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Gems of Iceland

6 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 Reykjavik.
An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: [LF] watch whales in their natural habitat! (B,D)

Day 3 Reykjavik–Thingvellir–Geysir–Gullfoss–Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. 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. [LF] 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 [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. (B,D)

Day 4 Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón.
Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and [LF] 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 before returning to your hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 Kirkjubæjarklaustur–Skogafoss–Seljalandsfoss–Hellisheiðarvirkjun–Reykjavik.
Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation. (B,D)

Day 6 Reykjavik.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
With its glaciers, icebergs, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes, Iceland is a country steeped in breathtaking natural wonders. On this Iceland tour, you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. 

Scenic highlights include Iceland’s most famous waterfall, mighty Gullfoss, which plummets down 105 feet over two stages into a rugged canyon. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, the deepest lake in Iceland. Watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake and forms icebergs. Another scenic drive gives you the opportunity to see Skogafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which is a unique waterfall with a foot path behind it. 

Throughout this Iceland tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your vacation unique. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you'll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You'll wash it down with a glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat! You’ll also visit Hellisheiðavirkjun, one of the world’s largest geothermal power stations. 

Throughout this Iceland tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director dedicated to showing you this stunning country and teaching you about its culture and heritage. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
  • Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
Highlights
  • REYKJAVIK Welcome dinner; [LF] boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights departures January 9-April 3 & October 2-December 11); orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • THINGVELLIR [LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates
  • GEYSIR Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
  • GULLFOSS [LF] Marvel at the waterfall
  • SKAFTAFELL Drive through the national park
  • LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN [LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe
  • SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS Admire waterfalls
  • HELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station
Accommodations
Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Reykjavik:
in single room $231-$368, in twin $163-$231, in triple $132-$217
Notes
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
  • Certain features are subject to nature’s law.
  • “[LF]” refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.