Iceland Guided Tours - Globus® Iceland Tours

Iceland Adventure (ZR)

8 Day Tour from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

2018 Tour Details

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, 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 may wish to pair it with a traditional glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience on your tour is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat or, based upon the season, witnessing the Northern Lights.

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

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

Borgarfjordur Eystri

Alfheimar Country Hotel

First-Class

Alfheimar Country Hotel Álfheimar, Borgarfjordur Eystri,  Iceland

Álfheimar
Borgarfjordur Eystri, Iceland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Álfheimar Country Hotel will be your relaxed home away from home. This family run property offers simple and functional modern comforts in harmony with the environment. The restaurant focuses on ingredients supplied by local fishermen and farmers, and guests can enjoy local specialties cooked in Icelandic-style. Free access to high-speed wireless Internet is available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer

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

Rangarping Esytra Area

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

 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)


Hofn
Reykjavik

Hofn

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: $$$

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