The Highland Circle - Summer_184838

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The Highland Circle - Summer

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9 hours
Starting point
Travel East Iceland
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Treat yourself to ancient Iceland culture by visiting this farm located in a remote area and one that dates back to 1843. The farm was initially covered with turf just like in the old days before its refurbishment. While on the trip, you will get to see the deepest canyon (200m) in Iceland, Hafrahvammagljúfur and probably take this chance to bath in a naturally warm waterfall at Laugarvalladalur Valley. Other sites include; the Kárahnjúkar dam and Hallormsstaðarskógur forest.

What to expect?

Riding through fertile Jökuldalur Glacier Valley, we encounter picture-perfect waterfalls en route to Sænautasel, a restored turf-roof farm that dates back to 1843. Here we stop to enjoy antiques from past times and a light meal in a remote highland area situated by a lake and nestled in heathlands.

We continue our voyage along the deep ravines of Hafrahvammagljúfur to bathe under a hidden gem – a naturally warm geothermal waterfall in Laugarvalladalur Valley. Ideal for taking a bath or a shower in the warm waterfall where the stream runs into the valley’s main river.

We stop at Kárahnjúkar, the biggest power plant in Europe, to take encounter epic views of the canyon below. On the way back we drive towards Fljótsdalur Valley to visit Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðarskógur with larch, red spruce, native birch, rowan, and willow trees. While there, be on the lookout for the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót.

What is included?

  • Transfer and English speaking guide and a light meal
  • If you want to buy a lunch pack, please advise when you book the tour. Additional cost will apply.

Is this experience for me?

  • This trip is open for both children and adults
  • Child prices apply for children 12 years and younger.

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring warm clothes and good shoes.
  • Swimsuit and a towel.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pick up and drop off is available at Hotels and guesthouses in the Breiðdalsvík and Egilsstaðir area.
  • If you need a pick up at another place please advice when you reserve the tour. Please note that additional cost may apply.

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