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SOUTH ICELAND AND THE WONDERS OF SNAEFELLSNES

Duration : 8 days / 7 nights
Season : All Year


Price from : $4200 USD Per Person​

SOUTH ICELAND AND THE WONDERS OF SNAEFELLSNES
Iceland is the land of fire and ice. Hot springs, powerful waterfalls and stunning glaciers make Iceland a curious mix of opposites. This 8-day, compact tour will give you access to the Snæfellsnes peninsula (known as ‘Iceland in a nutshell’), the Golden Circle and Iceland’s south coast.The Blue Lagoon, the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the black beach of Reynisfjara and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon are all unique in nature. The Golden Circle includes the Þingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir hot springs, as well as a number of other stops en route.

ITINERARY
8 days / 7 nights

ARRIVAL/REYKJAVÍK

DAY 1

I will personally pick you up and take you to Reykjavík on arrival at Keflavik Airport. Check into your accommodation and relax after the journey. Explore the thriving and dynamic city centre with its diverse range of food, wine and bar and cafe culture or visit one of Iceland’s famous thermal swimming pools.

Spend the night in Reykjavik.

THE BEAUTY OF THE SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA

DAY 2

Today, you will experience the unique Snæfellsjökull National Park with its amazing birdlife, lush valleys, and lava fields. The Dritvík Cove, Lóndrangar Cliffs and the Hellnar and Arnarstapi Cliffs are all part of the peninsula and are well known for their rich bird-life. There are also a number of quaint, small villages along the coastline. We will visit the famous Kirkjufell Mountain and walk on the black volcanic beach of Djúpalónssandur.

Spend the night in west Iceland.

WEST COAST & ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3

Today’s journey starts with a visit to the beautiful lava-waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss and the largest hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. We will then explore Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its natural landscape, unique geological formations and history. Here you can walk on a pathway in a tectonic rift where Iceland’s early settlers established the first parliament, over a thousand years ago.

Spend the night near the town of Selfoss.

“FIRE & ICE” WATERSCAPES OF THE SOUTH COAST

DAY 4

The day will begin with visits to the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where you can experience walking right behind the powerful cascade. We will then move on to the 60-metre high Skógafoss Waterfall which is just a short drive down the road. Further ahead is the town of Vík where we can stop at the black volcanic beach and where you can view the rock formations of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. Our final stop at the day will be at Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.

Spend the night near the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

SKAFTAFELL AND JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER LAGOON

DAY 5

We will explore Skaftafell, part of the immense Vatnajökull National Park and a place of great natural beauty with many interesting hiking trails, including a short path to the beautiful Svartifoss Waterfall. After our visit to Svartifoss, we will head to the stunning Svinafellsjökull glacier and then travel on to the Jökulsárslón Glacier Lagoon, followed by a visit to the diamond beach of Breiðarmerkursandur.

*If weather is suitable we have an option do to a guided glacier walk on the Vatnajökull Glacier.

Spend the night near the town of Höfn.

BLACK VOLCANIC BEACH

DAY 6

We will start the day by visiting the stunning Mount Vestrahorn and Eystrahorn where we can spend the morning photographing. Next, we will re-visit Jökulsáralón and go on to see the amazing Fjallsárlón.

Spend the night near the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur

BACK TO REYKJAVÍK

DAY 7

Today, we will head back to Reykjavík. Our first stop will be at Eldhraun to visit this stunning lava area. After that we will visit Hjörleifshöfði and take some photos around Mýrdalssandur. From there we we will make our final stop at the black beach at Sólheimasandur where we  will walk to the abandoned DC plane stuck on the black sand.

*If we have time we will stop at Seljavellir and do the 25 min hike to Seljavallalaug which is one of the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. 

You will spend the night in Reykjavík.

DEPARTURE

DAY 8

On your way to the airport, your guide will take you to Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krýsuvík area, often referred to as the ‘moon’ by foreign visitors. The area is covered with hot springs and bubbling mud pots.

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and your final destination. You will have a couple of hours to soak up the mineral-rich waters, surrounded by black lava. This is the perfect ending to your trip, just before you check-in at Keflavik International Airport.

*Please note that we can modify the activities of this day accordingly for evening departure flights. The tourcan be customised to fit your unique interests and needs.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS
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• Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik on arrival and departure
• Accommodation (comfort) for 7 nights, includes breakfast
• 4x4 Jeep with a driver-guide
• Gasoline
• Personal Guide
• Free in-car unlimited wi-fi
• Private use of a tripod, headlights, water boots and Ice metal nits for shoes
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

• Flights to/from Iceland
• Optional activities – can be added on request
• Meals and drinks (unless otherwise stated)
• Any services not listed above as “Included”
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

• Warm clothes
• Rain wear or waterproof outer layers
• Waterproof walking shoes
• Wool socks, gloves and hats
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