Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour

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Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour

Take a life-changing journey into a land of beauty and adventure…Iceland’s Nature & Energy Tour awaits!

Begin in breathtaking Reykjavic for a welcome dinner, city tour, and a chance to get to know your group!

The Golden Circle is the first highlight of the Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour, an incredibly popular day tour of Geysers, the Golden Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park. You’ll also witness the large volcanic crater, Kerid!

As you continue traveling this beautiful country, the next stop is the Island of the Volcanoes for a Day Tour of these amazing landscapes created by years of volcanic activity!

Day 4 of the Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour is a true highlight as you explore the Glaciers and Waterfalls like the famous Skògafoss, Irafoss, and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss!

Explore the Reynisfjara Black Beach, a favorite of all the Icelandic Beaches, and take a glacier walk on the majestic Solheimajokull with the help of Professional Trail Guides!

The next stop on the Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour is the breathtaking landscape of the Vestrahorn Mountain as Day 5 also includes a Viking Village visit and the Eastern Fjords!

The photogenic Vestrahorn Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, and the fjords are teaming with sea-life that is waiting for your enjoyment! And to top it off, view the natural stones of the area at the Petru Stone Museum. Yes, that’s ALL in one day!

Day 6 is another fun-filled adventure: Hike to the Superior Waterfall Hengifoss and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the hydro plant at the Krafla Power Station before a relaxing end of the day at the Green Lagoon’s natural baths!

Enjoy Whale Watching and The Waterfall of the Gods as Day 7 of the Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour shows you the majesty of the North Atlantic Ocean through the eyes of the Bay Skjàlfandi before a visit to Godafoss (“TheWaterfall of the Gods”).

On Day 8, immerse yourself in The West of Iceland with amazing attractions such as the rock formation Hvìtserkur and the small fishing village Hvammstangi where you’ll get up close and personal with the seals! Also, the Hallmundarhraun lava field and the Hvità River are on tap, along with other scenic trails, waterfalls, and hot springs!

Your last full day of the Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour is filled to the brim with destinations! Begin with the Snaefellsjokull Volcano (fun fact, Jules Verne chose this to be his entrance to the Center of the Earth in his world famous tale).

Ytri-Tunga is next on the list: witness beautiful beaches and seal colonies right before your eyes, then travel to the stunning coastal areas of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before finishing the day on the black beach of Djùpalònssandur and the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum to explore all the treasures of the Sea!

With so much fun loaded into one trip, you’ll be glad you signed up quickly before the spots run out! Quit the boring, regular vacations, and add some value to your life on a once-in-a-lifetime Educational Vacation that will leave you speechless (and leave you with so much more than just some pictures for your social media).

  • Day 1: Airport pickups. Meet other tour participants

    Transfer from Reykjavík – Keflavík International Airport to your hotel.

    Detailed introduction of the program. Getting to know each other. City tour.

    Dinner in Reykjavik.

    Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Marina Reykjavik .

  • DAY 2: Departure to South – Golden Circle

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland.

    Geysers, The Golden Waterfall and Thingvellir are classic destinations for any visitor to our island.

    We want to add something unique to your experience and that’s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.

    Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.

    Geysir & Strokkur are the biggest geysers of Haukadalur. Strokkur erups every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.

    Gullfoss is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland.

    A visit to ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park tops it off before heading to the south where we will take the ferry to the island of Vestmannaeyjar.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel Hella South Iceland.

    Study visit to the Geothermal Energy Plant in Hellisheidihttps://www.geothermalexhibition.com/.

  • DAY 3: The island of the Volcanos

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We start the day by taking the ferry over to the Vestmannaeyjar Island where we can discover a fresh volcano called Eldfell. It errupted in 1973 forcing the evacuation of the inhabitants for the five months that the eruption continued. At the time, there was uncertainty whether the island could ever be repopulated. The eruption caused the destruction of a third of the town, and the massive changes to the landscape of this tiny island made world news. Afterwards, the island became a destination for tourists and scientists alike from all over the world. Now, more than 44 years have passed, and the memories and signs of the spectacular eruption are fading, but lava and ash still cover almost 400 homes and buildings.

    Dinner in a restaurant.

    Accommodation: Hotel Vestmannaeyjar.

    Visit to the volcano and the volcano museum http://eldheimar.is/en/.

  • DAY 4: Glacier & Waterfalls

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Today we will discover the beautiful south coast of Iceland.

    We start the day going to the mainland by ferry.

    In the south coast, you can see many of the most beautiful places in Iceland. A great combination of Ice, lava fields, lagoons, huge mountains, volcanoes and rough black coastline.

    There are also plenty of great waterfalls in the area for example Skógafoss, Irafoss and the secret waterfall Kvernufoss, we will enjoy the pure nature and visit many places of interests. We will stop by the mentioned waterfalls, in Reynisfjara Black Beach which is the most amazing beach in the whole country.

    The highlight of the day is a unique glacier walk in Solheimajokull which takes around 1.5 hours. During the hike, you will have special guides which are trained to do those kinds of walks and they will provide you all necessary equipment for the safety.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: South east – Foss Hotel Vatnajokull

  • DAY 5: Vestrahorn Mountain, Viking Village and the Eastern Fjords

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We start the day by visiting the biggest glacier in Europe – Vatnajokull, then Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach.

    We continue the tour by visiting mountain Vestrahorn which is one of the best spots for photos in Iceland. There you can also find Stokksnes and the Viking Village.

    On the way to our accommodation we will travel along the dramatic east coast, which boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks that contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors mean picture-postcard fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views with steep mountains towering just behind the houses.

    In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of bird life, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

    We also visit Petru Stone Museum where you can see a unique collection of natural stones from the area.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodation: Foss Hotel East fjords.

  • DAY 6: Hiking to the superior waterfall Hengifoss and visit to a hydro plant

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Today we go through the highlands from the East to the North of the island, discovering the magnificent Dettifoss which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

    Lake Mývatn is also one of the wonders of Iceland. It is a unique natural environment created in a lava eruption 2300 years ago. Here you can find geothermal hot springs, caves with steaming waters, blue waters, big rock formations, unique bird life and fauna.

    During the day, we go for visits in the area to the following places Hverir, Grjótagjá, Dimmuborgir, Krafla Power Station.

    Then at the end of the day we take you to the Green Lagoon for some relaxation time in the natural baths.

    Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Mývatn.

  • DAY 7: Whale watching in Húsavík and Godafoss the Waterfall of the Gods

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We start the day by going to the north coastline heading to Húsavik which has become the capital of the whale watching tours in Europe in the last year.

    The whale watching tour takes around 3 hours and the chances to see the huge mammals playing in the sea are very positive in this area of Iceland. It is a great experience to be in the North – Atlantic Ocean with the majestic mountains in the coastline of Bay Skjálfandi and enjoying the mammals of the ocean at the same time.

    After the whale watching we visit the great waterfall Godafoss which means ‘the waterfall of the Gods’.

    Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Mývatn.

  • DAY 8: The West of Iceland

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    We start the day by visiting the rock Hvítserkur which is a unique formation and a great place for photos.

    Next stop is the seal center in the small fishing village Hvammstangi where you will get information about those beautiful animals before visiting them at the coastline.

    Afterwards we explore the Borgarfjordur area where you will see the great Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 m (almost 300 ft!) across the Hallmundarhraun lava field, which flows from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá River from ledges created by less porous rock in the lava.

    Literally a stone’s throw upstream from Hraunfossar, there is another waterfall called Barnafoss. Its name, ‘the waterfall of the children’, comes from an accident which is said to have taken place here in a previous century. There was a natural bridge over the waterfall, and two children from a nearby farm fell to their deaths crossing the river on the bridge. Afterwards, the grief-stricken mother had the bridge destroyed.

    Finally, take in the sights at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe.

    Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Hamar.

  • DAY 9: Black beaches, seals, rough lava fields and the magic of Snæfellsjokull National park

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Today you’ll view Snæfellsjökull volcano, wearing a magnificent crown of ice, the highest peak in this area of Iceland and is often visible on clear days from Reykjavik. It is this place that Jules Verne chose as the entrance to the earth’s core in Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

    Ytri-Tunga is a charming farm with a nearby beach that is a popular seal colony. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing their cute faces as they sunbathe and play in the surf.

    Arnarstapi and Hellnar are in a lovely coastal area with a natural harbor. Beautiful rock formations decorate the coastline, spotted with green-and-yellow moss, and you can stroll along the cliffs here to take in the refreshing sea air. Look for Lóndrangar, two black basalt columns marking the coast, so tall they can be seen from the road!

    Djúpalónssandur is another gorgeous black beach, where the air is filled with the sounds of birds circling the cliffs and the ocean waves hitting the sand.

    At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find something curious on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are “lifting stones,” used to measure the strength of fishermen who once worked and lived all along the coasts here.

    At the famous Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, you’ll see treasures and tools collected during a lifetime at sea.

    Dinner in a restaurant.

    Accommodation: Iceland Hotel Marina Reykjavik.

  • DAY 10: Time to say good bye and certificates

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Transfer back to Reykjavík – Keflavík International Airport for flight home.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

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*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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Iceland – Nature & Energy Tour (10 Days)

Inc. Whale Watching in Húsavík!
US$ 4349
  • 3+ Star Hotels/Hostels, w/Daily Breakfast
  • Multi-Share Rooms w/Bathroom (Single Room Supplement: +US$500)
  • Vestrahorn Mountain, Stokksnes & the Viking Village, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Petru Stone Museum!
  • Visit the Ancient Viking Parliament Area of Þingvellir National Park!
  • Discover Dettifoss, Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall!
  • Visit Snæfellsjökull Volcano!
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • including:
  • Hotel/Hostel Accommodation w/Meals, Daily Transportation & Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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