Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching


  • 6 days

  • Iceland

  • Steady pace

Tour : ZRS

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,710 pp

Tour only

Based on 6th Dec 2020

From

£2,010 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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, see whales in their natural habitat

THINGVELLIR Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

GEYSIR Admire the hot springs; taste local specialities and drink a glass of schnapps

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

SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS Admire the Waterfalls

HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Reykjavik, Iceland

Day
1

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

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Reykjavik

Day
2

This morning’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be prepurchased via our website and is not available locally. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience watching whales in their natural habitat.

Departures 6 January to 31 March and 29 September to 8 December include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Day
3

After a drive through cosmopolitan 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 in the geothermal areas. 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. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jökulsárlón

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 (tour ZRS only), weather permitting, before returning to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheiðarvirkjun – Reykjavik

Day
5

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. Arrive in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and 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 holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

2019 - Day 2: Departure dates 06 Jan - 31 March and 29 Sep - 08 Dec include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead of Whale watching.

Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.

Certain features are subject to nature’s law.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

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.
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’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally. 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.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,710 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

From

£2,010 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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