Iceland Escorted Tour - Globus® Europe

Gems of Iceland (ZRS)

6 Day Tour from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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With its glaciers, icebergs, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes, Iceland is a country steeped in breathtaking natural wonders. On this Iceland tour, you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Scenic highlights include Iceland’s most famous waterfall, mighty Gullfoss, which plummets down 105 feet over two stages into a rugged canyon. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, the deepest lake in Iceland. Watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake and forms icebergs. Another scenic drive gives you the opportunity to see Skogafoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s biggest waterfalls, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which is a unique waterfall with a foot path behind it.

Throughout this Iceland tour, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your vacation unique. 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! You’ll also visit Hellisheiðavirkjun, one of the world’s largest geothermal power stations.

Throughout this Iceland tour, you’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director dedicated to showing you this stunning country and teaching you about its culture and heritage. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights departures January 9-April 3 & October 2-December 11); orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
THINGVELLIR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates
GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
GULLFOSS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Marvel at the waterfall
SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe
SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire waterfalls
HELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

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.
  • Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
  • Certain features are subject to nature’s law.

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; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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

An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite watch whales in their natural habitat!

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Day 3 Reykjavik–Thingvellir–Geysir–Gullfoss–Kirkjubæjarklaustur

After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

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Day 4 Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and 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 before returning to your hotel.

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Day 5 Kirkjubæjarklaustur–Skogafoss–Seljalandsfoss–Hellisheiðarvirkjun–Reykjavik

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation.

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Day 6 Reykjavik

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Reykjavik
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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

Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Icelandair Hotel Klaustur

First-Class

Icelandair Hotel Klaustur Klausturvegur 6, Kirkjubaejarklaustur,  Iceland

Klausturvegur 6
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This 57-room hotel offers modern Scandinavian comfort in close proximity to the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier and spectacular Sidufjoll mountains. Locally sourced ingredients are highlighted in the restaurant's dishes, and the cozy bar with outdoor terrace offers the perfect place to enjoy drinks and snacks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Window Opens
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Excursion to the Blue Lagoon

Excursion to the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy a peaceful time at the Blue Lagoon, an incredible geothermal spa, set in an otherworldly area where lava and thermal water meet and complement each other.

Price Range: $$$

 Know Before You Go

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