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 Iceland and Greenland before the Vestnorden event. The Faroe Islands will offer this year’s Post-Tour.

For 2021, we offer several Pre-Tours in Iceland before Vestnorden begins.

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 432

This tour gives you an idea of what the area has to offer. An introduction to some of the activities available as well as showing you the region around Ísafjörður. A very short stop that gives you a tiny taste of what the Westfjords and Vestfjarðaleiðin is all about.

Departure Date and Time: 3 October 
Flight leaves Reykjavik in the morning
Return Date and Time: 4 October
When flight returns from Ísafjörður in the afternoon
Departure Location: Reykjavík Airport
Return Location: Reykjavík Airport
Participants Min: 4
Participants Max: 12
What’s Included: Boat trip with light snack, guided tour around the region, light snack, dinner, breakfast and lunch pack, accommodation.
What to bring: Yourself, your happy mood, swimsuit and a towel.
What to wear: Warm clothing, good boots and a waterproof jacket. Be dressed for the Icelandic autumn.

Experience some of the highlights of the Westfjords on this quick stopover in Ísafjörður.

Join us on a boat trip around Ísafjarðardjúp, where light refreshments in the form of local delicacies will be served while we try our luck with spotting some whales and other wildlife along the way.

After our boat trip we learn all about Harðfiskur (dried fish), how it is made and what it means to Icelandic people. We spend the night in Önundarfjörður, one of many beautiful fjords around. Holt beach is one of Önundarfjörður jewels, a tropical yet an arctic beach where the brave hearted can go for a dip before warming up in one of the hot tubs around the region. Who knows, maybe the majestic northern lights will even grant us with their appearance at night.

The following day we drive over to Dynjandi waterfall, the king of all waterfalls. After a short walk up to the thundering cascade of water spilling over the mountain edge above, we jump back in the car for a bit of sightseeing around the region. In the afternoon you have an option to either roam around the streets of Ísafjörður, to take it all in and get to know the local atmosphere, or to become an active outdoor traveller and add an activity at your own choice before flying back to Reykjavík.

This tour gives you an idea of what the area has to offer. An introduction to some of the activities available as well as showing you the region around Ísafjörður. A very short stop that gives you a tiny taste of what the Westfjords and Vestfjarðaleiðin is all about.

3 October
Flight to Ísafjörður
Boat ride with Borea Adventures
Learn all about Harðfiskur (dried fish) 
Dinner and accommodation in Önundarfjörður

4 October
Sightseeing around the northern part of the Westfjords
Visit Dynjandi waterfall
Free time in downtown Ísafjörður before flight back to Reykjavík (option to add outdoor activities at your own choice, f.ex. kayaking, biking or hiking).

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 172

This tour takes you to the Westfjords of Iceland, a magnificent area with its steep cliffs, deep fjords, high mountains and white sandy beaches. Not to mention the Northern Lights in the winter, which are the brightest in Iceland and have guided the fishermen for centuries in times of winter darkness, together with the bright shining moonlight. You will certainly experience a unique adventure. You will be taken on a surprising adventure on a 4×4 Super-Jeep.

Departure Date and Time: 3 October 
Flight leaves Reykjavik in the morning
Return Date and Time: 4 October
Departure Location:Norlandair terminal in Reykjavík
Return Location:Norlandair terminal in Reykjavík
Participants Min: 2
Participants Max: 5
What’s Included: Local guidance in English, transportations in the Westfjords, accommodation for one night with breakfast, two course dinner, lunch package, entrance fee to the Monster Museum and a seal watching tour.
What to bring:  Warm outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. Don‘t forget your bathing suits and the camera.
What to wear: 
Warm clothing, good boots and a Waterproof jacket.

This tour takes you to the Westfjords of Iceland, a magnificent area with its steep cliffs, deep fjords, high mountains and white sandy beaches. Not to mention the Northern Lights in the winter, which are the brightest in Iceland and have guided the fishermen for centuries in times of winter darkness, together with the bright shining moonlight. You will certainly experience a unique adventure. You will be taken on a surprising adventure on a 4×4 Super-Jeep.

Rauðasandur is one of the most spectacular sites of Iceland, surrounded by magnificent landscape; red coloured sand in beautiful settings of black cliffs and the blue Atlantic Ocean. Our local guide will take you by a tractor carriage to a seal colony where harbour seals are often seen at a close range. More than 100 seals take advantage of the sun and sand at Rauðasandur, sunbathing and resting on the beach. In early summer, seal-mothers lie on the sand with their young. Later in the summer, you can watch as the pups take their first steps to adulthood. The stillness and pristine beauty of Rauðasandur is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets.
A short drive to Patreksfjörður with some nice stops on the way. In Patreksfjörður we will find your accommodation and invite you to a two course dinner. In the evening we will take you to a relaxing and comfortable geothermal spring. The Icelandic tradition of bathing in a hot geothermal springs is a local natural wonder.
After having breakfast the great waterfall Dynjandi, awaits you. Dynjandi is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords, about 100 meters high and up to 60 meters wide. A hiking path leads up to the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing visitors to come close enough to touch the water as it tumbles down into the depths. You will get a time to enjoy the amazing energy of the area and explore the waterfall on your own.

Despite the isolation the nearby village Bíldudalur is vivid, with a high level of cultural life such as The Sea Monster Museum, witch demonstrates tales of sea monsters that played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. After a visit to the Sea Monster Museum we will head straight to the airport of Bíldudalur for a 35 minutes flight back to Reykjavík.

3 October
Flight to Bíldudalur
Road trip over to Rauðasandur beach
A tractor ride to attempt to find a seal colony
Dinner and accommodation in Patreksfjörður

4 October
Breakfast at hotel
Explore Arnarfjörður on our way to Dynjandi waterfall
Flight back to Reykjavík

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 136

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: 3 October at 8:00
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 18:30
Departure Location: Reykjanesbær
Comments: Pick up from Hotels in Reykjanesbær between 8:00-8:30
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.

3 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
19:00 Húsafell Canyon Baths

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Varmaland

4 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: 2 - 4 October
Price: EUR 222

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: 2 October at 17:00
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 21:00
Departure Location: Reykjanesbær
Comments: Pick up from airport and other locations in Reykjanesbær at 17:00-17:30
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.

2 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

3 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

4 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
            Dinner at B59 Hotel
18:00 Drive to Reykjanesbær
20:00 Drop off in Reykjanesbær

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 265

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

2 October – Day 0
Arrivals from Europe

3 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

4 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: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 233

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: 3 October at 8:55
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 20:15
Departure Location: Reykjavík Airport 
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 – Húsavík
18:45 Check in for flight 19:30 to Reykjavík.

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 276

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: 3 October at 8:55
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 20:25
Departure location: Reykjavík Airport
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.

3 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.

4 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. Will be in Egilsstaðir for the evening plane to Reykjavík.

2 October
Arrivals from Europe.

3 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.

4 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: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 143

Fly over Iceland and get to know Austurlands most popular places and secrets.

 

Departure Date and Time: 3 October at 8:55. Check in at 08:10
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 14:15
Departure Location: Reykjavík Airport 
Return Location: Reykjavík Airport 
Participants Min: 4
Participants Max: 10 
What’s Included:
Flight to the region 
Fully guided tour 
Lunch bags for hiking
Entrance for VÖK baths and refreshments
Dinner at Randulffs sea-house
Accommodation in cabins at Mjóeyri with private facilities.  SGL and DBL availability.
Breakfast

Entrance fee and light lunch at the Wilderness Center
What to bring: What you need for a one night get away
What to wear: Warm clothes according to weather, hiking shoes, Swim gear 

Tour description
Destination *Austurland welcomes you all year round, characterized by small villages, dramatic coastlines, narrow fjords, broad valleys, rugged highlands, steep mountains and more waterfalls than one can count. *Austurland is known for its creativity, local cuisine, cultural complexion and friendly spirit.

3 October
You fly from the capital Reykjavík, and you land in Egilsstaðir, the regional airport for Austurland, almost situated in the middle of a grassy field.  Once you exit the airport, we are ready to drive with you to Stuðlagil Canyon, one of Austurlands most visited places.  The drive takes about an hour, and the round trip hike about 3 hours. Quite an easy hike, but prepare yourself for a sample of all weather conditions. 

After a nice hike, we drive back to Egilsstaðir.  Vök Baths is our next destination where you can fully immerse yourself in the country’s first series of floating geothermal pools on the beautiful Lake Urriðavatn. Additionally, there are two on-shore hot pools, an outdoor pool bar as well as a steam bath and cold tunnel equipped with a mist shower inside. Before we drive to the fjords appetizers will be served at Vök Bistro along with Vökvi and Vaka beers specially brewed using the hot water from Lake Urriðavatn. Vökvi is the Icelandic word for ‘liquid’. It’s a delicious 4,5% Blond Kellerbier made partially from locally grown barley from Vallanes. Vaka is a 4,5% Session IPA, dry hopped with locally grown Lemon Balm from Vallanes. It’s name comes from the plural for Vök, Vakir. Fully embrace the geothermal power of Iceland at our Tea bar and sample our selection of tisanes (teas) made from locally sourced herbs and brewed with hot spring water from the lake.

Dinner will be served at the restaurant in Randulffs sea-house, a beautifully preserved shore building. Today this fine old house preserves both many artefacts and a lingering atmosphere from the days when the establishment of a herring fishery led to the first real growth of the fiord towns of East Iceland in the late 19th and early 20th century. The accommodation is in Eskifjörður, in cabins at the uniquely situated peninsula Mjoeyri, with a view over the fjord and the mountain Hólmatindur.

In Mjoeyri, you have the opportunity to dip yourself in a hot tub boat, either before you go to sleep, possibly with northern lights over your heads, or early in the morning, watching the dawn.

4 October
After breakfast, we drive to the Wilderness Center, an authentic and peaceful hideaway located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s most extensive wilderness. Experience a visually stunning exhibition where you can walk into the adventures of the Icelandic wilderness and be touched by the dramatic struggle between the forces of nature and the Icelander´s fight to survive.  At the Wilderness Center you will get light refreshments before heading back to Egilsstaðir, checking in for your flight at 12:30, flying to Reykavík at 13:15.

Where we will stop:

  • Rjúkandi Waterfall
  • Stuðlagil Canyon
  • Vök Baths
  • Randulffs sea-house
  • Mjoeyri cabins
  • Wilderness center

What you will see along away (weather permitting):

  • Icelandic Highlands from the plane
  • Glacier river Canyon
  • Lagarfljót lake
  • Bleiksárfoss Waterfall
  • Hólmanes Peninsula
  • Hólmatindur Mountain
  • Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Hallormsstaður Forest

Schedule 

3 October
08:55
Flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir 
09:55 Meet your guide 
10:00-11:15 Drive to Stuðlagil Canyon with a short stop at Rjúkandi Waterfall
11:15-14:15 Round trip hike to Stuðlagil. Healthy packed lunch from Vök Baths included.
14:15 – 15:15 Drive to Vök Baths 
15:15 – 17:45 Vök Baths geothermal nature bath, appetizers along with a taste of their beers Vökvi and Vaka 
17:45-18:45 Drive to Eskifjörður.
19:00-21:00 Dinner at Randulffs sea-house
21:00 –           Mjoeyri cabins overnight

4 October
07:30 – 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 – 10:00 Drive to Wilderness Center
10:00 – 11:30 Wilderness Center exhibition and refreshments

11:30-12:30 Drive to the airport 

13:15-14:15 Flight to Reykjavik

 

Please note that the schedule may wary due to weather conditions. 

Dates: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 185

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: 3 October at 08:00
Departure Location: Keflavík
Comments: Please arrive 15 min before departure
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 18:30
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“

2 October
Arrivals from Europe

3 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 center 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 artifacts, films and graphics from various volcanic eruptions that have occurred in the past century.
11:30  Lunch
12:45  Landeyjarhöfn harbor / Herjólfur
13:15  Departure to Vestmannaeyjar
14:00  Ribsafari / Volcano ATVI
Experience activity in Westman islands
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 Vestmannaeyjar
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.

4 October – Day 2
8:00 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 memories.
The history of the islands is very rich and exploring the island also on land and going over the most popular places then you get all the best from Heimaey. A guide from the Westman Islands readily tells the facts and mixes with stories of the people who live or live here.
11:00  Ribsafari/Volcano ATV
12:30  Lunch at Gott
14:00  Herjólfur ferru
14:30  Departure 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: 3 - 4 October
Price: EUR 128

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: 3 October at 08:30
Departure Location: Keflavík
Comments: Please arrive 15 min before departure
Return Date and Time: 4 October at 18:30
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“

2 October
Arrivals from Europe

3 October – Day 1 – Lighthouse trail

08:30 Departure
09:30 Strandakirkja og Selvogsviti (Gate to South Iceland)
The area marks the begning of South Iceland‘s teritory.
10:30 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 breathtaking.
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 center 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 Ölvisholt Brewery
Ölvisholt is a microbrewery located at an old dairy farm in south Iceland. It was founded in the year 2007 by two neighboring farmers who had a true passion for beer. This passion is the not-so-secret ingredient in all the beers Ölvisholt brews today.
18:00 Check in at Hotel South Coast
Hotel South Coast is located next to the new city center 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 traveler. 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 Icelands 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

4 October – Day 2 – Golden Circle surroundings
8:00 Breakfast – Check out
8:30 Departure from accommodation
8:45 Urriðafoss waterfall
Urriðafoss is a waterfall in Þjórsá River. Þjórsá is Iceland’s longest river, 230 km, and Urriðafoss is the most voluminous waterfall in the country. This mighty river drops down (360 m3/sec) by the edge of Þjórsárhraun lava field in beautiful and serene surroundings. Þjórsárhraun lava field is the result of the greatest lava flow on earth since the Ice Age.
9:30 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.
11:30 Farmers Bistro
Flúðasveppir is the only mushroom farm in Iceland, located in Flúðir and is in the middle of the Golden Circle. It is also one of the biggest horticulture farm in Iceland called Flúða- Jörfi. In their restaurant Farmers Bistro, which is located at the mushroom farm, they present the fascinating world of the mushroom and horticulture farm.
13:45 The Cave People
Explore how the cave people lived in the wild nature of Iceland fewer than 100 years ago. The Caves have been rebuilt to look exactly like they did when the last Cave People in Iceland lived there only a century ago. The cave, located in unspoiled nature and are truly a magnificent place to visit.
14:45 Fontana Geothermal Bakery & Baths
Guests will experience the geothermal bakery first hand and see as they dig out a pot of fresh bread from the hot black sand. Guests are offered to taste the bread, served hot from the ground with Icelandic butter. This is something you should not miss!
Afterwards you‘ll enjoy a unique experience of the healing powers of the geothermal springs. Soak in a natural pool, listen to the bubbling hot spring in the steam rooms, or for the venturesome, take a dip in the refreshing lake.
18:30 Expected arrival to your accommodation

Dates: 28 September - 03 October
Price: EUR 470 / DKK 3500

During this tour you will have the opportunity to explore, as an exclusivity, not just one region but three. You will discover the Arctic Circle Region, North Greenland as well as the Capital Region.

Departure Date and Time: 28 September
Departure Location: Copenhagen
Return Date and Time: 3 October 
Return Location: Keflavík
Participants Min: 6
Participants Max: 10
What’s Included: International flights Denmark (Copenhagen) – Greenland – Iceland (Keflavik). All domestic flights, accommodations, meals, transfers and excursions.
What to bring:Your good mood and pioneering spirit. We will provide the adventures. On the practical side, an information packet will be provided to the selected participants with a detailed packing list.
What to wear: Layers! You are travelling in the Arctic, always expect the unexpected.

During this tour you will have the opportunity to explore, as an exclusivity, not just one region but three. You will discover the Arctic Circle Region, North Greenland as well as the Capital Region.

With the mouth of the fjord sitting on the far western horizon and the ice cap knocking at the door, all roads lead to the backcountry, welcome to Kangerlussuaq and Destination Arctic Circle. Hop on a 4WD outside the airport and take there is a dirt road that will bring you to one of the most fascinating human-powered adventures available in the area, the Greenland Ice Cap. 

After your Arctic Circle experiences, head towards Greenland´s tourism magnet, Ilulissat and the little gem of a settlement, Ilimanaq. Located south of Ilulissat ice fjord and with approx. 50 inhabitants, Ilimanaq offers country houses in strong colors, historic colonial buildings and unspoiled nature. Ilimanaq is a traditional Greenlandic village where the main industries are still hunting and fishing. 

Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, is a city of vitality, the centre of modern Greenland, however this colourful capital remains rooted in its history and traditions. The immense nature at the door steps of any home in the city helps keep the adventure spirit strong and the connection to nature deep. 

28 September
Arrival in Kangerlussuaq, Day Program with Albatros Arctic circle including a trip to the Icecap.
Dinner with local products at Roklubben
Overnight at Hotel Kangerlussuaq

29 September
Kangerlussuaq sightseeing and Tundra trip
Light lunch before your departure towards new adventures
Departure for Ilulissat at 1.P.M
Arrival Ilulissat 2. P.M Check in at the new Best Western hotel
Day Program with Arctic friend, Kayaking or stand-up paddle among the icebergs followed by their Panorama spa and ice pool
Dinner at Hotel Icefjord
Northern lights hunting bus tour
Overnight in the new hotel Ilulissat

30 September
Check in at hotel Arctic
Sermermiut Walk , and visit the new Icefjord Center
Day Tour to the settlement Ilimanaq, Guided tour, whale safari on the way back to Ilulissat With Diskoline Explorer
Late Dinner at Hotel Arctic

1.Oktober
Flight to Nuuk 2.PM
Arrival Nuuk 4.PM Pick up by Greenland escapes, Bus Tour around Nuuk
Check in at the new hotel Aurora
Dinner at Killut

2 Oktober
Check in at hotel Hans Egede
RIB Boat Tour with Greenland Explorer in Nuuk fjord
Flightseeing above Nuuk with Air Greenland
Dinner at sarfalik

3 Oktober
Cultural experiences including Art and national museums
Check-in for your flight to Keflavik

NB: A detailed itinerary will be provided to selected participants. Visit Greenland reserves the right to select the buyers who will be the best fit for this program, the regions visited and its tourism development plans.

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Vestnorden
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Vestnorden 2021
Host Organization
Vestnorden 2021
Project Management
Vestnorden 2021
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Vestnorden is the annual travel trade show for tourism in the
West Nordic region featuring Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

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