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Iceland Summer Break

Jewels of Iceland

5 nights 

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The Journey

Our short 5-day adventure will take you into some of the most captivating landscapes on the planet. With endless daylight, Icelandic summers are so special. The soft light revealing more of her hidden gems at different times of the day and on this short adventure, there is plenty time to savour these precious moments in one of the purest environments in the world.

What is Included

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What You Get

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • Icelandic breakfast,

  • 5 lunches, 5 dinners,

  • fully guided and private vehicle,

  • airport pick up and drop off

  •  included excursions and entrances

  • All gratuities

  • Personable reusable water bottle

Not included

International Airfare, Travel Insurance,

2021

Dates

 

All dates yet to be confirmed

      

2022

Dates

 

23rd MAY         6 Spaces

6th   JUNE        6 Spaces

27th JUNE.        6 Spaces

18th JULY          6 Spaces

8th  AUGUST    6 Spaces       

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Iceland


Following your international arrival at Keflavik airport your Icelandic Adventure leader will greet you and once introductions and baggage is collected, you’ll step out into the pure Icelandic air. If this is your first time in Iceland, you will immediately feel the crispness of the wind and the vast openness before you.

We begin our journey heading out to the south coast of Iceland on our way to the ferry harbour Landeyjarhofn to go to the beautiful Vestman islands. Our trip to the south of Iceland will take us through dramatic volcanic scenery, and between two tectonic plates, the North American and Eurasian. We will have a few picturesque stops before we take an early afternoon ferry ride over to the Vestman Islands. The sailing is short (about 40 min) and very scenic as we sail into the port at Heimaey. Once settled into our accommodation we’ll have a brief orientation of the island before heading to a beautiful restaurant for dinner.

Accommodation : 2 nights Dinner : Welcome dinner at a local restaurant with wine Activity level : light Highlights : Scenic drive and ferry ride Heimay Harbour Vestman Islands




Day 2 Boat trips, puffins and islands


After our first night at peace on the beautiful Westman Islands and generous breakfast, we take a short stroll down to the small harbour to embark on our sea-going adventure aboard a fast Rib (Rigid inflatable). Our journey will take us close to the puffin cliffs puffin and get us closer to some of the beautiful seabirds in these islands. The afternoon is free, and you can explore this beautiful place at your leisure. Maybe hire an electric bike, play a round of golf or meander and take in the breath-taking views from the hilltops. Included : all gear for boat ride , lunch , hosted dinner Activity level : Moderate Highlights : Sea birds of all sorts , such as Puffins , the islands




Day 3 Stunning waterfalls and south coast


After breakfast , we load up and head down to the ferry harbor and say goodbye to the lovely island Heimaey, When back on the main land we use the day to explore the area of Eyjafjallajokull, the glacier that erupted in 2010 and caused trouble with air traffic in Europe over a period of time . We look at different waterfalls and they are many in the area . We take a look at land fast island called Dyrhólaey where you will find very rich birdlife and unique rock formations . Got to the black sand beach called Reynisfjara . Lunch on route

Accommodation : 2 nights Included . Dinner Activity Level : Light Highlights : Waterfalls , scene




Day 4 Glaciers, Lagoon


Glacier Lagoon After breakfast , we start our drive along the southeast coast towards the mighty Glacier lagoon , on the way we stop for various places , first stop is for the beautiful Fjadrargljufur https://www.south.is/en/what-to-see-do/places-1/fjadrargljufur That canyon is amazing and well worth stopping for . From there we drive the national park Skaftafell , walk around there and take in beauty of the place there and we have our lunch in the area . From Skaftafell we drive to our main destination of the day , Glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon . There we walk around , look at the icebergs , very often you see seals and it attracts many birds , we also walk down to a black sand beach that is nicknamed The Diamond beach because of pieces of icebergs that float down to the ocean and wash up on the beach and melt there . After this fun and beautiful day but long , we drive back to our hotel for the night , Hotel Kria Accommodation : Hotel Kria Included : Lunch , Dinner Activity level : Moderate Highlights : Fjadrargjufur, Skaftafell , Glacier Lagoon




Day 5 The Golden Circle


The Golden circle

After breakfast we start to drive back , drive to Reykjavik , the capitol of Iceland . On the way we stop at different places , places that are well known , Geysir , the hot spring area , Gullfoss , the mighty waterfall and Thingvellir , the national parkFirst we stop at Greenhouse and horse farm called Fridheimar https://www.fridheimar.is/enThere we get a introduction of there work there , taste the delicious tomatoes and look around the greenhouse . Then we walk up the stables and meet the horses , the Icelandic horse is one of the purest horse breed in the world and the only horse breed in the country , we get a introduction of the horse and then shown there gates on a round track . From there we drive over to the Geysir area where numerus hot springs are , the best known is Geysir , the one the area is named after and Strokkur , the one that spouts very regularly . We have our lunch in the visitors center . We then drive over to the waterfall Gullfoss , take a walk there and look at the waterfall from different angles .Last but least , we go to the National park Thingvellir , Iceland’s most sacred place , place where the Parliament was founded in the year 930 , it is also the place where your find the largest rift valley between the two continental plates , the Eurasian plate and the North American plate . We take a walk into the rift , to the old parliament place and take in the history and the beauty of the place .From Thingvellir we drive to Reykjavik and to the hotel for the night . Farewelldinner is booked at a local restaurant in the areaHotel in Reykjavik , Center hotel MidgardurAccommodation : 1 nigthIncluded : Visit to the farm , lunch ,dinnerActivity level : LightHighlights : Horses , hot springs , rift.




Day 6 Departure.


Departure day , you guide will drive you to the airport for your flight back home





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