Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

South Shore & Glaciers (8 days)

Luxury Beyond Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland To Reykjavík, Iceland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Reykjavík, Iceland
101 Hotel or Sand Hotel - Deluxe room Breakfast, Lunch

Pickup at airport by private driver and Cultural & City Guide and travel to Reykjavik. Prior to check in at your hotel you will explore the City and get an introduction to the history of Reykjavik. We stop by galleries, visit local designers and have lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 2
Reykjavík, Iceland
101 Hotel or Sand Hotel - Deluxe room Breakfast, Lunch

We descend 120 meters / 400 ft in an open cable lift to the bottom of a crater once filled with steaming hot lava. The way down is breathtaking, as the sunlight fades away a magical new world opens up to you.

Fitness level needed: Moderate ( The difficulty is 2-3 out of possible 5). No knowledge of hiking or climbing is required. It´s not an uphill walk, but the surface is hilly and uneven.This is not a tour for those in no or limited physical shape. Distance walked: Approximately 3km ( 2 miles) each way.The walk usually takes around 45-50 minutes.A guide will be with you at all times on the walk.

Day 3
Hella, Iceland
Hotel Ranga - Deluxe room Breakfast

Today is dedicated to the most popular route in Iceland, "The Golden CIrcle.

* National Park Thingvellir - UNESCO world heritage site where Iceland´s parliament Althingi was established in 930AD. * Almannagja rift - Tectonic plate boundaries* Geysir geothermal area* Spouting spring Strokkur* Gullfoss two tire waterfall

If interested it would be possible to add a stop at the Secret Lagoon where you can enjoy geothermal bathing

Day 4
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Hotel Ranga - Deluxe room Breakfast

Today is dedicated to the volcanic island if Vestmannaeyjar off the south coast of Iceland. We take a ferry to the island which almost came uninhabitable in the year 1973 when islanders battled with an eruption from the Eldfell volcano.

* Visit to Museum of Remembrance dedicated to the eruption gives great insight into the eruption which destroyed more than third of all buildings on the island.* We go up to the puffing nesting site and cape Storhofdi* Walk up to Eldfell volcano and explore the new lava field

If interested if would be possible to offer a boat tour / RIB safari tour from the island. It´s also possible to stay overnight at one of the hotels on the island.

Day 5
Vík, Iceland
Hotel Laki - Deluxe room Breakfast

We travel along South Iceland, which is dominated by rugged and beautiful mountains, glaciers, and glacial rivers, black beach and waterfalls in all shapes. * Lava Center - Exhibition about Icelandic Volcanos* Seljalandsfoss waterfall - possible to walk behind it* Skogafoss waterfall* 1-2 hour ATV tour where you drive along black sandy beach* Reynishverfi black beach* Gardar basalt wall* Vik village* Eldhraun lava Camp* Systrafoss waterfall

To this day it´s possible to offer 1 hour snowmobile or 2-3 hour glacier hike instead of the ATV tour.

Day 6
Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon - Deluxe room Breakfast

The journey proceeds to Vatnajokull, Europe´s biggest ice cap, on toward the glacier lagoon where you navigate among the floating icebergs.

* Skeidararsandur sand pains* Glacial rivers and outlet glaciers* Skaftafell National Park* Svinafellsjokull - outlet glacier* Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon - boat tour* Visit to "Diamond beach" - Ice scattered along the shoreline

Day 7
Höfn, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Silica Hotel - Deluxe room Breakfast

Enjoy fully guided glacial river Kayaking on SIT ON TOP boats and experience the magnificence of the Vatnajokull National park.After the tour we travel further South-East and make interesting stops on the way.

* Panoramic view " Off the beaten path"* Short introductory glacier walk with glacier geat* Charming little village of Hofn* Mt. Vestrahorn - The "Batman" mountain

In the evening - Flight from Hofn village to Reykjavik - 55 min longPickup at the domestic airport and transfer to Silica Hotel

Day 8
Reykjavík, Iceland
None Breakfast

Prior to your departure, enjoy some geothermal bathing in the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. While there you can try out some of the many treatments inside the lagoon.

Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your departure

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Description

Explore the main characteristic of Icelandic Nature. You will travel at the foot of volcanoes and glaciers, walk along the black sandy beach and navigate among thousand of years old icebergs. In only 8 days you will fully understand what Iceland is about.

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