Fire and Ice - Inside Out



Fire and Ice - Inside Out

Discover the island's unique landscape on an inclusive tour of Iceland‘s geological wonders. Active volcanoes shape the country's distinctive landscape, massive glaciers, sparkling fjords and rugged lava fields that are still virtually untouched by civilisation. Almost all types of volcanic and geothermal activity can be found in Iceland. The tour is truly a geological feast for the eyes and a wonderful way to explore the land of ice and fire at your leisure. Available from 1 May to 30 September

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Included

  • 14 nights' accommodation, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Rental car for 15 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance
  • Pick up & drop off fee at Keflavik airport 
  • GPS | Global Navigation System
  • Transfer by the ferry Herjólfur to Vestmanneyjar Islands
  • Admission to Eldheimar a volcano museum of remembrance in Vestmanneyjar Islands
  • Admission to the Eyjafjallajökull visitor centre a small museum 
  • Boat tour by amphibian boat on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Admission to Petra´s stone collection 
  • Admission to the Mývatn Nature Baths and a towel rental
  • ' Into the glacier' visit to Langjökull Glacier
  • Iceland Road Guide, a complete road and reference guide
  • Suggested itinerary in English
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Enjoy the fantastic view from Garðskagaviti lighthouse
  • Visit sites of newly volcanic eruptions
  • Explore Westman Islands and Eldfell Volcano
  • Admire the vast black sands and Dyrhólaey Cape
  • View the tall mountains of the Eastfjords
  • Explore both the inside and the outside of a glacier
  • Take a walk in Skaftafell a nature resort of Vatnajökull National Park
  • Explore friendly fishing villages

Optional

  • Visit the spectacular Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Discover the stunning sights of the Golden Circle 
  • Taste delicious tomato soup at Friðheimar by Reykholt
  • Take a super jeep or bus tour of Laki craters
  • Take a dip in the Secret Lagoon thermal pool
  • Go on a Whale watching tour

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival day

After your arrival (depending on your arrival time) visit the spectacular Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (advance bookings), located only 20 minutes drive from the airport by car

Accommodation in Reykjanes Peninsula

Day 2 | Reykjanes Peninsula and the Southwest

Explore Reykjanes Peninsula with its geothermal heat and the magnificent Garðskagaviti lighthouse that has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean bashing against the shore. See „The Bridge Between Two Continents“ where the Eurasian and North-American plates meet. Visit Gunnuhver hot spring, Reykjanesviti Lighthouse and Seltún hot spring area.

Accommodation in Selfoss area

Day 3 | Golden Circle

Visit the famous 'Golden Circle' sights; Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Stop by Kerið, a volcanic crater lake in stunning colours. Soak in the warm geothermal waters at Fontana Geothermal Baths or head to Flúðir village to visit the Secret Lagoon thermal pool. Enjoy a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse to taste their delicious Tomato soup. Optional in the area is river rafting and diving tours.

Accommodation in Selfoss area

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Day 4 | The Westman Islands

A visit to the Westman Islands is part of what makes the Fire & Ice tour unique. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is inhabited of the 15 islands that form the archipelago. Here you will find the largest puffin colony in the world and Eldfell the youngest (newest) volcano in the world. We will visit Eldheimar a volcano museum of remembrance in Vestmannaeyjar Islands, included.

Accommodation by the south coast

Day 5 | The South Coast

View the magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss along the way. Visit the Eyjafjallajökull visitor Centre which portrays the famous volcanic eruption of 2010 and the folk museum at Skógar. Admire the vast black sands and Dyrhólaey cape with its varied birdlife on the way to the beautifully located village of Vík, before heading on to Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.

Accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day 6 | The South Coast

Visit the remarkable craters in Laki with a guided super jeep tour or by scheduled bus tour (not included in the price). Travel through rough mountain terrain around Iceland’s most famous craters that erupted in 1783 or visit the beautifully shaped Fjaðárglúfur canyon a hidden pearl made of palagonite.

Accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day 7 | Vatnajökull National Park

Visit Skaftafell nature resort, a beautiful area with many opportunities for scenic walks and hikes. Admire the floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, a popular filming location. Tours on Vatnajökull Glacier can be booked in advance. Continue to Höfn fishing village, known for its delicious lobster.

Accommodation in Höfn area.

Day 8 | The East Coast

Admire the great scenery of tall and uniquely formed mountains en route towards the East. Visit the pretty towns of the East Fjords such as Breiðdalsvík, Stöðvarfjörður where you can visit Petra's impressive stone collection and Fáskrúðsfjörður with its French heritage. Continue to Eskifjörður town, a small fishing village.

Accommodation in the East Fjords area.

Day 9 | East Fjord

Explore the friendly fishing village of Seyðisfjörður and the small town in Borgarfjörður Eystri, Bakkafjörður. The view scenery over the bay Héraðsflói can be dramatic when you cross the heath on your way to Borgarfjörður Eystri. Give yourself time to take in the view and absorb the tranquility.

Accommodation in Borgarfjörður Eystri / Héraðsflói area

Day 10 | Lake Mývatn area

Tour the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park: Ásbyrgi Canyon, Hljóðaklettar ('Echo rocks') and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. See whales in their natural habitat on a whale watching excursion from the pretty harbour Húsavík. 

Accommodation in Húsavík/Ásbyrgi area

Day 11 | Lake Mývatn area

Explore the 'Diamond circle' with its beautiful sights and dramatic landscapes. Marvel at the boiling mud pools and steaming fumaroles at the Námafjall geothermal area and walk amongst the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir lava fields.

Accommodation in Húsavík/Ásbyrgi area

Day 12 | The North

Admire Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') en route to Akureyri town – often nicknamed the 'Capital of the North' and beautifully located in a fjord setting. On your way to Skagafjörður you will pass Iceland‘s longest tunnel, Héðinsfjarðargöng. Explore Síldarminjasafnið herring museum in the small town Siglufjörður. In Hofsós village is a small thermal pool situated by sea shore with spectacular view over Skagafjörður bay. Taking a dip in the pool is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the moment.

Accommodation in Skagafjörður area

Day 13 | The Northwest

Visit the educational Seal Centre at Hvammstangi and even view seals in their natural environment on Vatnsnes Peninsula, home to one of the largest seal colonies in Iceland. See the magnificent Hvítserkur a landmark for the area. The beautiful Kolugljúfur canyon is an impressive place to visit.

Accommodation in Borgarfjörður/Borgarnes area

Day 14 | The West

The diversity of the landscape and geology of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is unique. Explore the pretty harbour village of Stykkishólmur with its many colourful old timber houses. Visit Grundarfjörður village with its stunning view of Mt Kirkjufell. Explore the many attractions along the south coast of the peninsula including Djúpalónssandur beach, Arnarstapi harbour, the church at Búðir, Snæfellsjökull glacier. Legend has it that the glacier is one of the seven 'energy points' of the Earth. Visit Eldborg Crater.

Accommodation in Borgarfjörður/Borgarnes area.

Day 15 | The West

Tour Borgarfjörður district, the site of one of the most popular Icelandic sagas, Egil's Saga. Visit Hraunfossar and Barnafossar falls, the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring and historic Reykholt, the former home of Snorri Sturluson - one of Iceland's most famous poets and writers of the middle ages. Visit the extraordinary man made ice cave in Langjökull Glacier. An eight wheel monster truck will take you from the glacier edge to the cave.

Accommodation in Reykjavik (booked seperately)

Accommodation in Reykjavík (booked seperately)

Explore Reykjavík at the end of the tour. We can make reservations for you!

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