August 2nd-11th, 2022
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Explore all Iceland has to offer from volcanoes to glaciers, and you'll understand why it's called the land of Fire & Ice!
Day 1: Arrival in Iceland - Viking Worlds - Blue Lagoon
The group will be picked up at Keflavík International Airport. It is only a 20 minutes’ drive passing the town of Keflavík and a large lava field before we stop for breakfast and afterwards reach the Blue Lagoon. What an unusual and unique start of a holiday in any country! The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava filed and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant.
We stop for 1 ½ - 2 hours for a refreshing bathe or a swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water (100-110°F), famed for its reputed healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica, and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life.
From the Blue Lagoon it takes about 45 minutes passing lava landscape and several suburbs before reaching Reykjavík, the northern most Capital city in the world. Overnight in Reykjavík
Day 2: Deildartunguhver - Hraunfossar- Barnafoss – Grábrók
Borgarfjörður is known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and feel the heat of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring which produces 180 liters per second of water that is nearly boiling at 97° Celsius. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring form beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss, the Children’s Falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. Overnight in North-West of Iceland
Day 3: Siglufjörður- Herring Era Museum- Whale watching at Hauganes
We start the day by heading towards Siglufjörður, Iceland’s northernmost town whose fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. Siglufjörður is an area of spectacular natural beauty. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring with a 3-hour whale-watching boat tour at Hauganes. We visit the Herring Era Museum, Iceland’s largest maritime and industrial museum, where visitors have the opportunity to get to know the herring fishery and processing industry that underpinned Iceland’s economy for much of the twentieth century. Afterwards we continue heading towards the small village of Hauganes for a whale watching boat tour. Overnight in Akureyri, North of Iceland
Day 4: Akureyri- Goðafoss – Skútustaðir- Dimmuborgir – Námaskarð - GeoSea
In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17,000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden, and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. We continue our traveling to an important spot in Iceland’s history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. We visit Dimmuborgir, “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there and the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We finish the day by visiting the GeoSea spa with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. Packed with minerals, the geothermal seawater gently caresses and revitalizes the skin. Overnight at Mývatn area, North of Iceland
Day 5: Dettifoss - Stuðlagil Canyon
Today we visit Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Afterwards we head to Stuðlagil Canyon, one of the world’s most enchanting basalt rock formations. Enjoy a view that is out of this world at this incredible natural wonder in Iceland! Overnight in the East of Iceland
Day 6: East Fjords – Glacier and Black Sand Beaches
It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the east Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site by boat and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. We travel along the southern part of the glacier and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. Overnight in the Southeast of Iceland
Day 7: Skaftafell – LAVA show – Reynisfjara – Skógafoss - Seljalandsfoss
We visit Skaftafell at Vatnajökull National Park, nestled below the glacier and Iceland’s highest mountain, the 2110 meter high Hvannadalshnjúkur. Cross the sandy desert of the south coast, and travel along mountainous cliffs, more glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach and bird cliffs near the village of Vík where we visit the LAVA show. The show recreates a volcano eruption, similar to what Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcano are famous for, by pouring molten lava (2,000°F) into the showroom and over ice.
Next we visit the volcanic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. In the area there are interesting caves and impressive rock formations, including columnar basalt. In summer, birds nest in the cliffs, including puffins and fulmars. From Reynisfjara you can enjoy stunning views of picturesque Dyrhólaey promontory, a 120m spur of rock and featuring a natural arch that stands in water deep enough to allow boats to pass through.
We continue to the impressive waterfall of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a graceful ribbon-like waterfall, which drops from an overhanging lava cliff. It is possible to walk behind it, but do not expect to stay dry! Overnight in South of Iceland
Day 8: Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir)
By a scenic route we reach the mighty waterfalls of Gullfoss – the Golden Falls – perhaps the most beautiful in the country. Here the glacial river of Hvítá (white river) tumbles 32 meters (105 ft.) in a double cascade. Next, we visit the active geothermal area of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, and many other hot springs. After we have a Geysir taste menu, trying local rye bread that is buried in the geothermal ground for 24 hours to cook, served with Icelandic butter and boiled eggs. We continue our tour towards Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is a place of fascinating natural beauty, a spectacular geological vista, set on a vast plain flanked by large fissures, right by Iceland’s largest lake, Thingvallavatn. The Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is forming as Iceland is being pulled apart by tectonic forces. Overnight in Reykjavík
Day 9: Departure – Transfer Reykjavík – Keflavík International Airport
We will be dropped off at Keflavík International Airport in time for our flight home full of wonderful memories of this magical land.
Your 10 day trip includes 8 nights in Iceland, 8 dinners, 8 breakfasts, and all gratuities included!
Please note luggage fees charged by airlines are NOT included in the price of this trip and may vary based on airline policies, fees, restrictions, etc. The price of these luggage fees are the sole responsibility of each guest and are not determined by Timi's Tours.
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