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Some of the travel destinations on this itinerary are popular favorites, and other travel destinations we hope to take you to in Iceland, are well-kept secrets that will make your trip an envy to anyone who doesn’t join you!
Reykjavik, Husafell, Selfoss, Keflavik, puffin colonies, glaciers, ice caves, active volcanos, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, blue lagoons, hot springs and the spellbinding Aurora Borealis… With boundless serenity your soul will soar, and the mind will wander everywhere you look!
Some destinations are accessible with any kind of car, and some require a 4×4. Some are directly off the Ring Road, while others require a worthwhile detour.
A well-planned itinerary by xplor.earth will be customized so you can travel at your pace, with customized activities to experience Iceland in first class style.
Located in the middle of the North Atlantic and one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, Iceland was originally settled by emigrants from Scandinavia and the British Isles in the 10th century. Due to the country’s geographical location, it was mostly outside the influence of contemporary culture in Europe and America, until the late 19th century. Today, Icelandic people are very open to the world and are progressive, creative and self-reliant. Reykjavik, the capital, is a vibrant city with a hyperactive food and night scene. Icelanders are famous revellers. One of the perks of being surrounded by water is the abundance of delicious seafood. Hardfiskur is a popular delicacy and snack that is often had with Icelandic butter. A great dish to devour in the cold is the Plokkfiskur or fish stew. This rich and filling fish stew features white fish, such as cod mixed in a milk-based roux sauce and vegetables. Finally, there is Brennivin, the national liquor of Iceland that is made from fermented grain or potato mash. Literally translating into “Burning Wine”, this drink is not for the faint-hearted!
Iceland is the most gender-equal country in the world today, with the least pay disparity between the sexes!
Whether it is hiking in the midnight sun or witnessing the Northern lights from your glass igloos, the Icelandic experience is always going to be one of a kind!
Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik, drive to the Golden Circle and The Highlands and hike in Pingvellir National Parks. Go snorkeling in the Silfra Gorge fixture!
Day 2: Hike in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and Pearl of the Central Highlands and end the drive at Seljalandsfoss
Day 3: Continue the drive south towards Vik where you can go snowmobiling or ice caving on the Myrdalsjokull glacier and go for a geothermal bath.
Day 4: Drive towards the Eastern fjords where you can get on a boat tour on the Jokulsarlon glacial lake and ice cave trekking.
Day 5: Stop by Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall! You can also go hiking en route and go whale watching.
Day 6: Chase waterfalls as you drive towards Lake Myvatn area with its nature baths and mud pools.
Day 7: Drive northwest past Akureyri with multiple photo stops at volcanic formations.
Day 8: Head south to Barnafoss as you catch more waterfalls and spectacular scenery. Return to Reykjavik.
Day 9: Departure
Day 1: Arrive in Havana and discover the vintage city through the eyes of an award-winning photographer! Walk through the streets as you discover majestic architecture and experience local gastronomy. You will also get a chance to cruise in classic convertible cars!
Day 2: Continue imbibing the charming Cuban capital as you stroll around neighbourhoods, bike along the Malecon, and be regaled by a private music concert.
Day 3: Embark on a catamaran fishing excursion, enjoy an authentic rum and cigar tasting event, capped by a Latin salsa dance session.
Day 4: Community service at a Spanish nunnery housing destitute and aged Cubans – a humanitarian excursion.
Day 5: Departure
You could also add an additional 2 days to include an outdoors hiking excursion into the mountain region of Vinales.
A US regulation compliant itinerary and documentation of your trip is essential. Interacting with locals, support of individuals and small independent business is a must do component. .