Through The Endless Valley
A wonderful point-to-point day tour!
We meet at Nes, from where we will start our hike following the gravel road into Laxá valley, an open expanse of grassland and rivers meandering through a wide gravel bed. Once inside the valley, we will cross the stream a few times – a refreshing experience! – or we can opt for the sheep trails on the east side of the valley, which makes the journey a bit more difficult and longer, but keeps our feet (mostly) dry.
After about 90 minutes we arrive at the junction with Endalausdalur – the Endless Valley, which is more narrow and greets us with a cascade of picturesque waterfalls. Once again we follow the paths of the sheep, first steadily climbing uphill but soon reaching the highest point of our hike. We use the occasion for a short break (tea/coffee and snack provided by us) before we continue onwards, now on a gentle downhill slope until we arrive at Fjarðará í Lóni, where transportation will await us for a roughly 15-minute ride back to our starting point.
Total hiking distance ~ 18km
Total duration ~ 6 hours (including breaks & transportation)
Difficulty Level 3
A generally easy hike without major technical difficulties, but the length of the tour and several river crossings require good physical condition and suitable clothing (including socks and shoes that remain comfortable when wet).
1-2 Persons: ISK 20.000 per person
3-4 Persons: ISK 18.000 per person
5-6 Persons: ISK 16.500 per person
Maximum group size 6 persons.