Iceland truly is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with its magical natural playground offering an abundance of mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, lakes and caves waiting to be discovered and explored!
In collaboration with our partner Thule Travel, Flying Europe by ASA invite you to be inspired by the wonders of Iceland with a range of tours suitable for any budget, activity level or duration.
South Coast Tour
On this tour you will visit five main attractions in the area, starting with the town Hvolsvöllur where you have time to freshen up and stretch out your legs.
The next stop is at Seljalandsfoss – a very beautiful waterfall where you will get to experience a breath-taking walk behind the waterfall. You will stop at Sólheimajökull glacier which is a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The glacier is the source of Jökulsá on Sólheimasandur also sometimes called Fúlakvísl because of the sulfur smell emanating from it.
Next you will travel on to the small town of Vík with its beautiful sea shore cliffs and pillars. The best known are calle Reynisdrangar. At Vík you will stop for lunch and enjoy the glorious landscape of this remarkable town, which is the only town in Iceland without a harbour.
Close to Vík is Reynisfjara, where you can see Reynisfjara in the distance; a beautiful black sandy beach. Next is a visit to the majestic waterfall Skógafoss at Skógar, standing at 60 m high and 25 m wide.
Here, you will hear the legend about the Icelandic settler Þrasi Þórólfsson which tells the tale of a treasure chest full of gold. The legend has it that Þrasi threw the treasure chest in to a cave behind the waterfall.
From Skógar, your tour comes to an end as you head back to Reykjavík along the South Coast.
Landmannalaugar is a beautiful and unique place, often described as feeling like you have landed on another world. It has a rare beauty not found anywhere else. Colourful Rhyolite, a volcanic type of rock is common in the area and it brings varying colours to the land. You see mountains in the area with hints of green, gold, yellow, pink and red which constantly change as the sun rays pass over it.
Landmannalaugar also has Geothermal water which the name derives from it means “The People’s Pools” (don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel with you!) It’s fabulous to relax in the natural pools especially after a long hike.
Landmannalaugar is a popular hiking area; the most famous is Laugavegur hiking trail – you can begin the hike either in Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk.
Landmannalaugar is one of the most cherished nature spots in Iceland and is only open during the summer season. Travelling with a reputable tour company such as Thule Travel is highly advisable as the terrain can be difficult to navigate for those not accustomed to this type of land.
Silver Circle Tour & Ice Cave Tour
The Ice Cave and Silver Circle Tour is an exquisite day tour you can only get with Thule Travel!
The tour starts in Reykjavík where your local friendly guide will meet you and be with you for the duration of the day. From here, you will head to Hvalfjörður, which is a beautiful fjord, then driving through Skorradalur to reach the legendary Borgarfjörður.
You will see the beautiful Deildartunguhver which is Europe’s highest outflowing hot spring, and a natural beauty.
The next destination is historical Reykholt. There you stop and the guide will tell you all about this intellectual center of Iceland which was for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland by Snorri Sturluson are invaluable to modern scholars. Here the remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot “Snorri’s Pot” can be seen and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited.
Next, you will stop at the beautiful waterfalls, Hraunfossar & Barnafossar. Hraunfossar is often described as being “wide, yet gentle” The waterfall is considered unusual because it is actually made of thousands of falls that flow out of solidified lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvítá River.
The Barnafoss waterfall is next – another Icelandic gem. The color of the water is mesmerizing. The name Barnafoss translates as “child’s waterfall” and you will learn more about this legend at this point.
Next, you will be taken to the man-made ice caves – where you get a rare opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside! You will get protective clothing and shoes if you wish. There, a trained guide will take you to an ice tunnel and show you the ice caves which are located high on the glacier.
After this great experience the tour will stop at Húsafell where you can relax and enjoy a nice snack or dinner at the restaurant.
You will take a look at the extraordinary church on the way back, and then head back to Reykjavík again!
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