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Iceland Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive & Explore Reykjavik

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Reykjavik's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning
  • The U30X team will pick you up from Keflavik International Airport and we'll head to downtown Reykjavik (45 minute drive) in your safe, comfortable, included transportation.
  • Arrive in Reykjavik, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and spend the morning exploring the capital of Iceland and getting to know your new friends.
    Suggestions: Hallgrímskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland, the Settlement Exhibition...etc.
Afternoon
  • Arrive at your guesthouse in South Iceland and get settled into your new home for the next 5 days. (apx. 2 hour drive)
  • Relax, or go for a walk around the beautiful property as you begin to take in the magic of Iceland.
Evening
  • Enjoy a delicious Icelandic meal at our opening dinner.
  • Converse with other like-minded travelers and begin to settle into Iceland.

Day 2

Vestmannaeyjar Islands or Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Vestmannaeyjar Islands -- Midnight sun trips (May-August)
Morning
  • Wake up in the Icelandic countryside and enjoy your authentic breakfast.
  • Start the day with a visit of Seljalandfoss Waterfall and be sure to check out the “hidden” waterfall around the corner.
Afternoon
  • Take a ferry off the coast of Iceland and spend the afternoon exploring the Vestmannaeyjar Islands.
  • Hike Eldfell volcano that erupted in 1973 and enjoy breathtaking views on the island and the North Atlantic Ocean.
    Don't want to hike? Visit the Volcano Museum of Eldheimar!
Evening
  • Have a delicious dinner at your guesthouse where food is homemade.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach -- Northern Lights trips (September-November)
Morning
  • Wake up in the Icelandic countryside for a typical breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Lava Centre: a state of the art, interactive exhibition on volcanoes and earthquakes in Iceland.
  • Check out Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and a “hidden” waterfall nearby.
Afternoon
  • Have lunch at a local farm.
  • Have the option to ride Icelandic horses to a secluded waterfall beneath what used to be sea cliffs. Not your thing? Hike around the surreal landscape instead.
  • Watch the sunset from the famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach while you and your new friends check out the basalt columns and lava caves.  
Evening
  • Return to the hotel for another cooked meal, and have a chance to catch the Northern Lights with your new friends.

Day 3

Thingvellir National Park & Lake Laugarvatn

Morning
  • Hike in Thingvellir National Park where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Understand how Thingvellir became the place where the first democratic parliament of the world was created.
  • Then, head to the hamlet of Laugarvatn to experience the Icelandic way of baking rye bread in hot springs.
Afternoon
  • Relax in geothermal pools and enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Laugarvatn from the steam baths.
  • Later in the afternoon, stop at Gullfoss, and learn about the interesting history behind this iconic waterfall.
Evening
  • Enjoy another delicious dinner at your guesthouse.

Day 4

Skógafoss & Glacier Walk

Morning
  • Discover Skógafoss, a beautiful waterfall that is connected to the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier.  
  • Climb the steps that will take you to the top of the waterfall and go for an optional hike.
Afternoon
  • Meet our glacier guides and head out onto the ice of Sólheimajökull glacier.
  • Learn more about glaciers and how Icelanders care about preserving Nature.
Evening
  • Enjoy your last night in Iceland with your new friends.

Day 5

Departure

Morning
  • Say goodbye to the guesthouse with the group and be shuttled to Keflavik Airport (KEF). (apx. 2 hour drive)
  • If you wish to go to the Blue Lagoon today, please book your ticket online (after 10:00AM in 2018 and after 1:00PM in 2019) as soon as possible as pre-booking is required. Under30Experiences will drop you off at the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport.
  • Under30Experiences can provide transportation back to Reykjavik for travelers extending their stay in the beautiful capital of Iceland.

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