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Iceland Adventure

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Europe, Iceland | 10 days
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What's included: 

Transport - Minibus, on foot.

Accommodation - Guesthouse/hotel (9nts)

Meals - 9 breakfasts.

Trip Highlights: 
Stunning volcanic scenery
Geysers and Glaciers
Searching for puffins
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(Departures in 2012-13)
  • Day 1 - Fly to Reykjavik
  • Day 2 - Hvolsvollur
  • Day 3 - Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  • Day 4 - Hofn
  • Day 5 - Egilsstadir
  • Day 6 - Myvatn
  • Day 7 - Hrutafjordur
  • Day 8 - Snaefellsnes
  • Day 9 - Reykjavik
  • Day 10 - Tour ends
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Fly to Reykjavik

Fly to Keflavik Airport and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. The world's northernmost capital lies just a whisker below the Arctic circle, sees around four hours' sunlight in the depths of winter, but bathes in 22 or more hours of it in summer. Surrounded by gleaming volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean with a vibrant heart that beats with a wild nightlife, Reykjavik's contrasts are utterly beguiling, beautiful and must be touched, tasted and seen to be believed. Guesthouse (1 nt)



This morning you take a short city tour around Reykjavik, followed by a trip to Pingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament. Iceland lays claim to the oldest parliament in the world, and this is central to the history of the country.

From here you continue to the Geyser geothermal area and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, before proceeding to Hvolsvollur. Guesthouse (1 nt)



You start day 3 by visiting the waterfalls of Seljarlandsfoss and Skogarfoss, followed by a visit to the museum at Skogar. You continue to Iceland's beautiful South Shore to discover puffin colonies at Dyrholaey, the rocks of Reynisdrangar, and the black sands and lava left by the Laki volcanic eruption of 1782-1783. Guesthouse (1 nt)



The trip continues over the black sands towards the oasis at Skaftafell National Park close to Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier. At Skaftafell you take a short walk towards the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss and another walk to the glacier tongue. From there we go to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) where an optional boat tour between the icebergs is highly recommended. Guesthouse (1 nt)



Continue along the beautiful eastern coastal region. We drive through the mountain pass Almannaskard and admire the extraordinary colours of the mountains. You will stop at Stodvarfjordur where we will visit the museum of stone. Guesthouse (1 nt)



From Egilsstadir you go over mountain roads to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, one of Europe's mightiest waterfalls. From there you visit the natural phenomenon Asbyrgi. Then continue towards the town of Husavik and end the day with a visit to the "Waterfall of the Gods" (Godafoss). Guesthouse (1 nt)



On day 7 we stay around the Lake Myvatn area. It is one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Volcanic activity both recent and ancient has shaped the landscapes and the forces of nature are still at work. Among the interesting sights are a solfatara area with boiling and bubbling mud pots, the Krafla Geothermal Power Plant, the lava at Leirhnjukur still warm 20 years after it flowed, the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. Guesthouse (1 nt)



Today your trip continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull - made famous by the 1864 novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' by Jules Verne, in which a passage leading to the centre of the earth is discovered on on Saefellsjokull. 

Among places that you visit are the rural church at Budir, Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich bird life and other wonders of nature. At Djupalonssandur, a short stroll takes us to the basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations and a glacier visible in the background. 



On day 9 you head towards Reykjavik to complete your circuit. First stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There you continue to Hraunfossar (Lava Waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children's Waterfalls). Then you go to Husafell for our lunch break. From Husafell return to Reykholt, the place where Snorri Sturluson, the famous 13th century poet, lived and wrote. Then you will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's hottest spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik through the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur). 


Tour ends

This morning the trip ends, you transfer to the airport and fly home