Iceland's polarizing nature offers sights beyond belief. Arctic glaciers, lava formed caves, massive waterfalls, geothermal wonders, and more.
THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Iceland's signature tour, the Golden Circle is one of the must-dos when visiting the island. The three main sights of the tour are:
Thingvellir national park is a UNESCO world heritage site. It's beautiful landscape and fissures has been formed by the separation of the two tectonic plates of the Atlantic pulling apart over the ages. This is also the sight of where the Icelandic parliament, one of the oldest in the world, was founded in 930 A.D.
Gullfoss waterfall is a sight to behold. The unique landscape of the area blocks the waterfall when standing at a distance and makes it look as if the river, Hvítá, is vanishing into the ground but as you get closer the waterfall starts to unfold until you see all of it in its glory.
Geysir hot spring, the original geyser, had been active for about 10,000 years before the massive earthquake back in 2000 which damaged the hot spring and it now lays dormant. However, his little brother, Strokkur, has taken over and will erupt into a tall column of geothermal water every 5 - 10 minutes. Its usual height is about 15 - 20 meters but if you are lucky you can see it reach up to 40 meters in height.
Iceland has more glaciers than it knows what to do with. The most popular glaciers to visit are Langjökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and the largest in Europe, Vatnajökull. All of which are found on the south coast of the island.
It's easy and recommended to pair glacial visits with other popular tours. Such as visiting Langjökull while exploring the Golden Circle or trekking onto Mýrdalsjökull when travelling along the south coast.
Popular ways to explore the glaciers is by snowmobile, super jeep or hiking, all of which we can offer with experienced guides. Other options to consider is the Inside the Glacier tour which takes you into man-made tunnels in Langjökull glacier, or helicopter tours that depart from Reykjavík and take you over the beautiful nature of Iceland, landing on lava fields and glaciers.
There are tons of volcanic hot spots running through the island so understandably lava is something that can be found all around Iceland. This has become an exciting excursion for people visiting Iceland and the excursions take on different shapes and sizes but share the same theme of LAVA.
Our top recommended tours are the Lava Tunnel, Inside the Volcano and visiting the Lava Center museum.
Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5,200 years ago.
Inside the Volcano takes you into the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano. By setting up the necessary gear and equipment, we’ve created a tour that opens the door to a new world. The tour involves a moderate 45-50 min (3km each way) hike to get to the crater, then you descend 120 meters to the bottom of the crater in an open cable lift. You spend about 35-40 minutes inside the volcano before heading back.
The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.
Iceland has more waterfalls than it knows what to do with. All around the island you will find beautiful falls, spanning all different sizes and shapes. They are exciting and easily accessible wherever you are staying. There are many day tours from Reykjavík that include waterfall visits and we are sure to have them included in our more tailor-made tours that go outside of Reykjavík.
THE BLUE LAGOON
The Blue Lagoon is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. Enjoy a relaxing visit in the geothermal waters rich with three active ingredients – Silica, Algae & Minerals. Located between KEF Airport and Reykjavik it’s the perfect way to start or end your journey in Iceland
It is possible to either get an entrance ticket to the lagoon or stay at one of their hotels on the spot. The hotels include admission to the main lagoon area as well as an exclusive lagoon just for the guests.
There is so much to see when it comes to the Icelandic nature and no easy feat to cover all of it in one page. There are black sand beaches, unique rock formations, animals, and so much more. We are sure that we can cover anything your client might want to see when going to Iceland, and we will do all that we can to make the perfect itinerary.