Secrets under the Lava
This tour is designed for nature lovers, curious about rock formations, abundant wildlife, including seabirds and seals, and to be away from the tourist circuits.
We will leave from the town of Arnarstapi and we will make a circular route, starting at Bird Colonies and Basalt. We hike along the ancient cliff-side horse road leading to Reykjavík City that was once used for transporting dried fish, we will discover a couple of ancient settlements hidden next to the moss covered lava field, then we follow the path to a little known black sand beach and we visit two beautiful waterfalls (one of which you can walk behind one). From there, we start our walk under a set of very impressive cliffs and their colonies of seabirds, admiring the incredible geological history on our way. We look at the waterfalls that fall from above, we drink the water that flows from the bottom of the cliff and you will even be treated to a chocolatey lava surprise. We will ascend back to Arnarstapi by a short route with ropes. A mid-level hike encompassing geology, wildlife, incredible photo opportunities, folklore, and most of all, ADVENTURE. You need to have firm legs to walk and feel comfortable walking on sometimes slippery and uneven terrain, bring your sturdy shoes and, of course, your camera.
What is included
- Guided hike
- Safety Helmets
What do I need to bring
- Sturdy footwear
- Appropriate warm clothing and wet weather clothing
Good to know
- Meeting time: 13:30
- Duration: 4 - 5 hours
- Difficulty: hiking on slippery surfaces so you need to have good balance
- Meeting location: The Go West Cabin, Arnarstapi (directly opposite the Arnarstapi Centre Hotel)