Get deep into one of Iceland’s most beautiful areas called Fjallabak Nature Reserve. This tour is for anyone who wants to get well off the beaten track and experience remote volcanic wilderness.
Most Icelanders agree that Fjallabak is one of the greatest treasures of the Icelandic highlands. A diverse color palette, spectacular landforms, a unique but fragile ecosystem, desert wilderness and peacefulness are few of the reasons why people are mesmerized by Fjallabak.
There are so many interesting things to see in Fjallabak that it’s not possible to see them all in one day. Like with all of our tours, we don’t take the same route on every trip. For each trip we choose the best route depending on road and weather conditions.
Possible sites include Mt. Mælifell which is one of the most iconic mountains in Iceland. It’s easily recognized by its shape, an almost perfect conical volcano covered in bright green moss. It stands alone in a black ash desert called Mælifellssandur. Rauðibotn is an exceptionally beautiful crater. Inside there is a small emerald green lake surrounded by red rocks. Álftavatn is a stunning lake known for its birdlife. Hvanngil valley, Mt. Hattfell and Mt. Laufafell are no less impressive. Markafljótsgljúfur’s technicolor glacial river canyon is magnificent. Waterfalls abound here and the canyon’s stratified lava/ash layer walls are remarkably striking. Torfahlaup is a beautiful spot at the beginning of the canyon. Mt. Hekla is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes with over 20 eruptions since 874. Mt. Einhyrningur is another iconic mountain that is easily recognized by its shape that resembles a sleeping unicorn with a horn jutting out. It is situated between Tindfjöll Glacier and Markarfljót river. Landmannalaugar is a geothermal oasis with many breathtaking sites close by such as Hnausapollur crater lake, Rauðaskál crater, Dyngjuleið and Dómadalur.
Please note: We want to emphasize that it’s not possible to see all the sites above in one day. Based on weather conditions we will choose the best route for the day and make sure you have a wonderful time. Landmannalaugar is the most visited place in Fjallabak. If you want to be sure to go there we do have a specific Landmannalaugar Day Tour.
Choose this tour if you want to go deep into the highlands, experience remote wilderness and go where most people don’t go!
Book now and join a tour with a small group of fellow travelers or send us a request for a private day tour.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map)|
|DEPARTURE||The tour departs from Midgard Base Camp. Please show up no later than 15 minutes before departure.|
|SEASON||Summer (Middle of June – October). Please note: We do not operate this tour before June 20th due to massive snow melting and overflowing of glacial rivers in the highlands.|
|DURATION||8 – 9 hours|
|MINIMUM AGE||5 years|
|GROUP SIZE||There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. If you want to book this tour but you don’t reach the minimum you can always send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to make the tour happen. Maximum size 14 people.|
||When booking you can add a lunchbox from Midgard Restaurant to your booking. Click here to read more about our lunchboxes.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack.|
|CANCELLATION POLICY||Cancellations with more than 72 hrs notice before departure of the trip will be fully refunded excluding a transaction & service fee of 7%. For more information about our canncellation policy and terms click here.|
|Up on request||
Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.
Do you need accommodation? Midgard Base Camp offers bunk beds and private rooms. It´s the ideal base camp for you adventure travel in South Iceland. Midgard Base Camp also has a restaurant, a bar and a café.