Wandering The Whale Fjord - Hvalfjörður

Driving Tour of with some short hikes, farm visit and hot pool
Available on Request
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Highlights
  • Stunning drive around a magnificent fjord

  • Small group size - maximum 6 people (but it is possible to book privately for larger groups)

  • Off-the-beaten-track - far less tourists

  • Visit a working Icelandic hill farm 

  • Slow Travel - Less Driving! We take time to just be...

  • Lunch included 

  • Sample traditional Icelandic foods 

  • Sustainable Tourism - using local services

Description

This tour takes us to Hvalfjordur (Hvalfjörður), a stunning fjord known for its wild beauty.

The fjord's entrance is just 30 minutes drive from Reykjavík. We then enter what seems like another country, driving almost deserted roads, shadowed by imposing mountains. 

Your guide will share some cultural tales of the trolls and monsters that have long inhabited this valley.

 

You will learn of Hvalfjordur's history (and Iceland's) since the settlement in the 9th Century, including the important links with World War 2. 

 

And there is the geology; how the volcanoes and glaciers have shaped this magnificent scenery. 

We stop often, to walk, sit, take photos or watch birds at some of the many waterfalls, beaches and bays.

Bjarteyjarsandur farm is our place to relax, refresh and experience something of Icelandic rural life. We will eat a traditional, wholesome lamb soup (or delicious vegetable soup for you veggies) and sample some other home-grown delicacies. Visitors have the opportunity to meet some of the sheep and learn more about the farm.

We return with a warm and fuzzy feeling to Reykjavík via the tunnel, soaking up our last views of Hvalfjordur. 

You will learn

  • 1000+ years of history

  • Geology of the fjord / Iceland 

  • Some of the many bird species

  • Loads about Iceland's cultural life

  • Lots of other facts, ideas and ramblings from your guide

Price Includes
  • Local, fluent English-speaking guide 
  • Travel in our Land Rover or similar car
  • Samples of traditional Icelandic foods
  • Lunch (please let us know of any special requirements before your tour)
Don't Forget 
  • Waterproof jacket, warm clothing etc 
  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • To fully charge camera/phone batteries

 

 
23,000 ISK
6-7 Hrs
Schedule:

Daily departures from: 

Reykjavik Official Tourist Information Centre in Reykjavík City Hall

11:00 departure

Call Us 

+354 782 6502

Wandering Iceland ehf.

Kt: 660417-0950

 

Miðbraut 1

170 Seltjarnarnes

info@wanderingiceland.is

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by the Icelandic Tourist Board

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