Sunday, September 25, 2016

Amazing Iceland

Trip Itinerary


Iceland tour- summer 2017

Upon arrival at Keflavík Airport, you will be met by your driver in the arrival hall (after baggage claim and customs) who will transfer you to your accommodation in central Reykjavík. He will be holding a sign with the group name.

Today you will visit the most significant places in the capital and some surrounding towns, such as the Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir, the Restaurant Perlan (the Pearl), and Höfði House where the all-important summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. We will also visit the town Hafnarfjörður, the home of “elves” and “humans” alike. We will visit an old fishing harbor, fish market (when it is open), the towering Hallgrim’s church, the University District, the Old Town Centre and Parliament Building and the New City Hall. You will also see our beautiful pond in the downtown area visited frequently with many birds. We will be showing you sports and recreation areas in Laugardalur, a geothermal heated outdoor swimming pool, and artwork crafted by Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson. Weather and circumstances permitting, we can end up at the big church so that you can spend time taking the magnificent view from the top of the tower, viewing various art displays, and walking downhill approximately 10 minutes to the city centre.
Information Meeting:  6 PM

Accommodation: Icelandair Hótel Natura or similar


Today you start your journey in the beautiful island. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9 AM. Please check out from the hotel and be ready in the hotel lobby for departure at that time.

On today’s tour you will visit the Saga Museum, The Sagas - Iceland´s most important cultural heritage.In two exhibitons, The Settlement Exhibition and the Egils Saga Exhibition, The Settlement Centre tells the Saga of the settlement of Iceland and Iceland´s most famous viking and first poet Egill Skallagrimsson.From there you will visit Grábrók crater, from teh tour there is a beautiful scenery over Borgarfjörður. Making a stop at Hraunfossar waterfalls and Deildartunguhver geothermal hot spring area heading to the beautiful Husafell, where you will stay in the area.

Accommodation: Hótel Húsafell or similar


Today you will visit Langjokull glacier both outside and INSIDE! Langjokull glacier is the second largest glacier in Iceland and never before have travelers been able to see the remarkable blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier.
The ice tunnels are man-made and composed of an extensive system of tunnels and chambers that stretch up to 300 meters into the solid ice cap towards a breathtaking ice cave at the heart of the glacier. There is enough room for everyone and even a chapel to get married! The deeper you go, the bluer the ice. Believe it when you see it.
The walk into the glacier itself takes around one hour and is operated with highly experienced English speaking guides.
After the glacier visit you will head to the Golden Circle, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland. Highlights include Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. You will also get to visit the geothermally-heated greenhouse at the Friðheimar tomato farm.

Included activity: Entrance to Friðheimar

Accommodation: Hótel Selfoss or similar


You will be travelling through the beautiful south coast towards Kirkjubæjarklaustur today. Notable highlights along the way include the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which has a unique walking path behind the cascade

Helpful Tip: We recommend wearing a light rain jacket near the waterfall since it produces a lot of mist. You should also wear shoes with good grip if you walk on the pathway behind Seljalandsfoss.

Onwards to Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, starting with a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier.

After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour.

Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur or similar


Today you will drive the south coast. first with a visit to the Volcano Visitor Centre at the Þorvaldseyri farm, where you can learn all about the infamous 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its impact on the local residents.

You will visit he volcanic black sand beaches near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. One of the highlights here is the 120 metre-high promontory of Dyrhólaey with its spectacular rock arch, bird nesting cliffs and amazing views along with the unique Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean.

Further along you will get to visit the magnificent 60 metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfalls in Skógar, where you will find many interesting artifacts on display at the folk museum.. From there, the journey takes you past the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountain range and to Reykjavik

Note: The cliffs at Dyrhólaey are closed from mid-May until late June due to puffin nesting season.

Helpful Tip: If you visit the beach near Vík, please keep a safe distance from the shoreline due to rogue waves and strong undercurrents.

Highlights: Vík & Dyrhólaey 

Included activity: Entrance to the Volcano Centre at Þorvaldseyri

Accommodation: Icelandair Hótel Natura or similar


 Today you will visit the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland is the only place on earth where a huge volcanic magma chamber is accessible to humans. The tour enables you to enjoy many of the most amazing things Iceland has to offer - a great mixture of nature, history and adventure.

After transfer to the Blafjoll Mountain Cabin you will be met by your guides and walk 3,3 km. / 1.8 mi. across a beautiful lava field for 45 minutes before arriving at the volcano. Participants will then descend 120m/400ft through the top crater and down to the ground floor of the magma chamber, accompanied by experienced and well trained guides. After an hour's visit exploring the inside of the volcano you will be able to enjoy Icelandic refreshments before continuing the day tour to Reykjanes peninsula.

At the peninsular you will see the ground cooking at two different geothermal areas: Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver. Take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and finally step out on the “Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates - all while surrounded with the breathtaking scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula. Before heading back to Reykjavik you will visit the Blue Lagoon to relax after the day’s adventures.

Bring with you: Rainproof outdoor clothing (the temperature inside the crater is about 5-6°C), gloves, bottle of water and hiking shoes. Swimsuit for the Blue lagoon

Accommodation: Icelandair Hótel Natura or similar


Today your journey in Iceland comes to an end. You will be picked up at your accommodation and driven to Keflavik International Airport in time for check in