal” route, on the west side of the mountain, which is the most common way visitors trek to the summit. On a clear day, the views from Mt. Snæfell are awe-inspiring and overwhelming, with clear panoramic vistas across what appears like half of Iceland. Soaking in that fresh mountain air, absorbing the natural wonders around you, you’ll be thankful for the chance to snap some brilliant landscape photography.After the hike, you will travel to Laugarfell Highland Hostel where you will relax yourself in the natural hot pools. These pools are regarded by locals for their ‘restorative powers’, and you’ll soon see why; relaxing and soaking your tired muscles at the end of your adventure.Grab your chance today to reserve your family’s place on this rewarding mountain hike up Mt. Snæfell and you too can experience the natural majesty of East Iceland’s glorious landscapes. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

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 elves. Their queen resides in her fortress Álfaborg, just beside the village of Bakkagerði. The imposing Borgarfjörður Eystri mountains display the entire colour spectrum of volcanic rhyolite deposits. At their feet lies the ocean, with crashing waves and hordes of seabirds calling – a truly stunning location to visit.You will get to know local people in their homes and learn about their traditions and way of life while enjoying their hospitality, the fresh local food and their knowledge of the area. Come and listen to stories, explore nature, share the Icelandic passion for life and the land – and feel that you have become a part of it all.Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Nature Awakes | 3-Day Spring Experience in East Iceland

Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done throughout the ages during the most rewarding time of the year: The lambing season.The midnight sun will give you bright nights of solitude and stillness, but then nature wakes up, sun coming up in the middle of the fjord and little lambs coming to the world - and you get to be there to greet them. How much you like to be involved is your choice but we do recommend at least a cuddle! At Brekkubær farm, farmer Ásgeir Arngrímsson and his family will guide you through the spring chores, and you are welcome to help with the more adorable tasks, such as bottle feeding lambs and assisting them in latching. We love the outdoors in spring, with tiny lambs taking their first steps and the birdlife in full swing, making their nest and lying on their eggs. You can take a walk by the cost or up in the mountains or visit the puffins in Hafnarhólmi area. The evening sun could bring you a perfect light for your photos of this spectacular bird. Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for great hiking trails and if the conditions are favourable, you could head out for a short hike in the mountains. You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel during this tour. If you like to stay longer, just let us know, and we'll do all we can to accommodate your request. The hotel has a small restaurant on premises that serves food sourced locally, but all meals are included in this tour. Come and see spring awaken in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Hiking with Elves | Borgarfjordur Eystri 5-Day Trekking Tour

Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location. Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data.You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land. Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours.  The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited. Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant.Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
5 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Authentic Iceland | 2 Day Highlands Country Summer Experience

Come and dive into the Icelandic summer! On this tour, you will experience a compelling mix of activity, history and great food in an authentic environment. You will encounter fascinating nature, sleep in an authentic, renovated farmhouse, ride the friendly Icelandic horse, and feel the excitement while being hand-pulled across a glacial river in a cableway cart. You will also visit the nearby highlands with their beautiful mountains, deep canyons, lakes, and hot springs. Our kitchen will give you the experience of eating a home cooked meal made from locally sourced ingredients and traditional Icelandic food. While you wait for the meal, you can speak with your hosts as they prepare the food in an open kitchen.Our wilderness museum is a visually stunning, interactive experience. The experience extends both indoors and outdoors. It is designed by historians, filmmakers, and artists to make you feel like you are a part of the life and travels in and next to the extensive and intriguing Icelandic Wilderness.Active experiences are an integral part of this tour. Riding the Icelandic horse is a nature experience no one should miss out on. And to cross a glacier river in a cableway cart is a unique activity rooted in local history and tradition.   We will stop and visit our neighbour who has the last farm in Iceland to keep all their sheep in traditional hoses of turf and stone to this day.  After, we visit the Vatnajökull National park exhibition where you will learn about the environment and the nature of this highland national park. We also take a hike up towards the waterfalls Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss. It is a fairly easy walk and very rewarding. Besides the stunning waterfalls, we will also have a fabulous view over the surrounding valley. Make the most of your time in Iceland and book an authentic experience at the edge of Northern Europ's most extensive wilderness. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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4-Day Northern Lights Hunting Tour in East Iceland

Step off the beaten track and stay at a hotel in the far-flung countryside, only 5 minutes drive away from the small village of Breiðdalsvík. Each day you can hike through untouched nature and marvel at incredible geological formations or take an optional reindeer trekking tour with an expert local guide. In the evenings, you can relax in the Finnish-style sauna at Hotel Staðarborg or cuddle up with a good book by the hotel’s cosy fireplace. On your first night, you will be taken out by a local guide, scouting for the Northern Lights. Your guide will take you out with a Super Jeep to find the most picturesque sites with the best chances for Northern Lights sightings and tell you all about those magical lights as well as some local myths and legends.  In this remote corner of the world, far away from all light pollution, the Aurora shine more brightly in the night sky. Note that if weather conditions do not permit Northern Lights viewing, then this activity will be moved to another night. This tour package is ideal for those who are driving the ring road and want some extra time in the beautiful East fjords of Iceland, or if you are coming East by flight, a rental car can be arranged for an additional charge. Over the next days, you will be able to explore the nearby area at your own pace, sightseeing, hiking and getting to know the local life. For those days, you will receive a map of the area with interesting sights, as well as an itinerary with suggestions on what to do in each town along the fjords. Take this chance for a perfect, relaxing getaway where the beautiful Icelandic nature is at the forefront of your experience. Book your Northern Lights experience in Iceland today. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
4 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
You will discover the region’s fantastical mountain peaks, sweeping fjord, herds of wild reindeer, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines.

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Experience the majestic Eastfjords of Iceland with this diverse selection of tours, self-drive itineraries and multi-day vacation packages.
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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

Join this tour for 10 days of adventure and travel the whole circle of Iceland, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, while joining in the most popular outdoor activities. Those looking to experience Icelandic nature, culture, history and adventure should not let this opportunity pass them by.Prior to your arrival, all accommodations, transportation and activities will be sorted out for you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. You will have a small-group minibus adventure around the country as well as free time in the Nordic capital Reykjavík, with a myriad of optional activities to spice up your itinerary.You'll use the Ring Road to take a full circuit around Iceland, from the world-famous Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle to the crown jewels of Iceland's natural wonders - Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Dettifoss waterfall, and the black sand beach Reynisfjara. You'll drive through vast lava fields on your way to the remote Eastfjords and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and pass verdant farmlands as you travel the South Coast and the North.You will also have the opportunity to see some of Iceland's most exciting wildlife, including whales, dolphins and seals, and take part in a glacier hike. It should go without saying that the landscapes, be they glaciers, rugged coastlines or mountain peaks, will leave you in awe for years to come.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the best that Iceland has to offer with this thrilling 10-day tour around the country. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Take To The Wild! | Horse Riding Tour in East Iceland

Join this exciting horse riding into the wild lands of East Iceland and experience nature at its best. This is the perfect tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience the Icelandic countrysides by one of the most authentic means possible, on the saddle, as well as all those looking to meet this country's most famous four-legged resident. Your tour will begin in east Iceland, at a peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of the Highlands. This is the center point for tours in the region, as well as an active farm, home to sheep, dogs, and chickens. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will proceed to take you through the horse riding process step by step. Fear not if you've never ridden before—all of the guides are passionate and qualified, and Icelandic horses have a reputation for their reliability and docile nature. Horses are chosen out specifically for each rider, and you will be provided with all of the necessary riding gear for your trip. Icelandic horses hold a special place in the heart of the nation, having stood by the population through centuries of dark winters and social upheaval. Today, the isolation has kept the breed unique amongst horses, so much so that any horse that leaves the island can never return. Icelandic horses are known for their small, pony-like size, durability to the cold and their five unique tolts. When you are finally ready to begin your adventure, you'll clamber atop your noble steed and take off into some of the most beautiful countrysides in Iceland. With distant mountainscapes, trickling glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls and steep cliff sides, this will be a horse ride that you'll never forget. The pace of this tour is a gentle gallop, meaning you will have plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and appreciate your gorgeous surroundings. As an added extra, most guests on this tour like to try their hand at the traditional cableway over the glacial river, Jökulsá, winching themselves across the water in what promises to be one of the most exhilarating segments of the trip.At the end of your trip, you will return to the farm from where you are welcome to try some authentic Icelandic food at our homestyle restaurant or set out to explore some of the regions' many picturesque hiking trails. The choice is yours.So don't delay any longer! Hurry now, and you too can experience the joys of horse riding through Iceland's gorgeous and eclectic countryside. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5
2 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland.The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee.To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest.For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík.The opportunities are endless and you have the additional luxury of receiving discounted prices if you choose these extras as you book your self-drive. Escape having to pay more on the day and choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure!Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes.So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
11 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Native Icelandic Adventure | Sheep Round-Up in East Iceland

September is the month when the farmers start to gather the sheep from the mountains where they roam free in summer. The sheep is brought home in an event called the Roundup, to Réttir, a structure created especially for this happening, where every farm can find their sheep by earmark or number.  This is one of the oldest traditions in Iceland, - and you'll get to join!On this three-day tour, you will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in Borgarfjörður `Eystri,  a small fishing village surrounded by picturesque mountains. The local living program will give you the opportunity to taste the local food from the farmers and the fisherman and also get to know a little about life in the village, both today and in the near past. The area of Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for their spectacular mountain landscape and coastal area where most of the sheep will be found. You'll travel to the wilderness with the locals, while looking for the sheep, away from roads and hiking paths. And, as the roundups take place in September, the Northern lights might make an appearance in the night sky.This incredible off-the-grid, immersive cultural experience will give you a unique insight into Icelandic country living, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the natives in this yearly event. Come and experience the foundations of Icelandic culture in the romantic and exciting countryside of Borgarfjörður Eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Waterfall Trail | Hiking Day Tour in East Iceland

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 kilometresBefore 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.
Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Mt. Snaefell Hiking | Day Tour

Reach new heights with this exhilarating day tour hiking up the domineering Mt. Snæfell, towering over the rugged and picturesque landscapes of East Iceland.The beautiful Mt. Snæfell (“Snow Mountain”), peaking at an incredible 1446m, is the highest freestanding mountain in Iceland, not counting glaciers. It is an ancient volcano, created late during the last Ice-Age, and is instantly recognisable for its long, sweeping gradients. It is considered to be the youngest volcano in the eastern part of the country and, due to its towering height, the upper peaks are forever covered in snow, even during the summer.Your tour will begin at the remote Snæfellsskáli mountain hut, where your knowledgeable and friendly guide will teach you the principles of safe hiking, run over the proposed route and teach you a little about the geology and formation of the mountain. They will also provide you with crampons and hiking poles if required. All you will need to bring is a good pair of hiking boots, some warm clothes and swimming gear. When everyone is ready, it’s time to venture further up into the highlands!On this tour, you will climb the “normal” route, on the west side of the mountain, which is the most common way visitors trek to the summit. On a clear day, the views from Mt. Snæfell are awe-inspiring and overwhelming, with clear panoramic vistas across what appears like half of Iceland. Soaking in that fresh mountain air, absorbing the natural wonders around you, you’ll be thankful for the chance to snap some brilliant landscape photography.After the hike, you will travel to Laugarfell Highland Hostel where you will relax yourself in the natural hot pools. These pools are regarded by locals for their ‘restorative powers’, and you’ll soon see why; relaxing and soaking your tired muscles at the end of your adventure.Grab your chance today to reserve your family’s place on this rewarding mountain hike up Mt. Snæfell and you too can experience the natural majesty of East Iceland’s glorious landscapes. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Magical Fjords & Mountains | 3-Day Hiking in East Iceland

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 elves. Their queen resides in her fortress Álfaborg, just beside the village of Bakkagerði. The imposing Borgarfjörður Eystri mountains display the entire colour spectrum of volcanic rhyolite deposits. At their feet lies the ocean, with crashing waves and hordes of seabirds calling – a truly stunning location to visit.You will get to know local people in their homes and learn about their traditions and way of life while enjoying their hospitality, the fresh local food and their knowledge of the area. Come and listen to stories, explore nature, share the Icelandic passion for life and the land – and feel that you have become a part of it all.Grab your backpack and come along to experience nature at its purest. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Nature Awakes | 3-Day Spring Experience in East Iceland

Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done throughout the ages during the most rewarding time of the year: The lambing season.The midnight sun will give you bright nights of solitude and stillness, but then nature wakes up, sun coming up in the middle of the fjord and little lambs coming to the world - and you get to be there to greet them. How much you like to be involved is your choice but we do recommend at least a cuddle! At Brekkubær farm, farmer Ásgeir Arngrímsson and his family will guide you through the spring chores, and you are welcome to help with the more adorable tasks, such as bottle feeding lambs and assisting them in latching. We love the outdoors in spring, with tiny lambs taking their first steps and the birdlife in full swing, making their nest and lying on their eggs. You can take a walk by the cost or up in the mountains or visit the puffins in Hafnarhólmi area. The evening sun could bring you a perfect light for your photos of this spectacular bird. Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for great hiking trails and if the conditions are favourable, you could head out for a short hike in the mountains. You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel during this tour. If you like to stay longer, just let us know, and we'll do all we can to accommodate your request. The hotel has a small restaurant on premises that serves food sourced locally, but all meals are included in this tour. Come and see spring awaken in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Jun.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Hiking with Elves | Borgarfjordur Eystri 5-Day Trekking Tour

Explore the remote east and join us on this 5-day hiking and trekking tour in Borgafjörður eystri fjord, east Iceland. This area is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes and serene atmosphere, due to its remote location. Colourful, imposing mountains slope down to the magnificent coastline, giving the vicinity of Borgarfjörður a natural beauty that makes many people consider it as one of the country´s prettiest areas. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on these routes, and side-tracks will take you to now-abandoned inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phones and Google data.You'll join local guides and be part of local living in a small fishing village. If you love coastal walks and mountain atmosphere, then this is your dream tour. The trails in this hiking paradise include incredible day hikes such as Stórurð, Brúnavík and Breiðuvík. Borgarfjörður eystri is also a spiritual place to visit, and the area known for folklore and stories of the Hidden People, and the strength of Vættir, the spirits of the land. Each day you will be offered a hike, varying in length, but usually between five to seven hours.  The tempo will be relaxed, as the plan is not to be home early, but to enjoy the journey, and stop in different places to learn about the history and nature of the surroundings. Each day offers a new path, ranging from mountain roads to coastal walks, and each trail is tailored with heavy input from local farmers, making sure no hidden gem goes unvisited. Throughout your tour, you will be staying in Álfheimar Country Hotel, where you can relax in the evenings, and enjoy a true country atmosphere, and enjoy local culinary treats in the tiny on-site restaurant.Don't let this fantastic opportunity to get in touch with nature pass you by. Come and hike in the solitude of Borgarfjörður eystri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
5 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Authentic Iceland | 2 Day Highlands Country Summer Experience

Come and dive into the Icelandic summer! On this tour, you will experience a compelling mix of activity, history and great food in an authentic environment. You will encounter fascinating nature, sleep in an authentic, renovated farmhouse, ride the friendly Icelandic horse, and feel the excitement while being hand-pulled across a glacial river in a cableway cart. You will also visit the nearby highlands with their beautiful mountains, deep canyons, lakes, and hot springs. Our kitchen will give you the experience of eating a home cooked meal made from locally sourced ingredients and traditional Icelandic food. While you wait for the meal, you can speak with your hosts as they prepare the food in an open kitchen.Our wilderness museum is a visually stunning, interactive experience. The experience extends both indoors and outdoors. It is designed by historians, filmmakers, and artists to make you feel like you are a part of the life and travels in and next to the extensive and intriguing Icelandic Wilderness.Active experiences are an integral part of this tour. Riding the Icelandic horse is a nature experience no one should miss out on. And to cross a glacier river in a cableway cart is a unique activity rooted in local history and tradition.   We will stop and visit our neighbour who has the last farm in Iceland to keep all their sheep in traditional hoses of turf and stone to this day.  After, we visit the Vatnajökull National park exhibition where you will learn about the environment and the nature of this highland national park. We also take a hike up towards the waterfalls Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss. It is a fairly easy walk and very rewarding. Besides the stunning waterfalls, we will also have a fabulous view over the surrounding valley. Make the most of your time in Iceland and book an authentic experience at the edge of Northern Europ's most extensive wilderness. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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4-Day Northern Lights Hunting Tour in East Iceland

Step off the beaten track and stay at a hotel in the far-flung countryside, only 5 minutes drive away from the small village of Breiðdalsvík. Each day you can hike through untouched nature and marvel at incredible geological formations or take an optional reindeer trekking tour with an expert local guide. In the evenings, you can relax in the Finnish-style sauna at Hotel Staðarborg or cuddle up with a good book by the hotel’s cosy fireplace. On your first night, you will be taken out by a local guide, scouting for the Northern Lights. Your guide will take you out with a Super Jeep to find the most picturesque sites with the best chances for Northern Lights sightings and tell you all about those magical lights as well as some local myths and legends.  In this remote corner of the world, far away from all light pollution, the Aurora shine more brightly in the night sky. Note that if weather conditions do not permit Northern Lights viewing, then this activity will be moved to another night. This tour package is ideal for those who are driving the ring road and want some extra time in the beautiful East fjords of Iceland, or if you are coming East by flight, a rental car can be arranged for an additional charge. Over the next days, you will be able to explore the nearby area at your own pace, sightseeing, hiking and getting to know the local life. For those days, you will receive a map of the area with interesting sights, as well as an itinerary with suggestions on what to do in each town along the fjords. Take this chance for a perfect, relaxing getaway where the beautiful Icelandic nature is at the forefront of your experience. Book your Northern Lights experience in Iceland today. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
4 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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