”Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you wealthier.”
There are numerous day trips to take from Torfhús Retreat. These trips range from
venturing into the highlands, glacier tours, horse riding experiences, helicopter
sightseeing, multiple waterfalls and countless other excursions. We would
love to assist you in selecting the right adventure that suits your mood
and to handle all the necessary arrangements. All guided excursions are
subject to availability as well as weather conditions. We recommend that you reserve your excursions in advance.
The great Geysir geothermal area, witness Strokkur eruptions which periodically hurls boiling hot water into the air as high as 40 metres. Gullfoss waterfall is located in a canyon of Hvítá. The majestic national park of Þingvellir which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park sits in a rift valley casued by the seperation of two tactonic plates. Major attractions of Þingvellir are Almannagjá, Drekkingarhylur, Oxárfoss waterfall, Þingvellir Church, Silfra and many more.
A day trip to the spectacular Þjórsárdalur which is located in South Iceland. There you will find the magnificent Þjóðveldisbærinn a reconstructed viking farm which was the inspiration for our Viking Langhús. Close by the rivers Þjórsá and Fossá come together and create the special Hjálparfoss waterfall. From there, you can take the backroads to Stöng an archeological site of an ancient viking farm. Háifoss is a waterfall with a drop of 122m. It is the 4th highest waterfall in Iceland and is a sight to behold.
Venture into the highlands on a customised superjeep with a private guide. Landmannalaugar, which means People’s Pools, is a broad area of staggering and enchanting beauty in the southern part of Iceland’s highlands. There is an abundance of geothermal heat in the area and people have been bathing in these pools for centuries. There are endless possiblities of excursions to do in the Icelandic highlands, Landmannalaugar is just one example.
Riding Icelandic horses is a unique experience that should not be missed. The horses were brought to Iceland in the 9th century. For centuries it was the only means of transportation through our rugged landscape. Today people ride these horses for pleasure, travelling and competitions.
For the adventurous a trip to Langjökull glacier is sure to get the blood pumping. Langjökull is the second largest glacier in Iceland and can be seen clearly from Torfhús Retreat. A glacier hike combined with glacier climbing and an exploration of an ice cave is possible. Alternatively you could drive over the glacier on a snowmobile or a superjeep.
Fishing in Iceland is deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of the island. Historians believe that, if it would not be for the bounty of the sea, the first settlers would never have stayed. There are a variety of place to fish in Iceland, the fjords, the ocean, the rivers and lakes, even up in the highlands of Iceland. There is a variety of salt water fish in the ocean of Iceland, most notably the atlantic cod, haddock and the halibut. In the fresh water of the lakes and rivers you can find brown trout, salmon and arctic char reside. Fishing in Iceland can be done in rivers, lakes and the ocean. Be sure to reserve your experience well in advance as the most popular places are often booked years in advance.
Race down Hvíta River on a raft or kayak for an adrenaline filled experience while sailing through mesmerizing natural beauty of canyons, gorges and geology. Alternatively you could sail upstream on an exhilarating jet boat tour enjoying the same beautiful landscape.
Iceland is mostly know for its expansive glaciers, abundance of waterfalls and its breathtaking landscape. A great way to experience this nature is by playing golf in one of the island’s 65 golf courses. 16 of these courses are located in the South of Iceland. The golf season in Iceland is from late May to early September. During the peak of the summer you could have a tee-off time at midnight and play throughout the night, a truly unique golfing experience.
The journey begins at Haukadalur forest which is located in the Golden Circle between Gullfoss and Geysir. Jump into your buggy and race up towards the highlands of Iceland through rugged terrain, crossing rivers and challenging dirt trails. The route will take you through Haukadalur forest, with scenic views of Langjökull Glacier and on a clear day as far as Hofsjökull Glacier. A buggy adrenaline filled tour is a distinctive way to view the Icelandic landscape.
You will be collected from Torfhús Retreat by a local guide who will transport you to one of the mountains in the area. There are numerous mountain trails to choose from depending on experience, ability and duration of hikes. There are several mountains to choose from. Vörðufell is a mountain with a height of 391m. Once you reach the peak you can view Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. Bjarnarfell is a 750m mountain right at the doorstep of Langjökull and Jarlhettur. Upon reaching the peak you will be welcomed by a breathtaking view of the incredible landscape.
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Tel.: +354 788 88 68
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