This is a day full of driving and diverse sights! Today’s scenery in East Iceland includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes. After reaching North Iceland, prepare to be amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. There is a 1-km (0.6-mile) walk along a gravel path from the parking lot to the waterfall, but it’s definitely worth the trip.
Next you will explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes, with visits to the Námaskarð pass, the lava formations at Dimmuborgir and Skútustaðagígar pseudocraters. This is a great day for geology enthusiasts! The journey ends in the seaside village of Húsavík, known as “Europe’s Whale Watching Capital." In the evening the group will dine together at the Salka Restaurant.
Spend the night at Fosshótel Húsavík or similar.*
*Please note that, due to popularity, if you are on the 6 or 13 June 2023 departures, you will spend the night in East Iceland instead of Húsavík.
*For all 2024 departures, you will also be staying in East Iceland instead of Húsavík.
• Continental breakfast buffet at your accommodation
• Dinner at Salka Restaurant
Average travel & exploration time: 9-10 hours