Discover Iceland in 15 day Super truck tour around the Island.
Arriving at Keflavík international airport, you get a private transfer into Reykjavík.
After checking in you are free to spend the rest of the day walking through the city, enjoying the local cafe's as well as museums and shops.
In the evening have dinner at one of Reykjavík's fine restaurants or exploring the city´s nightlife.
Spend the night in Reykjavík. Optional: A visit to the Blue Lagoon..
The first day of the tour starts with a visit to the Parliamentary Plains (Þingvellir), where the Icelanders founded their common parliament AD 930.
A short stroll through the fault Almannagjá brings you closer to the atmosphere of the area.
The interior road Kaldidalur introduces the barren landscapes between the glaciers before a lunch break is enjoyed in the birch woods of Húsafell.
The unique Lava Waterfalls are nearby. They are on your itinerary before you visit the biggest, boiling hot spring of Europe, Deildartunguhver.
Then continue to the small town Borgarnes for a short break and onward to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you might be lucky enough to see seals basking or swimming close to the coast.
Today the tour continues around the peninsula and its magnificent volcano/glacier Snæfellsjokull, which became world known in Jules Verne’s Novel “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
A short visit is paid to the photogenic rural church at Buðir before before proceeding to the nearby hamlet Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives you access to the rich bird life and other wonders of nature.
From there the path continues through a moss covered lava field to Hellnar.
Then it‘s through crater landscapes related to the central volcano Snæfellsjökull to Djúpalónssandur, where you can enjoy a short stroll on the basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations.
Three fishing hamlets on the northern side of the peninsula are visited before crossing over the mountain pass Fróðarheiði to your accommodation.
After an early departure you head for the town Stykkishólmur to board the ferry for the crossing of the Breiðafjörður Bay.
The trip takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes. The main goal of the day is Iceland’s and Europe’s Westernmost point, Látrabjarg, where we are going out enjoy seeing thousands of individuals of different bird species inhabiting this 14 km (9 miles) long and sheer cliff protruding 400 m. (1,320 feet) out of the sea.
The puffins are the most prominent birds, like small clowns, curiously watching the visitors. When the sea is calm, seals are sometimes spotted below.
On the way back you can visit the Folk Museum Hnjótur.
After a long day it only remains to head straight for the next accommodation.
After breakfast the mountain roads and Waterfall Dynjandi of the Westfjords await you.
You pass through ice age carved mountain moorlands with lakes and streams and narrow stripes of lowland between the mountains and the bays.
After covering a short stretch of the road back to Flókalundur for a lunch break, the tour continues along the Southern side of the Westfjords, which are among the most sparsely populated parts of the country.
Driving along, one fjord after another opens up ever changing new perspectives and a number of abandoned farms and some, where the farmers are still struggling.
This is an area, where people either adapt or abandon.
Then the moorlands Þorskafjarðarheiði and Steingrimsfjarðarheiði have to be crossed before the remote Strandir Area is reached for an overnight at Laugahóll.
Today you head as far North as the road will take you. Seals are often spotted basking on the cliffs and skerry's off the coast at the early hours. Its abandoned farms and fish processing factories stand as reminders of earlier prosperity based on the rich fishing grounds off the coast.
After a few refreshing strolls and perhaps a relaxing swim in the Krossnes pool only a stone’s throw a way from the Arctic Ocean, you head back to Laugarhóll.
The goal of the day is North Iceland. Along the way to Brú, parts of the coastline are covered with driftwood, especially the differently small and black sandy beaches.
From Brú at the end of the Hrútafjörður Bay, the tour continues to Skagafjörður with a short detour to the beautiful Kolugljúfur canyon.
In the late afternoon or early evening Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland is reached for an overnight stay.
Today you can enjoy a few hours off in Akureyri for i.e. shopping, museums, the botanical gardens, riding tours etc.
Then the tour continues to the Waterfall of the Gods (Goðafoss) in the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and then to an old sod house Museum, before you reach the next accommodation.
As always, the day is dedicated to the most interesting sites and starts with the beautifully situated fishing town Húsavik on the Skjálfandi Bay, where an optional whale spotting tour is offered.
The Lake Mývatn Area is the afternoon project. It is among the most interesting and important geological, geographical and ornithological natural phenomena of the Northern hemisphere.
Signs of past and present volcanic activity are very prominent, lava formations, pseudo craters, boiling mud pots and colorful sulfur.
The highlight of the day is without doubt Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss, which rushes totally naturally and untamed over the brink into the 25 km (15 miles) long canyon.
About half an hour later you stroll through Ásbyrgi, another wonder of nature.
According to the legend, the eight legged horse of the heathen chief god, Odin, stepped down there and left its hoof-mark behind.
Then continue through the fishing hamlet Kópasker on Peninsula Melrakkaslétta until you reach another hamlet, Raufarhofn, on the Eastern side.
At the Northern most location of the road en-route, the polar circle is only a mile off the coast.
You spend the night in Raufarhöfn or close by.
Today’s route is not much frequented by the the natives.
This part of the country, like the Strandir Area in the Northwest, are untouched by tourism. You are headed for the so-called Eastfjords.
After breakfast we drive along the bays Lónafjörður, Midfjörður and Vopnafjörður. Then you meander up the steep mountain slopes and over the pass Hellisheiði and then make a break in the commercial and communication center of the Eastern Lowlands, Egilsstaðir.
The last leg today leads through Valley Skriðdalur and over a lower mountain pass, Öxi, and continues along the Berufjörður Bay to the fishing hamlet Djúpivogur, where you spend the night.
Today’s route takes you along the East Coast with its red, yellow and green glowing and precipitous mountains, which are among the oldest of the country.
You are headed for the South Coast, into the realm of the country’s largest icecap, Vatnajökull.
The glacier lagoon Jökulsarlón with its numerous icebergs offers an optional boat trip, which comes highly recommended.
After having crossed large alluvial plains you reach the green surroundings of an old sod church, dating back to the late middle ages.
After this visit the route continues across the young lava fields of the Laki eruption in 1782/1783 before you arrive at your hotel.
Still another day of a multitude of nature’s wonders.
You turn off the main road and head for the Fire fissure (Eldgjá) in the highland and en-route we make a brake at Hólaskjól to enjoy the waterfall called the Little Gullfoss.
The Landmannalaugar area is magnificently colorful and beyond words to describe in the summer. It is the largest rhyolite area of the country and close to the Ferðafélag's hut is a warm brook, where people can bathe or enjoy an stroll in this remarkable area.
Thereafter you continue along man made lakes of hydroelectric power stations to reach the waterfall Hjálparfoss
After leaving the Hekla area you continue until you arrive in the Geysir area for an overnight stay.
Being accommodated in the Geysir area offers the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the thermal activity thoroughly before the course is set back to the capital, where you close the circle.
The spouting hot springs, Strokkur and the dormant Geysir, continue around the clock.
After breakfast a detour is made to the waterfalls Gullfoss, claimed by many to be the most beautiful of the country.
The fast flowing glacial water of the second largest glacier, Langjökull, cascades 250 m wide into the 70 m deep canyon.
On the way to the horticultural town Hveragerði you pay the ancient episcopal seat Skálholt.
You can spend the rest of the day on your own in Reykjavík or head to the airport, depending on your flight schedule.
The day starts with a transfer to the Keflavík airport.
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