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The Capital of Hiking Borgarfjörður East Iceland

    Tour Operator: Travel East Iceland     5 days     Travel method: Jeep / 4x4     Region: East

Here you have found the capital of hiking in Iceland. This tour is also known as " In the footsteps of the elves". You will stay at our Local owned, family run Álfheimar Country Hotel and enjoy the comfort of being in your hotel room with private facilities and restaurant style in the evening. You will experience how the imposing and colorful mountains meet the ocean, creating deep fjords littered with secluded alcoves along magnificent coastlines. Among Icelanders the vicinity of Borgarfjörður is known for its great natural beauty and incredible hiking routes but it is still untouched by mass-tourism. This isolated region is also considered to be a central province of the elves. In the Álfaborg fortress (Elf-hill) their queen has long resided, governing and watching over her realm. Your visit to Borgarfjörður is not soon forgotten; the amazing views, the deep fjords, the mystic elf sites and the picturesque fishing village and it surrounding farms will stay with you for years to come. Don’t forget your camera! Minimum in tour: Minimum 1 and maximum 12 participants. Age limit: 12 years. Trip difficulty: 3 of 5 Highlights: Imposing and colorful mountains meet the ocean. Deep fjords with secluded alcoves along magnificent coastlines. Amazing views and mystic elf sites. Deep fjords and picturesque fishing village and surrounding farms. Beautiful hikes.

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Minimum age: 12 years
Difficulty: Challenging

What is included

Pick up from Egilsstaðir airport and back to Egilsstaðir airport,
Accommodation in Alfheimar Country Hotel, a double/twin/tripple /single room with shower and WC facilities, made-up beds,
Full board of local food, Breakfast, lunch package from the breakfast table and evening dinner.
Hiking map of the area
A local English speaking guide and
All transport inside the area included.

Not included:
Domestic flight from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir and from Egilsstaðir to Reykjavík.

Important information

Good hiking shoes, warm outdoor clothing and rain and wind clothes.


Due to weather and/or trail conditions we might have to alter the itinerary. This tour can also be tailor-made for small groups.

Please note: If you are traveling alone or need a single room for some reason please select the single supplement add on.   

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