Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Iceland:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Iceland!
- Arrive in Reykjavik:
Begin exploring Iceland's coastal capital.
Day 3 :
- Discover Reykjavik with a Local Guide :
Learn Reykjavik's vast history and present highlights on a comprehensive city tour.
- LEAP Iceland School Visit:
LEAP Activity | Iceland School Visit
Visit a local Icelandic school. Meet students and learn about their culture and what it’s like to attend school in Iceland.
Day 4 :
- Add On: Westman Island Tour:
Visit the Westman Islands, a group of 15 islands, situated off the south coast of Iceland (available seasonally; typically only after April)
Day 5 :
- Travel to the South Shore:
From Reykjavik, we travel to the South Shore of Iceland.
- Visit Skogafoss Waterfall and Skogar Folk Museum:
See this small Icelandic village and one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss. THen, learn about Iceland heritage at the Skogar Folk Museum.
- Dyrholaey Nature Reserve visit:
Along the south coast of Iceland, Dryholaey provides spectacular views of some of nature’s most astounding expressions. One can’t help but be taken in by the big glacier Mýrdalsjökull to the north, while the black lava columns of Reynisdrangar jut out of the sea to fight for your attention.
Day 6 :
Skaftafel National Park
- Visit Skaftafell National Park:
Experience one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The area is dominated by spectacular views of the mighty Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier.
- Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon :
See where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon.
Day 7 :
Thorsmörk Nature Reserve
- Explore Thorsmörk Glacial Nature Reserve
Today's adventure will be driving through the Valley of Thor into Thorsmörk Glacial Nature Reserve. This very special deep valley, with glacial tongues descending down the mountainsides from the ice caps, surrounded on 3 sides by the glaciers and is intersected by numerous fast-flowing glacial rivers.
Day 8 :
Geysir and Strokkur
- Travel to Reykjavik via Þingvellir:
Depart for the Golden Circle.
- Golden Circle excursion:
Make your way to the Great Geysir, watch the Hvítá river disappear into the earth at the Gullfoss waterfall, and watch the Strokkur erupt. The experience all the geological diversity that Iceland has to offer with a visit to the Tingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that falls on a rift between two tectonic plates.
Day 9 :
Return Home to the United States