Gems of Iceland


  • 6 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

Tour : ZRSK

£49pp deposit

From

£1,879 pp

Tour only

Based on 8th Dec 2019

From

£2,108 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Stansted

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 guided tour of Iceland, you will start and end in Reykjavik, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. 

Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. 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, meet the chef of the restaurant in the geothermal areas, and taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You'll wash it down 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; and much more!

These are just some of the many highlights of this Iceland tour. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture the stunning scenery and fun experiences on this wonderful vacation. 

Highlights

Reykjavik Welcome dinner; 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; 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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Book any 2019 departure on this tour between 5 February and 31 March and you’ll pay just £49pp deposit.

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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 

2018 - Day 2: Departure dates 07 Jan,- 01 April and 07 Oct - 09 Dec include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead of Whale watching.

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.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,879 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

£2,108 pp

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

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

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