Hiking and knitting with the Elves

June 25th, 2017 – July 2nd, 2017

6-day knitting trek under the midnight sun in the fjords of East Iceland, Icelandic lace and plant-dying

This enchanting tour takes us to the hidden treasure of the East of Iceland, mostly populated by elves. We will knit fairy like lace and hike in the untouched wilderness and colorful landscape of the unspoiled fjords and inlets. The “Trail of the deserted inlets” will take us between isolated coves and fjords over pinkish orange hills and green valleys, passing through mysterious and unearthly places with turquoise water and black sand beaches. The genuine little fishing village has the best access to puffins in Iceland and the locals count at least 172 stories about Elves that take place in the area. Combined with an Icelandic plant dyed workshop, it will be an unforgettable journey. All the way, Hélène will give us a very special insight into the Icelandic knitting heritage and we’ll learn new and Old techniques. Accommodation in guesthouses and mountain hut. See pictures from our previous tours.

Upon booking, and in order to make the hikes enjoyable, please make sure your are familiar with the day-to-day itinerary, the ascents/descents and the number of km/miles walked per day, as well as the list of clothing and walking gear to bring(equipment list). For further information, please contact Saga: saga@mountainguides.is

 

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