Iceland is a Nordic island state defined by a dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in the Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull National Parks. Most of the population lives in the capital Reykjavik, which houses the National and Saga Museum, where you can see and learn about the rich Viking history. During our trip, we’ll visit all the major attractions in Iceland: Secret lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid crater, Solheimajokull glacier, Dyrholaey Black & Reynisfjar beach, Fjadjargljfur canyon, Vatnajokull national park, Joculsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and many more. Besides our attractive trek, we’ll also visit the capital Reykjavik at the end of this trip.
Meeting at the Reykjavik airport and transfer to the accommodation. Sightseeing of the city, a visit to Hallgrimskirk Church, which is one of the key landmarks of Reykjavik, and a stroll through the pretty streets of the town, down to the Sun Voyager statue, found on the waterfront. Overnight.
GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR
Departure for the Golden Circle tour after breakfast. Our first stop is the Stockkur Geyser. Here we’ll photograph beautiful geysers where water erupts up to 25m with a scorching temperature of about 120 c. After that, we head to Gullfoss Waterfall, which impresses with its size. Moving on, we’ll visit and swim in the Secret Lagoon Hot Spring, unusual for its rustic look and warm waters. We finish it off with a visit to the Fridheimer tomato farm, with included presentation and tasting. Organized lunch if desired. To cap it off, a brief stop for a few photos of the Kerid Crater Volcano Carter. Return to Reykjavik, with about 4h drive. Overnight stay.
REYKJAVIK - VIK
After breakfast, we pack and leave for the town of Vic, where we will spend the next two nights. Along our way, we’ll see Sjeandfoss, Glufrabui and Skogafoss waterfalls, and visit the beautiful Solheimajokull glacier. Here we’ll have a trekking tour with all the equipment provided (complete crampons, helmet, ice ax). We’ll hike to the DC3 plane on a deserted beach, ideal for taking incredible photos. Total walking – 7km, or about 2h to there and back. We’ll visit Dyrholaey Black sand beach and finally arrive in our accommodation in Vik. 3h drive. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Tour of the attractive black beaches of Reynisfjara (characterized by the basaltic rocks of Reynisdrangar – black volcanic sand). Return to the accommodation, free afternoon for sightseeing. Overnight.
VIK - HOF
Breakfast. We march on toward Hof, a small farm village. We’ll pass and visit Fjadjargljfur Canyon. On the road visit to Svratifoss waterfalls (basalt rocks), with a 1-hour trek, where we continue our hike in unspoiled nature to the lookout above the Skaftaefll glacier. After that, we continue to Hof where we stay at the hotel. 2-3h drive. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. A trip to the Joculsarlon Glacier Lagoon glacier. A beautiful glacier where pieces of ice roll off and float (here we take a boat sailing along that bay, an amphibian actually, 30 – 40 min). After that, the Super Jeep Glacier Tour is optional (departure at 2 pm, required advance notice because of pre-booking). Return to the hotel, overnight.
HOF - REYKJAVIK
Breakfast. Return to Reykjavik. We’ll take a trip to the Blue Lagoon to swim in the thermal pools. Hotel accommodation and overnight stay.
Breakfast. Free time for some quick gift shopping, and transfer to the Reykjavik airport to catch your flight home.