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

Scenic highlights include the 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 the Rangarping Eystra area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's most beautiful 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.

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, experience the geothermal areas and taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You’ll pair it with a glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience on your tour is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat!

These are just some of the many highlights of this spectacular guided tour of Iceland.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
HELLISHEIðArVIRKJUN
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
Boat cruise, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
BORGARFJÖRÐUR EYSTRI
Walking tour
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
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; 7 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–HELLISHEIðArVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. 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. Then, 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.

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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–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI

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 Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clown of the sea” (end April mid-August).

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Day 5 BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN

In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. 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 NATIONAL PARK– EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL–RANGARPING EYSTRA AREA

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 is available through the icebergs. Drive through the national park at Skaftafell. On your way to the overnight hotel, see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010.

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Day 7 RANGARPING EYSTRA AREA–REYKJAVIK

Return to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. 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.

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 Accommodations

Reykjavik
Borgarnes
Akureyri
Borgarfjordur Eystri
Hofn
Rangarping Esytra Area

 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)


Rangarping Esytra Area
Reykjavik

Rangarping Esytra Area

Boat Cruise to Glacial River Lagoon

Boat Cruise to Glacial River Lagoon

Enjoy an exciting boat trip through the icebergs at Lake Jökurlsárlón

Price Range: $$

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: $$$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,422*
12 guests in a party: $1,194*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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