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This vacation package around Iceland is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the Highlights of Iceland but don’t have much time. This tour takes you around Iceland in only 7 days; it offers an amazing variety of places to visit (glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs) with views of volcanos including the famous Eyjafjallajökull. A trip during which you will experience the unique landscapes of this mysterious island, from lavafields to woodlands, from mountains and moors to bird-cliffs and tranquil bays. You visit unique places such as Lake Myvatn, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Geysir hot spring area, waterfall Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park, the Blue Lagoon, and many more.
Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up of rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm water.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Driving distance approx. 50 km
Day 2: Waterfalls and Akureyri the capital of the north
Start your roundtrip of Iceland by heading towards Borgarfjörður, an interesting area, rich with cultural and historical heritage. You pass the splendid waterfalls of Hraunfossar, where the water flows out of the lava into the river below. Continue and make a stop at Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring (in terms of water production per second). From Borgarnes, continue to the North of Iceland through the Skagafjörður, which is known for horse breeding and many Icelandic horses can be seen on the way. Take some time to visit the museum at Glaumbær, a beautifully restored turf farmhouse, one of the few that has been properly preserved in Iceland.
The whole day is dedicated to the marvels of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve known as one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas of natural beauty. On the way to Myvatn you must make a stop at the impressive waterfall Godafoss “The fall of the gods”. One of its main attractions near Myvatn is the Námaskarð geothermal area where you will find bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. You must not miss the Krafla area with the crater Víti and the Leirhnjúkur area. Later on you can venture a walk up to the top of Hverfjall crater or dip into the geothermal water of the natural baths located east of the Lake.
Overnight in a campsite in Mývatn or Húsavik area.
Today you will discover the East Fjords. Continue your drive through the the lunar landscape of Mödrudalur highlands until you reach the fertile valley of Hérað where the village of Egilsstadir lies. As you continue you might want to make a stop in the village of Djúpivogur, located in a charming setting. Now you continue along the fjords towards Southeast Iceland; at times the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes. Finally you drive through the tunnel of Almannaskard to arrive in the Höfn town.
Overnight in a campsite in Höfn area.
Driving distance approx. 410-430 km
Day 5: Skaftafell National Park , Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Waterfalls
After passing various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you will arrive at the Glacial Lagoon, Jokulsarlon. You can walk along the banks of the lagoon or take a 30-40 min boat trip to admire the fantastically-shaped icebergs. Skaftafell National Park is another natural wonder: an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains which has many hiking possibilities. Continue through Kirkjubaejarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before you arrive in the Vík. We recommend you stop at Reynisfjara beach; a black sand beach famous for the Reynisdrangar rock stacks that rise from the sea just off the shore and for its basalt columns. You can also stop at Dyrholaey cape, which is the southernmost point of Iceland. Continue westbound; the village of Skogar is the next place of interest with its beautiful waterfall and the local folk museum. As you continue towards Hella you can stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can actually walk behind the waterfall. You then follow the main road to arrive in Hella.
Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. You drive through the village of Flúðir to reach the famous geothermal area of Geysir where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Close by is Gullfoss, surely the country’s most famous waterfall. Continuing towards Thingvellir (Þingvellir) consider one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. It was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. Continue to Reykjavik for your overnight stay.