INGÓLFSHÖFÐI PUFFIN TOUR

Hay cart trips to Ingólfshöfði Nature Reserve

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Led by a local guide | Natural unique | Ingólfshöfði | Hay cart trip | Birdwatching | Photo opportunities

Ingolfshofdi puffin tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Cape Ingólfshöfði is named after Ingólfur Arnarsson, the first settler of Iceland. There he spent his first winter in Iceland after arriving at 874 AD. Ingólfshöfði is located between Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón in the Vatnajökull National Park. It is a birdwatchers paradise as it is thousands of nesting seabirds call it their home during the summer, like puffins and great skuas.

We take a 25 minute ride in a tractor drawn hay cart to get to Ingólfshöfði. From there we spend around 1-1,5 hours hiking around 2-3 km long nature reserve. The first part of the hike can be a bit challenging as we walk up a steep sand slop end through rocky terrains, thereafter the hike is motly on flat grassland with many stops alon the way, we dont recommend this tour unless you are able to do this hike.

Availability:

May 20th – August 20th

Level:

Easy – But hiking 2 -3 km involved, the first part is a steep sand slope

Duration:

2.5 hours – Hay cart ride takes 25-30 min each way

Meeting point:

Ingólfshöfði Check in hut, 2 cm south of the main road

What to bring:

Be careful to bring good outdoor clothing for this trip, the area is exposed to winds and rain, and sometimes sandstorms. But on the other hand, sometimes it is possible to wear shorts and t-shirts on the trip. The Icelandic weather is included 🙂

Included:

Guided tour with a local on Ingólfshöfði
Hay cart trip

Group Max Size:

20 people

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