This tour is one of a kind. You will experience all these gems in 8 days !
- Pick up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík
- The tour takes 8 days
- The tour can be customized according to your wishes or specific circumstances
- We provide transport, guiding and accommodation
- You bring warm clothing, rain gear, swimwear and hiking boots
Day 1: Borgarfjörður – Siglufjörður
- We start the trip by driving from Reykjavik to our first stop at Glanni waterfall. Once there, we hike to Grábrók Crater. This trail has remarkable views of 3,000 year old moss-covered lava-fields.
- After the hike, we drive over the Holtavörðuheiði plateau, the gateway between North and South. Our next stop is in Vatnsdalur to see the old church in Þingeyri.
- We then head north to see Grettislaug. Named after one of Iceland’s most beloved Vikings, Grettir the Strong, Grettislaug is a pool built over a natural hot spring. We then visit Hofsós, a small village with swimming pool with a view of Drangey island. After a busy day it is good to relax in the swimming pool and enjoy the view.
- We then drive to Siglufjörður to our accommodation.
Day 2: Herring Era Museum, Dalvík and Whale-Watching
- We start our day by heading to Siglufjörður to visit the award-winning Herring Era Museum. At the museum, you can experience a reconstructed and reenacted 1950’s Icelandic Harbor.
- We then drive to the small town Dalvík and take a brisk sail on the Arctic Ocean aboard a whale watching boat. There is a very good chance to see whales. Some common types of whales that can be seen include the great Humpback whale, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, small harbor porpoises and if we are very lucky, the majestic Blue Whale.
- After the whale- watching we head over to our accommodation.
Day 3: Mývatn
- We start the day by driving to lake Mývatn .
- We will see the Skútustaðir craters and walk around Dimmuborgir lava field with its ominous, dark pillars and twisted lava formations.
- We will then visit the bubbling pools of mud at the Námafjall geothermal field. There is a hike up to Mt. Leirhnjúkur hot springs, which is part of the Krafla volcanic area.
- We end the day at the Mývatn Nature Spa before heading to our accommodation in the area.
Day 4: Húsavík, Tjörnes and Ásbyrgi in Vatnajökull National Park
- Our first stop of the day is at the harbor-side whale museum in Húsavík.
- We then continue along the Tjörnes peninsula to see a hidden waterfall. The only way to see this waterfall is by hiking along the coastline to it. The hike is about two hours. We will also see granite rock that originated from Greenland.
- Continuing our journey, we go to Ásbyrgi the horse-shoe shaped depression in Vatnajökull National Park. Here we stop for another short hike.
- We then head to our accommodation at Mývatn for the night.
Day 5: Akureyri
- On our way to Akureyri, the capital of the North, we stop at the impressive glacial Goðafoss waterfall. We then spend the day around Akureyri.
- Then we head to our accommodation in the evening.
Day 6: Borgarfjörður
- We drive back to Borgarfjörður. Our first stop is the Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring. This is Europe’s most powerful hot spring. It has a high flow rate of 180 liters/second and the water emerges at 97°C.
- We then visit another waterfall, the picturesque Hraunfossar. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field created by eruptions from volcanoes under the Langjökull glacier.
- We then arrive at Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Europe. Here it is optional to join a tour hosted by the company, Into the Glacier. Our Into the Glacier tour guides will take us exploring inside a glacier. The man-made tunnel systems are about 550 meters long and go 30 meters down into the glacier. The price is 19.500 ISK.
- After the glacier tour, we will head to our accommodation in the area.
Day 7: Snæfellsnes
- We drive out to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, past the old Eldborg crater and stop to see Gerðuberg basalt columns.
- Our tour then takes us to Búðir, the old Búðir church, the old fisherman’s village, Arnarstapi and Hellnar and the Snæfellsjökull volcano. The volcano is a revered symbol of Iceland. We will see the glacier Snæfellsjökull volcano. The glacier is a revered symbol of Iceland. With a height of 1446 m, it is the tallest mountain on the peninsula and contains a glacier at its peak. The Snæfellsjökull volcano is also known as the setting for the novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by the French author, Jules Verne.
- After the volcano, we drive through the Snæfellsjökull National Park to see the cave Vatnshellir, the Water cave, 8,000-year old lava tube that contains multiple caverns and is situated 32 meters below the Earth’s surface. We will go to the beach Djúpalónssandur, with its dramatic rock formations. Djúpalónssandur beach is one of the highlights of Snæfellsnes peninsula wonders.
- Our journey ends with a drive to the North of Snæfellsnes peninsula to see the Kirkjufell mountain (463 m). Known as the “guardian of Grundarfjörður’s northern vista”, the Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed spots in Iceland.
Day 8: Back to Reykjavík
- We drive back to Reykjavik and stop in new places depending on weather and your wishes.
This tour is a dream come true tour !
Price from 515.000 ISK