Across the wilderness - Iceland's interior

Travelling in a 4x4 vehicle, this tour explores the endless contrasts in Icelandic nature crossing the desolated volcanic highlands.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Keflavik airport. Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik-Thorsmork-Vik
First, the tour takes us to the waterfall Seljalandsfoss before continuing towards Thorsmork Valley but Thorsmork is a magnificent valley and an oasis of woodland surrounded by high mountains, glaciers and unbridged rivers. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as bird life at Dyrholaey (road might be closed during nesting time), the rocks of Reynisdrangar, black sands and the lava of the Laki eruption in 1782-1783.
Accommodation in Vik.

           The Waterfall Skógafoss            Reynisfjara            Vik

Day 3: Lakagigar
Today we will drive to Lakagigar, the site of one of the biggest volcanic eruption in Iceland, the Laki eruption in 1782-1783.
Accommodation in Vik.

           Lakagigar            Lakagigar            Lakagigar

Day 4: Kirkjubaejarklaustur-Landmannalaugar
Today we start with going to Eldgja ("The Fire Fissure") and from there to the magnificent place of Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaugar is an extraordinary beautiful oasis in the highlands, featuring colorful mountains and geothermal activity.
Accommodation in Landmannalaugar area.

           Eldgja            Eldgja            Eldgja

Day 5: Landmannalaugar-Myvatn
From Landmannalaugar we take the highland road over the desolate and barren area of Sprengisandur up to Lake Myvatn. This part of the interior, is the longest stretch between the South and the North and is only passable by 4wd vehicles during summer.
Accommodation in Myvatn area.

           Landmannalaugar            Sprengisandur            Aldeyjarfoss

Day 6: Myvatn-Dettifoss-Myvatn
Today we will explore the Lake Myvatn area. It is one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Recent and old volcanic activity has shaped the landscapes and the forces of nature are still at work. Among the interesting sights are a solfatara area with boiling and bubbling mud pots, lava warm almost 30 years after the eruption, the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. We will also drive to the powerful waterfall Dettisfoss and to Asbyrgi, a natural phenomenon.
Accommodation in Myvatn area.

           Dettifoss            Asbyrgi            Dimmuborgir

Day 7: Myvatn-Hrutafjordur
Now we drive to Akureyri where we will take a short city tour and from Akureyri the tour goes to Skagafjordur where we will visit the Folk museum at Glaumbaer. From there we continue to Hrutafjordur for an overnight stay.
Accommodation in Hrutafjordur.

           Akureyri            Akureyri            Akureyri

Day 8: Hrutafjordur-Reykjavik
We will drive over the highland road of Kjolur, stop by the geothermal area of Hveravellir before drive towards to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall and to the Geyser geothermal area. In the afternoon we will continue towards Reykjavik.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.

           Hveravellir            Geyser Geothermal Area            The Golden Waterfall

Day 9: Departure
Departure transfer to Keflavik airport.

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