Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its inspirational natural beauty and diverse geological wonders, it is a photographer’s dream and an ideal destination for all aspiring geographers.
Visit varied volcanic landscapes such as Hekla (the country’s most active volcano) and Eyjafjallajokull, which infamously erupted in 2010. See many spectacular waterfalls, walk between Europe and North American tectonic plates at the World Heritage Site of Pingvellir or relax in some of the beautiful geothermal pools located around the country.
The capital city of Reykjavik is a great base to start, and with frequent flights at around 2½ to 3 hours in duration – it’s closer than you think!
The Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral rich geothermal water in the middle of a black field – a must experience and an ideal start or end to your visit.
A typical 5 day itinerary:
Early morning flight and arrival in Keflavik. Private transfer via the Blue Lagoon for the swim of a lifetime. Short introductory tour of Reykjavik and an evening excursion to see the Northern Lights.
Golden Circle day which includes visits to Hellisheioi Geothermal Plant, Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), Strokkur (Geysir that spouts up to 30m) and Pingvellir.
South Shore excursion where you will have frequent views of Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull, stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss and have a guided hike on the glacier Solheimajokull.
Drive to Bakkafjara Pier to catch the ferry to the Westman Islands. Have a sightseeing tour of Heimaey Island, where Eldfell erupted in 1973. See the result of that eruption before returning back in the evening.
Depart back to the UK
Visits and Excursions
Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.