Gems of Iceland

New for 2018

Price per person
from £2,141

Price based on
London Luton
18th Mar 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 6 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Discover the natural wonders of Iceland on this six-day tour that starts and ends in magical Rekjavik. Walk through the rift valley in Thingvellir and discover geothermal baking, watch whales in their natural habitat and see nature in full force at the Gullfoss waterfalls in an unforgettable adventure.

At a glance


  • Reykjavik Welcome dinner; boat trip to see whales in their natural habitat (or Northern Lights: departures on 7 Jan - 1 Apr, or 7 Oct - 9 Dec); orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Thingvellir Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates.
  • Geysir Admire the hot springs and taste local specialities.
  • Gullfoss Marvel at the waterfall. 
  • Skaftafell Drive through the national park. 
  • Lake Jökulsárlón See the setting of James Bond's Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Discover the natural wonders of Iceland on this six-day tour that starts and ends in magical Rekjavik. Walk through the rift valley in Thingvellir and discover geothermal baking, watch whales in their natural habitat and see nature in full force at the Gullfoss waterfalls in an unforgettable adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Reykjavik

Day
1

Fly to Reykjavik where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions during a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reykjavik

Day
2

An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: watching whales in their natural habitat.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss - Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day
3

After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, 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 in the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, 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 the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Skaftafell National Park - Lake Jökulsárlón - Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day
4

Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Skogafoss - Seljalandsfoss - Hellisheiðarvirkjun - Reykjavik

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - UK

Day
6

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or of a similar standard. Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the same standard usually expected. 

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

 

Day 2: Departure dates 07 Jan, 01 April, 07 Oct and 09 Dec include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead of Whale watching. 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica or Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Kirkjubaejarklaustur: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur

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