Across Iceland’s Wilderness

From: Reykjavik, Iceland
To: Reykjavik, Iceland

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Explore Iceland’s unique volcanic and icy wilderness filled with glaciers, thundering waterfalls and Viking legends on this thrilling escorted tour.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Discover Iceland’s capital Reykjavík
  • Powerful geysers, magnificent glaciers and thundering waterfalls
  • Cross the Mýrdalssandur volcanic ash outwash plains
  • Majestic icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  • Horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi
  • Learn about traditional Viking lifestyle
  • Stop by picturesque Icelandic villages
  • 10 nights’ basic accommodation with private facilities and daily breakfast
  • 9-day tour with guide from Reykjavík
  • 8 dinners in the countryside
  • Entrance fee to Erik the Red Museum

Day 1 – Reykjavík

Arrive in Reykjavík, Iceland and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2 – Thingvellir, Gullfoss & Geysir (B,D)

Visit Thingvellir National Park, ancient site of the world’s first parliament before seeing the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Head to the Geysir Geothermal area and plant a tree to reduce your carbon footprint as part of Iceland’s Reforestation program.

Overnight: Hvolsvöllur

Day 3 – Vik, Dyrhólaey & Kirkjubæjarklaustur (B,D)

We visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and enjoy the views and impressive birdlife of Dyrhólaey headland. Stop in the quaint village of Vik before crossing the Mýrdalssandur volcanic ash outwash plains and Eldhraun lava field, the world’s largest single lava flow.

Overnight: Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 4 – Jökulsárlón & Skaftafell (B,D)

Drive towards Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier, enjoy majestic icebergs in Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and maybe opt for a boat tour. We drive-pass several outlet glaciers and magnificent Skaftafell National Park.

Overnight: Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day 5 – Landmannalaugar (B,D)

In the Fjallabaksleid interior, be mesmerised by surreal deep valleys and mossy mountains, formed by volcanic eruptions from the Ice Age. Opt for a bath in a warm brook formed by hot and cold springs.

Overnight: Tjórsárdalur area

Day 6 – Sprengisandur (B, D)

We travel through Iceland’s hidden treasures, via rough tracks, unbridged glacial rivers and rugged passages between glaciers

Overnight: Lake Mývatn area

Day 7 – Tjornes, Asbyrgi, Dettifoss & Lake Mývatn (B,D)

Discover the horseshoe-shaped canyon on the Tjornes Peninsula and learn about Norse mythology. See powerful Dettifoss waterfall, enjoy birdwatching at Lake Mývatn and experience unique mud pits and lava fields.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn area

Day 8 – Akureyri & Skagafjordur (B,D)

Enjoy free time in Akureyri, then continue on to the Skagafjordur district, the traditional heart of horse breeding in Iceland. Enjoy horseback riding on a purebred Viking horse (optional).

Overnight: Laugarbakki area

Day 9 – Hvammstangi, Eiriksstadir & Snæfellsnes Peninsula (B,D)

Travel through rolling farmlands to the Viking Age house at Eiriksstadir, original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson. Learn about traditional Viking lifestyle before continuing to the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Overnight: Snaefellsnes area

Day 10 – Snæfellsjokull National Park (B)

Explore Snæfellsjokull National Park and Djúpalónssandur seascape. Observe basalt rock and hike through settlements of of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before driving back to Reykjavík.

Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 11 – Departure (B)

Your tour ends after breakfast.

 

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