Icebergs, glaciers, hot springs and volcanoes are plentiful in Iceland, being one of the most geologically young and active areas in the world. This tour offers the perfect opportunity to witness and experience the marvels of Mother Nature in its purest form, exploring the main attractions of South Iceland, including the Westman Islands. Discover wonders such as the Strokkur Geysir, Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the Gulfoss Waterfalls and Vatnajokull glacier, as well as the magnificent natural landscape that surrounds them.
Arrive Reykjavik. Transfer to the hotel and check in for an overnight stay.
Depart Reykjavik and travel along the south coast to Landeyjarhofn harbour. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara, take the ferry to the Westman Islands and explore the largest of the islands, Heimaey. Visit the puffins in Storhofdi, walk up to the crater of a recently erupted volcano, visit Eldheimar Museum and explore the flora of a new lava field. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the islands at your leisure. Overnight in the Westman Islands depending on weather conditions. (B)
Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on through fertile farmland and glacial rivers before reaching the spectacular Skógar and Skógafoss waterfalls. Visit the farmers of Þorvaldseyri Farm and the visitor’s centre at the foot of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which famously erupted in the spring of 2010. The centre includes an interesting exhibition of film and photographs of the volcanic eruption. Explore the Skogar Folk Museum to discover a fascinating collection of historical Icelandic treasures and continue to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Overnight in Vik area. (B,D)
Travel via the Catholic convent at Kirkjubaejarklaustur towards Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Continue to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still deep waters of the lagoon, and embark on a boat tour. Overnight in Vik area. (B,D)
Depart for the Geysir area to see the famous great Geysir and Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. On to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake, before heading back to Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B)
Enjoy a visit to Blue Lagoon for a unique bathing experience. Transfer to airport for the flight back to UK. (B)
6 day tour, from £1510 per person
(Single person supplement + £230)
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
- Airport taxes
- Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
- Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
- All transfers and transportation*
- Ferry tickets to Westman Islands
- Sightseeing with English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified
- Travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional excursions
*Return Grayline Shuttle Bus airport transfers.
We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice due to road conditions.
Icelandair offers flights to Iceland from Birmingham, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Aberdeen and Glasgow so please contact us for further information.
May departures from £1510
June, July & August departures from £1700
September departures from £1540
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