Description of Day
The day begins with a drive through vall temperature area with view of the magnificent landscape traveling on a mountain road with a overview of Lake Þingvallavatn and the Nesjavellir geothermal power plant in the mountains. We’ll drive towards the national park along the second largest lake in Iceland towards our next destination Alþingi (Althingi), the oldest parliament in the world, which was established in 930 AD and a UNESCO World Heritige Site. At Thingvellir we have a presentation of the historical significance of the area and then we will take a walk between the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates along the famous drowning pool towards one of our favorite location of the natinoal park the waterfall named Öxarárfoss. We continue the tour through the national park towards the Laugarvatn hot lake and from there we continue to the geyser area. At the famous hot springs we will take a walk through this high temperature area and one of them, called Strokkur, which erupts every few minutes, is a perfect Kodak moment of Iceland. Our next stop is Gullfoss, or the Golden waterfalls- one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. We continue to the south coast and take a short stop at an old explosive crater called Kerið (the Tub) and then we drive towards Reykjavík city, bypassing a few small fishing villages overviewing the coastline, which has truly spectacular scenery, a mixture of black desert and the raw Atlantic ocean. On the way to Reykjavík we hunt for the amazing Northern lights.
• Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Efstidalur II Icelandic Farm.
• Laugavatn Warm Lake beside Fontana spa.
• Famous hot springs of Geysir.
• Gullfoss or the Golden Watefalls
• Secret hot spring lagoon (entrance fee is included with Towels)
• Aurora hunt on route back to Reykjavik