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Airport Transfer

Starting in Reykjavik, we'll go on an 8 hour adventure through stunning countryside, past old churches and horse farms to some of Iceland's most incredible locations.

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Golden Circle

Starting with pick up in Reykjavik, we head out on an 8 hour adventure through farmlands and stunning countryside, past old churches and horse farms with mountain scenery as the backdrop to some of Iceland's better known and most incredible locations.

Though many have traveled the famed Golden Circle route and stopped at the main sights, few take advantage of all the incredible sights that can be found along the way. The farmlands and agriculture we pass through are an integral part of Icelands past and present, so the journey we take is not just a road to get from one sight to the next.

During our journey, we'll visit Kerid volcanic crater, a 3,000 year old caldera filled with a stunning lake which is a window on the water table, where expansive views and striking blue water make for incredible photo opportunities.

Next up, we'll visit Fridheimar Greenhouse farm, where you'll see the latest in the country's horticultural engineering by making use of Icelands abundant geothermal energy and hot water. Here you can enjoy some unique treats, grown right on the property.

After that, we'll visit Geysir, where the land has been shaped for thousands of years by the oldest recorded geyser in the world. In the area are a number of smaller pools and hot springs which bubble and spout hot water and then there is the most active geyser known as Strokkur which blasts off every few minutes and can reach up to 30 metres in height.

As we head even farther inland, more water awaits us at Gullfoss, a gorgeous waterfall on the Hvita river, where 140 cubic meters of water roar over the falls every second. This is one of Icelands largest waterfalls and arguably one of the most beautiful and picturesque.

Our return journey takes us on a different route, through dramatic mountain scenery to cap off the day with a stop at beautiful and historic Thingvellir National Park. Here we see the site where the open-air Icelandic parliament was held, beginning in the Viking era in 930AD and continued right through to 1798 AD.

Thingvellir is also the place where you can experience exciting geological features. Tectonic movement which is still very active in Iceland today has left huge cracks and breaks in the landscape within the national Park, which clearly show the divide between the North American and Eurasian continental plates as they slowly drift apart.

Each stop will last between 15-45 mins.

For even more adventure, you can make an additional 2 hr stop at Blue Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, or Fontana Lakefront Spa for only €50/person!
(Entrance fee not included).

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Southern Iceland

Starting with pick up in Reykjavik, we set off to cover the south shore section of the world-famous Ring Road, where we visit some of the most beautiful locations to be found in the south of Iceland.

This sparsely populated region is home to some of the most incredible sites in Iceland. Dramatic waterfalls, black sand beaches, basalt sea stacks, ice-caps and glaciers, along with fairy tale landscapes and jagged sea cliffs make this day a feast for the eyes and a photographers dream! This is also a region where the summer months between May and August offer the opportunity to see many species of nesting birds in the verdant green fields and also puffins. These cute, brightly coloured birds which come in summer to nest on the sea cliffs.

After leaving Reykjavik, we drive over the nearby mountain range and across open farmland, heading east for around 1 hour 30 minutes until we reach the first of our places of interest and where the scenery becomes mountainous and even more beautiful.

From here on, our drives are short as we hop between the sights and spend most of the day visiting a variety of amazing sights which just happen to be all in one small region of the south.
Our first stop takes us to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This thin stream of glacial water roars 60 metres over a mossy cliff and cascades with surprising force into the pool below. (During the summer months, you'll be able to hike behind the falls! But in winter is too dangerous due to ice.)

Our next stop is at another gorgeous waterfall, Skogafoss. This one is also around 60 metres high but wider, at 25 metres, as it plunges into a wide canyon and hits the river below with a force that shoots spray out across the valley and onto the grasslands. On sunny days a rainbow can often be seen in the spray from the falls and if you’re lucky, maybe even a double rainbow offering a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity!

After the waterfall, we head a little farther east to Solheimajokull Glacier. This glacial tongue cascades down the valley from the Myrdalsjokull Ice-cap and is always on the move causing the end of the ice to slowly break and melt into a lagoon. From the car park, we take a short walk of around 40 minutes to reach the edge of the ice and learn about glaciology, its formation and importance to the ecosystem. The black sand and gravel, eroded cliffs and ice formations with crevasses give the landscape a surreal and menacing beauty.

Our next stop takes us to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, with its striking cliffs, black sand, and massive basalt stacks. On many days, there are stormy seas and huge breakers crashing onto the beach and adding to the drama of this wild and wonderful landscape.
During the summer months, there are Puffins nesting along the cliffs, flying back and forth to catch fish and feed their young, although on some days they decide to hide in their burrows, so it’s not always guaranteed that you will see them.

Just offshore, you'll see Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks towering 66 meters out of the sea. These will be visible again from a different angle when we arrive in the village of Vík, with its iconic Vikurkirkja church and stunning views. Vik is the place where we can take a break for refreshments and is often used a stop for lunch.

On our return journey, weather and time permitting, we may detour out onto Dyrholaey, a dramatic headland of black beaches and basalt cliffs, where we have another chance to possibly see nesting Puffins.

Each stop will last between 15-45 mins.

For even more adventure, you can make an additional 2 hr stop at Blue Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, or Fontana Lakefront Spa for only €50/person!

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The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

This day seems to have a different feel to the other day tours and the memories and experience you take away with you are of wild, dramatic coastlines and natural history, with the abundant birdlife, open vistas, geology and possible sightings of seals, dolphins or even whales from the shoreline.

Starting in Reykjavik, we head north for around two hours until we reach The Snaefellsnes Peninsular. The rest of the day will then be spent exploring many of the features around the Snaefellsnes coastline.

This sparsely populated, mountainous region is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Iceland. Snaefellsnes has a little of everything that Iceland has to offer with snow capped mountain ranges, sheer coastal cliffs, incredible ancient lava flows, small picturesque fishing villages and cold blue arctic seas teaming with wildlife. The peninsula even has it’s own small icecap.

Our first stop takes us to Arnarstapi, a small fishing with a very small working harbour set amongst impressive black basalt rock pillars and coastal cliffs with a host of noisy bird colonies.

A little farther along the coast, we stop at the dramatic black sand beach and lava flows at Djupalonssandur, which were shaped and formed by massive ancient lava flows from Snaefell volcano and erosion from powerful ocean currents. This was also the site of an old fishing station and where the beach still has remains of a ship wreck from a 1940’s trawler, giving it an almost eerie feeling.

Then, we'll head around the western tip of the peninsula, an area where there is literally no human population, where the open, desolate landscape is home to several small volcanic cones before stopping at a beautiful small beach at Skardsvik. The beach here is of golden sand, which is a rare feature in Iceland and very different to all the black sand beaches found in the country.

Our drive from here takes along the north coast of Snaefellsnes, where, due to colder waters, the fish and thus birdlife are in even greater abundance. Passing a few small fishing villages we stop at Kirkufellsfoss waterfall with clear white waters and a spectacular view of Kirkjufell mountain, made famous by it’s unmistakable cone shape.

After driving through the small fishing town of Grundarfjordur we make a stop at a nearby bridge crossing the mouth of Kolgrafafjordur to admire the sheer beauty of the bay and surrounding mountains offering amazing photo opportunities. If we are lucky we may see either seals, whales, dolphins and an abundance of birdlife. The waters in this area have huge amounts of fish and as the tide washes in and out under the bridge we are sometimes lucky enough to spot wildlife which depends upon the fish as it’s food source.

Our last stop will be amongst the surreal lava fields at Berserkjahraun before setting of on our journey back across the peninsula and home to Reykjavik.

To add a little more adventure and learn more about life in the area, you can add an extra stop at Bjarnarhofn shark museum, a small family run museum to learn about how the famously smelly rotten-shark is made but also learn about the history and lifestyle of remote fishing communities in the past. The entrance fee is 1,200 Icelandic krona (Approx €9 per adult. Children 15 or younger are free)

Each stop will last between 15-45 mins.

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Volcano Hike

Iceland is currently experiencing a volcanic eruption, which only occur once every few decades. This time, we are lucky that the eruption is in a valley called Geldingadalur, which is close enough to Reykjavik to make it easily accessible on a day tour from the city. During this day tour, you can enjoy the opportunity to witness rare geological activity and stunning lava flows. Experience the raw power of mother-nature as you see lava spewing from the volcano and amazing glowing rivers of molten rock which will cool and harden to create entirely new landscapes. The Geldingadalur eruption started in mid March 2021 and prior to this there had been no eruptions in the area for around 6,000 years. 

Starting with pickup in Reykjavík we head west on a scenic drive surrounded by breathtaking views along the Reykjanes Peninsula. The first stop is Lake Kleifarvatn, where you see dark volcanic landscapes black beaches, old lava flows and surrounding mountains all formed by volcanic activity in the past. A little further along the south coast of the peninsula, the tour stops at the beautiful geothermal area of Krýsuvík which sports solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs, an area of extreme high temperature geothermal activity.

Next we head to the starting point for our hike to see the erupting volcano, so after getting our hiking gear on we trek towards Geldingadalur Valley to see the erupting cone and lava flows. You will be able to enjoy your packed lunch during the hike or while sitting on a hillside viewing lava flowing from the volcano. 
Please note: Suitable outdoor clothing is essential for the hike. The eruption is taking place in a very open, barren landscape and can experience cold, wet or windy conditions, even when things are fine in Reykjavik. Therefore, outdoor clothing is important and good sturdy footwear, preferably walking boots are important, as the hiking route is over rough, rocky ground.

We then take you to see and feel the Gunnuhver Hot Springs, where boiling waters and steam ignite your senses and then on to the photogenic Reykjanesviti Light House. Our last stop of the day before heading back to Reykjavík is the bridge between the two continental plates of America and Eurasia, where you can walk from one plate to the other and have a fun photo opportunity.

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