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$ 2006

National Parks and Natural Wonders

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min $ 2006
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Destinations: Vatnajokull, Akureyri, Reykjavík, Mývatn, Reykjanesbær
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2006
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It really is a fascinating country – looking at the volcanoes, fjords and other landscapes, the history and of course the Sagas.

Fiona Kirton, National Parks and Natural Wonders

Itinerary

Day 1: Keflavik - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik Fly to Keflavik, transfer to the city and overnight in Reykjavik. Day 2: Reykjavik - Akureyri - Myvatn Transfer on your own (5-10 mins taxi ride, payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport for midday flight to Akureyri, then collect rental vehicle at the airport. Explore this quaint northern town located almost at the head of Eyjafjordur then drive to Myvatn, making a detour at picturesque Godafoss for a photo stop. Spend two nights at Lake Myvatn. Day 3: Lake Myvatn Spend the day exploring the area and its volcanic wonders. Visit the relaxing Nature Baths (the north's answer to the Blue Lagoon), grab a snack at milking time at the Cowshed Cafe, take a hike at Dimmuborgir or venture up to the pretty village at Husavik and experience a thrilling whale watching trip on an old fishing boat (prebookable - contact us for details). Day 4: Lake Myvatn - Vopnafjordur Visit the Jokulsa Canyon National Park and explore its gorges and waterfalls, including a possible visit to the immense waterfall Dettifoss. Continue to Vopnafjordur for an overnight stay. Day 5: Vopnafjordur - Egilsstadir Drive the 4x4 track to view the monumental basalt columns and sea birds on Langanes, a lonely windswept peninsula or visit the remote village of Raufarhofn. Return through Vopnafjordur and travel to Egilsstadir for an overnight stay. Day 6: Egilsstadir - Breiddalsvik Spend the day enjoying the sweeping fjords of the east coast until you reach Breiddalsvik, where you will spend the night in the area. Day 7: Breiddalsvik- Skaftafell In the morning, set off to the charming village of Djupivogur. After this begin your journey south, where one eye-catching view follows another on the drive through the fjords to Hofn, a fishing port at the foot of Europe’s largest icecap, Vatnajokull. Travel around the base of the icecap, in sight of its many breathtaking glaciers. One has receded, forming a huge lagoon, where icebergs lie adrift - this is Jokulsarlon. Take a boat trip (at additional cost) and head over to the beach to watch as they drift out to sea. Overnight in the area. Days 8: Skaftafell - Klaustur You will be spoilt for choice today as there is much to see and do in the area: walking in the stunning Skaftafell National Park; discovering the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon with its immense icebergs (boat trips are prebookable - contact us for further details). Perhaps take an optional snowmobile trip on Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Continue to Kirkjubaeklaustur for an overnight stay. Day 9: Klaustur - Vik - Hveragerdi Journey along the south coast, visit the fascinating Skogar Folk Museum and the thundering falls, Skogafoss. Don’t miss the walk behind Seljalandsfoss and look out through its curtain of cascading water. Spend two nights in Hveragerdi. Day 10: Golden Circle Explore the natural wonders on the famed Golden Circle route: the tectonic rift in the earth's crust at Thingvellir, the thundering falls of Gullfoss and the bubbling Geysir geothermal area. Day 11: depart Iceland Drive back to Keflavik, drop off rental vehicle at the airport and catch the flight back home

Please note this itinerary may be booked in reverse ie. starting with the south coast and returning via a flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik. You may also prefer to extend your trip slightly and drive to or from Akureyri - call us to discuss your options and for a tailor made quote.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Discover the World
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