Explore the fantastic and surreal beauty of Iceland on this tour to The Whispering Cliffs, the canyon of Asbyrgi, and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall on a unforgettable guided tour.
Visit the Whispering Cliffs
Amazing natural formations
Explore the Asbyrgi – Fortress of the Gods
Beautiful natural surroundings
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
6 hours 30 min
Surface underfoot is grass/mud/gravel and there are rough pathways throughout.
Discover the hidden gems of the north on this scenic tour to the treasures of the area. The tour starts with a visit to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. It is 44m high and 100m wide, and up to 1500 tons of water, mud and sand can be witnessed rumbling into Jokulsargljufur.
Hljodaklettar (The Whispering Cliffs) - a bizarre-looking group of crater plugs and basalt columns whose formations cannot help but conjure up all sorts of bizarre images in the imagination. The loose materials of those craters were washed away by catastrophic floods that originated from the big icecap of Vatnajokull to the south. The cliff’s name is derived from an eerie acoustic effect created by some of the spiral formations.
Exploring the natural forces of Iceland
We continue to a place brimming with evidence of the natural forces that have shaped this incredible country – the national park’s canyon of the glacial river named Jokulsa. Here you will have time to marvel at the horseshoe-shaped Asbyrgi (Fortress of the Gods), the result of a catastrophic flood which took place thousands of years ago. Arctic and alpine vegetation abounds around a peaceful pond located at the foot of the gigantic cliffs.
According to Icelandic/Norse mythology, Asbyrgi is shaped in the form of the horseshoe of Sleipnir, Odin’s 8-legged steed.
After Asbyrgi, we head back to Husavik, driving along the beautiful Tjornes peninsula.
Requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole.
Walking information: Surface underfoot is grass/mud/gravel and there are rough pathways throughout. All walking is optional and most sites can be viewed through the motor coach windows.