Vatnsdalur (Lake Valley) is a valley in Hunavatnssysla in north-western Iceland, located just south of the ring road. The valley takes its name from a small lake, Vatnsdalsvatn, and as the river Vatnsdalsa enters the valley it plunges over many beautiful waterfalls into the magnificent river canyon.
Vatnsdalur is full of history and is the site of the family saga Vatnsdaela which tells the story of the people of Hof. Your guides will introduce you to Icelands heroic past with tales of bloody conflict, revenge and love from these ancient sagas.
Your host, Haukur, operates several tours himself and also provides accommodation for the epic Kjolur tour, as well as hosting our Horse Round-Ups and some of our Sheep Round-Ups. He has four children and his wonderful family help him to operate these rides, along with his many well-loved horses. Haukur is always cheerful and likes to take out his guitar to play and sing with guests.
There are two trails to choose from. The Trail of Hope is a circular trail where you spend each night back at the comfortable farm whilst leaving your horses out on the trail. The Kings trail is an adventurous journey south (or back again) where you stay in different accommodation each night and must bring a sleeping bag.