Your excursion into the unspoiled beauty of Iceland's heartland begins as you board a motorcoach. Be sure to have your cameras ready - a herd of reindeer may make an appearance. You'll traverse Fjardarheidi Pass and follow the shoreline of Lake Lagarfljot where you'll disembark. Your guide will lead you up to the top of the hill. About halfway up is the smaller Litlanesfoss waterfall, believed to hold buried Viking gold. Once at the top, you'll stop and behold the magnificent Hengifoss waterfall. As you gaze out across the pristine wilderness, you can see Hallormsstadur Forest, the largest wooded area in the country. Marvel at the sight of the water plunging 393 ft. into the canyon below, which teems with salmon and char between July and October. After soaking in the panoramic views, you'll make your descent down to your awaiting motorcoach for your return trip to the pier.
This guided 2 1/2-hour hike travels on uneven and rocky paths and includes navigating hills. Even experienced hikers will find it offers moderate difficulty. For safety reasons, guests with difficulty walking are not permitted on this excursion. Wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a light, waterproof jacket.