Day 1: July 1 – Depart for your overnight flight to arrive into Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) on July 2
Day 2: July 2 – Arrival into Keflavík airport (Reykjavic) – With early morning arrivals you will head to the “Blue Lagoon“. It is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, a natural geothermal pool
in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant. We stop for 1½ – 2 hours for a refreshing swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral rich water (36°C-38°C/100-110°F), famed for its reputed healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site as well massages. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life. You may book an optional massage (additional$) After that we will drive to Reykjavik and check-in at the Hotel in Reykjavík’s down town. Remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy the town.
Center hotel Plaza. Welcome Dinner tonight. (D)
Day 3: July 3 – Borgarfjörður – Barnafoss waterfall – Hraunfossar waterfall – Deildartunguhver – Borganes. We will start the day with Reykjavik city tour. Then we continue our journey to Borgarfjörður, the setting of Egil’s Saga, framed by mountains and glaciers that are backdrops to many of the best salmon rivers in Iceland. We will explore a multitude of natural springs under a birch covered lava field, which creates a waterfall that is hundreds of meters wide, the magnificent Hraunfossar (Lava Falls), seemingly appearing out of nowhere across the bank. A few minutes walk up the river is the Barnafoss (Children’s fall), which has carved out strange figures from the rock. After that we will visit Deildartunguhver, which is a hot spring in Reykholtsdalur. It is characterized by a very high flow rate for a hot spring and water emerges at 97 °C. It is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe.
Overnight: Icelandair Hotel Hamar (B,L)
Day 4: July 4 – Golden Circle – Thingvellir – Fridheimar greenhouse and horse stables – Geysir – Gullfoss. Today´s journey takes us on to explore the classics as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then we will visit a Geothermal Greenhouse and horse stables. After that we will drive to the Geysir geothermal fields. There are a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls”, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river.
Overnight: Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (B,D)
Day 5: July 5 – Skógafoss waterfall – Skógasafn Museum– Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull glacier – Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Today we will visit the impressive Skógafoss waterfall that’s more than 60m high (197 ft). We next move on to the ice-wall of Sólheimajökull, where we will enjoy an easy and safe walk on the glacier before we reach the beautiful village of Vík í Mýrdal, the southernmost village in Iceland.
Overnight: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur for 2 nights (B,D)
Day 6: July 6 – Skaftafell National Park – Vatnajökull Glacier –Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. We drive towards skaftafell National Park, on the way we will see the lava fields. Skaftafell National Park is one of the must see destinations in Iceland. Skaftafell is a beautiful mountainous region in the south of Iceland on the southern edge of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. The old Skaftafell National park is nearly 5.000 km2 and is the epicenter of the largest National Park in Europe, Vatnajökull National Park, covering 12.000 km2 . After that we will continue our journey to Jökulsarlon –The Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s natural crown jewels. (B,D)
Day 7: July 7 – Reynisfjara black lava beach – Seljalandsfoss – Reykjavík We start the day by visiting Reynisfjara, which is famous for its bird species including puffins. This location offers impressive rock formations and caves, spectacular high surf of the North Atlantic and one of the world’s most beautiful black lava beaches. From Reynisfjara you can enjoy stunning views of the picturesque Dyrhólaey promontory, a 120m spur of rock and cut into a natural arch by Atlantic breakers, that stands in water deep enough to allow boats to pass through. Then, we continue our journey to Seljalandsfoss, a graceful ribbon-like waterfall, which drops from an overhanging lava cliff. If you step carefully, you can walk behind it, but be prepared to get wet. The tour ends in Reykjavik. You will have the option for a whale watching tour from Reykjavik if you choose (additional $).
Overnight: Centerhotel Plaza (B)
Day 8: July 8 – Departure Day – Transfer from Reykjavík to the Keflavík airport for your return flight home. Many flight leave late in the afternoon so this day is at your leisure to enjoy more of the town. (B)
Cost: $3725.00 based on Double Occupancy. (Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement $690.00
Booking/final payment deadline is 60 days prior to departure.
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6 nights hotel with taxes
Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon with towel rental
Local Tour Guide and driver
Private transfers to all included sites and cities visited
R/T airport arrival/departure transfers if traveling on scheduled days
Entrance to Friðheimar Greenhouse and horse stables
Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum
Meals not listed in itinerary
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks with meals
Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service
All personal expenses
Gratuities for driver and guide
Additional tours or activities not included in program
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