Iceland Adventure

  • 8 Days

  • Iceland

  • Active pace

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 Reykjavík, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Your journey starts here

New for 2018

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Service charges
Free Wi-Fi on coach
Individual audio system
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 16th September 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

Overview

Experience Iceland’s incredible waterfalls, brooding volcanos, glacial lakes and geothermal springs, and meet the locals on this 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.
  • Goðafoss See the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.
  • Lake Jökulsárlón See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day, then see the largest glacier in Europe.

Day 1

UK - Reykjavik

Fly to Reykjavik where you will be met and transferred. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Reykjavik - Hellisheiðavirkjun - Geysir - Gullfoss - Thingvellir - Borgarnes

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to 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 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. Continue to your hotel in Borgarnes.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Borgarnes - Hauganes - Akureyri

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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Akureyri - Goðafoss - Lake Mývatn - Dettifoss - Egilsstaðir

During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city's history after it was established as a trading centre 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 known for geothermal activity and producing coloured deposits. Before arriving in Egilsstaðir, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting).

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Egilsstaðir - Höfn

Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Höfn - Lake Jökulsárlón - Skaftafell - Vik

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 through the icebergs is available. Then, drive through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Vik - Eyjafjallajökull - Reykjavik

On your way back to Reykjavik, drive by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Reykjavik - UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Borgarnes: Icelandair Hamar

Akureyri: Kea

Egilsstadir: Icelandair Herad

Hofn: Hofn

Vik: Icelandair hotel Vik

Notes

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

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

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