FS-044  Arctic Nature Experience – Melrakkaslétta

East of Jökulsá river is the country district of Öxarfjörður, extending from the coastal sandflats southwards to Hólssandur. The landscape is attractive, featuring sheltered woodlands addressed by low tuff mountains. Kópasker is a small village in Núpasveit district which grew out of the Co-op tradition which today provides services to local agriculture and fisheries. There is also an interesting exhibition at the Kópasker Earthquake Center.

Melrakkaslétta plain is renowned for the natural splendor of its spring and summer nights, a large number of lakes and rich bird life. At the northern end of the plain is Hraunhafnartangi point, Iceland's northernmost tip.

The tour starts from Húsavík where we drive along the Tjörnes peninsula to Kelduhverfi with couple of short stops. Ásbyrgi is a mystical place, attracting visitors from all over the world. We may also stop at the park’s visitor centre to learn more about Jökulsárgljúfur. We head to Kópasker with stops along way in Öxarfjörður. After Kópasker, we head to the farm Núpskatla. From there, we’ll walk to Rauðinúpur, a 73 meter high crater which erupted late in the last Ice Age, which has many bird cliffs.

From Núpskatla, we head to Raufarhöfn, a well-known fishing village, with beautiful views of the coast and many lakes and attractions. In Raufarhöfn, the Arctic Henge is being built. Similar to Stonehenge in Britian, this stone circle will celebrate Nordic mythology and Icelandic folklore. In Raufarhöfn, we plan some activities. Arround noon the second day, we head back to Húsavík with visit to Jökulsárgljúfur.

This tour gives very good chance to see many interesting nature spots, more and less following the coast line. Also visiting the national park in Jökulsárgljúfur (canyon of the river Jökulsá). The coastal culture is rich here but farming is as well important. Northern and fresh geographical position have inspired the locals and their traditions. In the tour you get chance to meet with few of them and maybe get inspired as well. And getting information from first place about culture and saga. We will have refreshing walk now and then, mostly in quitet and relaxing atmosphere next to the coastline, from flat sand areas up to higher places with good view arround. 

Availability:  May - October - on request, min 4 or min rate

Departures optional: Húsavík

Tour duration: 2 days

Included: Fully guided tour and transportation, accommodation for 1 night, lunch pack and dinner on day 1

Price: Please contact us.

Note: This tour is also available as a winter tour, with bit different focus.

For further information and bookings, please contact info@fjallasyn.is

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