The main pearls of Iceandic nature visited in a day trip of around 8 hours. From the stunning fissures of Parliament fields of Thingvellir where the Vikings founded their democratic parliament, the Althing. To the Geysir area with the erupting Strokkur hotspring and colorful bubbling pools. Then the powerful cascade of Gullfoss, Icelands most iconic waterfall and one of the most powerful in Europe.
Explore the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes the UNESCO listed geopark. See the Krýsuvík hot springs, sulfurus mud pools and colorful mineral deposits, vast lava fields and the picturesque Reykjanes lighthouse. Visit the characteristic fishing villages of the area and enjoy Iceland’s best fried fish for lunch. Then have a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon with its glowing blue waters.
This tour takes you along the lush south lowlands and black sand beaches, magnificent glaciers and mountainous cliffs. Hike onto Sólheimajökull glacier and walk across the blue ice with our experienced guide. Visit the endless black sand beach of Reynisfjara with massive basalt pillars protruding into the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the Peninsula of Snæfellsnes, the setting of Jules Vernes’ Journey to the Center of the Earth. Explore the historic area of Borgarfjörður with it’s hot springs and lava field cascades. With iconic mountains, lava fields, glaciers and hot springs, in this four day trip you see it all, as well as keeping off the trodden path!
The desert interior of Iceland is noted for it’s remarkable harsh beauty. A place NASA saw fit as a training ground for the moonlanding. The trip also takes you around the eastern fjords of Iceland, where you’ll find some of the most interesting places on the Island. Quaint fishing towns and lone lighthouses dot the green sloping hills of the serrated mountains.
This is the full experience! Iceland has much to offer and on this tour you’ll see it all. From the glacier lagoons in the south to whales and puffins in the maritime villages in the north. You’ll see Mývatn, the great volcanic lake of the northern interior, and skirt the East Fjords. All in the great two week Grand Tour of Iceland.
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