[mk_page_section bg_image=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gjain.jpg” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” parallax=”true” padding=”60″ full_width=”true”][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”400″][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”30″][mk_fancy_title size=”42″ line_height=”56″ color=”#5b5b5b” font_weight=”bold” text_transform=”capitalize” font_family=”Roboto+Slab” font_type=”google” margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”0″]Aqua Sapphire[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title size=”26″ line_height=”32″ color=”#777777″ font_weight=”normal” text_transform=”none” font_family=”Roboto+Slab” font_type=”google” margin_top=”5″ margin_bottom=”20″]Quest for Waterfalls plus the Golden Circle[/mk_fancy_title][vc_separator][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”tourtext”]This tour includes all the attractions in the Golden Circle Tour, the most popular tour from Reykjavik. In addition you experience the unique landscape of Þjórsárdalur and get a close view of Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano.

First we head east the main road and then we turn north towards the highlands. We drive past the Mt. Hekla and to Þjórsárdalur valley. There we stop to see many of the most beautiful and best known waterfalls in Iceland, Urriðafoss, Þjófafoss, Háifoss, Hjálaparfoss and many smaller waterfalls at Gjáin.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”tourtext”]From Þjórsárdalur the route of the Golden Circle is only stone throw away. As we are already in the highlands of Iceland, we take the Golden Circle in opposite direction. Therefore we avoid the rush of visitors around noon at Iceland’s most visited attractions.

First we visit Gullfoss, then Geysir and finally we head to Thingvellir on our way back to Reykjavik.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_gallery images=”27309,26876,26820,26886,26818,26832,26833″ style=”masonry” masonry_style=”style4″ item_id=”1463863598-5740c92e8aefa”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title style=”avantgarde” border_width=”2″ size=”24″ line_height=”18″ color=”#5b5b5b” font_weight=”normal” text_transform=”capitalize” font_family=”Roboto+Slab” font_type=”google” margin_bottom=”20″ align=”center”]More Info[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour shape=”square” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-map-o” title=”Map” tab_id=”1463419931293-6a804241-0e3e0ebf-e9fe120b-d691″ add_icon=”true”][mk_image src=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Snaefellsnes_map.jpg” image_width=”600″ image_height=”400″][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Places” tab_id=”1463419440423-53f2df80-626c0ebf-e9fe120b-d691″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”tabtext”]Places we see

Borgarnes
the town

Borg á Mýrum
Egill’s Skallagrímsson birthplace

Eldborg Crator
We drive past

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
History of shark fishing and offers you an opportunity to taste the Icelandic delicacies of dried shark and “rotten” shark.

Berserk lavafield

Grundarfjörður
Town with dramatic views of the coastal mountain Kistufell.

Ólafsvík
A traditional and picturesque fishing village.

Saxhóll Crater
There is a short hike to this stunning cone shaped crater formed only three to four thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”tabtext”]Djúpalónssandur Beach – try your hand at lifting the four “lifting stones” used to test the strength of fisherman in times past.

National Park of Snæfellsjökull we drive through then visit the Park Visitor Centre at Hellnar. See more information at http://www.ust.is/snaefellsjokull-national-park/

Arnarstapi – we visit this beautiful little fishing hamlet on the Southern side of Snæfellsjökull. This area is featured in the famous Bardar-Saga. The cliffs along the coastline are occupied by myriads of birds including kittiwakes, fulmars and razorbills.

Snæfellsjökull/Rauðarfellsgjá – this area was made famous by Jules Verne’s novel “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in which the entrance to the centre of the earth is from a passage into the mountain. When we explore Rauðarfellsgjá and walk into the “Troll Cave” to experience the “embrace” of the mountain whilst looking up at the sky above you too may understand his inspiration! There is plenty of space in the cave and no actual climbing is required.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Weather” tab_id=”1463419440488-657a7344-8baf0ebf-e9fe120b-d691″][vc_raw_js]JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnZlZHVyLmlzJTJGanMlMkZpZnJhbWUuanMlMjIlMjB0eXBlJTNEJTIydGV4dCUyRmphdmFzY3JpcHQlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlM0NzY3JpcHQlMjB0eXBlJTNEJTIydGV4dCUyRmphdmFzY3JpcHQlMjIlM0UlMkYlMkYlMjAlM0MlMjElNUJDREFUQSU1QiUwQVZJLmlmcm0udHlwZSUyMCUzRCUyMCUyN3dzdCUyNyUzQiUyMFZJLmlmcm0uYXJlYSUyMCUzRCUyMDIlM0IlMjBWSS5pZnJtLmxhbmclMjAlM0QlMjAlMjdlbiUyNyUzQiUyMFZJLmlmcm0uZGlzcGxheVdlYXRoZXIlMjglMjklM0IlMEElMkYlMkYlMjAlNUQlNUQlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U=[/vc_raw_js][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Dress Code” tab_id=”1463419863941-d4a2a0e1-e94f0ebf-e9fe120b-d691″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_image src=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/godafoss.jpg” hover=”false”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text el_class=”tabtexti”]Remember the weather is everchanging here in Iceland. So best to take along both good rain and windgear and good shoes. Hiking shoes are best suited for Iceland’s rough terrain even on these day tours – If you want to get close and personal or get that good photo shot you might have to cross some rugget land.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1463843812268{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_separator][mk_fancy_title style=”avantgarde” border_width=”2″ size=”24″ line_height=”18″ color=”#5b5b5b” font_weight=”normal” text_transform=”capitalize” font_family=”Roboto+Slab” font_type=”google” margin_bottom=”20″ align=”center”]Our Tours[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1415372138161{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][mk_custom_box drop_shadow=”true” bg_image=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/dimmuborgir.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_vertical=”50″ padding_horizental=”30″ margin_bottom=”10″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”32″ line_height=”32″ color=”#ffffff” font_weight=”bold” text_transform=”uppercase” font_family=”none” margin_top=”0″ align=”center”]Winter[/mk_fancy_title][vc_btn title=”View Tours” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”default” size=”sm” align=”center” link=”url:%23|title:View%20the%20Winter%20Tours|”][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1415372147884{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][mk_custom_box bg_image=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/landmannalaugar_frostastadavatn.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_vertical=”50″ padding_horizental=”30″ margin_bottom=”10″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”32″ line_height=”32″ color=”#ffffff” font_weight=”bold” text_transform=”uppercase” font_family=”none” margin_top=”0″ align=”center”]Summer[/mk_fancy_title][vc_btn title=”View Tours” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”default” size=”sm” align=”center” link=”url:%23|title:View%20the%20Winter%20Tours|”][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1415372162605{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][mk_custom_box bg_image=”http://summer.solstice.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/solstice20111.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” padding_vertical=”50″ padding_horizental=”30″ margin_bottom=”10″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h4″ size=”32″ line_height=”32″ color=”#ffffff” font_weight=”bold” text_transform=”uppercase” font_family=”none” margin_top=”0″ align=”center”]Private[/mk_fancy_title][vc_btn title=”View Tours” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”default” size=”sm” align=”center” link=”url:%23|title:View%20the%20Winter%20Tours|”][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]