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Tuesday, 23 March 2010 17:08

Here is a suggestion of a round trip: Included in the tour is accommodation and breakfast, admission to the Blue Lagoon and the shark museum.

We will do some walking (trekking) every day, snowmobiling or dogsledding during the tour is optional, tours that need to be booked separately. Whalewatching from either Husavik or Reykjavik is an option.

Day 1: Flight to Keflavik and drive over to the Blue Lagoon, stop for about 1.5 hour before going over to Reykjavik. Accommodation in guesthouse in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Golden Circle tour: This is a ‘must’ when coming to Iceland! We set off at 9 in the morning along to Thingvellir National Park where we stop for 30-40 min. and enjoy pretty nature and the history of Iceland. Most of Iceland’s major events have been celebrated in Thingvellir. This is also the site where the plate tectonics are separating so from a geological point of view it is an amazing site. From there we drive to a small village, which is a popular holiday resort with a geothermal area. Then we will head to Geysir geothermal area, watch spouting hot-springs and hot mud-pools, stop for about 45 minutes. After that we drive over to the magnificent Golden Waterfall. Then Skalholt will be on our way, this area used to be the capital of Iceland for 740 years, center of culture and scholars. On our way is the town of Hveragerdi. This is the largest area with greenhouses in Iceland, all of them heated with geothermal water. Back to Reykjavik around 4-5 in the afternoon.

Day 3: Here we take the route no. 1 from Reykjavik. The peninsula of Snaefell is very interesting. Various things are on our way like blowholes in the ground where the sea blow through and birds like to nest. We’ll walk into a gorge, a cave called Songcave and see where people lived off the land for years. The glacier on this peninsula is know for its magical energy-giving power. Accommodation in a small town called Stykkisholmur.

Day 4: Today we drive north to Reykjanes museum where we see how the shark was caught and handled. Then over to Akureyri which is the capital of the northern part of Iceland, the biggest town there. A short introduction tour through Akureyri. It is a lovely town and I think tourists will enjoy an evening out. Museums and shops are all around in Akureyri, also a botanical garden, swimming-pool, a beautiful church, one of the best known in Iceland. Accommodation in Akureyri.

Day 5: Free day. Another night in Akureyri.

Day 6: From Akureyri to Godafoss and over to Husavik (a very small town on the north coast). Here we will enjoy a strall around the town, have lunch in a restaurant on the harbour. If anyone is interested to take a look at the whale museum, we will have time for that (not included in the price). Then we drive over to Asbyrgi (the Abode of the Gods) national park - Dettifoss (the powermost waterfall in Europe) - accommodation in Myvatn, a little village.

Day 7: Today we go through Myvatn, see the hotspring area, the Dark-cities and the pseudocraters. Also for those who want (not included in the price) to try the warm lagoon, the Earth-baths which is a warm outdoor pool. We will have enough time to look at everything worth seeing in this place. After Myvatn we drive over to the eastern part of Iceland. Accommodation in Egilsstadir where we stay 2 nights.

Day 8: Egilstadir short introduction tour. We’ll see one of few forests in Iceland. Egilsstadir accommodation.

Day 9: On to the eastern fjords through Reydarfjordur and Djupivogur. The Eastern fjords are very nice long fjords with high mountains all around. Stop on the way for viewpoints. Hofn, Jokulsarlon (=Glacial-lagoon, a sail around the lagoon is an option here). Accommodation in the south-east.

Day 10: Skaftafell with a walk up to Svartifoss and to the snout of a glacier. Then drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Eldhraun and we also stop by to see a gorge created by floods from a glacier. Over  Myrdalssandur (sandur=black volcanic sand) -  the village Vik with its extraordinary coast. Accommodation in Vik.

Day 11: Reynisdrangar and the caves - Skogafoss - Seljalandsfoss and Gljulfrabui-waterfalls - through Selfoss (a town) and the small village of Eyrarbakki back to Reykjavik, the same accommodation as we had there the first two nights. The south shore of Iceland is very spectacular and landscape differs from one part to another.

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