Icelandic Highlands for Nature Lovers: Kerlingarfjöll and Reykjavík (Pre)
Hike among the beauty and drama of Iceland’s famous volcanic highlands in Kerlingarfjöll on this four-day tour.
Spend a night in Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík
Enjoy two nights in the Icelandic Highlands of Kerlingarfjöll
Visit Gullfoss waterfall and the UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park
Take a dip in the Secret Lagoon and visit Friðheimar Greenhouse
Planned Pre-Program itinerary
Day 1: Overnight in Reykjavík
Upon arriving in Iceland’s capital, check into your hotel. If there’s time, we recommend making the most of the numerous things to see and do in this charming city.
Day 2: Reykjavík to Kerlingarfjöll
After breakfast, you will begin your two-day tour of Kerlingarfjöll in the Highlands. We will pass through dramatic landscapes on the way to our first tour stop, the Kerið Crater. You’ll see steaming hot springs as we enter the Geysir Geothermal Area, where the stunning Strokkur geyser spouts. After lunch, we head to the double cascades of Gullfoss, known as the ‘Golden Waterfall’. Then we drive into the volcanic highlands for a cozy night at Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort, including dinner.
Day 3: Kerlingarfjöll
Today, you will have a chance to explore mini glaciers, steaming springs, and Arctic vegetation while hiking around Hveradalir in the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range. It is full of colorful extremes, from pure-white snow to shining, black obsidian. Afterwards, take time to enjoy a long soak in one of the natural baths, just a short hike from Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort. Back at the hotel, we’ll enjoy dinner and spend our second night there.
Day 4: Return to Reykjavík
After breakfast, you will go for a dip in the warm spring waters of the Secret Lagoon, created in 1891. Next, we’ll stop at the Friðheimar tomato greenhouse for a fascinating glimpse into Icelandic agriculture and horse breeding. You’ll enjoy a tomato-themed lunch at their restaurant. The last stop on your tour is the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir (Þingvellir National Park), with stunning views of the vast lava plain filled with wildflowers. Then we’ll take you straight to the pier in Reykjavík in time for embarkation.
Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.
One night at a hotel in Reykjavík, with breakfast.
Two nights at Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort, with half board.
A professional English-speaking driver/guide during the tour to Kerlingarfjöll.
Lunch or lunchbox (x3)
Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon (including towel).
Dinner at the hotel in Reykjavík, drinks, and gratuities.
Remarks and requirements
The tour starts four days before embarkation in Reykjavík.
Moderate to difficult; this Land Adventure involves substantial walking. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to six weeks before departure.