Pack your binoculars this morning as we’re looking for 'Lundi', also known as puffin, Iceland’s iconic and beloved bird. As we hike the high sea cliffs of the Ingólfshöfði headland we’ll also catch glimpses of guillemots and skuas. Please note, in September the puffins will have headed back out to sea. However, we will still enjoy the stunning hike. After our hike and a bite to eat, we’ll head off to view yet another waterfall, known as Svartifoss, where nearby there are views across Europe’s largest outlet glacier, Skeiðarárjökull. You can decide to hike on the glacier with specialist guides for extra fees.
Afterward, we’ll regroup and head back to the Fosshótel, for another relaxing evening.
Fosshótel Glacier Lagoon, Öraefi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hiking: Sea cliffs hike: 3 kilometers (1.9 miles), 2.5-3 hours, elevation +/- 200 meters (656 feet)
Hiking: Svartifoss hike: 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles), 1-2 hours, elevation +/- 100 meters (324 feet)
Notes: Optional Ice hike on Svínafellsjökull Glacier (extra fee applies): An alternative option to the afternoon's waterfall hike is to strap on crampons, pick up an ice axe and hike on the Svínafellsjökull glacier! Led by specialist glacier guides you’ll explore amazing ice formations checking out the crevasses, seracs, tunnels, and pools of glacial meltwater - no previous experience is required! The constant movement of the glacier means every day is different, so your guides will cut steps in the ice and make sure you make the most of the conditions. The ice hike is popular, so this option must be selected at the time of booking.