5 Day Best of

5 Day Best of Private Tour – Explore the must see sites in Iceland along with some hidden gems

Day 1 – Þórsmörk Nature Reserve

The Þórsmörk glacier valley is perfect for 4×4 and hiking.  The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the veil of water plunging from the cliff high above.  From there rough roads and unbridged rivers leave most of the traffic behind but is perfect for the modified vehicle you are riding in. The Gígjökull outlet glacier that runs from Eyjafjallajökull glacier, canyons that hide secret waterfalls and a stroll or a hike at your difficulty level in the area to enjoy the views.  

Day 2 – South Coast to Jökulsárlón

You will head towards Vik Small Town with the three iconic pillars of rock out at sea under the Katla Volcano lurking under Mýrdalsjökull and driving along the coast through the Eldhraun lava field with the layer of thick green moss covering the rugged surface of this largest lava field on the planet. The South Coast boasts many of the most beautiful attractions in Iceland starting with the stunning Skogafoss Waterfall with it´s beautiful shape and surroundings, The black sand beach Reynisfjara with the multitude of octagonal basalt pillars shaping the coast and the caves.  The final stop is the Famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk the pathway behind the veil of water plunging from the cliff high above. Finally the spectacle of the immense Icebergs floating calmly around the icy lagoon and the diamond beach where the smaller icebergs are strewn around the black sand by the sea.

Day 3 – Landmannalaugar Highlands

The area of Landmannalaugar Highland famous their colourful rhyolite mountains in orange, green, blue and black has attracted travellers for decades.  The Ljotipollur Crater Lake and Infamous Hekla Volcano are also amongst the things you will see during your 4×4 day through these mountainous highlands.  Eldgjá massive volcanic fissure is the largest one known on the planet / stretches 40 km from Landmannalaugar to Kirkjubæjarklaustur and is around 270m deep and 600m wide where it is the widest.  

Day 4 – Golden Circle

TToday the famous Golden Circle will be explored. The three most important attractions on this route are Thingvellir National Park old parliament site and the two tectonic plates fault line.  This is where the vikings founded Alþingi or Parliament and your guide will explain all about how they met each summer to say the law and pass judgements. The famous Geysir geothermal hot spring area where you will see Strokkur hot spring shoot boiling water high in the air every 5 – 8 minutes and the of course the massive two level waterfall of Gullfoss.

Day 5 – Reykjanes Peninsula

Reykjanes Peninsula is a sizzling geo park with bubbling geothermal fields where boiling mud pits are a common sight in many beautiful colours emitting fumes into the air.  The Kleyfarvatn volcanic lake and the Greenlake/Grænavatn close by are the first stops and then you continue to the Birdge between the two continents where you have crunching black lava fields and very visible the rift between the two tectonic plates that are constantly drifting apart from each other.  This is only one of the hundreds of open rifts and faults that are aligned following the massive Mid Atlantic Rift that goes diagonally through the country starting at the very tip of the Reykjanes tip and goes all the way across the country to the North East. The Reykjanes Light house and soaring sea cliffs bustling with various types of sea birds early summer are also a fantastic stop.  Gunnuhver the largest mud spring in the country is also something not to be missed out on. 20 meters across it´s vigorously boiling clay is quite impressive in it´s volcanic surroundings.

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Season

  • From May to September
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Possible Activites

    • Snow Mobile
    • ATV
    • Hiking
    • Glacier Hike
    • Boat trip
    • Horse riding
    • Snorkelling/Diving
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    Suggested Accommodations

    Tour Day 1

    • Hotel Rangá
    • Skálakot
    • 360 Hotel 

    Tour Day 2

    • Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
    • Hrífunes 

    Tour Day 3

    • Skálakot
    • Grímsborgir Luxury Apartments
    • Hotel Rangá

    Tour Day 4

    • Black Pearl Suites
    • Reykjavik Konsulat
    • Canopy Hilton

    Tour Day 5

    • Retreat
    • Black Pearl Suites
    • Reykjavik Konsulat
    • Canopy Hilton

     

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