6 Days Reykjavík to Reykjavík.
Highlights Include: Blue Lagoon, Kayaking in Stokkseyri, Glacier Walk, and Horse Riding.
Iceland is full of concealed treasures and in six days we enjoy a memorable journey of massive glaciers, natural hot springs, the uninhabited interior, impressive canyons and lush green meadows. The variety and beauty of Icelandic nature never cease to amaze visitors
Ice & Spice Adventure Focus: Discover Iceland with adventure activities that challenge the mighty forces of nature, while experiencing the ultimate way to relax from the excitement. Glacier walking, bathing in sumptuous spas, and racing all terrain vehicles in stunning natural surroundings are just the tip of the iceberg in adventure options on this fantastic voyage.
Iceland has adventure for everyone and there are several fun activity options that could easily be added to this itinerary including fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, river rafting, snorkeling, caving, whale watching and more…
Ice & Spice
DAY 1 ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND: Welcome greet at Keflavík airport. Drive to Reykjavík for check-in at the accommodation. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Natura.
Your Adventure: Blue Lagoon. We enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon which is a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal water in a middle of a black lava field. The high natural levels of silica and minerals give the Lagoon its rich blue color. A visit to the Blue Lagoon is both invigorating and exciting whether bathing in the unique surroundings or indulging in spa therapy treatment in the luxurious and modern facilities.
DAY 2 SKÓGAR / DYRHÓLAEY / VÍK / KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR: From Reykjavík we travel through the town of Hveragerði and the surrounding fertile farmlands, noting the numerous glacial rivers on route to Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall. Continue to Dyrhólaey*, a nature reserve where thousands of puffins nest during the summer. Discover the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent at Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur. (B/D)
Your Adventure: Kayaking in Stokkseyri. Kayaking in serene waters with breathtaking views is a peaceful way to spend the day. Our expert guide begins by teaching kayaking techniques and how the kayaks are stable and easy to use. Paddle along the coast and enjoy the magnificent views, before landing ashore and relaxing in the quiet Icelandic countryside.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in the spring from early May until late June.
DAY 3 SKAFTAFELL / JÖKULSÁRLÓN / KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR: Travel from Kirkjubæjarklaustur towards Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by spectacular views of the mighty Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. Dinner and overnight in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur. (B/D)
Your Adventure: Glacier Walk. Svínafellsjökull glacier is a breathtaking outlet glacier of Vatnajökull Glacier and with stunning views and scenery. The glacier is an ideal playground for hiking and climbing with ice walls of various shapes and heights. An experienced guide teaches us how to use basic glacier equipment before we meander through a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and glacial crevasses. This glacier walk is suitable for all experience levels.
DAY 4 LANDMANNALAUGAR OR ÞÓRSMÖRK VALLEY: Start the day with a visit to the grand Fjarðarárgljúfur gorge. Travel along the Fjallabaksleið highland interior track to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains, with the option of bathing in a natural warm pool, a great way to rejuvenate the skin and spirit (do not forget to bring swimsuit). Spot the towering Hekla, the legendary Icelandic volcano, after exploring Þjórsárdalur Valley. Dinner and overnight in the Flúðir area.
Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Fludir. (B/D)
Note: If the route to Landmannalaugar is closed due to road conditions (spring or early summer) the tour goes through lava fields and outwash sands formed by floods from the glacial volcano Katla to Vík, passing two beautiful waterfalls, and on to Þórsmörk valley which lies in the shadow of the now famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Your Adventure: Hot Spring Hike. We enjoy a colorful hike in the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar, where nature has painted the rhyolite mountains in yellows, greens and reds. Visitors may also opt to bathe in the natural hot rivers that run through the area.
DAY 5 GULLFOSS / GEYSIR / ÞINGVELLIR / REYKJAVÍK: Depart for Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir and Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Onwards 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 stay in Reykjavík.
Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Natura.(B)
Your Adventure: Horse Riding Tour. Enjoy the pure beauty of Icelandic nature from horseback. Whether you are a beginner, or a more advanced rider, this is a wonderful way to experience the Icelandic countryside. You tour will be led by experienced staff and horses that are used to riders of all levels.
DAY 6 DEPARTURE: Transfer to Keflavík Airport for the return flight. (B)
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