Reykjavik - Thingvellir National Park - Golden Circle - Frioheimar - The Northern Lights (287 km)
After guests be picked up from the hotel, we start our trip by driving to Thingvellir National Park. Here you can see the Icelandic Parliament Afterwards we keep on driving along the route of the Golden Circle and visit at the geothermal site of Geysir, we will see the Strokkur hot spring. Then we will reach Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. Afterwards, we will visit to the greenhouse-farm in Fridheimar. Overnight in Fosshotel Hekla. In the evening, we will search for the Aurora Borealis.
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.
Althing is the Icelandic parliament, as well as the name of the building in which the governmental body meets. It was founded in 930, making it the oldest parliamentary institution in the world.
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.
This Icelandic village is a popular stop along the Golden Circle route. It is best known as an agricultural center, famous for its delicious tomatoes.
Standard Hotel: Fosshotel Hekla
Fosshotel Hekla - Skogar - Vík village - Reynisfjara beach - Kirkjubaejarklaustur (60 km)
Today, we will travel to the southern region of Iceland. Along the way, we will stop at places like Slejalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, two picturesque waterfalls. We will also visit the Skogar Folk Museum, which will provide us with insight into the island's history and the farmer's way of life. We will then continue to VikReynisfjara Beach. Afterwards, we will reach the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
This small Icelandic village has a total population about 500 people. Despite its small size, it is relatively well-known because of the travel facilities it offers on the road between Vik and Hofn.
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is located in the southwestern part of Iceland. It is a famous tourist attraction.
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.
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.
Vatnajökull Glacier - Skaftafell National Park
Today, we will explore the southeast part of Iceland. Crossing Skeidararsandur, we will have lovely views of Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. Once we have crossed the area, we will reach Skaftafell National Park, known for its unique, abundant vegetation. If conditions allow, we will be able to take a short hike to Svartifoss waterfall. Continuing east, we will arrive at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, one of Iceland's most famous attractions. In the evening, we will drive back to the hotel.
Skaftafell National Park, ICELAND
The second national park, Skaftafell, is established in 1967 and about 400-500 square kilometres. It contains some of the most precious natural pearls of the country. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have a magnetic influence on the visitors.
Vatnajokull National Park, ICELAND
Known as the black falls, this waterfall is one of the most popular sights in Vatnajokull National Park. The waterfall is surrounded by dark lava columns, which have provided inspiration for Iceland's architects.
This large glacial lake in Iceland is growing all the time due to the nearby glaciers melting. It has been featured in four movies, including Batman Begins and two James Bond films.
Standard Hotel: in the area of Kirkjubaejarklaustur
The South Shore - Eyjafjallajökull - Reykjavik (99 km)
Today, we will make our way back to Reykjavik, traveling along Iceland's South Shore. On the way, we will visit the Lava Volcano Center in Hvolsvollur. When we arrive in Reykjavik, we will enjoy some sightseeing around the city, visiting the Perlan Building, Hofdi House, Town Hall, Althingi, Hallgrimskirkja and the old harbor.
A small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík. It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra.
Lava Volcano and Earthquake Centre
LAVA - Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Center is an interactive experience that will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and was founded in 1786. Its important function as a seaport has led to its continual development over the past two-plus centuries. It has been called "the nightlife capital of the north."
This house in the northern part of Reykjavik has been the residence of many diplomats and other people of note. In 1986, it was the site of the Reykjavik Summit between the USA and the USSR.
Hallgrimskirkja is a Lutheran Church in Reykjavik and the largest church in Iceland. Founded in 1945, Hallgri-mskirkja was architecturally designed to resemble the lava flows of Iceland's landscape. The church is also used as an observation tower.
Situated in Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik, Perlan is a landmark building and exhibition space. The ground floor of the building, known as Winter Garden, houses concerts and events, while the fourth floor provides guests with viewing deck. The top floor is home to a revolving restaurant.
Old Town Center
The Old Town Center of Reykjavik is decorated with brightly colored historical buildings which makes this neighborhood a quaint and beautiful destination for tourists. Visit the Icelandic Parliament and Town Hall, Domkirkjan (Icelandic cathedral), museums, universities, theatre, restaurants, shops and more.
This classical 19th century building in Reykjavik houses the Icelandic Parliament. Only the detailing chamber and some small meeting rooms are located here, while committee chambers, parliamentarians' offices, and more are located offsite.
Reykjavik City Hall
Reykjavik City Hall houses the offices of the mayor of Reykjavik and features a cafe and large 3D map of Iceland. Constructed in 1992 following an international architectural competition, the hall is often used for art exhibitions and other public events.
Standard Hotel: Overnight in Reykjavik