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All Iceland has to offer - 6 day package tour - EI114

South Coast - The Golden Circle - Snaefellsnes - Landmannalaugar - Volcanic Veins & Whale watching

See it all! This package is designed for you to discover all of Iceland’s diversity. From caving deep inside lava caves to glacier hiking on one of the biggest glaciers in Europe this 6 day trip will not be disappointing.


Duration: 6 Days

Pick-up: 09:00-09:30 on first day

Group maximum: 18

Available: Jun-Sep

Age limit: 10

Difficulty: Moderate

Map (click here)

    Tour Highlights:
  • South Coast Tour: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Glacier Hike, Black Beaches, Glacier Lagoons & More
  • Golden Circle: Gullfoss, Geysir & Thingvellir National Park
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula w/ Caving Tour
  • Landmannalaugar Highlands: Sightseeing & Geothermal Bathing
  • Lava Caving in Leidarendi cave
  • Whale Watching

For further information:
info@extremeiceland.is

Available upon request.

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For all our combined tours it is necessary to arrive in Iceland at least one day before tour departure as it is always early in the morning. We recommend booking airport transfer here. Keep in mind that each trip ends in Reykjavík again, so you go on five separate tours, with five separate guides.


Tour Description

Day 1 and 2: South Coast with Glacier Hike

It starts with a 2 day tour around the South Coast visiting all the main highlights like Reynisfjara (the Black Sand Beach), Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon and the beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Sleeping in a country hotel we wake up on the second day and put on some crampons as we are about to go glacier hiking.

South Coast with Glacier Hike

Pick up is from 9.00 – 9.30 in Reykjavik and from there we start our journey along the savory south shore. Seljalandsfoss waterfall will be our first stop situated between Selfoss and Skógafoss (how many s‘s?). It‘s really close to Eyjafjallajokull as well.

Skogafoss and Vík
The next sight we visit is Skogafoss waterfall, another pearl at the area. Continuing we visit Vík, a small village where there is a beautiful black sand beach and basalt columns called Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

Jokulsarlon glacier

Before we arrive at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon we‘ll stop for a short time in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. The glacier outlets give the area a shadowy scenery. Continuing to Jokulsarlon, one of Iceland‘s must see spots, you get the chance to enjoy the area. After that it's time we head to our accommodation for dinner. We will stay ar the country Hotel Gerði close to Jokulsarlon. The rooms all have bathroom and there is Wifi available in the dining room. The restaurant uses mainly local products on the menu.

Day 2 - Glacier Hike
Waking up we start by having breakfast, which is included in the price. Then we visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon again and now you get the chance to buy a boat ride where you sail amongst the icebergs on the lagoon. Next up is the glacier hike! The view is amazing on this one hour glacier hike and the feeling walking on that compressed, often transparent ice, is extreme and hard to describe. Arrival time is from this tour is somewhere between 19 and 21.

Day 3: Snaefellsnes peninsula with caving

We drive from Reykjavik after pick up to Snaefellsnes peninsula. Our first stop will be at a black stone beach near Ytri Tunga well known for a big seal colony. We then visit idyllic Arnarstapi village, a remarkable area where we will take a walk and stop for lunch break.

Next up is the caving part of the day. We go down beneath the surface and enter another world inside Vatnshellir cave, where strange lava formations take you to new places. The caving is easy so it should be suitable for everyone.

Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach that offers stark views out to the sea and fascinating histories of shipwrecks and adventure will be our stop after the caving. We‘ll visit Grundafjorður fishing village where Kirkjufell, the famous mountain is located and lava field named Berserkjahraun. With few stops on the way, like the Natural Heritage Site of Gerðuberg, we head back to Reykjavik.

Day 4: Golden Circle

Hellisheidavirkjun Geothermal Exhibion

After collection in Reykjavik we drive south and start our day at Hellisheidavirkjun Exhibition at the Geothermal power plant. It‘s the third largest geothermal power station in the world. The exhibition is fun and modern, where they show geological, technical and historical facts in an informative and entertaining way.

Kerið and Faxi

Second stop is the volcanic crater Kerið, a collapsed magma chamber with a little lake in it, beautiful to see. It has also served as a concert venue. On our way to the Golden Circle we do a little warm up visiting Faxi waterfall. It‘s located at the Tungufljot river and is very pretty.

Gullfoss and Geysir

Arriving at Gullfoss, one of this day‘s highlights, we‘ll be inspired by it‘s power getting so close to it, we feel the mist of the waterfall. We‘ll have lunch and go to Geysir hot spring area. There are many, many hot springs, including Geysir, the „parent“ of all geysers and Strokkur who erupts every 5 – 10 minutes.

Efstidalur and Laugarvatn

We‘ll make two stops before we go to the National Park Thingvellir. First we‘ll get to taste homemade ice cream from the family farm Efstidalur and than we visit Laugarvatn Lake, a small village built on geothermal springs.

Thingvellir

Thingvellir is very important for Icelanders, both historically and geologically. Here Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed in 930 AD making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here as well. Thingvellir have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Returning back to the Reykjavik accommodation you will be there in about 8 hours.

Day 5: Landmannalaugar

We leave Reykjavik in a superjeep and head to the highlands. On our way we stop at Hjálparfoss waterfall (e. Helping Falls) in Þjórsárdal valley. Entering the highlands we will be surrounded by wilderness, crossing rivers and driving on rough gravel. We make a couple of stops, for instance at Crater Lake Ljótipollur, formed in 1477 and now filled with a cobalt-blue deep lake. We also stop at lake Frostastaðavatn, before reaching Landmannalaugar.

Arriving at Landmannalaugar we will have lunch, before we take a short hike, exploring the neighbourhood. After that, there‘s a relaxing time in the natural thermal pool. We‘ll then drive the Dómadalur route, through lava fields and surrounded by mountains. One of the highlights is Þjófafoss, e. „Waterfall of Thieves“. Before heading back to Reykjavik we stop at the famous volcano Hekla and take a walk around that area. We than turn back home.

Day 6: Volcanic Veins and Whale watching

On the last day of this package we head from Reykjavik to Reykjanes peninsula. It‘s only a short drive and we will be at Leiðarendi cave probably 20 minutes from pick up which is from 9 – 9.30. To enter we need to go through narrow cave entrance but you will see it reveals an open and wide, extraordinary scenery of lava formations. We will be in the cave from 1,5 to 2 hours discovering a lot of different forms and colours.

After caving we return back to Reykjavik, now to the harbour located downtown. You will get time for lunch before going on board the whale watching boat. There‘s a good chance spotting whales, the most common ones are minke whales, harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and sometimes the majestic humpback whales. The guides use their experience to help you to know where to look to locate the wildlife, describe what is seen and use their scientific knowledge to answer your questions. The crew will make sure that any birders on board will not miss the birds we encounter!