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At a Glance/Features


Date: Ask for dates
Cost: starting at CA$ 8,089 per adult, twin-share. 
Trip Type: Custom Civilized Adventure

At A Glance:

  • 9 nights in Iceland
  • Daily breakfast and 6 dinners

Features

  • Carefully planned routing to showcase Iceland's scenic and geologic wonders

 

"It was an unforgettable experience and opportunity. Thanks so much for all the arrangements and help - all I had to do was enjoy myself and have a fabulous time!" (Iceland fotoscool 2015)

Highlights

  • Stunning scenery & unique geology
  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon spa
  • See many powerful waterfalls, massive canyons, huge lava fields and fjords
  • See the world's oldest democratic parliament in Thingvellir
  • Attend a horse show to see the unique Icelandic horses in action
  • 4x4 "Super jeep" trip over an-bridged glacial rivers surrounded by volcanoes cloaked in glaciers
  • See nesting puffins, huge colonies of ducks and other birds
  • hike on Svinafellsjokull Glacier (fully equipped, instructed and guided by a local expert)
  • boat tour amid the icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Visit coastal villages and town including picturesque Akureyri with its restored timber buildings
  • "Into the Glacier" adventure: go right into a tunnel carved into a glacier!

Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - REYKJAVIK (Hotel Anarhvall, B,D):  Expecting early morning arrivals, we stop for breakfast then visit the Blue Lagoon spa before checking into our hotel. Afternoon at leisure then meet for our Welcome Dinner.  

Day 2 - GOLDEN CIRCLE TO HELLA: THINGVELLIR • GULFOSS • GEYSIR (Hotel Ranga B, D). See the world's oldest democratic parliament at Thingvellier, the Golden Waterfall of Gulfoss, the famous geysir hot springs including Strokkur and attend a horse show that showcases the different gaits of the Icelandic horses.

Day 3 - SOUTH COAST EXPLORATION (Hotel pending, B, D). See the powerful waterfall of Seljalandsfoss then go on a "Super Jeep" tour that takes you across un-bridged glacial rivers into a beautiful area where you'll be surrounded by 3 glaciers that meet here. Continue to Skogafoss waterfall; from the top you'll get awe-inspiring views of the southern coastline. Visit Reynifsjara nature reserver that protects nesting puffins and other shore birds, and marvel at the volcanic rock formations along the wide beach.

Day 4- SOUTH COAST EXPLORATION (Hotel Höfn, B, D).  Cross Eldhraun lava field enroute to Skaftafell National Park where you'll hike on a glacier amid ice sculptures, ridges and crevasses. An experienced guide will teach you hot wo use the equipment supplied to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure. Cruise amid icebergs in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. 

Day 5- EAST FJORDS (Egilsstaoir Guesthouse, B, D). Drive into a region where towering mountains plunge vertically into the sea.

Day 6- LAKE MýVATN • AKUREYRI (Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, B). Cross more unbelievable landscapes, see Dettifos - Europe's most powerful waterfall, and take in the stunning scenery around Lake Myvatn. See Godafoss - the waterfall of the gods, then continue to Akureyri with some of the finest restored timber buildings in the country.

Day 7- SKAGAFJORDUR to STYKKISHOLMUR (Hotel Stykkisholmur, B, D). Visit a preserved historic farm with picturesque turf structures, the town fo Blonduos which is on both sides of the Blanda River, the Eiriksstadir Museum which brings Icelandic heritage to life.

Day 8- SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA (Hamar Icelandair Hotel, B, D). Explore this unique region of lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, rock formations, yellow and black sand beaches and caves.

Day 9- BORGARFJORD - INTO THE GLACIER - REYKJAVíK (Arnarhvoll Centerhotel, B, D) . Visit the most powerful hotspring in the world and journey right into the Lankjokull glacier!

Day 10- DEPART REYKJAVíK (B). Airport transfers will match your ongoing travel plans. Your air routing may allow for extensions in other points on Europe; please consult with us on your options. (B) 

Cost

Cost

Starting & ending in Keflavik, the airport for Reyjkavik:

  • starting at CA$ 8,089 per person, twin-share (Based on June 2017 pricing)
  • Single supplement: CA$ 1,475

All quoted prices effective at time of publication, based on the exchange rate from Icelandic Kroner to CA$ (revised on Sept. 6, 2016). While not expected, itinerary and prices are subject to change.

 


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