First up is Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient parliament.
We’ll spend about 20 minutes walking through the park to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge where the 9000-year old lava field splits apart . Approaching the home of the great Strokkur geyser in the geothermal area of Haukadalur, you’ll
likely be able to see an eruption every 5 to 7 minutes. Spouting boiling hot water into the air at heights of approximately 25 to 30 meters, we’ll stop here to enjoy one of nature’s greatest shows while exploring the colourful hot springs. Next, we’ll be enroute to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall: a two-tiered drop into the white Hvita river with its powerful glacial run-off waters. Then we’re northbound at the beginning of the Kjölur interior mountain road, famous for being the second longest route through the Highlands of Iceland. This road has been around since the early Icelandic settlements and is even mentioned in Icelandic sagas. We’ve come to see the second largest glacier in the country, Langjökull. In the summer, we’ll drive onto the glacier; in the winter, snowmobile activities take place either on or next to the glacier, depending on conditions. The snowmobile option allows for an extra hour to explore (or longer, if requested). Next stop is dinner in the country side before heading back to Reykjavík and hunt for northern lights in the winter or enjoy the midnight sun