Focus on South Iceland

DAY 2 :The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere.

Focus on South Iceland

DAY 3 : Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is considered one of the natural wonders of Iceland with large icebergs drifting around it and boat tours departing multiple times each day.

Focus on South Iceland

Esja Travel and our professional photographers invite you on a photographic journey through the magnificent nature and landscape of South Iceland.

Small groups – maximum 8 participants

 

 

Included: 

  • 5 nights including breakfast in rooms with private facilities.
  • Full board from breakfast on day two to breakfast on day six.
  • Flybus airport transfers.
  • Guidance through a professional photographer.
  • Private spacious bus during the tour.
  • Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon (April - October)
  • Ice Cave tour (November-March)
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7 while traveling in Iceland.
  • All taxes and service fees.

 

 

Consider prolonging your stay with an extra night in Reykjavík. You'll get tips for activities and worthwile sights in the vicinity of Reykjavík from your Esja Travel specialist. 

 

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Day 1: Arrival at Keflavík Airport – Reykjavík

Arrival at Keflavík airport, where you board an airport shuttle taking you to your accommodation in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Reykjavík – Höfn – Vatnajökull glacier

We take an early morning flight to Höfn, a small fishing village in the southeast of Iceland. The contrast in the nature of the Southeast is breathtaking, with spectacular black beaches and dominating white glacier Vatnajökull. Serenity, energy and forces of nature combine to make the region of Vatnajökull a never-to-be-forgotten experience.

We will spend the day exploring the region. In winter time, if fortunate, we will see the Northern lights dancing above the glacier.

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.

Day 3: Vatnajökull glacier – Jökulsárlón lagoon - Skaftafell

Today we will visit many of Vatnajökull's outlets and outwash areas and the Jökulsárlón, a famous glacial lagoon full of icebergs were we can take a short boat tour (in summer on Day 2) and sail among the huge icebergs, an unforgettable experience.

The glacial scenery continues with a visit to the stunning Skaftafell, Iceland’s second largest national park were the landscape has been formed in thousands of years by different influences of fire and water (volcanic eruptions and the glaciers).

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.

Day 4: Vík – Geysir - Gullfoss

We drive towards the coast to the basalt caves of Reynisfjara were we take a small walk on the black beach and have a view towards Dyrhólaey. We stop at the spectacular waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. On we drive to the world famous Geysir region, where hot springs are in abundance, such as the famous great Geysir which has given name to hot springs all over the world.

We will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters. From Geysir we drive to Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you can see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge.

Dinner and overnight stay in the area.

Day 5: Þingvellir – Reykjanes peninsula – Blue Lagoon

We leave the Geysir area and drive to Þingvellir national park. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological site, and the most historic place on the island. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It´s a magnificent showcase with all its faults and fissures and the beautiful mountains around it.

We continue to the Nesjavellir geothermal area and on to the lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows and you will see lava cones and craters of different sizes and shapes. We will walk where the mid Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean and head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula.

We travel onward to the small fishing village Grindavík and end in the Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in 38°C therapeutic geothermal water (optional). The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by a moss-covered lava field dating back to 1226.

Dinner and overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day 6: Departure

Departure transfer to Keflavík Airport or prolong your stay in Reykjavík.

Please note that the program may change due to weather conditions.

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Type

Guided small group

Season

Winter

Days / Nights

6 days / 5 nights

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