Seyðisfjörður to Stuðlagil canyon and Vök bath
Pickup at Seyðisfjörður port - Departure 30-40 min. after arrival of Cruise Ship or around 08:30
We normally start all our tours for Cruise Ships 30-40 min. after the arrival of the ship but the earliest departure is at 08:00. We might have to start some tours earlier, depending on the departure time of Cruise Ship.
STOPS ON THE WAY:
· Egilsstaðir - Short stop for restrooms
· Stuðlagil Canyon https://www.east.is/en/place/studlagil-canyon
· Vök Bath https://vokbaths.is/en/
· Gufufoss waterfall Passengers are picked up at the port in Seyðisfjörður.
From Seyðisfjörður we drive over Fjarðarheiði, a mountain pass at an elevation of over 600 meters above the sea level. We make a short stop at Egilsstðair, a town in Eastern Iceland, located with Lagarfljót Lake
After our short stop at Egilsstaðir, we go to Stuðlagil over the Lagarfljót which is a narrow lake in the east of Iceland, also known as Lögurinn. Lagarfljót is best known for its natural beauty, its fishing, and its folklore. According to legend, the deep lake is said to hold a beast called the Lagarfljót Wyrm, a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster with a lot more history.
While the earliest significant records of Nessie go back to the 1870s, the Lagarfjlót Wyrm has been spoken about since 1345. Even today, videos and photos emerge of disruption at the surface of the lake, said to be the venom spitting beast. While most are attributed to logs, currents, ice and wind, there are a few that have experts puzzled, with no concrete answer as to what they could be. Any visitor to East Iceland will no doubt see Lagarfljót, as it is located right next to the Capital of the East, Egilsstaðir. This is the region’s largest town and its commerce centre. Many of its accommodation options are set against the lake edge.
Then we drive into the valley named Jökuldalur where there are some interesting small waterfalls, where we will take a short photo stop.
Next stop is the west side of Studlagil Canyon. It is just a 5 min walk to the viewpoint which overhangs the canyon. After 30 min. stop there we go to the east side of the Canyon, where it is up to 30 min. walk (one way) to the heart of the canyon. There we will stop for around 2,5 hours.
Then we go back to Vök bath where people can relax and take a bath in one of the most popular bathing places in the country. People who don't want to take a bath can be driven to Egilsstaðir where they can walk around while others take a bath. We will stop there for 1,5 hours.
From Vök Bath we drive back to Seyðisfjörður with a short stop at Gufufoss waterfall.
The people have to take something to eat and drink.
Duration 9 – 10 hours.
What do I need to bring
What do I need to bring
- Suitable clothes and walking shoes depending on weather conditions