5-Night Gems of Iceland With Whale Watching, round trip from Reykjavik
2019 DEPARTURES: April 14 & 28; May 5, 12, 19 & 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30; July 7, 14, 21 & 28
From $3,269(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy (airfare not included)
Includes hotel accommodations; 10 meals; on-tour motorcoach transportation
Single and triple accommodations are available for this tour; call us for rates. Extra nights in Reykjavik are available for an additional charge.
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls and beautiful lakes. On this Globus tour of Iceland, you’ll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Stroll with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you’ll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. Pair it with a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Take a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat. Marvel at the Gullfoss Waterfall, drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where you can watch how Vatnajӧkull, the largest glacier in Europe, flows into the lake. This is where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond’s movie Die Another Day were filmed. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with wine at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate the end of your Icelandic adventure.
- Hotel accommodations in Reykjavik and Kirkjubaejarklaustur
- 10 meals (buffet breakfast daily & five dinners)
- Welcome Dinner with wine in Reykjavik
- Farewell Dinner with wine in Reykjavik
- Whale-watching cruise in Reykjavik
- VIP access to must-see sights
- Tour Director and Local Guides
- On-tour motorcoach transportation
Day 1 — Reykjavik
Welcome to Reykjavik! Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions this evening for a three-course Welcome Dinner with wine at your hotel.
Day 2 — Reykjavik
An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon embark on a cruise for an unforgettable experience: Watch whales in their natural habitat.
Day 3 — Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kirjubaejarklaustur
After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: Meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and sip a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall.
Day 4 — Kirjubaejarklaustur – Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón – Kirjubaejarklaustur
Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available before you return to your hotel.
Day 5 — Kirjubaejarklaustur – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheiðarvirkjun – Reykjavik
Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric power station. Return to Reykjavik and enjoy a special three-course Farewell Dinner with wine at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation.
Day 6 — Reykjavik
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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