Reykjavik - Golden Circle (281 km)
After getting picked up from the hotel in Reykjavik, we will set our along the Golden CircleThingvellir National Park, the Geyser Geothermal Area and Gullfoss. We will spend the night in the Hvolsvollur area. We should be sure to watch the skies at night for a chance to see the Northern Lights.
Golden Circle, ICELAND
Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.
Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.
This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND
Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
Standard Hotel: Hótel Hvolsvöllur / Hótel Eyjafjallajökull or equivalent
Selfoss - Vik - Vatnajokull - Jokulsarlon (273 km)
Today, we will visit two waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Between the waterfalls, we will also be able to see Eyjafjallajokull, a sub-glacial volcano that last erupted in 2010. Next, we will visit Solheimajokull to hike on the glacier before heading to the famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara. After a short stop in Vik, we will continue to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, part of the larger Vatnajokull National Park. We will then continue to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and spend the night in the area.
This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
The southern coast of Iceland contains a unique surprise for visitors: black sand beaches, formed due to the region's volcanic activity. Reynisfjara in particular has been called the coolest beach in the country.
Vatnajokull National Park, ICELAND
A preservation area in southeast Iceland. It used to be a manor farm and a national park, but has been a part of Vatnajökull National Park since its establishment in 2008.
A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Standard Hotel: Hótel Höfn/Hótel Vatnajökull or equivalent
Jokulsarlon - Ice Cave - Reykjavik (276 km)
Today, we will explore the ice cave at Jokulsarlon. The guide will share with you their expertise and knowledge about the cave, allowing us to truly appreciate this amazing natural phenomena. At the end of the day, we will return to Reykjavik later in the evening. If the sky is right, we may have another opportunity to look at the Northern Lights.