Information Not Currently Available
Meals not included
Leaving Akureyri, cross the waters of the fjord and travel along the slopes of Vadlaheidi Mountain via the Fnjóskadalur Valley to Vaglaskogur Forest -- one of Iceland's rare woodlands -- which is part of an extensive soil and vegetation reclamation project.
Travel to historic Godafoss -- waterfall of the heathen gods, which figures prominently in Iceland's 12th-century Book of Settlement.
Continue to one of Iceland's most famous turf houses at Laufás. The 19th-century turf farmhouse here was built in the traditional Icelandic style of stone and turf, and it is now one of the last of its kind in the country. It is an interesting regional museum with original implements and equipment essential to life in past centuries and a beautiful country church (1865). The Icelandic turf house was the product of a challenging climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone.
Return to Akureyri for a short panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including an outside view of the modern church and a stop at the Botanic Gardens .
There are some inclines and rough grass/mud/gravel paths to negotiate. Suitable for guests with mobility limitations with a companion to assist. However, all walking is optional, and most sights can be viewed through the motorcoach windows. The museum is not wheelchair accessible; it has uneven floors, narrow hallways, low ceilings and, in some areas, narrow wooden steps. Dress warmly in layers. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Depending on the weather, the botanic gardens are usually in full bloom in June, with fall dieback beginning in August. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland.