10 Day in Iceland

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Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the beautiful waterfalls and glaciers at Iceland.

 

  • Walk around Iceland experiencing its beautiful churches and museums.

 

  • Indulge yourself in one of its most famous thermal baths.

Day by Day plan

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  • Day 1: Arrive at Reykjavik

    After arriving at the airport in Reykjavik, you will be transferred to your hotel. From there you can either visit the Blue (Iceland’s most famous thermal baths) or go sightseeing.

     

  • Day 2: Hveragerdi Town Attractions

    You will drive to the Blajfoll Country Park where you will spend the day exploring the Þríhnúkagígur volcano. In the afternoon, you will drive to the town of Hveragerdi, where you will spend the following night hiking to Reykjadalur. Reykjadalur is best known for the heated river that runs through it. Water boiling out of dozens of hot springs in the hills trickle into one body, which is also fed with glacier and rainwater. The result is a wonderfully warm, gentle stream. Depending on how hot you want the water to be, you can go up-or down-river for the perfect bathing temperature.

     

  • Day 3: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

    Today you will be heading to Seljalandsfoss. Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a supremely graceful waterfall located in the South Coast of Iceland. This spectacular natural wonder drops around 60 meters into the otherwise tranquil pool below and a hidden path leads you behind the waterfall so you can view the fall from a complete 360° angle.

     

    Your next stop will be at Seljavellir. Set against the most incredible backdrop, and built right into the morphing, igneous landscape, Seljavallalaug, or Seljavellir pool, is the oldest still-standing swimming pool in all of Iceland. The pool was first constructed in 1923, by a team led by Bjorn Andrésson Berjaneskoti, in an effort to teach the local population how to swim. Though the majority of nearby residents made their living in the fishing industry, up until 1923, there had been no formal place for people to develop their swimming skills. In modern Iceland, swimming training is a mandatory part of children’s education, and this trend began with the construction of facilities such as Seljavallalaug.

     

    The late afternoon will be spent exploring Reynisfjara. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland’s black sand beaches.

     

  • Day 4: Head to Skaftafell, then Jokulsarlon

    Today you will head to Skaftafell. Skaftafell is notable for its rich flora, growing between sands and glaciers, and for its amazing, contrasting scenery. Visitors will find a wealth of natural attractions, from cascading waterfalls to glacier lagoons, geological formations to black sand deserts. The rugged region is known for its fantastic photo opportunities, with many awe-inspiring panoramic views.

     

    You will then head for a 30-minute drive to Jokulsarlon. As a glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón is a lake that is filled with the meltwater from an outlet glacier. In this case, it is Breiðamerkurjökull, a tongue of Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. It stands out, however, due to the fact that it also fills with icebergs breaking from the glacier, some of which tower several stories high.

     

  • Day 5: Egilsstaðir Town

    Today you will set out for the small town of Egilsstadir. Established in 1947 by governmental decree, Egilsstaðir, one of Iceland´s youngest townships- has become the service and trade centre for most of East Iceland. Thus, Egilsstaðir has a large number of retail and service businesses, and many major Icelandic companies have branches there; engineering firms and financial institutions.

     

  • Day 6: Drive to Asbyrgi Glacial Canyon

    Today you will drive to Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods). Ásbyrgi Canyon is a spectacular horseshoe-shaped depression in the northeast of Iceland, steeped in folklore.

     

  • Day 7: Explore Lake Myvatn’

    Today you will explore Lake Myvatn’s ethereal landscapes. Mývatn is a lake near Akureyri in North Iceland. The lake was formed during a massive eruption 2300 years ago. Today the area is best known for the huge numbers of birds that visit in the summer, and for the weird and inspiring volcanic features that surround the lake. The name "Mývatn" is derived from the vast numbers of midges that gather at the lake and are sure to leave an impression on all who visit!

     

  • Day 8: Head to Skjalfandi Bay

    Today you will head to the Skjalfandi Bay where you will find the little town of Husavik. Húsavík is the very best whale watching harbour in Iceland, with local operators boasting of an unmatched 99 per cent success rate.

     

  • Day 9: Drive to Husafell

    Today you will head out for a three-hour drive to Husafell. Húsafell is a sprawling farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. It is the innermost farm in Borgarfjörður in the west county of Iceland, not far from Reykholt and Reykholtsdalur. Húsafell farm now serves as a hub of service for various types of tourists visiting and residing in its surrounding area.

     

  • Day 10: Reykjanes Peninsula

    Today you will experience the geothermal fields at Reykjanes Peninsula.  After this, you will head to the airport for your journey home.

     

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