AROUND ICELAND - 7 DAYS
Northern Lights (from August 25 - April 25)
Thingvellir is characterised by tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became World Heritage Site in 2004.
Strokkur and the Geyser area will be visited. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters, but is almost inactive. Strokkur, only few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 4 minutes.
Gullfoss, Golden Waterfall. Near Geysir is the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall.
Secret Lagoon is a nature geothermal bath, where you bath in raw nature and relax
at the end of the day.
Reynisfjara black beach
Sólheimajökull outlet glacier
Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier
Seljalandsfoss is 60 m high and it is possible to walk behind it, and get a unique view from behind.
Skógafoss is on of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is also 60 m high and about 25 m wide. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are both in glacier rivers, meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Eyjafjallajökull is now famous for it´s 2010 volcanic eruption that disrupted air traffic in Europe.
Reynisdrangar Black beach. Iceland is a volcanic island, made up mainly of basaltic material that is black in color. Hence, the "Black Beaches". The black beach was, in 1991, ranked as one of the ten most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world. On the beach there are the remarkable basalt columns. Reynisdrangar is a seastack, a geological formation made by wave erosion of surrounding material.
Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier, flowin out of the ice cap Mýrdalsjökull. Underneath Mýrdalsjökull is the famous volcano Katla. Glaciers are retrieting and disappearing around us on an unprecedented rate. It is predicted that in few decades the glaciers will all be gone.
You will hike on a glacier with experienced and licensed glacier guide. The guide will provide you with the appropriate equipment and prepare you for the amazing walk on the unique landscape on a glacier.
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
Skaftafell national park
This day will be spend in the National Park of Vatnajökull, with Skaftafell and its famous glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón.
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a beautiful lagoon in front of a calving glacier. We will enjoy amazing view of floating icebergs in a lagoon and walk between them at the black beach, which is sometime referred to The Diamond Beach.
In Skaftafell national park we will hike to Svartafoss waterfall.
On our way to Egilsstaðir, we will visit Litlanesfoss waterfall.
Djupivogur, picturesque fishing village, is known for its art and beautiful views.
On the way to Egilsstaðir we will visit a waterfall, Litlanesfoss, with a view from the top.
After a stop in Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir we head to our lodging, where you will find nothing but mountains, nature and silence.
Námaskarð / Hverarönd geothermal area
Dimmuborgir lava formations
Dettifoss waterfall is the largest waterfall in Iceland and the most powerful in Iceland and Europe. It falls about 100 meters down to Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.
Námaskarð, often referred to Hverarönd is an active and ever changing field of thermal springs, mud pots and boiling mud. The geothermal activity brings to the surface bubbling mud pools and steaming ground and colorful fumaroles and solfataras. The beautiful colours are due to sulphur and white and yellowish brown sulphates are deposited. Few kilometres to the north of Námaskarð, is Krafla, the central volcano.
Dalvík Whale Watching
In Dalvík we will embark on an intrepid mission, search for whales and fish for cod. Once we have completed the mission we will drive around the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, visiting small fishermen villages, Siglufjörður and Hofsós.
We then drive to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to Stykkilshólmur village, where we stay for the night.
Kirkjufell and Kirkjufell waterfall
Djúpalónssandur black beach
Vatnshellir lava cave
Hellnar rock formations
On this day we will venture into one of the most exciting and famous places in Iceland, where Julus Verne found inspiration for his book "Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
Kirkjufell, located on the northern site of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland, and with the Kirkjufell waterfall in the vicinity makes a wonderful nature stop.
Djúpalónssandur black beach is a bay at the tip of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The black small pebbles on the beach have been smoothed by the ocean waves, and amongst them are scattered rusty parts of a wreckage of a ship that stranded in the area in 1948. In the old days fishermen used to test their strength by lifting heavy rocks, that still lie there. Heaviest is Fullsterkur ("full strength"), weighing 154 kg, next is Hálfsterkur ("half strength") weighing 100 kg, hálfdrættingur ("weakling") weighing 54 kg and Amlóði ("Useless") 23 kg. They were traditionally used to qualify men for work on fishing boats, with the Hálfdrættingur being the minimum weight a man would have to lift onto a ledge at hip-height to qualify.
Lóndrangar cliffs are volcanic plugs of basalt, of 61 and 75 metres of height, that have formed by erosion of the surrounding material.
Hellnar is a small and ancient fishing village. The beach has amazing rock formation which we will visit.
Relaxing atmosphere and spa in the Blue lagoon at the end of the trip.
TO OPERATE THIS TOUR WE NEED MINIMUM 6 PEOPLE
The price includes
Everything included, except lunch and dinner. Standard ticket to the Blue Lagoon included. Ticket can be upgraded to Premium, Comfort or Standard Plus.
The price does not include
Lunch and dinner