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Volcanoes and Glaciers - Summer Tour
Glacier, Geysers and Waterfalls
Discover South Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, Hot springs and Icebergs
Iceland is one of the most geologically young and volcanically active areas in the world.
Our popular Volcanoes and Glaciers tour gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of these wonders, and the magnificent natural landscape that surrounds them. The tour covers the major attractions of the south including the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls as well as the beautiful Westman islands.
Witness and discover the marvels of mother nature in its purest form!
All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
Maximum group size: 36 people
Small group departures available on: May 16, June 17 July 22, Sep 2. Max. 16 participants. Inquire about price.
On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through us. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore ReykjavÃk, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where ReykjavÃk stands today. The town got its name âSmokey Bayâ after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.
Overnight at Storm Hotel. ( or Reykjavik Lights or Skuggi Hotel)
Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).
Waterfall - Lava Fields â Puffin Island â Magnificent lava fields
Breakfast at your hotel. The first stop today will be made at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall.
Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor. After arriving at the Bakkafjara pier, take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. The destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westmans and the only inhabited one. Visit the islandÂ´s Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. During mid-May through the beginning of August it is also possible to see puffins here. Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum and explore the flora growing in the new lava field. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own.
Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner on own.
Breakfast at your hotel. Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south coast. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.
Dinner and overnight stay in Vik area for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell National ParkAccommodation: Icelandair Hotel Vik
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Skaftafell and Glacial beauty â Europeâs largest Glacier â Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs
Breakfast at your hotel. Today youâll be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europeâs largest glacier. Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. Enjoy the beauty of ice and water even more with a boat trip on the Iceberg Lagoon. Return to Vik for your overnight.
Dinner and overnight in Vik area.
Day 5 Gullfoss Waterfall - Geysir - Thingvellir - ReykjavikAccommodation: Storm Hotel
Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Afterwards, head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir as well as Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onwards to Gullfoss, one of Icelandâs most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Icelandâs largest lake. This is also where you can see the meeting point for the European and North American tectonic plates. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik.
Overnight stay in ReykjavÃk at Storm Hotel.( or Skuggi Hotel or Reykjavik Lights Hotel;) Dinner is on your own.
Day 6 ReykjavikMeals: Breakfast
Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. We recommend departing your hotel no later than 3 hours before your international flight.
If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.
Many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the South Shore and the Glacier Lagoon.
A good first-time tour to discover the essence of Iceland.
One night in the Westman Islands, a unique volcanic island perfect for geologists and bird watchers.
This tour stays in hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of four and three star hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.
Day 1- Hotel Storm / Reykjavik Lights / Hotel Skuggi
Day 2- Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
Day 3 & 4- Icelandair Hotel Vik
Day 5 - Hotel Storm / Reykjavik Lights / Hotel Skuggi
Zip Line Adventure In Vik
Evening Horse Riding Tour In Vik
Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
Please Note For 2020 Season
Glacier walk or kayak tour at SÃ³lheimajÃ¶kull included on day 2
Zodiac tour on FjallsÃ¡rlÃ³n Lagoon on day 3.
Price IncludesHotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Entrances Per Itinerary
Dinners As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Ferry Roundtrip to Westman Islands
Price Does Not IncludeAirport Transfers
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