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A wonderful 9 days guided tour, as close as possible to the Arctic Circle, with contemplative walks, summer solstice and midnight sun, whale watching excursion, observation wild flora and fauna, hot baths…
During this stay, you will have the opportunity to discover the volcanic region around Lake Myvatn, its amazing landscapes of craters, lava fiels fumaroles and the Trollaskagi region with its fjords landscapes, the island of Hrisey, full of traditions…. then we will cross the West region of the country, the region of the Sagas, on our way to Reykjavik.
The Mývatn region is known for its active volcanism and amazing landscapes. It is a region of geological wonders, sculpted by volcanic eruptions over thousands of years. Here the landscapes are formed of volcanic craters, lava fields, bubbling flowerbeds … We will do some beautiful walks in the heart of the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, where everything is both powerful and impermanent. In the evening we will have the opportunity to bathe in a natural hot spring, one of the unforgettable experiences of the stay.
Driving distance approx. 20 kms.
Last morning in Mývatn with a nice walk in the heart of the Höfði forest or at the top of the Hverfell crater for a 360 ° view, then we will drive back to Akureyri. Along the way, we will stop at the Godafoss waterfall, the “fall of the Gods”. In Akureyri, we visit the beautiful botanical garden and have some free time in the city center. Night in a guesthouse by the sea with jacuzzi and view of the fjord.
Driving distance approx. 150 kms.
We embark in the morning on a boat trip for a whale watching excursion in the fjord, one of the best places in Iceland, to observe them. It is sometimes possible to borrow a fishing rod and try your hand at cod fishing! Afternoon relaxation and small hike near our accommodation, in the heart of an isolated valley.
Today, we take the ferry to the island of Hrisey, located in the middle of the fjord, an enchanting place that we will discover on foot, to best way to observe the local flora and fauna. It is not uncommon to see whales from the coastline. We will tour the island through small hiking trails with many viewpoints of the sea and the fjord, surrounded by snow-capped mountains even in summer. Overnight at the same place.
Today we cross a beautiful hidden valley to reach the Trollaskagi Peninsula, the “Troll Peninsula”. We will stop at Holar, a former Catholic bishopric of Iceland and above all, a center of education and a symbol of knowledge for several centuries. We will also visit the Glaumbaer museum, one of the best preserved turf houses in the country, the best way to get in touch with the old Icelandic way of life. We will also stop at Hofsós swimming pool for a relaxing hot bath with an exceptional view overlooking the ocean.
Driving distance approx. 200 kms.
This morning we take a small boat to Drangey Island, a wild place where thousands of seabirds live, including a large puffin colony. We explore the island on foot and return to the mainland where it will be possible to bathe in nature before taking the road towards the West of the country. We will make a few short stops along the way to stretch our legs and enjoy some places of interest before spending the night in the Borgarnes region.
Driving distance approx. 300 kms.
For this last morning, we will stop at the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfall and then drive to Reykjavik, through a the Kaldidalur track, which will give you a feeling of the Icelandic vastness and wilderness. Free afternoon in the capital to appreciate its emblematic sites and do some shopping before reaching the airport for your return flight in the evening. It’s possible to extend your stay (contact us).