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Come with us on a 5-day adventure tour package that will take you closer to Iceland’s most magical natural marvels – and discover its unique wildlife too!
Enjoy a scenic road trip to the Golden Circle, where you’ll walk between continents in a colossal rift valley, witness a gushing geyser, visit a thundering waterfall and walk around a colorful volcanic crater.
On the second day, breathe in the beauty of Iceland’s stunning South Coast as we take you to one of Iceland’s glittering glaciers at Sólheimajökull. And you can explore this fantastic spectacle up close by taking an optional glacier hike! Admire the views of three towering waterfalls, and prepare for the mesmerizing experience of walking on a volcanic black sand beach, gazing at beautiful basalt columns and soaring sea stacks.
Then we’ll head west for an unforgettable 3-day adventure tour of Iceland’s best-kept secret, the wild and remote wilderness of the Westfjords. It’s where you’ll find Iceland at its most majestic and peaceful, an untouched kingdom where very few visitors come. You might see seals, puffins and maybe even an Arctic Fox! Visiting the Westfjords is like time travel – it’s the oldest part of Iceland, and you’ll feel like you’re the only people there! And there’s so much more to love about the Westfjords – tremendous waterfalls, colorful sandy beaches and panoramic views that will live long in your memory!
Your 5-day Summer Tour of Iceland will begin with exploring the Golden Circle, its most famous set of natural marvels. You’ll discover three spectacular sights that are the ideal introduction to Iceland’s astonishing geological gems.
The first stop is Þingvellir National Park, a sacred place for all Icelanders. This is where the Vikings made their laws for a thousand years in one of the world’s oldest parliaments, the Alþingi. As well as that this is where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge splits Iceland in two between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. That means you can walk between two continents in a gigantic crack in the Earth’s crust!
The next stop is also a famous and historical place. Geysir gave its name to all gushing water spouts around the world, and you can see it when we visit the Haukadalur Geothermal Area. Stand by as Strokkur sends shooting fountains of hot water up into the sky every few minutes!
Iceland has more than 10,000 waterfalls, and Gullfoss is one of the most famous of them all! We’ll bring you to this roaring double-drop cascade, where you can watch as the waters tumble more than thirty meters into a dark canyon.
The final stop on the first day is the multicolored crater at Kerið. This moss-covered volcano is streaked with reddish rocks and has a bright blue lake, making it a wonderful sight for your Instagram!
We’ll stay overnight in the “hot spring” town of Hveragerði.
Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):
After exploring four incredible attractions located on the Golden Circle Route you will arrive in Hveragerði, a town renowned for its vibrant geothermal activity. Not only will you have the chance to witness a smaller version of Geyser, but you can also indulge in a relaxing dip in the warm, naturally heated waters.
Be sure to pack your swimwear and end your day in the famous Icelandic geothermal pools! There is no better way to enhance your evening! Hot Tubs are located at or by your hotel and entrance is included.
Day 2 of your exciting adventure tour explores the stunning coastlines of the South Coast, where you’ll discover a trio of natural marvels – waterfalls, glaciers and black sand beaches.
Seljalandsfoss is the first stop – a graceful cascade that tumbles more than 60 meters from the edge of the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull. And this waterfall has a remarkable feature – a path leads all the way around the back, so you can see the falls from the other side!
Gljúfrabúi is just a few minutes away, where you can relish the sight of a “secret” waterfall in a little rock canyon – we’ll show you where to find it! All these waterfalls are powered by glacial meltwater from Eyjafjallajökull, which you might remember from the news when its 2010 eruption stopped air traffic for days!
Skógafoss is the next captivating cascade, and you might have seen it before in a Justin Bieber video or on “Game of Thrones”. The waters crash down from over 60 meters, and you can get as close as you want, but you’ll need waterproofs! If it’s sunny, you’ll also see stunning rainbows rising over the cliffs because the waterfall faces directly south.
Over a tenth of Iceland is covered by glaciers, gigantic rivers of ice surrounding the mountains and volcanoes inland. Sólheimajökull is one of the most accessible glaciers in the country, where you can get a clear view of the glacier’s edge. As well as that, there’s a spectacular lagoon there filled with icebergs – as cool a sight as you can hope to see!
Iceland is famous for its black sand beaches, with endless volcanic sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Reynisfjara has been named by TripAdvisor and National Geographic as one of the finest beaches in the world. Roaring Atlantic waves pound the sands, elegant basalt columns cling to the cliffs, and you’ll be astonished by the soaring sea stacks of the Reynisdrangar standing in the sea. It’s a walk on the beach like no other, but keep clear of the waves. They can be faster than you think!
We’ll return from here to Reykjavík for the night.
Optional Activity (available only on Fridays)
Minimum age 8 – seeing a glacier up close is a real “bucket list” experience, and you can take one step further by opting for a thrilling hike across an immense river of ice at Sólheimajökull.
Strap on some crampons and take a walk with us as we explore the fascinating ice formations, crevasses and maybe even small ice caves!
On the next three days we will travel through the captivating Westfjords region of Iceland. Along the way, we will visit Eiriksstaðir, a Viking heritage museum that showcases the remarkable history of Eirik the Red and his son, Leif the Lucky, who discovered America long before Columbus.
Prepare to be awe-struck as we reach Coastal Cliffs at Breiðafjörður, the gateway to the Westfjords. Here, a plethora of rocky islands adorns the picturesque bay, offering a captivating sight that will leave you breathless.
Our journey truly begins as we embark on a scenic road trip, traversing numerous fjords. Throughout the journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views from the comfort of our bus, with plenty of opportunities to pause and admire the remarkable landscapes.
Prepare to be enchanted as we arrive at Vatnsfjörður Natural Reserve, home to the mesmerizing Þingmanná Waterfalls and a stunning canyon. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this reserve, truly a sight to behold.
Next on the itinerary is stop at Birkimel. There you can take an optional dip in traditional Icelandic “laug” called Krosslaug. The pools have no admission fee, but there is a donation box by the changing rooms as the area is managed by the local Youth Association. This is not a luxurious spa facility, but rather a natural, local pool with breathtaking views! Entering the pool is completely optional and is for those seeking a truly authentic Icelandic experience.
In our journey to the Patreksfjörður area, we will encounter the majestic Kleifaheiði mountain range. At its summit lies a fascinating sight that awaits us! In their moments of respite, the skilled engineers responsible for constructing the mountain road erected a remarkable 5-meter-tall stone statue known as Kleifabúi, symbolizing the pinnacle of their achievement.
Optional Activity (no pre-booking required):
Immerse yourself in the true Icelandic experience as you soak in the soothing waters, all while gazing at the breathtaking fjords that embrace you. What’s more, there’s no admission fee, and no need for advanced booking! However, we kindly ask for a donation to support the Youth Society responsible for maintaining this hidden gem. Cash donations in any currency are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Please bear in mind that this hot spring doesn’t boast luxurious spa amenities. If you wish to swim, please remember to bring your own towel and be prepared to utilize the changing facilities available at local pools. While there are no individual cubicles or lockers, the facilities are segregated by gender for your comfort and convenience.
OVERNIGHT STAY ON THE COUNTRYSIDE
You will stay in a cozy country hotel located in the Patreksfjörður village or nearby
Diving deeper into the Westfjords, Day 4 promises non-stop stunning scenery as we head for the bird cliffs at Látrabjarg and the red sand beaches at Rauðasandur. En route, we’ll pass by the Garðar shipwreck, a beached trawler built in the same year as the Titanic. This is Iceland at its wildest, with mountains rising right next to the road and endless ocean views on the other side. Sit back and enjoy the epic landscapes as we take the gravel road to the teeming bird colonies at Látrabjarg, the westernmost point in Iceland. Each summer, hundreds of thousands of puffins, razorbills, kittiwakes, and guillemots make their way here to feed and breed, so it’s a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy a thrilling walk along the 400-meter-high cliffs and see how many birds you can spot!
After enjoying the golden sand beach at Barðastrandarsandur, there’s another spectacular shoreline at Rauðasandur. Here you’ll be amazed by the sight of a 10-kilometer red sand beach made of crushed scallop shells. The colors often change according to the light, so you can see what shade it is when you get here!
Then we’ll head north to the most majestic sight in the Westfjords – Dynjandi. In a country decorated with countless waterfalls, Dynjandi might be the most impressive one of them all! It’s so powerful that it’s also known as “The Thunderer”. Take a walk up the “waterfall ladder” to see this fantastic foss in all its glory. Some say it looks like a wedding cake made for a giant – see what you think!
We’ll stop for pictures at the pretty pier at Önundarfjörður before making our way to Ísafjörður for an overnight stay in the “capital of the Westfjords”.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime road trip like no other as we conclude our unforgettable 5-day summer adventure tour. Get ready for a thrilling journey filled with stunning landscapes and exciting encounters. Begin our day by embarking on a scenic drive through a 5km-long tunnel that leads to Bólugnvarvik, a picturesque fishing town. As we make our way towards Bolafjall, a majestic mountain standing at 638m, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking views. Take a walk on the viewing platform built over steep cliffs and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that surrounds us.
On our way back to Ísafjörður, let’s make sure to make a stop at the charming Ósvör Fishing Village. This collection of turf-roofed buildings offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this region. Let’s take our time exploring this unique historical site and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Another must-see attraction is the Óshólaviti Lighthouse. Located nearby, this iconic landmark stands tall against the stunning backdrop of the Icelandic landscape. Let’s marvel at its beauty and capture unforgettable memories.
Then we will start driving the Seven Fjords Road. Alongside you will find breathtaking natural wonders, encounter charming seal colonies, thriving salmon farms, and quaint turf-roofed huts. Gazing northwards, you’ll be treated to the remarkable sight of Hornstrandir, a renowned wildlife sanctuary, and the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean. Keep a keen watch for Arctic foxes, the sole indigenous land mammals in Iceland, as they freely roam this area. And if you happen to miss an encounter, fret not, as you can still meet these marvelous creatures at the Arctic Fox Center while also supporting their conservation efforts. Additionally, there are numerous picturesque viewpoints scattered along the route, allowing travelers to relish in the beauty of their surroundings. Join us as we explore some of the most awe-inspiring stops on this remarkable coastal road, tailoring our itinerary to ensure the best experience based on visibility conditions.
Last stop before reaching Reykjavík will be at Grábrók volcanic craters where you can stretch your legs and even climb up to the rim of an extinct volcano.
Know Before You Go
Proper footwear when walking on uneven and slippery surfaces increases your safety and comfort. Please note, that you can be banned from participating in glacier activities when not wearing required shoes. If you do not own proper footwear (solid shoes reaching above your ankle) you can rent them during booking process
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We offer pick up and drop off within the city of Reykjavik. We can pick-up directly from many hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik as well as from the Reykjavik cruise ship terminals.
Parts of Reykjavík City Center are closed for the commercial traffic. Please note, that your pick up might be from one of the dedicated meeting points