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Highlights of Iceland tour
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Highlights of Iceland

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 5,785 $ 826 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Learn about living in the Arctic in Akureyri
  • Take a Herring Adventure in the North Atlantic sea
  • Walk on the Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Explore steaming thermal geysers and towering waterfalls along the Golden Circle
  • Ride a snowmobile on the Langjökull Glacier

Short Description

Explore the pastures of Akureyri to learn about local history and culture at a farm and artists’ workshops, followed by a herring boat adventure along the scenic North Atlantic coastline. Travel the volcanic terrain of the south shore, through small villages and fertile farmland surrounded by ice-capped volcanoes. View spectacular waterfalls and walk the ice field of the Sólheimajökull Glacier. Tour the thermal wonderland of the Golden Circle route by 4X4 beside hot springs, waterfalls, and spouting geysers; and aboard an exhilarating snowmobile ride on Langjökull Glacier. Finally, visit modern Iceland and tour cosmopolitan Reykjavík, the world’'s northernmost capital.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Reykjavík
End City Reykjavík

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing provided in a private deluxe vehicle when possible
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • Travel Guard Medical Emergency and Assistance Plan

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Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland

Accommodation: Hotel Borg

Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital city, which is filled with modern restaurants, museums, galleries and theaters.

Day 2 & 3: Akureyri

Meals: 2 Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Kea

On Day 2, fly to Akureyri, just south of the Arctic Circle. Visit local farms, greenhouses and an old turf church. Take a walking tour along the Akureyri Art Trail and visit an artist's workshop, handicrafts shop, and a Christmas house. Enjoy a traditional High Tea, and sample beers at a local micro-brewery. On Day 3 you will experience a full-day Icelandic adventure; cruising along Iceland's most beautiful North Atlantic coastline you will learn how herring fishing has shaped Iceland since the 1900s.

Day 4: Reykjavík

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Borg

Fly back to Reykjavík and enjoy an afternoon city tour. See the official residence of Iceland's President, Bessastair, and Höfìi, the former French consulate which was the site of the Reykjavk Summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986. View Hallgrímskirkja, an iconic Lutheran church, the lively University District, and the quaint Old Town Center, home to the Parliament Building and the New City Hall. This evening, enjoy a tasting menu dinner at the Grillmarkaurinn restaurant.

Day 5: South Shore

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Borg

Drive south, through small villages and fertile farmlands. Take in magnificent views of the snow-shrouded Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes, and the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls. At the Sólheimajókull Glacier, take an easy, guided walk onto the ice field and discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses. Your tour also includes stops to view the sheer rocky headland cliffs of the Dyrhólaey promontory, the legendary Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks, and the beautiful village of Vík.

Day 6: The Golden Circle

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Borg

A full-day adventure along the 'Golden Circle' includes scenic views and striking natural phenomena. Travel by 4X4 to Þingvellir National Park to see geology at work; an open fissure marks the division between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe. Stop by the The Great Geysir, the second largest geyser in the world, and Strokkur, one of the most active geysers. View Gullfoss waterfall, which cascades down into the Hvítá River. Next, drive up to Skalpanes for the snowmobile ride of a lifetime on the Langjökull Glacier.

Day 7: Depart for Home

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

Hotel Borg combines old time elegance with modern style in the centre of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, a supreme location which leaves the hotel just steps away from a variety of restaurants and shops. The four star Hotel is a showcase of sophistication. All 56 rooms have custom-made furniture and fittings with modern amenities including flat-screen satellite TV and high-speed internet connections. The period black and white bathrooms are well equipped with Philippe Stark fittings and heated marble floors. By mixing colors, forms and material, furniture and curtains each room gets its own individual touch. For an extra touch of luxury, Hotel Borg offers superior rooms and suites.

Hotel Kea, Akureyri

Located in the heart of Akureyri, gateway to the rich natural splendor of northeast Iceland, Hotel Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort which would be expected of one of Iceland’'s well-established hotels. The hotel offers four halls for meetings and conferences, bars and restaurant. Comfort, rest and relaxation come easily in all of the 104 bedrooms. They all have private bathroom, coffee- and tea-making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, radio and satellite television. There is room service from morning till evening and same day dry cleaning, just to name a few of the benefits awaiting every guest.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

6 Breakfast and 1 Dinner

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