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10 days
9 nights

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Rates:

From:
$ 7,200.00 (per person)

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

1 night at 101 Hotel, DLX room, breakfast
2 Nights at hotel Reynihlið in a superior room
1 night at Fosshotel Fáskrúðsfjörður in a superior double room
1 night at Guesthouse Hali, DBL room with private bath
2 nights at Hotel Rangá in a DLX room
1 night at Hotel Berg in a suite
1 night at Reykjavík residence in Suite

Included:

Privately guided tours every day in a 4x4 except day 7 and 8 which are in a private super jeep
Entrance and towel at the Nature Bath in Myvatn
Into the volcano excursion
Whale watching tour in Husavik (about 3hrs)
Amphibian boat ride on Jokulsárlón Glacier lagoon (about 45min) - it might not be available at that time
Snowmobiling for 1hr – double rider
9 nights accommodation with breakfast
Glacier walk – 2 hrs
Accommodation and food for driver guide for the whole duration
Flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri for 2 people including taxes
All taxes

Not included:
Any lunch or dinner

Itinerary:

Day 1  : ARRIVAL

You will be picked up at the international airport and start your Iceland stay with a short panoramic tour of the capital. With an abundance of space, clean air and natural green energy - Reykjavik clearly revels in its reputation as being one of the most modern, forward thinking societies in Europe. The city’s logo “Pure Energy” sums it up perfectly. Whether that pure energy is portrayed in the form of the city’s heating, nightlife or culture, Reykjavik delivers… Built in 1988 the Pearl is a remarkable building, unique in Iceland and probably the whole world. A glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city, The Pearl offers the visitor great views of the capital area and beyond. We also drive past Reykjavik’s colourful old quarter with its quaint wooden houses and narrow streets. It contrasts with the newly built Harpa concert hall by the harbour. Overnight at 101 Hotel

Day 2  : MÝVATN

You will fly in the morning to Akureyri and be picked-up by your guide at the airport. Located in the heart of north-east Iceland about 105 kilometres (65 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, Lake Mývatn with its unique nature and rich birdlife is one of Europe´s greatest natural treasures. Shaped by repeated volcanic eruptions and seismic activity down through the ages, the landscape around the 36.5 km2 lake situated at an altitude of 277 m above sea-level provides a spectacular panorama of surreal lava, crater and cave formations, sulphurstreaked mountains, and sweeping wetlands teeming with plant and birdlife which, in summer, are home to the swarms of midges that not only give the region its name but also provide a major source of nutrition for fish and birds. Your guide will show you around and at the end of the tour you’ll get an opportunity to soak and relax in the nature baths at Mývatn. Overnight at Hotel Reynhilið

Day 3  : DETTIFOSS, ÁSBYRGI AND WHALE WATCHING

The majestic Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajökull National is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. It is situated on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier and collects water from a large area in Northeast Iceland. The waterfall is featured in the 2012 science-fiction film Prometheus, standing in as landscape on a primordial Earth. We travel alongside the Jökulsárgljúfur glacial canyon to Vesturdalur valley and to Hljóðaklettar, the echoing cliffs. They are world known for their basalt columns that characterize the ancient crater remains (road opening dependant). Next we come down to the imposing horseshoe-shaped canyon Ásbyrgi, surrounded by precipitous cliffs. This place is known to be the meeting place of the pagan Gods. We then stop in Húsavík, to oin an unforgettable adventure out at sea to see the world of whales and sea birds. Iceland is frequently mentioned amongst the top 10 whale watching spots in the world. Húsavík has become the whale watching capital of the north. We‘ll head out on a beautiful oak boat in search for these gentle giants. Among the most popular species are minke whales and the humpback whale, certainly one of the most popular whales as it normally raises the fluke before deep diving and occasionally waves the gigantic flippers or breaches from time to time. Overnight at Hotel Reynhilið

Day 4  : EAST FJORDS

Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Dependind on the road conditions we will go either to Borgafjörður Eystri or down to Seyðisfjordur. Going to Borgarfjörður eystri will offer you a chance to experience a genuine Icelandic fishing village with a small boat fishery, which is quite different from the large-scale fisheries that are more prominent in Iceland. In addition, the harbour has the best access to puffins in Iceland, where you can observe the birds from a distance of two metres. Seyðisfjordur is made up of multicoloured wooden houses and surrounded by snowcapped mountains and cascading waterfalls, it makes it the most historically and architecturally interesting town in east Iceland. You will end your day in Fáskrúðsfjörður, renowned for its magnificent nature and scenery. The hotel there is in a historic building built in 1903 and previously used as a hospital for French fishermen. In 1939, the house was then disassembled and moved. In 2008, a decision was made to reassemble the house at its original location. The hotel includes a museum devoted to the French fishermen and a French-inspired restaurant, L'Abri. Overnight at Fosshotel Fáskrúðsfjörður

Day 5  : JÖKULSÁRLÓN

Today we continue our journey in the east fjords until we reach the little fishing town of Höfn. It’ s THE place to try Icelandic lobster. You will start driving along Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajokull until we reach Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where huge, aqua-blue icebergs dot this mystical space. You will board a boat and shove off for an otherworldly cruise, zigzagging between the imposing bergs. This area was the setting for the opening scenes of the James Bond film, Die Another Day. Important : the boat ride on the lagoon might not be available at that time Overnight at Guesthouse Hali

Day 6  : ELDHRAUN

In the morning we will take a walk on the ice on one of Vatnajokull’s outlet. Later we cross the vast Eldhraun lava field (“Fire Lava“), in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It was created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history and is of the largest of its kind in the world. We then reach the south coast of Iceland, a magical area filled with adventure opportunities. Vast black lava beaches as far as they eye can see, massive waterfalls, fascinating rock formations and enchanting glacier tongues, all within an arm’s reach. Fenced in between the Atlantic Ocean in the South and a big ice cap to the North as well as two big glacier rivers to the East and West, the area is quite spectacular with the black sand and hard ocean waves beating the shore of Reynisfjara beach. The rock formations of Reynisdrangar are a signature landmark. During this trip we visit the charming local town Vík í Mýrdal and two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls; Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss both thundering down 60 meters, but also the Eyjafjallajokull visitor centre. On list is also Dyrhólaey; a 120 meter high rock inhabited by numerous types of birds, including the puffin. Overnight at Hotel Rangá

Day 7  : THORSMÖRK & EYJAFJALLAJOKULL

Þórsmörk (Thorsmörk) is one of Iceland’s most beautiful areas, declared a nature reserve in 1929 to protect it. It lays in a protected valley closed in by three glaciers making vegetation thrive and the climate different from most other places in Iceland. The recent volcanic activity nearby (from Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls eruptions) covered this beautiful valley completely in ash and in some parts of the area you can still find layers of it. On the way there we will stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, at Gígjökull glacier tongue and at Nauthúsagil canyon. You will easily understand why this is one of the most popular destinations amongst travellers in Iceland! The tour combines lots of different sights in one day, allowing you to sample some of the best things Iceland has to offer. A great use Overnight at Hotel Rangá

Day 8  : GOLDEN CIRCLE & SNOWMOBILING

The tour takes off with a stop at Hellisheiði Power Plant, owned by Reykjavik Energy. It is a striking example of how geothermal energy can be utilized in a sustainable manner and is a showcase for geothermal’s global role in a renewable and sustainable future. We‘ll then reach Geysir hot spring area, one of the greatest natural attractions in Iceland. The entire area is on top of a vast, geothermal field dotted with bubbling, multicoloured mud pools, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, warm streams and primitive plants. We will also visit a greenhouse, where tomatoes are grown all year round, despite Iceland’s long, dark winters, and then enjoy a taste of the crop. A few minutes’ drive away is Gullfoss “Golden Falls” waterfall. Here visitors witness white water thundering down a 32 meters drop into an impressive canyon. Our final stop is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, Þingvellir National Park. The national shrine of Iceland, the nation’s birthplace and most historical site, Þingvellir is the only place in the world where tectonic plates can be seen above sea level – and they are slowly splitting the country apart! Overnight in Reykjavík Marina Residence

Day 9  : INTO THE VOLCANO & BLUE LAGOON

On that day we head back to Reykjavík for a grand finale ! This unique volcano tour takes you literally inside a dormant volcano, through the top crater and to the bottom of its magma chamber, once filled with steaming hot lava. The dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano is the only place on earth where a huge volcanic magma chamber is accessible to humans. Thrihnukagigur volcano last erupted over 4000 years ago. It’s located approximately 30km (20miles) from Reykjavik. Participants will descend 120m (400ft) through the top crater and down to the ground floor of the magma chamber, accompanied by experienced and specially trained guides. An open elevator system is used in the operation, transporting participants up and down the chamber in a cable lift. Want to brag to your friends about your unique experience in Iceland – well this is your chance… In the evening we visit the blue lagoon and have diner at the excellent lava restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Berg

Day 10  : PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER

Your time in Iceland is unfortunately up. We will get you safely to the airport 2-3h00 before you scheduled flight. We look forward to seeing you again !