Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik (394 km)
Today, we will enjoy Iceland?s beautiful, natural landscape by traveling along the Golden Circle. Along the way, we will see Thingvellir National Park, the hot springs of Haukadalur, Geysir and the waterfall Gullfoss. Guests can choose to upgrade their day with activities like a trip to Langjokull glacier, snowmobile rides on the ice, an Icelandic horse ride or snorkeling at Silfra gorge. On the way back to Reykjavik, we will stop at the Blue Lagoon.
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.
Reykjanes Peninsula, ICELAND
The Reykjanes Peninsula is most popularly known for the Keflavik International Airport and Blue Lagoon. A geothermal area, Reykjanes offers access to a wide array of activities including caves, hot springs, restaurants, museums, lighthouses, festivals, and dramatic landscape.
Warm up in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spalocated in a lava field in southwestern Iceland, in Grindavik. Visitors can swim and relax in mineral rich water, said to have health benefits, in temperatures averaging 37-39'C (99-102'F).
Standard Hotel: Reykjavik 3-star hotel
Reykjavik - Vik- Jokulsarlon (341 km)
We will begin today's voyage by driving along the south coast of Iceland to take in the area?s beauty. Our first stop will be Reynisfjara, a beach known for its beautiful black sands, to admire the strength of the Atlantic Ocean. Be careful of the unpredictable and sometimes deadly surf. Then, we will stop in Vik to see a typical Icelandic village and stock up on snacks before continuing to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. Nearby, we can see Diamond Beach, a black sand beach covered in icebergs that glisten in the sun.
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.
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: Hotel in Vatnajokull National Park
Selfoss - Vik - Reykjavik (300 km)
Today, we will go glacier hiking on top of Solheimajokull, so be sure to wear comfortable hiking boots. After hiking for about 90 minutes, we will drive back to Reykjavik, stopping on the way to see stunning waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrabui and Skogafoss. We will also stop at a hidden cave before arriving in Reykjavik in the late evening.
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.
Standard Hotel: Reykjavík 3-star hotel