Europe & Baltic
Leaving Akureyri, cross the waters of the fjord and travel with private vehicle along the slopes of Vadlaheidi Mountain, via the Fnjóskadalur Valley to Vaglaskogur Forest—one of Iceland’s rare woodlands—which is part of an extensive soil and vegetation reclamation project. From Fnjóskadalur, you’ll travel to historic Godafoss—waterfall of the heathen gods—which figures prominently in Iceland’s 12th-century Book of Settlement. From Godafoss, continue to Laufás, a 19th-century stone and turf farmhouse built in traditional Icelandic style—now one of the last few turf farms in the country. This interesting regional museum has the original implements and equipment so essential to life in former centuries, and a beautiful country church (1865). Entrance fee to Laufas is included. Return to Akureyri for a short panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, including an outside view of the modern church and a stop at the Botanic Gardens. Return to pier.
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