There is so much more to Iceland than you could ever imagine. Visions of snow blanketed landscapes, Blue Lagoons and glacial lakes fill our imaginations where the reality is even more spectacular.
Welcome to Iceland!
On your arrival, transfer on your own to the hotel. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through us.
Spend the day to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
This morning after breakfast, check-out meet your tour guide. Depart Reykjavik and travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes.
Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in the fishing village of Hvammstangi. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.
Overnight in Akureyri.
In the morning we explore the town of Akureyri: visit the botanical garden, walk the streets and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods.
Then we explore Lake Mývatn, famous for its strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, its pseudocraters at Skútustaðir and its tephra cone Hverfjall. We end the afternoon relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.
Overnight in Mývatn.
This morning after breakfast, we walk in the Lava Labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there.
In the afternoon, we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland.
From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.
Overnight in Borgarfirdi Eystra.
Today after breakfast, it’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection.
In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.
Overnight in Höfn.
Today after breakfast, we start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach before we travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.
In the afternoon, we head across the Eldhraun lava field and stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar there is Skógafoss waterfall which is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Further west we stop at the Lava Centre and learn about Iceland’s volcanic activity.
Overnight in Hvolsvollur.
This morning after breakfast, we travel the route of the Golden Circle.
We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse.
Later on we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. We continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.
Overnight in Reykjavík.
This morning after breakfast at your hotel, check-out and take your transfer to the airport.
Have a good journey back home with beautiful memories of Iceland!
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