Set out on a small group journey that reveals Iceland's adventurous landscapes and cultural heritage. Explore old town Reykjavik during a walking tour. Witness the stunning Golden Circle first hand. See Thingvellir National Park and the unbelievable Gullfoss Waterfall. Experience the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Be immersed in Icelandic life during a countryside farmhouse stay. Go whale watching in Skjalfandi Bay with specialized RIB boats. Travel the Diamond Circle and spend time at the geothermal baths of Lake Myvatn. Marvel at the vast Asbyrgi Canyon. Spend time with a family that keeps alive traditional methods of catching and preserving Greenland shark. Climb aboard a mountain truck to explore the Snaefellsjokull glacier immortalized in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Savor Icelandic delicacies during an exclusive tasting while being immersed in uninterrupted mountain scenery. Decide between an expertly guided mountain or glacier hike. Complete your tour with a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2019
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikOvernight Flight: You're on your way to Iceland, a land forged by fire and ice, where adventurous landscapes give way to a rich cultural heritage. Discover the dramatic contrasts, from ethereal lava fields and thundering waterfalls to charming coastal villages.
Day 2ReykjavikReykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins: Icelandic culture and epic history greet you this morning in the country's capital: Reykjavik. Explore the old section of the city on a walking tour where you'll discover the towering Hallgrimskirkja church, the harbor, city hall, and Reykjavik's oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic Design Center. The Harpa Concert Hall is a true marvel of modern architecture in Reykjavik, as is the hall's famous glass facade. Tonight, make friends with your traveling companions during a traditional Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant.
Day 3ReykjavikReykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik: A journey along the spectacular Golden Circle is your gateway to Iceland's most incredible natural wonders. Experience a 'day in the life' at a family-owned dairy farm and enjoy a melange of cheeses that are produced onsite. Journey onward to the otherworldly Thingvellir National Park, where you can walk between two continents as you stand at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that marks the meeting place of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Get lost in the beauty of the Gullfoss' (Golden Falls) 100-foot double cascade waterfall, and see Strokkur, the fountain geyser with an explosive, 90 foot vertical spout. Experience Iceland's farm-to-table culinary culture up close, and learn how Icelanders grow pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers thanks to the island's geothermal energy during a visit to the Friðheimar Greenhouse Cultivation Center. Later, encounter a special breed of Icelandic horse during a brief show* that's followed by a visit to the stables.
Day 4ReykjavikReykjavik - Akureyri - Goðafoss - Staðarbraut - Hsavik: Experience the true beauty of the way up north. This morning we fly** to Akureyri. Upon arrival*** enjoy some leisure time to absorb the quaint culture of Iceland's 'Capital of the North'. En route to Hsavik, stop at one of Iceland's most historic waterfalls, Goðafoss, where Iceland was converted to Christianity in A.D. 1000. Next we'll make a stop at Staðarbraut to see its fascinating collection of turf settlement homes. Later, settle into your farmhouse in the Icelandic countryside. This family-owned property holds an environmental gold certification. Savor the reflective stillness of its dreamlike surroundings during a 3-night stay. This evening, enjoy the true essence of farm-to-table as locally sourced ingredients are incorporated in your dining experience.
Day 5HsavikHsavik - Asbyrgi Canyon - Hsavik: Today begins at the horseshoe shaped Asbyrgi Canyon. Hear the legend behind the canyon as you take in the view of this massive formation. Later we venture into the town of Hsavik. Ancient tales say this was the first place in Iceland settled by the Norse. Your adventure starts with a visit to the town's whaling museum. Then take to the sea! Gear up in thermal wear because you'll be joining expert whale watchers on Skalfandi Bay. Aboard specialized zodiacs, get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see the humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent these waters. This afternoon enjoy some leisure time and meet the people who call this town home.
Day 6HsavikHsavik - Diamond Circle - Dettifoss - Lake Myvatn - Hsavik: Spend today exploring the highlights of the magnificent Diamond Circle, a scenic circuit that covers over 160 miles. Begin with the powerful Dettifoss waterfall, known to be one of the strongest waterfalls in all of Europe due to its volume. Then visit Hverir, where geothermal activity comes to life on the earth's surface. Continue onto Sktustaðagigar and get up close to rootless cones, or pseudo-craters, which were formed by lava coming in contact with Lake Myvatn's waters rather than a volcanic eruption. Next, marvel at Lake Myvatn, the Blue Lagoon of the north. Enjoy time exploring the warm, mineral-rich geothermal waters of this man-made lagoon. This evening continue to experience the gifts of your surroundings during another farm-to-table inspired dinner.
Day 7HsavikHsavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Stykkisholmur: A scenic drive to Stykkisholmur unveils a place unlike any other: the 100km-long Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Nicknamed 'Iceland in Miniature,' the sparkling fjords, volcanic peaks, and the Snaefellsjokull ice cap (immortalized in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth) are just some of the sights you'll see in this otherworldly landscape. Along the way, catch a glimpse into the Icelandic craft of transforming fish to leather at a local tannery. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to explore the quaint fishing village of Stykkisholmur, with its shops, museums, and plethora of opportunities for catching the unbelievable scenery with your camera lens.
Day 8StykkisholmurStykkisholmur - Vatnshellir Cave - Snaefellsjokull Glacier Experience: Today, continue your journey through the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, with its camera-ready black sand beaches, stunning cliffs, mountain peaks, volcanic craters, plunging waterfalls, rocky coastlines, and tiny fishing villages. Get ready to journey 100 feet below the ground to an 8,000-year-old lava tube on a thrilling tour of Vatnshellir Cave.**** In addition to seeing the amazing rock pigments, lava formations, stalagmites, and stalactites of the cave, you'll also get to experience total and absolute darkness. Back in the light of day, gear up to ascend the captivating Snaefellsjokull glacier***** via mountain truck! Under a tented venue surrounded by Iceland's pastoral splendor, join your mountain guides for an exclusive tasting of local epicurean specialties. Then, it's your choice! Join an expert glacier guide on a hike that brings you to nearly 3,000 feet, where breathtaking ice formations, moulins, and crevasses reside in full view -OR- venture alongside a guide for a mountain hike to see a lava field's myriad textures and pigments.
Day 9StykkisholmurStykkisholmur - Borgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik: Head south on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula where you'll embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a local family that keeps alive a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. See the fishing boat their grandfather used, and explore the local museum where you'll learn more about Iceland's deep relationship with this trade. Before leaving, test your culinary courage and try the local specialty, hakarl (cured shark meat). Dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage, including the works of the famous Viking poet, Egill Skallagrimsson, on a visit to the Settlement Museum. Embark on a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, best known as the home of the Blue Lagoon. You can't leave Iceland without taking a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this geothermal wonder, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Come together this evening for an unforgettable farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic-inspired cuisine.
Day 10ReykjavikReykjavik - Tour Ends: Head for home having uncovered Iceland's adventurous side.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/22/2019$4,749.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/29/2019$4,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/05/2019$5,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/26/2019$5,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/24/2019$5,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/14/2019$5,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/04/2019$4,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/11/2019$4,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/18/2019$4,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/25/2019$4,749.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Centerhotel Plaza Reykjavik, Iceland
CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik, Iceland
Hotel Raudaskrida Husavik, Iceland
Stykkisholmur Hotel Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Alda Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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