Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)
Upon arrival into Iceland we will transfer from Keflavik Airport to our first hotel which is around 20 minutes outside Reykholt.
Our first day exploring this mysterious landscape and country will be a walk from the nearby town of Bifrost. The walk is a great introduction to the variety of landscapes you will see during your time in Iceland - scenery such as craters, lava fields, lakes and moors. There are no strenuous uphills but be aware that throughout Iceland as on this walk you will encounter sections of wet ground. Keep an eye out for salmon leaping! 16km, 5 hours, 220m Ascent/Descent.
Once in Reykholt we will follow the local river to Raucsgil following from there a gorge to Trollafoss. Along our path waterfalls are our constant companion. 20km, 6 hours, 350m Ascent/Descent.
On our way back to the hotel we will stop and view the Hraunfossar Waterfall and stop at the Deildartunguhver Hot Springs. Should time allow it might be a good idea to have a cup of coffee or even take your swimming stuff as there is a great thermal springs facility that you could pay to go into.
It is a longer travel day today as we head to the north of the country to Akureyri. To break up our journey we will be making a number of stops. When we reach Kolugljufur Gorge we will take a short walk to stretch the legs. After we have stopped for lunch we will visit the cod drying area at Saudarkrokur followed by drive onto Flaumbaer Turf Museum then arriving in Akureyri.
Day 5 to 7
During our time in Akureyri we will have two walks in the local area and also visit Myvatn a real jewel in Iceland's crown.
Mt Sulur Walk - The walk to the summit of Mount Sulur can offer splendid views but is weather dependant even in the summer due to snow and is very much at the top of the walking grade. 10km, 5 hours, 880m Ascent/Descent
Lambi Hut - A great walk taking you up to orignal huts in the wildernesses of Iceland, a great choice should there be bad weather. 20km, 6 hours, 470m Ascent/Descent
Olafsfjordur - Instead of being inland this walk takes us first along the coast before heading inland up the route a former glacier has travelled down the valley. This walk although shorter than some offers great opportunities for photography and bird-watching. 12km, 5 hours, 240m Ascent/Descent
Myvatn - The Grand Tour - This day is a true highlight of the holiday, a day not to forget! Although this is a coach tour day it takes in all the main points of visiting Iceland through its volcanic areas. Our route takes us from our hotel to Godafoss Waterfall, Skutustadir with its craters, the lagoon and great bird watching opportunities, Dimmuborgur Lava Field where we will have a short walk, Viti Crater and more...
Today we leave Akureyri and head for Hveragerdi. En route we will stop at the high view point of Hvervellir for photographs then continue Gullfoss Falls for a walk of around an hour (it would be a good idea to make sure you have your waterproof on this walk due to spray from the falls). We then head to the Geysir Area a geological feature Iceland is well know for before finishing our journey to Hveragerdi.
It has come time for our final dedicated walking day of your holiday, an interesting walk from Hveragerdi with fumaroles and mud pools which is scenic and has good views. At the end of the walk is our final opportunity to enjoy bathing in Icelands thermally heated waters so it would be a good idea to make sure you have your swim stuff and sandals. 16km, 6 hours, 400m Ascent/Descent
As we make our way to our final centre of Reykavik the country's hub, we will visit the Thingvellir National Park to view the country's constantly shifting tectonic plates. Once in Reykavik the time is yours but might we suggest visiting some of the following:
- Harpa concert hall – this is a magnificent building where conducted tours are available (charge).
- Waterfront – where there are memorials to fishermen, British naval personnel and other mariners.
- National Museum
- National Gallery
- Maritime museum
- Saga museum
- Hallgrimskirkja Church – cathedral like and splendid, with a viewing tower (charge)
- Whale watching opportunities – aim for main harbour area.
Sadly it has come time to say goodbye to this jaw dropping country as we head back to the airport for our flights back home.