Nature and culture

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  • Adult 44.900.- kr.
  • Child 22.900.- kr.
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Carefully crafted by local residents, Nature and Culture captures the magic of East Iceland on a short excursion offered year-round. Catch a rare and intimate glimpse into coastal fjord life with a visit to an Icelandic home.

Discover the tiny town of Breidalsvk with a population of 139, colorful Reyarfjrur Fjord, an old turf-roof farmstead bursting with summer wildflowers, and the remains of an abandoned fishing village. Crossing rugged mountain roads and rushing rivers in our sturdy 4x4 vehicle, we take our time to enjoy rugged seascapes and the unmatched natural scenery found in this sleepy corner of the world.

Along the way we stretch our legs on Meleyri black sand beach, hike along a hidden waterfall, and hopefully spot reindeer running in the wilderness during winter. Nature and Culture offers you the ultimate opportunity to experience the essence of Iceland's Eastfjords during all four seasons and is not to be missed.

Operated:
Daily all year around

Departure from:
Breidalsvk / Egilsstair.

Minimum / maximum in tour:
2 adults or minimum rate.
Max 12 adults.

Pick up and drop off:
At Hotels and guesthousesin the
Breidalsvk and Egilsstair area.

Departure time:
09:00 am

Duration: 6 - 7 hours.

If you want a private tour please contact us for more information.

Note:

● Reservation is necessary.
● This tour starts in Breidalsvk and Egilsstair.
●If you need pick up at another place please advice when you reserve the tour. Please note that additional cost may apply.
● If you are more than 12 adults please contact us for tour bookings.
● Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.This is a wilderness tour and for that sake the bathroom facilities are very rudimentary.
● If you want to buy a lunch pack please advise when you book the tour. Additional cost will apply.

Included

Fully guided tour
Transportation
See the local church
Visit to one museum of your choice: Petras Stone Collection, The French Museum, East Iceland Geology Center, The Icelandic Wartime Museum (summer), Aurora Iceland Northern Light Exhibition (summer).
Visit to a local home
Light refreshments

Not included
Meals and drinks

This excursion begins in any of the above mentioned towns as per choice. The description begins in Breidalsvk but no matter where you start you will visit all these places only in a different order. Home visit and museum stop are not mentioned since they can vary between each tour.
From there we drive along the coastline towards Stvarfjrur stopping at a high cliff shoreline between the villages.
Next we head on towards Fskrsfjrur. Before we get there we stop at Hafnanes lighthouse, close to the lighthouse there used to be a fishing village but now there are only remains of the houses and the population that lived there.
Having driven through the village we go along the coast with rugged seascape. From there we have a great view to the island Skrur, the home to a legend of a troll.
When we head on we drive into Reyarfjrur fiord and on towards Egilsstair. On the way we stop at a small canyon appreciating the view.
Than we complete the circle tour back to Breidalsvk driving over the mountain road Breidalsheii. There we can easily see a 100 years old road construction by the side of the modern road.
In Jrvk we visit abandoned farms which give a glimpse into who regular Icelanders used to live in the late 19th to early 20th century as well as being in an important geological site and displaying beautiful flora during summertime.
After that we visit the Flgufoss waterfall and from there on the Beljandi waterfall. To arrive at those waterfalls we do some trailing on rough roads and after we visit Beljandi waterfall we cross the river below it at a point where there are no bridges.
The next stop is at the local church at Heydalir where you get a chance to see an example of a typical rural church in Iceland as well as a peek into a part of Icelandic culture.
At the end of the journey we stop at the black sand beach Meleyri that is a very popular outdoors attraction for locals and visitors alike.

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