Witches and Elves Country-Kerlingarfjöll
JOIN US on this brand- NEW TOUR off the beaten track. Be ready to be amazed and experience some of the most remote parts of the incredible Icelandic landscape. Kerlingarfjoll or Witches Mountains are the most stunning areas in Iceland. Located between the two glaciers Langjökull glacier and Hofsjökull glacier. The landscape of this area is known for its colourful mountain ranges, hot springs, and volcanic rhyolite stones. A true hidden gem! Kerlingarfjöll or the Witches Mountains is also known as an area of untold stories. Stories about witches, elves and thieves that is said to have been hosted there. More recently questions have been asked about this area eg. „Is the Holy Grail in the Valley of Thieves“ ? It is believed that Dante hid the Holy Grail in this area or more precisely in Jökulfall gorge. He travelled from Ravenna in Italy with the Knights Templar's in the early 13th century to seek a permanent place for the grail. Will we find it ? We will be taking off from the urban views of Reykjavik, were we will catch a glimpse of mountain Esja before we reach the many hidden waterfalls on our way towards Skjaldbreiður Volcano and Jarlhettur. Flying along the Langjökull glaciers edge, making our first landing near a pale blue glacier lake, Hvítárvatn, where we will check out this hidden place and enjoy the views and breath of fresh air. Once we are back in the air we will continue our journey further inland off the beaten track until we reach Kerlingarfjöll area, where we will go for the second stop in Hverabotnar. Here we will take some time to walk around and enjoy the peace and quite! This natural beauty has a remarkable resemblance to the wonderful Landmannalaugar area. And who knows! Maybe you will come across some elves or trolls! On our way back to the city we will pass Gullfoss Waterfall before overflying Þingvellir National Park, a beautiful valley where the historic parliament site is located and one of UNESCO natural wonders- the continental drift of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates. A truly majestic sites to see from the air. Sights: Esja, Skjaldbreiður, Jarlhettur, Hvítárvatn, Kerlingarfjoll, Hverabotnar, Gullfoss, Jökulfall, Þingvellir National Park The total duration of the tour is approx 2,5-3 hours . 1,5 hours guided helicopter flight and a 15 minute landing at Hvítárvatn and a 15 minute landing in Hverabotnar. Please note that during winter this tour is highly depending on weather and daylight. We are constantly monitoring the weather and we give updates in the hours before the tour. But don´t be discouraged! We operate all year long – the weather is an exciting part of the experience.
169.900 ISK per person