Whale watching, national parks, and wondrous natural baths warmed by the earth–these are among the many adventures Iceland has to offer. Iceland is home to some of the most breathtaking national parks in the world, like Thingvellir National Park, with rich history and abundant, sprawling geology.
For a truly cultural experience, you will be able to spend time with a local family and learn how they catch and preserve a Greenland shark, as well as sharing tasty, traditional meals with them consisting of farm-fresh ingredients. But the escapades don’t stop there!
This trip allows you to spend 10 days, participating in moderate physical activity exploring Iceland’s incredible landscapes, with its geysers, landscapes and other wonders. It’s all out there, waiting for you to come along and experience its wonder!
At the beginning of your trip, you will have the opportunity to explore the country’s capital city of Reykjavik. During your time there, you will lay your eyes upon the Hallgrimskirkja church, which is an architectural wonder designed to mirror the mountains and glaciers that makeup Iceland’s landscape. This cascading building can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.
Along with visiting a beautiful church, the adventure will take you to Harpa Concert Hall. This concert hall boasts a geometric design, with heaps of different coloured glass panels. There’s truly nothing else like it in the world.
Iceland’s nature is hard to believe. This trip will bring you to the Golden Circle, which is made up of three incredible natural relics. Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall are all sites to see.
Thingvellir National Park was the location of many historical events and is very protected by all Icelanders. At this location, you can see a cliff that is literally the corner of the North American Continent.
Moving onto the Geysir Hot Springs, this astounding area consists of pits of boiling mud, which spring up to a whopping 100ft into the air. Gullfoss waterfall is no less extraordinary, which is located at Hvítá river’s canyon. This area is known as a rafting destination, with beautiful rainbows present on sunny days.
One of the most popular destinations in Iceland will also be a part of your journey. The Blue Lagoon of Lake Mývatn offers warm waters heated by Earth itself!
Quite possibly the most unique part of this exploration, you will board a boat and participate in whale watching in Skálfandi Bay. This up close and personal adventure will provide you with views of humpback and giant blue whales that swim through these waters.
Traveling up North, you will arrive at the town of Staðarbraut where you can explore the unique farm settlements. During your three days here, you will be invited to enjoy a fresh-farm dinner with ingredients grown in the area.
This is not the traditional Iceland that everyone wants to see; this trip features destinations and experiences that many people miss on their trip to Iceland! If you are looking for a dive into a culture unlike any other, then this is one that you don’t want to let pass you by.
That is why Gravitate Travel has booked and reserved a select number of seats in advance, just for you. These trips sell out at the drop of a hat, so take advantage of this opportunity!