Volcanoes & Glaciers of Iceland

Escorted TourIceland


From $1,685 USD
May 6 - September 23, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights

Volcanoes and Glaciers guided Iceland tour offers Icebergs, glaciers, geysers and volcanoes. Explore the South Iceland and the beauty of Westman Islands.

Overview

Icebergs, glaciers, hot springs, lava fields and volcanoes are plentiful in Iceland being one of the most geologically young and active areas in the world. Witness and experience the natural wonders of Mother Nature in its purest form, while exploring the main attractions of South Iceland, including the Westman Islands. Join this popular tour, discover the nature and wonders of Iceland and the magnificent nature forces still shaping the country today.

Operation

May 6 - September 23, 2018

Departure

Departures 2018:
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

Price

  • May
  • from $1,685 per person in double room
  • from $2,095 single room
  • June - August
  • from $1,975 per person in double room
  • from $2,625 single room
  • September
  • from $1,940 per person in double room
  • from $2,595 single room

Included

  • 4 days guided tour from/to Reykjavik, as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation w/facilities in Reykjavik
  • 3 nights accommodation w/facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • 2 dinners in the countryside (day 3 and 4)
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum (day 2)
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands (day 2)
  • Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum (day 3)
  • Entrance to to Lava Center (day 3)

Not Included

  • Dinners in Reykjavik
  • Lunches
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically mentioned under "included"
  • Service fee $25

Please note

  • All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
  • Maximum group size: 36 people
  • Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults
  • It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours
  • Prices may change without prior notice

Tour Options

  • Day 2: Rib Safari boat tour - Small Islands trip | 1 hr
  • Day 2: Viking tours boat tour - Circle boat tour | 1.5 hrs

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN ICELAND

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik 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.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Dinner is on own. Distance: approx. 100km / 62miles

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

Highlights: Reykjavik | Hallgrimskirkja | Tjornin | The Sunr Voyager | Perlan | Parliament House | The Blue Lagoon

Optional: Airport transfer: Arrival via Blue Lagoon | Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras

Natura Hotel Reykjavik ****

Day 2 WESTMANN ISLANDS (B)

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.

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss | Vestmannaeyjar | Eldheimar Exhibition

Day 3 SOUTH SHORE - SKOGAR - VIK (B, D)

Powerful 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 Center, 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.

Highlights: Eyjafjallajökull | Skogafoss | Skogar Museum | Reynisdrangar Cliffs | Vik

Day 4 VIK - SKAFTAFELL - JÖKULSARLON (B, D)

Skaftafell and Glacial beauty - Europe's largest Glacier - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs
Breakfast at your hotel. 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 National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Continue to the stunning Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two. A boat trip takes you on a sail between the floating ice bergs. Throughout the day, enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Dinner and overnight in Vik area.

Highlights: Eldhraun lava field | Skaftafell National Park | Svartifoss Waterfall | Vatnajökull National Park | Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Day 5 GULLFOSS - GEYSIR - THINGVELLIR - REYKJAVIK (B)

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 Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Highlights: Gullfoss | Geysir | Thingvellir

Natura Hotel Reykjavik ****

Day 6 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)

Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. We recommend departing your hotel no later than 3 hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

Highlights: Reykjavik | Laugardalur | Reykjavik City Museum | Kjarvalsstadir | National Museum

Optional: Airport transfer with Flybus Plus | Airport transfer: Blue Lagoon upon departure |Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras

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