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Discover the powerful forces of nature that shaped Iceland on this non-exclusive group tour. Come face to face with the island's incredible natural wonders including Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and Eyjafjallajökull volcano. There will also be several opportunities to view the magical aurora borealis.
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Fly to Keflavik international airport. Transfer to
Reykjavik and stay overnight at the Fosshotel
Lind (or similar). (N)
Head out of Reykjavik to Thingvellir National
Park, a Unesco world heritage site where the
world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on
the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Continue
to the geothermal fields of Geysir, with the
high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Finish at
the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall,
a spectacular sight in winter when frozen
mid-cascade. Stay 1 night at Hotel Selfoss (or
similar). (B, D)
Drive along the south shore, stopping at the
spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and
Skogafoss. Continue past Myrdalsjokull glacier
and visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on
the black sands and admire the extraordinary
rock formations and thundering waves of
the Atlantic. Dinner and overnight stay in
Kirkjubaejarklaustur area, staying at Fosshotel
Nupar (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)
Drive through Vatnajokull National Park, a vast
sand plain created by glacial outwashes as you
head east en route to the Vatnajokull area.
Visit Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, full of icebergs
floating in the deep glacial waters. (B, D)
Return to the Icelandic capital via the village of
Hveragerdi, one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal
area. Visit the greenhouses. Back on the
Reykjanes peninsula, stop at the Blue Lagoon
for a dip in the restorative milky-blue waters.
Stay at Fosshotel Lind (or similar) for 1 night. (B)
Transfer to Keflavik airport for your flight
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour will have
transfers and excursions shared with one or
more other parties who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients.
Based in 3- and 4-star
accommodation. In remote areas, Cox &
Kings uses the best available accommodation.
However, outside Reykjavik facilities should be
regarded as simple but comfortable.
Available on request.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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