Want a big adventure in a short amount of time? Travel to Iceland and explore the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes. Traverse the Golden Circle and marvel at the explosive power of the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gulfoss waterfall. Walk the black sand beaches of the Jokulsarlon lagoon and soak up the warmth of the famous Blue Lagoon.
The warmth of Icelanders is disarming, as is their industriousness – they’ve worked hard to recover from financial upheaval, and to transform Iceland into a destination that, thanks to its popularity with visitors, can host more than six times its population each year. Pause and consider a medium-sized city in your country – then give it far-flung universities, airports and hospitals to administer, 30-odd active volcanoes to monitor, and hundreds of hotels to run. How might they cope? Could they manage as well as the Icelanders – and still have time left over to create spine-tingling music and natty knitwear? (Lonely Planet)
We begin our adventure in capital city of Reykjavik the world’s northernmost capital. Nearly two-thirds of the country’s population lives in the capital area. Granted, that’s only around 123,000 people, but what it lacks in terms of the population, it makes up for in culture and excitement. We will take a walking tour of the city and visit to the world renown Blue Lagoon. You’ll find Iceland has an abundance of fantastic eateries to choose from. - don’t miss out on sampling the fermented shark and “best hot dogs in town”.
We leave the city lights behind and head out to our home-away-from-home for the next 4 days. The Midgard Base Camp is strategically located for easy access to the southern coast sites and activities. Less time spent ‘commuting’ back and forth to Reykjavik = more time to explore! PLUS, it is ‘full board’: breakfast, lunch & dinner! Which really helps the budget - food is so expensive in Iceland because most of it must be imported quite a distance.
The brand-new Base Camp facility, family owned and operated, is receiving glowing reviews for everything they touch! The guides, activities, tours, microbrews, food and laid-back immersive atmosphere they have created. We are part of the family as we spend our days exploring and playing in the snow and our nights hunting the northern lights from the rooftop hot tub!
With our private guide we will experience all the most popular activities: the Golden Circle, The South Coast, black sand beach, glacier hiking, 4x4 tours, volcanoes and so much more! Midgard will take care of everything for us – like we are visiting family!
Depart USA for your short overnight flight to Reykjavik. Depart earlier if you would like to add additional activities to your Iceland adventure! Explore this naturally beautiful country that is rich with history and fun in the snow. I can assist with pre-trip plans for you if you would like.
If you would like, Alt Esc Travel can assist you in booking your flights, just ask!