Today you begin a wondrous adventure as we depart
the USA for your overnight flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. Meals and
refreshments served on board.
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.
OPTIONAL WESTERN ICELAND EXTENSION
Day 7 Reykjavik - West Iceland Tour/Husafell
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
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.