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Iceland: Fire and Ice Walking Holidays Iceland

Discover nature’s wonderland

9 Days From £2633

Discover nature’s wonderland

Known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, Iceland is one of the most enthralling countries in the world. Miracles of nature emerge around every bend and walking holidays in Iceland are an exhilarating way to experience the best the country has to offer. Crashing waterfalls, calving glaciers, intimidating volcanoes and exploding hot springs combine to make a sensational landscape. On walking holidays in Iceland you can enjoy an exceptional whale watching trip off the shores of Húsavík, which has become world-renowned for the many species of whale which frequent its bay. Witness the mysterious scenery of awe-inspiring national parks, admire charming fishing villages and sail amid cool waters that play host to meringue-like icebergs on this fabulous Iceland summer holiday.

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Iceland. The lingering days are heightened by the presence of the Midnight Sun which throws a serene light over the land, allowing more time to explore on walking holidays in Iceland. Begin this outstanding journey in the vibrant capital of Reykjavík and discover its exciting culture and nightlife.

  • Day 1 - Fly to Reykjavík

    Discover nature’s wonderland - Fly to Reykjavík

    Arrive in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, and transfer to the selected hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, venture into the city and soak up the lively ambience of this cosmopolitan destination.

  • Day 2 - Discover Icelandic History

    Discover Icelandic History

    Walking holidays in Iceland begin with a sightseeing tour of Reykjavík, followed by a drive north to Borgarnes where you will be introduced to the fascinating Icelandic sagas. In the afternoon we visit Deildartunguhver, the largest hot springs in the country, which are responsible for heating the towns of Akranes and Borgarnes. We also visit Hraunfossar, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland. Later we continue to the cultural site of Reykholt and delve further into the history of Iceland.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - West to North

    West to North

    The west of Iceland is strewn with volcanoes and this morning we climb one of them to experience the intriguing geological features close up. Afterwards, walking holidays in Iceland continue across lush farmland and fjordlands to the city of Akureyri in the northwest. We spend some time there before travelling on to the immense Goðafoss Waterfall, which translates as ‘waterfall of the gods’. Our accommodation for the next two nights is in northeast Iceland.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Whale Watching at Húsavík (Weather permitting)

    Whale Watching at Húsavík (Weather permitting)

    Húsavík has become the whale watching capital of Europe due to the different species which are often spotted here and is a highlight of our walking holidays in Iceland. Keep watch for minke, humpback and blue whale as well as harbour porpoises and dolphins. Next, we make our way to Lake Mývatn and admire the spectacular volcanic landforms and lava formations in the area. We then take a walk around Dimmuborgir lava field and end the day with a relaxing soak in the geothermal baths.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Krafla Volcano and Dettifoss Waterfall

    Krafla Volcano and Dettifoss Waterfall

    Today, see the active volcano Krafla and the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall which can be found in the geothermal area of Vatnajökull National Park. Our journey continues east through the highlands and we stay overnight at Egilsstaðir.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Vatnajökull Glacier

    Vatnajökull Glacier

    As we travel this morning, picturesque views of fjords and colourful fishing villages present themselves. Later we arrive at the majestic Vatnajökull glacier, which covers around 8% of Iceland and is the largest in Europe. Its white peaks calve into the pale blue lagoon and we take an idyllic boat trip between the floating icebergs. Tonight we stay near Skaftafell.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Skaftafell

    Skaftafell

    This incredible beauty spot lies at the foot of Iceland’s tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and is a great place to visit on walking holidays in Iceland. After some time exploring, we continue across sandy desert to the black lava beaches at Vík. Later in the afternoon we pay a visit to the Skógar Folk Museum and marvel at the charming turf houses.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Golden Circle Tour

    Golden Circle Tour

    On walking holidays in Iceland you will have the opportunity to meet Icelandic horses before we continue to the stunning Gullfoss Waterfall. Next we travel to the famous Geysir Hot Springs and watch the immense jets that shoot from the powerful Strokkur geyser. From here, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park prior to our return to Reykjavík for the final night of walking holidays in Iceland.

    Meals included:Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Depart Reykjavík

    Sadly the holiday comes to an end, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Return flights from London Heathrow including taxes
  • Whale watching, weather permitting
  • Boat trip on Glacial Lagoon
  • Introduction to Icelandic Horse
  • Average of 2 hours walking a day
  • Visit to three National Parks
  • Accommodation

Not Included...

  • Transfers
DatesCountry Life - Prices From
FromToAdult
03/06/201726/08/2017£2,783
09/09/201723/09/2017£2,633
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
  • Flights included in the price are based on London Gatwick departures
  • Other departure airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Tours depart on specific dates as detailed above
  • Maximum 28 passengers per group
Prices for single travellers:
DatesCountry Life - Prices From
FromToAdult
03/06/201726/08/2017£3,518
09/09/201723/09/2017£3,369
Notes
  • Prices are per person
  • Flights included in the price are based on London Gatwick departures
  • Other departure airports may be available and a supplement may apply
  • Tours depart on specific dates as detailed above
  • Maximum 28 passengers per group

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