Iceland Guided Tours - Globus® Iceland Tours

Iceland Adventure (ZR)

8 Day Tour from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Thingvellir National Park

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

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

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Day 2 Reykjavik–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.

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Day 3 Borgarnes–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.

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Day 4 Akureyri–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).

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Day 5 Egilsstaðir–Höfn

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

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Day 6 Höfn–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.

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Day 7 Vik–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.

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Day 8 Reykjavik

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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 Accommodations

Reykjavik
Borgarnes
Akureyri
Egilsstadir
Hofn
Vik

Reykjavik

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

First-Class

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavik,  Iceland

Sudurlandsbraut 2
Reykjavik, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Contemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk

Borgarnes

Icelandair Hamar

First-Class

Icelandair Hamar Hamar Golf Course, Borgarnes,  Iceland

Hamar Golf Course
Borgarnes, Iceland

At Icelandair Hotel Hamar you can relax and rejuvenate in peace and tranquility, with every comfort available. Enjoy magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur fjord while you indulge in the personal service and delicious, locally-sourced meals.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Television

Akureyri

Kea

First-Class

Kea Hafnarstraeti 87/89, Akureyri,   Iceland

Hafnarstraeti 87/89
Akureyri, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort which would be expected of one of Iceland's well-established hotels.

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service

Egilsstadir

Icelandair Herad

First-Class

Icelandair Herad Midvangur 5-7, Egilstadir,  Iceland

Midvangur 5-7
Egilstadir, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located in the city center of the peaceful town of Egilsstadir with a restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced Icelandic products including Reindeer and home made jams. Bar bites, fine wines and Icelandic beer can be enjoyed in the modern bar and sitting lounge and there is also an outdoor terrace, ideal for viewing the midnight sun during the summer months.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer

Hallormsstadur

First-Class

Hallormsstadur Hallormsstad, Egilsstadir,  Iceland

Hallormsstad
Egilsstadir, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Hallormsstadur, a 63 room hotel that has been renewed and is now the most outstanding hotel in east Iceland known for great quality in service & extraordinary culinary.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Hofn

Hofn

First-Class

Hofn Vikurbraut, Hofn I Hornafirdi,  Iceland

Vikurbraut
Hofn I Hornafirdi, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern Hotel in the district of Hornafjordur on the east coast.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms

Vik

Icelandair Hotel Vik

First-Class

Icelandair Hotel Vik Klettsvegi 1-5, Vik,  Iceland

Klettsvegi 1-5
Vik, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A charming contemporary hotel located in Iceland's southern-most village surrounded by natural wonders. The restaurant serves local Icelandic dishes and the lobby bar is the perfect place to unwind with a drink by the cozy fireplace.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens

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