Day 01: Arrival Reykjavík
Overnight stay in Reykjavík at the newly renovated NATURA Hotel Reykjavik (transfer not included).
Day 02: Skógar -Vík
Restless Volcanoes – Folk Museum
The tour departs from Reykjavík where you will travel south through the greenhouse town of Hveragerði. Fertile farmland andglacial rivers abound as we continue on through the south of Iceland on theway to Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall. We visit with the farmers ofÞorvaldseyri Farm located at the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that last erupted in the spring of 2010. A visitors center/familyrun exhibit was opened in spring 2011, here guests can view a 20 minute film about the spectacular natural event. Our next stop will be at the Skogar Folk Museum before continuing on, passing Sólheimajökull Glacier to the black Reynisfjara beach.
Overnight in Vík area.
Day 03: Kirkjubæjarklaustur- Skaftafell - Jökulsárlón
Europe’s Largest National Park and Glacier– Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs
We travel through the Catholic convent at Kirkjubæjarklaustur towards Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. We continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon.
Back to Vík area for overnight.
Day 04: Westman Islands
Lava Fields – Puffin Island- Magnificent lava fields
We travel along the south coast to Landeyjarhöfn harbor. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara we take a 30 minute ferry to the Westman Islands. Once there the group will explore Heimaey Island,the largest of the Westman Islands. Other adventures of the day include: a visit to the puffins in Storhofdi, a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few years ago and exploring flora ofthe new lava field. After lunch the group will have some extra time to explore the Islands on their own.
Overnight in Laugarvatn or Hveragerdi area depending on season.
Note: If the route to the Westman Islandsis closed due to weather conditions (spring or early summer) the tour will then continue through lava fields and outwash sands formed by floods from the volcanoKatla and onwards to Laugarvatn.
Day 05: Gullfoss - Geysir - Þingvellir - Reykjavík
Exploding Geysers – The beautiful Golden Falls– National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
We depart for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir and Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Onwards we travel to Gullfoss one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. Your next stop is Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake, before heading back to Reykjavik.
Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Day 06: Departure
Transfer to the international airport not included.