Iceland Round Trip
Welcome on your journey through Iceland.
On this trip, you will experience Iceland, the island of fire and ice, in all its facets.
In eight days you will go once around the island. You will see the unique Myvatn area in the north as well as Europe's mightiest waterfall Dettifoss, take a short hike in Skaftafell National Park, admire Europe's largest glacier Vatnajökull, experience the geyser Strokkur and visit the historically important Pingvellir National Park.
Your first drive takes you north through the tunnels of the fjords. If the weather is good, you can visit the Grabok explosion craters.
The tour continues towards the Skagafjörour area, which is one of the most famous horse breeding areas in Iceland.
The journey continues northwards to the Tjörmes peninsula to the idyllic harbour town of Husavik, where the Whale Museum can be visited.
From there, we continue to the area around Lake Myvatn, which is considered not only one of the most beautiful regions in Iceland but also one of the most volcanically active. Here you will visit the pseudo-craters in not only Skútustaðir but also the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir.
On your way back to the hotel, you will pass the waterfalls of the gods.
On the fourth day, your first destination is the colourful high-temperature area of Námaskarð, where you can marvel at boiling mud springs and steaming solfataras.
The next natural spectacle is at the Dettifoss waterfall, which plunges with gigantic force into the Jökulsárgljúfur gorge, a good 100 metres deep.
The journey continues along the impressive east coast, which is characterised by numerous bays and fjords.
In the picturesque fishing village, Djúpivogur, you will take a short break before you climb up to the top of the pass, from where you have a fantastic view of the huge glaciers of Vatnajökull.
In the morning of the 6th day, you will travel through the southeast of the island, passing the glacier tongues of Vatnajökull until you reach the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.
Those who want to can experience the lagoon in a very special way during a boat trip and glide between the impressive icebergs. The journey continues over the sandy desert Skeiðarársandur and the lava field Eldhraun until the village Vík in Mýrdalur is reached.
The next day you will visit Cape Dyrholaey, which is known for its rich birdlife and where you will meet the puffin, among others. Now you continue along the south coast with a stop at the waterfall Skogafoss before the drive inland to the most famous sights of Iceland.
First, we visit the Gullfoss waterfall and the geyser area; then we go to Pingvellir, where not only the first democratic parliament was proclaimed, but where you can also watch the Eurasian and American continental plates drift apart.
The circle closes when Reykjavik is reached in the late afternoon.
Before checking into the hotel, there is a short city tour.
On the last day, you will fly back towards evening, so you can either spend the day in Reykjavik or join one of the day trips offered locally.
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