Breakfast at your hotel. Today the journey takes you back along the south coast. The route may be the same, but you’ll find the views from this direction are very different. Along the way, you’ll will stop at a local farm, where you’ll learn about daily life at an Icelandic farm. Meet the family and some of their farm animals, including horses, sheep, goats, chickens, cats and the family dog.
No trip to Iceland is complete without the Golden Circle, so your group will head to this area with some of Iceland’s best-known natural sites. Your first stop is the picture perfect two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, where you can see the water thrash and tumble before falling meters below into a canyon.
Next, you will visit the nearby Geysir area and explore the bubbling mud pots and spouting Strokkur geyser, which erupts steam and boiling water high into the air every few minutes.
End your day with a visit to Thingvellir National Park. This beautiful volcanic plain is the heart and soul of Iceland. The Viking settlers founded a national parliament here in the 10th century, creating Iceland as an independent nation. Thingvellir is also where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, giving you that rare chance to walk between two continents.
After this exciting day, head back to Reykjavik, where your driver-guide bids you farewell. The evening is open for your own activities.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Center Hotel Midgardur