Days 1 & 2: Travel by bus from Reykjavik to small towns in South Iceland, light hiking and plant identification in several lava fields, wetlands and estuaries in the first half of the tour. Packed lunch or small restaurant stops during the lunch hour. Staying in small friendly hotels at night for dinner and breakfast. Allowing time for light hiking and plant exploration in the vicinity of our hotel. Travelling by bus along the rivers Ölfusá and Sog heading north to lake Thingvallavatn and exploring the flora and fauna on route and at Thingvellir National Park. Touring at by bus to the Borgarfjördur district.
Days 3: Light hiking and plant identification near geysers and waterfalls, visits to small markets and historical museum and a lunch break in the seaside town of Borgarnes. In the afternoon we will proceed with visiting botanical spots on the way through Borgarfjördur towards our destination hotel in the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Day 4 & 5: Visit to the beautiful national park on Snæfellsnes and explore the flora and geology. Stay another night in hotel accommodation in the Snæfellsnes. Driving through the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula and optional bathing in semi natural hot pools on the way. Making several small stops to explore montane and lowland vegetation.
Botanical tours in Iceland allow you a taste of the very best Icelandic nature has to offer, including diverse nature and scenic landscapes. This from Reykjavik centers on plant life, natural phenomena and unique history of Iceland. The tour allows you to explore lava fields, farmlands, coastal vegetation, wetlands, geothermal vegetation, birch scrubland and heath. Enough time is allowed for insights into small town living and the history of Iceland. This tour is an excellent opportunity to learn about the flora, geology and history of Iceland. Return by bus to Reykjavik.
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