Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland

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With Iceland being one of the most geologically young and active areas in the world volcanoes are plentiful! This tour gives you the perfect opportunity to witness and experience the marvels of mother nature in its purest form, while exploring the main attractions of South Iceland, including the unique Westman Islands.

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Highlights
  • Eldheimar Volcano Museum and Lava Centre
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon boat tour
  • The site of a former 12th-century Catholic convent in the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Visit the multi-tiered “Golden Falls” and the geothermal area of Geysir
  • Ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Details

Group Size: Min 2 / Max 36

2019 Departures:
May: 06, 13, 20, 27
June: 03, 14, 24
July: 08, 12, 22, 29
August: 09, 12, 19, 26
September: 02, 09, 16, 23

2019 Pricing:
May
US$1,135 – triple
US$1,193 – twin
US$1,386 – single
June – August
US$1,258 – triple
US$1,351 – twin
US$1,755 – single
September
US$1,229 – triple
US$1,322 – twin
US$1,632 – single

Prices are shown in US$ per person based on three people in a triple room, two people sharing a twin room, one person in a single. New – triple rooms are now available for this tour.

Children 6-11 years sharing a twin room with two adults receive a 25% discount off listed prices. Children 12 and older pay full adult price. This tour is not recommended for children 5 years of age or younger.

The tour operator reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in their price list without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government tax increases or due to any other cost increases that are outside their control. We will pass on any such increases as soon as we are made aware of them by the tour operator.

Tour Code:
008202-W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Westman Islands – Pompeii of the North

Transfer from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavik to the tour’s meeting point. Your pre-arranged bus stop will be indicated on your confirmation. Please be at the bus stop at least 15 minutes before the indicated pick up time.

The first tour 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 the Bakkafjara pier, 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 and enjoy a local dinner on your own. Overnight in the Westman Islands.

Day 2: Skógar - Sólheimajökull Glacier - Vík - Folk Museum - Ice Walk

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

Day 3: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skaftafell - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

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 dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: Gullfoss - Geysirs - Thingvellir National Park - Reykjavík

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 Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onward 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 where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik. Your tour ends on arrival in Reykjavík. You will be dropped off at the bus terminal and then transferred to pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavik.

This day by day itinerary is subject to change by the tour operator without advance notice. The tour operator’s itinerary takes precedence over this outline.

Included
  • Return transfers from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavik to meeting point for tour
  • 4 day guided tour from/to Reykjavik
  • 3 nights moderate accommodation with private facilities – Countryside
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two 2-course dinners in the countryside (Day 2 & 3)
  • Roundtrip ferry fare to the Westman Islands (Day 1)
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum
  • Boat tour on Glacier Lagoon
  • Exhibition and cinema show at Lava Center
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Iceland
  • Round trip transfers between Keflavik airport and downtown Reykjavik hotels (option to do a one-way transfer and a one-way Blue Lagoon transfers, including admission)
  • Accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Optional tours
  • Meals, drinks and refreshments not indicated
  • Travel insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Passport and visa fees, if necessary
Tour Notes

6 Day/5 Night tour option including accommodation in Reykjavik for one night pre-tour and one night post-tour
2019 Pricing:
May
US$1,468 – triple
US$1,451 – twin
US$1,872 – single
June – August
US$1,638 – triple
US$1,650 – twin
US$2,293 – single
September
US$1,580 – triple
US$1,597 – twin
US$2,153 – single

Prices are shown in US$ per person based on three people in a triple room, two people sharing a twin room, one person in a single. New – triple rooms are now available for this tour.

The tour operator reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in their price list without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government tax increases or due to any other cost increases that are outside their control. We will pass on any such increases as soon as we are made aware of them by the tour operator.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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