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Dates: 28th – 31st October 2019

Tour Organiser: Laura Parsons

Itinerary Highlights

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Reynisfjall

Itinerary

Day 1 Monday 28 October 2019

Commercial airplane flying above clouds in dramatic sunset light.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from London to Keflavik.

Our Guide will meet us at the airport and transfer us to our hotel accommodation.

Today we will have a private coach and driver to accompany and transport us around during our stay in Iceland.

Blue Lagoon

Relax and enjoy the world famous bright blue mineral-rich swimming pool, with geothermally heated water in the middle of a large lava field. A swim in the lagoon can be an amazing experience. Great clouds of vapour rise from the water, parting from time to time to reveal the immense stacks and buildings of power plant and moss-covered lava formations in the back group. The bottom is covered with chalky rocks and slimy white silica mud.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's most northern capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwest Iceland, with a population of around 120,000 it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmental activity. Its location, only slightly south of the Arctic Circle, receives only four hours of daylight on the shortest day in the depth of winter; during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days.

Accommodation for the next 1 night will be Reykjavik, we will be staying in a hotel or youth hostel with en-suite bathrooms (subject to availability). All meals will be provided, this includes breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners.

Day 2 Tuesday 29 October 2019

Geysir

Today we will travel from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur.

Thingvellir National Park – Mid Atlantic Ridge

Visit Iceland’s first national park, which includes the country’s largest national lake, a rift valley, as well as the site of Iceland’s Parliament from 930 to 1789. As you look around, imagine the chieftains of early Iceland discussing laws and creating the foundations of the Icelandic language.

Geysir

All the worlds spouting hot springs were named after this, the ‘Great Geysir’ which first began erupting in the 14th century and ceased earlier this century after thousands of tourists tried to set it off by pouring in loads of rocks and dirt. When the water lever inside was lowered it resumed activity for a while and was spouting up to 70metres, but now is throwing boiling hot water 5-10 metres through the air two to three times a day. Eruptions are caused when boiling water deep in the spring, trapped by cooler water on the surface, explodes and spews out everything above it.

Strokkur

Right nearby the 'Great Geysir' is Strokkur which erupts every three to eight minutes spraying water up to 35 metres in the air. Keep your cameras close so you don't miss it!

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls and one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland.

Continue your journey from Laugarvatn area to Hvolsvollur.

Hvolsvollur

Ideally located between Reykjavik and the South Coast of Iceland lies Hvolsvollur, a small village of only 700 people.

Our base for the next 2 nights will be the Hvolsvollur area, in superior log cabins, hotel or guesthouse accommodation. All meals will be provided at your accommodation, these include breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners. (Log cabins are subject to availability at the time of booking).

Day 3 Wednesday 30 October 2019

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and see it from a new perspective – the back! You can walk behind this magnificent wall of water and feel its power.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Make a quick stop at another Iceland's gorgeous waterfalls. If you're lucky you might see a single or even a double rainbow.

Solheimajokull Glacier

See the magnificent Solheimajokull glacier - crevices, sink holes, ice ridges and all.

Continue your journey from Skogar Area to Vik.

Vik

Although it’s the rainiest spot in Iceland, there’s no denying that Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village, is beautiful. Imagine black sand beaches, craggy cliffs and headland teeming with bird life.

Reynisdrangar

View the Reynisdrangar pillars, basalt rock stacks which rise from the sea. Legend says they were trolls turned to rock by the rising sun when they returned home late from a fishing trip.

Reynisfjall

Enjoy a magnificent view out to sea from the Reynisfjall peninsula. Stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara as you travel toward Vik/Dyrholaey.

Day 4 Thursday 31 October 2019

City of Reykjavik from above, Capital of Iceland

Perlan Viewing Platform

Visit the Pearl vantage point. The Pearl is a remarkable building with a glass dome constructed on huge tanks where natural water is stored for heating the city. Check out the great views of the capital area and beyond!

Reykjavik Walking Tour

Explore the capital of Iceland on a guided tour of the city. You’ll be amazed at the modern and forward-thinking attitude of this green and beautiful city. Reykjavik’s motto, “pure energy,” perfectly describes it. See the spectacular coastline, the colourful old quarter and the city’s university area.

Depart Iceland and return home.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from Keflavik to London.