Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching


  • 6 days

  • Iceland

  • Steady pace

tour : ZRS

Overview

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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 escorted tour of Iceland start and end in Reykjavik, and witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.

Globus has included some spectacular experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between two of the world’s major tectonic plates. In Geysir, experience the geothermal areas and taste freshly baked bread, cooked using the heat from the hot springs. Pair it with a glass of Geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat. Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Join us to experience the exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Iceland you’ll treasure forever.

Highlights

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Departures April 12–September 20: boat cruise, LF see whales in their natural habitat
THINGVELLIRLF Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates
GEYSIR Admire the hot springs; LF taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
GULLFOSS LF Marvel at the waterfall
SKAFTAFELLDrive through the national park
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN LF See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe
SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS Admire the Waterfalls
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUNVisit the geothermal heat and electric power station

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2020 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR

Day
2

After an orientation drive of Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, LF 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 in the geothermal areas. LF Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at LF the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Arrive in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi / 356 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN

Day
3

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and LF 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.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR–SKOGAFOSS–SELJALANDSFOSS– HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK

Day
4

Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Stop in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Arrive in Reykjavik, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 158 mi / 255 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

REYKJAVIK

Day
5

Departures April 12-September 20 include LF a morning excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

REYKJAVIK

Day
6

. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • 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.

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