Long and winding road around the most famous river in Iceland. PIC Michael Sacharewicz

Long and winding road around the most famous river in Iceland. PIC Michael Sacharewicz

Hate taking rigid tours abroad in large groups with absolutely no leeway for nothing? Then this trip might be up your alley should you find yourself visiting the East of Iceland.

Once a week from May until September team Total Iceland is scheduling „a best of“ kinda day tour going all around the lengthy Lagarfljot river. Unlike most tours offered anywhere the tour is not time-limited meaning we take as much time at each place as you want. No rush, no headaches, no regrets.[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”right”]all kinds of ridiculous local stories[/blockquote]

This particular tour, we call Mowing the Roof tour will take smaller groups, minimum four people and ten people max, around what is arguably the most fascinating of Icelandic rivers; Lagarfljot. Running almost from the roots of Vatnajokull glacier all the way to sea in Heradsfloi bay the river itself is quite lovely with huge chunks well outside normal tourist trails. The river itself is sneaky and so is a creature said to live in this water; Lagarfljotsormurinn is Iceland´s only river monster.

But no less impressive are things found near this glacial river. Skriduklaustur cultural house, Hengifoss waterfall, Hallormsstadur forest, Eidar communal center and many more spots we know foreigners are not used to seeing although locals would hardly turn their heads.

Being flexible the group itself may decide to take in other places also nearby and we will certainly oblige should that be the case. Those might include visiting the largest dam in Iceland at Karahnjukar or a run down to Bakkagerdi village in amazing Borgarfjordur.

Naturally, we bring along some fresh sandwiches and refreshments for you to enjoy but we will also take in food in nice scenic places en-route. Lastly, we drive carefully and tell you all kinds of ridiculous local stories and myths if you care.

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  • Early morning start from Egilsstadir town. The basic tour should take us half a day in slow-mood.
  • Included is the drive, fun guiding, stops whenever you want and take all the time you want
  • Price pr. person 17.600 ISK(137$ / 121€)  for the basic route but slightly higher should you want to venture out of the com.
  • Further details and booking totaliceland@totaliceland.com
  • All major credit cards accepted. Discounts for cash payments.
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Skriduklaustur cultural center. PIC Denpo

Skriduklaustur cultural center. PIC Denpo

Hengifoss waterfall. PIC jbdodane

Hengifoss waterfall. PIC jbdodane

Snaefell mountain. PIC Bodvar Eggertsson

Snaefell mountain. PIC Bodvar Eggertsson

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