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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Meals not included
A vibrant social tapestry and a rich cultural history are alive and well in Southeast Iceland. This is your chance to learn about contemporary society and culture, as well as a bit of history, geology, glaciology and the country's abundant birdlife.
The drive between Djúpivogur and Höfn includes several stops en route. You'll visit Þvottá (pronounced Thvott-au) -- the first Christian baptism site in Iceland.
At Hvalnes, see a former farmstead and the home of the largest swan population in Iceland. Almannaskard offers a stunning panoramic view of several glaciers and the Atlantic Ocean from a mountain pass -- an outlook that is not to be missed.
Höfn itself, your destination, is a thriving, picturesque fishing village surrounded by glaciers, beautiful mountains and the ocean. Take in the exhibition at the Information Center in Gamlabúð, operated by Vatnajökull National Park and the Hornafjörður Maritime Museum.
You will have time for a guided walk through the scenic and historically significant harbor area.
Bird sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. The birds start migrating away around mid-August. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Suitable for guests with mobility limitations with a companion to assist. Some sights can be viewed from the coach parking area; all walking is optional. Guests using a wheelchair/scooter are given the front seats on the coach. 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.