One Day Geography Programmes (Countryside Based)

Accommodations in Selfoss/Hvolsvöllur Areas

Options For Arrival & Departure Days

There is a very wide variety of Day Itineraries that we can offer. The following list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives an idea of how wonderfully varied each day can be.

Of course, by talking directly with us, we can suggest many other terrific day itineraries; please just make contact.

By locating your group in a more rural area, away from Reykjavík city, a more Icelandic experience can be obtained. The accommodations offer more outside space for informal evening recreation and, in the late autumn, winter and early spring seasons, where better to see the Northern Lights (just outside your door!).

1. REYKJANES PENINSULA: THE BLUE LAGOON
Keflavík Airport > Blue Lagoon > accommodation

2. REYKJANES PENINSULA: LANDSCAPE FEATURES
Keflavík Airport > Bridge Between the Continents > Krýsuvík Mud Puddles > accommodation

3. REYKJANES PENINSULA: LANDSCAPE FEATURES & THE BLUE LAGOON 1
Keflavík Airport > Gunnuhver Hot Springs > Blue Lagoon > accommodation

4. REYKJANES PENINSULA: LANDSCAPE FEATURES & THE BLUE LAGOON 2
Keflavík Airport > Bridge between Continents > Blue Lagoon > accommodation

5. THE BLUE LAGOON & LANDSCAPE FEATURES OF THE REYKJANES PENINSULA
Keflavík > Blue Lagoon > Krýsuvík Mud Puddles > to accommodation

6. GEMS OF THE REYKJANES PENINSULA: Select a mix from the following:-

  • Bridge between the Continents;
  • Gunnuhver Hot Springs;
  • Reykjanesviti (Lighthouse and Erosional Coast)
  • Power Plant Earth Exhibition (to only view hot water discharge into Atlantic);
  • MAGMA: Earth Energy and Salt Fish Museum (in Grindavík);
  • Krýsuvík Mud Puddles, Solfatara and Fumeroles;
  • Lava Walk;
  • The Blue Lagoon.

7. REYKJAVÍK
Keflavík Airport > Reykjavík > accommodation; options include

  • The Perlan, a viewpoint above the city on hot water tanks
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church Bell Tower, City Centre
  • City Hall for 3D Iceland Model, City Centre
  • Shopping in the City Centre
  • Volcano House, Heimaey & Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Film
  • Whale Watching Trip, from harbour in City Centre
  • Swimming (in the Arbaejarlaug or Laugardalslaug Pool, geo-thermally heated)
  • Arbaer Folk Museum, eastern edge of city

Whole Day Itinerary Options

1. THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK, THE MID ATLANTIC RIDGE & REYKJAVÍK
Thingvellir in a.m. > Reykjavík in p.m. > accommodation

2. THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK, THE MID ATLANTIC RIDGE & VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES
Thingvellir > Geysir Hot Springs > Gullfoss Waterfall > swim > accommodation

3. HELLISHEIÐI GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT & REYKJAVÍK & THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK & THE MID ATLANTIC RIDGE
Hellisheiði Power Plant > Reykjavík > Thingvellir > accommodation

4. VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES & FONTANA SPA
Geysir Hot Springs > Gullfoss Waterfall > Fontana Spa > Kerið accommodation

5. VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES & LAUGARÁS GREENHOUSE VISIT – SEQUENCE 1
Kerið Crater > Laugarás Greenhouses > Geysir Hot Springs > Gullfoss Waterfall > swim > accommodation

6. VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES & LAUGARÁS GREENHOUSE VISIT – SEQUENCE 2
Laugarás Greenhouses > Faxifoss waterfall > Geysir Hot Springs > Gullfoss Waterfall > swim > accommodation

7. VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES: NATURAL HAZARDS, PROs and CONs:
Hekla Volcano (OPTION Hekla Centre) > Hekla pumice deposits > Laugarás Greenhouses > Geysir Hot Springs > Gullfoss Waterfall > swim > accommodation

8. VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES & HVÍTÁRVATN GLACIAL LAKE & NORDURJÖKULL:
NOTE: SUMMER ONLY (and only up to maximum 40 seat coach)
Geysir > Hvítárvatn Boat Trip > Nordurjökull Glacier > Gullfoss > swim > accommodation

9. THE WESTMANN ISLANDS: HEIMAEY: LIVING WITH HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS
Landeyjahöfn > Heimaey > Landeyjahöfn > accommodation

10. OUT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST: WATER (FRESH AND MARINE):
Seljalandsfoss > (OPTION of Eyjafjallajökull Visitors’ Centre) > Skógafoss Waterfall > Dyrhólaey Erosional Coast > Vík > Reynisfjara Depositional Coast > swim > accommodation

11. OUT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST: WATER (FRESH) AND ICE:
Stóra Dímon > Seljalandsfoss > (OPTION of Eyjafjallajökull Visitors’ Centre) > Skógafoss Waterfall > Sólheimajökull (OPTION of Glacier Walk) > (swim) > accommodation

12. OUT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST: WATER (FRESH AND MARINE) AND ICE:
Seljalandsfoss > (OPTION of Eyjafjallajökull Visitors’ Centre) > Skógafoss > Sólheimajökull (OPTION of Glacier Walk) > Vík > Reynisfjara Depositional Coast > (swim) > accommodation

13. WILDERNESS LANDSCAPES: LANDMANALAUGAR: JUN, JUL, AUG ONLY;
Flanks of Hekla (pumice deposits) > Námshraun > Landmannalaugar > Laugahraun/Graenagil walk > naturally heated warm stream bathe > accommodation

14. LAND DEGRADATION & CONSERVATION plus NATURAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT:
Gunnarsholt HQ of the Icelandic Soil Conservation Organisation > Hekla Centre > Thjófafoss > Hekla Pumice Deposits > swim > accommodation

15. VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK: GLACIAL LANDSCAPES:
Vatnajökull National Park and Centre > Svartifoss > Skaftafellsjökull Glacier or Svinafellsjökull Glacier > accommodation

16. VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK: GLACIAL LANDSCAPES:
Vatnajökull National Park and Centre > Skaftafellsjökull or Svinafellsjökull Glacier > Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Boat Trip > accommodation

17. A WHOLE DAY IN REYKJAVÍK

  • The Perlan, a viewpoint above the city on hot water tanks
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church Bell Tower, City Centre
  • City Hall for 3D Iceland Model, City Centre
  • Shopping in the City Centre
  • Volcano House, Heimaey & Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Film
  • Puffin Express, trip from harbour, April till August
  • Whale Watching Trip, from harbour in City Centre
  • Swimming (in the Arbaejarlaug or Laugardalslaug Pool
  • Arbaer Folk Museum, eastern edge of city

Itinerary Options For Departure Day

1. REYKJAVÍK
Reykjavík > Keflavík Airport

  • The Perlan, a viewpoint above the city on hot water tanks
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church Bell Tower, City Centre
  • City Hall for 3D Iceland Model, City Centre
  • Shopping in the City Centre
  • Volcano House, Heimaey & Eyjafjallajökull Eruption Film
  • Puffin Express, trip from harbour, April till August
  • Whale Watching Trip, from harbour in City Centre
  • Swimming (in the Arbaejarlaug or Laugardalslaug Pool
  • Arbaer Folk Museum, eastern edge of city

2. THE HELLISHEIÐI GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT & REYKJAVÍK
Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant > Reykjavík > Keflavík Airport

3. THE HELLISHEIÐI GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT & THE BLUE LAGOON
Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant > Blue Lagoon > Keflavík Airport

4. THE BLUE LAGOON
Blue Lagoon > Keflavík Airport

5. REYKJANES PENINSULA: LANDSCAPE FEATURES
Krýsuvík > Bridge Between the Continents > Keflavík airport

6. REYKJANES PENINSULA: LANDSCAPE FEATURES & BLUE LAGOON
Krýsuvík Mud Puddles > Blue Lagoon > Keflavík airport

7. THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK
Thingvellir > Keflavík Airport

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