Day 1 UK - Reykjavik
After your flight to Keflavik International Airport, there's just a short onward transfer to Reykjavik. This evening we'll get together and head to a restaurant for an Icelandic welcome dinner.
Day 2 South Shore
Your Icelandic adventure starts with a sightseeing tour of the capital Reykjavik. You'll then head to the Eyjafjalla and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, where you've the chance to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, before learning about geothermal energy at an exhibition at the Hellisheiði Power Plant.
Next, we take you to the tiny settlement of Skógar and one of Iceland's best folk museums, before arrival at Skógafoss waterfall – one of the country's largest. Our journey then takes us past the Sólheimajökull glacier en route to the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara and the southernmost village in Iceland, Vik.
Day 3 Westman Islands
You're going to stay on the Westman Islands tonight, reached by a 30-minute ferry crossing. We'll spend the morning exploring the island of Heimaey, where highlights include the ancient fort of Skansinn and a walk up to the crater of the Eldfell volcanic cone. We'll also head to Elephant Rock, where you'll be left in no doubts as to how it got its name when you see the shape of the rock. Then finally we'll visit Eldheimar, a museum depicting the story of the 1973 volcanic eruption on Heimaey, one of Iceland's biggest natural disasters.
How you spend the afternoon is up to you. If you want to explore, we recommend the Aquarium and Natural History Museum, or why not take a cruise around the islands.
Day 4 Golden Circle
You're heading back to Iceland's capital today, for a two-night stay. Before arrival, a day of sightseeing takes us around the famous Golden Circle route and starts at the mighty Gullfoss, or Golden Waterfall. The next wonders of nature you'll view are the Geysir and Strokkur geysers at Haukadalur hot springs.
Later, we'll learn how it's possible to grow crops in Iceland's cold climate at Fridheimar, a geothermal greenhouse, where we'll take a break for lunch. Another delicious treat here is a drink of schnapps, which is served in a tomato!
Your day ends in UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where you'll get to walk along the Great Atlantic Rift. This is where two plates of the earth's crust are slowly pulling Iceland apart.
Day 5 Reykjavik - at Leisure
Today is free for you to explore more of Reykjavik at your own pace. If you want to learn about Iceland's history and heritage, we recommend a trip to the National Museum. Alternatively, you could take in panoramic views of the city from the 73-metre-high tower at Hallgímskirkja church.
If you'd rather join an organised trip, there are two fabulous opportunities today. This morning you will have the chance to join an optional whale-watching excursion. Then later this afternoon, there's an optional visit to the incredible Blue Lagoon - Iceland's famous geothermal spa - where you can relax in the warm mineral-rich waters.
Day 6 Reykjavik - UK
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.Meals included: B