Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, it’s these two elements that have shaped the island, giving it its unique topography and astonishing natural landmarks. This is a country where ice fields stretch out towards the horizon; mighty glaciers carve their way through mountains, thundering waterfalls crash to the ground and geysers spew hot water and steam into the crisp, Arctic air. It’s safe to say, when it comes to natural splendour, Iceland is hard to beat. This is a country made for exploring, where one will be spending most of their time in the great outdoors.
Natures elements can be unpredictable in Iceland, but BODHI Retreats will take care of all logistics, plus our unbeatable on-the-ground support gives you the peace of mind you need so all you have to do is jump in to enjoy this glorious adventure.
History buffs will be impressed by the city’s old buildings and the relics of its Viking and medieval past; the cultured will appreciate sites such as Harpa Concert
Hall and Hallgrímskirkja Church. Those with a passion for visual art will find a wealth of impressive statues, sculptures and street-art throughout Reykjavík; and nature-lovers will find they can observe plenty of spectacular landscapes without actually leaving the city.
On this day we will start by visiting Ytri-Tunga a beach that would receive little attention if it wasn't for the seal colony that inhabits the area, making it one of the best places for seal sightings in Iceland.
Then we will continue to Búðir located in the lava fields of Búðahraun in the region of Staðarsveit in west Iceland.
Our journey continues to Arnarstapi village on the southern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Once a fishing hub and now a place for travellers to refuel before entering Snæfellsjökull National Park.
Later on the day we reach Djupalonsandur one of the most beautiful black lava pearl beaches in Iceland.
We finish the day in Kirkjufell, or 'Church Mountain'. Often called ‘the most photographed mountain in Iceland’ due to its dramatic location and perfect coastal location.
We start the day at Rauðasandur. A beach in the Westfjords, famous for having red and golden rather than black sands like most other beaches in Iceland.
We continue to Látrabjarg bird-cliff in the Westfjords of Iceland, the largest seabird cliff in Iceland and one of Europe's biggest seabird cliffs. Látrabjarg is also one of the westernmost parts of Europe.
Later on this day we will visit he swimming pool in Reykjarfjodur, a fjord that is part of the Arnarfjordur fjord system. A full size swimming pool heated by natural water that runs through the pool all year around.
Head on to Dynjandi, also known as Fjallfoss, the largest waterfall in the Westfjords with a total height of 100 metres\
Finish the day in Thingeyri village an old trading post. High mountains characterize the picturesque area around Thingeyri.
Start the day around Sandafell. A small mountain (362m) south of Thingeyri in Dyrafjordur. Perfect for a hike from Thingeyri.
Continue to Drangajökull, the only glacier in the Westfjords. It is the only glacier in Iceland whose altitude is entirely below 1,000 metres.
Head to Reykjanes, a peninsula in South West Iceland, characterized by immense lava fields, volcanoes, and heightened geothermal activity.
Later on the day reach Djúpavík a natural marvel. Djúpavík is a small town based in the Northern Westfjords of Iceland.
Then we will arrive Norðurfjörður. Largely unoccupied, the big draw of Norðurfjörður is Krossneslaug, a great outdoor swimming pool on the pebble beach at Krossnes, which provides one of the most memorable experiences that Iceland has to offer.
We finish the day In Strandir region of the Westfjords. In the desolate, dramatic, and awe-inspiring Strandir region of the Westfjords, the village of Hólmavík is the largest settlement. In spite of its small population, Hólmavík has a fascinating history; it is notorious in Iceland for its link to witchcraft and witch-hunts, and as such, it is home to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.
We start the day in Hofsos. The Hofsós Swimming Pool is fast becoming one of the best known pools in Iceland as well as the most popular tourist attraction in Skagafjörður. The pool is one of the most scenic eternity-pools in Iceland overlooking the island of Drangey and the fjord.
Later on the day we will reach Dalvik. Recreations such as bird watching, whale watching and horse rental are available. If you’re more interested in the city life there is always the option of visiting museums or trying out the local swimming pool. You can also take a trip aboard the ferry Sæfari and visit Grímsey Island
We finish the day in Akureyri, the little big city of Iceland. It is large enough to offer a rich selection of entertainment, art and culture, yet small enough to be very personal and close to nature. It’s easy to be fascinated by Akureyri’s brightly painted wooden houses, cosy bars and steep streets leading down from the hills into the friendly city centre.
On this day we will visit the picturesque Godafoss or ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ , one of the most impressive in the country. Ice-blue glacial water flows over an elegant semi-circular arc.
We continue to Skútustaðagígar Craters which have been recognized as the Icelandic gems. When you enter the Mývatn area, the first attraction you will find is the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. They are often known as rootless cones or rootless craters as they have no end, as normal craters would usually do.
Head on to Hverir, one of the most out-of-this-world sites on the island, where you feel connected to the power of the planet. It’s also one of the most active geothermal areas in all of Iceland. Also known as Hverarönd, this region stands out for its ochre coloured landscapes and the numerous fumaroles and boiling mud pools dotted over its moon-like terrain.
Later on the day visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe and most voluminous waterfall in Iceland. Dettifoss has a reputation to uphold. Measuring 144 ft or 45 meters high and 100 meters wide, Dettifoss draws huge crowds each year and is one of the sites which make up the famous Diamond Circle of North Iceland.
Begin the day in Borgarfjordur Eystri. A charming fishing village situated on a grassy valley along a short wide fjord of the same name. It is one of Iceland’s supreme hiking areas with magnificent colorful mountains, beautiful rocks and rare stones.
Continue to the third highest waterfall in Iceland, Hengifoss. An eye-catching due to the striking red clay and black basalt patterns of the cliff face. It makes a pretty backdrop for the narrow ribbon of water cascading down.
Finish the day in Vestrahorn. Perched on the end of the Stokksnes peninsula, Vestrahorn is a dramatic saw-tooth mountain rising precipitously above a shallow tidal lagoon of black sands. Vestrahorn is known for its sharp peaks with pointy summits that create a saw-tooth ridge spearing the sky. I’s an awe-inspiring mountain with steep flanks dropping into a black sand beach.
Jokulsarlon Lagoon – The Glacier Lagoon is one of the most awesome natural wonders of the world. People are blown away by the stunning vastness and unique beauty as majestic icebergs make their way through the enormous lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean.
Continue to "The Diamond Beach", probably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The spellbinding and magical ice-speckled beach is sure to captivate you the moment you visit there. It is a once in a lifetime experience and a must visit when traveling along the south coast of Iceland. The beach should be on every travellers bucket list.
Head on to Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. One of the most astonishing natural phenomena found in Iceland. At times huge icebergs can be seen breaking off the glacier wall before falling dramatically into the lagoon creating a spectacle before drifting away quietly.
Later on the day reach Svínafellsjökull glacier which is one of those glaciers that Iceland is known for all over the world. The electric blue ice, unique structures, and formations, and enormous size of this glacial tongue make it an all-time favorite of the hikers and ice cave enthusiasts.
Finish the day in Vik, Iceland’s most southerly village and one of the most popularly photographed areas in the country. The peaceful seafront village sits along a dramatic stretch of coastline, quaintly poised between glacier topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and black sand beaches.
With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves, and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Icelands black sand beaches. In 1991, National Geographic voted Reynisfjara as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet.
Continue to Dyrholaey, a small peninsula on the south coast of Iceland, which is famous for its prominant and natural arch. It offers a great view of the black sand beaches around the village Vik, the black lava columns Reynisdrangar.
When most people think of Iceland, they think of volcanoes, glaciers, and probably the Northern Lights. And while all of those things are definitely worth seeing while you’re in Iceland, there’s one thing in particular that you absolutely cannot miss: Skogafoss Waterfall. Skogafoss Waterfall is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland – and for good reason! This waterfall is absolutely massive, and the views from the bottom are just incredible.
Later on the day reach Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful waterfall along the southern coast. It cascades over steep cliffs, which makes it possible for you to walk behind the waterfall. You will get a spectacular view of the waterfall itself and the surroundings. Make sure you don’t forget your camera, but be advised, it might get wet.
Another highlight of the day is Gullfoss. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and part of the Golden Circle. Many people consider the waterfall one of the most beautiful in Iceland.
A favorite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits, exploding geysers.
We finish the day in the Thingvellir area, praised as the national shrine of Iceland due to its great historical and geological significance. Iceland’s first was established there in 1928, and the Þingvellir area has now been recognized for its outstanding universal value and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site
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