6 Days / 5 Nights
Day 1: Arrival Reykjavik
Arrival in Iceland, transfer to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Day 2: Westman Islands
Breakfast at your hotel. The first stop today will be made at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall. Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor. After arriving at the Bakkafjara pier, take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. The destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westmans and the only inhabited one. Visit the island's Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. During mid-May through the beginning of August it is also possible to see puffins here. Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum and explore the flora growing in the new lava field. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own. Overnight in the Westman Islands.
Day 3: South Shore - Skogar - Vik
Breakfast at your hotel. Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south shore. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. Next travel to Thorvaldseyri Farm located at the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that last erupted in the spring of 2010. A visitor's centre/family-run exhibit tells the story of the eruption with a 20 minute film and displays about the spectacular natural disaster Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt Colum features carved by the power of the sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Vik area for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 - Vik– Skaftafell – Fjallsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Skaftafell and Glacial beauty – Europe’s largest Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on Earth Visit the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Fjallsarlon Ice Lagoon to see floating icebergs. Return to Vik for your overnight. Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. Approximate travel distance: 390 km / 242 miles
Day 5: Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Today head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir as well as Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onwards to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. This is also where you can see the meeting point where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Day 6: Departure Reykjavik
Transfer to the airport. We recommend departing your hotel no later than 3 hours before your international flight.