Reykjavík | Vatnajokull National Park | Jökulsárlón
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Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavík
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind.
Day 2: Reykjavík | South Iceland
Visit the Reykjavik Volcano House where you can examine various pieces of pumice, ash, and lava from Icelandic volcanoes. Later on, drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and where the Althingi, the oldest legislative assembly in the world was founded. This is one of Iceland’s most fascinating places both geologically and for the role it plays in the country’s history and sense of national identity. Explore the hot springs and geysers in Geysir and Strokkur. Next, travel to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. It is a double waterfall that tumbles 100 feet into the Hvítá River. Once darkness falls, you are out in the garden waiting for the Northern Lights. (B)
Day 3: South Iceland | Vatnajokull National Park
Travel to Jökulsárlón to explore the extraordinary glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs and possibly see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Explore Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s second largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains and Europe’s largest glacier. At night, you will be searching for the Northern Lights in this remote and quiet location. (B)
Day 4: Vatnajokull National Park | Reykjavik
Head across the Laki lava field to the village of Vík for a photo stop. The black lava beach and along the high bird cliffs are very impressive. Before returning to Reykjavik visit additional waterfalls and glaciers. (B)
Option: Northern Lights bus tour or fjord cruise can be booked on the spot if the weather conditions are ideal.
Day 5: Departure from Reykjavik
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)