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Gems of Iceland

Offer

Price per person
from £2,089

Price based on
London Gatwick
17th Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

There's no better time to book your next adventure, with low deposits of just £49pp for European holidays.

More details
  • 6 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Globus escorted tours

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 guided tour of Iceland, you will start and end in Reykjavik, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. 

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, and 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. 

Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed; and much more!

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

At a glance

Reykjavik Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Thingvellir Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

Geysir Admire the hot springs; taste local specialities and drink a glass of schnapps

Gullfoss Marvel at the waterfall

Skaftafell Drive through the national park

Lake Jökulsárlón  See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

Skogafoss & Seljalandsfoss  Admire the waterfalls

Hellisheiðarvirkjun  Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

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 guided tour of Iceland, you will start and end in Reykjavik, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. 

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, and 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. 

Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed; and much more!

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

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Reykjavik, Iceland

Day
1

Fly to Reykjavik where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Reykjavik

Day
2

This morning’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be prepurchased via our website and is not available locally. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience watching whales in their natural habitat.

Departures 6 January to 31 March & 29 September to 8 December include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day
3

After a drive through cosmopolitan Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. 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. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón

Day
4

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and 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 through the icebergs is available (tour ZRS only), weather permitting, before returning to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheiðarvirkjun – Reykjavik

Day
5

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Arrive in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - UK

Day
6

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

2018 - Day 2: Departure dates 07 Jan,- 01 April and 07 Oct - 09 Dec include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead of Whale watching.

2019 - Day 2: Departure dates 06 Jan - 31 March and 29 Sep - 08 Dec include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead of Whale watching.

Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.

Certain features are subject to nature’s law.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Set in central Reykjavik, the stylish Hilton Reykjavik Nordica hotel is one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists. Nearby attractions include Icelandic Parliament, botanical gardens and Reykjavik Harbour.

  • Location

    Sudurlandsbraut 2, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

Icelandair Hotel Klaustur

This modern hotel is peacefully situated in the southern Icelandic village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a 1-hour drive from Skaftafell National Park and the Vatnajokull glacier.

  • Location

    Klausturvegur 6, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

  • Facilities

    • Bar Restaurant Free Wi-Fi

Why book with us?