Premium Golden Circle in a minibus

The Golden Circle tour covers some of the most popular highlights of Iceland. Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal hot-spring and Kerið Volcanic Crater. Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area in south Iceland. In the Geysir geothermal area we get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir – located in the glacial river Hvítá which originates in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon carved out by the glacia-river for thousands of years. Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonders, located in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. The Alþingi (assembly) at Þingvellir was Iceland’s supreme legislative and judicial authority from its establishment until 1271. In the final decades of the Commonwealth, there were clashes between chieftain families, which resulted in Iceland coming under the Norwegian crown. Executive power was strengthened under this new order, while legislative and judicial authority at first remained in the hands of the Alþingi, but was gradually transferred to the Norwegian and later the Danish rulers, until in 1662, the King of Denmark became the absolute monarch of Iceland. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004. Around Iceland’s professional guides have extensive experience of the region. They will share not only the must see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations. Travel with Around Iceland will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. Highlights visited: – Volcanic crater Kerið (entrance fee included) – Geothermal Geysir area where Strokkur shoots up steaming water up to 30 meters in the air every 10 minutes – Gullfoss, the majestic waterfall tumbling 32m into the powerfull glacier river Hvítá – Þingvellir National Park, including the rift-valley and the Rock of Law, the site of the first Viking parliament. Included: English speaking guide Entrance fee to Kerið volcanic crater Pick-up and drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

The South Coast in a minibus

This tour covers a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers along Iceland’s southern coast. As you work your way east from Reykjavík, Route 1 (the Ring Road) emerges into austere volcanic foothills punctuated by surreal steam vents, around Hveragerði, then swoops through a flat, wide coastal plain, full of verdant horse farms and greenhouses, before the landscape suddenly begins to grow wonderfully jagged, after Hella and Hvolsvöllur. Mountains thrust upwards on the inland side, some of them volcanoes wreathed by mist (Eyjafjallajökull, site of the 2010 eruption), and the first of the awesome glaciers appears, as enormous rivers such as the Þjórsá cut their way to the black-sand beaches rimming the Atlantic. The majestic Seljalandsfoss is the first stop on of the day, a waterfall where it’s possible to walk behind, a very unique experience in itself. From Seljalandsfoss we keep heading east along the south coast making our way towards the black volcanic beach of Reynisfjara. Vík is a village on the black sandy beach of the south coast and an excellent lunch stop. From Vík we start to head back to the city with a few interesting stops on the way. The first is by the roots of Sólheimsjökull glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet-glacier from Mýrdalsjökull-glacier, the 4th largest in Iceland. Outlet glaciers are channels of ice that flow out of ice sheets, ice caps or icefields, but are constrained on the sides with exposed bedrock. Sólheimajökull is a textbook example of this but because of the warmer climate, the glacier has been receding dramatically for the past decade. We walk from the parking lot to the edge of the glacier so please bring your good, solid shoes on this tour. On the way to Reykjavík from Sólheimajökull glacier, we stop by the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall and hear about its hidden treasure reflecting in the rainbow before calling it a day. Around Iceland’s professional guides have extensive experience of the region. They will share not only the must see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations. Travel with Around Iceland will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. Highlights visited: – Seljalandsfoss where it´s possible to walk behind the waterfall – Skógafoss the 60 meter high impressive waterfall – Sólheimjökull – an opportunity of an easy walk to the edge of the glacier – Reynisfjara – a black sand beach with fantastic view of the ocean – Vík – a charming village in the south, with a stop at one of the oldest wool factorys in Iceland with a chance of shopping Included: English speaking guide Pick-up and drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

Glacier Experience from Reykjavík

South Shore Adventure Tour Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy/Family tour. Tour Highlights: – Seljandsfoss Waterfall – Sólheimajökull Glacier – Skógafoss Waterfall – Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view* – Hekla Volcano* Tour Details:Duration: approximately 10 hours. Included: Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík, a guided visit to Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and Sólheimajökull in a bus, glacier walking with a certified glacier guide and a all necessary equipment for glacier hiking. Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended and can be rented if you do not have them. Travel through south Iceland’s farming lands, thundering waterfalls, powerful volcanoes and majestic glaciers along the coast! Walk behind the magnificent wall of water from Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take an easy hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a knowledgeable and certified glacier guide. Then take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara known for its famous basalt columns and caverns. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at Skógafoss waterfall. There you can walk up to the 60 meter high thundering waterfall to take your most memorable photographs. Tourists may even walk up the side to gain a bird’s eye view of the cascading water and rainbows. Experience all of these incredible landscapes as we pass through the fertile farming lands and small villages of south Iceland, where the land is rich in Viking history and heritage and watched over by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. On clear days you will have an excellent view of these famous volcanoes. When we drive under the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull you can glimpse the Westman Islands rising steeply from the ocean just a few kilometers off the coast. Book this great value and easy sightseeing tour with an adventurous twist. The sights are breathtaking, the grandeur unforgettable. Where else in the world can you stand on 700 years old glacier ice and walk behind a 65 meters high waterfall in one day? * Views of Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Hekla Volcano are subject to weather conditions. Please note: Arctic Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary if weather conditions change and the glacier walk is cancelled. Disclaimer: All glacier and sightseeing trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

Ice climbing and Glacier hiking Day tour from Reykjavík

The ever-changing glacier has spectacular scenery and perfect locations for a day out ice climbing. This tour offers the whole scale of difficulty, from easy climbing to harder steep walls. Since the tour is focused on climbing, the group travels towards a suitable climbing location with exciting stops on the way. Journey along the South coast of Iceland is just an icing on the cake! In just one day you will experience: spectacular South coast of Iceland guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier ice climbing session tailored for your level scenic stop at Skógafoss waterfall  Don´t worry about the equipment, the price of the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides.  See the program of your trip: We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. Please note that it can take about 20 minutes to pick everyone up. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom. Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier. We work our way through the crevassed world of ice until we find a decent spot for climbing. During the ice climbing session you will learn the basic movement of ice climbing receiving feedback to improve your skills. We can explore different locations during the day so you have the opportunity to try out different levels of difficulty. Between climbing sessions, our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world.  After about 3,5 to 4 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot.  From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 19:00 and 20:00. Meet us at location! Join us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour. Trip duration: 5-6 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull). What to bring: Warm waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear and gloves, snack and water bottle that can be refilled on the glacier.

Glacier hike day tour from Reykjavík

Join us on one of Iceland’s most popular day trip from Reykjavík, yet different with us. In a group of only 6 guests accompanied by experienced and qualified guide we go to the south coast of Iceland, experiencing a spectacular guided trip along rivers, waterfalls and volcanos with a final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. Our personalized glacier-hiking trip takes you along the riddles of the glacial wonder world. Experience the effects of climate change first hand on this fun and exciting tour that no one should miss out on while in Iceland. In just one day you will experience: spectacular South coast of Iceland guided hiking on Sólheimajökull outlet glacier scenic stop at Skógafoss & Seljalandsfoss waterfalls  Don´t worry about the equipment, the tour includes waterproof mountaineering boots, technical glacier equipment and extra rain gear. Also, low client to guide ratio is a matter of course, same as experienced and certified guides.  See the program of your trip: We pick you up at your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00. Please note that it can a few minutes to pick-up. The road takes us along a spectacular South coast with ash mountains, waterfalls and volcanos. The journey lasts about 2 hours, making one stop mid way where you can buy lunch and use restroom. Before 10:45 we reach the final destination of Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. We gear up at parking lot and start the hike to the glacier. We spend the day hiking through the glacier and exploring crevasses and swell holes. Our guide will introduce you properly the glacial wonder world. After about 2,5 to 3 hours on the ice we make our way back to the parking lot.  From there we have a 15min drive to Skógafoss waterfall where we make a short scenic stop. The ones with some energy left can climb up to enjoy magnificent view of the waterfall from above. Afterwards we drive back to Reykjavík aiming to be at your hotel between 17:00 and 18:00. Meet us at location! Join us at Sólheimajökull parking lot (Road#221) at 10:45 for the glacier hiking tour. Trip duration: 4 hours (round trip from parking lot at Sólheimajökull). What to bring: Warm waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear and gloves, snack and water bottle that can be refilled on the glacier.

Blue Lagoon and Reykjanes moon like landscapes

Only a short drive from Reykjavík, one finds herself in a vast wilderness, where lava formations remain untouched and magical, holes with bubbling mud and superheated water with colors resembling colourful paintings. This tour will take you around Reykjanes to look at geology, volcanology, geothermal formations, mud polls and steaming hot spring, and you will learn about the geological history of Iceland. The tour ends in the relaxing atmosphere in the Blue Lagoon. REYKJAVÍK Pick up at your hotel around 8.30 AM (or 2.30 PM), or meet us at Harpa Opera House at 8.50 AM (or 2.50 PM). We will start our journey by driving through thrilling lava field on our way to the Reykjanes Peninsula. KLEIFARVATN LAKE We will drive past the Lake Kleifarvatn, which is a Lake formed solely by plate tectonics and rifting of the earth crust, the Eurasian and North American plates away from each other. SELTÚN, GEOTHERMAL AREA We will then stop at the Seltún geothermal area. At Seltún, the geothermal activity brings to the surface bubbling mud pools and steaming ground and colorful solfataras. The beautiful colours are due to sulphur and white and yellowish brown sulphates are deposited. GUNNUHVER HOT SPRING Then we will drive to one of the hottest places in Iceland, Gunnuhver. The temperature below the surface amount to about 300° C at this hot spring. Gunnuhver, is named after a female ghost, named Gunna, that was laid there. BRIDGE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS Afterwards we will drive to the bridge between two continents. The bridge is a small footbridge over a major fissure, which is formed by tectonics and rifting of the two continental plates, Eurasian and North American plates, from each other. BLUE LAGOON The day tour ends in the relaxing atmosphere in the Blue Lagoon. REYKJAVÍK We drive from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavík. On our way to Reykjavík, we will drive along the west coast, and through Hafnarfjörður, the small town in the Lava.

Summer Solstice Golf 19-23 June 2017

During the months of June and July the sun only sits for a brief moment during the night which gives ample light to play golf through midnight and into the early hours of the morning. Midnight golf in Iceland is an incredible golfing experience, which many golfers from around the world come to enjoy. The Golf Courses: Keilir Golf Course is a links golf course located in Hafnarfjordur town, 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. There is a vast difference between the front nine and the back nine. The front nine is surrounded by lava, and the back nine is located on a small peninsula at the entrance into the Hafnarfjordur harbor, with spectacular views to Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Alftanes peninsula. Keilir Golf Course is about skill and accuracy over power and distance, particularly when dealing with the lava field in the front nine. Oddur Golf Course was opened in August 1997 and is now considered one of the finest golf courses in Iceland located in beautiful surroundings in the immediate vicinity of the greater area of Urridavatnsdalir, within 20 minutes driving drive from the center of Reykjavik. GKG Golf Course is a beautiful one, only 10 minutes from Reykjavik. Leirdalsvöllur has 18 holes Mýrin has 9. 27 holes for your pleasure. Brautarholt Golf Course lies in a breathtaking landscape by the sea with a view towards Reykjavik city, in just 30 minutes driving distance from the center of Reykjavik. At the golf course you can rent golf sett, trolley and a golf cars. There is an option to play with the pro and the local golfers Price: ISK 194.900 pr /person in twin or double bed* and 2 sharing a car.

Unique golfing 21. – 25. july 2017

During the months of June and July the sun only sits for a brief moment during the night which gives ample light to play golf through midnight and into the early hours of the morning. Midnight golf in Iceland is an incredible golfing experience, which many golfers from around the world come to enjoy. The Golf Courses: Keilir Golf Course is a links golf course located in Hafnarfjordur town, 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. There is a vast difference between the front nine and the back nine. The front nine is surrounded by lava, and the back nine is located on a small peninsula at the entrance into the Hafnarfjordur harbor, with spectacular views to Snaefellsjokull glacier and the Alftanes peninsula. Keilir Golf Course is about skill and accuracy over power and distance, particularly when dealing with the lava field in the front nine. Oddur Golf Course was opened in August 1997 and is now considered one of the finest golf courses in Iceland located in beautiful surroundings in the immediate vicinity of the greater area of Urridavatnsdalir, within 20 minutes driving drive from the center of Reykjavik. GKG Golf Course is a beautiful one, only 10 minutes from Reykjavik. Leirdalsvöllur has 18 holes Mýrin has 9. 27 holes for your pleasure. Brautarholt Golf Course lies in a breathtaking landscape by the sea with a view towards Reykjavik city, in just 30 minutes driving distance from the center of Reykjavik. At the golf course you can rent golf sett, trolley and a golf cars. There is an option to play with the pro and the local golfers Hlid Hotel is located on Álftanes peninsult. This guest house offers cottage-style rooms with free WiFi, driftwood furniture and a flat-screen TV. Reykjavík city centre is 14 km away. All rooms at Hlíd Fisherman’s Village provide tea/coffee facilities and sea views. Each room has a private bathroom with shower. Bird watching is possible on site, and walking trails are found at the shoreline by Hlíd Fisherman’s Village. Álftanes Swimming Pool and Álftanes Golf Club are both within 5 minutes’ drive. Hofsstadir Historic Park is 7.7 km away.