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Ægisíða 68

107 Reykjavík

South Iceland in 5 days

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Program summary

Day 1  –  Arrival

Upon arrival, our guide will greet the group in the arrival hall. We go straight to the Blue Lagoon for relaxation before continuing to our Reykjavik Hotel for overnight. We will do a short orientation of Reykjavik city centre before checking in at the hotel. Dinner on own tonight.

 

Day 2 – Golden Circle

We check out of our hotel and proceed to Thingvellir national park for to explore the historic and geological attractions in the area. We continue to Geysir Hot Springs Geothermal Area in Haukadalur valley and Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. Other geysers get their name from this large geyser in Iceland, the great Geysir, which no longer is active, but instead the geyser right next to it, Strokkur, spouts boiling water every 5 to 15 minutes.

In the afternoon we continue to the South Coast of Iceland. We stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, one of the few waterfalls in Iceland that you can walk behind when conditions are favourable. We will overnight in Skogar area and have dinner at hotel.

 

Day 3 – Glacial Lagoon

Today we will cover a lot of ground to see some great attractions. We will visit Skaftafell National Park, a green oasis with contrasting landscapes all around. We will also visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where huge icebergs, broken off the ever-shifting mass of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, float in the lagoon. Boat tour on the lagoon (about 30-40 minutes). We will return to Skogar area for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – South Coast

We will start the day by driving to Skogar to take a look at the majestic Skogar waterfall and the remarkable Skogar folk museum. Next we continue to Vík, to the half-island of Dyrhólaey, (meaning island with a hole) a 100 meters high cliff on a peninsula that reaches into the Atlantic Ocean. You can see fascinating columnar basalt formations and strange rock shapes on the cliff. The area is rich with bird life and on the top of the island is a lighthouse.  In the afternoon we will drive to Reykjavik for overnight. Dinner on own.

 Day 5  –  Departure

Pick up at the hotel about 2,5 hrs prior to the departure of flight out of the country.  Transfer with guide to Keflavík airport.

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5
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Period: All year round