Iceland - with Vividlife Journeys
Iceland is a land of extreme contrasts with some of Europe’s largest glaciers as well as some of the most active volcanoes in the world. The land of fire and ice.
Iceland is Europe‘s second largest island, after Great Britain, and is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The population is around 330 000 with 120 000 living in the capital of Reykjavík (the northernmost capital of a sovereign state).
The interior of Iceland is uninhabited and is called the highlands. For centuries the highlands were virtually inaccessible. The good news is that the highlands are now accessible – in vehicles like the modified Arctic Trucks!
It is believed that the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD and was the last country to be settled in Europe. Ingólfur Arnarson was the first to pemanently settle down in Iceland. The people who settled Iceland after him were mainly Norwegians and other smaller groups from other Scandinavian countries. Iceland became sovoreign in 1918 and became independent in 1944.
Isolation and extreme forces of nature have had a great impact on Icelandic culture. The conditions have led to resilient people with strong family bonds, good sense of tradition and great bond with nature. Icelanders have always been supersticious and many of them believe in the existance of elves and hidden people. They claim that elves live inside of stones and should not be disturbed. Disturbing the elves could result in dire consequences!
- Northern Lights (aurora borealis),
- Hike up Reynisfjall Mountain,
- Guided walk through the most northerly capital in the world - Reykjavik,
- Explore the Golden Circle filled with Geological wonders (among others the Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site),
- Mineral-rich, thermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon,
- Hands-on farm work
- Traditional preparation of Slatur
- Svartifoss Waterfall
Toerboer will make sure you have everything that you need and more to make this tour one to remember. This tour will not only leave you with incredible memories, but will also assist in growing your connection with nature, people and our natural environment.
We will always ensure that you are safe and comfortable, and that you feel at home and completely immersed in your surroundings.
Please note that the price is per person sharing (5% discount on direct bank transfers). A single supplement will apply. Price is based on current exchange rate and is subject to change without prior notice.
We realise that not everybody wants the same trip, so if you would like to make any changes to the itinerary or would like us to work out a specific tour, please don't hesitate to contact us.