Iceland Adventure (ZR) - 2014 / 2015

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8 Day Tour from Reykjavik to Reykjavik


Iceland Adventure
Skaftafell has the largest glacier in Europe
Skaftafell has the largest glacier in Europe
Visit the Golden Waterfalls of Iceland
Lake Myvatn is one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for geothermal activity and producing colored deposits
Skaftafell has the largest glacier in Europe
The Svartifoss waterfall is one of Skaftafells best known attractions
Gullfoss Golden Falls in Iceland

Vacation Overview

Enjoy a wonderful vacation in a country of natural wonders: glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, and lakes. Highlights are visits to the geothermal heat and electric power station, the hot springs at Geysir, accompanied by the chef of the Geysir restaurant, who will offer you a taste of freshly baked hot-spring bread and more, all washed down with a glass of the local schnapps. Admire the largest glacier in Europe, stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, well known thanks to the James Bond movie Die Another Day, and see Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Visit the Botanical Garden in Akureyri with specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants, followed by a unique experience: watch the seals in their natural habitat during a boat cruise. Back in Reykjavik, a special farewell dinner awaits you to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure.


REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant

HELLISHEIDAVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps

GULLFOSS
Marvel at the waterfall

EYJAFJALLAJÖKUL
Drive by the volcano

SKAFTAFELL
See the largest glacier in Europe

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day

EGILSSTADIR
Orientation

DETTIFOSS
Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe

LAKE MYVATN
Marvel at this beautiful lake

AKUREYRI
Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden

HAVAMMSTANGI
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat cruise and seal watching

THINGVELLIR
Visit the town where the first meeting of the Icelandic Parliament took place

NOTES:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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DAY 2Reykjavik–Geysir–Gullfoss–Eyjafjallajökul–Vik

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheidavirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to 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 a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Continue to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and drive by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Tonight, overnight in Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 3Vik–Lake Jökulsarlon–Höfn

Marvel at the largest glacier in Europe: Vatnajökull in the national park at Skaftafell. Then, the highlight of the day: stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Höfn–Egilsstadir

Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Egilsstadir. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Egilsstadir–Lake Myvatn–Akureyri

Take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss, and enjoy a scenic drive (road conditions permitting) to the lovely blue Lake Myvatn, teeming with bird life, in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for geothermal activity and producing colored deposits. Before arriving in Akureyri, admire the Godafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” (Breakfast, Dinner)

Lake Myvatn is one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for geothermal activity and producing colored deposits 
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DAY 6Akureyri–Hvammstangi–Borgarnes

During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Enjoy a visit to the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, follow the coastline to Hvammstangi, where a unique experience awaits you: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SEAL WATCHING! Enjoy a BOAT CRUISE around Miðfjörður to admire these wild animals in their natural habitat. Tonight, you are on the west coast in Borgarnes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Borgarnes–Thingvellir–Reykjavik

Stop in Thingvellir, the town where the first meeting of the Icelandic Parliament was held in 903, and return to Reykjavik. You may wish to visit the Blue Lagoon this afternoon, and tonight, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurant to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy the rejuvenating effects of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland 
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DAY 8Reykjavik

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat cruise



Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Reykjavik and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Iceland Adventure:

  • Thingvellir National Park