Highlights of Iceland

Geysir Eruption

Geysir Eruption

Marvel at the spectacular Geysir eruptions

Puffins

Puffins

Puffins

Skogafoss

Skogafoss

View the spectacular waterfalls of Iceland

Black Sand Beaches

Black Sand Beaches

Black Sand Beaches

Dyrholaey

Dyrholaey

Dyrholaey

Highlights of Iceland

Iceland’s southwest corner has some of its most dramatic natural attractions. At Vík, on the island’s southern tip is Dyrholaey’s bird cliff promontory, from whence black sand beaches fringed with ocean foam stretch as far as the eye can see. Also visit Gullfoss, Geysir and the Pingvellir valley with its faults and fissures at the junction of the North American and Eurasian
tectonic plates.
Day 1 UK – Keflavík
Scheduled flight to Reykjavík. Transfer on arrival to the nearby Northern Light Inn for an overnight stop with time for a bathe in the Blue Lagoon before dinner.
Day 2 Keflavík – Vík
After breakfast, transfer back (15 minutes) to Keflavik to collect your hire car and set off along the South coast towards Vik. Recommended stops along the route include Seljalandsfoss behind which you can walk or the naturally heated pool at Seljavellir for a quick dip and Dyrholaey bird cliffs. Overnight at Dyrholaey Hotel for 2 nights.
Day 3 Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon
Drive along the southeast coast across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields. Together with a walk in Skaftafell Park or snowmobile ride on Solheimajokul, the highlight of the day is undoubtedly Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon.
Day 4 Vík – Hekla
Drive up to the Geysir area, where Strokkur spouts impressively every 5 to 10 minutes. Alongside there are steaming fumaroles, hot springs and pools, some of which are a dark muddy grey whilst others are a translucent turquoise. Continue onwards to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, where the glacial river Hvita plummets 32 metres before twisting and tumbling down a large gorge. Overnight at Hotel Hekla.
Day 5 Hekla – Reykjavík
After breakfast visit Skalholt Cathedral and the Pingvellir Valley and continue to Reykjavik. Return hire car and overnight at Hotel Plaza or similar.
Day 6 Reyjavík – UK
Time for some last minute shopping before transfer back to Keflavik and return flight to UK..