This tour offers everything you can ask for! Thundering waterfalls, huge lava fields, a trip into the Icelandic highlights, a swim in a natural hot spring, and we and the journey with dinner in a traditional Viking longhouse.
Day 1: Golden Circle
It's time to head on the road. Today we explore the Golden Circle. Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America. After that, we stop at Geysir. This "water puddle" gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. It erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle. After a short ride, we arrive at Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130.000 l/s are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well. Last but not least is Kerið. Kerið is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area. It is part of the Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55m deep and 270m wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.
Day 2: Landmannalaugar - The Icelandic Highlands
Landmannalaugar is a geothermal and hiking paradise in the southern highlands. On our way, our first stop will be the stunning Háifoss waterfall. Háifoss is 122m high and therefore the third highest waterfall in the country. We travel through a volcanic landscape of incredible colours. Next stop will be Hnausapollur Crater Lake. Red and black volcanic rocks and unreal turquoise blue water are waiting for you and your camera. Arriving in Landmannalaugar, you can opt for a 2h guided hike trough the colourful rock formations. Afterwards, you can relax in the warm natural hot springs.
Day 3: Waterfalls, black sand beaches, and Viking Sagas
After breakfast we go back on the road and our first stop is Seljalandsfoss waterfall. The waterfall lays underneath the well known Eyfjallajökull, the volcano that erupted in 2010. If conditions allow, we take a walk behind the waterfall’s curtain before paying a visit to its nearby cousin Gljúfrabúi, found hidden from view in the mountainside. Next up is Reynisfjara black sand beach. The beach was once rated as one of the 10 most beautiful places worldwide. In the summertime, hundreds of Puffins are nesting here and the rock stacks called Reynisdrangar are standing picturesque in the ocean next to the beach. Reynisfjara is also the perfect place to grab something to eat. After Lunch, we are heading further east. After a short stop in a charming village called Vik, the well-known canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur is next on our list. The canyon is about 2km long and the cliffs can be high as 100m. Definitely, the perfect place to witness the power of mother nature. Now it is time to head back to Reykjavik. On the way back, your guide will make a stop at Skogafoss waterfall. Skogafoss was featured in "Game of Thrones" and it is said that one of the first settlers has buried a treasure chest behind it. On our way home we will make stops for dinner at Ingolfsskáli Viking House. Dinner is included in the price and it will be a perfect ending of our journey through Iceland's highlights.