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Explore the best of both worlds by combining the magical South Coast of Iceland with the mysterious Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Iceland is known as a nature wonder, a true utopia of amazing waterfalls, hot springs, charming fishing villages, huge glaciers and dramatic mountains. To visit a country such as Iceland is an adventure from start to finish. The only problem, there is so much to see!
This is why getting experts to but together your perfect itinerary for four days in Iceland is the way to go, be guided by experts and provided with local knowledge all whilst taking in the glory of the land of ice and fire.
Our day will begin in Reykjavík where you are picked up from your pre-chosen pick up location. This is when you will meet your guide for the next days and get a first sighting of the like-minded travelers that have chosen this fantastic adventure like you!
We start by driving the South Coast, stopping at breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, first “the one you can walk behind” Seljalandsfoss and then the powerful Skógafoss. After we will stop onto the mysterious Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach where the mystical and fairytale-like Reynisdrangar basalt columns stand tall against the strong waves that break ashore. There is a natural lava cave that has formed into the tuff mountain Reynisfjall and for many this is a true highlight when visiting Iceland.
Lunch will take place in the charming little town of Vík where you will have a view
Next, we drive through what seems to be a no-mans-land while making our way to the beautiful Skaftafell National Park, known for its ice caves, glacier views and excellent hiking trails.
Now the adventures truly begin as next up on your guided adventure is a visit to a naturally formed ice cave on an outlet glacier from Europe’s largest ice cape, Vatnajökull. You are in for a true milestone experience as you get up close and personal to some of Mother’s Nature best artwork. After having taking in all that the glacier has to offer we will check in at our hotel and have some delicious dinner
Today your glacier adventures continue as our first stop will be the world-famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where glittery iceberg float around in a seal paradise. Take a stroll around the lagoon and indulge in the beautiful scenery or join on an optional boat ride (can be added as an extra) in the lagoon where you will get a chance to go even closer to these eerie turquoise ice blocks. Next up, we take a short walk to see more of these truly awe-inspiring icebergs on the Diamond Beach where they have drifted ashore and now sunbathe on a black sand beach, shimmering like diamonds on sunny days. This place truly is a sight for sore eyes.
On the way back to Reykjavík we will make some extra stops at well chosen locations your guide will choose each time.
The night is spent at a hotel in Reykjavík
It’s time for the Golden Circle. You will be picked up at your Reykjavík accommodation and this time we are heading inland for the must-do Golden Circle tour. The first stop is at the historical Þingvellir national park (often spelled Thingvellir or even Pingvellir) where you will get a chance to view the meeting of the continental plates in a truly unique way. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to one of the world’s first parliaments, beautiful waterfalls, a stunning lava field and views like never seen before.
After a brief lesson in Icelandic history we join for the Geysir geothermal area where the impressive Strokkur will spout up into the air giving all those who are there to see goosebumps and awe-looking faces. This is truly a must-see while in Iceland. The circle is then perfected with the last stop at the glacier originated waterfall Gullfoss, e. The Golden waterfalls where rainbows are likely to appear as the two-story showstopper gushed down it’s canyon. The waterfall can be viewed from two different locations, both recommended!
The day is then topped with a dip in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool.
The night is then again spent in Reykavík, Iceland’s lively capital.
After breakfast you will be picked up again now for a completely different exploration as this time we will be making our way North West onto the Snæfellsnes peninsula, home to the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier Jules Verne made so famous in the book, Journey to the center of the earth.
The day is packed with memorable stops. First we will explore the farm Ytri Tunga where seals play all year around, not at all shy from humans and show off on the beach. Then there is the picturesque Arnarstapi, everyone’s favorite Instagram spot a little coastal village and after the close-by Hellnar where we will take a break to have lunch with an epic view.
The adventure will next take us to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave where you will have the option (at an extra cost) to explore Iceland’s underworld in a spacious lava cave which sits right at Snæfellsjökull’s glacier roots.
Djúpalónssandur pebble beach is our next destination where your guide will tell you fascinating stories of shipwrecks and adventures around the area.
For many the last stop is the best stop on this part of the tour as we end the day on Snæfellsnes peninsula with a stop at the queen of all mountains, mt. Kirkjufell which towers above Grundarfjörður fishing village.
On the way back we often stop at the Gerðuberg basalt columns paradise, which is just yet another reason why Icelandic road trips are the best! We will drop you off in Reykjavik at around 20:00 (8 pm).Read more
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