Mosfellsbær Tour | Visit Like a Local
Walk on in to this guided nature walk, 15 minutes by bus or car from Reykjavik.
You‘ll take a relaxing walk of about 90 minutes on a trail through an area of geothermal history and geological terrain followed by a visit to Anna‘s house for a taste of traditional Icelandic treats served with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
First, you‘ll wend your way past the Varmá river, whose waters are fished for trout and char, but carefully regulated so that the natural ecology is not damaged. The river is sometimes punctated by rocky rapids which match the mountainous surroundings, but it is peaceful as it flows past green meadows and deep pools.
After you have taken in the beautiful scenery, you‘ll retire to your guide‘s home for refreshment and easy conversation. Your guide loves to meet new people!
To reach the meeting point, you can take the bus or drive yourself, whichever you prefer.
You‘ll meet your guide at the end bus stop for bus #15 on Reykjavegur in Mosfellsbær.
To get there by car (about 15 minutes from Reykjavik):
1. Mosfellsbær is the first town from road 1 on the way north out of the city. The first big sign people see on the road is for Mosfellsbær.
2. Turn right at the sign and continue on the road to Reykjavegur – Drive straight on for 2.5 km, and your guide will be there to meet you.
To get there by bus, take the #15 from Hlemmur terminal, which leaves at 13:17 from Hlemmur to Mosfellsbær (it will say “Mosfellsbær” on the front). You will get off the bus at the final stop, Reykjavegur, at 13:51, where your guide will meet you.
Don’t miss this charming alternative to the busy tours that zoom all over Iceland in the summer. Have a relaxing day with a local and enjoy some Icelandic hospitality! Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 6 years.
- Languages: English, Icelandic
- Highlights: Varmá
Varmá is a favourite among local and visiting fishermen and is known to be one of the prime rivers for sea trout in Iceland. The river has a reputation for easy fishing and is blessed with a long season, running from the beginning of April to the middle of October. The best time to fish in this season is mid-June to October when the fish runs are prosperous.
Alongside sea trout, fishermen will be able to catch Brown Trout and Arctic Char. Only fly-fishing and catch and release are allowed along the river. The river can either be fished with a maximum 4 rods or 6 rods, depending on the operator.
Departure time : 14:00
Hlemmur Bus Terminal (if you are going by bus); Bus no.15, to the end station at Reykjavegur in Mosfellsbær on crossroads Reykjavegur/Reykjahvoll
Transport to/from Mosfellsbær
What to bring:
Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
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Enjoy the personal touch of this small group tour - just you, your guide, and the restful sounds of nature!