Here in the magical lands of Iceland we’ll get acquainted over the endless quirk and colourful buildings of Reykjavik. After checking into your hostel and having time to unwind, you’ll unite with the team for a 3-course local dinner at the Geysir Bistro, and a pow wow about the fine days that sit ahead of us.
After breakfast this morning we're headed to Midgard Base Camp - but loads to see and do on the way as we make our way around the Golden Circle.First, a stop at the spectacular Thingvellir National Park before heading onto Efstidalur, where we'll enjoy a Farm to Table presentation and get a tantalising taste of the local cuisine. Then we're off to the jaw-dropping geothermal fields of Geysir. In the afternoon we'll take part in a local reforestation program located in the Haukadalur valley (Summer departures only and weather permitting), where we'll get to leave our mark in Iceland by planting 5 trees each, reducing our carbon footprint. The evening offers the opportunity to relax in the rooftop sauna & hot tub at Midgard Base Camp and reflect on an incredible day in this amazing country.
Rise and shine! After breakfast we're headed across the astonishingly beautiful south shore.It's time for more spectacular waterfalls, the famous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. After gawping at their thundering beauty, we're headed past the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to Reynisfjara beach. Talk a walk along the uniquely black sands, admire the crazy rock formations and remind yourself you're still on planet earth.
Another day, another included breakfast and another awe-inspiring National Park to head to.Vatnajökull is named after Europe's largest glacier, and is the largest National Park in western Europe. Cameras at the ready, we'll check out Svinafellsjökull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajökull. Today is your chance to sign up for an optional glacier adventure.
After breakfast today we're headed towards the Reykjanes peninsula.Visit geothermal sites, explore dramatic coastlines and charming villages, or enjoy views over Lake Kleifarvatn with its mesmerising rock formations and legends of mythical creatures. Today you'll have a chance to take a dip in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.
Pack your bags back in pretty Reykjavik and try to stay on the high induced by all the wonders we’ve taken in. We’ll say our farewells as the trip wraps up, leaving us with a deep appreciation for this special country.