Day 1 Reykjavik
Arrive at any time. There will be an arrival meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers this evening at 6pm to go over the details of the trip before heading out to enjoy an optional welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Days 2-3 Hveragerdi (2B)
Explore the geological wonders that have shaped Iceland on the Golden Circle tour, including a walk in Thingvellir National Park and visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs. On Day 3, we take an excursion to the Hveragerdi area and Reykjadalur Valley with a soak in a natural hot stream. This is approximately one hour uphill through a fascinating and scenic geothermal area, and can be achieved by anyone of average fitness. Option to go rafting or horse back riding in the afternoon or just relaxing in the hot tub by the river at your guesthouse. Day 2 Estimated Travel Time: 200km / 3.5 hours driving (7 hours total with stops)
Days 4-5 South shore glaciers/Nupar (2B,2D)
Visit the island’s south shore beginning with a walk behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Stop at the black sand beaches then continue to Solheimajokull Glacier and view the infamous Eyjafjallajokull Volcano. Option to visit the Iceland Erupts exhibition. On Day 5, take an ice walk on Falljokull Glacier, part of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. You’ll be equiped with crampons and ice axe before undertaking an exciting walk on the pristine glacier. In the afternoon, we explore Ingolfshofdi Cape, with an aim to viewing puffins and razorbills (seasonal). **Due to migratory patterns, the puffins and razorbills will have left the area by late Aug/Sept, so the excursion to Ingolfshofdi Cape is not possible. Instead, passengers on departures in those months will enjoy a boat ride on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon instead Day 4 Estimated Travel Time: 300 km/ 7-8 hours including stops
Days 6-7 Jökulsárlón/Myvatn (2B)
This morning we visit the scenic Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and its icebergs and amusing seals. There is an option to take a ride in the lagoon on a 'wheeled boat' for a closer look at the icebergs. Afterwards, we head down to the nearby black sand beach, to see where the icebergs meet the sea. This afternoon, take a scenic drive around Iceland’s East Coast before heading inland to the northern lakeside village of Myvatn. On Day 7, visit Myvatn's geothermal lake, the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, a natural maze and hot mud pools. In the evening, option to visit the local geothermal pools or take a stroll around town and enjoy this quiet village. Estimated Travel Time Day 6: 400 km / 8 hours (including stops)
Day 8 Akureyri (1B)
This morning we head further north to the town of Husavik, the whale capital of Iceland, where we embark on a whale-watching excursion. Later today we visit Godafoss 'horseshoe' waterfalls before arriving in the town of Akureyri, Capital of the North. Tonight there is the option to check out one of the town’s many local bars and restaurants. Estimated Travel Time: 200 km / 3 hours
Day 9 Reykjavik (1B)
This morning we make an early depart for our return to Reykjavik. This afternoon there is the option to take a culture and history tour of Reykjavik or perhaps visit the famous Blue Lagoon. Estimated Travel Time: 400 km / 6 hours
Day 10 Reykjavik (1B)
Depart at any time.