- Day 1: Reykjavik (Click to expand)
- Day 2: Reykjavik to Akureyri
- Day 3: Akureyri to Myvatn
- Day 4: Myvatn to Hofn
- Day 5: Hofn to Vik
- Day 6: Vik to Selfoss
- Day 7: Golden Circle Tour
- Day 8: Departure
Today, the guests will arrive in Reykjavik. A coach will be waiting for the group at the airport, ready to drive the group to Blue Lagoon Spa, where the guests can enjoy the geothermal pools, and unwind after a long plane journey.
After the visit to the Blue Lagoon, the group will continue to Reykjavik, where they will visit Árbær Open Air museum. Dinner will be arranged at a restaurant in Reykjavik, before the group ends their day at the hotel where they will stay overnight.
After breakfast, the guests will begin their journey by coach from Reykjavik to Akureyri. On the way, there will be a photo-stop at Hraunfossar waterfalls, where underground springs flow through the riverside lava deposits, and flow out into Hvitá River as many tiny waterfalls.
The group will continue towards Akureyri for overnight stay.
Today, the group will make their way to Myvatn. On the way, the guests will have a photo stop at Godafoss – if you have seen pictures of Niagara Falls, this is the same type of waterfall, albeit on a smaller scale – Godafoss drops 12 meters, over a width of 30 meters.
The next photo stop will be at the Hverir geothermal area, where bubbling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits litter the area. This will be a part of an excursion around Lake Mývatn, where the guests will also experience the pseudo-craters of Skutustadagigar, Dimmuborgir (an area full of Lava Pillars, the name meaning “Dark Cities”), and Dettifoss waterfall.
Next on the agenda is a whale watching cruise, where the group will have the chance to experience the gentle giants that live in the waters off the coast of Iceland.
After the whale watching, the group can relax in the Mývatn nature baths, before going for dinner and then to the hotel.
Overnight stay in the Husavik/Mývatn area.
After breakfast, the tour of the day will start – Destination Egilsstadir. On the way, there will be a chance to take a quick photo-stop at Dettifoss waterfall, should yesterday’s tour not have been enough.
On the way to Egilsstadir, it is advised to have your camera at the ready, due to the amazingly beautiful scenery along the way. After stopping in Egilsstadir, the next destination is Hofn, which will be reached via the town of Djupivogur. On the way, the group will stop by Petra´s stone collection, where the guests can view an amazing collection of stones and mineral deposits, all collected by hand by renowned collector Petra Sveinsdóttir.
After this, the tour continues to Hofn for overnight stay
Photo credit: Petra´s stone collection
After breakfast, the group will first set off for Jokulsarlon – this translates to Glacier lagoon. Here, the guests will enjoy a lagoon cruise among the icebergs, which were once parts of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.
Next, the group will continue towards Vik. On the way, the guests will experience the beauty of the Icelandic nature in Vatnajökull national park. There will be photo stops at Dyrholaey, where avian wildlife is abundant, and Black Sand beach, named after the black basalt sand of which it is made up.
Overnight stay in Vik area.
After breakfast, the group will depart for Myrdalsjökull, where snowmobiles will be waiting for them – ready for a tour of the glacier. The combination of beautiful scenery and the exhilarating experience of riding on a snow mobile is sure to wow the guests.
After the snow mobile tour, the group will transfer to the small village of Skoga. Here, there will be a stop at Skogarfoss. One of the largest waterfalls in Iceland (25 meters wide, 60 meter drop), this waterfall is a great place to try and spot a rainbow, due to the large amounts of spray – sometimes you will even see a double rainbow!
The tour continues to Seljalandsfoss, where the guests can enjoy the experience of viewing a waterfall from a different angle – here, it is possible to walk behind the waterfall!
The group continues to Hella/Selfoss area for overnight stay.
On this day, the group will take one of the most popular tours in Iceland – the Golden Circle tour.
On the way, the guests will see the following sights:
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir):
Here, the guests will experience one of the closest possible views of a rift between tectonic plates; a place where Iceland is literally being torn apart.
Haukardalur Geothermal Valley:
Home of the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, Haukardalur is where the group can experience huge columns of water being expelled from the ground at heights up to 30+ meters.
One of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland, Gulfoss has a total drop of 32 meters, separated into two stages. There are several levels of viewing platforms and walking paths at the waterfall, providing several good angles to get a photo!
After the Golden Circle tour, the guests will have the chance to have an authentic Icelandic horse riding experience.
Upon arrival in Reykjavik, the group will do a city tour, which will include visits to Hallgrimms Cathedral, the Perlan Building, the Hofdi house, and the City Hall of Reykjavik.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Today, the group will depart for their journey home.