Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice – Book by February 7, 2018- Call for Availability Thereafter

PricingPricing Per Person Cash or Check

  • Double – $5,645
  • Triple – $5,595
  • Single – $6,545

PricingPricing Per Person Credit Card

  • Double – $5,819
  • Triple – $5,769
  • Single – $6,749

Tour Price includes Roundtrip Airfare, Roundtrip Airport Transfers, Tour Package and Travel Protection. Prices are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control. Refunds will be based on monies recoverable by Southwest Tour and Travel after final payment is made. Deposit Due at Time of Booking

Itinerary

Day 1 | August 12 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Begin with an overnight flight to Iceland

Day 2 | August 13 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Your tour begins in the capital city of Reykjavík. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city’s old section featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavík’s oldest building, home of the Kraum Icelandic design center. This evening enjoy a delicious Icelandic dinner at a popular local restaurant. Evening Accommodations at Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik * Dinner Included

Day 3 | August 14 | Reykjavik, Iceland

Travel the stunning Golden Circle, a route encompassing many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders: waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, lava fields and volcanos. Begin at Thingvellir National Park where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley. Marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Stop at the famous thermal area of Geysir to admire the hot spring Strokkur’s explosive vertical spout that reaches a height of up to 90 feet. The day concludes with a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center to learn how the locals grow delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of Iceland’s geothermal energy; also learn about their family tradition of breeding Icelandic show horses. Evening Accommodations at Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik * Dinner Included

Day 4 | August 15 | Snaefellsnes – Stykkisholmur

Experience the otherworldliness of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Take in the dramatic landscapes of black and white sand beaches, magnificent cliffs, mountain peaks, volcanic craters, soaring waterfalls, rocky coastlines, intimate fishing villages, and its remarkable Snaefellsjökull glacier. This afternoon select either a guided Vatnshellir Cave tour and descend 100 feet below ground to an 8,000-year-old lava tube where you’ll experience total darkness and see amazing rock pigments, lava formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Or, you may choose to walk the lava field and witness nature’s artwork of varying textures, colors and arrangements of this dramatic landscape. Continue on and pause at Kirkjufell, acclaimed to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland and conclude with a nature cruise in Breiðafjörður Bay. While cruising, try delicious fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. Seafood simply doesn ́t come fresher than this! Evening Accommodations at Hotel Stykkishlmur, Grundarfjordur * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 5 | August 16 | Stykkisholmur – Vik

Embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure as you spend time with a family that keeps alive a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. See the fishing boat that their grandfather used; the tiny farmer’s church; and explore the museum. Before leaving, taste “hákarl,” cured shark meat. Continue the adventure traveling Iceland’s south coast. Learn about geothermal renewable energy with a visit to Hellisheiðavirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland and the second largest in the world. Make a picture stop at Waterfall Seljalandsfoss, one of few waterfalls providing you with a walkway for views from the inside out. Arrive in Vík, one of the most visited spots in Iceland. Evening Accommodations at Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 6 | August 17 | Vik

Drive along the scenic south shore to Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center. Visit Skógar Museum which contains an outstanding collection covering all aspects of Icelandic life including farm and domestic artifacts, as well as turf-built houses. Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Then, view Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs scattered with caves and rich bird life. Later, see the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey. Evening Accommodations at Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 7 | August 18 | Vik

Set sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Get to taste the 1,000-year-old ice and possibly see some seals. Later, stop at Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Marvel at Vatnajökull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Evening Accommodations at Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 8 | August 19 | Reykjavik

Choose how to enjoy your last day in Iceland! Embark on a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, numerous hot springs, and home to the Blue Lagoon. Or maybe you’d prefer to whale watching in the bay of Faxaflói; have your camera ready for minke and humpback whale sightings, along with white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises in their natural habitat. A farewell dinner concludes the day. Evening Accommodations at Centerhotel Plaza, Reykjavik * Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 9 | August 20 | Home

The tour concludes today with your flight home. Breakfast Included

Departure Date

Depart08/12/2018

Return Date

Return08/20/2018

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Tour Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Golden Circle
  • Thingvellier National Park
  • Gulfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Cave Tour or Lava Field Walk
  • Breidafjordur Bay
  • Waterfall Seljalandsfoss
  • Vik
  • Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Visitor Center
  • Skogar Museum
  • Skogafoss
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  • Vatnajokull National Park and Glacier
  • Activity Level – Highly Active
  • Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching

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