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6 Day Essential Iceland (Wednesday Departure)

6 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

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DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Iceland 
Depart for Iceland.

DAY 2, Thursday - Reykjavik City Tour, Village of Flúðir
Arrive in Iceland and meet your Tour Manager. Your flights should arrive between 6 and 8 AM on Day 2. Transfer independently to Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Your tour begins with a refreshing light breakfast and orientation meeting at Harpa Concert Hall. Your discovery of this modern city begins with a drive past the Old Town Center, Parliament, the cathedral and the bustling harbor area. See Hofdi House, site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met to end the Cold War. Then make a stop at the Pearl vantage point for great views of the capital area and beyond. Depart from Reykjavik to the peaceful village of Flúðir nestled amidst the stillness of rural Iceland. Spend the balance of your evening at leisure, or join the optional Farm Visit with Tasting and Dinner. You'll enjoy a farm to table dinner experience at a local Icelandic dairy farm, where you'll meet the family and gain unique insight into farm life in Iceland. (Breakfast)

Optional: Farm Visit with Tasting and Dinner (PM)

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Flúðir
Enjoy the day at leisure in Flúðir. Just a short walk from your hotel is the geothermal Secret Lagoon where you may choose to spend your day in the outdoor thermal pool. Or, join the optional tour of Iceland's South Coast. Driving from your hotel, admire the gorgeous mountain views including Hekla, the country’s most active volcano, as well as the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Continue through the region where one of the best known of the Icelandic classical sagas, Njál’s Saga, is set. Stop at the spectacular Skógafoss waterfall, tumbling over high rock escarpments. Next, continue to the charming village of Vik, with free time for lunch on your own. Then on to Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Finish your full day excursion at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall which you can walk behind if conditions allow. Return to the hotel for time at leisure. (Breakfast)

Optional: Full Day South Shore Adventure

DAY 4, Saturday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir
Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water tumbling majestically into a deep gorge. Then, on to the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs, fumaroles and geysers, including the world-famous Strokkur Geysir – watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. At the remarkable geological and historical area of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest parliament founded in 930 AD, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the stunning canyon that runs through the park, stand on the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. Continue to Reykjavik and check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Reykjavik
Spend the day at leisure to explore Reykjavik. Or, perhaps take the optional tour to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Geothermal seawater is led directly to the Blue Lagoon forming wells as deep as 6,000 feet and the water stays warm at 100-110°F throughout the entire year. An indoor Blue Lagoon and geothermal sauna are also on site. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural ingredients of mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Reception at the hotel. Dinner is on your own, or join the optional tour to celebrate your last night in Reykjavik by stepping back to the time of the Vikings, at the Viking Village. Savor a traditional three course feast with wine or beer, served in Viking-style trays. Enjoy the jubilant Viking atmosphere and setting as Valkyries and Vikings sing to you as you dine. The feast reaches a climax, when the Fjoru-chieftain crowns one guest as an honorary Viking. (Breakfast)

Optional: Blue Lagoon Experience Comfort (AM)
Optional: Viking Feast & Entertainment (PM)

DAY 6, Monday - Depart Iceland
Your vacation ends after breakfast. (Breakfast)

All This Included
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Arrival transfer
  • Departure transfer included only with airfare purchase on package departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • City tour of Reykjavik, including the Pearl Vantage Point
  • Visit Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area, home of the Strokkur Geysir
  • At the remarkable historic site of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest parliament

†Departure transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Hella: Stracta Hotel Hella
Fludir: Icelandair Hotel Fludir
Reykjavik: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
  • Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the group arrival transfer that departs between 7 and 8:30 AM from Keflavik Airport on Day 2. Please contact a service agent to make arrangements to meet the group if your arrival flight does not arrive on Day 2 of the tour. Passengers arriving to Reykjavik on Day 2 should select flights that arrive between 6 and 8 AM. The group transfer will depart approximately between 7 and 8:30 AM.
  • The Jun 24, Jul 15, Aug 26 & Sep 11 departures will be accommodated at the Stracta Hotel Hella in the village of Hella instead of Flúðir. Triples in Icelandair Hotel Fludir will be accommodated in a double and single room.
  • This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This moderately active trip covers a lot of ground during tours. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Some light hiking is required to access some sites. Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable even in the summer time. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Meals not included in your package may be expensive as most of Iceland’s food is imported. This is a Value program.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information. 
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