We visit the historical fault of Pingvellir that divides the tectonic plates of Europe and America, we continue by the geothermal area where we see fumaroles and geyser, and we finish by the spectacular Gullfoss, the golden waterfall.
First visit to the capital of Iceland, where we walk through the center and visit the modern Hallgrimskirkja. In the afternoon we go north to see the lava waterfall (Hraunfossar).
We enter the Snaefellness Peninsula. Arnastapi is literarily known for being the last stage of the "Journey to the center of the earth" by Jules Verne and the Snaefellsjökul volcano his entrance.
On the way north, along the Ring Road, we visited the Grábórk volcano and spent the afternoon watching the seal colony located in Hindisvík. We finish in the rock formation of Hvítserkur.
We walk through the basaltic formations of Borgarvirki, visit to the wood and peat church of Viðimýri and the Glaumbær Folk Museum, which focuses on the old peat farms and the rural way of life of the farmers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
We hired a FWD excursion to go to the center of Iceland, to see the caldera of Askja, occupied by a lake of icy waters and the explosive crater of Viti, a small lake of hot water of blue color, where it is possible to bathe.
We start the day contemplating the Godafoss waterfall, in Skutustadir we contemplate the grass-covered pseudocraters of Lake Myvatn, we see the lava formations of Dimmuborgir and we end up walking through the steaming caldera of Krafla.
We went through Húsavik, the capital of whale watching in Iceland and entered the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. In Hljódaklettar we find beautiful basaltic formations of hexagonal shapes. The culmination is the Hafragilsfoss and the Detifoss, the most flowing waterfall in Europe.
After passing through the eastern fjords of the island, we reached the largest glacier in Iceland, the Vatnajökull. One of the most interesting places of this glacier is the Jökulsárlón lake, full of icebergs, where we make an excursion in an amphibious vehicle.
Inside the National Park of Skaftafell we make the excursion to the famous black waterfall (Svartifoss), which falls from a rocky wall with hexagonal shaped basalt formations. Later we walk to the Skaftafellsjökull glacier.
We go to Dirhólaey to see the arch that the sea has formed on the rock and with the intention of seeing some puffin. We hardly see a few since almost all have emigrated. Under heavy rain we see the Skogafoss waterfall.
After sleeping in Fljótsdalur, in a valley between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull, we go in search of the Hekla volcano, but the clouds do not let us see it. In Hveragerði highlights the geothermal area with the small geyser Grýla.
We finish the trip by visiting Reykjavik again and, after passing through Lake Kleifarvatn, we end up spending the afternoon at the Bláa Lonid (blue lagoon), a geothermal pool that they say is beneficial for psoriasis.