Iceland: Land of Volcanoes and Glaciers – Escorted Tour

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Iceland

A fantastic choice for a whirlwind visit to Iceland’s amazing natural wonders. Start this escorted tour with a night in Reykjavik then discover many of the major attractions located in the south which includes a visit to the notorious Eyjafjallajokull ice-capped volcano and the Westman Islands.

Maximum Group Size: 36

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Tour highlights

  • Visit the interactive Lava Centre to learn about the fascinating formation of Iceland through volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Explore the volcanic craters of the Westman Islands
  • Visit the windiest point of Iceland for puffin spotting and be blown away by the incredible views
  • Discover some of the biggest and best waterfalls in Iceland including the Golden Falls
  • Stunning views of glittering glaciers
  • Optional Blue Lagoon tour (payable locally)
  • Experience the famous Golden Circle of natural attractions

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Day 1: UK to Reykjavík

Fly to Keflavik Airport and hop on the FlyBus shuttle to the city of Reykjavík. Enjoy a day exploring the capital city of Reykjavík at your own leisure and even relax in the renowned Blue Lagoon (pre-book). You will meet your Guide on Day 2.

Approx. distance travelled: 31 miles

Day 2: Reykjavík to the Westman Islands

The escorted tour will start today with a visit to the Lava Centre. Teaching you about the volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over the millions of years, all through its interactive and high- tech exhibition. The next stop will be at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is truly breath-taking. You can even walk behind the waterfall. The journey to Landeyjahofn harbour is beautiful over the south coast farmlands. Here there will be a 30 minute ferry to arrive at Heimaey Island, the largest island of the Westman Islands. You will visit the picturesque but windy Storhofdi Point, some call this the windiest point in the whole of Iceland! If you are travelling between mid- May through to the beginning of August it is a great area to spot puffins! You will walk up to a volcanic crater which erupted over three decades ago, and as you walk around Heimaey Island the lava flows are still visible throughout the town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Approx. distance travelled: 95 miles

Day 3: South Iceland: Skógafoss & Reynisfjara

After breakfast at your hotel you will depart from the Westman Islands and carry on exploring the south of Iceland. The next stop will be one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, Skógafoss, and along the way there will be many glacial rivers to spot. The powerful waves onto the infamous black sand lava beach of Reynisfjara is the next stop. The shore being lined by basalt columns from the ocean is really a fascinating sight to see.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Approx. distance travelled: 56 miles

Day 4: Vatnajokull National Park

Today will be spent in the Vatnajokull National Park where there are many of Iceland’s wonders to tick off the list. These include Eldraun (‘Fire Lava’) which is the largest lava flow in the world covering 565 square kilometres. Then Kirkjubaejarklaustur which is a small town and former 12th century Catholic convent, and finally the glimmering Skaftafell Glacier. Continuing over to the Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon where icebergs have broken off and can be spotted floating around in the sea.

Meals included: Breakfast

Approx. distance travelled: 130 miles

Day 5: The Golden Circle

The Geysir thermal spring will be the first attraction of the day, a time to watch the Strokkur eruption which takes place every few minutes. Gullfoss (‘Golden Falls’) is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and where the water falls down a canyon into the Hvitá River. The final stop is Thingvellir National Park which is both a historical site and national park. You would have completed the famous Golden Circle of natural attractions, before going back to Reykjavík for the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Approx. distance travelled: 236 miles

Day 6: Reykjavík to UK

Today you will have the day to explore the city until making your way to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Approx. distance travelled: 31 miles

Please note: This tour is provided by a local specialist. The tour will be conducted in English and will welcome customers from both Inghams and other parties.

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • All airport transfers
  • 6 days total, 4 days escorted tour with English speaking guide
  • Accommodation with private facilities throughout
  • Daily breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Roundtrip ferry to Westman Islands
  • Iceberg Lagoon Boat Tour
  • Exhibition and cinema at the Lava Centre
  • Entrance to the Eldheimar Museum

Your holiday excludes:

  • Blue Lagoon transfer and entry (pre-bookable)
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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★★★ Hotel Storm, Reykjavík Lights or Hotel Skuggi, Reykjavík (2 nights) 

★★★ Hotel Vestmannaeyjar, The Westman Islands (1 night) 

★★★ Icelandair Hotel Vik, Vik (2 nights) 

Departure dates

  • 03 June 2021
  • 01 & 15 July 2021
  • 12 & 19 August 2021
  • 16 September 2021

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Whilst our tours are not subject to minimum numbers, their itineraries may be subject to change. Where this becomes necessary, and where practicable, we will take the steps as outlined in clause 5 of our terms and conditions.

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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