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  • Zodiac boat trip on Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • Ice cave exploration
  • Visit to the Blue Lagoon
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At a glance

Beautiful fjords, traditional fishing villages and epic ice caves – the lesser visited eastern Iceland is for those craving both adventure and tranquillity.

After a brief stay in Reykjavik, you’ll journey to the ice-filled waters of Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. Weave your way through the icebergs on a Zodiac boat towards the mighty glacier, keeping your eyes peeled for seals and birds.

A scenic drive brings you to the heart of the east where you’ll spend the next three nights spotting puffins, crossing epic landscapes by jeep and exploring the ice caves that lay underneath the huge Vatnajökull glacier. The east is also the only place you can get a glimpse of Iceland’s reindeer.

Heading further north, relax in the Myvatan Natural Baths before flying back to Reykjavik and taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon to relax before your return flight home.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Reykjavík

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Reykjavik airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik

Accommodation in Reykjavík

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Reykjavik city tour Reykjavik city tour

Reykjavik revels in its reputation as being one of the most modern, forward thinking societies in Europe. The city tour includes all the major landmarks. We visit Reykjavik’s spectacular coastline and harbour area including Harpa, the latest edition to the Icelandic and international cultural scene. The Höfdi house is the venue of the “end of the cold war” meeting in 1986 between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. We also visit Reykjavik’s colourful old quarter with its quaint wooden houses and narrow streets. This private city tour also includes a stop at the Perlan Museum, which opened in 2017. The first exhibition is the Glaciers and Ice Cave exhibition which features a man made ice cave and an interactive show on glaciers in Iceland.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Reykjavik (RVK) - Hofn (HFN)

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Southern Iceland

Days 2-4

Southern Iceland

Accommodation in Southern Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacial Lagoon Zodiac boat tour Jökulsárlón glacial Lagoon Zodiac boat tour

Take a boat trip out onto the ice filled waters of Jökulsárlón glacial Lagoon, where the Breidamerkur glacier meets the sea in a breathtaking fashion. Due to glacial retreat, huge pieces of ice break loose from the glaciers and end up floating in the Jökulsárlón lagoon. Here you will get the chance to see some of Iceland’s most stunning scenery with huge icebergs floating in the vast lagoon as well as some wildlife.

Ice and Fire: Tour of the Vatnajökull Glacier Ice and Fire: Tour of the Vatnajökull Glacier

The Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest glacier in Europe and covers about 8% of Iceland. From Egilsstaðir you’ll drive across Kárahnjúkardam through the highland wilderness to the green oasis of Hvannalindir and on to Kverkfjöll mountain range. This is described as the place where fire and ice come together as under the mountains there is a large, hot magma chamber which forms a series of ice caves, which you will get to explore.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Eastern Fjords

Days 4-5

Eastern Fjords

Accommodation in Eastern Fjords

Day in the Eastern Fjords Day in the Eastern Fjords

Time spent in Iceland's startling Eastern Fjords gives visitors the chance to see a side of Iceland that foreigners rarely experience. Spend your time here exploring natural harbours sheltering charming little fishing villages along the coast and fertile inland farmlands with a feeling of exclusivity, peace and tranquility that few destinations can offer. Visit the beautiful Lake Logurinn, Iceland’s most extensive forest of birch and conifer near the town of Egilsstadir and the country’s third highest waterfall, Hengifoss. Puffins and turf houses can be spotted at Borgarfjordur Eystri, while Seydisfjordur is wonderful for its Norwegian-style wooden houses. A visit to the tiny island of Papey, makes an excellent a day trip.

Wild interior highlands will give you a unique opportunity to completely detach from civilization. This wild and rugged hinterland is nearly wholly uninhabited and only accessible by Super Jeep, snowmobiles, snow scooters and other specially adapted vehicles. Spend your days exploring the vastly varying landscape on adventurous hikes, bathing in natural hot springs, discovering snow caps and glacial rivers, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. By night, keep your eyes skyward as your remote location, far from sources of light pollution, means you'll have the best possible chance of glimpsing the elusive Northern Lights and shooting stars.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Northern Iceland

Days 5-6

Northern Iceland

Accommodation in Northern Iceland

Lake Myvatn with Myvatn Natural Baths Lake Myvatn with Myvatn Natural Baths

Shaped by repeated volcanic eruptions and seismic activity down through the ages, the landscape surrounding lake Mývatn is a spectacular panorama of surreal lava, crater and cave formations, sulphur-streaked mountains, and sweeping wetlands. These wetlands teem with plant and birdlife which, in summer, are home to the swarms of midges that not only give the region its name but also provide a major source of nutrition for fish and birds. You'll also get to relax and unwind in the warm waters of the Mývatn Natural Baths.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Akureyri airport

Flight

Flight from Akureyri (AEY) - Reykjavík (RVK)

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik

Days 6-7

Reykjavík

Accommodation in Reykjavík

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Visit the Blue Lagoon Visit the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Temperatures in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37–39 °C (98–102 °F) and the waters, rich in minerals like silica, are reputed to help some people suffering from various skin ailments. The lagoon is man-made and fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi, where superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water pass through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Reykjavik Airport

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