4X4 HINTERLAND ADVENTURE

  • Port

    Akureyri

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR280.0

  • Duration in hours

    7.0

  • Shore excursion code

    01YC

Description

Those who dare to venture off the beaten track will find hidden gems - with our 4x4 Jeeps, we take an extraordinary trip inland to discover breathtaking views and sceneries.



What we will see
  • Godafoss waterfall
  • Mývatn lake and Lúdent crater
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Bárdardalur valley
  • Aldeyjarfoss waterfall
  • Vaglaskógur forest


What we will do
  • We board our 4x4 Jeeps and leave Akureyri behind us to start an adventure that will take us to see the wilderness of the hinterland.
  • Our fist stop is the splendid *Godafoss waterfall, whose shape is reminiscent of the more famous Niagara falls even though it is only 22 metres high. We stop to enjoy the views and learn more about the legends that surround it.
  • We then reach lake Mývatn, where lava rocks and volcanic formations create unique views which we can capture on our cameras.
  • We then venture on an off-road track to reach the ancient Lúdent crater, offering amazing uninterrupted views of the surrounding region.
  • We may feel rather hungry so it will be the perfect time to enjoy a two-course meal in a restaurant before getting back on the road.
  • We cross remote heaths as far as the valley of Bárdardalur, where a white glacial river created by the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest on the island, creates a network of spectacular waterways.
  • At the edge of the plateaus, we admire the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall with its striking contrast between the black basalt columns and white tumultuous waters.
  • We venture into the Vaglaskógur forest, where the birch trees create the background for swathes of colourful flowers. We make a stop to take a few pictures and relax while listening to the birds chirping and the leaves rustling.
  • The last stretch takes us along an abandoned mountain road that climbs up to 600 metres treating us to breathtaking views.

What you need to know
  • This excursion is conducted in English.
  • Visibility is subject to weather conditions.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.

- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.

Participants must be at least 8 years of age.