Iceland Adventure ( ZR)

8 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.

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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. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily, 6 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES Incredible Iceland REYKJAVIK Orientation drive.
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station.
GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and LF taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.
GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls.
THINGVELLIR LF Walk through the rift valley en route to Borgarnes.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
180 mi / 290 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
NATURAL WONDERS Iceland is the only place in the world where separation between the North American and European geological rift (tectonic plates) are above sea level, and nowhere in the world are the edges of both plates as clearly visible than the rift valley in Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can stand on two continents at the same time!


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Day 3

BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI Giant Love HAUGANES Take a LF whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri.
Breakfast Breakfast
217 mi / 350 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
WILD & WONDERFUL Take a whale-watching cruise from Hauganes for the chance to spot humpback and minke whales and dolphins surfacing on the glassy waters of Eyjafjordur bay.


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Day 4

AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–EGILSSTADIR Heavenly Sights AKUREYRI Take an orientation walk that includes the botanical gardens.
GOĐAFOSS Take pictures of the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn.
LAKE MÝVATN Stop at lake Mývatn.
DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Egilsstadir.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
190 mi / 305 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Take the photographs of a lifetime with a stop at North Iceland’s historic and magnificent Goðafoss waterfall, stretching 90 feet across dramatic rock formations to deliver its spectacular cascades along the glacial-fed Skjálfandafljót River.


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Day 5

EGILSSTADIR–HÖFN AREA Warm Friends on an Icelandic Fjord EGILSSTADIR Scenic drive en route to Höfn.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
159 mi / 256 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Hear about the Lagarfljótwurm, a snake-like animal that is supposed to guard a pot of gold located by Lake Lögurinn and take in the natural beauty of this fjord town where sheep farming, fishing, and music festivals are all part of the culture.


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Day 6

HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA Icy Beauty LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN LF Take photos of the Vatnajökull Glacier (weather permitting). Scenic drive through Skaftafell National Park en route to Vik.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
169 mi / 272 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
PICTURE PERFECT Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón. Snap photos to capture the astonishingly beautiful glacier Vatnajökull (the Water Glacier) which flows into the lake for a spectacular sight to see at Iceland's largest ice cap.


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Day 7

VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK Earthly Powers VIK AREA Scenic drive with views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall.
REYKJAVIK Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
118 mi / 190 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Eyjafjallajökull is one of Iceland’s few stratovolcanoes (with an ice cap covering the caldera). When the volcano erupted in 2010, the glacier topping also broke, and the plume of ash rose over five miles into the sky – interrupting European air travel for almost a month!


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Day 8

REYKJAVIK Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Accommodations

REYKJAVIK

REYKJAVIK NATURA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

BORGARNES

FOSSHOTEL REYKHOLT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

AKUREYRI

KJARNALUNDUR HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

EGILSSTADIR

HALLORMSSTADUR

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

HOFN AREA

HOTEL HOFN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

VIK AREA

HOTEL KRìA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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