University of Iceland Nature Based Tourism
Spring semester 2003 Course instructor: Stefán Helgi Valsson
Field trip - itinerary
Nature Based Tourism 09.68.25-010
Saturday, April 12th.08:20
08:45 / Meet opposite the Main Building of the University of Iceland.
/ The University pays for transport, breakfast on Sunday and accomm.
Jaume is going to organise dinner for the group at an affordable price (500kr). Please bring some money for two optional lunches (grocery store or convenience store).
10:00-11:00 / Bjarteyjarsandur –
Rural tourism farm / Ms. Arnheiður Hjörleifsdóttir, farmer and geographer from U of I gives a talk.
Tel. 433 8831 / 891 6626
11:30-13:00 / Borgarnes / Town tour, toilet and lunch stop. There is a grocery store in Borgarnes
? / The English Guest Houses – Langá river in Mýrar district
? / Ms. Ragnheiður. Tel. 437 1725 / 437 1826 / 862 8946.
14:30-15:00 / Gerðuberg columnar basalt formation
16:00-17:00 / Brekkubær guesthouse, Hellnar
· Green Globe Environmental Label.
· Sustainable accommodation. Alternative tourism. / Guðrún & Guðlaugur Bergmann give a talk.
Tel: 435 6820
17:30-18:00 / A 30 minute coastal walk from Hellnar to Snjófell guesthouse at Arnarstapi / Bring good shoes for walking / waterproof clothes.
Snjófell guest house at Arnarstapi/ Overnight accommodation.
Our hosts are: Tryggvi & Sigrún. Bring a sleeping bag. You might like to bring a pillow too.
19:30 / Dinner / A la Jaume
07:30-09:00 / Breakfast / All you can eat, but no take-aways please.
Sunday, April 13th.
09:00-10:00 / Snjófell / Our hosts give a talk about their place and their operation.
Departure from Snjófell11:00 / Lónsdrangur / Geological phenomenon
11:45-12:15 / Djúpalónssandur / Beach and old fishing place
13:00-1400 / Grundarfjörður
(Village tour / lunch / toilet stop at a convenience store) / Ms. Sheilagh Smith takes us on a walk around Grundarfjörður village.
15:00-16:30 / Stykkishólmur coastal town.
Visit Sæferðir (Sea Tours, scheduled and charter boat tours). Http://www.saeferdir.is / Ms. Svanborg gives a talk on the company i.e its beginning and growth, nature, sustainability and future prospects.
18:00-18:15 / Borgarnes toilet stop
+/- 19:30 / Reykjavík
· sleeping bag (and pillow)
· warm and rain-proof clothes and boots
· Bring some money for one dinner and two lunches.
· Stefan Valsson home tel. 561 2790, mobile tel. 897 2790