Iceland Adventure (ZR)

8 days from Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” rumored to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 air-inclusive Europe vacations on American Airlines/British Airways/Iberia/Finnair*
Iceland Adventure map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Thingvellir National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

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

REYKJAVIK Orientation drive.
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit to the geothermal heat and electric power station.
GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.
GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls.
THINGVELLIR Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates en route to Borgarnes.
31 mi / 50 km

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Day 3 BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI

HAUGANES Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri.
217 mi / 350 km

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Day 4 AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI

AKUREYRI Orientation includes the botanical gardens.
GOĐAFOSS Take pictures of the “Waterfall of the Gods.”
Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn.
LAKE MÝVATN Stop at the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths.
DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Borgarfjördur Eystri.
190 mi / 305 km

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Day 5 BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN AREA

BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI Walking tour. Scenic drive en route to Höfn.
159 mi / 256 km

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Day 6 HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Take photos of the Vatnajökull Glacier (weather permitting).
Scenic drive through Skaftafell national park en route to Vik.
169 mi / 272 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Höfn with an iceberg cruise on Lake Jökulsárlón. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 7 VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK

Scenic drive includes views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010.
SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall.
REYKJAVIK Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
118 mi / 190 km

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Day 8 REYKJAVIK

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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 waters 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: $2,087*
18 guests in a party: $644*

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 2020 and 2021 travel years. 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.



* 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 International 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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