9-Nights Iceland: Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Whales - Signature Land

Blanketed with lava fields and glaciers and simmering with volcanic activity, Iceland is full of geological surprises. Set out into some of the country’s less traveled corners to experience its raw beauty and the innovative culture that has developed on this far-flung island. See stunning waterfalls, and descend into a massive lava cave. Visit traditional turf farmhouses, and spend time in small communities, from the fishing village of Siglufjörður, to the tiny island of Hrísey.

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Reykjavik

The fire, frost and water symbolized by the red, white and blue of Iceland’s flag are manifested in this land. Reykjavik, or Smoky Bay, was so named in 874 A.D. by Ingolf Arnarson when he sighted the numerous hot springs on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Today this remarkably pollution-free city is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of red-blue-and green-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Akureyri

Akureyri is one of Iceland's oldest towns, and features picturesque historic houses set below snowcapped peaks, botanical gardens and several museums. Explore the interior to see Godafoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. It is the largest settlement outside the south-west of Iceland, and one of the country's largest cities. The name means "Meadow Sandspit" in Icelandic. Akureyri is an important shipyard and fishing port, as well as a commercial and distributing centre for agriculture and manufacturing.

Lake Myvatn

The lake is a national conservation area because of its geological features and many species of ducks.  Heavy volcanic activity in the region has made this a hot spot for visitors looking for a thermal mud bath. The area is very diverse, ranging from hot thermal springs to mud pits, to barren lava fields.

Siglufjordur

Siglufjordur is a quiet fishing village located within an isolated narrow fjord in northern Iceland. The small town at one point was home to 3,000 inhabitants, however since the 1950’s has drastically shrunk. Siglufjordur as of the year 2011 reported a population of only 1,206 locals. Visitors can enjoy skiing, private tours of the area as well as the Herring Era Museum which is enjoyed by many.  During the aurora spring & autumn seasons, the sky shines with vibrant neon shades that light up the charming small town. 

Husafell

Husafell is a magnificent landscape carved out by both lava and glaciers. Travelers visit Husafell to explore its dense woodlands, drink from its clear mountain springs, bathe in soothing hot springs, hike glacial river trails and study wildlife. Here, travelers can visit some the world’s remarkable natural beauty: Deildartunguhver, the biggest hot spring in the world; Vidgelmir, the biggest lava cave in Iceland; Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest ice cap; or Hraunfossar, 900 meters of lava waterfalls.

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