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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 Iceland tour, start and end in Reykjavik, and witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.
Scenic highlights include mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Vik area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's prettiest areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also, watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs – the spectacular setting for some scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day.
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 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!
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.
Please note: Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station
GEYSIR Admire the hot springs; taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps
GULLFOSS Marvel at the waterfall
THINGVELLIR Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates
HAUGANESBoat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat
AKUREYRI Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden
GOÐAFOSSSee the “Waterfall of the Gods”
LAKE MÝVATNStop at the Mývatn Nature Baths
DETTIFOSSAdmire the most powerful waterfall in Europe
BORGARFJÖRÐUR EYSTRI Walking tour
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe
SKAFTAFELLDrive through the national park
Admire the waterfall
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Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. 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. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, LF you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi / 50 km
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: LF watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi / 350 km
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clowns of the sea” (end of April to mid-August).
Today’s Distance: 190 mi / 305 km
In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.
Today’s Distance: 159 mi / 256 km
Highlight of the day is a 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. An exciting optional boat trip is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel.
Today’s Distance: 169 mi / 272 km
Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi / 190 km
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Fosshotel Reykjavík is Iceland's largest hotel in Reykjavík's business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. With 16 floors, many of the rooms offer views over the city and the bay. Guestroom facilities include satellite TV, hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, small fridge, iron and ironing board, safety box, and free Wi-Fi access.
Contemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall.
At Icelandair Hotel Hamar you can relax and rejuvenate in peace and tranquility, with every comfort available. Enjoy magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur fjord while you indulge in the personal service and delicious, locally-sourced meals.
Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort which would be expected of one of Iceland's well-established hotels.
Álfheimar Country Hotel will be your relaxed home away from home. This family run property offers simple and functional modern comforts in harmony with the environment. The restaurant focuses on ingredients supplied by local fishermen and farmers, and guests can enjoy local specialties cooked in Icelandic-style. Free access to high-speed wireless Internet is available.
Modern Hotel in the district of Hornafjordur on the east coast.
Hotel Katla is an ideal location for short trips to explore some of the most spectacular places in Iceland, like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Dyrholaey, Westman Islands, Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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