The Old Ruins of Ægissíða

Höfn Local Guide


The Old Ruins of Ægissíða is an easy informative walk along the east coast of Höfn that takes you to a beautiful and peaceful place by the sea. Campfire and outdoor baking of Icelandic flat bred.


Easy, Family


Sat 01.May'21 11:00


7.500 ISK

The Old Ruins of Ægissíða is an easy informative walk along the east coast of Höfn that takes us to a beautiful and peaceful place by the sea. Ægissíða is with in a 20 minutes walking distance from the town and there we will visit ruins of an old fisherman’s hut. We can stroll around in the area, sit down at the shore, enjoy the birdlife and the scenery OR help our guide to get the campfire going where we plan on baking Icelandic flatbread out in the open and enjoy tasting it before we walk back in to town.

Duration: 2 – 2,5 hours

What’s included?
Guided walk, English and Icelandic
Baking and tasting Icelandic flat bred, beverage not included.

What do I need to bring?
Dress according to weather and were your walking shoes. A bottle of water is a good thing to bring with you.

Starting point at the Campsite of Hornafjordur
Coordinates; 64° 15.493’N, 15° 12.226’W

Höfn – local guide’s goal is to provide informative, personal and slow-adventure experience in the fishing village of höfn and it’s amazing surroundings.

HÖFN – LOCAL GUIDE operates in the field of Slow-Adventure Tourism and Slow travel. The focus is on nourishing experience through moderate movement in beautiful nature, peaceful environment and personal communication with the locals. Höfn is an interesting destination in “RÍKI VATNAJÖKULS – VISIT VATNAJOKULL” and offers visitors a taste of the locals’ day-to-day life, history of a fishing village and a beautiful nature.

The slow travel philosophy is a cultural change against the notion that faster is always better. It’s about seeking to do everything at the speed that gives you a chance to connect to the here and now and your experience. Slow travel is a state of mind which allows travellers to engage more fully with communities and its inhabitants along their route. Slow travel focuses on the journey more than the destination. It gives you an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the here and now in your outdoor activities.

Dive into the story and culture of this beautiful fishing village or take a tour to some of the hidden gems close by with a guide born and raised in Höfn. The walks are easy and informative and you can enjoy the magnificent nature and geology, take part in outdoor cooking, experience yoga and mindfulness out in the open, get to taste some of the areas local food in a restaurant or come for a visit and have your dinner with a local family.

If you are interested in a conscious walk with your phone turned off, focusing on yourself, the nature and the people around you, a tour with HÖFN – LOCAL GUIDE is something for you. WELCOME


Höfn Local Guide

Tel: +354 864 4952

Email: [email protected]

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Informative and entertaining walk around the heart of Höfn. Good stories of people, buildings and events came alive in the telling on that rainy day. The end of our route was very nice, fine food and drink in Pakkhús. This is great tour for all visitors in Höfn. Both icelandic and from other countries.

Kristín HGreat tour in the surroundings of Höfn

This trip is educational, fun and the view is amazing. We walked around, heard some stories and ended the tour by a fire on which we baked some bread and got to enjoy it with the beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Höfn. It was a great experience, a good tour for both adults and kids.

Elisabet TA great tour with delicious breadbaking and a breathtaking view
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