Paradise Valley by Pink Iceland

Paradise Valley by Pink Iceland

Duration: 8 hours / Difficulty: Very easy

Þjórsárdalur valley has a lot to offer, from spectacular nature to fascinating history and some unique hiking opportunities. Less than two hours away from Reykjavik it’s perfect for a day trip from the capital. We drive out of Reykjavik on road number 1 to the east pass the town of Selfoss and then inland towards Þjórsárdalur valley. Named after Iceland's longest river Þjórsá the valley has a fascinating history and lots of spectacular nature. We will visit the beautiful waterfall of Hjálparfoss and then visit a reconstructed viking farm Þjóðveldisbærinn and learn about Iceland's viking past. The farm served as one of the sets for the famous TV-series Game of Thrones. Next we visit the ruins of a farm from the 11th century before a short hike to the beautiful oasis of Gjáin. We will learn of the impact of the second most active volcano Hekla on this beautiful valley. To top off the tour we drive to Iceland’s second highest waterfall of Háifoss and its little brother Granni.The waterfalls are in the dramatic Fossárdalur valley. During the winter months it’s not possible to visit Haifoss but instead we will take a dip in natural hot stream river in the valley...a unique experience. On the way back to Reykjavik City we visit the beautiful surroundings of Skálholt and the impressive church, steeped in history.

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