Iceland Stopover - Viking Saga Sites
Day 1: Arrive early morning in Keflavík airport and pick up of travel documents, including a detailed map and itinerary, at an Iceland Travel desk. Transfer with Flybus to accommodation in Reykjavík. Enjoy this capital city at your leisure.
Day 2: Today you will visit the south coast highlights: such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Dyrhólaey, a rocky headland where thousands of puffins nest in summer.
Optional: Snow scooter tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, kayak tour from Stokkseyri, the Saga Centre in Hvolsvöllur.
Day 3: Explore Þjórsárdalur valley and its landscape of sharply contrasting birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers and waterfalls, huddling below the impressive Volcano Hekla. Visit Þjóðveldis¬bærinn, a replica of an old Viking farm. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall and Geyser hot spring area.
Optional: Þjóðveldisbærinn farm, River rafting in the Geysir area, ATV-quad biking in Haukadalur.
Day 4: Visit Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament. Then via Hvalfjörður fjord or Kaldidalur highland track (4WD needed). On to the beautiful Borgar¬fjörður region and Reykholt, home of the 13th century scholar Snorri Sturluson. Return to Reykjavík in the afternoon.
Day 5: Departure by Flybus to airport.
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