Experience the drama of volcanoes and the elegance of glaciers, the beauty of playful puffins and the majesty of relaxing hot springs during your unforgettable Iceland itinerary perfect for the adventurer the and explorer alike. Historical farmhouses hide beneath grass roofs and walls made from large stones as geysers erupt with impressive waterworks while mountains shimmer with colors shaped by volcanic rock. Trails lead to distinctive craters and quiet villages, hidden thermal baths, and remnants...
Skogar – Find Waterfalls, Hot Springs, and Glaciers en route to Skogar
Iceland is the land of the Vikings and glaciers, volcanoes and wildlife. Serene, lush valleys climb into dramatic mountain ridges, and glacial meltwater becomes the cold, pristine lagoons that decorate the bright blue icebergs. Your private transfer will greet you at Keflavik International Airport upon your arrival. You will be able to see the impressive spire of Hallgrimskirkja Church that reaches a height of nearly 240 feet above the city streets. The scent of pine and briny seawater fills the air as your transfer will bring you past the flatlands dressed in green grass.
You will stop first at Skogafoss for your first view of the country. The waterfall thunders against the framing lush mountains as mist sprays into the air at the base with the river rippling until reaching the sea. The waterfall stands 200 feet tall and more than 80 feet wide. The light refracts off the whitewater to create a double rainbow that shimmers against the moss as thin grass clings to the rugged cliff. The melt water of the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier feeds upwards of 40 waterfalls, with Skogafoss being the final and most dramatic of the series. You will follow the banks of the Skoga River for a small hike that will lead you to quieter, more serene falls as you find your first day in Iceland has already surpassed the thrills and enchantment you had imagined.
Skaftafell – Search for Puffins at Dyrholaey and Visit Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Skaftafell – Enjoy a Full Day Hike around Vatnajokull National Park
Hekla – Traverse the Stunning Landscape around Fjallabak Nature Reserve
Eyjafjallajokull – Trek Thorsmork and the Foothills of Eyjafjallajokull
Eyjafjallajokull – Hike Thorsmork Valley and Eyjafjallajokull Lava Fields
Reykjavik – Discover Gullfoss, Great Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik – Venture to the Summit of Mt. Hengill and Tour Reykjavik
Reykjavik – Soak in the Lagoon and Depart for Home
- Witness the stunning icy terrain of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier that feeds the rushing rivers of the Thorsmork Valley
- Hike near the summit of Eyjafjallajokull, and walk along the newest craters of the volcano formed in the 2010 eruption
- View the captivating spouting waters of the Strokkur Geyser as it erupts more than 200 feet into the air
- Enjoy a boat ride along the reflective waters of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to touch icebergs more than 1,000 years old
- Travel along the Loop Road to find lava fields and the remarkable Skogafoss Falls as they tumble over the former coastal cliff
- Find puffins as they glide through the air near the cliffs and natural archway of Dyrholaey in Iceland’s south
- Hike along the rolling hills and volcanic soils to find multi-colored ridges of Landmannalaugar dressed with natural streaks of blue, green, red, and black
- Bask in the refreshing heat and relaxing ambiance of the renowned Blue Lagoon
- Discover the ridges of the tectonic plates that separate Europe and the Americas inside Thingvellir National Park
Iceland is a country full of natural wonders ready to be experienced by lovers of the outdoors and enthusiastic travelers during your 9-day summer trek that combines national parks, stunning waterfalls, and abundant coastal beauty. Your adventure will begin with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport where your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you along the beginnings of the Ring Road. You travel to the south to enjoy the stunning beauty of Iceland’s natural landscapes and find rugged mountains and blue lakes. Stop for a quick look at Skoga Falls for a view of the cascade and a short hike alongside the Skoga River.
Wake the next morning to continue your travels along the Ring Road, stopping to visit with Icelandic horses and explore rural villages. View the Dyrholaey Arch as puffins swirl in the sky before traversing the waters of Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. Wake the next day for a full day hike around Vatnajokull National Park, and then wander amongst the rugged peaks, glaciers, and icebergs along with stunning lowlands fed by the Skaftafellsjokull glacier. The next day, you will visit the Fire Fissure of Eldgja en route to Ofaerufoss Waterfall, and then enjoy a hike around the Landmannalaugar region to find the colors of the rhyolite mountains.
The following day, you will take a 4x4 excursion around the Thorsmork region, known for its rugged terrain, stunning mountain ridges, and glacial rivers at the base of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano. In the afternoon, you can settle into your accommodation within the birch forest and then continue your exploration of the volcanoes foothills the next morning as you ascend the massif to view the newest craters of Magni and Modi before returning to your accommodation for a restful evening. The next day, your private transfer will escort you to a small farm that utilizes the heat from the thermal gasses to grow produce in a greenhouse, and then you will continue to Golden Falls and the stunning geysers of Strokkur and the Great Geysir.
Once at Thingvellir National Park, you can see the boulder where the first parliament of Iceland met, along with a walk along the continental tectonic plates. Venture next to the top of Mt. Hengill and take in the stunning views of the countryside around Reykjavik. You will also find natural hot springs where locals enjoy a relaxing soak, and you can take the time to join them. Return to Reykjavik for a tour of Iceland’s capital city, and the next day, your private transfer will bring you to the Blue Lagoon where you can refresh your body with a soak in the renowned hot spring. Conclude as you arrive at the Keflavik Airport for your flight home. As you consider your plans, click here to read other traveler's reviews.
$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)
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