Iceland
LIVING, BREATHING, STEAMING MOTHER EARTH - Explore Iceland's Uninhabited Interior
ROUTE
Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik . Afternoon sightseeing.

Day 2: Drive from Reykjavik to Gullfoss and Geysir and up through Jórsárdalur to Háifoss and Gjáin. Hike from Hraftinussker to Landmannalaugar.

Day 3: Landmannalaugar to Nyídalur.

Day 4: Nyídalur through Askja to Herubreialindir.

Day 5: Herubreialindir through Dettifoss to Ásbyrgi.

Day 6: Ásbyrgi to Húsavík.

Day 7: Húsavík, Europe's main whale watching center to Akureyri, 60-miles south of the Arctic Circle.

Day 8: Fly (midday) from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

Day 9: Depart from Reykjavik.
  MAP & WEATHER

Weather
ICELAND - AUGUST
July and August are the warmest months and, in general, the chances of fine weather improve as you move north and east. It's sunniest in the central north and warmest around the east, yet neither place seems to be free of an uncomfortably chilly wind. Iceland cannot be considered a warm place by any normal standards, but thanks to the Gulf Stream temperatures are usually moderate all year round. Average temperatures in July are about (54°F 12°C) in Reykjavik; it is usually a bit warmer in the north and east of Iceland. The biggest factor in Icelandic weather is its unpredictability, you never know what is going to happen next. A beautiful day can suddenly turn windy and rainy (and vice versa), and you can expect to see every weather imaginable in a couple of days in Iceland, especially in late autumn and early spring, so be prepared for anything.
     

Trip Details
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Trip Highlights
Route, Map & Weather
Trip Dates & Cost DATES
Trip 1:
Aug 26-Sept 3, 2006
Trip 2: Sept 2-10, 2006

COST
$4,800
(4 to 8 people)

Includes private charter, 4-WD vehicles, lodgings, meals, and guides.  Excludes international airfare to Reykjavik.


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