volcanoes and glaciers

                  

            Discover the best known natural wonders of Iceland in a 4 day luxury trip: Golden Circle, waterfalls, Þórsmörk, canyons, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and so much more. Accommodation at 3-4 star hotels and flight back from Höfn to the capital with magnificent view over the island on clear days. 

                 

itinerary

Day 1: Golden Circle                                        

Departure from hotel in Reykjavík at 8:30. We head to our first stop at the rift valley Þingvellir (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with it ́s rich history, were the American and Euroasian tectonic plates meet. Next stop is Geysir were the active geyser Strokkur will entertain you every 4 - 8 minute with eruption 15 - 40 meters / 50 - 130 ft high. Close by is the spectacular and powerful Gullfoss. From here we head to our accommodation at Hotel Rangá.

Optional: horseback riding
Optional: to go out for a 30-60 minutes run before dinner.

Accommodation: Hótel Rangá

                            

Day 2: Þórsmörk

 

We head from Hotel Rangá to Seljalandsfoss, a unique 60 meter high waterfall that we will walk behind. We continue our drive to the valley of Thorsmork, a green oasis surrounded by three glaciers. We go for a hike in the valley towards a waterfall and enjoy the magical atmosphere the area has to offer.

 

On our way back to the main road we stop at Skógafoss waterfall, 25 m / 82 ft width and one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. We head from Skógar to our accommodation in Vík, a lovely town famous for it’s wide black beach and Dyrhólaey peninsula with Puffins colony.

Optional: 30-60 minutes run before breakfast.                                    

Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Vík

                            

Day 3: Vík – Vatnajökull National Park

On our way to Skaftafell Park we stop at Fjaðrárgljúfur, a beautiful canyon with up to 100 m / 328 ft deep sheer walls covered with palagonite bedrock and vibrant green mosses and vegetation. Next stop is Skaftafell Park a green pearl at the roots ofVatnajökull. At Skaftafell mountain heath we visit the black waterfall Svartifoss with it’s dark basalt columns. We hike a bit further up the moor to get a view over Skaftafell Park with excellent view over the stunning area of Skaftafell, Vatnajökull, glacier rivers and black sand desert. Accomodation at Freysnes is located few km from Skaftafell Park and Vatnajökull.

Optional: glacier hike before dinner

Optional: 30-60 minutes run before breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Skaftafell                         

 

Day 4: Skaftafell – Höfn

 

The day will be spent in close distance to the mighty glacier Vatnajökull. We head to the glacier lake Fjallsárlón, a hidden treasure close to the more famous lagoon Jökulsárlón. Fjallsárlón with Öræfajökull, Icelands tallenst volcano, in the background and drifting icebergs in the river is a breathtaking sight. We explore this phenomenal wasteland at the roots of Vatnajökull by Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Jökulsárlón lagoon is one of the naturals wonders of Iceland with icebergs braking of the glacier, drifting in the lagoon and into the Atlantic Ocean. The tour ends with a flight from the town Höfn to Reykjavík (at 18:45 – 19:45) and don’t forget to enjoy the view on the flight back to Reykjavík.

Optional: boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
 

Optional: 30-60 minutes run in the morning before breakfast

 

 

Price: 3.650 USD per person

 

 

 

Included: local guide for 4 days, transportation for 4 days, flight from Höfn to Reykjavík on day 4, accommodation at 3-4 star hotels for 3 nights, breakfast, lunch and dinner during trip.

 

 

Not included: breakfast on day 1, dinner on day 4, alcoholic beverages, optional additional short tours during trip.

 

 

Dates:

 

14th - 17th of October 2016

18th - 21st of November 2016

6th - 9th of January 2017

3rd - 6th of March 2017

21st - 24th of April 2017

2nd - 5th of June 2017

30th of June - 3rd of July 2017

If you are a small group then contact us at info@thuletrails.com for availabilities on other dates. 

 

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