LB03 - Into the Wild - Across the Wilderness - Summer 2019
Guided Bus Tour

Black-sand-beach-South-Iceland.jpg
Glacier-tongue-in-Icelandic-countryside.jpg
Highlandroad-in-Iceland.jpg
Ice-on-black-lava-beach.jpg
Puffins.jpg
a-small-waterfall-in-countryside.jpg
Behind-seljalandsfoss-waterfall.jpg
Relaxing-in-soft-moss.jpg
Best Seller
Picture from Into the Wild - Across the Wilderness - Summer 2019 tour
Book Now
Season: (JUN 20 to AUG 31)
Duration: (11 days, 10 nights)
Price: (See below)
Map for Into the Wild - Across the Wilderness - Summer 2019 tour

Explore the best of Icelandic nature with this wonder-packed tour. From Iceland's most famous and popular sights to the deserted Icelandic highlands – you will experience the incredible diversity of Icelandic nature. Enjoy Iceland to the fullest in nine fantastic days. Geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls and hot springs are among the amazing natural attractions you will enjoy on this Icelandic mountain-truck holiday.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival
Transfer to Reykjavík is on your own. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers. If you are arriving early, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Dinner on your own.


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Golden Waterfalls - Geysir geothermal area

Transfer from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavík to the tour’s meeting point. Please be at the pre-arranged bus stop no later than 15 minutes before the pick-up time.
The first day begins with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament. Here you can see the dramatic continental drift between the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates. An hour’s drive away, the popular Geysir geothermal area awaits. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes, but you’ll also witness several other boiling pools and hot springs.
Next your group will take part in reforestation programme, located in Haukadalur valley. You can help your group plant a total of five trees, which not only allows you to leave your mark in Iceland but also for your tour group to reduce your carbon footprint!
Then you‘ll head onwards to Iceland’s most popular waterfall, the impressive two-stage Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”).

Ţingvellir National Park – the site of the world's first parliament and a true gem of nature, where tectonic plates meet and Iceland's largest lake has its home
Geysir – a geothermal wonder, home to sulphurous bubbling pools, hot springs and geysers that erupt high into the air every few minutes
Gullfoss – one of Iceland's most magnificent waterfalls
• End the day with planting a birch tree as part of a reforestation program in Haukadalur valley.
• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Hvolsvöllur area


Day 3. Town of Vík - Dyrhólaey nature reserve - Kirkjubćjarklaustur town

Start the day by driving along the highway, making a stop at two impressive waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head to the black sand beaches to enjoy the far-reaching views from Dyrholaey headland, where thousands of puffins and other seabirds nest (puffins generally seen between May and mid-August. Enjoy a stop in the quaint village of Vik before crossing the Myrdalssandur volcanic ash outwash plains created by flowing water from nearby glaciers. The day ends after passing through the vast Eldhraun lava field, the world’s largest recorded single lava flow in the last 10.000 years.

Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss – two of Iceland's most famous waterfalls
Dyrhólaey – the southern headland where puffins nest in their thousands
Vík – Iceland's southernmost village set in picturesque and peaceful surroundings
Mýrdalssandur plains – which run below the dramatic Katla volcano
Eldhraun lava field - an enormous expanse of lava created by one of the biggest eruptions in history
• Dinner and the first of two nights in Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Skaftafell

The day starts with a drive through beautiful scenery towards Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe. You will also get a view of Hvannadalshnjukur, the country´s highest peak. The highlight of the day will surely be surely Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where huge icebergs dance around in icy seawater. Continuing on your way, pass by several outlet glaciers from Vatnajokull, visiting at least one of them. Along the route you also will get magnificent views of Skaftafell, a glacier-crowned wonderland within Vatnajökull National Park.

• The stunning landscape on the way to Vatnajokull – the largest glacier in Europe
• Views of Örćfajökull volcano and Hvannadalshnjúkur – Iceland's highest peak
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon – one of Iceland's most popular natural treasures, featuring stunning icebergs that float in the freezing blue water (a boat tour around the lagoon is an optional extra)
• Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 5. Landmannalaugar Highland Paradise

It’s finally time to leave the asphalt behind and meander along the Fjallabaksleid interior track to Landmannalaugar, an astonishing area surrounded by colourful rhyolite mountains. The surreal beauty of the uninhabited interior reveals deep valleys and sculptured mountains, many formed in volcanic eruptions under glaciers during the Ice Age.

After a nice walk (optional) enjoy a relaxing swim in a warm brook created by the convergence of hot and cold springs.

• The Fjallabaksleiđ track leads you to Landmannalaugar – one of Iceland's most popular and breath-taking areas of natural beauty
• You will experience a stunning volcanic landscape of valleys and mountains – featuring amazing colours, rhyolite mountains and moss covered scenery
• Experience the area's rich geothermal activity first-hand by bathing in a natural hot spring
• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Ţjórsárdalur area.


Day 6. Sprengisandur Highland Route

Today wilderness adventure awaits! It’s time to head north through the very heart of Iceland. Discover hidden treasures of Iceland’s uninhabited interior along the Sprengisandur highland route, a vast, barren, black desert connecting Iceland´s north and south. With only rough tracks and un-bridged glacial rivers, your group will rely on your experienced driver to navigate the rugged passage between the glaciers. This is a true taste of Iceland‘s wild side—bumpy roads and driving through rivers are a part of the experience! (Note: If Sprengisandur is closed, your group will take the Kjolur highland route instead.)

• The Sprengisandur track takes you through a vast desert of black sand between the North and the South
• Experience the rugged heart of Icelandic nature – including glacial rivers and off-road tracks – as you make your way past magnificent glaciers
• Dinner and first of two overnight stays in the Lake Mývatn area


Day 7. Tjörnes Peninsula - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Dettifoss Waterfall - Lake Mývatn

After travelling on the gravel roads of the highlands, the smooth highways of the north make the fully-packed day seem more comfortable. Travel through the town of Husavik and around the Tjornes peninsula, the northernmost point of your journey. Discover the impressive 100 meter (328 feet) high walls of the horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi. According to Norse mythology, the canyon is the hoof-print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the pagan god Odinn. The journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, located in the awe-inspiring Jokulsargljufur canyon. Next travel to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland and paradise for bird watchers. Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region include the mud pits of Hverarond and the still-warm lava fields of Krafla, teeming with lava flows, fissures and explosion craters.

Húsavík and the Tjörnes peninsula – the northernmost point of your trip
Ásbyrgi National Park - a horseshoe-shaped canyon full of amazing vegetation
Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the breath-taking Jokulsargljufur canyon
Lake Mývatn – a geological and bird-watching paradise, featuring the Hverarond mud pits and the lava fields of Krafla, with its dramatic fissures and craters.
• Dinner and overnight stay in the Lake Mývatn area


Day 8. Akureyri City - Skagafjörđur fjord

Start the adventure today with a visit to Godafoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. (The name means “Waterfall of the Gods,) Continue to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North”. Enjoy some free time to explore this colourful and charming town. Some activities might include a visit to the delightful botanical garden, a swim in the local geothermal pool, or perhaps enjoying the culture, art and fine food of the Listagil artists‘ district. The route then continues to the Skagafjordur area, known as the traditional heart of horse breeding in Iceland. This area also boasts many historical sites from the classic Sagas. Tonight, horseback riding on a purebred Viking horse might be an appealing option, as would be an invigorating walk in the picturesque surroundings.

Gođafoss – one of Iceland's most popular waterfalls
Akureyri - Iceland's second largest city, which offers endless cultural and relaxation activities, from the geothermal pool to the many galleries, shops and restaurants
• The Skagafjörđur area – famous for its horse breeding and connections to the Sagas, with great scenery for an inspiring walk
• Dinner and overnight stay in the Laugarbakki area


Day 9. Hvammstangi village - Eiríksstađir Farm - Fellsströnd

Your journey continues around Vatnsnes Peninsula, which contains the extraordinary rock formation of Hvitserkur, a 15 meter (49 feet) tall cliff jutting out straight from the sea. You might even see seals resting close to the beach. In the afternoon, drive through rolling farmlands and across Laxardalsheidi heath to the Viking Age house at Eiriksstadir. This was the original homestead of Erik the Red and the birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson. These men are two of the most legendary Vikings in the world. In a replica of a grass-roofed house, meet modern day Vikings who will demonstrate the lifestyle from 1000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge.

• A drive through picturesque farmland and across Laxardalsheiđi heath
Eiríksstađir - the home of the Erik the Red and birthplace of Leif Eiriksson, Eiríksstađir offers the chance to experience the crafts and lifestyle of Viking times.
• Dinner and an overnight stay in West Iceland


Day 10. Snćfellsjökull National Park

Today is spent exploring the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park‘s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. Walk along the uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi, you can observe magnificent basalt rock in stacked formations and take a walk along the unique hiking trail linking the settlements of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Afterwards the journey leads back to Reykjavik, where the tour ends. The tour bus will drop you off at Bus Hostel, where you will be transferred to your hotel or a pre-arranged bus stop in Reykjavík.

Snćfellsjökull glacier – a magnificent glacier covering a dormant volcano
Djúpalonssandur beach - a peaceful walk along the pebbled coastline
Arnarstapi – a charming harbour village famous for its dramatic basalt rock formations
• A inspiring hike along the track between Arnarstapi and Hellnar
• A drive back to Reykjavík and time to reflect on everything you've seen and experienced on this incredible Icelandic nature tour.


Day 11. Departure
Departure day (transfer not included but can be booked on request)


Price:

June 20, 2019 - August 31, 2019
- Price per person in Double/Twin room including accommodation in Reykjavík: 456121 ISK
- Price per person in Single room including accommodation in Reykjavík : 573161 ISK
- Price per person in Double/Twin room excluding accommodation in Reykjavík: 413420 ISK
- Price per person in Single room excluding accommodation in Reykjavík : 503860 ISK

Book Now
Season: (JUN 20 to AUG 31)
Duration: (11 days, 10 nights)
Price: (See above)
Find us on Facebook
Find us on Google+

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Find out more how we use cookies