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Mountain High

12 day coach and walking tour

What's included: 11 nights, return flights and lots of sights!

Enjoy Iceland at your fingertips with this 11 night break which includes walking tours, national parks and other great sightseeing opportunities.

This Iceland walking tour includes an average of three hours walking a day in some of the most beautiful parts of Iceland and with some longer hikes on a couple of days. Highlights include visiting three National Parks Þingvellir, Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur, the wonders of Landmannalaugar and Lake Mývatn, for its latitude the most fertile area in the world. There are waterfalls including the awesome Dettifoss, the most powerful in Europe. The tour includes, weather permitting, a 3 hour whale watching cruise sailing from Húsavík.

Lots to see but little to carry, as the tour bus will convey your luggage. Accommodation is provided in hotels with private facilities. 

What's included:

  • Return flights from UK airport to Iceland
  • Return airport transfers from Reykjavik airport to city centre hotel and back again on departure day
  • 11 nights hotel including breakfast at different locations. (Hotels will be confirmed on booking)
  • Coach and walking tours around the following sights: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Skaftafell National Park, Lake Myvatn and Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Boat trip to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
  • A full day hiking in the  Eastern mountains
  • Whale watching tour

Flight depart times:

For schedules see our main web site using a desktop device. (Subject to change and availability)

What you'll do

Day 1:

Fly in from your chosen UK airport and land safely at Keflavik.

Get collected from the airport and transferred to your Reykjavik hotel

Take the afternoon to explore the capital and enjoy some tasty Icelandic food for dinner

Stay overnight at your Reykjavik hotel

Day 2:

The coach will pick you up for your first day from your hotel in Reykjavik. You will then drive towards the famous Geysir and the Queen of Iceland´s waterfalls, Gullfoss. We then travel along the south coast which is overlooked by mountainous cliffs and magnificent waterfalls.

Stay overnight near Skaftafell National Park.

Day 3:

The whole day is spent hiking through the Skaftafell National Park.

Stay overnight near Skaftafell National Park.

Day 4:

We drive south of Vatnajökull, Europe´s largest glacier which dominates the landscape with its glacial tongues. Next, amongst the icebergs, enjoy a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. We then continue through the beautiful Eastern fjords.

Stay overnight in Egilsstaðir.

Day 5:

A full day hiking in the beautiful Eastern mountains.

Stay overnight in Egilsstaðir.

Day 6:

Today we walk up to Hengifoss, one of Iceland's highest waterfalls. In the very remote area in the highlands of Iceland we visit Sænautasel, an old farm that was the main model for the setting of the novel: Independent People by Nobel Prize Winner Halldór Kiljan Laxness. We continue to Möðrudalur, a farm that has been inhabited from the early Icelandic settlers through to the present day. We travel through desert landscape before reaching our accommodation for the next three nights in the Mývatn area.

Stay overnight in Myvatn

Day 7:

We start the day, with a 3 hour whale watching cruise, weather permitting, from the picturesque village of Húsavík. A short drive to Lake Mývatn, a unique area that features strange lava formations, attractive bays, pseudo craters and prolific bird life. We stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir ending with a walk to the rim of the ash crater Hverfjall. We relax in Mývatns Nature Baths, before we head back to our accommodation.

Stay overnight in Myvatn

Day 8:

We visit Hljóðaklettar with its strange formations and the magnificent and puzzling canyon Ásbyrgi, said to be a hoof print of the eight legged horse of the ancient God Óðinn. We walk along the west bank of the mighty Jökulsá river where we see Europe´s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Stay overnight in Myvatn

Day 9:

We visit Goðafoss waterfall and on our way south across the highland desert we travel either the Sprengisandur or Kjölur route, with its views of the distant ice-caps. This area became shrouded in mystery and folktales of ghosts, giants and outlaws and is today one of Europe's last wilderness. 

Stay overnight in Rangárvallasýsla.

Day 10:

The entire day is spent hiking in the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar, a jewel in the Icelandic landscapes. The surroundings rhyolite mountains have the feel of another planet, ranging in colours from beige to red and from blue to black. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a bathe in a pool of warm spring water. 

Stay overnight in Rangárvallasýsla.

Day 11:

Today we visit the historic sites of the first Icelandic Parliament at Þingvellir National Park where we enjoy the last walks of our tour before returning to Reykjavík.

Stay overnight in Reykjavik

Day 12:

Get collected from your hotel and taken back to Keflavik airport

Fly back to the UK

It is possible to add a Blue Lagoon tour to the morning of Day 12 at an extra cost.

  • Adults in Double or Twin Rooms

    10 Nights
    Prices from£2499.00each
  • Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms

    10 Nights
    Prices from£2999.00each
  • Children Sharing with Parents

    10 Nights
    Prices from£1499.00each
  • Infants Sharing with Parents

    10 Nights
    Prices from£200.00each

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