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Scenic Volcanoes and Glaciers

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON :

May 2023 departures
$ 2,435.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,125.00 (single occupancy)

All other 2023 departures
$ 2,590.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,485.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 03, 2023 - May 07, 2023 
May 10, 2023 - May 14, 2023 
May 17, 2023 - May 21, 2023 
May 24, 2023 - May 28, 2023 
Jun 07, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023 
Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 25, 2023 
Jun 28, 2023 - Jul 02, 2023 
Jul 05, 2023 - Jul 09, 2023 
Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023 
Jul 19, 2023 - Jul 23, 2023 
Jul 26, 2023 - Jul 30, 2023 
Aug 02, 2023 - Aug 06, 2023 
Aug 09, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023 
Aug 16, 2023 - Aug 20, 2023 
Aug 30, 2023 - Sep 03, 2023 

Hotels:

This tour stays in comfortable hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels.

Day 1 – Center Hotel Midgardur
Day 2 – Magma Hotel
Day 3 – Magma Hotel
Day 4 – Center Hotel Midgardur

Included:

  • Airport - hotel roundtrip transfers
  • Professional English-speaking local driver-guide from day 2 to day 4
  • Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle
  • Accommodation 4 nights in a standard room with facilities
  • Daily breakfast (except on arrival day)
  • 2 local-cuisine dinners in the countryside
  • Visit to the Hveragerdi Geothermal Park (Day 2)
  • Entrance to the LAVA Centre (Day 2)
  • Guided boat tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon (Day 3)
  • Visit to a family farm
  • Taxes and service fees
  • 24-hour assistance while you are in Iceland

 

Highlights & Experience:

  • Discover a great first-time tour the combines Iceland’s natural wonders with exciting adventures
  • Snap great photos of classic natural wonders, including the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, the Glacier LagoonDiamond Beach and the Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Visit the ruggedly beautiful Westman Islands and get a good look at its infamous, powerful volcano
  • Enjoy exciting and breathtaking activities that bring you alongside – and even onto – magnificent glaciers

Optional Services:

You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 5, Day 6 - Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice | Not included: Swimsuit rental

You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

Day 1, Day 5, Day 6 - Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor - Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour

Day 3 or 4: Canyon Zipline Adventure- Hike through a breathtaking canyon with unique rock formations and a waterfall and then feel your heart pump with excitement as you take a zipline with amazing bird’s eye views | Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours | Includes: Transfer from Vik, safety equipment, hike with a certified guide, 2 ziplines | Minimum age: 8 years old 

Day 3 or 4: Evening Black Beach Horseback Riding - Meet Iceland’s friendly horse breed on an easygoing and fun ride across the famous black sand beaches near Vik Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1 hour guided riding tour, safety helmet, overalls | Weight limit: 110 kg (242 pounds)| Minimum age: 10 years old 

Itinerary:

The name says it all! Scenic Iceland Package offers exploration of South Iceland’s famous wonders, including the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the Glacier Lagoon, and the Golden Circle. We’ve also added some exciting activities to bring you closer to some of Iceland’s most beautiful glaciers. Each morning, your tour coach will depart from the hotel after breakfast, and your tour vehicle will generally arrive at your next night’s accommodation in the late afternoon. Each day there generally will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop.

Day 1  : Arrival in Reykjavik (32 mi)

Arrival at the Keflavik airport. Transfers to Reykjavik. 

If you arrive early and your room is not ready, visit the Blue Lagon and relax after a long flight. It's also lovely to walk around the old city center, maybe stopping at a museum or a cozy café for coffee and breakfast.

Dinner tonight is on your own time. There are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops in Reykjavik, so going out to dinner is a great way to learn more about Iceland's capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland don't guarantee early check-in, and check-in starts around 14:00 (2:00 pm). If you can't check in early, most hotels will be happy to keep your bags for you.

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 2  : South Shore - Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches (180 mi)

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfall, Hveragerdi Hot Spring Area, The LAVA Center, Reynisdrangar Cliffs, Waterfalls, and Black Sand Beaches

Breakfast at your hotel. Continue to drive through beautiful farmland to the town of Hvolsvollur. During your visit to the interactive exhibits at the LAVA Center, you will learn about volcanoes and earthquakes.

Your trip continues to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which looks like something out of a fairy tale. It's the only waterfall in Iceland where you can walk behind the roaring cascade.

Then you'll see the beautiful 60-meter (197-foot) Skogafoss waterfall. Pass by the beautiful Eyjafjoll mountain range, which includes the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, on your way to black sand beaches made of volcanic ash. One of these beaches is Reynisfjara, known for its smooth pebbles, black volcanic sand, and unusual rock formations.

Overnight in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area (breakfast, dinner)

Day 3  : Vatnajokull National Park and the Glacier Lagoon (157 mi)

Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park, Skaftafell National Park, Eldhraun Lava Field

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit some of Iceland's most picturesque nature spots during your drive. The breathtaking views begin with a trip to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you'll take a morning guided tour in an amphibian boat amid the icebergs. The Diamond Beach, next to the Glacier Lagoon, is where you can see shimmering ice fragments dotting the dark beaches like diamonds. The smaller, equally beautiful Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon will be your next stop. Here, you can have lunch, after which we will visit the stunning Skaftafell region of Vatnajökull National Park, which bears the name of Iceland's biggest glacier.

We will stop at Dverghamrar, a small but striking canyon filled with strange hexagonal basalt columns, on the way back to the hotel, an excellent place for photographs.

Overnight at the Kirkjubaejarklaustur (breakfast, dinner)

Day 4  : Farm Visit and the Classic Golden Circle (236 mi)

Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring, Gullfoss Waterfall

Breakfast at your hotel. Today we return to Reykjavik along the south shore. Even though the road is the same, the sights from this way are very different.

We will stop along the journey to visit a nearby farm where you can discover what it's like to live on an Icelandic farm. Meet the family and their farm animals, dog, cats, sheep, goats, chickens, and horses.

After the visit, we will explore the Golden Circle, with some of Iceland's most well-known natural attractions, because no tour of Iceland is complete without it. 

The two-tiered picture-perfect Gullfoss waterfall is your first destination. You can watch the water thrash and tumble before plunging meters into a canyon. You will next go to the neighboring Geysir area to view the bubbling mud pots and gushing Strokkur geyser, which periodically shoots steam and boiling water hundreds of feet into the air.

At the end of the journey, we will visit the Thingvellir National Park.  Iceland's heart and soul are in this stunning volcanic plain.  In the 10th century, the Viking settlers established a national parliament, establishing Iceland as a sovereign state.
Additionally, the tectonic plates of North America and Europe meet in Thingvellir, allowing you to cross between the two continents.

Return to Reykjavik after this exciting day, and say goodbye to your driver-guide.

Overnight in Reykjavik (breakfast)

Day 5  : Departure from Reykjavik (32 mi)

Breakfast at your hotel. It's time for your Icelandic journey to come to an end. A shuttle bus will pick you up from the hotel for your airport transfer three hours prior to your flight.

You have the choice to stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa if your flight is in the afternoon to unwind in the warm mineral waters before going to the airport. (breakafast)

 

Notes:

Important:

  • A minimum of 3 participants is required to guarantee each departure
  • Minimum age for this tour is 8 years old due to activities involved
  • We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
  • Please check the “Program Details“ section in your travel documents to see your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
  • Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
  • 8 years old (due to the activities included in the trip)

Most of the time, there will be at most 45 minutes to an hour of driving between stops on Days 2 through 4. Each night, you'll get to your room in the late afternoon.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Dinners in Reykjavik on day 1 and 5, Westman Islands (day 2), and Vik (day 4)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under "Included"