Day 1: To Reykjavik -
Fly to Reykjavik (1 night) and begin your holiday with either a
soak in the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon or relax and explore the
city before dinner.
Day 2: Thórsmörk -
Explore this popular walking area with its gorges, glaciers and
protected birch forests, including the moss green gorge of
Stakkholtsgjá, before continuing to our evening's accommodation
in Hvolsvollur (2 nights).
Day 3: Landmannalaugar -
Travel over the black volcanic sands of Hekla volcano and walk
in this volcanic zone with contrasting colours and rock
formations. It’s possible to relax in the natural hot springs
after the day’s walk.
Day 4: To Skaftafell -
Journey along the south coast, with a stop at the dramatic
seashore of Reynisfjara. We continue along the south coast
passing the small village of Vik and the black sandy plains
south of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, before reaching Skaftafell
National Park, for walks to admire the impressive Svartifoss
(black waterfall). Afternoon arrival at the Fosshotel Skaftafell
for 3 nights in a great location on the edge of the national
Day 5: Glacier Lagoon -
Skaftafell - East to Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón and
Breidarlon. Our walks disover the wilderness desert region of
Öræfasveit, and tour Breidarlon. There's also plenty of time
left, for some optional visits including: boat tours among the
icebergs, and slightly quirky birdwatching tours to Ingolfshofdi
Cap by tractor-drawn wagon!
Day 6: Skaftafell National
Park - Stunning walking in Europe’s largest national
park, with views on a clear day of Iceland’s highest peak,
Hvannadalshnúkur, and trails across Skaftafell moor to a lookout
over the immense glacier.
Day 7: To Selfoss - Heading
west again we stop at Fjadrargljufur canyon and Skogar to
admire the Skogar waterfall, at 60m high, one of the highest in
Iceland. Afternoon visits include Thorvaldseyri, where we learn
about the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull. We spend the evening in
Selfoss (1 night).
Day 8: The Golden Circle -
A day of amazing sights in Iceland’s ‘Golden Circle’. See the
regular eruptions of Strokkur geyser and Gullfoss, one of the
world’s most dramatic waterfalls, with walks in the Thingvellir
National Park. Evening arrival at our hotel near Borgarnes (2
nights), the Hotel Hamar.
Day 9: Snæfellsness
Peninsula - Today we visit the peninsula and the
National Park area around the glacier. This is a day of
excellent walking in an area that is said to resemble a
Day 10: Borgarfjordur &
Hvalfjordur - Beginning our day at Grabrok, we visit
the must see waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, before
driving along Hvalfjordur (fjord of the whales), to begin our
hike to the beautiful Glymur waterfall. We return to Reykjavik
for our final evening.
Day 11: Reykjavik &
departure - transfer to Keflavik airport for your flight home