The ultimate Langanes experience
This tour will take place on the 30th of June till the 4th of July 2019.
This tour will take you all around Langanes peninsula and show you most of the interesting places the peninsula has to offer. It is a 4 day walking tour on sometimes a bit uneven ground so a little bit of a walking condition is recommended.
Day one: Arrival at Ytra Lón.
Day two: “Circle of abandoned farms”. Your walk starts at Ytra Lón and takes you up the river past several old abandoned farmhouses. The hike is fairly easy though over uneven ground, most of the way you will follow a “walking path” made by the sheep that have wandered around the area for years. Your guide will tell you about the history of the farms, vegetation, birds and mountains.
Hiking notes: 15 km, 6 hours.
Day three: A walk along the beautifull sandbeaches past Lambanes and Hlíðarkofa. This day is quite easy over the soft black sand, this is a birding paradise and you will see chicks just hatched out of seabird eggs. And some more abandoned farms. The walk back will however be on some heath land and sand hills.
Hiking notes: 16 km, 6 hours.
Day four: You start your day by driving up Heiðarfjall mountain and explore the ruins of an old American radar station. Then follow the road down the mountain and along the coast line of east Langanes, from the old farm Hrolllaugsstaðir all the way to the abandoned fishing village Skálar. On the way you'll pass a graveyard and spot various birds, if you are lucky even some seals or whales. In Skálar you will be picked up and driven all the way to Fontur – the end of the world, and from there back to Ytra Lón with a stop on the way at Skoruvíkurbjarg where you can see the Gannet and Puffin in all its glory.
Hiking notes: 15 km, 5 hours.
Day five: This day we will take you to Grenjanes lighthouse. The walk is along the beach of Sauðanes and you will go past a old plane wreck down by the old Sauðanes airport. This beach however is not all sand but it is quite an easy walk. At the end of the hike you'll stop in "Sauðaneshús" museum, to learn even more about Langanes and have a nice hot coffee or cacao with waffles.
Hiking notes: 8 km, 3 hours.
What is included:
4x accommodation in a studio apartment with a made up bed and breakfast.
Guide all 4 days.
Pick up and drop off to all walking locations. Admission to museum.
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