Natural Wonders of Iceland - Classic Group

Tour Type: Country Roads
Brochure Type: IV Europe Summer 2024 v1

Breathe in the fresh air of Iceland as you tour the scenic bay of Reykjavik, uncover volcanoes on the way to Vik and explore the geothermal hubbub of Lake Myvatn-near Akureyri. From the thunder of the two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall and the geothermal floating pools of Egilsstaoir to the black lava fields of Buoir and the sea cliffs of Arnastapi, experience every imaginable landscape on this one week guided tour. Take an Insight Choice in Reykjavik between a dip in the mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon or a walking tour of the city's premier sights-led by a Local Expert. In Hellisheidi, visit Iceland's flagship geothermal heat and power station, and learn how this scientific wonder helped the country generate 70% of its power-from renewable energy sources.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Reykjavik: Visit Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, silica and minerals.
  • Reykjavik: Explore the city with your Local Expert. See the old town centre, the parliament building, Hofoi House, the colourful harbour and the Hallgrimskirkja.
Well-being
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Make Travel Matter
  • Hellisheidavirkjun: Visit Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheidi, the second largest of its kind in the world. During this Make Travel Matter experience learn why Hellisheidavirkjun is a world leader in the utilisation of geothermal energy. The Power Plant has helped Iceland achieve 70% of the country's energy consumption through renewable energy sources. Hellisheidavirkjun Power Plant, advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Gullfoss Falls: The spectacular two-tiered waterfall, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara falls, drops a total of 32 metres, while spanning the entire width of the Hvita River.
  • Skogafoss: Admire the majestic beauty of these two impressive waterfalls.
  • Vik: Enjoy an orientation of Vik, Iceland's seafront village home to black pebble beaches and offshore rock formations.
  • Skalholt: See the Skalholt historic church.
  • Skaftafell: Visit the amazing alpine setting of the National Park and experience the might of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier.
  • Lake Jokulsarlon: See the setting for the James Bond film 'Die Another Day'.
  • Hofn: Your Travel Director takes you on a short orientation through this seaside village.
  • Egilsstadir: Visit this lakeside town, the largest on Iceland's East Coast.
  • Lake Myvatn: Traverse spectacular landscapes of craters, boiling mud pots and geothermal hot springs shooting jets of hot water and steam into the air, at this renowned bird-watching site.
  • Akureyri: Your Travel Director will provide an orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, established in 1602.
  • Borgarnes: Enjoy an orientation of Borganes, located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjorour coastal region.
  • Snaefellsjokull National Park: Enjoy a fascinating exploration of this magnificent park, home to lava formations, waterfalls and the most famous volcano in Iceland.
  • Arnarstapi: Walk the sea-cliff and admire the rock formations.
  • Thingvellir National Park: The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site in the country, as the meeting place of the Althing, the world's oldest parliament that was founded in A.D. 930.
  • Reykjavik: Visit Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, silica and minerals.
  • Reykjavik: Explore the city with your Local Expert. See the old town centre, the parliament building, Hofoi House, the colourful harbour and the Hallgrimskirkja.
Insight Experiences
  • Lake Myvatn: Taste local rugbrauo, a sweet and dense rye bread which is buried underground and baked by the heat from nearby hot springs. After an introduction on how they use the Dimmuborgir lava fields for the cooking process, enjoy a sample of the delicious bread served with butter.
Authentic Dining
  • Reykjavik: This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner (D), and 1 Dinner with Wine (DW)
Additional Included Highlights
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikThe Smoky Bay of Reykjavik: Welcome to Iceland. On arrival at Reykjavik's Keflavik Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel on your complimentary Insight shuttle operated by Gray Line. Join your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:15 for a Welcome Drink served with canapes.
Fosshotel Reykjavik.
Day 2VikHot Springs, Waterfalls and Vik: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, heading east to visit Iceland's newest geothermal and electric power station at Hellisheioavirkjun. Later, travel on to the ancient bishopric of Skalholt and see the historic church, set in a remote location amid magnificent natural scenery. Continue to the hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfosswaterfalls, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls. In the afternoon, visit the majestic south coast waterfalls ofSeljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to your hotel in Vik.
Hotel Kria, Vik.
Day 3HofnBy Glaciers and Icebergs to Hofn: Travel along the southern coast of Iceland, beside the black sand beaches and basalt rock formations.Continue through the National Park at Skaftafell and see the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull.Travel on to the luminous blue icebergs of Lake Jokulsarlon, the highlight of the day. This dramatic setting was featured in two James Bond films.Arrive in the small harbour town of Hofn, an active lobster fishing hub. From here, your Travel Director will lead a short orientation.Dine at your hotel's restaurant tonight and experience what the local produce has to offer.
Hotel Hofn.
Day 4Eastern Fjords to EgilsstaoirEastern Fjords to Egilsstaoir Relaxed Start: Explore yet another face of Iceland, as you drive through narrow fjords surrounded by steep cliffs and past small fishing villages. Catch a glimpse of Papey Island, once the home of Gaelic monks who settled here before the arrival of the Vikings. Continue to the lakeside town of Egilsstaoir.
Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir.
Day 5By Desert, Lakes and Divine Waterfalls to AkureyriBy Desert, Lakes and Divine Waterfalls to Akureyri: Continue on to the beautiful Lake Myvatn and explore a wide spectrum of geological formations and the concentrated geothermal activity produces mud pools and spectacular coloured deposits. This afternoon enjoy a taste of the local rugbrauo, a sweet and dense rye bread which is buried underground and baked by the heat from nearby hot springs.After an introduction to how they use the Dimmuborgir lava fields for the cooking process enjoy a sample of the delicious bread served with butter. Continue to Akureyri where you have the evening to relax or explore at your leisure. Perhaps embark on an optional whale watching experience? (available during whale season)
Hotel Kea, Akureyri.
Day 6BorgarnesFrom the Capital of the North to Borgarnes Relaxed Start: Enjoy an orientation of Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland, first established as a trading centre in 1602. Travel past mountains, waterfalls and green coastal regions. Later, continue on to the southwest coast of Borgarnes.
Icelandair Hotel Hamar, Borganes.
Day 7Snaefellsjokull National ParkExploring Snaefellsjokull National Park: Travel along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula to Snaefellsjokull National Park, known as the Jewel of West Iceland and home to the country's most famous volcano. See the magnificent Snaefellsjokull glacier surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. En route, admire the impressive landscapes of Buoir, offering a mixture of sandy hills, black lava fields and a yellow beach. Next, take a stroll along the sea cliffs of Arnastapi with its unique column rock formations and take in the beautiful scenery.
Icelandair Hotel Hamar, Borganes.
Day 8ReykjavikThingvellir, Blue Lagoon and on to Reykjavik: Journey south to Thingvellir. This remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.Explore Reykjavik with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Alternatively, discover Reykjavik's top sights on a walking tour with your Local Expert and stop along the way to sample local specialties.This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.
Fosshotel Reykjavik.
Day 9ReykjavikFarewell Reykjavik: Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, with a transfer to Reykjavik's Keflavik Airport.
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    Tour Type: Country RoadsBrochure Type: IV Europe Summer 2024 v1Breathe in the fresh air of Iceland as you tour the scenic bay of Reykjavik, uncover volcanoes on the way to Vik and explore the geothermal hubbub of Lake Myvatn-near Akureyri.

 
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