Monday, 10 November 2014

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

Borgarfjörður Eystri is one of the best places to begin a hike in the country of "Víknaslóðir", also known as "The trails of the Inlets". This is a broad trail yet you will have no problem knowing which trail is which.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

We recommend that you spend ten days on the hike. However, if you are just interested in a five-day hike you can always explore the Northern or Southern area. When starting Bakkagerði in Borgarfjörður you will have preparatory assistance to insure that you have a wonderful hike to Víknaslóðir.

Víknaslóðir, allows you to see some amazing natural monuments such as Stórurð, while you trek through colorful mountains and see the most magical coastlines.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

Currently, there is approximately 150km of trails, which allows your experience to be one of a kind. You can go for a long hike or a short one, the decision is up to you Hvítserkur, Brúnavík, Dyrfjöll, Urðarhólar, Breiðavík, Loðmundarfjörður are some of the places that we highly recommend that you visit throughout your journey.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

Trekking through Víknaslóðir is a one of a kind experience. You will see colorful mountains that are unique. There are also the black sand beaches and the pinkish orange shades at the mountain ridges.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

While trekking the trails you will find yourself being able to see the isolated coves, fjords, colorful hills, green valleys and more. You will even see the ancient farms and homes that were once busting with joy. Nature is a wonderful thing especially when the reindeer herds appear and exotic birds that are known to the artic.  Then of course, you have to stop and check out all of the colorful flowers.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

If you want to see natural beauty that has not been affected by tourism and a great hiking route make sure you stop by Borgarfjörður. It is one of the isolated areas known as “the central province of elves”. Legend has it that in Álfaborg, the queen, resided here while guarding her realm.

Víknaslóðir Trail - The Land of the Hidden People - East Iceland

Another region to check out is Blábjörg, which is a giant wall that goes into the ocean.

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