Encounter a world of untamed beauty as you discover Iceland's adventurous landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Travel the stunning Golden Circle and visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir thermal field, and the awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall. Interact with friendly Icelandic horses. Go whale watching in Skjalfandi Bay with specialized RIB zodiac boats. Climb aboard a mountain truck to explore the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Savor Icelandic delicacies during an exclusive tasting, surrounded by uninterrupted mountain scenery. Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon. From ethereal lava fields to thundering waterfalls and coastal villages, this tour reveals the island's dramatic contrasts.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikOvernight Flight: You're on your way to Iceland, a land forged by fire and ice, where adventurous landscapes give way to a rich cultural heritage. Discover the dramatic contrasts: from ethereal lava fields and thundering waterfalls to charming coastal villages.
Day 2ReykjavikReykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins: Discover culture and history in Reykjavik - Iceland's capital. Explore the old section on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, the harbor, city hall, and the city's oldest building. Gaze up at the famous glass facade of the Harpa Concert Hall, a true marvel of modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant.
Day 3ReykjavikReykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik: Travel the Golden Circle to see Iceland's most incredible natural wonders, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Thingvellir National Park where you can walk between two continents. Learn how locals use Iceland's geothermal energy to cook food and visit a bakery to taste 'lava bread,' which is submerged into the earth and cooked for 24 hours. Continue along the Golden Circle and take in the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) double-cascade waterfall before visiting the explosive Strokkur fountain geyser.
Day 4ReykjavikReykjavik - Lake Myvatn: This morning, fly* to Akureyri and take in the unique volcanic landscape that surrounds Lake Myvatn. You will have a chance to explore the Hverir geothermal area, where bubbling mud pools resemble a Martian terrain. Next, it's your choice! Dip into the warm water and steam of the Lake Myvatn Nature Baths, frequented by Icelandic locals -OR- hike through Dimmuborgir and pass by irregular lava formations and mystical caves that inspire your imagination.
Day 5MyvatnLake Myvatn - Hsavik - Whale Watching - Lake Myvatn: Venture into the town of Hsavik, where legend claims the Norse first settled in Iceland. Gear up in thermal wear to join expert whale watchers on a cruise on Skjalfandi Bay. Aboard specialized Zodiacs, you'll get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent these waters. End your day with a visit to Grenjaðarstaður and peruse Icelandic turf settlement homes.
Day 6MyvatnLake Myvatn - Akureyri - Laugarbakki: Enjoy time at leisure in Akureyri before heading to the scenic Norðurland Vestra region, famous for its horse-breeding farms. On a family-owned farm, it's your choice! Saddle up and venture into the tranquility of the countryside via horseback -OR- grab your camera for a photo tour of the farm's stables and interact with these friendly animals. Later this afternoon, travel to Laugarbakki village.
Day 7LaugarbakkiLaugarbakki - Hsafell - Borgarnes: Spend your afternoon in Hsafell and look out at the misty waterfalls cascading over lava rocks. Enter into a hidden world as you descend into the expansive Viðgelmir** lava cave. Explore the vast grotto with an expert guide, passing by multicolored walls and mossy rocks.
Day 8BorgarnesBorgarnes - Snaefellsjokull Glacier Experience - Borgarnes: Bundle up and ascend Snaefellsjokull glacier*** via mountain truck. Under a tented venue within Iceland's natural splendor, join your mountain guides for an exclusive tasting of local specialties. If the weather is agreeable, gear up with crampons and an ice pick to join an expert-led hike onto a glacier to spot icy crevasses. For a more leisurely endeavor, take a guided hike over lava fields, showcasing the landscape's various textures and pigments.
Day 9BorgarnesBorgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik: Visit the Settlement Museum and dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage, including the works of the famous Viking poet Egill Skallagrimsson. Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the famous Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this iconic geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Come together this evening for a farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic cuisine.
Day 10ReykjavikReykjavik - Tour Ends: Head home having uncovered Iceland's adventurous side.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/25/2022$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Icelandair Hotel Hamar 310 Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Laugarbakki Laugarbakki, Iceland
Icelandair Hotel Myvatn Myvatn, Iceland
Centerhotels , Iceland
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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