Iceland Adventure (ZR)

8 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 Iceland tour, start and end in Reykjavik, and witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Scenic highlights include mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Vik area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's prettiest areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also, watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs – the spectacular setting for some scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day.

Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary 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!

These are just some of the many highlights of this Iceland tour. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture the stunning scenery and fun experiences on this wonderful vacation.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

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

GULLFOSS
Marvel at the waterfall

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

HAUGANES
Boat cruise, [LF] see whales in their natural habitat

AKUREYRI
Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden

GOÐAFOSS
See the “Waterfall of the Gods”

LAKE MÝVATN
Stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths

DETTIFOSS
Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe

BORGARFJÖRÐUR EYSTRI
Walking tour

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

SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park

SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire the waterfall

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; 7 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–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES. After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. [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. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi / 50 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI. A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: [LF] watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi / 350 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI. During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clowns of the sea” (end of April to mid-August).
Today’s Distance: 190 mi / 305 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN. In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.
Today’s Distance: 159 mi / 256 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

HÖFN–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA. Highlight of the day is a [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 is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel.
Today’s Distance: 169 mi / 272 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK. Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi / 190 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

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

 Accommodations

AKUREYRI

HOTEL KEA

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

BORGARFJORDUR EYSTRI

ALFHEIMAR COUNTRY HOTEL

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

BORGARNES

ICELANDAIR HOTEL HAMAR

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

HOFN

HOTEL HOFN

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

VIK AREA

KATLA

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate 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).

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