Join us for Iceland Adventure now to fall in love with an amazing country. Named the land of fire and ice, Iceland is considered part of the European islands. However, due to its distance from the continent and the distinctiveness of its environment, this statement is not unequivocal. Iceland is actually located at the junction of two continental plates: the European and the American. A trip to Iceland means waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, and geysers – sights for which you need to be prepared. The wild nature provides a sense of freedom and closeness to the natural world. Descriptions are unnecessary here – you must see and experience it in person.
Culture and history
Iceland: The Beginning of the Journey
Our trip to Iceland will begin with a meeting at the airport and check-in for the flight. We will board the plane and land in Keflavik, from where we will continue our journey to explore Iceland.
After landing, we will drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Next, we will head to the youngest Icelandic volcano – Fagradalsfjall.
We will also explore the geothermal fields of Krysuvik with natural pools of bubbling mud and boiling sulfur. Finally, we will visit the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir. Overnight stay in Selfoss.
We will embark on the famous ‘Ring Road,’ passing by the slopes of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. We will reach the most beautiful Icelandic waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss, including the Gljúfrabúi waterfall, and Skogafoss, located at the foot of the Hekla volcano.
Next, we will visit Iceland’s black beach – Reynisfjara. We will take a stroll along the cliff’s edge to see the famous rock formation on the Dyrhólaey peninsula. Dinner and overnight stay in Vik.
We will start with a visit to the Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, and then proceed to see Vatnajökull National Park with the Svartifoss waterfall.
From the national park, we will head to the tiny village of Hof with its charming church, Hofskirkja. The next stop on our itinerary will be the famous Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. We will board boat pontoons to sail to the glacier’s edge.
Finally, we will be enchanted by the Icelandic fishing town of Höfn, offering views of the Vatnajökull volcano massif. Accommodation will be in the vicinity of the town of Djúpivogur.
The Wild East, featuring fjords, forests, and Europe's largest waterfall.
Today, we will explore the only forest in Iceland – Hallormsstaður, distinguished as a national park. Then, we will head to the Stuðlagil Canyon, located in the glacial valley of Jökuldalur.
After a visit to the observation deck, we will continue our journey to the waterfall trio of Selfoss – Dettifoss – Hafragilsfoss. Accommodation will be in the vicinity of the town of Húsavík, the capital of Icelandic whale watching.
"ThThe Three W's: Whales, Volcanoes, and Waterfalls
After breakfast, we will embark on a boat excursion to search for whales in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Between 1975 and 1984, the shield volcano Krafla erupted nine times. Today, a large lake occupies the crater’s place, surrounded by various geothermal attractions such as fumaroles and muddy pools. The most famous of these is the Grjótagjá cave.
Next, we will visit the volcanic cone Hverfjall. The ascent to the summit is possible only in good weather conditions and with moderate winds. The final decision to proceed with this part of the program rests with the guide.
Another highlight today will be the Waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss. Accommodation will be in the northern capital – Akureyri.
The northernmost point in the world. Beyond lies only the Arctic Sea.
After breakfast, we will explore the northern capital – Akureyri. We will visit the botanical garden, the Lutheran cathedral dominating the city, and take a stroll along the city promenade.
Next, we will visit a museum where we will learn about the history that transformed Icelanders from the poorest nation in Europe to one of the wealthiest.
Finally, we will visit the Glaumbær Farm & Museum, a museum showcasing turf houses dating back to 1760. For the night, we will travel to the vicinity of Gauksmyri.
Westfjords: Museum of Sorcery and Thundering Waterfalls.
That day, we have a long drive ahead. We will reach the Strandir Peninsula and the Westfjords, the western fjords.
We will take a break in the settlement of Hólmavík, known in Iceland for its association with sorcery and witch hunts.
Next, we will see the Dynjandi waterfall. It is a series of waterfalls in the Westfjords and the largest of its kind in the region. Accommodation will be in the vicinity of the town of Patreksfjörður.
Westfjords – Latrabjarg Cliffs; Snæfellsnes – Kirkjufellsfoss Mountain
After breakfast, we will continue our journey westward to reach the westernmost point of the island, the Látrabjarg cliffs.
From there, we will head to Kirkjufellsfoss. It is often referred to as the ‘most photographed mountain in Iceland.’
Nearby, on the same peninsula, is the charming town of Borgarnes, where we will stop for the night.
Photography by Agnieszka Kledzik
The Golden Circle.
Today, we will explore the Golden Circle, including the plain near Thingvallavatn Lake.
The name ‘Golden Circle’ is best exemplified by Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, on the Ölfusá River. Today, the venerable Geysir ‘rests,’ erupting only a few times a year. However, right next to it is the youthful and lively Strokkur, erupting spectacularly every 7-10 minutes. For accommodation, we will head to Reykjavik.
Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon
In the morning, we will explore the capital of Iceland – Reykjavik. We will see several monuments, including the opera house called Harpa. We’ll also have a view of the city from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church tower. To conclude our time in Reykjavik, we will do something that shouldn’t be missed during a visit to this city. We will take a flight over the entire Iceland.
In the afternoon, relaxation awaits us at the Blue Lagoon thermal pool complex, where we can indulge in incredible baths in the heart of volcanic fields.
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