Iceland Adventure

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Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfall...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Reykjavik : Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
    • HellisheiÐarvirkjun: Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station
    • Geysir : Admire the hot springs; taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
    • Gullfoss : Marvel at the waterfall
    • Thingvellir: Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates
    • Hauganes: Boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat
    • Akureyri : Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden
    • GoÐafoss: See the “Waterfall of the Gods”
    • Lake mÝvatn: Stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths
    • Dettifoss: Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe

What's this trip about?

    Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
End CityREYKJAVIK

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Iceland

Attractions

  • Akureyri
  • Dettifoss
  • Geysir
  • Godafoss
  • Gullfoss
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Skaftafell

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES

Incredible Iceland REYKJAVIK Orientation drive. HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station. GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and [LF] taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps. GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfall...

Day 3: BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI

Giant Love HAUGANES Take a [LF] whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri. (Breakfast) 217 mi / 350 km

LOCAL FAVORITE WILD & WONDERFUL Take a whale-watching cruise from Hauganes for the chance to spot humpback and minke whales and dolphins surfacing on the glassy waters of Eyjafjordur bay.

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Day 4: AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–EGILSSTADIR

Heavenly Sights AKUREYRI Take an orientation walk that includes the botanical gardens. GOĐAFOSS Take pictures of the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. LAKE MÝVATN Stop at lake Mývatn. DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful wate...

Day 5: EGILSSTADIR–HÖFN AREA

Warm Friends on an Icelandic Fjord EGILSSTADIR Scenic drive en route to Höfn. (Breakfast,Dinner) 159 mi / 256 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Hear about the Lagarfljótwurm, a snake-like animal that is supposed to guard a pot of gold located by Lake L...

Day 6: HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA

Icy Beauty LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN [LF] Take photos of the Vatnajökull Glacier (weather permitting). Scenic drive through Skaftafell National Park en route to Vik. (Breakfast,Dinner) 169 mi / 272 km

LOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT Drive through the national park at S...

Day 7: VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK

Earthly Powers VIK AREA Scenic drive with views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall. REYKJAVIK Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner) 118 mi / 190 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Eyjafjalla...

Day 8: REYKJAVIK

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Hilton Reykjavik NordicaContemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall.ReykjavikIcelandSudurlandsbraut 2Reykjavik NaturaThis eco-friendly hotel is conveniently located next to Öskjuhlíd Hill¿s quiet woods and is within walking distance of Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available and there is also a gym and SPA.The property features a restaurant serving Icelandic specialties, and has a stylish cozy bar area. The hotel is also home to an Icelandic modern art exhibition. The guestrooms are tastefully decorated and offer all the amenities for a perfect, comfortable stay. ReykjavíkIcelandNauthólsvegur 52Hotel HamarAt Icelandair Hotel Hamar you can relax and rejuvenate in peace and tranquility, with every comfort available. Enjoy magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur fjord while you indulge in the personal service and delicious, locally-sourced meals.BorgarnesIcelandHamar Golf CourseFosshotel ReykholtFosshotel Reykholt is a romantic country hotel located in the heart of the legendary setting of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Once the home of historian and poet Snorri Sturluson, Reykholt is one of Iceland's major historic sites. Bounteous in captivating scenery the area is full of lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, craters and caves. Rooms have a kettle, coffee/tea, refrigerator, Free Wi-Fi access, TV, private bathroom and hair dryer. ReykholtIcelandReykholtHotel KeaKea 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.AkureyriIcelandHafnarstraeti 87-89Edda AkureyriHotel Edda Akureyri is a modern hotel located in the heart of Akureyri. The property offers modern comfortable rooms with a TV, desk and Free Wi-Fi internet access. There is also a restaurant, a bar, and a wellness center. Its location offers a great base for exploring the city and the surrounding region. AkureyriIcelandEyrarlandsvegi 28Kjarnalundur HotelKjarnalundur is a 66-room modern hotel, only 3,5 km from Akureyri city center. The hotel offers a pleasant and relaxing environment with a unique setting in terms of outdoor enjoyment, health and well-being. The surrounding environment allows guests the possibility to be refreshed by the Icelandic nature as the hotel is located on the edge of Kjarnaskógur, which is one of the most popular outdoor areas in Akureyri. All guestrooms offer a flat-screen TV with cable channels, soundproof walls, a wardrobe and all that is necessary for a perfect and relaxing stay. AkureyriIcelandKjarnalundurLake Hotel EgilsstadirLake Hotel Egilsstadir is a charming, family-run hotel located in the heart of East Iceland. The rich history dates back to the beginning of XX Century, and the original charm and character still resist. The hotel also has a number of amenities, including a restaurant, a bar, a spa, and a sauna. The spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring. Guestrooms are furnished with a desk, a chair, a TV, and a minibar. EgilsstadirIcelandEgilsstadir 1 - 2HallormsstadurHotel Hallormsstadur is located in the Hallormsstadur National Forest, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including mountains, lakes and greenery. The hotel has a restaurant, a bar, a sauna and a hot tub and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access to all guests. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and they all have private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, soundproofed walls, a wardrobe, an electric kettle, parquet floors and a flat-screen TV. EgilsstadirIcelandHallormsstadHotel HofnModern Hotel in the district of Hornafjordur on the east coast.HornafjordurIcelandVíkurbraut 20Vik I MyrdalA charming contemporary hotel located in Iceland's southern-most village surrounded by natural wonders. The restaurant serves local Icelandic dishes and the lobby bar is the perfect place to unwind with a drink by the cozy fireplace.VikIcelandKlettsvegi 1-5KatlaHotel Katla is an ideal location for short trips to explore some of the most spectacular places in Iceland, like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Dyrholaey, Westman Islands, Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park.VikIcelandMýrdalurHotel KrìaThis modern hotel is located just beside road No. 1, also known as the Ring Road. The strategic location is the perfect base for discovering the natural treasures of the breathtaking Icelandic south coast. All guestrooms are designed in a modern style and come with a private bathroom complete with a shower, hairdryer and complimentary toileteries, the rooms have soundproofed walls, a tea and coffee maker, parquet floors, heating, as well as a flat-screen TV. VikIcelandSléttuvegur 12-14,
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