Iceland Adventure (ZR) - 2016

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8 Day Tour from Reykjavik to Reykjavik


Iceland Adventure
Visit the Golden Waterfalls of Iceland
Visit the Golden Waterfalls of Iceland
Skaftafell has the largest glacier in Europe
Skaftafell has the largest glacier in Europe
The Svartifoss waterfall is one of Skaftafells best known attractions
Gullfoss Golden Falls in Iceland

Vacation Overview

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 Iceland tour, you will start and end in Reykjavík, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Scenic highlights include mighty Gullfoss waterfall and Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's prettiest areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs.

Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk 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. You'll wash it down with a glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat!

These are just some of the many highlights of this Iceland tour. Be sure to bring your camera so you can to capture the stunning scenery and fun experiences on this wonderful vacation.

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REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; 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

THINGVELLIR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

HAUGANES
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat

AKUREYRI
Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden

GOÐAFOSS
See the “Waterfall of the Gods”

LAKE MÝVATN
Marvel at this beautiful lake

DETTIFOSS
Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe

EGILSSTAÐIR
Orientation

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park

EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL
Drive by the volcano

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–Hellisheiðavirkjun–Geysir–Gullfoss–Thingvellir–Borgarnes

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðavirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Continue to your hotel in Borgarnes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 3Borgarnes–Hauganes–Akureyri

A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Akureyri–Goðafoss–Lake Mývatn–Dettifoss–Egilsstaðir

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. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and known for geothermal activity and producing colored deposits. Before arriving in Egilsstaðir, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Egilsstaðir–Höfn

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

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DAY 6Höfn–Lake Jökulsárlón–Skaftafell–Vik

Prepare for the highlight of the day: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. Then, drive through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Vik–Eyjafjallajökull–Reykjavik

Drive by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, on your way back to Reykjavik. This afternoon you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8Reykjavik

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, 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