Day 1: Reykjavik – Geysir – Gullfoss – Jökulheimar
Pick up and departure from your hotel / guesthouse at 09:00. We begin our tour with a visit to the spouting hot springs in the Geysir area (up to 30 meters!) and the famous Gullfoss waterfall. From there we head up to the highlands, following the off-road over the snow and frozen ground across the highlands to Jökulheimar mountain hut where we stay for one night.
Day 2-3: Vatnajökull Glacier – Grímsvötn mountain hut
On top of the Vatnajökull Glacier we find Grímsvötn. There we are going to spend two nights in a mountain hut heated with natural hot water, and we are going to get a chance to try is the strangest steam bath in the world! We have a whole day to spend on the glacier and depending upon conditions we may be able to go over the glacier to the north side of the Vatnajökull glacier, where a hot river that runs down the gorge and it is possible to take a hot shower out in the snow - if you have the courage to take of your clothing up on the glacier!
Day 4: Landmannalaugar or Mt. Hekla volcano
Coming down from the highlands we will estimate the time it is going to take us to get to Landmannalaugar. If the conditions are favorable we will be able to go there but only of the weather, snow and temperature allow. As an alternative we have the magical volcano Mt. Hekla, the most famous and most active volcano in Iceland. In medieval times it was believed to be an entrance to Hell. The last eruption of Hekla goes back to 2000. Overnight will be in Landmannalaugar mountain hut or a guesthouse in the country side; sleeping bag accommodation or guesthouse (double room).
Day 5: Þjórsárdalur – Reykjavík
Today we traverse the beautiful wide plains of southern Iceland on the way back to Reykjavík. On the way we will visit the Þjórsárdalur valley and the beautiful double waterfall Hjálparfoss.