Day 1. Arrival - ReykjavÝk City - Northern Lights Hunt
As you arrive at the airport our driver will meet you there and take you to your accommodation in ReykjavÝk. Spend the rest of the day exploring ReykjavÝk. Consult your driver for the various things to see and do in the capital of Iceland. We recommend you to visit the Northern Lights Centre in ReykjavÝk to learn more about the phenomenon of northern lights.
Day 2. Stunning Waterfalls - Black Beaches - Glaciers and Volcanoes
Your personal guide will pick you up in the morning and you will start your Icelandic adventure. The first stop is Hverageri, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. Next you will stop at two majestic waterfalls ľ Seljalandsfoss and Skˇgafoss. Depending on weather conditions it is possible to walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall. As you visit the waterfalls you will pass the infamous Eyjafjallaj÷kull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010. On your way to the small town of VÝk you will visit the stunning black lava beach with Reynisdrangar Pinnacles. As you continue further east, you will visit the impressive Fjarßrglj˙fur Canyon and Kirkjugˇlfi (The Church floor) - a protected natural monument just east of KirkjubŠjarklaustur. Kirkjugˇlfi's basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made. In the evening, if the weather conditions allow, you can head out on a hunt for northern lights on your own. Ask your guide to provide you with northern lights forecast information.
Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
Today you will continue further east across Skeiarßrsandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnaj÷kull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the GrÝmsv÷tn Volcano, beneath Vatnaj÷kull Icecap in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display. You will visit Skaftafell National Park, a tranquil paradise at the foot of Vatnaj÷kull Glacier. Your guide will show you some of the most interesting sites at the park, such as the picturesque Svartifoss waterfall. After exploring Skaftafell you will head to J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacial Lagoon which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. After all the sightseeing you will head back to Hella area for an overnight stay. Your guide will let you know in the evening if the conditions are right for a Northern Lights hunt.
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
Day 4. Volcanic Crater - Geysers - The Golden Waterfall - Ůingvellir National Park
You will head inland for the famous Golden Circle route, first stopping at the impressive Keri Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. Your next stop will be the Geysir Geothermal area with various kinds of hot springs and the famous geysers Strokkur and Geysir. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up in the air every few minutes. Only a short distance from the Geysir geothermal area you will find the majestic and impressive Gullfoss, also known as The Golden Waterfall, which is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. Next you will continue to Ůingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. It is located on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. Ůingvellir is hauntingly beautiful, despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then, across the Mosfellsheii Heath head back to ReykjavÝk.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Ůingvellir National Park
Day 5. The Blue Lagoon and a Northern Lights Search
Today you will enjoy the journey to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula to visit the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing bath. If the weather and road conditions allow, you will also visit some of the highlights of Reykjanes, such as the mysterious Lake Kleifarvatn and the colourful KrřsuvÝk Geothermal area. After a relaxing day you will head back to ReykjavÝk, and once again your guide will advise you about the conditions to see the northern lights.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon Spa
Day 6. Departure
Our driver will drive you from ReykjavÝk to the airport. If you have an afternoon or evening flight, you still have chance to catch any of ReykjavÝk sites that you might have missed when you arrived.
Price from: 595098 ISK/Per Person