Hiking and serenity in Langanes | North Iceland



Hiking and serenity in Langanes | North Iceland

A trip through a peaceful settlement that once was and a deserted village with a great history, passing lively bird cliffs all the way to the outer tip of Langanes peninsula. 5 days of hiking in one of Iceland's most remote places. Silence and abundance of nature surrounding you. Experience singing in lighthouses and stories in the evenings.

For five nights you stay in comfortable apartments. At the end of a day of hiking a hot and cold tub are waiting for you. All meals are included (breakfast, lunch package and dinner), as well as all driving, guided tours, entrance fee and hiking map of the area. Delicious products farm to table; quality meat and egg from the farm, trout from the lagoon, rhubarb and spices from the garden.

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Highlights

  • Hiking in one of Iceland's most remote places
  • Soak in a hot and cold tub after the hike
  • Delicious products from farm to table
  • Experience singing in lighthouses and stories in the evenings

Included

  • 5 breakfasts
  • 4 lunch packages
  • 5 two-course dinners
  • Museum entrance & coffee
  • Fully guided
  • All driving
  • Evening storytelling
  • Hiking map of the area

Bring with you

  • Hiking boots
  • Layers of clothing for all weather conditions
  • Rainwear

Trip difficulty

It is fairly easy hiking with no elevations but take note that quite some sections are walked through uneven land and thick peat and participants need to be in good condition and well trained.

Itinerary

Day 1 │ Arrival, dinner and introduction

Arrival at the Ytra Lón Lodge and settle into your studio. Participants can get to know each other over a delicious dinner. At 8.00 pm we come together at the bar and listen to an introduction of the program for the next few days.

Day 2 │ From Sauðanes to Grenjanes lighthouse (9km)

Hike from Sauðanes Farm to the lighthouse at Grenjanes. Along the way are various cultural monuments. At the end of the trip we arrive at Sauðaneshús museum for coffee, hot chocolate and and waffles tipped with cream. Then head home to Ytra Lón where Jacuzzi and cold pot are waiting. When rejuvenated dinner is served. (9 km.)

Day 3 │ Deserted farm circle (15 km)

Beautiful hike around the so-called deserted farm circle where we learn about the history of the villages and settlements, the vegetation, the birds and the mountains. (15 km)

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Day 4 │ Beach hike, driftwood and marshlands (16 km)

Hike along the beach from Lambanes to the deserted farm Heiðarhöfn, around Heiðarnes and back along Messumelur. Driftwood and beautiful beaches, full of life. (16 km)

Day 5 │ Hrolllaugsstaðir - Skálar hike, 12 km, eleavation (130 m)

We drive up to Heiðarfjall mountain and discover the traces of a NATO forces' radar station. Then we move down to Hrolllaugsstaðir and from here you walk along side the coast to Kumblavík and Skálabjarg all the way to the deserted village of Skálar. At Skálar we're picked up and drive out to Fontur, the end of the world. Here we have visit the lighthouse and see oceans meet. On the way back to Ytra Lón we make a stop at Skoruvíkurbjarg, which is buzzing with birds, here we'll see a large Northern Gannet colony in Stóri-Karl. This last evening together we have a party. (12 km)

Day 6 │ Time to move on

After one more delicious breakfast we head home. Or maybe we've decided to stay a little bit longer in Ytra Lón. Or we keep on traveling through Iceland.

 

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