Scenic Southern Iceland is a wonderland of nature’s beauty. Of a population numbering just over a quarter of a million, half live in the capital, Reykjavik, and its neighboring towns in the southwest. Keflavik International Airport is located about 50km from the capital. The highland interior is uninhabited (and uninhabitable), and most of the population is situated along the coast. In spite of its mid-Atlantic location, Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time all year round.
- Horse riding
- Golfing at Fludir
- Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon
- Entrance to the Geocenter at Geysir.
Day 1: Reykjavik. Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to hotel on your own. Overnight at Icelandair Loftleidir. Accomodation: Icelandair Loftleidir Hotel.
Day 2: Reykjavik - Hveragerdi - Kirkjubaejarklaustur. From Reykjavik head through the town of Hveragerdi and the surrounding fertile farmlands, noting the numerous glacial rivers on the way to Skogar. Continue to Dyrholaey, a nature reserve, ready to explore. Discover the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent at Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Overnight in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area. Accomodation: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell National Park. Depart from Kirkjubaejarklaustur onward to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice cap. Continue to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. Overnight in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area. Accomodation: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Landmannalaugar - Fludir. Strike out along the Fjallabaksleio interior track to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colourful rhyolite mountains, with the option of bathing in a natural warm pool, a great way to rejuvenate the skin and the spirit. Spot the towering Hekla, the iconic Icelandic volcano, after exploring the Thjorsardalur Valley. Overnight in Fludir area. Accomodation: Icelandair Hotel Fludir. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Geysir - Gullfoss Waterfall - Thingvellir - Reykjavik. Depart for the Geyser area to see the famous great Geyser and Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. On to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake, before heading back to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Accomodation: Icelandair Loftleidir Hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Reykjavik. Arrangements end after breakfast. Home departure. Includes: (B).
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