Iceland: Land Of Fire & Ice
Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes, Stykkishólmur, Vík, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Skaftafell, Vik, Lava Exhibition Center
An island of dramatic contrasts, Iceland is a landscape forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and hot pools reflect its volcanic nature, while massive glaciers continue to sculpt the mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. Travel the "Golden Circle" where many natural scenic wonders are located. Enjoy an overnight stay in a local fishing village to enjoy a puffin cruise. Create your own adventure with your choice of exciting activities – go deep sea fishing, explore on horseback, soak in mineral rich natural baths or take a lava cave hike – it's your exploration! Discover the spectacular landscapes and proud people of this small island nation during this fascinating journey.
Our prices start from2,999 LAND ONLY
9 Days • GUIDED • 13 MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Set out on a journey full of dramatic contrasts. Come to know Iceland; a place where steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving behind thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.
Day 2 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins
Begin 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. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a grand Icelandic dinner at a popular local restaurant. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik
Travel the Golden Circle and experience renowned natural wonders, including the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, the explosive Geysir thermal area, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you'll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Along the way, stop at a family-run dairy farm to enjoy various cheeses and their famous ice cream. Your day ends with a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center to discover how pesticide-free produce is grown with the aid of geothermal energy. Learn about the tradition of breeding Icelandic show horses. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Snæfellsnes - Breidafjördur Cruise - Stykkishólmur
Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and take in black sand beaches, volcanic craters and the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Here, it's your choice! Experience total darkness in Vatnshellir Cave,* descending 100 feet to an 8,000-year-old lava tube -OR- walk over the lava field's dramatic landscape. Connect with the local culture and visit a family that practices a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark; you'll also taste hákarl – cured shark meat. End your day on a Sea Tours nature cruise of Breiðafjördur Bay and sample fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. You might spot puffins,** cormorants, and the white-tailed eagle soaring along the shoreline. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5 - Stykkishólmur - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík
Learn about geothermal renewable energy on a visit to Hellisheiðavirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland, and the second largest geothermal power station in the world. Visit the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland's past and present volcanic eruptions. Arrive in Vík, Iceland's southernmost village, and one of the most visited spots in Iceland. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6 - Vík - Skógar Museum - Vík
Drive along the scenic south shore to the Skógar Museum. Discover its turf-built houses and its collection of farm and domestic artifacts. Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the tallest in Iceland. View Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach scattered with caves and surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs. The beach is rich with bird life, such as the fulmar, black guillemot, razorbill, and gannet. You might also spot some nesting puffins along the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - Vík - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell - Vík
Set sail*** along the huge icebergs of the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for possible seal sightings and get to taste the 1,000-year-old ice that surrounds you. Later, stop at Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Marvel at the vistas of Iceland's highest mountains, as well as the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8 - Vík - Seljalandsfoss - Blue Lagoon or Perlan Center - Reykjavík
Make a picture stop at Seljalandsfoss, where you'll walk behind a waterfall for views from the inside-out. In the afternoon, it's your choice! Visit the Blue Lagoon and soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters located in the heart of a dramatic lava field -OR- visit the Perlan Center to explore the wonder of Iceland through interactive exhibits such as the Ice Cave, the Planetarium, the virtual aquarium and more. Gather with your fellow travelers for a local dining experience and share stories of your days in Iceland. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 9 - Reykjavík - Tour Ends
Depart for home with memories of your Icelandic adventure. Today breakfast will be included.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on September 12, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $600. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..
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Member Benefit: $50 per person savings
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