Langanes, Vopnafjörður, Melrakkaslétta
This tour will take place 12 - 15. August 2020.
This tour will take you all around Langanes and will 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 stamina is recommended.
Day one: Arrival at Ytra Lón. We recommend you to take an evening walk, maybe up the river, if there is time.
Day two: “Hrolllaugsstaðir – Skálar”. You start your day by driving up Heiðarfjall mountain and look at 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 will walk past a graveyard and see various birds, if you are lucky even some seals or whales. In Skálar you will be picked up and driven 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 three: "Vopnafjörður". There are more places around Langanes that are worth visiting as well. Vopnafjörður is one of them. The day would start by driving to Vopnafjörður town and have some lunch there. There are museums like Múlastofa and the Emigration center that you are welcome to looke at. Then the we would continue to Burstafell, an old farm where you can learn everything about the life of Icelandic farmers and their ways before technology came along. On the way back we will stop in Selárdalslaug, an outdoor swimming pool heated with natural hot water. The day will then end with a nice dinner back at Ytra Lón.
Day four: "Sléttuganga" The walk starts in Raufarhöfn village and takes you across the Melrakkaslétta of unspoiled nature and history. The walk is not too hard, mostly flat on old paths, but pretty far so have yout good boots on! At the end of the day you will enjoy a dinner at Raufarhöfn before heading bak to Ytra Lón.
This hike is pretty long so you will have to have some walking endurance to join.
Hiking notes: 27 km, hours.
What is included:
4x accommodation in a studio apartment with a made up bed and breakfast. 3x dinner. Guide 3 days. Asmission to Burstafell museum and swimming pools. Pick up and drop off to all walking locations.
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