Authentic Iceland | Wilderness Center - East

Authentic Iceland | Wilderness Center - East

Opt for an authentic experience of Iceland with a journey through the country’s wildest landscapes, and its captivating history and legends. Meet the locals and learn more about their long-standing companion, the Icelandic horse, the pure breed of the Vikings. Get a taste of the most typical food, prepared using the finest local ingredients. Before your sleep in a museum, settle in for a night of stargazing around a campfire, where shooting stars and northern lights might invite themselves! Available in Winter.

Operated by: The Wilderness Center

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  • Meet the locals
  • Stunning Nature
  • Introduction to the Icelandic horse
  • On-site stargazing and possible northern lights
  • Local food experience
  • History and tradition


  • Guidance
  • Drive to and from airport / ferry terminal
  • All transportation on the tour
  • Lunch, refreshments and dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on day 2
  • Accommodation in a unique environment
  • Admission to all events and exhibitions during the tour


  • Accommodation can be upgraded

Please bring with you

  • Warm parka
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Camera (tripods can come in handy to photograph northern lights)

A minimum number of participants is 2 persons.

The Wilderness Center is a member of Hey Iceland


Day1 | Wild Nature, Local Cuisine and Northern Lights

You are picked up in Egilsstaðir or Seyðisfjörður and embark on a scenic drive over the mountains and along the Lagarfljót Lake, where you might spot the local river monster. After a traditional Icelandic meal, you reach a picturesque abandoned farm full of stories. You can then opt for an adrenaline pumping crossing over the glacial river in a cable-box, or a gentle encounter with the one and only Icelandic horse. Following the dinner, head towards the stargazing station, consisting of sheepskins, wool blankets, a campfire, making it the ideal spot for northern lights.

Day 2 | Icelandic Highlands and Breathtaking Waterfalls

You wake up in the Icelandic highlands, for another invogorating day in the East. Today you visit a traditional turf farmhouse, before making your way out of the valley, on the look for reindeers. At the Vatnajökull National Park, an exhibition tells you about nature preservation and challenges. You then get to approach one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls, Hengifoss, spectacular by its size and volcanic history, as well as its little sister, Litlanesfoss Waterfall, before driving home.


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