Trekking across Icelandic wilderness

Sold by: Gray Line Iceland

Travel off the beaten track with this tour featuring the most beautiful sights of Iceland. Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Dettifoss waterfall are just some locations you will explore.Taking you through the heart and highlands of Iceland, visit Landmannalaugar mountains and the desert of Sprengisandur. This carefully planned itinerary ensures you will find enough time to stop and fully appreciate the magnificence of Icelandic nature.

Itinerary:

  1. Arrival Day.
  2. Þingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Geysir.
  3. Vík - Dyrhólaey - Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
  4. Jökulsárlón - Skaftafell.
  5. Landmannalaugar.
  6. Sprengisandur.
  7. Tjörnes - Ásbyrgi - Dettifoss - Lake Mývatn.
  8. Akureyri – Skagafjörður.
  9. Hvammstangi - Eiríksstaðir - Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
  10. Snæfellsnes National Park.
  11. Departure Day.

Overview:

  1. Nine days tour with driver-guide from & to Reykjavík is included.
  2. Two hotel nights with facilities in Reykjavík is included.
  3. Eight nights with facilities and dinner all eight nights in the countryside is provided.
  4. All day Breakfast inclusive except arrival day.
  5. On day two Participation in Iceland Travel's Reforestation Project in Haukadalur is included within this package.
  6. On day nine Entrance to Eriksstadir Museum is included.
Hafnarstræti 20
Reykjavík 101 IS
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DAY 01 – Arrival Day:

Upon arrival at the airport it is your responsibility to transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel. Once you arrive in Reykjavik the day is left for you to do as you please.

Note: Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

DAY 02 – Þingvellir National Park – Gullfoss – Geysir:

Your journey begins with a visit to Þingvellir National Park before continuing on to the nearby geothermal area of the great Geysir.

Note: Overnight stay in Hvolsvöllur.

DAY 03 – Vík – Dyrhólaey – Kirkjubæjarklaustur:

Today you will admire the two beautiful waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before crossing Mýrdalssandur plains. Stop to enjoy the views from Dyrhólaey headland where thousands of puffins nest during the summer. In Reynishverfi you can go for a stroll on the black sand beach and enjoy the view of the Reynisdrangar cliffs. You will then drive through Eldhraun lava field, the largest of its kind caused from a single eruption in Iceland.

Note: Overnight stay in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Day 04 – Jökulsárlón – Skaftafell:

The day begins by visiting the mystical Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. It is possible to take an optional boat tour among the floating icebergs. Spend the afternoon hiking in Skaftafell National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap.

Note: Overnight stay in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

DAY 05 – Landmannalaugar:

Today you will follow the Fjallabaksleið interior track to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains with the option of bathing in a naturally warm geothermal pool.

Note: Overnight stay in Þjórsárdalur.

DAY 06 – Sprengisandur:

Discover hidden parts of the Icelandic interior, exploring the desolated wilderness of the Sprengisandur highland route. Sprengisandur is the longest stretch between the South and North and is only passable during the summer months. Traverse the rugged track with its scenic beauty, crossing rivers where necessary and driving over the largest continuous lava field in Iceland, Ódáðahraun.

DAY 07 – Tjörnes – Ásbyrgi – Dettifoss – Lake Mývatn:

Your journey continues to the stunning Tjörnes peninsula. Discover the enormous horseshoe-shaped canyon of Ásbyrgi National Park before continuing on to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the majestic Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. You will then drive to the stunningly beautiful area of Lake Mývatn & explore the solfataras & peculiar lava formations at Hverarönd.

Note: Overnight stay in Mývatn.

DAY 08 – Akureyri – Skagafjörður:

Drive towards Goðafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North” and the second largest urban area in Iceland. After spending some time in Akureyri continue on to Skagafjörður. This area is renowned for horse breeding as well as being home to many important sites relating to the classic Icelandic Sagas. In the evening, an optional horseback riding tour on purebred Viking horses is available.

Note: Overnight stay in Laugarbakki.

DAY 09 – Hvammstangi – Eiríksstaðir – Snæfellsnes Peninsula:

The journey continues through rolling farmlands and across Laxárdalsheiði heath to the Viking Age living museum at Eiríksstaðir. You will then travel through the small fishing villages of the northern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Note: Overnight stay in Snæfellsnes.

DAY 10 – Snæfellsnes National Park:

In the morning you will be driven to Snæfellsnes National Park. Circle around the legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier and then continue to the beautiful rocky sea shore by Djúpalónssandur. Stop at the picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi with its magnificent columnar basalt rock formations & take a unique walk between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before driving to Reykjavik.

Note: Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

DAY 11 – Departure Day:

Departure from Iceland with memories about your wonderful achievement. 

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