5 Day Must See and Highlands

5 Day Must See and Highlands – Explore the Main sites of Iceland along with some highland action

Day 1 – Golden Circle

Your guide will meet up with you at your hotel at 9 am and you will head out to the Golden Circle that is looping 300 km up to the Southern uplands and farmlands and back to Reykjavík.  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 2 – 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 3 – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The mesmerising Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon offers a spectacle of massive ancient icebergs calmly floating around in the icy water with the incredible backdrop of Breiðamerkurjökull huge outlet glacier from Vatnajökull the mother of all glaciers in Iceland.  Nearby you have the diamond beach where the smaller icebergs are strewn around the black sand and finally you will stop at Skaftafell National Park and do a hike through the oasis of trees to find the Black waterfall that got named after the black octagonal pillars of basalt that surround the cascade.

Day 4 – Lakagígar Crater Row

We will spend most of the day discovering the gorgeous Lakagígar crater row that are yet another geological wonder that offers sceneries perfect for hikes and exploring.  The super jeep comes in handy because the rugged road leading there is often too much for the usual vehicle. Tjarnargígur crater lake is a destination worth seeing and there are numerous trails in the area to fit each guests appetite for a hike.  A short stop at the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon that is close by in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area and it is a place not to be missed since the walls are of a staggering 100 meters high.

Day 5 – South Coast Wonders

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.

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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

    • Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
    • Hrífunes

    Tour Day 4

    • Hotel Rangá
    • Skálakot
    • 360 Hotel 

    Tour Day 5

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

     

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