Lava fields of Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Majestic Iceland Itinerary: From Golden Circle to Landmannalaugar

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Places Visited

Reykjavik, Borgarfjordur, Snaefellsnes, Gerduberg...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Relax as you are submerged in natural hot springs of Iceland with breathtaking views of sweeping valleys and striking mountains filling your eyes. You will never be able to choose your favorite moment from this vacation and will instead return home with incredible memories. Walk across ancient glaciers and listen as the crunching ice echoes in the air, and then witness the continental drift as tectonic plates pull apart with noticeable ridges. Puffins reside in the rock face as whales leap from...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relish the thrills as you watch whales spring from the waters in their natural habitat of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Trek across the vast icy expanse of an offshoot of Vatnajokull Glacier during a glacier walk
  • Enjoy the swirling patterns and exciting diving technique of puffins as they nest on the South Shore
  • Learn about the historical and unique culture of Iceland at the Skogar Folk Museum, and see the medieval saga texts at the former National Library
  • Discover the magnificent natural colors that paint the hills and mountains at Landmannalaugar
  • Relax in the tranquil and soothing hot springs situated around the West and South, including the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Stroll along black basalt beaches that lead to the marvelous basalt pills that look as though they support the entire coastal cliff
  • Enjoy the distinctive landscape of Iceland, from the rock formations to the drifting steam from the geothermal activity

Detailed Description

Soon you will be overflowing with stories of the mysterious world of Iceland, from its welcoming culture to the dramatic landscape. Your 8-day tour will encompass the splendor of the south and west and bring you along the scenic routes that are so amazing you will wonder if they are real. Your flight will land at Keflavik International Airport, and your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim to escort you to the heart of Reykjavik and your luxurious hotel. After some time to settle in, your guide will meet you and lead you on an immersive tour of Iceland’s capital city to explore the history, culture, and beauty.

Wake the next morning and your private transfer will bring you to Snaefellsnes Peninsula. There you will discover the unique properties of antique villages, and then traverse the waters to find the islands that speckle Breidafjordur Bay, including the rock formations at Djupalonssandur. The next begins your journey of the Golden Circle with your first stop at Deildartunguhver Hot Spring and the cultural center of Reykholt, home to Iceland’s famous medieval scholar Snori Sturluson. Pass waterfalls and lava fields en route to Thingvellir National Park, home to Icelandic heritage and fascinating landscape. See the famous geysers at Geysir and the power of Gullfoss Waterfall. The next day, make the fabulous journey to Landmannalaugar as the scenic drive is as exciting as the charming as the colorful hills of the region. Bask in the waters of the hot spring and stroll along the lava fields.

Make your way next into Skaftafell National Park for an unforgettable glacier trek, followed by a cruise along the iceberg-cad Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. The next day, begin the route back towards Reykjavik with a stop along the South Shore to take in the staggering sites, from black basalt beaches to fabulous basalt pillars. Visit the puffin colony at Dyrholaey and explore the Folk Museum in Skogar.  Wake the next morning to set sail on the Atlantic for a half-day whale watching experience before easing into the comforts of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Conclude with one last leisurely morning before your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Keflavik International Airport.

Starting Price

$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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