The day begins with a drive through Nesjavellir high temperature area, seeing the magnificent landscape on a mountain road with an overview of lake Þingvallavatn and Nesjavellir power plant in the mountains.
We drive towards the national park along the second largest lake in Iceland towards our next destination Alþingi (Althingi) which is the oldest parliament in the world and was established 930 AD. At Thingvellir we have a presentation of the historical significance of the area and then we will take a walk between the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates along the famous drowning pool and Silfra; which is a wishing well where we will test our luck.
We continue the tour through the national park towards the Laugarvatn hot lake and from there towards the Geyser area, the famous hot springs; where we will take a walk through this high temperature area where one of them, named Strokkur, erupts every few minutes and is a perfect Kodak moment of Iceland. Our next stop is at Gullfoss, or the Golden waterfalls, which is among Iceland’s most spectacular ones.
We then head to the beautiful waterfall called Seljalandsfoss. We will have an option of walking behind the waterfall. We then drive towards the valley of the Thors to view the eruption site of Eyjafjallajökull and we will also show you a beautiful cave with a waterfall inside.
After we have enjoyed this location we will head out to the other side of the Glacier of Eyjafjallajökull and meet a farmer that lives under this big volcano of Eyjafjallajökull. At Þorvaldseyri you get to know the true spirit of a local Icelander as when most people think about the devastation from the volcanic eruption he thinks about opportunities and positive angles. Our next stop will be a spectacular 60-meter-high waterfall called Skógarfoss