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Excursions 2017-05-19T17:23:22+00:00

Excursions

Date: 27th of September
Pick up from: Harpa Conference Venue
Departure time: 09:00
Duration: whole day event
Included: guide, lunch, entrance to the Secret Lagoon at Flúðir
Min participants: 15
Price: 23.900

The tour will start with nice bath at the Secret Lagoon, authentic lagoon just by Flúðir village.

The Secret Lagoon consists of natural hot springs which have been kept natural and unique so guests can get the true Icelandic feeling. The natural surroundings of the pool and the steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38–40 degrees Celsius (100–104 Fahrenheit) all year. In the area there are several geothermal spots and a little geyser which erupts every five minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring.

Just remember to bring your bathing suits and towel
After a nice relax at the Lagoon it is time for Lunch you will have your lunch at Friðheimar. Upon arrival, the staff will start by welcoming you with a small introduction of their work and little surprise that will lift your spirit. There you can gain some insight into the processes of greenhouse Horticulture, as it is quite remarkable that it is possible to grow vegetables in the cold climate, by creating warm Mediterranean conditions, all year round.

After lunch we will head for Gullfoss and Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic waterfalls as it is both high and mighty and stumbles dramatically in a deep gorge. After Gullfoss waterfall we will head for Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Strokkur is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every five minutes.

Your last stop will be at Þingvellir, Icaland National Park, where the Icelandic Parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. At Þingvellir you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where the Viking settlers stood centuries ago to edict national laws.

After Þingvellir you will be heading back to Reykjavik, and estimated arrival time is around 18:00

We hope you will enjoy the tour.

Date: 29th of September
Pick up from: Harpa Conference Venue
Departure time: 15:15
Duration: 4 hours
Min participants: 10
Price: 13.500

Enjoy a riding tour on the Icelandic horses and experience the tölt. Riding tour in a scenic landscape full of contrasts, lava landscape with pseudo craters and mountain view. The tour starts with a good introduction to the Icelandic Horses and how to ride them. After intro and preparations you meet the horses and go on a riding tour for about 1 – 1,5 hours. After the riding tour you can enjoy a beer from an Icelandic Micro Brewery before heading back to town.

Total duration approx. 4 hours (incl. pick up and drop off)









Raufarhólashellir cave

 Pick up from: Harpa Conference Venue
Date: September 29th Departure time: 15:15
Duration: in total 2,5 hours
Included: transportation, guide at the cave
Min: 15
Price: 12.000

 About the Lava Tunnel:

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tubes found in Iceland. The tunnel is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is accessible the whole year round.

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5200 years ago.

The total length of the tunnel is an impressive 1360 m (4500 ft), the main tunnel being 900 m long. The tunnel is up to 30 m wide with headroom up to 10 m high, making it one of the most expansive lava tunnels in Iceland. Near the entrance of the tunnel the ceiling has caved in creating three beautiful columns of light inside the tunnel.  Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

A trip through Raufarhólshellir is a unique opportunity to get a close look of the impressive forces of nature that emerge from the center of the earth and a guided tour of the wondrous world that can be found just under the surface.

The Tour

Standard Tour

Our standard tour allows you to explore the tunnel in an easy and enjoyable manner with a guide who will educate you of its geolocical formations, its ties to Hollywood and other interesting things. The tunnel is in many places covered in large rocks and difficult to pass. A footbridge and several paths have been built over the roughest terrain making the standard tour accessible by all. Impressive lighting in this part of the tunnel highlights the changing colors and clearly shows the powerful seismic activity that formed the tunnel.  The tour takes approximately one hour and all necessary equipment (such as helmets and headlamps) are provided.   Make sure you were sturdy shoes and some warm clothes.

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Inspired by Iceland Academy

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture. 

And the Iceland Academy wants to help you get the most of it. Our unique online programme has been specially designed to teach you the essentials of Iceland. So by the end of term you’ll be able to travel, eat, and even shower like a local.

Spring term consists of 4 classes. Each time you complete a class you’ll receive a badge. Collect all the badges and get your diploma and you could be joining us here at Iceland Academy to put your skills into practice.
So choose a class and let’s get started. We can’t wait to welcome you to Iceland Academy. More video’s and info to be found on Inspired by Iceland’s website.