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ICELAND 2020

 

JUNE 18 - 28
12 days
$4995 + $498 tax

THE BEAUTY OF ICELAND - TOUR AROUND THE WHOLE ISLAND
OVER 10,000 WATERFALLS, LAKES, VOLCANOES, ICEBERGS TO THERMAL POOLS
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Day 1 – Canada to Reykjavik

Day 2 Reykjavik City Tour and free afternoon.We start our journey of Iceland in the great lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula heading for city tour of Reykjavik stopping at highlights such as Perlan observation deck, Hallgrímskirkja church and Harpa concert hall. The rest of the day is free for resting or exploring

Day 3 – Reykjavik to Laugarbakki
We make our way from Reykjavik to the town of Borgarnes, travel through the Borgarfjörður area to the amazing Hraunfossar waterfalls in the lava and the great hot spring of Deildartunguhver. Travel across the highland Holtavörðuheiði heading north to our accommodation at Hotel Laugarbakki.

Day 4 – Laugarbakki to Akureyri
Today we travel through the farmland of Húnavatnssýsla to the Skagafjörður Heritage Museum located at a Traditional Turf Farm named Glaumbær. We then travel through the mountains of Öxnadalsheiði to Eyjafjörður and go whale watching at Akureyri, the capital of the north, where we also stay for the night.

Day 5 – Akureyri to Lake Myvatn
This morning we make our way along Eyjafjörður and then inland to the great Goðafoss (waterfall of the gods). We then head back to the coast, stopping in the old fishing village of Húsavík. Then we travel out to the Tjörnes peninsula just a few miles south of the arctic circle and to the horse-shoe shaped geological formation at Ásbyrgi, said to be where Odin´s eight-legged horse Sleipnir once touched down. We then head to Mývatn where we will spend the night.

Day 6 – Lake Myvatn to Egilsstadir
Today we enjoy the volcanic Mývatn area, visiting the lava field Dimmuborgir and the Námaskarð hot springs. Then we make our way to the magnificent and powerful waterfall Dettifoss and the breathtaking wastelands of Fjöllin where we overnight in Egilsstaðir close to Lögurinn river said to be the home of the great Wyrm.

Day 7
– Egilsstadir to Höfn
Today we travel through the Eastfjords of Iceland with their rugged coastline and wild mountains passing through Reyðarfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Berufjörður and Djúpivogur with a few scenic photo stops along the way and a visit to the fascinating Petra´s mineral collection. We overnight in the vicinity of the Europe´s biggest glacier Vatnajökull.

Day 8
– Höfn to Vik
Today we travel alongside Vatnajökull which covers roughly 8% of the surface of Iceland, with its long glacier tongues flowing towards the lowlands and glacial rivers making their way to the ocean. We take a cruise on the breathtaking glacier lagoon among the icebergs and drive across the black sand deserts left in the wake of volcanic glacier flooding. Ttravel through otherworldly eldhraun lava flow towards the great basalt columns. Reynisdrangar. Tonight is in Vik.

Day 9
– Vik to Reykjavik
We start today by visiting the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, located in the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Later, we head to the Golden Circle with lunch at the organic tomato greenhouse farm Friðheimar. On the way to Reykjavik, we visit the Great Geysir hot spring area, the massive waterfall Gullfoss and the National Park and Rift Valley of Þingvellir.

Day 10
– Reykajavik
We start our journey of Iceland in the great lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula heading for city tour of Reykjavik stopping at highlights such as Perlan observation deck, Hallgrímskirkja church and Harpa concert hall. The rest of the day is free for resting or exploring.

Day 11
– Reykajavik Blue Lagoon and free afternoon
This morning the group visits one of the world’s twenty-five wonders, The Blue Lagoon. The afternoon is free to explore the city center or get ready for the farewell dinner this evening.

Day 12
– Transfer from Hotel to Keflavik airport & flight home

 

 

 

 
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