10 days,Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Watch the living earth in action at lava fields and volcanoes, get up close and personal with fire and ice, relax in natural hot springs and rivers, take an ice trek on an active glacier, spot whales and unique northern wildlife

When it comes to environmental wonders, there’s simply nowhere in the world like the top of the world. This trip brings you right up close to lava fields, volcanos and glaciers, set against the magnificent backdrop of Iceland’s natural beauty. Even with all this fire and ice, you’ll still stay comfortable via boat excursions and soaks in hot springs. Elemental elegance and epic memories guaranteed.

What's Included

  • Golden Circle tour with a walk in Thingvellir National Park. Visit Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs. Explore Hveragerdi area and Reykjadalur Valley with a soak in a natural hot stream. Walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Visit black sand beaches. Take an ice walk on Falljokull Glacier. Visit Ingolfshdfoi Cape and enjoy birdwatching. Visit Jökulsárlón Lagoon. Explore Myvatn's geothermal Lake, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, a natural maze and geothermal springs. Whale-watching excursion. Visit Godafoss Waterfalls. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow EUR400-500 for meals not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (9 nts).
  • Private minivan/bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

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Day 1 Reykjavik

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Hveragerdi (2B)

Explore the geological wonders that have shaped Iceland on the Golden Circle tour, including a walk in Thingvellir National Park and visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs. On Day 3, take an excursion to the Hveragerdi area and Reykjadalur Valley with a hike to a natural hot stream. Option to go rafting or horse back riding in the afternoon or just relaxing in the hot tub by the river at your guesthouse.

Days 4-5 South shore glaciers/Nupar (2B,2D)

Visit the island’s south shore beginning with a walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Stop at the black sand beaches then continue to Solheimajokull Glacier and view the infamous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano. Option to visit the Iceland Erupts exhibition. On Day 5, take an ice walk on Falljokull Glacier, part of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. In the afternoon, we explore Ingolfshofdi Cape, in search of puffins and razorbills.

Days 6-7 Jökulsárlón/Myvatn (2B)

Visit the scenic Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon with option to take a ride on a 'wheeled boat' for a closer look at the icebergs. Afterwards, walk along the black sand beach, to see where the icebergs meet the sea. This afternoon, take a scenic drive around Iceland’s East Coast before heading inland to the northern lakeside village of Myvatn. On Day 7, visit Myvatn's geothermal lake, the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, a natural maze and hot mud pools. Option to visit the local geothermal pools or take a stroll around town.

Day 8 Akureyri (1B)

Head north to Husavik, the whale capital of Iceland, where we embark on a whale-watching excursion. Later, visit Godafoss 'horseshoe' waterfalls before arriving in the town of Akureyri, Capital of the North.

Day 9 Reykjavik (1B)

Depart early, returning to Reykjavik. Option to take a culture and history tour of Reykjavik or visit the Blue Lagoon this afternoon.

Day 10 Reykjavik (1B)

Depart at any time.

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