Local life in past & present

TTV-14 Local life in past & present - Skagafjörður

Tour start at 10:00
Departure is from Hof Culture Center
Hotel and harbour pickup is available in Akureyri
Tour length is 7 hours

Highlights:

Let Us Take You To Skagafjörður.

Take part in the Icelandic History

Let Us Take You back to the year 1238 to take part in one of the biggest Viking battle that took place in Iceland during the Middle ages.

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The heritage of the Icelanders play a big role in every family. The old Viking stories tell us about how the families got to Iceland in the 9th century. Why they came here and what they brought with them. Icelandic horse & the Icelandic dog is a good example of that. Heritage provide us with the knowledge of how things were maid and uses in the rural areas of the world. We will visit the Old Stable, built of turf and rocks like Icelanders used to make houses for more then 1000 years. This tour is an ideal for anyone who wants to find out more about Icelandic culture and daily life during different times in history, as well as meet the Icelandic horse. On this 7 hours mini bus tour we drive west from  Akureyri, throughout beautiful valleys, pass some  jiggered mountains and cliffs to go and visit some locals at their farm. At this farm you get to see  how Icelanders live on a farm today, you get also a glimpse into how they used to live and work on a farm throughout the centuries. Newly built turf stable like they used to be in the “good old days” is part of the farm as well. After all that and some refreshments at their place we drive to Sauðárkrókur.  

There we visit an exhibition where we are able to jump back in time to take part in an Icelandic  local Viking battle the year 1238. The exhibition offers its guests to see and take part in history  through virtual reality. Whether visitors have great or no interest in history, the exhibition  invites its guests to experience history in a super modern and artful interactive installation 
We stop at Sauðarkrókur for 1,5 – 2 hours so people have good time to look at the Viking Battle  exhibition, go to a café or restaurant for some lunch or stroll around the town. (lunch is not included).