Glacier walks in Kverkfjöll

Our guides in Kverkfjöll offer glacier walks during the summer. Up in the higher peaks there is a geothermal area called Hveradalur which is surrounded by glacier ice and the colour display is amazing. The hike takes about 10 hrs and in good weather conditions participants could be able to see Iceland's highest mountain peak Hvannadalshnjúkur, Bárðarbunga which is a volcano located under the glacier, last time it erupted was from August 2014 untill February 2015 and Herðurbreið the queen of all mountains, to name just a few. 

You can see more information about the tours here

Here are few photos that were taken from a hike in July: 

Highland Farms - Walking through Iceland's past

A walk between the Highland Farms is both interesting and fun. People can get a better idea of what it was like to live in rural Iceland many years ago. The Farm Sænautasel is a part of the Highland Farms and had the longest settlement of all them, it was build in 1843 and settlement ended in the year 1943. In 1992 the farm was rebuilt and during the summers travelers can visit the farm and see how people lived in the beginning of the 20th century. Like in our Hiking Treasure lottery game there are containers located at each set of ruins that contains a guestbook and a stamp along with information about the farm, former residents and history. The Cards for stamping at each site are sold at our office in Tjarnarás 8, at Sænautasel, the tourism information centres in both Egilsstaðir and Vopnafjörður and in Egilsstaðastofa by the campsite in Egilsstaðir. Hikers then turn the cards in at the Touring Club office or at Egilsstaastofa when they have finished with at least 10 stamps and then they have successfully joined the lottery. The draw takes place every year in September and participants can win grand awards. 

More information about each farm is available HERE.

 

 

Our Hiking Treasures

We have a great variety of hiking options for hikers to explore. Our Hiking Treasures consits of 28 trails in our region Fljótsdalshérað and Fljótsdalshreppur. There is something for everybody, longer hikes, short ones, waterfalls and mountains to name a few. Our hiking lottery is also a fun game to take part in, at each destination a tubular container/cylinder holds information and a unique stamp made for each location. Hikers can then buy specially made Treasures lottery cards to bring along on their hike and then stamp the card at the chosen destination. Travellers can buy the Treasure cards at the Touring Clubs Office at Tjarnarás 8, in Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center at the campsite and at the Tourist Information Centre. Hikers then turn the cards in at the Touring Clubs office or at Egilsstaðastofa when they have finished with at least 9 stamps and then they have successfully joined the lottery. The draw takes place every year in September and participants can win awards.  

This link takes you directly to our Hiking Treasure brochure:

http://www.ferdaf.is/images/Skjol/Perlur_lokaeintak_fyrir_net.pdf

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Landsendi is one of the Hiking Treasures. Amazing views. 

 

New website

The FFF is in the spring of 2016 launching a new website, providing improved information on its activity and trips.

Being a volunteer organization of limited means, the new website is not fully complete when launched.  Instead it will continue to evolve and grow in quality.

We specially would like to highlight the new email address of the organizations office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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