Iceland including the Blue Lagoon Winter 2021-2022
6 days with
Day 1 Welcome to Reykjavik
Your epic journey through lush lava fields and the windswept landscapes of Iceland begins in the quirky capital of Reykjavik. The northernmost capital of the world seems infused with vivid colour, from the bustling byway of Laugavegur to the enthusiasm of the city's friendly locals. Spend time exploring Iceland's Viking heritage, pay tribute to the sun and snap a selfie in front of The Sun Voyager or stroll around the lively Old Harbour before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your love affair with Iceland.
Day 2 Journey to Reykholt and on to Borganes
Explore the small capital city of Reykjavik on a sightseeing tour this morning. View all the city's major attractions including the Parliament, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the city's main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church, perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. Leave the city behind and travel through the undersea tunnel Hvalfjörðr to Akranes, whose local Museum Centre you'll have an opportunity to visit before enjoying views of the rugged coastline from the town's lighthouse. View Deildartunguhver, Europe's highest-flowing hot spring, where you could choose to bathe in healing glacial waters as part of an Optional Experience. Then, head to Reykholt, famously the former 13th-century home of one of Iceland's most loved authors, Snorri Sturluson. Nature takes centre stage this afternoon, when you view Hraunfoss and nearby Barnafoss, both beautiful waterfalls in their own right and a soul-stirring way to end your day. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 A Day to Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Head along the rugged shores of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, whose geological wonders you'll get to explore later. See pretty fishing villages and admire your serene surrounds, characterised by lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, springs, and yellow and black sand beaches. The main attraction for your viewing pleasure is Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully shaped stratovolcano at the very end of the peninsula. The glacier is also known as the location for Jules Verne's novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. This evening, venture out to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis (weather permitting). (Breakfast)
Day 4 Onwards through Thingvellir National Park to Gullfoss, Geysir and Selfoss
Mother Nature's magic touch can be seen around every turn on today's exploration of Iceland's 'Golden Circle'. Visit the 'Golden Waterfall' of Gullfoss, saved at the turn of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer's daughter who threatened to throw herself into its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric power. Then, head to the world-famous hot spring area of Geysir and see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water and steam high into the air. You'll see first-hand how the movements of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have carved into the Earth's crust, in the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, before stopping at Efstidalur Dairy Farm for a quick ice cream tasting. This evening, Connect With Locals with a local storyteller and her songwriter husband, and delve into their colourful family history, then join them for dinner at an exclusive Be My Guest experience. Continue to Selfoss later, where you'll stay overnight. (Breakfast)
Day 5 Admire Reykjanes and Blue Lagoon and Return to Reykjavik
You can almost feel the Earth simmering under the surface as you journey across Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark. This is the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level. View Strandarkikja and let some of its legendary powers bring you good luck. Then, watch as sulphurous steam emerges from the lunar landscapes surrounding Lake Kleifarvatn. Continue to Grindavík - its long-standing fishing heritage visible in the harbour. Dive Into Culture at the world-famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack your swimwear), whose steaming turquoise waters are said to have healing powers. For an extra special treat, rub some of the lagoon's famous silica-mud on your skin and enjoy a sauna with lagoon views. This evening, we reminisce over the myths and legends we've encountered along the way, during a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director. (Breakfast)
Day 6 Farewell Iceland
For now, it's time to say a fond farewell to Iceland after an unforgettable trip. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. (Breakfast)
All This Included
Embrace adventure on this Iceland journey and Blue Lagoon trip featuring all the natural and manmade highlights of this ethereal world of fire and ice. The highlights? A walk in the ancient Thingvellir National Park and rewarding soak with the locals in geothermal waters.
4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Hand-picked Trip Highlights
Visit the 'Golden Circle' (Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring Area and Thingvellir National Park) and the geothermal Blue Lagoon
View Harpa Concert Hall, Austurvöllur Square, Hallgrimskirkja Church, Waterfalls at Hraunfoss and Barnafoss, Deildartunguhver Hot Spring, Snæfellsnes Peninsula (Stykkishólmur, Arnarstapi, Snæfelljsökull National Park and Borgarnes), Sellfoss and Reykjanes Peninsula (Strandarkikja and Grindavík)
See Hvalfjörður (Whale Bay), Grundarfjörður Fishing Village, Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík
Reykjavik: Grand Reykjavik
This trip is available as a Private Tour. Travel exclusively with friends and family in a small, private group of 12 or more guests. Please ask your Vacations to Travel Counselor for pricing.
* Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
* Autumn, Winter, Spring Departures: Prices, discounts, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change and will be finalized when the Autumn, Winter, Spring Europe Brochure is released.
* Day 1: Welcome Reception is included.
* If travellers have not booked their flights with Trafalgar, flight details must be provided prior to final payment.
* Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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