VISIT TO THE SKALANES NATURE RESERVE

  • Havn

    Seyðisfjörður

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Moderat

  • Type

    Sightseen, From 1 to 3 hours walking, 52

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR145.0

  • Varighed i timer

    3.5

  • Udflugtskode

    00KZ

In a nutshell An extraordinary opportunity to visit one of the remotest locations in Iceland, little visited even by Icelanders.

Main stops
  • Thorarinsstaðir, photo stop at the archaeological site
  • Skalanes, visit to the nature reserve with wild animal sightings
  • Skalanes, refreshments with typical dishes


The programme
  • We arrive at Thorarinsstaðir by coach, where we immediately stop for a quick visit to a major archaeological site with relics from the first settlements in Iceland. Here a stave church and a graveyard were discovered, that were erected by Christians to consecrate a pagan cemetery.
  • We continue our excursion through grassy valleys surrounded by high mountains, in an area punctuated by a handful of now abandoned farms where we can immerse ourselves in the peaceful nature, following streams and admiring the beauty of the landscape.
  • Skalanes is a private reserve of 1250 hectares with an adjoining cultural centre. It was created as a centre for study and research into the environment and Icelandic cultural history, as well as a model for sustainable tourism. The reserve is home to around 47 species of bird and offers a unique opportunity to spot reindeer, seals and, more rarely, whales off the coast. Near the small lake there is a colony of eiders which fill the air with their graceful calls and bright colours. Their feathers are regularly collected when the young leave their nests.
  • Before returning to the ship we sample delicious refreshments with traditional Icelandic dishes.

Good to know
  • This excursion includes an English speaking guide.
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
  • This excursion involves a walk of approximately 1 hour on rough terrain, it is therefore not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • We recommend wearing suitable shoes for walking and warm, comfortable, casual clothing.