Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching (ZRS)

6 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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With its glaciers, icebergs, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes, Iceland is a country steeped in breathtaking natural wonders. On this Iceland tour, you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Scenic highlights include Iceland’s most famous waterfall, mighty Gullfoss, which plummets down 105 feet over two stages into a rugged canyon. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, the deepest lake in Iceland. Watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake and forms icebergs. Another scenic drive gives you the opportunity to see Skogafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which is a unique waterfall with a foot path behind it.

Throughout this Iceland tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your vacation unique. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you'll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You'll wash it down with a glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat! You’ll also visit Hellisheiðavirkjun, one of the world’s largest geothermal power stations.

Throughout this Iceland tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director dedicated to showing you this stunning country and teaching you about its culture and heritage. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; [LF] boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights departures January 9-April 3 & October 2-December 11); orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

THINGVELLIR
[LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps

GULLFOSS
[LF] Marvel at the waterfall

SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
[LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire waterfalls

HELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

Notes:

NOTES:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
  • Certain features are subject to nature’s law.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland. Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Reykjavik. An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: [LF] watch whales in their natural habitat!
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

Reykjavik–Thingvellir–Geysir–Gullfoss–Kirkjubæjarklaustur. After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas. [LF] Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and [LF] stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available before returning to your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Kirkjubæjarklaustur–Skogafoss–Seljalandsfoss–Hellisheiðarvirkjun–Reykjavik. Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

Reykjavik. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR

KLAUSTUR

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

REYKJAVIK

GRAND HOTEL REYKJAVIK

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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