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Gems of Iceland Tour with Whale watching

6 Days Gems of Iceland with Whale watching

Be mesmerised by the frozen beauty of Iceland on this icy adventure. Discover the geological wonders of Iceland’s rift valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

6 Days Gems of Iceland with Whale watching

£ 1,749 from, per person

Be mesmerised by the frozen beauty of Iceland on this icy adventure. Discover the geological wonders of Iceland’s rift valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the famous hot springs in Geysir, and taste unique local delicacies. Visit the thundering waters of Iceland’s most iconic waterfall, Gullfoss, which translates to ‘Golden Falls’. You’ll also see the largest glacier in Europe at Lake Jökulsárlón, also known for its black sands. Take time to unwind in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, a must-do when in Iceland.

I N C L U D E S

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Services of a Tour Director throughout
  • Selected sightseeing

Incredible Moments: Unwind in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon

Things to note

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • The day of “Northern Light Excursion” may change depending on weather conditions.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveller.
  • 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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Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Meals included: Dinner
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Day 2 – Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Kirkjubæjarklaustur
After an orientation drive of 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, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Arrive in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Today’s Distance: 221 mi / 356 km Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
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DAY 3 - Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Excursion to Skaftafell National Park & Lake Jjökulsárlón
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. Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
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DAY 4 – Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Hellisheiðarvirkjun – Reykjavik
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. Departures January 05-March 29 & September 27-December 06 include an evening excursion by coach to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting).Today’s Distance: 158 mi / 255 km Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
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DAY 5 - Reykjavik
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
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DAY 6 - Reykjavik
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

Map and Highlights

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes.

Gems of Iceland. Tour Highlights

REYKJAVIK Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Departures January 05-March 29 & September 27-December 06 see the Northern Lights THINGVELLIR [LF] 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 SKAFTAFELL Drive 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 HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station
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