Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik in time to meet your fellow travellers and guide (known as your CEO - Chief Experience Officer!) for a welcome gathering in the evening.
Day 2: Start the day with a visit to the Perlan Museum, to find out about Iceland's volcanic eruptions and explosive geysers. After a traditional Icelandic hot dog lunch, keep your eyes peeled as you head out into Faxafloi Bay to search for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Later there's some free time to relax or explore some more of Reykjavik.
Day 3: After a hike amongst hot springs, with time to paddle as you go, you're off to a traditional Icelandic horse farm to learn about these special and friendly horses. You can also head out for a ride through the surrounding hills, before enjoying a homemade lunch. In the afternoon, a trip to a vast lava field takes you to one of the longest lava tunnels on the island. The day ends at your hotel in the hot-spring town of Hverageroi.
Day 4: Today you will explore the famous 'Golden Circle', taking in the amazing Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir hot spring - the namesake of the world's geysers. Next head into Thingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates collide, before visiting a geothermal bakery for a slice of bread, freshly baked in the hot, black sand.
Day 5: Along the south coast discover more about Iceland's amazing history - from the Vikings to the industrial revolution, Icelandic architecture to its folk crafts. There is also a walk to Skogafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's biggest. Enoy a picnic near the base of the waterfall and spotting rainbows in the spray before taking a walk along a black sand beach.
Day 6: Leaving the mainland behind, today you head to the volcanic Westman Islands, landing on Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the archipelago. In the tiny town, learn about recent volcanic history, see parts of the town buried by lava flows and hike up to Eldfell Crater. Keep your eyes open for puffins as you explore, before sailing back to Vik, the most southerly village in Iceland.
Day 7: After a visit to step behind the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, you are off to the famous Blue Lagoon for a soak in the hot springs' irridescent waters. Then it is on to Reykjavik, with some time free to explore before gathering for a farewell dinner.
Day 8: The end of the trip! Time to check-out of your hotel for your return home.