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Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland

Discover the forces of nature at work in Iceland with this guided group tour that focuses on glaciers, hot springs and volcanoes in South Iceland. Iceland is one of the most geologically young and volcanic active areas in the world. Our popular Volcanoes and Glaciers tour gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of these wonders, and the magnificent natural landscape that surrounds them. The tour covers the major attractions of the south including the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls as well as the beautiful Westman Islands. Witness and discover the marvels of mother nature in its purest form!

Duration: 5 Nights, Summer 2017

Price: From $1,340 per person

Highlights

  • Witness and Discover the Marvels of Mother Nature
  • Volcanoes and Glaciers of the South of Iceland
  • The Famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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INCLUDED

- 4 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavík
- Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavík
- Accommodation 3 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside
- 2 dinners in the countryside (day 3 and 4)
- Entrance to Eldheimar Museum (day 2)
- Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands (day 2)
- Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum (day 3)
- Entrance to Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center (day 3)
- Jokulsarlon boat tour (day 4)

NOT INCLUDED

- Flights to/from the US
- Travel insurance
- Transfer to/from the airport

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Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Iceland.

If your flight lands early in the day we recommend taking the time to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
In the evening you can choose from multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík (airport transfer not included).

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Day 2: Westman Islands

Lava Fields – Puffin Island – Magnificent lava fields

We travel along the south coast to Landeyjahöfn harbor. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara we take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Once there, we will explore Heimaey, the largest island in the Westman Islands archipelago. Other adventures of the day include: a visit to the puffins in Stórhöfði, a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago, visiting Eldheimar Museum and exploring flora of the new lava field. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight in the Westman Islands

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Day 3: South Shore - Skógar – Vík

Restless Volcanoes – Folk Museum

We take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south shore noting the numerous glacial rivers on route to Skógar and Skógafoss waterfall. We visit with the farmers of Þorvaldseyri Farm located at the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that last erupted in the spring of 2010. A visitor's center/family run exhibit was opened in spring 2011 where guests can view a 20 minute film about the spectacular natural event. Our next stop will be at the Skógar Folk Museum before continuing on, passing Sólheimajökull Glacier to the black Reynisfjara beach.

Dinner and overnight stay in Vik/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area for the next 2 nights.

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Day 4: Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón

Europe's Largest National Park and Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

We cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Onward to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. We continue to the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and possibly curious seals. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Back to Vík.

Dinner and overnight in Vik/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

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Day 5: Gullfoss – Geysir – Þingvellir – Reykjavik

Exploding Geysers – The beautiful Golden Falls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

We head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir as well as Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Onward we travel to Gullfoss one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. Our next stop is Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake, before heading back to Reykjavik.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

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Day 6: Departure

Transfer to the airport not included.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon (Reservation required) on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

Departures 2017: This tour is selling out quickly. Availability is not guaranteed until booking is confirmed by Nordika Travel in writing.

  • 02 July Sold out  09 July Sold out,  23 July Sold out, 30 July Sold out 
  • 20 August (Sold out) 27 August (Sold out)
  • 03 September (Sold out)  10 September (a Few Seats) 17 September , 24 September (a Few Seats)

 

Price per person:

May 2017 - $1,340 Double - $1,645 Single

June to August 2017 - $1,590 Double - $2,090 Single

SEPTEMBER 2017 - $1,385 Double - $1,740 Single

Children rate:

Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

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Views from Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland

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Highlights

  • Witness and Discover the Marvels of Mother Nature
  • Volcanoes and Glaciers of the South of Iceland
  • The Famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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