Icelandic legends and culture command attention during this exciting half-day tour that begins in Berserkergata, a massive, 4,000-year-old lava field that stars in a 9th century Viking story in which two warriors forged Iceland’s first road. Snap photos of the path’s remains and men’s burial mound. During a guided tour of Bjarnarhofn Shark Farm, learn about the traditional process of cured shark meat to make hakarl, an Icelandic delicacy dating back 400 years. Brave the taste of hakarl followed by the local schnapps, Brennivin, a.k.a. “Black Death.” Visit 240-ft. Helgafell, “the holy mountain,” which once housed a temple dedicated to Norse god Thor and plays a role in the Laxdœlla Saga, an ancient Icelandic love story whose heroine died here. Relish the scenery in Stykkisholmur, a bustling town with magnificent terrain, fishing, fjord access and well-preserved traditional homes. Photograph this distinctive place before returning to pier.
Guests must be 21 years or older to sample schnapps. Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a light waterproof jacket along with a valid ID for drinking age verification.