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A 6 day Iceland holiday Untour combining the awesome beauty of Icelandic glacial caves with the country's mesmerising geothermal hot springs, thundering waterfalls, stunning Northern Lights shows (hopefully, probably) and the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano that nearly shut down the world. The Town & Country contrast between Bjork's edgy downtown Reykjavik and the sweeping scree & moraine covered countryside, completes this Icelandic full Monty experience.

Foss Hotel Reykjavik | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Twin room at Foss Hotel Reykjkavik | ScanAdventures
Lounge area in Foss Hotel Reykajvik | Iceland Holidays
Beer Garden | Foss Hotel Reykjavik | Holidays to Iceland

Foss Hotel Reykjavik

A faintly surreal exterior with slate grey tile cladding (think NASA space shuttle) the Foss Reykjavik houses some of the city's largest rooms and on the tower floor one's with the best views of Faxaloi Bay and Mount Esja.The main rooms come in at a sizeable 22sqm up to floor 7, from there to the 13th they morph into de-luxe rooms with cityscape views with 10m2 more and then on top of that (pun intended) the upper floors have a mix of family rooms and suites right up to a ginormous 59m2. All come with shower/bathtub, bathroom underfloor heating, black out blinds , flat screen TV, free WI-FI and are fitted out in Scandivavian hardwood and light blue, purple and slate grey furnishings. In the public ares there is an innovative bar cum brasserie called the Beer Garden with a 25 strong list of beers on offer and a restaurant whose breakfast is getting good reviews from TA contributors who normally do nothing more than grumble!

1st Day UK - Iceland

Fly from your UK chosen airport to Keflavik International Airport. Small group transfer to the Blue Lagoon for a bathe and a 'blue' cocktail and thereafter to the Apotek Hotel (or similar).

2nd Day Sagas & Springs

After breakfast meet up with our guide and set off for the archytypical Icelandic village Borgarnes first settled by Norwegian Skalla-Grím Kveldúlfsson. His son Egil wrote one of Iceland's most important Sagas, a compelling tale of bloodshed, sex, sorcery and pagan lore rivalling anything in Poldark. Then your journey turns inland to the hot spring Deildartunguhver and the thermal nature baths at Krauma where you can soak in outside tubs, relax in a 'tranquility' room or take a sauna. Next up is Hraunfossar, not so much a waterfall as a collection of them; rivulets seeping out from the Hallmundarhraun lava field and trickling in to the Hvita river and, in the author's opinion, the most dramtic waterfalls in Iceland. Overnight in Hotel Husafell.

3rd Day Under the Glacier

Today brings one of the the highlight notes of your holiday: driving up on to the top of an Ice Cap in a huge 8 wheeled Leviathon of a truck before descending down in to it; one of the few places in the world where it's posssible to do so. Here you'll enter an eeerily translucent blue ice world of man mad corridors culminationg in a crevice festooned with stalyctites and stalmites. Once suitably overawed your truck takes you safely back down the glacier and back to Reykjavik where in the evening you can do your own thing or we can book a restaurant for you.

4th Day The Golden Circle - Optonal Snowmobiling

After breakfast meet up with our guide for the day following Iceland's legendary Golden Circle Route. First up is the Geyser area where Strokkur spouts every 5 to 10 minutes alongside steaming fumaroles, hot springs and mud pools. From here snowmobile up on to the Langjökull glacier for an hour long adrenaline pumping snowmobile tour on the vast white snowcap, the second largest in Iceland. From there to Gullfoss (the ‘golden falls’ from which the route takes its name) where the glacial river Hvítá plummets 32 metres before its waters foam white and tumble down a large gorge between the Mid Atlantic Ridge’s tectonic plates. Then through the Þingvellir Valley with its glass flat lake and past the Alþingi where the early Icelandic settlers gave up rape ands pillage in favour of parliamentary democracy before returning to Reykjavik.

5th Day Reykjavik - UK

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Iceland Holidays | Bespoke designed by ScanAdventures

Our Iceland Holidays are crafted by our 'Scandi by Birth' Travel Designers whose collective 25 years experience helps turn your Holiday to Iceland into something of an Adventure. We keep an eye out for what's new, exciting and differerent to arrange something beyond ordinary. So we'll show you The Secret Lagoon, Fjallsárlón, Friðheimar & Myvatn's Underground Bakery; parts other operators don't reach which you can read about here'll take you to Seyðisfjörður to the hotel where Walter Mitty stayed, into the Highlands to Hrauneyjar for one of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights you'll ever get.