- Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon
- Fljótsdalur valley
- Hallormsstaðaskógur – largest forest in Iceland
- Lake Lagarfljót
- Jökuldalur Glacier Valley
- Rjúkandi waterfall
- Sænautasel turf houses
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.
- Pick up in Egilsstaðir – East Iceland.
- Guided sightseeing tour in small groups.
- Trip to Laugarvallalaug hot spring.
- English speaking guide.
- Ride to the Highlands of East Iceland.
- Light meal.
What to bring
- Dress according to weather.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Swimsuit and a towel.
Good to know
- We recommend that you bring your bathing suites to take a dip into the natural hot spring waterfall – Laugarvallalaug hot spring.
- This tour is fully refundable up to the time of the event.
- Reservation is necessary at least 48 hours in advance.
- Pick up 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.
- There is a maximum of 12 people on this tour.
- There is a minimum of 2 people on this tour.
- If you are more then 12 adults, please contact us for tour bookings.
- Child prices apply for children 12 years and younger.
- Since we will be traveling around the highlands of East Iceland, there will not be restaurants on your way when traveling this route. A light meal is included in the tour.
- It is recommended to bring a water bottle and light snack with you on the tour.
Our journey begins with a scenic ride through the lush Jökuldalur Glacier Valley, where we’ll come across charming waterfalls en route to Sænautasel. This restored turf-roof farm, dating back to 1843, is nestled in a remote highland area by a lake and surrounded by heathlands. We’ll take a break here to relish antiques from the past and savor a light meal.
Next, we’ll venture through the deep ravines of Hafrahvammagljúfur to discover a hidden gem – a naturally warm geothermal waterfall in Laugarvalladalur Valley – Laugarvallalaug hot spring. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a bath or a shower under the warm waterfall, where the stream meets the main river of the valley.
We’ll pause at Kárahnjúkar, Europe’s biggest power plant, to take in breathtaking views of the canyon below. As we head back, we’ll drive towards Fljótsdalur Valley to explore Hallormsstaðarskógur, Iceland’s largest forest. Here, we’ll marvel at the larch, red spruce, native birch, rowan, and willow trees. Keep an eye out for the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót, said to dwell in these parts.
Sænautasel Turf Houses
Sænautasel is a restored turf-roof farm located in East Iceland that dates back to 1843. This historic building has been restored to give visitors a glimpse into the traditional Icelandic way of life. Nestled in a remote highland area by a lake and surrounded by heathlands, Sænautasel offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Visitors can explore the farm’s interior and antiques from past times, and enjoy a light meal while taking in the picturesque surroundings. It’s a unique and charming stop for anyone traveling through East Iceland.
Laugarvallalaug hot spring - natural hot spring waterfall
Laugarvallalaug is a natural hot spring located in the beautiful Laugarvalladalur Valley of East Iceland. This geothermal wonder is a hidden gem, perfect for those looking for a peaceful and secluded spot to relax and unwind. The warm water of the hot spring cascades down into the valley’s main river, providing an invigorating and refreshing bathing experience. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking, with towering cliffs and lush vegetation, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers. Whether you’re looking to take a refreshing dip or simply soak in the natural beauty of Iceland’s highlands, Laugarvallalaug is a must-visit destination.
Hafrahvammagljúfur is a stunning canyon located in East Iceland that offers visitors breathtaking views of Iceland’s natural beauty. Carved out over centuries by the powerful glacial river Jökulsá á Dal, the canyon features towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations. Visitors can take a hike along the canyon’s rim, which offers unparalleled views of the surrounding highlands, or explore the canyon’s depths on foot, crossing over its many bridges and taking in the beauty of the river below. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a peaceful and an awe-inspiring place, Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon is an unforgettable destination in East Iceland.
Kárahnjúkar - Europe's Biggest Power Plant
Kárahnjúkavirkjun is a hydroelectric power plant located in eastern Iceland, near the Jökulsá á Dal River. It is the largest power plant in Europe, producing renewable energy for Iceland’s electricity grid. The construction of the power plant was controversial due to its impact on the surrounding environment, but it has also created jobs and economic benefits for the region. The plant offers tours for visitors to learn about its operations and see the impressive views of the canyon below.
Hallormsstaðaskógur is Iceland’s largest forest, located in Fljótsdalur Valley. It boasts a diverse range of trees including larch, red spruce, native birch, rowan, and willow trees. The forest is a popular destination for hiking, camping, and birdwatching, and is also home to the legendary monster of Lake Lagarfljót.
Lake Lagarfljót is a large glacial lake in eastern Iceland, known for its stunning scenery and legends of a monster lurking beneath its waters. The Lagarfljót monster, also known as Lagarfljótsormurinn, is a mythical creature said to resemble a serpent or dragon, with sightings reported since the 14th century. While no concrete evidence of its existence has been found, the legend of the monster continues to capture the imaginations of locals and visitors alike.