The Golden Circle Afternoon – By Coach. Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the famous Geysir Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir is a must see for visitor coming for the first time to Iceland.
The philosophy here is less rush in exploring the sites, and you will depart at a time where there is less traffic and fewer tourists at the sites you will visit. By going in the afternoon you will have more time and less people around to explore Iceland´s most visited attractions often called the Golden Circle Iceland. The Thingvellir national park and a Unesco world heritage site where the two tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. The Geysir hot spring area has the geyser Strokkur spouting hot water up to 20 meters high every 4 – 8 minutes. . • The volcanic landscape of Nesjavellir • Thingvellir Unesco world heritage site and national park where the old Viking parliament was founded.
South Coast – By Coach. An extremely comprehensive tour of Iceland’s south coast.
The south coast is an instant classic with much to offer. We stop by two waterfalls, one called Seljalandsfoss that you can walk behind. The other is the mighty Skógafoss believed by many to be one of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfalls. You get the chance to walk along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and go all the way up to a fast melting glacier called Sólheimajökull glacier (you can touch the old ice). Snæfellsnes National Park – By coach. This tour is a combination of a scheduled bus tour and guided tour to the most interesting sites in the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
This area is a little bit of everything Iceland has to offer often, nicknamed “Iceland in a nutshell”. In the morning you will enter the scheduled bus heading to the peninsula. at 10:55 am your local guide will join the bus an guide you to the most interesting places on the peninsula. At 16: 15 pm the guide says farewell after circling around the Snæfellsnes area and you continue towards Reykjavík in the afternoon. We explore lava fields, unforgiving Sea cliffs, black sand beaches and carved out rock formations, old fishing villages and new. It´s cold but worth it – Snorkel Tour. Do you like snorkeling?
Then this is a must do in Iceland Silfra is an Elephant Man amongst rivers – a real freak of nature. With a steady temperature of 2-4 °C all year around, it doesn´t heat up in the summer and it doesn´t freeze in the winter. On a good day it has a visibility of 150 meters and is ranked as one of the world´s best diving spots. The river slings across Þingvellir, smack in the middle of the North Atlantic rift, where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates drift apart. Scuba Iceland offers trips, putting an emphasis on high safety standards and small groups.
Swimming with the current and having all senses simultaneously bombarded, nobody would blame you for getting so excited that you gulp down some water through your snorkel. KEX Hostel pick up and return, all equipment, experienced guide, a light snack and lots of fun. Inside the Volcano. One of the most active geological hotspots there is to find on planet earth!
We don’t need to tell you that Iceland is one of the most active geological hotspots there is to find on planet earth. But if you need to ask why then the reason is that Iceland is basically on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates are separating. In the very middle of the ridge one finds a hibernating volcano that goes by the name Þríhnjúkagígur or “three-hnew-ka-gee-ch-err” if you insist. The name translates as Three Peaks Crater and it’s like so many Icelandic names only pronounceable by locals. Þríhnjúkagígur last erupted over four thousand years ago and there are no immediate signs of it erupting in the near future. The trip starts with a pick up at Kex Hostel and the drive is fairly short, approximately thirty minutes from Central Reykjavík. Price: 39.000 ISK Included: Pick-up at KEX Hostel. Bring with you: Good (hiking) shoes – if you have them. Bus tours to Landmannalaugar from Reykjavik with Landmannalaugar Tours.
Rambling lava fields, mountain lakes & soothing hots springs The bus from Reykjavík stops in Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella, Leirubakki, Rjúpnavellir and Landmannahellir.
To travel to the attractive area of Landmannalaugar is ideal for one day visits or an extended stay, whichever suits you better. The road to Landmannalaugar is F-marked and therefore prohibited to drive in regular rental cars. You can embark the bus e.g. in Hella and park your rental there for free. Price: 13.900 ISK per person (Day Tour) Youths 12-16: 6.950 ISK per person Kids 0-12: Free Duration: 8-10 hours Free for 12 years & younger in care of adults. After a long day´s hike the local natural geothermal pool will provide the perfect way to relax and recover whilst still allowing you to take in the amazing views.
Camping facilities and sleeping bag accommodation in mountain cabins available. From Reykjavík: At 07:30 from the Tourist Info Centre, Aðalstræti 2, 101 Reykjavík. From Landmannalaugar: Book now in three easy steps.