What better than to explore the roads less travelled in the company of a knowledgeable guide who can pick out the places where nature is growing and thriving and producing some of Iceland’s tastiest delights? Travelling north from Reykjavik, the route includes stops at local farms to meet with the farmers and to find out how they tend their land. In some ways, agriculture here has changed little since the settlement, yet in others, farming is adapting to utilise modern technology and embraces the exciting New Nordic influences that have become so sought after in Iceland.
The itinerary includes various tastings and a delicious lunch, all made up of locally made produce: lamb, cheese made from goat’s and cow’s milk, Icelandic skyr, and geothermally grown fruit and vegetables. In this beautiful area of Iceland, you’ll also see waterfalls, lava fields, salmon rivers, mountains and valleys, some secret West Iceland gems and a visit to Europe’s most powerful hot spring at Dieldtartunguhver. With such beautiful landscapes to see and food to try, this tour also includes some short hikes to complete the experience, develop an appetite and to take photographs.
The West country food trail is offered for a group of 4 or more, and is always a small group tour with a maximum of 14, though it is also available as a private tour and for fewer than 4 upon request. Please be aware that Icelandic food is largely meat and dairy based, though with prior notice it is possible to make some adjustments for special diets.
Tour code FF9
Price Guide £££ 200-300
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