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Reykjavik and Iceland Adventure

6 days
5 nights

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PER PERSON:
Comfort Hotel Category
$ 1,715.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,125.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,665.00 (Triple*)
Quality Hotel Category
$ 1,845.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,520.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,810.00 (Triple*)

*Please note hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size when compared to hotel rooms in countries such as the USA or Canada, and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room

Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area.

Comfort category: These are pleasant and economical standard hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. Generally, 3 star or equivalent both in Reykjavík and countryside.

Children 10-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child).
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

Dates:

Feb 05, 2020 - Feb 10, 2020 
Mar 11, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020 

Hotels:

This tour stays in one of the following hotels (chosen at time of booking and based on hotels available at time of booking). Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Comfort option: (hotels vary based on departure date)

Fosshotel Lind

Fosshotel Lind, centrally located in Reykjavík, is near Laugavegur, the city’s main shopping area. Numerous restaurants, cafés, shops, museums and art galleries can be found just around the corner. The hotel features 78 rooms in the quiet neighborhood of Raudararstigur. Average size of standard rooms 17.7 m² (191 square feet) in size. Rooms include private bathroom with shower, satellite TV, coffee and tea maker, hairdryer, safety box, telephone, Free Wi-Fi. Hotel has a breakfast room, with a good selection of restaurants within walking distance.

Or Storm Hotel

Storm Hotel is a 93-room hotel in Reykjavik's city center offering stylish and comfortable quality accommodation. The hotel is located between Reykjavik's main business district and the Laugavegur shopping street.

Storm Hotel offers a Nordic-inspired designed combined with functionality, quality and style. Every guestroom has a sleek bathroom with shower and an ultra-comfortable luxury bed as well as free Wireless internet connection.

Quality Hotel Option:

CenterHotel Midgardur

Midgardur is ideally located in short walking distance from all the main attractions in the city center. The hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms and a Nordic fusion restaurant. The hotel has 170 rooms with private bathroom with shower, mini bar, telephone, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Average size of standard rooms 17.7 m² (191 square feet) in size. The Lobby Lounge is a great place to relax and offers minimalist lighting and plants that creates a soft and cozy ambience. The modern U-shaped design of the hotel features a tastefully decorated secluded garden, accessible for guests both from the lobby as well as from the restaurant. Jorgensen Kitchen and Bar serves a variety of dishes prepared with fresh, local, and organic ingredients. The restaurant has a cool and modern vibe but at the same time is very cozy and comfortable. The handcrafted cocktails are a must try. The hotel‘s exquisite Midgardur Spa includes a dry sauna, treatment rooms and two large hot tubs, located both inside as well as outside in a secluded garden. There is also a fitness area for those who like to stay fit during their travels.

Included:

  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers on Fly/Bus airport shuttle

  • Informational meeting on evening of day 1

  • Welcome Drink (day 1)

  • Expert local English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 5

  • Accommodation 5 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik

  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)***

  • Locally-guided walking tour of Old Town Reykjavik, including a visit to an Icelandic bakery with a taste of traditional coffee/tea and cake (day 2)

  • Guided motor coach tour (day 3-5)

  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach (day 3-5)

  • Snowmobile tour on a glacier (1-hour ride, 2 people per snowmobile) (day 3)

  • Guided hike on Solheimajokull Glacier (day 4) and protective gear (crampons, helmet, ice pick.)

  • ATV ride in the Reykjanes Geopark (2 people per vehicle) (day 5)

  • Use of protective clothing and equipment needed for snowmobiling (day 3) and ATV ride (day 5)

  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee, including towel, silica mud mask and a drink of your choice (day 5)

  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces

  • Great photo stops

  • Seat rotation during the tour

  • Customer care service during office hours

  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

*** Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.

ALSO: Participants staying at the CenterHotel Midgardur also receive an entrance to the hotel's spa.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Admissions to museums or galleries
  • Swimsuit at the Blue Lagoon (rentals included)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners 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"

Highlights & Experience:

  • Get an overview of Iceland’s varied nature and culture
  • Enjoy the convenience of staying each night in Reykjavik, a city with a great food and cultural scene
  • Get some great insights and sightseeing tips on a walking tour of downtown Reykjavik
  • Admire the amazing Golden Circle wonders of Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area
  • Walk between continents in Thingvellir National Park
  • Feel the power of nature when you view the massive waves crashing on a black sand beach
  • See how volcanic eruptions have changed Iceland’s landscape
  • Thrill to the adventure of snowmobiling on Iceland’s second largest glacier
  • View the vast beauty of the Icelandic highlands
  • Get up close to a glacier with an amazing ice hike
  • Ride a powerful ATV through a dramatic and colorful geological wonderland
  • Soak in the milky blue waters of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon and enjoy its healing powers.
  • Enjoy the insights and lively commentary of our knowledgeable local guide
  • Get the most out of your trip with a perfect blend of sightseeing and free time for your own activities

Itinerary:

Looking for a trip that gives you a great overview of Iceland along with outdoor adventure?  This option is for you!  You’ll get acquainted with  Reykjavik, the trendy capital with an ancient heritage and discover the pure landscapes and powerful natural forces that make Iceland so unique. Each day explore a different part of Iceland, marveling at waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches and the Blue Lagoon. Enhance your nature experience even more with exciting activities set against the amazing wild landscapes of Iceland. Enjoy Icelandic nature by day and Reykjavik’s cultural vibes in the evening.

Day 1  : Arrival in Iceland

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. The FlyBus transfer shuttle is waiting outside the arrivals hall. Please show your confirmation information to the attendant on board and let him or her know the hotel you are using in Reykjavík. Important: The FlyBus is a shared bus transfer. You will not be met directly in the airport by a driver.
Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the after-noon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape.
Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.
This evening, around 18:00 (6:00pm) there is an information meeting for you to meet your locally-based guide for the tour and the other people in your group (location details provided later). Your guide will go through the week’s itinerary and suggestions of things you can do in Reykjavik during your free time. Enjoy a welcome drink and the opportunity to get to know your travel companions.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm).

Day 2  : Get to know Iceland’s Capital

Breakfast at your hotel. Since Reykjavik will be your home for the next few days, today is a great day to get to know the city! Meet your local guide for a fun and informative walking tour of the down town area. Your guide will point out some of the city’s best-known places and also fill you in on the history and daily life of the city. You’ll also get tips and recommendations from your guide on local favorite hangouts for food and fun.
Some of the many places you’ll see on the tour include Hallgrimskirkja Church, the City Hall, Reykjavik Ponds, Harpa Concert Hall, and the Old Harbour. During the tour, your group will stop at a downtown bakery for a taste of a typical Icelandic treat.
The tour ends in the downtown area, where the guide will leave you to enjoy Reykjavik as you please for the rest of the day. Reykjavik has some great museums that highlight the city’s history and its lively art scene. One of our personal favorites is the interactive Reykjavik Settlement Museum, where you can view an excavated Viking longhouse—the oldest known building in Reykjavik—and discover how life was in the early Middle Ages. Take a walk along the main shopping street and browse art galleries and Icelandic handicrafts/design shops. Stroll along one of the seacoast footpaths and enjoy the ocean views. Go swimming in one of the city’s famous geothermal pools. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a cozy coffee house.

If you want to use your free time for outdoor fun this afternoon, we have some recommendations. Board a boat for an afternoon whale watching tour from Reykjavik Harbour. Ride a friendly Icelandic horse in an area of beautiful lava landscapes. Or visit an amazing, brilliantly colored lava cave just outside of Reykjavik.

There are many ways to have a great afternoon in the world’s northernmost capital. Return to the hotel at your own leisure (transfer is on your own). Evening and dinner are on your own.

Options: Walking tour - Free time in Reykjavik
Day 3  : Reykjavik- Thingvellir National Park – Gullfoss – Geysir– Langjokull –Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel before heading on to the famous Golden Circle route. Iceland’s Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions. Start with a visit to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930. This parliament has now become the world’s oldest ongoing. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet. You can walk along a path taking you between the canyon marking the location of the ridge. Your guide will tell you about some of the important things that happened in Iceland’s history. It is interesting to imagine what Thingvellir must have been like hundreds of years ago when farmers, chieftains and merchants journeyed from all corners of Iceland to meet here to make laws, settle disputes, arrange alliances and meet old friends.
Head through scenic farmlands to the celebrated Gullfoss waterfall, believed by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful falls. Several walking paths take you to different views of the double-ledged waterfall. During winter the falls sometimes freeze, creating magical ice shapes. Nearby is the Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents, and exploding geysers. The most famous of these is Strokkur, a high-spouting geyser that erupts every ten minutes, but there are many interesting little geysers bubbling away.
Then head into the vast and magnificent highland wilderness of black rocks, snow and mountains. Crowning the landscape is Langjokull, the Iceland’s second largest glacier. It’s an amazing setting for an exhilarating snowmobile ride across the ice cap. Enjoy the speed of snowmobiles on snow and, on a clear day, amazing views over the landscape. Two people share each snowmobile, with each person getting a chance to operate the snowmobile (driver’s license required).

After a beautiful and adventurous day, return to Reykjavik for the evening.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Options: Ancient parliament and Mid-Atlantic Ridge - Golden Waterfall – Lively Geysers - Spectacular Highlands – Glacier Snowmobiling
Day 4  : Reykjavik- Seljalandsfoss- Skogafoss – Vik - Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive along the iconic South Shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Depending on the weather, you might also get a glimpse of beautiful Mount Hekla, Iceland’s most frequently-erupting volcano, and glacier-crowned Eyjafjallajokull, the famous volcano whose 2010 eruption halted air traffic worldwide. You’ll certainly see signs of their impacts on Iceland. You might even get a glimpse of the Westman Islands archipelago off the coast of Iceland.
Stop at two spectacular waterfalls, each with its own charm and character. Depending on the trail conditions you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss falls. Skogafoss is one of the country’s most photographed waterfalls and is said to be the hiding place for ancient treasure.
As you drive along the coast, you’ll also get a view of Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier. One of the “tongues” extending from the glacier is Solheimajokull. This is a perfect glacier for hiking. Put on crampons and a helmet, take up an ice pick, and join a glacier guide for an amazing walk onto the ice itself. You’ll view interesting formations and learn cool (no pun intended) facts about how glaciers are formed. The glacial landscape is amazing and dynamic, including crevices, sinkholes and small black volcanic sandhills. The tour is about 2- 2.5 hours, with 1 hour – 1.5 hours hiking on the glacier itself.
After your adventure, the road leads to charming Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village. Visit Reynisfjara beach, where you can take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The North Atlantic waves here are very powerful, and the rumbling sound of them crashing against the dark shore is something you will always remember. Far out to sea you can see the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. According to old legends, they were once trolls.

Return to Reykjavik for another night in the lively capital city. Dinner is on your own.

Options: Scenic Waterfalls – Volcanic and Glacial Views – Amazing Glacier Hike - Charming Village – Black Sand Beach
Day 5  : Reykjavik - Reykjanes – Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll take a beautiful coastal road that leads onto the breath-taking Reykjanes peninsula. Reykjanes was designated a UNESCO Geopark in 2015 because of its many interesting geothermal and volcanic features, and it’s a fantastic place to explore.

Drive past the Presidential residence of Bessastadir and to the town of Hafnarfjordur. Take a coastal road to Lake Kleifarvatn, set in fascinating, moon-like surroundings. If you enjoy crime novels, Kleifarvatn is the setting of a famous Icelandic suspense novel, The Draining Lake, by Arnaldur Indridason.

Near the lake’s southern end lies Krysuvik, where powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth’s crust and sulphurous steam rises from numerous geothermal vents. You can see numerous small hot springs, brightly-colored mud pots, boiling pools and other types of geothermal activity. Continue under low mountains along the shoreline to stop by craggy cliffs rising sheer from the sea. This is home to Grindavik, a town with a sizeable fishing fleet.

Now it’s time to explore the amazing Reykjanes GeoPark in depth on an exciting one-hour ATV tour! Ride an ATV along lava and black sand up between two mountains, and then power your way up Hagafell mountain for great views over the Blue Lagoon and Eldey Island. Drive along the coast, taking in views of the ocean and dramatic shipwrecks. (Two people share ATV vehicles, and you‘ll each have a turn to drive if you have a driving license).

After the ATV tour, head for the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. Set in a black lava field, this geothermal spa is a lagoon filled with warm mineral-rich seawater that provides the ultimate interaction and relaxation with Iceland’s raw nature. Here you can enjoy a lovely soak in the healing waters of the lagoon a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure.

Transfer information: This evening you should speak with your hotel’s front desk about your FlyBus transfer for tomorrow. The hotel staff should have the latest information on transfer times and can set up the transfer hotel pick up for you and let you know what time the bus will come to the hotel.

Overnight in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Options: Reykjanes Seacoast – Moon-like landscapes – Colorful Geothermal Area – ATV adventure – Relaxing Spa
Day 6  : Departure

Breakfast at your hotel.
Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight. Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight.

Notes:

Hiking boots or sturdy outdoor shoes are strongly recommended for activities. Do not use trainers or tennis shoes
A valid driver’s license from the US, Canada or the European Economic Area is required to operate a snowmobile or an ATV vehicle. A license from other countries can be used if it a) has a valid license number, b) the license holder’s photograph, c) is printed in Latin alphabet characters and d) is valid at the time of travel. Otherwise an international driver’s license is required.

Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions

Minimum age: 10 years old.