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Kerlingarfjoll Highlands Adventure
Purpose: Ecology, Nature, Discover, Relaxation
No. of days: 5 days - 4 nights
First & Last Cities: Keykjavik
Other cities: Geysir, Gullfoss, Kerlingarfjoll, Fludir, Secret Lagoon
Starting cost: $1,959

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Combine winter wilderness adventure with comfortable accommodation on this highland experience. Discover the colorful, dramatic beauty of the Kerlingafjöll Mountains, site of a new eco-friendly wilderness resort. Explore the area‘s volcanic and geothermal features with guided hiking or snowshoeing– or enjoy downtime in tranquil surroundings. The area is also ideal for northern lights. Getting there is part of the fun: you‘ll travel on scenic wilderness roads in a jeep, visit the famous Gullfoss and Geysir area, and enjoy a soak in the Secret Lagoon.


Day 1: Reykjavik

After customs and immigration transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Rest of the day is free to rest and relax or to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

Day 2: Geysir, Gullfoss, Kerlingarfjoll (Exploding Geysers - The Famous Golden Falls - Iceland’s Highland Interior Region)

Depart Reykjavík and head for the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Onwards to visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. After viewing those two major nature attractions head for the highlands. Today’s destination is Kerlingarfjoll mountain range, located in the shadow of Hofsjökull glacier near the Kjölur highland road in Iceland’s highland interior region. Afternoon walk in the area depending on weather conditions. Overnight stay in Kerlingarfjoll. [B]

 

Day 3: Kerlingarfjoll (Majestic Mountains - Highly Active Geothermal Fields)

The astonishing array of scenery includes majestic mountains, deep canyons, highly active geothermal fields and glistening glaciers. During winter time this is an ideal location for seeing the Northern Lights as there is no light emissions from towns or cities in the mountain range.

Today enjoy outdoor activity in the surroundings. Exact program depends somewhat on weather conditions. The activities involve hiking and snowshoe walking. Possibility for a short optional snowmobile ride. Overnight stay in Kerlingarfjoll. [B]

 

Day 4: Kerlingarfjoll, Secret Lagoon, Reykjavik (Highland Route – Bathing in a Warm Lagoon)

Depart Kerlingarfjöll and head back along the Kjolur highland route. Back on the main road head for the village Fludir for a visit to the Secret Lagoon natural hot spring. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year. A wonderful opportunity for a relaxing bath before heading back to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. [B]

 

Day 5: Reykjavik, USA

Depending on your flight scheduled some free time in the city. At the appointed time transfer to the international airport to board your flight back to the USA.

 

[B] = Breakfast