Guaranteed departure dates 2012:
Saturdays from June 2nd - September 15th
Price: 1.126 € per person
Included in package:
- Return flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir
- Accommodation in a double room with shower and WC facilities, made-up beds
- Full board
- Museum admissions, local guide and all transport included.
Groups minimum 2 to maximum 14 participants. Age limit: 12 years. Bring with you: ask for an equipment list. See detailed itinerary below.
Day 1: Flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir and drive to Borgarfjörður.
Day 2 to day 6: Hiking in the Borgarfjörður Eystri area.
Day 7: Sightseeing and hiking in Möðrudalur and Lake Mývatn.
Day 8: Early drive to Akureyri and flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik.
Local culture and knowledge:Along the way we will enjoy the hospitality of local people through their services, their knowledge of the area and its culture and the fresh food at local restaurants. Bird watching is a frequent pastime on our routes, and sidetracks will take us to deserted inlets that tell us the story of a past far removed from mobile phone contacts.
Difficulty of the hikes:The walks are rather medium, so anyone who is able to go for a 3-4 hours' brisk walk can join the tour. On the other hand we recommend that you exercise for at least one or two weeks before departure, for example by taking brisk walks of 1-2 hours, 3-4 times per week. Please read the following itinerary of the daily programme.
Accommodation details - click here for more info on Guesthouse Álfheimar
We will spend our five days hiking exploring Iceland's awe-inspiring east fjords and the hidden gems of Víknaslóðir, or the “Deserted Inlets” in and near the village Borgarfjörður Eystri. There the imposing and colourful mountains meet the ocean creating deep fjords littered with secluded alcoves along magnificent coastlines. Among Icelanders the vicinity of Borgarfjörður is known for its great natural beauty and incredible hiking routes but it is still untouched by mass-tourism. This isolated region is also considered to be a central province of the elves. In the Álfaborg fortress (Elf-hill) their queen has long resided, governing and watching over her realm.
Your visit to Borgarfjörður is not soon forgotten; the amazing views, the deep fjords, the mystic elf sites and the picturesque fishing village and its surrounding farms will stay with you for years to come. Don’t forget your camera!