Icelandic Wonders

 

 

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2 Nights Reykjavik, 1 Night Westman Islands, 2 Nights Vik


DAY 1, SUN: REYKJAVIK
Arrival in Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this city on your own.
DAY 2, MON: WESTMAN ISLANDS
Breakfast at your hotel. Today the first stop will be at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Continue along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor for 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 island'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, the native birds. 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. (B)
DAY 3, TUE: SOUTH SHORE / SKOGAR / VIK
After breakfast take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south shore. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. Continue to Thorvaldseyri Farm located at the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, where at the visitor's center you can watch a film and see displays of the spectacular volcano eruption. 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. (B,D)
DAY 4, WED: VIK / SKAFTAFELL / JOKULSARLON
After breakfast 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 National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. A boat trip takes you on a sail between the floating ice bergs. Throughout the day, enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. (B,D)
DAY 5, THU: GULLFOSS / GEYSIR / THINGVELLIR / REYKJAVIK
Breakfast at your hotel. Today 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 Icelandís most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. This is also where you can see the meeting point where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik. (B)
DAY 6, FRI: REYKJAVIK
Today, after breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)
Additional nights in Reykjavik are available upon request.

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