ICELAND – THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (5 DAYS)

The virgin nature, scenic landscapes, hot springs, lively geysers, phenomenal waterfalls, crystal-clear air, majestic volcanoes, and fantastic cuisine – this is how to describe Iceland in a few words. It is known as natural paradise on Earth. During our excursion, we will explore the most spectacular spots in the south-western part of the country. In a nutshell, we will see all the things that Iceland has to offer. Anyone who visits this country falls in love with it from first sight.

Trip plan

DAY 1:

Arrival at Keflavik (Reykjavik) airport, welcome from a local tour leader and a transfer to a hotel. Our Iceland adventure will begin from visiting Seltun geothermal region. Owing to wooden pavements and viewing bridges, we will admire bubbly pools, fumaroles and steaming solfataras. After a short walk, there will be a transfer to a hotel in Reykjavik with lunch-dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2:

Breakfast at a hotel. After breakfast, there will bean expedition to the Icelandic Golden Circle. Our first point will be ‘Kerið’ – a volcanic lake which was formed  3,500 years ago after the eruption of Grímsnes volcano. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful volcanic rock which only adds charm. Our next destination is Friðheimar – a household city where tomatoes and cucumbers are grown amongst others. This is an ideal place to enjoy a delicious tomato soup with a home-made bread. During our visit, we will have a chance to see how Iceland makes use of the natural wealth to grow the vegetables. How extraordinary! After a short break, we will be led further to Faxi waterfall, where we will hold a photo shooting session before heading to Geysir geothermal area, located in Haukadalur Valley. This is where the geothermal activity becomes even more intensive. The steam evaporating above the valley can be seen from a distance. The area is rich in hot springs and fumaroles. We will also witness Strokkur geyser erupting water at 20-40m high. Geysir is just a foretaste of one of the biggest attractions of Iceland – Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss is popular not only for its breathtaking force, but miraculous rainbows that form on a sunny day. The Gullfoss name itself means ‘gold’ and the waterfall is said to be part of the ‘Golden Circle’ route, which has actually coined its name from the waterfall. Following such an incredible day, full of adventure, we will make our way to a hotel for lunch-dinner and an overnight stay. Phew! What a day!

DAY 3:

Breakfast at a hotel. After breakfast, we will depart for ‘Lava-Center’ – the volcanic centre, where we will have a feel of a volcano. Through an interactive presentation, we will learn more about the formation of Iceland and its tectonics as well as about volcano eruptions in the island’s history. Another destination is Seljalandsfoss waterfall located in the south of the island. It measurs 65 meters in height – it is one of the few waterfalls that we will be able to walk around from the other (back) side as well. The next stop is Skógafoss waterfall as one of the largest Icelandic waterfalls. Its total height is 62 meters and the width reaches up to 15 meters. The water streams strike the ground with huge force and they scatter around with an air-borne water mist that creates a rainbow on a sunny day. In your free time, you can make your way up to a viewing platform and admire this wonder of nature from the top. Our further Icelandic adventure will take us to a picteresque Vik village situated on the southern coast of Iceland. Reynishverfi beach is certainly the most popular beach across the whole of Iceland. It attracts by its colour and incredible rocky formations. After taking the photos, our next stop will be the Austurkot horse farm. The horse stud is owned by Páll Bragi Hólmarsson & Hugrun Jóhannsdóttir. Páll is a trainer of fan Icelandic national team and we will be honoured to be welcomed by him. After learning about a short history of Icelandic horses, we will participate in a horse riding show. Following such incredible adventure, it will be time to return to a hotel, where we will be served dinner and stay overnight.

DAY 4:

We would start the day with the traditional breakfast. After the breakfast, we will visit Þingvellir National Park. The park was founded in 1928 and since 2004, it has been listed as the UNESCO site. It is situated across the large tectonic Þingvallavatn lake and the point where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Iceland is one of the few places on Earth where you can spot such a phenomenon on the surface. In the park, there is also Þingvallavatn Lake, the largest natural lake on the island. This is an important historical site for Icelanders as well. In 1930,the first Icelandic Parliament convened here – Althing. Following the visit to the park, a visit to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, will be our next destination. Although Reykjavik is one of the smallest capital cities, it is inhabited by nearly half of the country’s population – about 120,000 inhabitants. In Reykjavik, there is a small centre that can be visitied on foot. The whole agglomeration is linked to the volcanic origins of the island – all of its buildings are heated using the geothermic energy. What is interesting is that the majority of homes has no chimneys at all. The city is located at Faxa Bay and it is the oldest city of the island. In the centre of the capital, there is Tjörnin lake around which the city’s landmarks are located. This includes the City Hall, the National Gallery and theatres. Here, you can spot over 40 bird species, i.e. swans. There are also interesting museums, including the National Museum or the Maritime Museum, where many interesting ship models have been on display. Reykjavik is also a port city. The leisure time will allow an individual to explore the charming parts of the capital city. We also recommend to head for shopping to the nearest souvenir shops and enjoy local specialities at nearby restaurants.

DAY 5:

Breakfast and airport transfer

Offer for groups of min. 15 people

Price: from 999 €

Additional information

The price includes:

  • A local coach hire with a driver for the above programme.
  • Parking fees.
  • Tours as specified in the programme.
  • Entry tickets to tourist attractions.
  • Airport transfers.
  • A local tour leader throughout the duration of the programme.
  • Accommodation at a 3* hotel in Reykjavik, with 4 x HB (breakfast buffet, a 3-course dinner meal).
  • Accommodation for a driver and a tour leader.
  • Per each 25 pax, 1 free accommodation at a hotel and a HB room.

*We also offer a programme that is tailored to meet the client’s needs.

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