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START BRIGHT AND EARLY visit Vallanes Organic Farm for breakfast. Then drive through Iceland’s biggest forest, Hallormsstaðaskógur, where you can, e.g., go for a walk through the Arboretum – a living tree museum – or enjoy the lake views at Atlavík.

When you have experienced the forest, taken pictures, and enjoyed the views, we recommend a visit to the Wilderness Center for lunch and the extraordinary museum. There you can even cross the glacial river in a cable trolley. Continuing to Laugarfell, you can relax in the naturally warm pool with its view of Snæfell as well as enjoy some homemade cake at the Laugarfell Hostel. Farther into the highlands, you reach Kárahnjúkar Dam and can look down into Hafrahvammagljúfur - the deepest canyon in Iceland.

If you have the time, we recommend a hike to Hengifoss waterfall on your way back to Egilsstaðir. The hike is quite steep, but the trail is good and well worth it.