Take a deep breath of clean, fresh air in the land of fire and ice
and discover the picture postcard city of Reykjavik. With a vibrant
culture and surrounded by stunning scenery, it’s also a starting point
for venturing into the rugged wilderness of mountains, volcanoes,
lava fields, hot springs, waterfalls and the spectacular geysers of
Iceland. These are vast open spaces in a landscape that simply
pulses with energy under your feet.
We’ll spend the first morning whale and dolphin watching off
the coast of Reykjavik and after lunch a little city sightseeing. Not
to be missed is the Blue Lagoon, where you can let your cares drift
away in a warm, natural geothermal pool just a short distance from
the city. We’ll have a full day exploring the Golden Circle with a local
guide where we will visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible here. At the
Geysir geothermal area exploding geyers and hot springs await; we’ll
also be able to view the impressive Gulfoss waterfall. Our last day in
Reykjavik will be at leisure.
Our May departure will also visit the lava fields and geothermal
activity of the Reykjanes Peninsula. In September we include an
evening Northern Lights excursion. This is weather dependent and
it is not guaranteed that the ‘lights’ will be out for us but the local
guide will take us to the best location possible.