Experience the Land of Fire and Ice! Embark on a journey through lava fields, waterfalls, glaciers and volcanic canyons!
- Golden Circle
- Svínafellsjökull glacier
- Skaftafell National Park
- Diamond Beach Kayaking Tour
- Secret Hot Spring
- Glacier Hike
- Ice Cave Tour
Welcome to Planet Iceland
Upon Arrival, we get transferred to the capital Reykjavík where we check into our hostel and get to explore the northernmost capital in the world.
Our road-trip begins!
After breakfast, we get to explore the southern part of this island. We start by Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is a beautiful waterfall along the southern coast. It cascades over steep cliffs, which makes it possible for you to walk behind the waterfall. We then drive to Skógafoss Waterfall which according to nordic legend behind it you can find a chest filled with gold and treasures. We have a lunch break nearby before heading to Sólheimajökull glacier where we enjoy our Glacier hike adventure. After we finish we continue driving to Vik where we spend our night.
After breakfast, we start the day by driving to Eldhraun Lava Field which was created in one of the greatest eruptions in recorded history and is of the largest of its kind in the world. Later, we drive to Kirkjubæjarklaustur (we know you skipped reading this!) also known as Klaustur Village where we will visit its famous Systrafoss waterfalls. We then continue our journey to Freysnes for a lunch break with a view of Svínafellsjökull glacier. We then head to Skaftafell National Park where the landscape is very similar to some of the Alps, but it has been formed over thousands of years by different influences of fire (volcanic eruptions). We later continue driving to our hotel near Hofn.
Glacier Lagoon and Icebergs!
After Breakfast, we head to Jökulsárlón, a.k.a glacier lagoon, where we embark on a boat or a kayak tour, depending on the season. You will be totally spellbound by the drama and sheer beauty of this ice wonderland as you glide across the surface of the calm waters. Threading your way between unbelievably shaped, and often huge icebergs, you will discover places which cannot be seen any other way. We then head to Fjallsarlón where we have a lunch break before visiting its famous Iceberg lagoon. We later drive back to our hotel and relax in its beautiful surroundings.
Black Sand and Door Holes!
After breakfast, we leave Hofn and head to Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon in south east Iceland through which the Fjaðrá river flows. The canyon has steep walls and winding water. It is up to 100 m deep. Later, we drive to Vik where we have our lunch break before continuing our way to Reynisfjara the world-famous black-sand beach! After enjoying this out of this world place, we head to Dyrholaey. Dyrholaey literally translates to "the hill island with the door hole". It's 120 m high and you are able to walk the arch or the bridge if you are not afraid of heights! Later, we continue driving to Hella where we spend our night!
Hot Springs and The Golden Circle!
After having breakfast with another amazing view, we'll get into our swimming suits for our next adventure! We head to the Secret Lagoon for a dip amongst one of Iceland's oldest Hot Springs! We take a dip and relax and then start our road-trip touring Iceland's Golden Circle. We start by heading towards Geysír where Eruptions can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres (230 ft) in the air! We'll then have a lunch break before heading to Gullfoss, Iceland Golden Waterfall. We then continue driving to Laugarvatn where we take a dip in its geothermal hot spring and lake. We then head to Þingvellir National Park where the history of the nation truly began and where almost all its major historical turns were made. This is also where we'll be able to walk along the rift dividing the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates! Yes, you'll actually be able to put each leg in a continent! We later drive back to the capital Reykjavik where we spend the night.
Last Day in the Capital
Free day at leisure.
Every Adventure has to come to an end. We say goodbye to Iceland and we go head to Planet Earth.
What is included in the tour
- All accommodation on B&B basis
- All tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers to hotels and tours
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Accompanying Egyptian Tour Leader
- Diamond Beach
- Glacier Lagoon Kayaking (available in September)
- Sólheimajökull glacier hike
- Vatnajokull Ice Cave tour (available in November and December)
- Natural Secret Hot Spring
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Beverages and drinks
- Visa fees
- International Flights
Please visit the following link for more information on Visa Process and Requirements
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than others.
Adventure Leader Description
The Adventure Leader's mission is to make sure you have a smooth experience and to help you have the best experience possible. They will offer recommendations for things to do and see, great local eating venues and help the group interact and get to know each others (most of the time this actually happens on its own). While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge is needed.
Maximum: 19 pax
Food is an essential part of traveling. Traveling with Gazef we try as much as we can to help you experience the different kinds of food available in each destination. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this at all times though. We usually leave out some of the meals excluded from the itinerary to give you the flexibility to choose what to eat based on your personal preference. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Your Adventure Leader will be able to suggest good restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a mandatory single supplement unless requested. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.
What to Pack
A Packing List will be sent to you as soon as you book the trip. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. Suitcases are not recommended–most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other belongings.
In Iceland, tipping is not expected; nearly all bills that you receive already include gratuity, and it is quite unnecessary—and uncommon—to add a tip. However, you will still get a smile and Icelanders will not think any worse of you if you tip like some other countries where it is taboo to tip. Icelanders will not decline a tip for good service.
The power supply in Iceland is nominally 230V supply voltage and 50Hz and power socket is type F