Arrival in Iceland
On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. 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: Reykjavík (airport transfer not included)
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 here. Take 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: Westman Islands
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. A famous
folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries.
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.
Overnight: Vik area
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. An optional boat trip (extra charge) takes you on a sail between
the icebergs. Return to Vík for your overnight.
Overnight: Vik area
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.
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.