Slow adventure, Local, Nature, Guided tours, Cuisine

Slow adventure in Vatnajökull Region

What is Slow Adventure?

Slow adventure is a form of tourism which avoids the quick-fix adrenalin-pumping hits of convenient adventure experiences, in favour of slow, immersive journeys, living in and travelling through wild places and natural spaces – experiencing nature in its time frame, its seasons, its weathers and its variations. These journeys will typically include elements of the following:

  • Local Food
  • Wildlife
  • Comfort in the outdoors
  • Creating and enhancing people’s understanding
  • Human- or nature-powered travel
  • An enhanced engagement with place


Glacier walk – Ladislav Skála

Slow adventure activities draw upon ideas framed around a countries cultures and histories, such as hunting, fishing and wild foods, love of and respect for nature and wildlife, and the relationship between food and the land/sea.


Hiking – Þorvarður Árnason

The companies in Vatnajökull Region that offer this experience are family run and with certified guides that have complete understanding of the regions nature and culture.

If you are having a hard time connecting with the nature and finding peace in your daily life, then this is a great way of connecting, exercise mindfulness and finding tranquility.

Höfn – Þorvarður Árnason

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