Active  Iceland

Starting at PER PERSON for all of the below, based on 4 participants: $6,688.00

 Day 1 – Arrival

You will meet your driver at the international airport in Keflavik. He will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavik, Canopy Reykjavik.

 

 

Day 2Reykjavik city sightseeing – Whale watching on a Rib boat

 

Your personal guide will take you for a drive around Reykjavik and its vicinity. During this tour, you will see the old town center, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, Hofdi house, the summit site of 1986 and Harpa which is one of Reykjavik‘s greatest and distinguished landmarks. It is a cultural and social center in the heart of the city where it poses majestically by the harbor.

The National Museum of Iceland’s permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation, is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Settlement to the present day. The exhibition includes about 2,000 objects, dating from the Settlement Age to the present.

Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík’s main landmark where you can see over the whole in the city.

In the afternoon we’ll go whale watching on a rib boat. In just few minutes we can go from the harbor out to the open ocean to see one of the biggest animal on the planet, the whale. The whales often surface within few meters from the boat so you can see them up-close. This is a great adventure.

We now head towards your accommodation in Reykjavik, Canopy Reykjavik.

 

 

 

Day 3 – Into the Glacier – Barnafossar waterfalls

 

Today we will head up to the ice cap of Europe‘s second largest glacier Langjokull. On our way we will stop by the waterfalls of Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children’s Falls).

We will travel up to the ice cap in an 8-wheel truck; you might even see big crevasses in the ice. Your driver knows where they are, and will drive you safely around them.

The highlight of the ice cap will be going into a manmade ice tunnel. You will have a new and totally different view of the glacier. Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an Ice Cap Glacier; it is not quite a Jules Verne journey to the center of the earth, or even to the absolute center of the glacier, but it feels like an exciting and magical journey, deep within the glacier, and it is deep enough to reach another world, a world of magnificent, stunning blue ice.

We now head towards your accommodation in Reykjavik, Canopy Reykjavik.

 

 

 

Day 4 – Thingvellir National park – Fridheimar greenhouse – Geyser hot spring – Gullfoss waterfall – Private visit to a horse farm – Private horseback riding – Private dinner at an Icelandic home

 

We head to Thingvellir where the Vikings established the first and the oldest still working Parliament in the world in the year 930. Today Thingvellir is a national park and considered a natural wonder on an international scale earning a place on UNESCO World heritage list.

We will have lunch at Fridheimar greenhouses. The greenhouse farmers at Fridheimar are able to grow tomatoes all year around using geothermal and green energy. You will have the opportunity to learn about the tradition of thermal greenhouses and the methods used by the local farmers to grow their tasty and healthy produce. Experience the diversity and freshness of Icelandic food and ingredients!

It’s time to visit Geyser area. We explore the geothermal pools around Geyser and see Strokkur erupt every few minutes. This is one of the wonders of Iceland and phenomenal experience to see.

We now proceed to Gullfoss waterfall. The glacier river Hvita is feeding Gullfoss with milky green colored water from the glacier Langjokull, the second biggest glacier in Europe. Gullfoss waterfall is the most known waterfall in Iceland and is worth a visit.

It’s time to go for a private visit to a horse farm. We will meet the local farmers who will show you the Icelandic horse and how the training is done, before we go for a private horseback ride around the country side. Afterwards the farmers will welcome you to their beautiful house to enjoy good Icelandic food made by the local family, tell you fun stories and give you a visit you will never forget.

The Icelandic horse is a « five-gaited » breed, known for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain. As well as the typical gaits the breed is noted for its ability to perform two additional gaits; the tolt and pace, sometimes called the flying pace. It is used in pacing races, and is fast and smooth, with some horses able to reach up to 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).

 

We now head towards your accommodation in south of Iceland, Hotel Ranga.

 

 

 

Day 5 – Thorsmork glacial valley – Private mountain biking

 

The day starts by driving in a super truck/SUV. Thorsmork is one of the shiniest pearls in the string of beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by rugged and beautiful mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers. Many have attempted to describe the charm of this area.

Quite a few brooks and rivers have to be forced to get there and no-one should attempt the trip without the company of experienced guide since the glacial rivers are very unpredictable. An innocent stream can change in a matter of hours into a thunderous torrent. Our skilled drivers are very experienced in these driving conditions and will take you safely across any river.

On the way we will go for a private mountain biking journey in this area. The way is safe and suits all levels. Be ready to define freedom all over again as you bike through the amazing area. You will be provided with necessary gear, mountain bikes, helmets etc.

We will have barbeque lunch in Thorsmork.

In Thorsmork you will see multitude of small gullies and valleys, clad with low birch-trees that create seemingly endless possibilities for the nature lover. You will find more than 170 species of plants, moss and lichen in this lush area, which was a fjord some 12,000 years ago.

We now head towards your accommodation in south of Iceland, Hotel Ranga.

 

 

 

Day 6 – South shore – Waterfalls and black sandy beaches – Visit to a volcano museum – Private walking on the glacier

 

We drive along the south shore, where the rugged landscape offers up firsthand evidence of nature’s power. Few words can describe the beautiful landscape of the south.

Beautiful waterfalls, some of which you can walk behind, black sandy beaches, mountains, high and steep cliffs, glaciers and numerous strange lava formations are found along the way. We will also see both old and new farms, agricultural livestock and bird life.

We will visit the surrounding of Eyjafjallajokull that erupted in 2010 (and closed down all air traffic over the Atlantic Ocean) and the Volcano museum that shows the aftermath of the volcanic eruption.

In the afternoon we will go up close to a glacier tongue to walk on the ice. Walking on the glacier is for everybody and when we put on our crampons and walk we will discover the hidden world of frozen water and explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with it amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges. It’s an easy activity amended to your capability.

We now head towards your accommodation in Reykjavik, Canopy Reykjavik.

 

 

 

Day 7 – Blue Lagoon – Departure

 

Visiting Blue Lagoon Iceland becomes indispensable because of the variety of health and emotional benefits the destination offers. As the water comes straight from the depths of the earth, it is loaded with minerals, salts, blue-green algae and silica. These elements are believed to possess therapeutic powers. The color of the water is frosty blue but the water is well warm. This destination provides the perfect atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy the moment.

 

You will have an Exclusive Lounge at the Blue Lagoon. The lounge provides you with privacy as it only has six private shower rooms (each for 1-2 people). It also includes access to a private lagoon with direct access to the Blue Lagoon and a private outdoor deck with stunning view. You will enjoy the luxury of the lounge and with its fireplace and designer furniture, is a haven of indulgent calm. You will receive complimentary towels, bathrobes, slippers and skin care products.

 

Your driver will drive you to the airport aiming to be around 2 hours before departure. You will go home with great memories and experience from Iceland!

 

 

 

 

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