iceland tour: East Iceland Country Break

Independent Touring
Enjoy the incredible highlands of East Iceland
3 days
Jun - Sep
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Experience the laid-back pace of an Icelandic farm in the highlands of East Iceland and get away from the modern world for a few days. Here you can enjoy the incredible peace and quiet, and explore the beautiful, wild surroundings on foot or on horseback. 

Day 1 Reykjavik - Egilsstadir
Make your own way to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for the short flight to Egilsstadir in East Iceland. Upon arrival, meet your driver for the transfer to the farm and it's Wilderness Center, deep in the Icelandic countryside. Check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the day getting aquainted with the area. The Wilderness Center has a fascinating exhibition about life in the Icelandic highlands.

Tonight enjoy a delicious "Taste of the Wilderness" dinner, made using local produce and traditonal recipes - almost everything is homemade, including the bread, cakes and cookies. Join the farm owners in the kitchen as they cook, so you feel like one of the family, and enjoy the warm experience of an Icelandic country kitchen.

Day 2 Wilderness Center Day at Leisure
After a hearty breakfast, spend the day exploring the awe inspiring surroundings. The Center offers a variety of exciting day tours and activities, from 2 hours to a whole day. Explore the magnificent natural environment and historical sites using the same sustainable way of travel as our ancestors, either riding or hiking. The guides at the Center are on hand to help you - there are plenty of adventures waiting! You can choose from short or long horseriding tours, hikes and walks, to waterfalls and an abandoned farm,  where you can even try an old fashioned box cable car over the river!

Dinner tonight is not included but the Center has an extensive kitchen menu you can choose from.

Day 3 Egilsstadir - Reykjavik 
The morning is at leisure before your transfer to Egilsstadir Airport, in time for your flight back to Reykjavik. On arrival in Reykjavik your tour arrangements end.

Departures: daily June to September

Includes:  Return flights Reykjavik-Egilsstadir, transfer to/from Egilsstadir Airport to the Wilderness Center, 2 nights accommodation including 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner.