Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice
About Iceland - From $3,999.00 USD per double occupancy
September 29 – October 7, 2021
9 Days ● 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Reykjavík, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Choices on Tour, Breiðafjördur Bay Cruise, Lava Exhibition Center, Vík, Skógar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull National Park & Glacier, Seljalandsfoss
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
- Day 1 Overnight Flight
- Days 2, 3 Centerhotels, Reykjavik
- Day 4 Fosshotel Stykkisholmur , Stykkisholmur
- Days 5 – 7 Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
- Day 8 Centerhotels, Reykjavik
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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Day 1: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Overnight Flight Set out on a journey full of dramatic contrasts. Come to know Iceland; a place where steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving behind thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.
Day 2: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins Begin in the capital city of Reykjavík. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city’s old section featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavík’s oldest building, home of the Kraum Icelandic design center. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a grand Icelandic dinner at a popular local restaurant. (D)
Day 3: Friday, October 1, 2021 Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Reykjavík Travel the Golden Circle and experience renowned natural wonders, including the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, the explosive Geysir thermal area, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Along the way, stop at a family-run dairy farm to enjoy various cheeses and their famous ice cream. Your day ends with a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center to discover how pesticide-free produce is grown with the aid of geothermal energy. Learn about the tradition of breeding Icelandic show horses. (B)
Day 4: Saturday, October 2, 2021 Reykjavík - Snæfellsnes - Breiðafjördur Cruise - Stykkishólmur Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and take in black sand beaches, volcanic craters and the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Here, it’s your choice! Experience total darkness in Vatnshellir Cave,* descending 100 feet to an 8,000-year-old lava tube -OR- walk over the lava field’s dramatic landscape. Connect with the local culture and visit a family that practices a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark; you’ll also taste hákarl – cured shark meat. End your day on a Sea Tours nature cruise of Breiðafjördur Bay and sample fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. You might spot puffins,** cormorants, and the white-tailed eagle soaring along the shoreline. (B, D)
Day 5: Sunday, October 3, 2021 Stykkishólmur - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík Learn about geothermal renewable energy on a visit to Hellisheiðavirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland, and the second largest geothermal power station in the world. Visit the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Arrive in Vík, Iceland's southernmost village, and one of the most visited spots in Iceland. (B, D)
Day 6: Monday, October 4, 2021 Vík - Skógar Museum - Vík Drive along the scenic south shore to the Skógar Museum. Discover its turf-built houses and its collection of farm and domestic artifacts. Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the tallest in Iceland. View Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach scattered with caves and surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs. The beach is rich with bird life, such as the fulmar, black guillemot, razorbill, and gannet. You might also spot some nesting puffins along the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. (B, D)
Double $3,999* Single $4,599; Triple $3,949
For bookings made after Mar 30, 2021 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Air from alternate gateways available on request
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $329 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from LAX Upgrade your in-flight experience with Elite Airfare
Additional rate of: Business Class $4,190
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