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 Hveragerdi (1B)
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. Day 2 Estimated Travel Time: 200km / 3.5 hours driving (7 hours total with stops)
Days 3 South shore glaciers/Nupar (1B,1D)
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. 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
Day 4 East Shore/Faskruosfjorour (1B)
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. Then visit the scenic Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon and its icebergs and amusing seals with option to take a ride on a 'wheeled boat' for a closer look at the icebergs. Continue to the east shore for the evening.
Days 5-6 Myvatn (2B)
Scenic drive around Iceland’s East Coast before heading inland to the northern lakeside village of Myvatn. Visit the geothermal lake, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and Krafla geothermal area. Option to visit the local geothermal pools. Day 6 includes A visit to the mightY Dettifoss Waterfall and Ásbyrgi Canyon. Also embark on a Whale Watching excursion in Húsavík - Iceland's whale watching capital. Estimated Travel Time Day 5: 400 km / 8 hours (including stops)
Day 7-8 Akureyri (2B)
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. Day 8 is free for personal exploration or choose from the many optional activities in the area. Estimated Travel Time: 200 km / 3 hours
Day 9 Reykjavik (1B)
This morning we make an early departure 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. We do recommend booking pre or post nights in Reykjavik if you want more time to explore the city or surrounding areas.