THE ICELANDIC SOUL BETWEEN FLOWERS AND FJORDS

  • Havn

    Isafjord

  • Niveau af vanskeligheder

    Nem

  • Type

    Culture & local gems , Less than 1 hour walking, 52

  • Pris

    Voksne

    EUR105.0

  • Varighed i timer

    3

  • Udflugtskode

    2243

In a nutshell A captivating excursion characterised by spectacular scenery that will make us plunge into the typical and cosy atmosphere of fjord villages where times seems to have stood still.

Main stops
  • Skrúður, Botanical Garden
  • Flateyri, church, old library, old merchant's house
  • Music program - traditional music


The programme
  • Our excursion immediately starts with an array of unusual and spectacular sceneries - narrow passages, steep cliffs, farmhouses and villages protected by fjords.
  • We will visit a project that, for this land, seems more like a challenge to the extreme environmental conditions - Iceland's first Botanical Garden - Skrúður - founded in 1909 by Protestant pastor Guðlaugsson and his wife, who also initiated a school programme to redeem underdeveloped agricultural conditions.
  • From the Botanical Garden, winner of the Carlo Scarpa international prize in 2013, we will move to Falteyri, a village built on the gravel appendix of the Önundarfjörður. There, we will visit the charming small church and listen to some good traditional music.
  • We will walk along the main road and visit the old library and the old merchant's house savouring the sensation of being in a place where time has stood still.
  • Finally, we will stop at a local Caffe to taste some home made refreshments and a nice cup of coffee.

Good to know
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
  • This excursion includes an English speaking guide.