Iceland has an inspiring landscape filled with an ineffable splendor that emanates from the hills and hot springs, glaciers and canyons. Step into the wilderness on your custom tailored tour of the Laugavegur trail that will lead you around Southwest Iceland. Wade through the winding rivers and cross the hanging bridges. Trek alongside the protruding boulders that are made from cooled lava. Witness the glowing greenery of the moss that drapes over immense cliffs. The trails will lead you to the...
Reykjavik – Arrive in the Iceland and Relax at the Famous Blue Lagoon
Your flight will land at Keflavik International Airport, and your private transfer will await your arrival. Outside of the airport, the lush grass spreads to the Atlantic Coast along the peninsula. Your introduction to Iceland will be warm and welcoming, beginning at one of the most famous national sites known as the Blue Lagoon. The facilities are pristine, and as you change into your bathing suit, you will find steam rising from the lagoon outside. A wooden platform leads away from the shoreline into the water, and the surface of the lagoon shines milky blue. The steam sweeps across slopes of the surrounding foothills as rich minerals fill the water, earning the area a reputation for helping cure people of certain skin ailments.
The minerals rise from the geological layers that are pushed to the surface by the heated water, which reaches a temperature as high as 102 degrees. A nearby lava flow super heats the water at a nearby geothermal power plant. After the water runs through the turbines and heat exchanger, the power plant feeds the water into the lagoon. Your muscles will immediately feel relaxed. After your flight, the heat of the lagoon and the surrounding greenery bring a friendly welcome to the natural beauty of the island nation.
You will rinse the waters of the lagoon in the beautiful changing rooms and then continue to your luxurious hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. Once settled in, take some time to tour the National Museum of Iceland. The museum opened its doors in the 1860s but settled in its current location in the 1950s, and the main exhibit depicts Iceland’s evolution as a country, providing insight into the history of settlement, tradition, and a context for the global world. The hardwood floor guides you along the opulent white interior as more than 2,000 artifacts create a portrait of the past. A typical Icelandic fishing boat sits at the heart of the exhibit with its sails spread open as if catching an imagined breeze.
Landmannalaugar – Trek across the Trails and Lounge in a Natural Hot Pool
Lake Alftavatn – Walk to Storihver and Enjoy a View from Valahnukur Hill
Emstrur – Navigate Rivers and Lunar Landscape en route to Emstrur
Langidalur – Cross the Thorsmork Valley in View of Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Reykjavik – Visit Waterfalls and Small Glaciers before Arriving in Reykjavik
Reykjavik – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the relaxing and healing waters of the famous Blue Lagoon
- Witness the magnificent natural colors of Landmannalaugar, where purples, reds, oranges, and yellows radiate across the foothills
- Trek the celebrated Laugavegur trekking route that takes you along the trails that lead from southern to western Iceland.
- Soak in the natural hot springs that are fed by stunning rivers and heated by the natural geothermal activity
- Wander along exceptional volcanic landscape in view of glaciers and canyons
- Venture through a narrow canyon to see a unique waterfall cascading down the rift's edge
- Experience the undulating and contrasting landscape that makes Iceland such an alluring country to discover
It is never too a late to experience Iceland’s dramatic landscape with a trek across the sensational Laugavegur Trail. Your 7-day tour will encompass the wonderment cast by sherbet colored hills and soothing waters of naturally heated pools. Step outside of the urban experience to discover the depths of Iceland’s unadulterated countryside. The adventure will begin with your arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Your private transfer will welcome you to Iceland and lead you to the famous Blue Lagoon and Spa. Spend time to absorb the refreshing and healing properties of the geothermal lagoon before you continue to your luxurious hotel in Reykjavik.
Next day, your private transfer will meet you after breakfast and escort you to Landmannalaugar. The wonder of the landscape emanates from the black obsidian lava stream and with the contrasting hues of the hills. You will find soothing natural hot pools and soak in the water with an unparalleled view. Travel next to the trail of Lake Alftavatn. Venture uphill to the bubbling hot spring of Storihver and pass yellow, red, and black lava fields. Pass through Pass Hrafntinnusker and descend beneath the plateau to the Alftavatn for the night. Walk over wide expanses of gravel and sand the next day and go past the rushing rivers to the lonely depths of the countryside. The terrain is flat but also provides marvelous views to the surrounding mountains and glaciers.
Next, traverse the canyon cliffs that offer views of the Myrdalsjokull Glacier. A hanging bridge connects the canyon walls over Sydri Emstrua River, and you will cross the valley of Thorsmork before you reach Langidalur for the night. Next day, you will take a moment to ascend Valahnukur Hill for a view over the landscape before you embark on an excursion into Stakkholtsgja Canyon to see the waterfall where the canyon walls converge. Your transfer will meet you at the road and escort you back to Reykjavik where you have the remainder of the day at your leisure. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to Keflavik International Airport for your flight home.
$3,180 per person (excluding international flights)
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