Discover the spectacular landscapes and wilderness of Iceland on this magical, 8-day tour. Helicopter around geysers, experience breathtaking waterfalls, and journey into the center of a glacier. Sail the seas as you watch for the elusive blue whale, and let the wind whip through your hair while you ride on horseback along the beaches before immersing yourself in one of the most exclusive snorkeling spots in the world. Climb your way to a hiking paradise and search for colorful minerals and stroll...
Reykjavik – Helicopter around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Golden Circle
Your adventure awaits as the impressive landscape of Iceland welcomes you with open arms. Once you arrive in Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will lead you to the helicopter center for an exclusive tour of the Golden Circle, which will encircle the Southwest region of Iceland. As you take to the skies, the views of Reykjavik will take your breath away before venturing to Thingvellir National Park, which is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on Iceland’s mainland and the birthplace of Iceland’s democratic government. With its dried magma fields that are blanketed by the deep green moss of Iceland and its landscape that have been chiseled by glacial springs, the national park’s abundant beauty is a sight that you will not want to miss.
From here, your helicopter guide will take you over to the Geysir Geothermal Area in Haukadalur Valley. The Geysir itself has been inactive for years although Haukadalur Valley is also home to bountiful hot springs and active geysers, including the phenomenal Strokkur, Smiður, and Litli-Strokkur. The most powerful and famous geyser is Strokkur, which shoots colossal jets of scalding water into the air about 130 feet high. Make sure you grab your camera in time to capture the spectacular event. Though the geyser is in its inactive phase at the moment, you may be the only one to catch the rare sight of its eruption, which would shoot giant jets of water up to 230 feet in the air.
Your last stop of the Golden Circle is Iceland’s most beloved and exemplary Gullfoss, which is located in the Hvita river canyon. The water that powers the waterfall comes from the glacier Langjokull, where it cascades down two separate features before it reaches the bottom of the falls. During the summer, 459 cubic feet of water floods the waterfall every second, while in the winter, 389 cubic feet of water surges through the falls. When you stand by the edge of the geyser, the gushing water will energize your soul. Your guide will escort you to the wilderness geothermal pool at Mount Hengill, where the volcano is still active, but its last eruption was around 2,000 years ago. As you step through the edges of the volcano, you can feel the rumblings of the earth beneath your feet.
Akureyri – Catch the Elusive Blue Whale in the Greenland Seas
Husavik – Visit the Waterfall of the Gods: Godafoss
Hofn – Conquer the Largest Glacier in Europe: Vatnajokull
Vik – Stroll Along a Beach of Black Diamonds at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Heimaey – Walk Inside the Dormant Volcano of Eldfell
Reykjavík – Explore the Silfra Fissure and the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Reykjavík – Soak in the Blue Lagoon and Departing for Home
- Experience a bird’s eye view of Iceland via helicopter as you journey around the Golden Circle
- Bask in the elemental power of Dalvík’s wind as you ride Icelandic horses along their beaches
- Cruise along Akureyri’s coastline for a remote adventure to spot the elusive blue whale in the wild
- Discover treasures along a hiking paradise at Landmannalaugar
- Dive deep into one of the most exclusive snorkeling spots in the world to see the Silfra Fissure, which is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are exposed
- Venture along the South Coast to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and step behind to feel the grandeur without getting wet
- Stroll among black diamonds on the beaches of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Luxuriate in the rejuvenating pools of the Blue Lagoon and watch the northern lights as they display their colorful majesty above
Let the wildness of Iceland’s landscape and spirit sweep you away on this magical, 8-day adventure. When you arrive in Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will lead you to the helicopter center for an exclusive bird’s eye view of the Golden Circle. Iceland’s wind will invigorate your spirit as you go horseback riding in Dalvík before indulging in a private whale-watching tour. Then, you will experience true relaxation in the geothermal springs before heading to the waterfall of the gods: Godafoss. You will then lay your head down for the night in your luxury property in Husavik.
The following morning, you will conquer the largest glacier in Europe: Vatnajokull. Here, you will experience a breathtaking, 360-degree view of Iceland. Then, you will venture to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon so you can trek along with the black diamonds as the sun catches the ice at just the right moment. Afterward, you will tour the hiking paradise that is Landmannalaugar, which is a hidden gem of Iceland, to feast your eyes upon the psychedelic-colored minerals of rhyolite that litter the hilltops. The next day, you will ferry across the ocean to the Vestmannaeyjar or Western Islands, which is an archipelago that was formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. Here, you can experience the rare opportunity of walking along a dormant volcano before relaxing in your luxurious property in Heimaey.
The following day involves diving deep into the Silfra Fissure, which is one of the most exclusive snorkeling spots in the world and is where the exposed tectonic plates between North America and Eurasia lie. Shortly after, you will experience a peek behind the elemental power of Seljalandsfoss Waterfall before dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Reykjavík and relaxing in your luxurious property for the night. For your last day in Iceland, you can take a moment or two to luxuriate in the healing thermal springs of the Blue Lagoon and watch the northern lights as they dance for your pleasure. Once you have experienced the best of your trip through Iceland, your private transfer will lead you to Keflavik Airport for your trip home.
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$2,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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