THE LAND OF FIRE & ICE

7 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

Description

Join us on our tour to Iceland, a land of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, epic sagas, heroic legends, and rich history. Iceland is an otherworldly place where forces of nature have created a landscape that allows you to swim in geothermal heated pools,trek across a mossy lava filed, or drive over an icy glacier all in one day. You will be enchanted by the striking and raw beauty of this extraordinary and geologically young island. The local cultural life is equally rich, from medieval sagas to contemporary novels. The effortless style of the local people is simply mesmerizing, as is their friendly and self-reliant spirit.

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA 
Today you begin a wondrous adventure as we depart the USA for your overnight flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. Meals and refreshments served on board. 

Day 2 Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland - Viking World Museum - City Tour 
Welcome to Iceland! Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture. Start your day with a traditional breakfast at Viking World Cafe. Afterwards view the Viking World Museum and then continue for our city sightseeing tour. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Tonight, join us for a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B,D) 

Day 3 Reykjavik - Golden Circle Tour/Vik 
Check-out of your hotel and depart for a full day excursion of the Golden Circle. Visit the Thingvellir National Park and then stop in Fontana to visit a fascinating geothermal bakery (sample delicious rye bread). After lunch, depart for Great Geysir and Gullfoss. Continue to the southern coast and enjoy the scenery of this beautiful agricultural region. Arrive in Vik and check-in to your hotel. Evening is at leisure (venture out in search for the Northern Lights*). Overnight in Vik. (B,L) 

Day 4 Vik - South Coast Tour/Reykjavik 
Check-out of your hotel and depart for a full day excursion to the South Coast. Take a morning walk along the black sand beach at Reynisfjara lined with columnar basaltfilled caves. Visit Seljalanfoss and Skogafoss, Iceland's most visited waterfalls. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum depicting traditional life of Iceland. Independent lunch at the local restaurant. Continue the journey through the stunning landscape and view Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes. Visit the newest geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheidavirkjun. Arrive in Reykjavik and check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B) 

Day 5 Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa 
This morning travel to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa, and get ready for an invigorating and energizing swim in this natural and unique wonder of Iceland. Relax and rejuvenate as you swim and soak-in the thermal waters of this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon, return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B) 

Day 6 Reykjavik 
Today enjoy a free day to experience Reykjavik's colorful buildings, wander off the beaten track to shop and dip into the capital's rich culture, galleries, and cafes. This evening a Farewell Dinner will be served at the hotel. (B,D) 

Day 7 Reykjavik to USA or extend your stay with an optional Western Iceland Extension 
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home with great memories to share of your unforgettable Iceland adventure or continue on your 2-day extension tour to Western Iceland. (B) 

OPTIONAL WESTERN ICELAND EXTENSION 

Day 7 Reykjavik - West Iceland Tour/Husafell 
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart for Husafell in West Iceland known for its lava formations, dense forests, crystal-clear mountain springs, glaciers, rivers and much more! Visit the Troll Falls along the Grimsa River, Deildartunguhver hot spring and Hraunfossar falls. Explore the historic village of Reykholt. Overnight in Husafell (B,D) 

Day 8 Husafell - Langj?kull Glacier & Bogarnes Tour/Reykjavik 
Drive along Hvalfjordur, a stunning fjord and one of the largest whaling stations in Iceland, which also served as a naval base during WWII. Continue to Husafell where we drive in a specially modified snow truck on the Langj?kull Glacier and walk through the glacier's ice tunnels. Afterwards visit Borgarnes. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavik. (B,L) 

Day 9 Reykjavik to USA 
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home ready to share your enriching travel memories from your time in Iceland. (B) 

*As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, the best viewing times to see them based on our departure dates are months of March, April, September and October. 

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York, JFK
  • QUALITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 9 included meals consisting of: 6 buffet breakfasts, Lunches and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City Tour of Reykjavik, Viking World Museum, Golden Circle Tour including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss "Golden" Waterfall and Great Geysir Geothermal Area, South Coast Tour including Seljalanfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls , and Thermal Pools of the Blue Lagoon
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Iceland
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

OPTIONAL WESTERN ICELAND EXTENSION TOUR FEATURES 
  • QUALITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights 
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 4 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner 
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: West Iceland Tour and Langjkull Glacier & Bogarnes Tour
  • PROFESSIONAL DRIVER GUIDE - Assistance of a professional Driver Guide for the entire length of the tour 
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Notes

  • Explore Reykjavik, a sophisticated European city with museums, galleries, theater, symphony, boutiques and restaurants 
  • Visit Tringvelier National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Vikings established the world's first democratic parliament in AD 930 
  • View the geothermal pools at Geysir, and marvel at Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss
  • Visit a geothermal power plant and witness geology in action 
  • Visit a geothermal bakery, and taste the most delicious tomato soup at the local farm
  • Take a dip in the healing geothermalwaters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Drive on Europe's second largest glacier before descending into man-made ice tunnels for an unparalleled look deep inside and much much more...