Astonishing Iceland's Golden Circle
Day 1 – Malta – Reykjavik
Meet your tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to Reykjavik. Upon arrival transfer to the 4* Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina for check in.
Day 2 - Reykjavik
Breakfast and depart for a panoramic tour through the world’s northernmost capital city. During the tour you will visit the most famous landmarks of Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja church, “The Pearl” with its beautiful views over the city and the Hofoi house famous for the 1986 summit of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov. You will also get to know the city centre and the area around the old harbour with Harpa the impressive concert and conference house, which was opened in 2011. Sail in a boat with great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. The tour follows the IceWhale code of conduct to respect & protect the nature of Iceland.
Day 3 - Reykjavik West Fjord Iceland
After breakfast proceed for the spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula: Along the way pass through the Hraunfossar waterfall and the most powerful thermal source in Europe, Deildartunguhver. The Snaefellsnes peninsula in western Iceland is considered a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to the characteristic Snaefellsjokull glacier, you will find white and black sandy beaches, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, rich trout lakes and salmon rivers, lush valleys and unique harbours in charming fishing villages. The breath taking landscape of the peninsula has fueled the imagination of people from all over the world since Jules Vernes started his “journey to the centre of the earth” on Snaefellsjokull glacier in his worldwide bestseller. Dinner and overnight at 3* Fosshotel Stykkishólmur.
Day 4 - West Fjord Iceland Selfoss West Iceland
Breakfast and depart for the Golden Circle tour, you will experience three of Iceland’s most famous and impressive attractions: Þingvellir National Park, the geothermal area of Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall. Þingvellir National Park is located right at the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The results of the continents drifting apart is clearly visible in the landscape. It is also a place of great historical importance being the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, which was established in 930 AD. At the geothermal area of Geysir there are several different hot springs, amongst them the very active Strokkur which sends a column of boiling water high into the air every 6-10 minutes.
Gullfoss is a majestic waterfall in the Hvíta river which in two stages plunges more than 30 meters into a deep crevice. It is by many considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. OPTIONAL: one hour Snowmobile tour on Langjokull glacier - Mountaineers of Iceland The Icelandic horse is known for its diversity of gaits, coat colours, strength, health and good spirit. Visitors are invited to the stable where they get a presentation about the horse and a one horse show of the gaits. The stable is welcoming, offering tea and coffee. Dinner and overnight at the 5* Grimsborgir Hotel.
Day 5 - Selfoss West Iceland Vik
Breakfast and proceed for the South Shore tour where you will travel through the farmlands of South Iceland with views to glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls. We drive past the volcano Hekla and the glacier-volcano Eyjafjallajokull which erupted in 2010. South of the coast the Westman Islands rise from the sea. The stops on the tour include the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss as well as the black beach, Reynisfjara, near the village Vík. Seljalandsfoss is a high and narrow waterfall. It is possible to walk on a path all the way behind the falling water and out on the other side. Skogafoss is a bigger waterfall, 15 meters wide and 60 meters high. It is an impressive experience to feel the power being released when the water hits the pool at the bottom in a cloud of spray. At Reynisfjara you can witness spectacular basalt columns at the hillside as well as characteristic rock pillars rising from the sea. Dinner and overnight at the 3* Klaustur Hotel.
Day 6 - Vik Hofn Vatnajokull
Breakfast and today we continue to explore the south shore with a trip to the wonderful Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell National Park, Diamond Beach. Sail in an amphibian boat among huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jokulsarlon. On the boat the group can taste 1000 year old ice and possibility to see seals. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Vik - Reykjavik
Breakfast and depart for your tour of Reykjanes peninsula where you will see the Seltun Gethermal area, Graenavatn lake, Reykjanesviti lighthouse, Gunnuhver, Valahnukar seacliff formations, and the bridge between the continents. Continue to the blue lagoon which is Iceland’s most unique and popular attraction. Guests enjoy bathing and relaxing in geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin.After your time at the Blue Lagoon your skin will feel softer and your mind will be relaxed. Check in at the 4* Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.
Day 8 – Reykjavik – Malta
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Malta.
Our Package Includes
- • Return flights Malta/ Reykjavik Malta
• Airline taxes and fuel charges
• 7 nights in 3*/ 4*/ 5* accommodation
• 7 Breakfast
• 4 Dinners
• All excursions as per itinerary
• All transfers
• Services of a Tour Co-ordinator throughout
• Comprehensive guided sightseeing
• Active itinerary with unique cultural features
• Services of an experienced ROCS Travel tour manager
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