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Discover the natural wonders of Iceland, geologically one of the world‘s youngest – and most volcanic—islands.

Our popular Volcanoes and Glaciers tour gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of these wonders and the magnificent natural landscape that surrounds them. The tour covers the major attractions of the south including the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls as well as the beautiful Westman islands.

Witness and discover the marvels of Mother Nature in its purest form!

  • All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
  • Maximum group size: 36 people
  • Visit South Iceland’s main attractions

Optional tours and activities:

Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.

Day 2 – Rib Safari boat tour – Small Islands trip | 1 hr | Price for summer 2018: 11.900 ISK

Day 2 – Viking tours boat tour – Circle boat tour | 1.5 hrs | Price for summer 2018: 5.500 ISK

Day 4 – Glacier Lagoon boat tour | 45 min | Price for summer 2018: 5.700 ISK

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We had a great time and a wonderful guide!
I have travelled all over the world and been on many tours and Steingrimur, your guide for the Volcanoes and Glaciers Tours, was one of the best guides I have ever had.

Included

  • 4 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 3 nights  w/facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • 2 dinners in the countryside (day 3 and 4)
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum (day 2)
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands (day 2)
  • Entrance to Lava Centre (day 5)

2018 version-  Also includes admission to the Skogar Folk Museum (Day 3)

2019 version- Also includes a boat tour on the Iceberg Lagoon (day 4)

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Day 1

Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Arrival in Iceland

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik.  We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel.  If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smokey Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own.  Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price.  Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm). 

Overnight stay in Reykjavík (airport transfer not included). Dinner is on own.

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Day 2

Westman Islands

Waterfall – Lava Fields – Puffin Island – Magnificent lava fields

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 Landeyjahofn 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 hereTake 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.  Dinner on own.

Approximate distance: ca180km / 112miles

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Day 3

South Shore - Skogar – Vik

Powerful Volcanoes – Folk Museum – Black sand beaches

Breakfast at your hotel.  Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south coast.  Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall.  Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach.  Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.  (2018 departures also include admission to the Skogar Museum on this day)

Dinner and overnight stay in Vik area for the next 2 nights.

Approximate distance: ca119km / 74miles

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Day 4

Vik – Skaftafell – Jokulsarlon

Skaftafell and Glacial beauty – Europe‘s largest Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajökull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier.  Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajökull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and maybe a curious seal or two.  Return to Vík for your overnight.

Dinner and overnight in Vik area.

Approximate distance: ca390km / 242miles

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Day 5

Highlights: Gullfoss Geysir

Gullfoss – Geysir – Thingvellir – Reykjavik

Lava Centre- Lively Geysers and Golden Falls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit  to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Afterwards,  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 for the European and North American tectonic plates.  After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate distance: ca331km / 206miles

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Day 6

Departure

Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you.  We recommend departing your hotel no later than 3 hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

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