This trip covers the South western part of Iceland, known for its natural wonders and cultural sights – glittering glaciers, snow-laden mountains, massive lava fields, hot springs and waterfalls. Soak in the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, check out a black lava beach, say hello to the famous Icelandic horses in their farm and get up- close with the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Its short, its quick and maybe a tad hectic, but it offers a peek into the nature and cultural life of this wonderful land. And of course, we stay in places that are ideal for hunting the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.
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- The Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon
- Skógar folk museum with turf houses
- 2-night stay in South Iceland, ideal for Northern Light hunts in the evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for Aurora Borealis
- Optional Northern Lights fjord cruise (day 1 and 4)
- Optional glacier hike (day 3)
Arrival in Iceland
Take the airport shuttle to the centrally located hotel and explore the neighbourhood. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Reykjavik city tour, Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula
After a quick city tour, head to the Reykjanes Peninsula with its hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, lighthouses and fishing villages. Relax in the warm mineral-rich waters of the famous Blue Lagoon in the evening. Head out to a simple cabin by a river away from the city for overnight stay and a hunt for the Northern Lights scheduled for late evening. Overnight in Hella.
South Iceland tour & an optional glacier walk
Head along the south coast to a place near the active volcano beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Admire the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and visit Skógar folk museums before heading to the impressive Skógafoss waterfall.
Optional glaciers walk in the afternoon to the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue that extends from the large Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the Icelandic south coast. Else a walk on the black lava beach with the famous bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík awaits you. The evening, if it is clear, is reserved for the Northern Lights. Overnight in Hella.
Horses & the Golden Circle
Learn about the unique Icelandic horse in a farm and visit a geothermal greenhouse. This day is for the Golden Circle route – the Geysir geothermal fields, the frequently erupting Strokkur geyser, Gullfoss the double waterfall and the Þingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Overnight at Reykjavík with maybe an optional Northern Lights evening cruise depending on the weather conditions.
Go shopping and explore the city at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Take the airport shuttle bus to the Airport and your flight back.