Experience 4-Day Iceland Journey into the Glacier Tour, the magic of Langjokull Ice Cave, the world’s first and biggest man-made ice cap! Get the most out of your time in Iceland by taking this 4-day Ring Road tour, which takes you to the most notable attractions. To get a better idea of what to expect from the tour, here are some examples: Included activities include a whale-watching tour and a glacial hike, and a visit to a thermal bath.
- See the stunning blue ice found at the heart of Langjokull Glacier
- Traverse the incredible landscape of an ice cap glacier
- Visit the most powerful hot spring in Europe
- Small-group tour means more attention from your guide
- Stay connected while you drive with onboard Wi-Fi
- Hotels, daily breakfast, and activities are included
Day 1: South Coast of Iceland
The tour starts with a complimentary pickup service in Reykjavík.
World´s famous waterfall that can be fully encircled. It has a 60 meters (200ft) high drop of water and is located underneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano.
So called „Secret waterfall“ which is about 40 meters high. It falls between the narrow gorge which closes off the waterfall so you need to walk a short distance to see this mysterious waterfall.
Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls, and visitors can walk right up to it because the land below it is flat. It’s possible to ascend Skógafoss via a trail that leads to almost 500 steps, and the view from the top is truly breathtaking.
The awe-inspiring black sand beach Black sand beaches and enormous hexagonal basalt columns and rock stacks tower over the landscape at Reynisfjara, creating a stunning view. There is a black beach according to National Geographic. In the world’s top 10 non-tropical beaches, Reynisfjara is one of the best.
Vik, a lovely seaside town on the south coast, offers a stunning view of Black Beach. Reynisdrangar cliffs can be seen clearly from the village, which is situated in an area of dramatic coastline. You’ll find a fairytale-like church perched atop a small hill in this area. This is a great spot to recharge your batteries for a short time.
Lava fields formed during the largest lava flow in human history. Laki Volcano’s eruption lasted nearly two years (1783 and 1784). Because of this, there was a complete blanket of volcanic ash over the British Isles for the entire summer (Sand-Summer), and some believe that hunger caused by this event sparked the Revolution in France.
Skaftafell National Park
However, Skaftafell National Park’s Vatnajökull glacier will be the highlight of the day. There are only a handful of places in the world where you can spend an hour and a half hiking on the ice cap in the summer (April-October; 3 hours total with safety introduction). The breathtaking views from the top of a glacier will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Day 2: Glacier Lagoon and East Fjords
A visit to the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon, which many consider Iceland’s most beautiful spot, will kick off your exploration of Iceland’s incredible East Coast on day two. Super jeeps and amphibious boats are available year-round to explore the Blue Ice Cave in the winter months (November-March) and the floating icebergs in the summer months (May-October).
Mount Stokknes stands proudly at the end of Stokknes peninsula. Southern sand dunes offer some of the best views of the 4,544-foot-tall Vestrahorn. With calm, shallow waters covering the dunes, it is also possible to capture the perspective of the peaks reflected in the water. With this view, photography enthusiasts of all skill levels can’t be disappointed.
Long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks contrast with fertile farmlands on the east coast of Norway. There are picture-perfect fishing villages in the region thanks to the natural harbors, and the region’s seemingly endless highways provide stunning views of steep mountains rising behind the houses.
Djupivogur, a small town in the fjord of Berufjordur, is one of the places we visited. Since the 16th century, this picturesque fishing village has been at the center of a thriving trade network. Langabud, an old trading station built in 1790, is one of the port buildings that still retains the spirit of the place today, even though it is now used only by fishermen.
Many tourists and locals in Iceland have never heard of these hidden gems. Studlagil Canyon, a natural wonder of Iceland, can be found in the remote Jokuldalur (Glacier Valley), just a few minutes’ drive from the main road. This is one of Iceland’s newest tourist attractions, having only recently been discovered and added to the country’s travel itinerary. Please be aware that this location is only accessible from April through October.
On the shore of Lagarfljot Lake, East Iceland’s capital city. Lagarfljótsormurinn (the Lagarfljot Lake Serpent) first appeared in the 14th century, and locals believe that a monster inhabits the lake. This monster has been seen several times since then. As a precaution, be aware that he is renowned for wreaking havoc on the local farmland, hunting people, and even shooting poison at random.
Even while searching for the monster, it’s worth taking a moment to admire the water’s milky white grayish color. It isn’t just the beautiful Lake Urridavatn that we visit on our way to Vök Geothermal Floating pools. Relax and take in the view of the untouched landscape from the comfort of your own poolside cabana. From deep beneath the lake, warm water flows into the lake’s pools.
Day 3: Lake Mývatn and Waterfalls
Incredible geothermal areas, stunning volcanoes, and an abundance of bird species are just some of the wonders to be found here. Dimmuborgir, a dark rocky fortress with stunning geology, a hot spring cave called Grjótagjá, an ancient bathing spot, and the Krafla power plant are all included in this tour.
Europe’s most powerful waterfall, the magnificent Dettifoss, can be found in Iceland. Before returning to the bus, we’ll take you on a short hike to see Selfoss, another impressive waterfall. Please be aware that the only time you can visit either of these waterfalls is from April to October.
Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
Take a deep plunge into silky, blue waters reach in minerals, that will make your skin smooth and relaxed. Simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings of lake Mývatn – the fourth largest lake in the country
The last stop on this exciting route is Godafoss – the waterfall of Gods.
Day 4: Whale watching and North Coast
The day begins in Akureyri, the North’s capital city. This tiny outpost is nestled in a breathtaking fjord. At the heart of the city is Akureyri church, which is located on a hill overlooking the harbor and serves as a great vantage point for tourists.
Later in the day, head to Dalvik in the north of Iceland for a 3-hour whale-watching boat tour. This area of Iceland has excellent chances of seeing these enormous mammals playing in the water.
Hvítserkur is a unique formation and a great place for photos
Kolugljufur Canyon with spectacular waterfall (accessible only from April to October).
Here we end our 4-Day Iceland Journey into the Glacier Tour.
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Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com