Season:
June - August
Price from:
£ 4,020.-
Duration:
11 days / 10 nights
Departure:
According to schedule

Discover the highlands and natural wonders of Iceland

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With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour Across the Wilderness highlights the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Traveling along a mountain track in a mountain truck allows us to combine classic routes with the uninhabited and volcanic highlands. This tour truly showcases the variegated and contrasting Icelandic nature.

Discover the highlands and natural wonders of Iceland

Itinerary

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ARRIVAL

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Flight from selected airport to Keflavik/ Iceland. Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik.

Þingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir

Gullfoss

We begin with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament and a jewel of nature. Next we travel to the nearby geothermal area of the great Geysir and witness several boiling mud pools and hot springs. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes. Onwards to the beautiful Gullfoss of “Golden” falls considered by many to be the most impressive in Iceland. Overnight in Hvolsvöllur area.
 

Hvollsvollur – Dyrholaey - Vik

Black beaches near Vik

Admire the two beautiful waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss before crossing Myrdalssandur plains. Stop to enjoy the great views from Dyrholaey headland where thousands of puffins nest during the summer. In Reynishverfi we can go for a stroll on the black sand beach and enjoy a view to the Reynisdrangar cliffs. Drive through the vast Eldhraun lava field, the largest of its kind caused from a single eruption in Iceland. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area for the next two nights.

Vik - Jokulsarlon – Skaftafell - Vik

Jökulsarlon

Start the day by visiting the mystical Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. It is possible to take an optional boat tour among the floating icebergs. Spend the afternoon hiking in Skaftafell National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

Vik - Landmannalaugar - Thjorsardalur Valley

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Follow the Fjallabaksleid interior track to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains with the option of bathing in a naturally warm geothermal pool. This pearl of the interior consists of deep valleys and mountains, formed in volcanic eruptions under the icecap during the ice-age, molding this uniquely colorful landscape. There are several hiking trails in the area. Dinner and overnight stay in the Thjorsardalur area.

Thjorsardalur - Sprengisandur Wilderness Track - Laugar

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Discover hidden parts of the Icelandic interior, exploring the desolated wilderness of Sprengisandur highland route. Sprengisandur is the longest stretch between the South and North and is passable during the summer months. Traverse the rugged track with its scenic beauty, crossing rivers where necessary and driving over the largest continuous lava field in Iceland, Odadahraun. Dinner and overnight stay in the Laugar/Lake Myvatn area for the next 2 nights.

Laugar - Tjornes – Asbyrgi – Dettifoss – Lake Myvatn - Laugar

Hverarönd

An adventure filled day with a backdrop of heavenly landscapes. This journey travels around the stunning Tjörnes peninsula. Discover the enormous horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi National Park that according to Norse mythology, is the hoof-print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the pagan god Odinn. Continue to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the majestic Jökulsargljufur canyon. Drive to the stunningly beautiful area of Lake Myvatn, a paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. Explore the solfataras at Hverarönd geothermal region, peculiar lava formations and the pseudo craters at Skutustadir. Dinner and overnight stay in the Laugar/Lake Myvatn area.

Laugar - Akureyri – Skagafjordur- Laugarbakki

Icelandic horses

Drive towards Godafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North” and the second largest urban area in Iceland. Spend time in Akureyri, which can include a visit to the beautiful botanical gardens. Continue to Skagafjord with inspiring scenery. This area is renowned for horse breeding as well as being home to many important sites relating to the classic Icelandic Sagas. In the evening, optional horseback riding tour on purebred Viking horses or take a refreshing walk in the picturesque surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in the Laugarbakki area.

Laugarbakki - Hvammstangi – Vatnsnes Peninsula - Budardalur

Budir church

The journey continues through rolling farmlands and across Laxardalsheidi heath to the Viking Age living museum at Eiriksstadir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson, two of the most celebrated Vikings in the world. Travel through the small fishing villages of the northern coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Dinner and overnight stay in the Budardalur area.

Budardalur - Snaefellsjokull National Park - Reykjavik

Snaefellsjökull

Morning drive to Snaefellsnes National Park. Circle around the legendary Snaefellsjökull glacier, where, according to Jules Verne, the entrance to the center of the Earth can be found. Continue to the beautiful rocky sea shore by Djupalonssandur. Stop at the picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi with its magnificent columnar basalt rock formations. Take a unique walk between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before driving to Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

departure

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Transfer from your hotel to the airport. Individual flight back to the UK.
 

Package Price

Room Type Price per person £
Single Room Prices from £ 4,840.-
Double Room Prices from £ 4,020.-

*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: get a £ 100,- off per booking for 2020 travel packages, for bookings until 15/09/2019.

 

You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within 48 hours to confirm the availability.

 

Tour code: 0307

Price includes

  • Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
  • Return airport transfer to hotel in Reykjavik
  • 10 nights in room with private facilities
  • 8 dinners in the countryside
  • Daily breakfast
  • Treeplanting in Haukadalur
  • Entrance to Eric the Red museum
  • Guided tour with English-speaking guide

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”