Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching (ZRS)

6 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

2020 Tour Details

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this escorted tour of Iceland start and end in Reykjavik, and witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Globus has included some spectacular experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between two of the world’s major tectonic plates. In Geysir, experience the geothermal areas and taste freshly baked bread, cooked using the heat from the hot springs. Pair it with a glass of Geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat. Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Join us to experience the exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Iceland you’ll treasure forever.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Departures April 12–September 20: boat cruise, [LF] see whales in their natural habitat

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 the Waterfalls

HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant 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–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. After an orientation drive of 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 in the geothermal areas. [LF] Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Arrive in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi / 356 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

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.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR–SKOGAFOSS–SELJALANDSFOSS– HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK. Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Stop in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Arrive in Reykjavik.
Today’s Distance: 158 mi / 255 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

REYKJAVIK. Departures April 12-September 20 include [LF] a morning excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat. This afternoon’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey.
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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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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