Day 1: A Local Welcome to Authentic East Iceland
A local guide will meet you either at the airport or at one of the hotels & guesthouses in the town of Egilsstadir. Drive along the scenic Lagarfljot River while listening to mystical stories of a legendary river monster.
At the Wilderness Center, you’ll cross over a wooden bridge and into the Iceland of the past. Take a guided tour through the unique wilderness museum’s interactive exhibits. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties made in the Center’s cozy kitchen.
In the afternoon your guide takes you on a beautiful route along a glacier to a picturesque abandoned farm situated under numerous waterfalls. Enjoy stories and view artifacts from the past. Those who dare can experience the adventure of crossing the glacial river in a renovated, hand-operated cable box! Enjoy light refreshments in the Center’s kitchen. Afterwards, get introduced to the “most trusted servant” – the unique Icelandic horse – and go on a short ride in the area.
Before dinner, visit a traditional food-smoking hut where you get learn about Icelandic food traditions and taste some local meat.
Tonight experience a local wilderness dinner prepared from ingredients gathered in the nearby highlands. You can watch your local hosts cook and chat with them as they prepare dinner.
After dinner, relax and rejuvenate in the local hot-spring while enjoying the bright evening.
Overnight at the Wilderness Center.