You are met upon arrival and taken to your hotel/guest house in Reykjavík. Enjoy the city's relaxed vibe, cultural attractions and lively café and music scene.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the tour price).
Visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historic and geological importance. Go for a 4 – 5 hour hike in the otherworldly landscapes of the Hengill and Nesjavellir geothermal areas nearby.
Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Day 2 | The South - inland and coast
See the beautiful two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall and the breathtaking hot springs at Geysir. Head to the South Coast through the fertile green farmlands of Njal's Saga, one of Iceland's most popular Sagas. See - or even walk behind - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Continue to Skógar with its majestic waterfall and interesting folk museum. Admire the vast black beaches and birdlife at Cape Dyrhólaey.
Accommodation in the Skógar/Vík area.
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Days 3 and 4 | The Southeast
Visit the beautifully located Kirkjubæjarklaustur village. Continue to Skaftafell nature resort with its amazing glacier vistas. You can choose between different walking and hiking routes in Skaftafell; a short 2-hour hike to either Svartifoss Waterfall or the Skaftafell glacier tongue, a 6-hour hike to Kristínartindar ('Kristin's mountain peaks') or an 8 – 10 hour hike to Morsárdalur glacier valley.
Accommodation for two nights in the Skaftafell area.
Days 5 and 6 | Vatnajökull National Park
Explore the spectacular Vatnajökull National Park. Marvel at the shimmering glacial ice floating on the lagoon Jökulsárlón. Boat excursions are also available. Go for a 4-hour hike on the outskirts of Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull.
Accommodation in the Höfn area for two nights.
Discover the magnificent Eastfjords. Visit charming coastal villages such as Djúpivogur (a Cittaslow municipality) and Breiðdalsvík with their colourful old houses and harbours. Continue to the remoter fjords further north and go for a 4-6 hour hike in the truly magnificent landscapes of Stórurð ('The Giant Boulders') in Borgarfjörður Eystri, an area also known for its reputed elfin settlements.
Accommodation for two nights in the Egilsstaðir area.
Explore the Lake Mývatn area including one or more shorter walks for example around the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir or up Hverfell Crater. Enjoy the rich fauna and flora of the lake and its surroundings. Visit the Nature Baths by Lake Mývatn for a relaxing soak after a busy day's sightseeing. Alternatively, explore the wonderful attractions of the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park, including Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon and the powerful Dettifoss Waterfall.
Accommodation in the Lake Mývatn area.
Days 10 and 11 | The North
View the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') en route to Akureyri town. Visit the Botanical Garden and the excellent outdoor geothermal swimming pool. Go for a 4-6 hour hike up Mt. Súlur (1,375 meters), providing you with an absolutely stunning view over Akureyri and Eyjafjörður fjord.
Accommodation in the Akureyri area for two nights.
Days 12 and 13 | The Northwest
Tour Skagafjörður district, known for horse breeding. Horse riding tours are widely available. Visit turf farm Glaumbær. Explore Hvítserkur Cliff off Vatnsnes peninsula, seals can often be seen basking around on the beaches and the Seal Centre at Hvammstangi is also worth a visit. On the way back to Reykjavik see the sights of Borgarfjörður including Hraunfossar and Barnafossar falls, Deildartunguhver hot spring and Reykholt for historic value.
Accommodation in the Hvammstangi area and Reykjavík (overnight in Reykjavík optional and not included in the tour price).
Accommodation in Reykjavík
Optional and not included in tour price.