It's different in Iceland. Untamed. Dramatic. Wild. Milky geothermal lagoons, bubbling mud pots and vents of steam rising out of otherworldly landscapes. Jagged volcanoes topped with glistening white glaciers. Rugged coastal cliffs and black sand beaches reflect the midnight sun. It's a surreal cinematic landscape unlike anywhere in the world. Here, different is good.
1-2 Enjoy an eagle's-eye view on our flight to the Westman Islands, some of the youngest islands on Earth | Remote, dramatic and wild Heimaey, the only inhabited island in this small archipelago, welcomes you with breathtaking vistas of Eldfell Volcano | If you have a passion for puffins, you've come to the right place! | Ferry to the mainland and marvel at Iceland's untamed splendor as you hike through craggy river canyons, rocky deserts and electric-green meadows | Admire the endless waterfalls at the foot of the highlands in Thjórsárdalur.
3-4 Climb to a steaming valley and be tempted by the tranquil pools in this extraordinary alpine setting | Journey through the Hengill geothermal area with a local volcanologist and witness lava fields crisscrossed with warm tributaries and dotted with bubbling hot mud pools | Walk through remarkable Thingvellir National Park, where tectonic plates come together in a way unlike anywhere else in the world | Nearly half of Iceland's array of flora grows here, though you'll find nothing taller than a dwarf birch.
5-6 Walk between jagged cliffs, lava outcrops, black-sand beaches and the ocean as you explore the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula | If it's a clear day, you can even view the Snæfellsnes Glacier | Join an optional morning horseback excursion.