Magical Iceland In 10days

Tripoto
15th Jun 2018
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Day 1

Collect your car at the international airport in Keflavík before driving to your accommodation in downtown Reykjavík. The world-famous Blue Lagoon spa is in between the two, so you should check it out before u get to the capital city.

After settling in your hotel/bnb in Reykjavík, make the most of your proximity to one of Europe's most vibrant city centres. Explore the abundance of museums, galleries, restaurants and bars to your heart´s content.

Spend the night in the beautiful city of Reykjavík.

Photo of Reykjavík, Iceland by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Reykjavík, Iceland by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Reykjavík, Iceland by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Reykjavík, Iceland by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Reykjavík, Iceland by Abhishek Dua
Day 2

Day two sends you off to some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on the Golden Circle route. The first stop on the Golden Circle tour is Þingvellir National Park. Here, you can walk between the rift valley of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and explore an area which played a huge role in Iceland's heritage; its history as the site of the world's first representative parliament has warranted its place on the UNESCO world heritage list. You can even opt into a snorkel in the crystal clear fissure Silfra, which runs right between the tectonic plates.

Next up is the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, where you can see the geysers Strokkur and Geysir amongst many beautiful hot springs. Only a few kilometres away is Iceland's most popular attraction, the powerful waterfall named Gullfoss. A pathway takes you right to the water's edge, where you can get a real sense of the enormous, natural power of the falls.

You also have the chance to go on an optional snowmobile tour on Langjökull glacier; you'll be picked up at Gullfoss waterfall. This is an excellent way to add some adrenaline to your trip - and to see some sweeping glacial vistas. You can also book a horse ride on this day, if neither of these appeal to you.

Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Day 3

On day three, you will take in the sight of two majestic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Further down the coast near the town of Vík, take a slight detour to admire the black volcanic beach, Reynisfjara, and the dramatic Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. This is also a great place for puffin watching.

Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Day 4

Today, you have the opportunity to have a glacier adventure! You can race across Sólheimajökull glacier tongue on a thrilling snowmobile tour or, if you'd like, you can visit a natural ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Only accessible via super jeep, this is the only cave that is open to visits all year long.

You’ll also have the choice of two glacier hikes today. You can either start early and breathe in the fresh mountain air on top of Sólheimajökull glacier; nothing will wake you up and get your adrenaline pumping like a morning visit to a glacier. Or you can end your day with a late afternoon hike at Skaftafell Nature Reserve where you can walk through the white expanse of an outlet glacier in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park.

Skaftafell Nature Reserve is great for any outdoor enthusiast, particularly if you enjoy hiking. There are many excellent tracks and trails, including one that leads to the stunning Svartifoss waterfall, which plunges over a wide cliff of hexagonal basalt columns.

On your way to your accommodations in the Vatnajökull area, you’ll pass the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where enormous icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float peacefully on the serene lagoon. Explore the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon today, one of Iceland’s most beautiful spots. Here you can hop on an optional boat tour, which takes you on a meandering path through the lagoon, amongst stunning icebergs of all shapes and sizes. You can choose between an amphibious boat and a smaller zodiac.

Make sure you stroll down to the black sandy beach nearby, affectionately named Diamond Beach due to the number of sparkling icebergs that are scattered along it.

Finally, you'll start on a zigzagging journey along the Eastfjords, passing tranquil fishing villages and sweeping coastal landscapes along the way.

Spend the night in the secluded Egilsstaðir area.

Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Day 5

The driving on day five brings you north to Lake Mývatn, which is known for its geothermal landscapes, including the Námaskarð hot springs, the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, the Dimmuborgir lava formations and Volcano Krafla, one of Iceland’s most visited volcanoes.

After exploring these many wonders, relax by taking a dip in the soothing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 6

Use the sixth day to explore a little more of Lake Mývatn and its unique surroundings. A drive through the Jökulsárgljúfur part of Vatnajökull National Park, with a visit to the Ásbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss waterfall, is highly recommended.after detifoss on the way to akureyri we will cover godafoss as well.

Alternatively, explore the fantastic Eyjafjörður area, and climb the Súlur peak.

There are two tours you can add on to today: a whale-watch from Akureyri, and an hour-long horse-ride.

Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Day 7

On day seven, you'll have more time to explore the area around Akureyri. You will then pass through the beautiful, mountainous area of Tröllaskagi, to the old herring-fishing village of Siglufjörður, and then to Hofsós, where you can enjoy the wonderful scenery while relaxing in the town’s thermal

Day 8

Head to Snæfellsnes peninsula today. On the way, you will pass the rolling hills of Vatnsdalshólar and the beautiful Þingeyarkirkja church.

You might also want to stop at a longhouse at Eiríksstaðir, home of the infamous Viking Erik the Red, father to Leif the Lucky who was the first European to sail to North America. You can also pay a visit to Stykkishólmur, a picture-perfect fishing village overlooking Breiðafjörður Bay.

Here, you can travel out to a small island, accessible from the harbour. This is Súgandisey, and you'll see a wonderful panorama of the town, the sea, and the surrounding mountains from here.

The crown jewel of Snæfellsnes peninsula is the Snæfellsjökull glacier and volcano, nestled in the heart of a national park. Nearby are many beautiful attractions, such as Djúpalónssandur beach and the picturesque towns of Hellnar and Arnarstapi.

Spend the night at charming accommodation on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
Photo of Magical Iceland In 10days by Abhishek Dua
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