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Local Living Walk of Bakkagerði



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Experience the peaceful magic of a natural area said to be home to elves.
  • Meet friendly locals and learn about their daily lives, history, and culture .

  • Visit the beautiful local church and the old Lindarbakki turf house .

  • Visit the fish factory and continue to Icelandic Down – famous for their eiderdown products .

  • Keep a look out for elves! 

In the land of elves 

Get a glimpse of traditional everyday life in the small town of Bakkagerði situated in the beautiful area of BorgarfjörðurEystri. Meet friendly and welcoming locals along the way and learn about their daily lives, as well as the history, culture and architecture of the area. You’ll learn about the town’s spirit and hear legends of elves believed to live in this area. 

*While we're excited to share the unique flavours of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

Pactical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to the local weather conditions.

  • Walking information: 2 km / Paved and gravel ground.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Included: Coffee and Kleina (twisted doughnut).

  • Language: English.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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