Dettifoss & Ásbyrgi VIP Tour
Fully Guided tour with everything included!
Experience The Most Powerful Waterfall in Europe
Duration: 9-10 hours.
Departure: 9am from Hotel Reynihlíð Parking / Mývatn Activity Office at Reykjahlíð.
Participants: minimum of 1 adult.
Bring with you: warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, sunglasses, good hiking shoes/boots, lunch and drinking water.
Season: June - October.
Price: 155.000 ISK per Jeep.
At the end we will drive you to Myvatn Nature baths.
155.000 ISK per Jeep
This tour takes us to the most northerly part of the Vatnajökull national park. We start off the day by visiting three waterfalls. The first of these, Dettifoss is a stark reminder of the the power exhibited by nature here in Iceland. Over 100 metres wide and 45 metres in height, Dettifoss is considered to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Slightly further upstream is the smaller Selfoss waterfall.
The third waterfall on our tour is Hafragilsfoss, whose power almost matches that of Dettifoss. All of the waterfalls lie on the glacial river Jökulls á fjöllum, which flows through a large canyon that is both historically and geologically fascinating. The next part of our tour takes in some of these features.
Guarding the entrance to Vesturdalur, the unique rock formations found at Hljóðaklettar have to be seen to be believed. Basalt columns in all sorts of shapes and sizes point at various angles and geometrically combine to form huge caves, cliffs and pillars.
After we have experienced the magic of Hljóðaklettar we head to Asbyrgi canyon.
A wide horseshoe-shaped canyon with sheer cliffs rising to a height of 100 metres, Ásbyrgi is truly a marvel of nature. It is said to have been formed by one of the hooves of Oðinn´s eight footed horse Sleipnir. A rich and diverse woodland grows at the base of the canyon, which also features a distinctive rock formation known as Eyjan (“the island”). A small lake (Botnstjörn) attracts a variety of birdlife to the area. The canyon itself is over 3,5 km long and 1km wide. It was most likely formed by glacial flooding about 10000 years ago and is undoubtedly one of Iceland´s most remarkable natural features.
On our return trip we pass through the pretty fishing town of Húsavik where we may get the chance to see some puffins.
PRICE 155.000 ISK per Jeep / Departure at 9.00am from Hotel Reynihlíð Parking / Mývatn Activity Office at Reykjahlíð.
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