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5 days / 4 nights, Reykjavik – Borgarfjörður - Jökulsá - Drangey Island -

KjölurGullfoss - Þingvellir National Park - Reykjavik

Departures Fridays June 23 / July 7, 21 / August 4, 18

Multi Activity Adventure, Grade 2

Our new tour is based in the North of Iceland at the village Varmahlíð in Skagafjörður. Skagafjördur is well known for being the largest horse breeding area in Iceland, as well as offering many interesting activities for travelers. Walk on the mountain Mælifell, visit the island of Drangey, ride through beautiful landscapes plus white river rafting on the magnificent Jökulsá river. Accommodation for the 3 nights will be the new Hestasport wooden chalets offering private facilities and a natural hot pool at the centre to relax in after an adventurous day out. In Reykjavík you will stay at the Borgartún Guest House close to the swimming pool and sporting arena.

We begin our travel from Reykjavik to Borgarfjörður where we visit the beautiful waterfalls of Hraunfossar, here the water comes running from under the lava and into the Hvítá river. We then visit Deildartunguhver one of the most voluminous hot springs in Europe. Our walk today will be approximately 3-4 hours.

In the morning we climb to the summit of Mælifell mountain (1147m) overlooking the beautiful Skagafjörður countryside and the central highlands. Followed by some white river rafting through the exciting gorges on Jökulsá austari, an adventurous glacial river running through unique, spectacular canyons. Duration approximately 3 hours.



Today we enjoy a 3-hour horse riding tour, followed by a boat trip to the island of Drangey famous for its bird life. During the boat trip we will have the opportunity to try our luck at some sea fishing. Should the weather not allow the sailing to Drangey, we will visit one of the most beautiful valleys in the North of Iceland and walk up to Lake Hraunsvatn.

We start the day with a visit to the folk museum at Glaumbær. Then across the highlands heading south on the route Kjölur between the glaciers of Langjökull and Hofsjökull to the hot springs at Hveravellir. We stop by the majestic waterfall Gullfoss and Iceland’s most famous hot spring at Geysir. Before returning to Reykjavik we visit the Þingvellir National Park, site of the old Viking Parliament.
Overnight at a Guest House in Reykjavík.


After breakfast individual departures.


Additional nights in Reykjavik available.



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Departure Dates 2006

Fridays, June 23 / July 7, 21

Aug 4, 18


Prices in US Dollars

Viking Challenge North,  5 days

Per person in double room


Single Supplement



  • 4 nights Guesthouse & Chalet, based on double room

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x light lunch

  • 3 x Dinners, from day 1

  • River rafting tour

  • Horseback riding tour

  • Sea fishing

  • Glaumbaer Folk Museum

  • Variety of sports and activities 

  • All specialist equipment for horse riding and river rafting will be supplied

Not Included

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Fitness Requirements

This is a multi-activity tour, grade 2, good physical fitness is required.  Tour includes walking,  horse riding, river rafting, sea fishing.  There are few proper hiking paths, and you will be walking over moraine, lava and snow. Good walking shoes are recommended. Age groups range from 8 to over 80.


Please note:

Extended Viking Challenge
The Viking Challenge North can be combined with the Viking Challenge South to make an exciting

9 day tour. It will start with the Viking Challenge South. Each tour may be taken separately.

Group size: from 8 - 22 passengers

After completion of the Viking Challenge Tour you will receive a certificate highlighting your achievement!


Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

  • Blue Lagoon with transfer to Keflavik Airport

  • Greenland Excursion

List of Hotels

Night 1, 2, & 3

Hestasport Chalets

Skagafjörður area / Iceland

Night 4

Guest House Borgartún

Reykjavik / Iceland



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