THE ICELANDIC SOUL BETWEEN FLOWERS AND FJORDS
A captivating excursion characterised by spectacular scenery that will make us plunge into the typical and cosy atmosphere of fjord villages where times seems to have stood still.
What we will see
- Spurn: Skrúður, Botanical Garden
- Flateyri, church, old library, old merchant's house
- Handmade art exhibition.
What we will do
- Our excursion immediately starts with an array of unusual and spectacular sceneries - narrow passages, steep cliffs, farmhouses and villages protected by fjords.
- We will visit a project that, for this land, seems more like a challenge to the extreme environmental conditions - Iceland's first Botanical Garden - Skrúður - founded in 1909 by Protestant pastor Guðlaugsson and his wife, who also initiated a school programme to redeem underdeveloped agricultural conditions.
- From the Botanical Garden, winner of the Carlo Scarpa international prize in 2013, we will move to Falteyri, a village built on the gravel appendix of the Önundarfjörður. There, we will visit the charming small church and listen to some good traditional music.
- We will walk along the main road and visit the old library and the old merchant's house savouring the sensation of being in a place where time has stood still.
- Finally, we will attend a local exhibition, where local women will create some pieces handmade art and offer us a nice cup of coffee.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
- This excursion includes an English speaking guide.