Trip reference number: ELING
Trip Operator: G Adventures
At the place where two continental plates brush up against each other is Iceland, land of fire and ice. Get up close to this unique country on a seven-day exploration of its natural highlights. Make your way through lava tube caves, watch the living Earth in€tion at some of the island’s volcanoes, relax in incredible hot springs, and keep your eyes peeled for whales off the coast. Find your element in a place of extreme elements.
Day 1 ReykjavÍk
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 ReykjavÍk/Golden Circle/Selfoss (1B, 1L)
Explore the geological wonders that have shaped Iceland on a tour of the Golden Circle, including a walk in Thingvellir National Park and visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir hot springs. Also visit a farm to learn about the use of geothermal energy in Icelandic horticulture and enjoy a lunch of local produce. Spend the evening relaxing at the geothermal hot tubs and sauna at our hotel.
Day 3 Selfoss/Vik (1B)
Discover the beauty of Iceland’s south shore, catching views of the infamous EyjafjallajÖkull volcano. Visit the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall and follow our CEO along a hidden path to the secret waterfall of GljÚfrabÚi. Stop along the way to visit the Skogarsafn Museum, and the famous Skogafoss waterfall. We’ll also explore the black sand beach at Reynisfjara and the surrounding coast in search of birds and wildlife.
Day 4 Vik/Skaftafell (1B, 1D)
Depart early for Skaftafell and embark on a scenic glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park with an expert guide. Take in the impressive icy formations and hike to a waterfall to learn more about the Vatnajokull glacier and National Park.
Day 5 Skaftafell (1B)
Continue exploring the south shore’s sandy plains and moss-covered lava fields, stopping along the way at various historical and geological sites. Visit Crystal beach and JÖkulsÁrlÓn glacier lagoon to view icebergs which get carried out to sea, often washing back ashore on the black sand beach. Later, visit the Thorbergur Cultural Heritage Museum and enjoy a traditional dinner. Opt for a boat ride on the lagoon (May-October).
Day 6 Skaftafell/ReykjavÍk (1B)
Travel back to Reykjavik with stops at FjaÐrÁrgljÚfur and HveragerÐi, then visit a local power plant to gain a better understanding of how geothermal energy is used throughout the country. Opt to have a farewell dinner with your CEO and enjoy your last evening out on the town.
Day 7 ReykjavÍk (1B)
Depart at any time.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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