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AUFARM: Icelandic Rural Retreat / 3 days
Departures from Reykjavik

Experience the laid-back pace of an Icelandic farm and get away from the modern world for a few days. You can explore the beautiful surroundings on foot, horseback or even by traditional cable car!

This tour offers you the unique opportunity to experience the spirit of the past in a variety of ways: unique accommodation, local food, exhibitions, horse riding and hiking and other day tours.

The Wilderness Center is an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s biggest wilderness. Every detail at the premises is designed to make the visitor feel as if they are taking part in this adventure. The buildings, interior decorations, food, activities and hosts all play a vital role in this experience.

The accommodation is in delightfully renovated and preserved old buildings – which may make visitors feel they are “sleeping in a museum.”

Food is made in the old kitchen in front of guests and with emphasis on local ingredients.

The team at the Wilderness Center love sharing their passion for the Icelandic horse and whether you choose to go riding, or hiking along the glacial river Jökulsá in Fljótsdalur is a must. It boasts 15 magnificent waterfalls – no other river in Iceland has as many waterfalls – and at one spot you even get the chance to winch yourself across the Jökulsá river by a traditional cableway and explore an abandoned farmhouse on the other side.

Day 1

Fly from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Egilstadir in East Iceland. Upon arrival you will be met by our driver who will take you to the Wilderness Center deep in the Icelandic countryside.

Check into the Landowners Suite and spend the rest of the day getting aquainted with the area. The center has just opened an exhibition which centers on life in the Icelandic highlands.

Tonight you will enjoy the delicious home cooked "Taste of the Wilderness" menu, which the center has designed using local produce and recipes.

Day 2

Breakfast included. Today is free to explore the awe inspiring surroundings. The team at the center will be on hand to help you plan - whether you want to go hiking or horseriding, there are plenty of adventures waiting!

Day 3

Breakfast included. Morning free at leisure before your transfer to Egilstadir Airport in time for your flight back to Reykjavik.

This tour can easily be combined with one of our Iceland based itineraries.

Route map


  • Departures available daily between June and September


  • Return flights Reykjavik-Egilstadir
  • Transfer to/from the Wilderness Center
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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