A tour to Iceland can be the highlight of any European stopover, or even a destination in itself. Our tour covers this incredibly diverse country. Iceland boasts dramatic landscapes and a plethora of options to explore. Gorgeous unique cities, stunning breath-taking hot springs, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of bathing in the Blue Lagoon are certain to leave a lasting impression. Don’t even try to pronounce the tongue-twisting names of the Icelandic villages – we’ll guide you all the way through Iceland .
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Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival | City Tour | Perlan Observation Deck Meet your guide in your hotel at 2:00 PM. Take a city sightseeing tour and begin exploring Iceland’s 1000-year-old history in its beautiful capital city. You’ll be charmed by its mix of modern and traditional architecture and the beautiful brightly colored rooftops .You’ll also discover why it is considered one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Tour Hallgrimskirkja, a Lutheran church, the largest in Iceland, which stands above the city and offers stunning views from the top Return to your centrally-located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink and canapes with your group, followed by dinner on your own.
Day 2 Thingvellir National Park | Secret Lagoon | Fridheimar Tomato Farm | Strokkur Geysir | Gullfoss Waterfall Head out to spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans and the home of the Icelandic Parliament from its foundation in 930 AD until 1798. It is also where Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet aboveground. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon, it’s the place where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. .Don’t forget your swimsuit! Enjoy a tasty lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Then it’s on to the Strokkur Geysir, which erupts every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland with two separate drops and the largest falls in all of Europe in terms of water volume. Move on to your simple but beautifully-situated rural hotel below the Hekla volcano where you’ll enjoy a delectable dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 3 LAVA Center | Skogar Folk Museum | Skogafoss Waterfall | Black Sand Beach Avoid the crowds with a special early opening at the LAVA Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts. Visit the nearby stunning Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Discover Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations along with the magical legend of its history. Save your appetite for dinner at your hotel tonight. (B, D)
Day 4 Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Diamond Beach | Skaftafell Wilderness Area Travel to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a glacial lake dotted with blue and white icebergs. Marvel as you witness small icebergs flowing into the Atlantic or breaking up along the black sands of Diamond Beach. Enjoy lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside. Spend the afternoon in Skaftafell Wilderness Area to view its enormous glaciers. Filled with natural wonders, Skaftafell also boasts a snow-capped volcano and nearby lava fields. Return to your accommodation, where you’ll dine independently this evening. (B, L)
Day 5 Seljalandsfoss Waterfall | Reykjavik | The Blue Lagoon Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Travel back to Reykjavik. En route it may be possible to visit itinerary sites that might have been missed previously due to weather. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon in the city exploring some of the many charming sites on your own. In the evening, you’ll be whisked away to the Blue Lagoon, a large man-made lake surrounded by a lava field that is also a geothermal spa. Enjoy one of the 25 wonders of the world as you share in a farewell dinner and lagoon entry with your group. (B, D)
Day 6 Tour Ends in Reykjavik Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) The itinerary and all visits are weather dependent.
Insider tip: There’s no bad time to visit Iceland. If you want to see the Northern lights, they are most viewable September – April. From May through August, you’ll enjoy long days of sunlight and comfortable temperatures.
While our tour is not an adventure tour, visiting Iceland requires the ability to walk over uneven or icy terrain, climb stairs and vehicle steps, and walk or stand for several hours at a time. Some tours include activities in the late evening.
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