Volcano Hekla
Fjallabak reserve
We offer numerous options of day trips into the highlands of the south coast of Iceland. Spending most of our time in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, it is a great example of what Icelandic nature has to offer. Some of the most amazing waterfalls on the island will be visited. River crossings are necessary. Glaciers can be seen up close or from afar and the black deserts give us that moonlike landscape, surrounded with Rhyolite mountains with all the colours of the rainbow along with the endless lava fields from past eruptions. Fjallabak reserve is a volcanic wonderland that circles one of our most notorious volcanos, Mt. Hekla. Waiting for it to erupt, we get to see nature like no other and that, all in one day.
All our day trips are made with the unspoiled nature in mind. The tours are a combination of driving and hiking with occasional photo stops and request. We want to be able to spoil our costumers with unspoiled nature. Sights that can be visited are: The Valley of Thor/Thorsmork, Háifoss, Mt. Hekla, RauðaskálValagjáDómadalur, Landmannaleið, Ljótipollur and Landmannalaugar. Including; Waterfalls, volcanos, glaciers, rivers, black deserts and lava fields. 
Note that a tree can also be spotted from time to time.
duration 10-12 hours
Included in tour:
-Pickup/dropoff: 8:00-8:30. at hotel or a designated pickup place. Time of drop-off depends on particular day tour and weather conditions.
-Transportation in a private modifies 4x4 super jeep or similar.
-Professional English speaking local guide.
-A short hike.
Please note that Landmannalaugar is a popular destination, but ofcourse the guide will do everything to avoid the crowds at anytime.
Operated mainly from late June to October.
Group size: 2-8 people.
Most of our tours are tailor-made for our clients and therefor prices may vary according to demand and tour description.
For departures, prices and booking tours please contact  info@icelanduntouched.com



Fjallabak reserve

This 4 day unspoiled tour is an absolute must for any nature admirer and it is the photographers dream tour. A photographer or not the highlands of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, is without a doubt one the most beautiful natural reserves that can be visited on the island and as close to nature as possible. Including unspoiled natural wonders like; waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and mountains, rivers, volcanic fissures, black sand deserts and black sand beaches, lava fields and geothermal hot springs and baths. 
9-12  August 2020
23-26  August 2020
13-16  September 2020
27-30 September 2020
Day 1. -Volcanos and waterfalls.
We start with an early pickup in Reykjavík City. Driving out of the capital we will head east towards the ancient seabed of Iceland, our current south coast. We will not spend to much time on route 1, because we will drive inland shortly after driving through Selfoss, where the magnificent Háifoss waterfall stands 122m tall. We want to enjoy that one and in good weather, a short hike would be a special delight. 
Next stop is Rauðaskál or the Red bowl which lies in the hills of our most frequent erupting volcano Mt. Hekla. This would be the second option for a short hike. While your standing on the edge of the red bowl, different lava fields from numerous past eruptions can be seen below and on a perfect day one can see as far as Langjökull glacier, that lies far inland.
After a nice local lunch we will be back on route one, where we will spend the rest of our day visiting epic waterfalls like SeljalandsfossGljúfrabúi and Skógafoss. The black sand beach Reynisfjara is on the to do list, where one can walk along the beach with a view of the roaring North Atlantic Ocean. If needed we will make a quick stop in Vík, before heading to our super friendly Hrífunes guesthouse. The only thing left to complete your first day is to taste the best local cuisine on the whole island and sharing stories with other travellers from all over the world. 
duration 9-11 hours
Day 2-Laki expedition.
After a very pleasant breakfast we take off to Lakagígar. With a lunchpack for the road, we will drive far into the highlands, towards the middle of the island. We want to visit renown Laki, that is a part of a 25 km long volcanic fissure known as Lakagígar. They were formed in Skaftáreldar between 1783-1784 and are evidence of one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in Icelandic history. With devastating local effects for years to come, the travelling ash also had global effects, causing failure of crops throughout europe, that many state was one of the reasons for the France revolution. 
We will eat lunch in the highlands and enjoy the whole day in this volcanic wonderland. In the end of the day we will head back to Hrífunes and enjoy another high quality dinner.
8-10 hours
Day 3- Fjallabak Nature Reserve.
We leave Hrífunes after breakfast again with a lunch pack for the road. The first destination is Eldgjá or The Fire Canyon. Its a massive volcanic fissure accessible on foot with the beautiful Ófærufoss waterfall that runs through ancient lava formations. Driving from Eldgjá we drive through Álftavatnskrókur with monumental Mælifell mountain and Mælifellssandur desert with some serious river crossings, black deserts, monumental mountains and glacier views like no other. After eating lunch out in nature, we will travel through Hvanngil, Álftavatn following the Fjallabak S. route down to the south coast. Dinner and accommodation in luxurious Hotel Skálakot Manor Farm Resort. 
9-11 hours
Day 4. -Seltún-Kleifarvatn.
On our last day of the Ultimate Unspoiled tour we will drive along the coastline of Iceland making stops in small local fishing villages with possible seal spottings. Around lunchtime we will be in the area of the Atlantic Ridge, surrounded by geothermal hot springs and Rhyolite mountains in Seltún area. On our way back to the capital we will stop by Kleifarvatn lake, amongst other photo-stops. We should be back in Reykjavík in time for dinner of your likings.
8-10 hours.
Included in tour:
-Pickup/dropoff: 8:00-8:30. at hotel or a designated pickup place. 
-Double occupancy accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast at hotels/guesthouses during the tour. 
-Transportation with spacious and modified 4×4 vehicles.
-English guidance by a native guide and photographer.
Note: For a single room there is a supplement extra, as single rooms are more expensive.
Bring with you warm and waterproof clothes and sturdy shoes ready for winds and occasional showers. 
Operated mainly from late June to October.
Note: The 4 day Ultimate Unspoiled is also available with the first night in Hrífunes guesthouse, then for following nights staying in mountain huts over night in sleeping bag accommodation with dinners in the mountains. 
Group size: 2-8 people.
Most of our tours are tailor-made for our clients and therefor prizes may vary according to demand and tour description.
For departures prizes and booking tours contact  info@icelanduntouched.com

Fjallabak Reserve


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