Volcanoes & Glaciers

Volcanoes & Glaciers - 05 Nights / 06 Days


DAY 01:


On arrival at Reykjavik airport make your way to the hotel & check-in.

Overnight at the hotel in Reykjavík.

DAY 02:

Skógar – Sólheimajökull Glacier – Vík

The tour departs from Reykjavík where you will travel south through the greenhouse town of Hveragerði. Fertile farmland and glacial rivers abound as we continue on through the south of Iceland on the way to Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall. We visit with the farmers of Þorvaldseyri Farm located at the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that last erupted in the spring of 2010. A visitors center/family run exhibit was opened in spring 2011, here guests can view a 20 minute film about the spectacular natural event. Next a stop will be made at Skogar Folk Musem before continuing on to Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Overnight at the hotel in Vík.

DAY 03:

Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón

We travel through the Catholic convent at Kirkjubæjarklaustur towards Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier. We continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. Return to Vik.

Overnight at the hotel in Vík.

DAY 04:

Westman Islands - Pompeii of the North

We travel along the south coast to Landeyjarhöfn harbor. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara we take a 30 minute ferry to the Westman Islands. Once there, the group will explore Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westman Islands. 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 a few years ago and exploring flora of the new lava field. After lunch the group will have some extra time to explore the Islands on their own.

Overnight at the hotel in Laugarvatn / Hveragerdi depending on season.

Note: If the route to the Westman Islands is closed due to weather conditions (spring or early summer) the tour will then continue through lava fields and outwash sands formed by floods from the volcano Katla and onwards to Laugarvatn.

DAY 05:

Gullfoss – Geysir - Þingvellir – Reykjavík

We depart for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir and Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Onwards we travel to Gullfoss one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. Your next stop is Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake, before heading back to Reykjavik.

Overnight at the hotel in Reykjavík.

DAY 06:


Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the Reykjavik airport to board your flight. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica.

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