Globus – Tour Details 2018-11-20T18:59:59+00:00

Iceland Adventure 2019

8 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Starting at $3,449

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this Iceland tour, you will start and end in Reykjavik, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Scenic highlights include mighty Gullfoss waterfall and Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Vik area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's prettiest areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs.

Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, meet the chef of the restaurant in the geothermal areas, where you'll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You'll wash it down with a glass of Geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat!

These are just some of the many highlights of this Iceland guided tour. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture the stunning scenery and fun experiences on this wonderful vacation.


Destination & 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
HAUGANESBoat cruise, [LF] see whales in their natural habitat
AKUREYRI Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden
GOÐAFOSSSee the “Waterfall of the Gods”
LAKE MÝVATNStop at the Mývatn Nature Baths
DETTIFOSSAdmire 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
SKAFTAFELLDrive 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

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Reykjavik

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND.
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel
Dinner

Day 2 REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES.
After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. [LF] Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in [LF] Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates
Breakfast Dinner

Day 3 BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI.
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: [LF] watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay
Breakfast Dinner

Day 4 AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI.
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clown of the sea” (end of April to mid-August)
Breakfast Dinner

Day 5 BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN.
In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn
Breakfast Dinner

Day 6 HÖFN–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA.
Prepare for the highlight of the day: [LF] stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel
Breakfast Dinner

Day 7 VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK.
Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure
Breakfast Dinner

Day 8 REYKJAVIK
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

ReykjavikReykjavikBorgarnesAkureyriBorgarfjordur EystriHofnVik Area
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
First-Class

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