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Iceland Adventure

Offer

New for 2018

Price per person
from £3,039

Check availability and prices for your preferred airport below. To book, please call our travel specialists on 0800 223 0179

Key inclusions

  • VIP 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
  • 8 days

  • Northern 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. Discover them all, and meet the locals, on this inspiring eight-day tour.

At a glance

  • Reykjavik Welcome dinner, orientation tour. Farewell dinner on return, at a local restaurant.
  • Geysir Admire the hot springs. Taste local specialties, including schnapps.
  • Thingvellir Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates.
  • Hauganes Boat cruise, see the whales in their natural habitat. 
  • Goðafoss See the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.
  • Delttifoss Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
  • Lake Jökulsárlón See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day, then see the largest glacier in Europe.

What's included

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

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

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. Discover them all, and meet the locals, on this inspiring eight-day tour.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Reykjavik, Iceland

Day
1

Fly to Reykjavik where you will be met and transferred 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 - Hellisheidarvirkjun - Geysir - Gullfoss - Thingvellir - Borgarnes.

Day
2

After an orientation drive of pretty 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. 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 Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Borgarnes - Hauganes - Akureyri

Day
3

A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Akuretri - Goðafoss - Lake Myvatn - Borgarfjörður Eystri

Day
4

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 steem 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 April mid-August).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Borgarfjörður Eystri - Höfn

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Höfn - Lake Jökulsárlón - Skaftafell National Park - Skogafoss - Seljalandsfoss - Rangarping Eystra Area

Day
6

Prepare for the highlight of the day: 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. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and along spectacular Skogafoss Seljalandsfoss waterfalls with views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rangarping Eystra Area - Reykjavik

Day
7

Return to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Please note that hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected. 

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