GLOBUS 2024: Iceland Adventure (ZR)
8 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country's extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these 'Huldufolk' or 'Hidden People' said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here's what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland-active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the 'Land of Fire and Ice,' including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jokulsarlon, home to Europe's largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.
|Offer valid through 12/31/2022|
|Day 1||Reykjavik||Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Borgarnes||Incredible Iceland REYKJAVIK Orientation drive.HELLISHEIDARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station.GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and [LF] taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls.THINGVELLIR [LF] Walk through the rift valley en route to Borgarnes.(B,D) 180 mi / 290 kmLOCAL FAVORITE NATURAL WONDERS Iceland is the only place in the world where separation between the North American and European geological rift (tectonic plates) are above sea level, and nowhere in the world are the edges of both plates as clearly visible than the rift valley in Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can stand on two continents at the same time! |
|Day 3||Akureyri||Giant Love HAUGANES Take a [LF] whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri. (B,D)217 mi / 350 kmLOCAL FAVORITE WILD & WONDERFUL Take a whale-watching cruise from Hauganes for the chance to spot humpback and minke whales and dolphins surfacing on the glassy waters of Eyjafjordur bay. |
|Day 4||BORGARFJORDUR EYSTRI||Heavenly Sights AKUREYRI Take an orientation walk that includes the botanical gardens.GODAFOSS Take pictures of the 'Waterfall of the Gods.' Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Myvatn.LAKE MYVATN Stop at the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths.DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Borgarfjordur Eystri. (B,D) 190 mi / 305 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Take the photographs of a lifetime with a stop at North Iceland's historic and magnificent GoÃ°afoss waterfall, stretching 90 feet across dramatic rock formations to deliver its spectacular cascades along the glacial-fed Skjalfandafljot River. |
|Day 5||HOFN AREA||Warm Friends on an Icelandic Fjord BORGARFJORDUR EYSTRI Take a walking tour, followed by a scenic drive en route to Hofn. (B,D)159 mi / 256 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Enjoy a walking tour of Borgarf Jordur Eystri and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Take in the natural beauty of this fjord town where sheep farming, fishing, and music festivals are all part of the culture. |
|Day 6||Vik area||Icy Beauty LAKE JOKULSARLON [LF] Take photos of the Vatnajokull Glacier (weather permitting). Scenic drive through Skaftafell National Park en route to Vik. (B,D) 169 mi / 272 kmLOCAL FAVORITE PICTURE PERFECT Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jokulsarlon. Snap photos to capture the astonishingly beautiful glacier Vatnajokull (the Water Glacier) which flows into the lake for a spectacular sight to see at Iceland's largest ice cap. |
|Day 7||Reykjavik||Earthly Powers VIK AREA Scenic drive with views of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall.REYKJAVIK Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 118 mi / 190 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Eyjafjallajokull is one of Iceland's few stratovolcanoes (with an ice cap covering the caldera). When the volcano erupted in 2010, the glacier topping also broke, and the plume of ash rose over five miles into the sky - interrupting European air travel for almost a month! |
|Day 8||Reykjavik||Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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