Discover the dramatic scenery of the 'Land of Ice and Fire'
Iceland is a vast, evocative country, constantly evolving and changing through the sheer power of the geological forces that created it.
This week provides the perfect introduction to the southern half of the country, as we journey from the mountainous Snaefellsness Peninsula in the west across the dramatic lunar-like landscape of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve to the eastern side of the massive Vatnajokull National Park. Craters, hot springs, lava flows and thundering waterfalls dot our route, before we travel back along the south coast to Reykjavik.
This southerly loop contrasts magnificent coastal scenery with the imposing volcanic landscape further inland, creating a fascinating and awe-inspiring week.
Please note: This trip has had a name change for 2013 season, the trip was formerly called: Icelandic Highlights
What makes this trip responsible?
We use a locally based operator and have established a long-term partnership, assisting with local staff training in all aspects of their jobs, thereby investing in the people to help improve their knowledge and future prospects. During the trip we visit a number of national parks; we also see traditional crafts made at source ensuring that any money for purchases goes straight to the local community.
Svartifoss Waterfall in Skaftafell, part of the Vatnajokull N.P