At the Wilderness Center our guests experience the spirit of the past through a variety of services such as its unique accommodation, local food, wilderness exhibitions, horse riding and hiking adventures, day tours, escorted tours and tailor made tours.
As soon as visitors park their cars and cross the old wooden bridge at the Wilderness Center, they step into an adventure to the past. Every detail at the premises is designed to make the visitor feel as if they are taking part in this adventure. The buildings, interior decorations, food, activities and hosts all play a vital role in this experience.
The accommodation is in wonderfully renovated and preserved old houses. Some may experience this as “sleeping in a museum”. We make all our food in the old kitchen in front of our guests and the emphasis is on local ingredients – just like grandma’s. We also love sharing our passion for the Icelandic horse with our guests. Whether riding or hiking we take our guests along the Glacial River Jökulsá in Fljótsdalur which boasts 15 great waterfalls – no other river in Iceland has as many waterfalls – at one spot people get the chance to tow themselves across the Jökulsá river by a traditional cableway and stop by in an abandoned farmhouse on the other side.
All our tours include a touch of story telling in the tradition of the Icelandic sagas!