From Höfn to Mýrar
From Höfn we drive through the beautiful Mýrar district, where steep mountains rise on the landward side and the Atlantic Ocean surges on the other. Between the mountains, glacier tongues penetrate downwards to the low ground. Above rises the mighty Vatnajökull ice cap, the largest outside the Arctic regions.
We travel westwards through pastoral landscape squeezed between the shifting black sands on the seaward side and cliffs and glacial outflows inland. Here agriculture and wildlife exist in certain harmony; the grasslands are rich in wild flowers and harbour a variety of nesting birds.
Leaving the highway we follow a tortuous road up to the Skálafellsjökull Glacier and onto the Vatnajökull ice cap. The ascent may raise the hair on some heads, but there's no denying that it is most definitely spectacular.
Switching to a glacier vehicle (4x4 jeep, snow scooter or a Snow Truck – decided by the local operator based on the conditions on the glacier), we then move out into this brilliantly white, majestic and peaceful world. Thrilling trails lead over the wide expanse of snow.
After this exhilarating experience, the driver retraces the previous route and we head back down to the coast and continue back to Höfn and your vessel.
- Lunch is included
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 100