Iceland – Volcanoes & Glaciers

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Iceland - Volcanoes & Glaciers

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 landscapes 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 min. of 2 participants
  • Maximum group size: 32 people
  • Visit South Iceland's main attractions
6 Days
From EUR 1,440Per Person

Iceland - Volcanoes & Glaciers Itinerary

Arrive in Reykjavik. After immigration and custom clearance you will be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel for your rest.

If your flight lands early in the day we recommend taking the time to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Reykjavík is the natural starting point for any visit to Iceland, and not undeservedly so. The capital is world-renowned for its culture, history, and natural beauty on all fronts.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smokey Bay” 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.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on own.

Waterfall - Lava Fields – Puffin Island – 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 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 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.

Restless Volcanoes – Folk Museum -
Black sand beaches

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. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. After a visit to the Lava Centre, 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.

Skaftafell and glacial beauty -
Europe's Largest National Park and Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe’s 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 Vatnajökull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. An optional boat trip (extra charge) takes you on a sail between the icebergs. Return to Vík for your overnight.

Dinner and overnight in Vik area.

Exploding Geysers – The beautiful Golden Falls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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 Iceland’s 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.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

Rise early in the morning and check out.

Board Flybus Airport Shuttle Bus for the Keflavik International Airport for flight check-in for your departure flight.

Land Cost

Price per person in EUR €

6D5N Iceland - Volcanoes & Glaciers

Valid from May 06 - Sep 23, 2018
Fixed Departure Guided Tours in 2018      TWN            SGL     
May14401795
June, July & August16802230
September16552205
Land prices do not include air passage to/from Reykjavik.
5NID146TT170927

Inclusions

  • Arrival/departure airport transfers at Keflavík International Airport at Reykjavik
  • 4 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 02 nights w/facilities in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 03 nights w/facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • 2 dinners in the countryside (Days 03 and 04)
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum (Day 02)
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands (Day 02)
  • Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum (Day 03)
  • Entrance to Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre (Day 03)
  • Jokulsarlon boat tour (Day 04)

Exclusions

  • Air passage to/from Reykjavik (please ask for our recommended flights ex-Singapore)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours /activities
  • Tipping for guide & driver
  • Any service not specifically listed under “Inclusions”

2018 Departure Dates

  • 06 May 2018 English
  • 13 May 2018 English
  • 20 May 2018 English
  • 27 May 2018 English
  • 03 June 2018 English
  • 10 June 2018 French
  • 14 June 2018 English
  • 17 June 2018 French
  • 24 June 2018 English
  • 01 July 2018 French
  • 08 July 2018 English
  • 12 July 2018 English
  • 15 July 2018 French
  • 22 July 2018 English
  • 29 July 2018 English
  • 09 August 2018 English
  • 12 August 2018 English
  • 19 August 2018 English
  • 26 August 2018 English
  • 02 September 2018 English
  • 09 September 2018 English
  • 16 September 2018 English
  • 23 September 2018 English

 

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Iceland Volcanoes & Glaciers

Iceland Volcanoes & Glaciers