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AMAZING ICELAND

 

DAY 00 — MUMBAI

Assemble at Sahar International Airport
Complete Your Check in & Clear Immigration Formalities & proceed for Departure Gate

 

 

DAY 01 — Arrival & Reykjavik

Arrive to Keflavík Airport in Iceland. For transportation to your accommodation in central Reykjavik, we recommend the Flybus shuttle service. After arriving to the city and storing your luggage, we suggest a stroll around the colorful city center, with visits to some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a wide array of restaurants to tempt your taste buds. Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

 

 

DAY 02 — Wonders of the Golden Circle

The first leg of the journey takes us on the popular Golden Circle route, beginning with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first Parliament and an area of stunning geological features. Next, we head to the nearby Geysir geothermal area, where we can watch as the Strokkur geyser spews water several meters into the air every few minutes. Then we continue on to Gullfoss, considered by many to be the most impressive waterfall in Iceland, before making our way to the South Coast. Spend the night in the Hvolsvöllur area of South Iceland.

 

 

DAY 03 — Waterfalls to Puffin Cliffs

On our way east today, we’ll stop to admire two of the South Coast’s most striking waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, before crossing the vast sand plains of Mýrdalssandur. Further along near Vík we’ll have a break to enjoy the endless views from Dyrhólaey, a steep promontory teeming with thousands of nesting puffins. Nearby at the black sand beach of Reynishverfi we can go for a stroll and enjoy the view of the Reynisdrangar sea pillars, said to be the petrified remains of trolls. Finally, our drive takes us through the immense Eldhraun lava field, the largest of its kind caused from a single eruption in Iceland. Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area of South Iceland.

 

 

DAY 04 — Glaciers & Icebergs

We begin the day with a visit to the picture-perfect Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland’s most remarkable sights, where icebergs of all shapes and sizes float peacefully in the cold, sparkling waters of the lagoon. Here, you can take an optional boat tour among the maze of ice, with occasional sightings of curious seals. We then spend the afternoon hiking near Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, in Skaftafell National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Spend another night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

 

 

DAY 05 — Wilderness of Landmannalaugar

Today, we start off by following the Fjallabaksleið mountain road up to Landmannalaugar, a wilderness area surrounded by diverse landscapes, including deep valleys and colorful rhyolite mountains, formed in volcanic eruptions under the icecap during the Ice Age. Here, you have the option of bathing in a naturally heated geothermal pool—an experience not to be missed! This jewel of the interior highlands is also a popular hiking destination, giving you a great opportunity explore one the area’s many hiking trails, with options suitable for all fitness levels. Spend the night in a cabin with shared facilities in the Þjórsárdalur area near Landmannalaugar.

 

 

DAY 06 — Sprengisandur Highland Route

We’ll have another day to get off the beaten path and discover the hidden gems of the uninhabited interior as we make our way along the barren wilderness of the Sprengisandur highland route, the longest stretch between South and North Iceland passable only in summer. In Iceland’s earlier days, few dared to use this route as the area was thought to harbor outlaws along with ghosts, elves and other superstitious beings. Traversing this rugged track with its mystical scenery, we’ll ford un-bridged rivers and cross Iceland’s largest lava field at Ódáðahraun on our way to the Northeast. Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area in Northeast Iceland.

 

 

DAY 07 — MUNICH ZELL AM SEE

Today’s journey takes us around the stunning Tjörnes peninsula, with our first stop at Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Here, we’ll see the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon, which according to Norse legend was formed by a hoof print of Óðinn’s magical eight-legged horse. Also in the park, we’ll visit Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. We then continue on to the stunning area of Lake Mývatn, renowned for its moon-like volcanic landscapes and unique eco-system, including a thriving bird life. Here, we’ll have a look at the solfataras at Hverarönd and the peculiar lava formations and pseudo craters at Skútustaðir. Spend another night in the Lake Mývatn area.

 

 

DAY 08 — Capital of the North & Horses

The day begins with a visit to Goðafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, the “Capital of the North”, Iceland’s largest city outside of the Capital region. In Akureyri, enjoy some free time to explore the city’s attractions, including the beautiful botanical garden. We then head to the scenic area of Skagafjörður, renowned as the center of the Icelandic horse as well as many significant sites from the classic Icelandic Sagas. In the evening, you have the option of joining a guided horse riding tour on or an invigorating hike in the surrounding hills. Spend the night in the Hvammstangi area of North Iceland.

 

 

DAY 09 — Vikings & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Today, our journey continues through the rolling hills of Laxárdalsheiði heath to the ruins of Eiríksstaðir, the ancient home of the famous Viking Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif “The Lucky” Eiriksson, who is believed to be the first European to set foot in North America. At this living museum, we can explore a replica of Erik’s turf farm and interact with characters in Viking Age costumes. Afterwards, we’ll make our way through the small fishing villages of Northwest Iceland towards the scenic Snæfellsnes peninsula. Spend the night on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.

 

 

DAY 10 — Magical Snæfellsjökull Glacier

We begin the morning with a drive to Snæfellsnes National Park, home of the magical Snæfellsjökull glacier, the legendary entrance to the center of the Earth from Jules Verne’s classic novel. Continuing on to the dramatic rocky shoreline by Djúpalónssandur, we’ll make a stop at the charming hamlet of Arnarstapi with its interesting columnar basalt rock formations. Here, we can take an easy hike to the nearby village of Hellnar, a treat for bird lovers, before heading back to the Capital area. We’ll end the day in Reykjavik, where you can spend the afternoon/evening at your leisure. Spend the night in central Reykjavik.

 

 

DAY 11 — Departure

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland after your incredible journey. We recommend transferring to Keflavík Airport by Flybus in time for your check-in. If your flight is in the afternoon, a great option is a relaxing morning break at the Blue Lagoon for a therapeutic soak in the warm mineral waters.