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Your journey begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Reykjavik. Relax, recline and drift away as you fly to capital and largest city of Iceland.
Upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport you will be met by your private driver and guide. We will start with a hearty Scandinavian breakfast at the Viking World café while we wait for the Blue Lagoon to open. There is no better way to start your Icelandic adventure than by bathing in the famous Blue Lagoon, learn more about the volcanic eruption that created the surrounding landscape nearly 800 years ago and how the lagoon was formed and the wonders of geothermal seawater. Drive to the capital, Reykjavic to check in to your hotel. Please note that check in starts at 2pm.
Optional Tour - $105 per person
In the evening you can join a mysterious tour, looking for the Aurora Borealis, on a dark winter night in Iceland. Far from the glow of the city, we hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to Northern Lights activity and cloud coverage. We cannot guarantee sightings even if the tour is operated.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The Golden Circle is probably the most popular day tour out of Reykjavik and for several good reasons. This is a full-day round tour of the south-west of Iceland and includes three of the best known attractions Iceland has to offer: Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon; The Geysir Area, with numerous hot springs, fumaroles and geysers, including the 30-meter spouting world known Strokkur; Pingvellir, a remarkable geological site and a historic site as well. Pingvellir is the site of the world’s oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 and the beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. At the end of the day we head back to the hotel in Reykjavik.
After breakfast at your hotel, we travel along the south shore. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt Colum features carved by the power of the sea.
Enjoy dinner at Vik, a charming village surrounded by beautiful high bird cliffs.
After breakfast at your hotel, cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs. Throughout the day, enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Return to Vik and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you head back to Reykjavic. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.
Reykjavik’s reputation as a cultural city has grown rapidly with events related to art, design, music, theater and literature offered on a daily basis and major festivals taking place throughout the year. Exploring the small city center reveals an abundance of vibrant museums, galleries and craft shops hidden in all corners of the city.
You’ll be amazed by the range of restaurants available in Reykjavik. The city’s chefs have gained a global reputation for creatively fusing cuisines of the world with Icelandic ingredients like fresh Atlantic seafood, lamb that has roamed wild and fed on moss and herbs, and locally grown organic vegetables.
Despite the lure of the city, it’s nearly impossible not to feel the closeness of nature as you glimpse views of the azure-blue ocean and Mt. Esja looms so close that you can almost reach out and touch her. The city’s plentiful resources of geothermal energy ensure clean air and unpolluted water giving both citizens and visitors a unique sense of liveliness and contentment.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Toronto.
Other informationTour Price:Based on Double: $2990Single Supplement: $690Lodging Information:Reykjavik 01 night The Raddison Blu 1919 HotelVik 02 nights Icelandair HotelGrimsnes 01 night Grimsborgir HotelReykjavik 01 night The Raddison Blu 1919 HotelTOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:• International return airfare from Canada, including taxes• Accommodation at listed hotels or similar• Daily Breakfast for 6 days and 3 dinners• Private Transportation for Transfers and Tours transfers• Licensed English speaking guides• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per programTOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:• Meals not mentioned as being included• calls• Tips & gratuities• Visa fees, if applicable• Optional tours or sightseeing• Travel Insurance• Luggage handling• Items not mentioned as includedIf any of the mentioned hotels are not availalble we will provide a similar alternative.