EXPERIENCE THE DESTINATIONS

pre-TOURS

Pre-Tours

Experience The Destinations

Experiencing the destinations first hand is important to understand what they have to offer. Therefore, buyers are invited to join Pre-Tours to all three countries: Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands before the Vestnorden event.

For 2020, we offer several Pre-Tours in Iceland before Vestnorden begins.

Dates: 1 - 5 October
Price: ISK 69.000

Welcome to the hidden gem of Iceland, the Westfjords – an unforgettable place filled with tiny fishing villages, hidden waterfalls, narrow fjords and the Northern Lights. Spend some time with us here, getting to know the locals and their way of life, exploring local businesses and admiring astonishing scenery – from the top of the mountain, down to the sandy beach. Come to see a different side of Iceland, where you’ll be “hugged” by the mountains and be surprised by a different “wow” every day!.

Departure Date and Time: 1 October at 9:00
Departure Location: Keflavík/Reykjavík
Comments: We can pick up both in Keflavík and Reykjavík on our way out of the capital area
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 18:00
Return Location: In Keflavik for the Vestnorden.
Participants Min: 2
Participants Max: 18
What’s Included: Full Board
What to bring: Swimsuit, sturdy shoes and warm layers
What to wear: Warm layers.

30 September – Day 0
Arrivals from Europe

1 October – Day 1: Reykjavík – Grabrók – Hraunfossar – Drangsnes
Dedicate your day to exploring Icelandic nature both by foot and on a drive. Starting the tour in Reykjavík you’ll be taken on one of the most scenic routes, connecting the capital to the Westfjords region. Discover hidden waterfalls, fields of Iceland moss, old remains of a volcano and scenic mountain ridges. Shift your mind from upbeat city rush to slow travel mode, learning about Icelandic folklore, history and extraordinary traditions. Discover remote waterfalls: Barnafossar and Hraunfossar and hike up the Grabrók crater. Complete your day immersing your mind and body in Drangsnes geothermal pool with an ocean view.

2 October – DAY 2: Ísafjarðardjúp – Holt inn
Hit the famous Westfjords road, meandering through breath-taking fjords, the traversed mountains and the by-passed hillocks. Visit Saltverk, a local sea salt factory and get to know the different uses of geothermal heat. Walk around the hot springs there leading up to the old swimming pool. Relax in a natural hot spring with a spectacular view of the fjords and visit a 19th century Turf farm and spot resting seals nearby. These rural fjords offer amazing wildlife along with majestic views. Northern lights hunt in the evening.

3 October – DAY 3: Önundarfjörður – Ísafjörður
Enjoy the first half of the day on your own to explore Önundarfjörður better. Take a walk on the beach of Holt, go paddle boarding, hike in the area or relax in the hot tub. After that we explore Ísafjörður, the capital of the region and end with dinner there. Attend a walking tour in Ísafjörður, including local production tasting. Explore the rest of the town by yourself, visiting local museums, cafes or taking scenic walks by the ocean. Northern Lights hunt in the evening.

4 October – Day 4: Bolungarvík – Suðureyri
Dedicate your day discovering all about the fish industry of the region. Start your tour in Bolungarvík village, located in an open bay facing the magnificent open Atlantic ocean. Explore the old fishing station filled with huts, sheds and traditional Icelandic fishing gear at Ósvör museum. Get a sneak peak into the future of the fishing industry by visiting the innovation centre Djúpið. Shift your focus to the next destination – the village of Suðureyri, the most sustainable settlement of the area for their use of geothermal power. See the hidden valley of Stadardalur and the oldest mountain of Iceland – Göltur. Enjoy your free time in the late afternoon before starting another hunt for the Northern Lights.

5 October – Day 5: Dynjandi – Keflavík
Complete your journey around the Westfjords by packing your bags and heading to the main jewel of the region – the massive Dynjandi waterfall. 100m tall and 60m wide, flowing over one lava layer after another, it gives a magnificent feeling of power standing by the roots of it. To get the full experience of the waterfall take the short hike to the top! Relax afterwards by soaking in a local hot spring. Hit the road back to the capital admiring wide bays and by-passed hillocks.

Dates: 3 - 5 October
Price: ISK 29.000

Come with us on a tour around the magnificent Snæfellsnes and the amazing Dalir. Laugh a little, enjoy a lot, taste something new and exotic and meet our authentic locals. Take a boat tour around the beautiful fjord of the uncountable islands and explore the ground from down below. Experience the nature of West Iceland with a touch of culture.

Departure Date and Time: 3 October at 17:00
Departure Location: Reykjanesbær
Comments: Pick up from airport and other locations in Reykjanesbær at 17:00-17:30
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 21:00
Return Location: Reykjanesbær
Participants Min: 10
Participants Max: 15
What’s Included: Bus, meals, accommodation and activities
What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, extra clothes, cosmetics and a Camera
What to wear: Warm, wind and waterproof coat, good shoes (no heals), mittens and a hat.

Come with us on a tour around the magnificent Snæfellsnes and the amazing Dalir. Laugh a little, enjoy a lot, taste something new and exotic and meet our authentic locals. Take a boat tour around the beautiful fjord of the uncountable islands and explore the ground from down below.

Experience the nature of West Iceland with a touch of culture. This tour will include Snæfellsnes Peninsula (Iceland in a nutshell), the beautiful and remote Dalir region and a short stop in Borgarnes.

Day 1 – Pick up at the airport and Reykjanesbær and drive to the small town in the centre of West Iceland, Borgarnes. We will dine at the charming Englendingavík restaurant and stretch our legs on a cultural walk around the old town before heading to Snæfellsnes Peninsula where we will spend the night at Lava Water Guesthouse.

Day 2 – We will wake up reasonably early and have breakfast at the guesthouse before our adventurous day in Snæfellsnes. Our first stop is at the Snæfellsnes Visitor Center, where we will meet some locals and be educated about the peninsula. We will discover the stunning scenery at Búðir and Arnarstapi, visit the majestic waterfall that received the Icelandic Tourist Board´s environment awards in 2018 and taste natural mineral water straight from the ground. We will listen to some stories from the locals and educate ourselves a little bit more while we soak in the beauty of the nature. When we have had enough education about the area a knowledgeable guide at Vatnshellir Lava Cave will lead us on an unforgettable trip down under the ground where we will learn some interesting things about geology. A village walk in the Capital of Street Art is next up and we will take a journey to the lives of the fishermen back in the days. Grundarfjörður town, the home of the uniquely shaped Mt. Kirkjufell, is the next stop on our way. There we will meet some more locals and take a nice little walk around town before we drive to Stykkishólmur, check into our accommodation and dine a good meal. Before we rest our tired heads we might take a nice little cultural stroll around this eco-conscious, stunning and activity-packed fishing village.

Last Day – We will begin our day with a nice breakfast and then gather our things together. Stykkishólmur lies next to one of the most beautiful fjords in Iceland, the fjord of the uncountable islands, Breiðafjörður. Seatours will take us on a little boat tour around these wonderful islands where the Puffin comes ashore only to breed and raise their young in the summer. Before we leave Stykkishólmur we will meet some more „Hólmarar“ (people from Stykkishólmur) and see what this charming little town has to offer. At last but not least we will enjoy the beautiful scenery on our way to Dalir region where we will meet the locals of Dalir, learn a little bit about the Viking Age while visiting the replica of Eirik the Reds homestead, visit the newly opened Leif Eiriksson Center, eat, drink and enjoy their company in their beautiful but quite remote surroundings.

3 October
17:00-17:30
Pick up in Reykjanesbær (airport and other locations)
17:30 Drive to Borgarnes
19:00 Dinner at Englendingavík
20:00 Walk around the old town
21:00 Drive to Snæfellsnes Peninsula Overnight stay at Lava Water Guesthouse

4 October
08:00
Breakfast at the guesthouse and check out
09:00 Southern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, The Snæfellsnes visitor center, Bjarnarfoss Búðir Arnarstapi, Visitor center of Snæfellsnesjökull National park
15:00 Vatnshellir lava cave
16:10 The Capital of Street Art
17:30 Grundarfjörður, the home of Mt. Kirkjufell
19:30 Stykkishólmur
20:00 Dinner at Sjávarpakkhúsið restaurant
21:00 Walk around town Overnight stay at Hotel Egilsen and Sýsló Guesthouse

5 October
08:00
Breakfast at Hotel Egilsen and check out
09:00 Stykkishólmur
12:00 Drive to Dalir region
14:00 Meet the locals in Dalir
18:00 Dinner at B59 Hotel
19:00 Drive to Reykjanesbær
21:00 Drop off in Reykjanesbær

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 19.000

On this tour, among other places, visit Iceland’s largest natural Lava Cave that is located in Borgarfjörður West Iceland and the brand new Canyon Baths at Húsafell, where we will soak and relax in close proximity to the Mountains and the Nature.

Departure Date and Time: 4 October at 8:00
Departure Location: Reykjanesbær
Comments: Pick up from Hotels in Reykjanesbær between 8:00-8:30
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 18:30
Return Location: Reykjanesbær
Participants Min: 4
Participants Max: 15
What’s Included: Bus, meals, accommodation and activities
What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, extra clothes, cosmetics and a camera
What to wear: Warm, wind and waterproof coat, good shoes (no heals), mittens and a hat.

On this tour, we will, for example, visit Iceland´s largest natural Lava Cave that is located in Borgarfjörður West Iceland and the brand new Canyon Baths at Húsafell, where we will soak and relax in close proximity to the Mountains and the Nature.

Step 1 – We will drive from Reykjanesbær to Akranes, our first stop on this West Iceland Adventure. At Akranes we will meet Hilmar, the Lighthouse Keeper, visit Guðlaug natural pool on Langisandur Beach and the Museum Area. We will also listen to Folk Songs and taste some organic delicacies at Café Kaja.

Step 2 – We will drive through the beautiful Borgarfjörður towards Langjökull Glacier. On the way we will stop at the incredible Lava Waterfalls, Hraunfossar, explore the ground from below at Víðgelmir Lava Cave, learn about its history and geological uniqueness which dates all the way back to the Viking Age. When we have returned to the surface of the earth we will visit the brand new Canyon Baths where we will soak and relax in the middle of the Nature. Our Guide, Villi, will also show us his beautiful lodge and entertain us a little bit with his colorful character before we head to our hotel for overnight stay.

Step 3 – We will wake up reasonably early and have breakfast at the brand new hotel in Varmaland before we head to Reykholt where we will learn a little bit about Snorri Sturluson and his previous way of life. Next stop is at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful Hot spring in Europe where we will enjoy the delightful nature Baths and Spa at Krauma. On our way back we will visit Brynjar at Hotel Laxárbakki and get an introduction of the activities there before we drive the amazing Hvalfjörður Bay back to Reykjanesbær. We will meet Arnheiður at Bjarteyjarsandur farm and explore Hotel Glymur, the beautiful countryside Hotel in Hvalfjörður Bay.

4 October– Day 1
8:00-8:30
Pick up from hotels in Reykjanesbær
10:00 Akranes Town
14:10 Hraunfossar Waterfalls
15:00 The Cave Víðgelmir
17:00 Visit Iceland Exclusive Travels
18:30 Húsafell Canyon Baths

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Varmaland

5 October– Day 2
8:00
Breakfast and check out
9:30 Snorrastofa in Reykholt
10:40 Krauma Nature Baths and Spa
13:20 Hotel Laxárbakki
14:15 Hotel Glymur
15:25 Bjarteyjarsandur Farm
18:00 Drop off in Reykjanesbær

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 25.000

Experience the authentic highlights of the North. Try the famous shark delicacy, hákarl – washed down with a fiery shot of Brennivín! Ride a beautiful Icelandic horse through the stunning scenery of the western part of North Iceland. And take home a distinctive and durable Icelandic sweater from the country’s largest wool factory.

Departure Date and Time: 4 October 9:00
Departure Location: Reykjavík
Comments: Pickup at Reykjavík Bus Terminal
Return Date and Time: 5 October 17:00
Return Location: Reykjavík Airport
Participants Min: 5
Participants Max: 20
What’s Included: All meals, guided bus tour, entrance fees, flight
What to bring: Warm clothes and good shoes
What to wear: Warm clothes and good shoes.

3 October – Day 0
Arrivals from Europe

4 October – Day 1
Pick up in Reykjavik
Lunch at Hótel Laugarbakki
Kidka Hvammstangi – Wool factory Shop
Bardúsa  – Merchant museum
Icelandic Seal Centre
Hvítserkur
Þrístapar
Kattarauga
Dinner at Brimslóð
Accommodation at Arctic Hotel

5 October – Day 2
Puffin and friends
The Battle of Iceland
Skagafjörður transportation museum
Hofsós Swimming pool
Lunch at Sólvik
The Icelandic emigration centre
Flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 25.000

We will utilize our time well to discover key elements on the Diamond Circle. That main purpose of the trip is to showcase why you need 3 days on the Diamond Circle and try some of the added activities like the Nature Baths and Whale Watching as much as time allows.

Note that this two day itinerary is customized from a standard 3 day programme and that we might have to make adjustments to the itinerary.

Departure Date and Time: 4 October at 8:55
Departure Location: Reykjavík Airport 
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 20:15
Return Location: Reykjavík Airport 
Participants Min: 5 
Participants Max: 20 
What’s Included: All meals, guided bus tour, entrance fees, flight 
What to bring: Warm clothes and good shoes 
What to wear: Warm clothes and good shoes.

Day 1 – Húsavík – Ásbyrgi
After meeting with our guide, we explore the valley Aðaldalur, passing Grenjaðarstaður, which is an ancient farm, church site and place a depicting Icelandic culture from earlier times (in a turf house). We drive through farmland and get to know a bit about the background of culture and folklore.
The river Laxá flows from Lake Mývatn through the valleys of Laxárdalur and Aðaldalur to Skjálfandi Bay were Húsavík is located. Sea tours (whale watching) are available most of the year.
Húsavík is considered as „Whale capital of Iceland“. In later afternoon, we continue around Tjörnes peninsula and to the impressive Ásbyrgi canyon. Overnight in Kelduhverfi.

08:55 Flight from Reykjavík to Húsavík
09:45 Meet with the guide, Diamond Circle starts
10:00-11:15 Farmland and culture
11:15-12:15 Húsavík sightseeing
12:15 Lunch
13:15-16:15 Whale watching tour
16:15-17:15 Geo Sea
17:15-18:15 Tjörnes peninsula & Kelduhverfi
18:15-19:00 Ásbyrgi Canyon. Dinner and overnight

Day 2 – Jökulsárgljúfur National Park – Mývatn
After breakfast, we take the road along Jökulsárgljúfur. While at the National Park we get an overview of Vesturdalur and Hljóðaklettar. We then continue to Dettifoss, which is considered as the most powerful waterfall in Europe. After exploring here, we head to Mývatn area, where several stops are planned.
Krafla area, a geothermal area where one of Iceland’s volcanoes is located (erupted several times between 1975 and 1984).
Hverir by Námafjall, an area of ever-changing hot springs.
Krafla and Námafjall are connected, on the same row of volcanism, linked to tectonic plates and Jarðböðin / Mývatn Nature baths. From here we go to the unique Grjótagjá, ensconced deep in the rocky rift formed by the two separating tectonic plates, and Dimmuborgir, an area of randomly strewn lava rocks and cliffs. We keep on (half) around lake Mývatn which gives us a chance to nice views of the landscape.
Skútustadagígar, craters that were formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. Now is time to leave Mývatn area and head to Reykjadalur and the waterfall Goðafoss.

08:30-09:45 From Kelduhverfi to Vesturdalur / Hljóðaklettar with overview
09:45-11:30 To Dettifoss w stop
11:30-12:40 To Krafla (Víti) w stop
12:40-13:10 Hverir w stop
13:10-14:30 Mývatn Nature baths, incl lunch
14:30-15:00 Grjótagjá w stop
15:00-16:00 Dimmuborgir w stop
16:00-17:00 Skútustaðagígar w stop
17:00-18:10 Reykjadalur / Goðafoss w stop
18:10 Goðafoss – Akureyri
18:45 Check in for flight 19:30 to Reykjavík.

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 48.500

In this 36 hours visit to East Iceland we would like to target on spirits, food and culture all over East Iceland. We will also get close to locals and experience pure and clean nature and wilderness.

Departure date and time: 4 October at 8:55
Departure location: Reykjavík Airport
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 20:25
Return location: Reykjavík Airport
Participants Min: 4
Participants Max: 20
What’s Included: All transport, full board, local guide, accommodation in single room at Álfheimar Country Hotel, museum
What to bring: The right spirit!
What to wear: Clothes and shoes for Icelandic autumn.

In this 36 hours visit to East Iceland we would like to target on spirits, food and culture all over East Iceland. We will also get close to locals and experience pure and clean nature and wilderness.

October 4th
Morning flight from Reykjavík towards Egilsstaðir where we hope you will have open view over our Glaciers and Highland. Pick up from the Airport and drive towards the new thermal bath VÖK and dive in for relaxing and enjoy their local food concept for lunch. After little touch of Vök bath we will enjoy the drive towards mountain road Vatnskarð on our way towards Borgarfjörður eystri where we will stay in Álfheimar (the home of the Elves) Country hotel next night. We will take a “city” walk in the small village of Bakkagerði and get to know a little more about the local living, elves, history and culture. We will get close to the kitchen and make together a little buffet from their local fish and lamb for the group. Icelandic music performance in the evening.

October 5th
After a breakfast buffet we will go way back the road 94 towards Egilsstaðir. Our next mission will be visiting the East fjords and look at their charming mountains and villages plus tasting their food offers, museums and culture. Will be in Egilsstaðir for the evening plane to Reykjavík.

3 October
Arrivals from Europe.

4 October
Morning flight from Reykjavík towards Egilsstaðir where we hope you will have open view over our Glaciers and Highland.

Pick up from the Airport and drive towards the new thermal bath VÖK and dive in for relaxing and enjoy their local food concept for lunch.

After little touch of Vök bath we will enjoy the drive towards mountain road Vatnskarð on our way towards Borgarfjörður eystri where we will stay in Álfheimar (the home of the Elves) Country hotel next night.

We will take a “city” walk in the small village of Bakkagerði and get to know a little more about the local living, elves, history and culture.

We will get close to the kitchen and make together a little buffet from their local fish and lamb for the group. Icelandic music performance in the evening.

5 October
After a breakfast buffet we will go way back the road 94 towards Egilsstaðir

Our next mission will be visiting the East fjords and look at their charming mountains and villages plus tasting their food offers, museums and culture.

We will be in Egilsstaðir for the evening plane to Reykjavík.

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 11.990

On this tour you will explore Vestmannaeyjar and all it has to offer. We will learn about geology and discover the island‘s rich history, activities, food and drinks.

Departure Date and Time: 4 October at 08:00
Departure Location: Keflavík
Comments: Please arrive 15 min before departure
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 18:00
Return Location: Keflavík
Participants Min: 10
Participants Max: 24
What’s Included: Private guide from day 1 to day 2 and accommodation for 1x night in Hotel Vestmannaeyjar or similar
What to bring: Warm clothing
What to wear: Warm clothing.

Included:

  • Private coach as per itinerary
  • Private guide from day 1 to day 2
  • Accommodation for 1x night in Hotel Vestmannaeyjar or similar, breakfast included
  • Entrance to museum/exhibition
  • Ferry to and from Westman islands
  • Activities
  • Guided tour around Vestmannaeyjar
  • 2x lunch
  • 1x dinner

Not included:

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted
  • Optional excursions, activities, museums or pre and post trips mentions here above
  • Unforeseen admission to nature sites is not included in the price
  • Any service not specifically listed under „included“

On this tour you‘ll experience all the great things that Vestmannaeyjar has to offer. Before we visit Vestmannaeyajr we‘ll stop in Hvolsvöllur town and visit the LAVA Centre, an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. It’s a perfect introduction to how natural volcanic and earthquake forces created Iceland – and continue to shape the island.

Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor. Take a 30-minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands, enjoying the view of volcanic islands and seabirds. Your destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westman Island archipelago. It is the only inhabited island. Life here is quite a bit different from the “mainland” Iceland, and you’ll discover some of the unique culture and history on a drive around the area.

We‘ll visit Eldheimar Museum. You’ll learn about the catastrophic 1973 eruption that covered many homes on Heimaey in lava and changed the residents’ lives forever. You’ll see where lava flowed over houses and where grass and moss now grow in among the lava. The volcanic flows also created an amazing time capsule; wandering through Eldheimar gives you a peek into Icelandic daily life in the early 1970s. We take a look at the beluga whale, Little White and Little Grey in their new sourroundings.

The next morning we‘ll enjoy a guided tour around Vestmannaeyjar both from land and sea before we head back to the mainland. On our way back we stop at Caves of Hella. Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella. Four of them have been open to the public. The caves are Iceland’s oldest still standing archaeological remains – with some believed to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings. From there we head back to our accommodation in Keflavik.

3 October
Arrivals from Europe

4 October – Day 1
08:00
Departure
10:30 Lava Centre
Lava is dedicated to Iceland‘s riveting volcanic activity and its frequent earthquakes. The centre feature an interactive educational exhibition revealing the science and aesthetics of Iceland‘s spectacular geological features. In the learning centre our experts will excite and educate its guests with earth-shattering tales of “Iceland on the Move.” The interactive exhibition will display a collection of artefacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century.
11:30 Lunch
13:15 Ferry to Vestmannaeyjar (Arrival 30 min before departure)
14:00 Ribsafari/Volcano ATV
15:15 Sea Life Trust – Beluga Whale Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is operated by the SEA LIFE Trust, a charity registered in England and Wales and CAF America approved. All money raised from ticket sales helps us to provide the best possible care for Little White and Little Grey, as well as the other animals we look after here at the Sanctuary. Their brand new Visitor Centre located in Vestmannaeyjar Harbour is now open and houses: The native species aquarium allows guests to get up close to the other animals that share the belugas’ new home. The Puffin Rescue Centre – learn all about these amazing birds that inhabit the Vestmannaeyjar islands and hear about how we, along with the islanders, are helping to protect them The story of the Sanctuary and its resident beluga whales – learn all about why Heimaey is home to the belugas through interactive displays and information.
16:30 Eldheimar
A volcano museum of remembrance in Westmannaeyjar The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland´s biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw their homes or any of their belongings ever again.
17:30 Check in at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
19:00 Dinner at Einsi Kaldi or similar. Overnight at Hotel Vestmannaeyjar.

5 October – Day 2
Breakfast – Check out
9:00 Guided coach tour around Westman islands
The island’s vast landscape has long been known. Sailing through the magnificent cliff walls and observing the entire bird life is one of the best experiences the island can give. The mind often reaches to the island life when humans were hunting for eggs and catching food, which was considered a good livelihood here along with the fish in the sea. There are great connections to nature in this trip and if you think about how young the island is and many rock formations when it came to being, then this is a truly unique gem and leaves a lot of
11:00 Ribsafari/Volcano ATV
12:30 Lunch at Gott/Pizzagerðin
14:30 Ferry to Landeyjahöfn
15:45 Caves of Hella
Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella. Four of them have been open to the public. All of them ancient – with some believed to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings. The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats. Mystery surrounds the caves and for centuries people have wondered:

  • Are the caves the handywork of the Celts?
  • Were the caves a place of ancient worship? Discover the secrets and experience and the magical Underworld of the South.

18:30 Expected arrival to your accommodation

Dates: 4 - 5 October
Price: ISK 6.990

On this tour we will explore an area which is marked by three lighthouses. An area that has a lot to offer but sadly is often passed by. We will taste amazing food and drinks, learn about the history and culture of the area and do some fun activities along the way.

Departure Date and Time: 4 October at 08:30
Departure Location: Keflavík
Comments: Please arrive 15 min before departure
Return Date and Time: 5 October at 17:00
Return Location: Keflavík
Participants Min: 10
Participants Max: 24
What’s Included: Food, activity, accommodation, entrances
What to bring: Warm clothing (layers), photo camera, hat
What to wear: Warm clothing (layers).

Included:

  • Private coach as per itinerary
  • Private guide from day to day 2
  • Accommodation for 1x night in Hotel South Coast or similar, breakfast included
  • Entrance to museum/exhibition
  • Activities tours
  • 2x lunch
  • 1x dinner

Not included:

  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted
  • Optional excursions, activities, museums or pre and post trips mentions here above
  • Unforeseen admission to nature sites is not included in the price
  • Any service not specifically listed under „included“

3 October
Arrivals from Europe

4 October – Day 1
08:30 Departure
09:30 Strandakirkja og Selvogsviti (Gate to South Iceland)
10:30 Black Beach Tour
12:30 Lunch at Hendur í Höfn
Welcome to our restaurant and culture house, Hendur i Höfn. We emphasis on sustainability and make everything from scratch from best ingredients available our local suppliers. We offer fresh and quality ingredients and make our courses with love and passion, just as you like it.
14:00 Húsið Eyrarbakki
Húsið (The House) at Eyrarbakki is one of Iceland’s oldest buildings, built in 1765 when Danish merchants were allowed to overwinter in Iceland for the first time. Merchant families lived in the House for almost two centuries and over that period the House was the centre for art and European culture in Iceland; fashion, music an literature spreading from there throughout the country. Eyrarbakki village was at that time one of the largest harbours and trading places in the country, serving farmers along the coastline from the extreme west to the extreme east.
14:45 Bakkastofa
Bakkastofa hosts, Ásta and Valgeir suggest an unforgettable visit including their Saga Music and Storytelling program. We tailor each visit according to guests wishes.
16:30 Ölverk Brewery
The motivation behind Ölverk lies in our passion for premium wood fired pizza and fine Icelandic craft beer. Ölverk’s own unique in house brewery is powered by geothermal energy, only beer in the world brewed with geothermal energy. A truly local beer.
18:00 Check in at Hotel South Coast
Hotel South Coast is located next to the new city centre of Selfoss in south Iceland only 96 km from the Keflavik international airport and 58 km from Reykjavik City. Hotel South Coast is the perfect choice for the wondering traveller. As most of Iceland spectacular nature is located in South Iceland then Hotel South Coast becomes the ideal base for your travels. We offer 72 rooms including 7 superior rooms and 8 with wheel chair access.
19:00 Dinner at Fjöruborðið or similar
At the seashore the giant langoustine makes appointments with mermaids and landlubbers. He waves his large claws, attracting the desire to be in the company of starfish and lumpfish. The village´s corrugated iron houses, located just above its harbour, smack of ocean fragrance and seahorses. The village is named Stokkseyri and it sits just sixty thousand meters from Iceland’s capital, with a view of volcanoes, the ocean and endless hayfields. Under the stars, an even more important journey takes place – across salivating tongues, beautiful stomachs and joyful minds.
21:00 Expected arrival back to your accommodation
Overnight at Hotel South Coast

5 October – Day 2
Breakfast – Check out
9:00 Hespa
Hespa is plant dyed Icelandic wool according to the old Icelandic traditions. The name Hespa applyes to the yarn but Hespuhúsið is the open plant dyeing studio. The studio is open on request at any time. Guests are welcome to look into the dye pots and get information about the plant dyeing tradition in Iceland.
10:00 Kayak tours
Kayaking in Iceland is an experience that will not be forgotten. We are very concerned about the safety of our customers. We are the only kayak rental in the country that uses only so called “sit-on-top” kayaks, which are the safest kayaks available and have become very popular over the past years in USA and other countries. They are also used by rescue teams in some countries. Our kayak fleet can take up to 50 persons in one tour. We offer various possibilities in tours for groups, families and individuals.
12:30 Lunch – Rauðahúsið or similar
14:00 Raufarhóllshellir – Lavatunnel
Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breath-taking.
17:00 Expected arrival to your accommodation

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