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Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland  |  Various Dates  |  6 Days & 5 Nights

Iceland is one of the most geologically young and volcanically active areas in the world. The Volcanoes and Glaciers tour gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of these wonders, and the magnificent natural landscape 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.

2018 Dates

May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 14, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 12, 15, 22, 29; August 9, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23

Highlights

4 day guided tour from/to Reykjavík
Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavík
Accommodation 3 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside
2 dinners in the countryside
Eldheimar Volcano Museum
Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum
Entrance to the Lava Center
Roundtrip Ferry Fare to Westman Islands

Optional Activities

Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure
Ribsafari tour in the Westman Islands (Day 2)
Viking Boat Tour (Day 2)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Overnight stay in Reykjavík (transfer from Keflavík airport not included). The day is free to explore Reykjavik. Some areas of interest include the walk along the harbour, including the Solfar Voyager statue, Harpa Concert Hall, or the Vikin Maritime Museum. For the best view of the city, ride the elevator to the top of Hallgrimskirkja - the architecturally famous church in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Westman Islands
From Reykjavik, our first stop today is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. We then travel along the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbour. After arriving at the pier, we take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Once there, we will explore Heimaey, the largest island in the Westman Islands archipelago. Other adventures of the day include: a visit to the puffins in Storhofdi, a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago, and exploring flora of the new lava field. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the island.

Overnight on the Westman Islands (Breakfast)

Day 3: South Shore - Skogar - Vik
After breakfast we take the ferry back and travel further along the south shore. Pass numerous glacial rivers to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. Next travel to the new Lava Center - an interactive, high-tech exhibit about volcanic activities. Continue on to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.

Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 4: Vik - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon
Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow over 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. An optional boat trip takes you on a sail between the floating icebergs. Throughout the day, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Vatnajokull Glacier.

Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. (Breakfast and Dinner)

Day 5: Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
We head for Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir, as well as Strokkur - a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Onward we travel to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. Our next stop if Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shore of Iceland's largest lake. We head back to Reykjavik for the night.

Overnight in Reykjavik (Breakfast)

Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the airport not included. If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you may use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.  (Breakfast)

2018 Rates

Per person rates in USD funds:

Departures in May 

SINGLE DOUBLE
$2077 $1655

Departures in June, July, August

SINGLE DOUBLE
$2595 $1940

Departures in September

SINGLE DOUBLE
$2565 $1910
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