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At the place where two continents quite literally brush up against each other is Iceland, land of fire and ice. Take one week out of life to get up close to this unique countrys natural highlights. Make your way through lava tube caves, watch the living Earth in action at some of the islands volcanoes, relax in incredible hot springs, and keep your eyes open for whales off the coast. Get to Iceland elemental elegance and epic memories guaranteed.


Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155211
Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland Finishes: Reykjavik, Iceland
You will visit
  • Reykjavík
  • Reykjavík

Itinerary

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Day 1: Reykjavík

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Reykjavík/Selfoss (1B, 1L)

Thingvellir National Park is the meeting place of the two tectonic plates on which America and Europe rest. This rift is clearly visible in the huge fissures that scar the landscape surrounding the lake and lava fields. Continue on to Geysir, the world famous spouting hot spring, which gave all others its name, then Gullfoss waterfall, the Golden Falls, thundering down 32 meters into the Hvítá River Gorge.

Included Activities:
Thingvellir National Park Visit
Geysir Visit
Gullfoss Waterfall Visit
Geothermal Farm Visit with Lunch
Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 230km)

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Day 3: Selfoss/Vík í Mýrdal (1B)

Depending on the season and nesting habits of birdlife, we may also visit Dyrhólaey Cape. As well, it is possible to see puffins at Reynisfjara beach, Dyrhólaey Cape or near Vík in the summer months (15 May - 15 August).

Included Activities:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit
Reynisfjara Beach

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 150km)

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Day 4: Vík í Mýrdal/Skaftafell (1B, 1D)

We make various stops today along the South shore including; The Church Floor underground basalt columns, Dverghamrar "Dwarf Rocks" basalt columns, Eldhraun "Fire Lava" lava field (created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history in 1783-1784, affecting not only Icelanders but Europeans as well), Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Skeiðarábrú twisted bridge (the remains of the bridge destroyed in a massive flood, caused by an sub-glacier eruption, that brought huge icebergs - some as big as a house).

Included Activities:
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Visit
Thorbergur Cultural Heritage Museum and Local Meal

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 230km)

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Day 5: Skaftafell (1B)

Visit Skaftafell National Park for an incredibly scenic hike on the glacier, feeling the ancient ice under our feet. Above us rises the massive Vatnajökull glacier in all its magnificence. Walking on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes), we'll safely traverse the ice viewing ice formations, deep sink holes and rugged crevasses. On winter departures (November - March), depending on weather conditions we also will visit an ice cave on our hike. Our highly qualified glacier guides will educate you about the Vatnajökull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, such as Virkisjökull, which descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.

Included Activities:
Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike
Hike to Svartifoss waterfall

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 6: Skaftafell/Reykjavík (1B)

In the summer months, keep your eyes open for Reindeer, who come down to the lowlands and can often be seen grazing with sheep and cows.

Included Activities:
Skógafoss Waterfall Visit
Skogarsafn Museum

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)

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Day 7: Reykjavík (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Golden Circle tour with a walk in Thingvellir National Park
    • Visit Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
    • Geothermal farm visit and meal
    • Visit Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant
    • Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall
    • Visit black sand beaches
    • Take an ice walk on a glacier in Skaftafell National Park
    • Visit Jökulsárlón Lagoon
    • Visit Skogafoss waterfall
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private minivan/bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Tour the Golden Circle and see the geological wonders here
  • Head to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and view the icebergs floating by
  • Hike in Skaftafell National Park
  • Explore the beautiful city of Reykjavik