Icelandic Wilderness Center
64.964220, -15.157244, Múlavegur í fljótsdal, Egilstaðir, Iceland
Photo courtesy of The Wilderness Center of Iceland
Icelandic Wilderness CenterThis unique nature retreat in Iceland’s remote east (around 31 miles from Egilsstaðir) offers an alluring and comprehensive mix of services that span renovated farmhouse accommodation, a specially curated exhibition on Icelandic wilderness history and nature, activities like horseback riding and hiking, plus an array of tours—including guided and tailor-made—that range from easy two-hour strolls to more challenging daylong explorations. Surrounded by valleys, a glacier, and other gorgeous Icelandic landscape to explore, the welcoming, family-run farmhouse—rebuilt in a traditional, rustic style—has singles, doubles, dorms, and family rooms on offer, sheep and other animals to befriend, and a locally sourced menu with delicious breads, cakes, and cookies, all freshly baked in the owners’ kitchen.