This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.
This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.
✓ Travel with Globus ✓ Accommodation ✓ Meals as per the itinerary ✓ Sightseeing as per the itinerary ✓ Experienced Driver Guide ✓ Comprehensive commentary ✓ Travel in an air-conditioned coach
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Day 1 Reykjavik
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 Reykjavik Hellisheioarvirkjun Geysir Gullfoss Thingvellir Borgarnes
After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in HellisheiOarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant.
Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.
Day 3 Borgarnes Hauganes Akureyri
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Day 4 Akureyri Gooafoss Lake Myvatn BorgarfjorourEystri
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city's history after it was established as a trading centre in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire GoOafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Myvatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland's prettiest areas, and stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths.
Before arriving in BorgarfjorOur Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the "clowns of the sea" (end of April to mid-August).
Day 5 BorgarfjorourEystri Hofn
In the morning, enjoy a "Meet the Locals" walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Hofn.
Day 6 Hofn Lake Jokulsarlon Skaftafell National Park Vik Area
Highlight of the day is a stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs.
An exciting optional boat trip is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel.
Day 7 Vik Area Seljalandsfoss Reykjavik
Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik.
This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure.
Day 8 Reykjavik
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Meals as per the itinerary
Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Experienced Driver Guide
Travel in an air-conditioned coach
How to Book & Payments
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Accommodation The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.
Single Supplement A single supplement is available on all nights of this trip from an extra AUD $1238 subject to availability.
Triple Share Not available.
Children Children must be 5 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.
Tour Documentation Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
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