Reykjavík, Golden Circle, Akureyri, Lake Mývatn, Húsavík, Grenjaðarstaður, Dettifoss, Laugarbakki, Húsafell, Viogelmir, Bogarnes, Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Borgarnes, Blue Lagoon
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.
Our prices start from3,899 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 14 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)
- 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight 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 2 - Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins
Discover culture and history in Reykjavík – Iceland's capital. Explore the old section on a walking tour featuring Hallgrímskirkja church, the harbor, city hall, and the city's oldest building. Gaze up at the famous glass façade of the Harpa Concert Hall, a true marvel of modern architecture. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Reykjavík
Travel the Golden Circle to see Iceland's most incredible natural wonders, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Thingvellir National Park where you can walk between two continents. Learn how locals use Iceland's geothermal energy to cook food and visit a bakery to taste "lava bread," which is submerged into the earth and cooked for 24 hours. Continue along the Golden Circle and take in the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) double-cascade waterfall before visiting the explosive Strokkur fountain geyser. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Reykjavík - Lake Mývatn
This morning, fly* to Akureyri and take in the unique volcanic landscape that surrounds Lake Mývatn. You will have a chance to explore the Hverir geothermal area, where bubbling mud pools resemble a Martian terrain. Next, it's your choice! Dip into the warm water and steam of the Lake Mývatn Nature Baths, frequented by Icelandic locals -OR- hike through Dimmuborgir and pass by irregular lava formations and mystical caves that inspire your imagination. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 5 - Lake Mývatn - Húsavík - Whale Watching - Lake Mývatn
Venture into the town of Húsavík, where legend claims the Norse first settled in Iceland. Gear up in thermal wear to join expert whale watchers on a cruise on Skjálfandi Bay. Aboard specialized Zodiacs, you'll get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see humpback, minke, fin or harbor porpoise, and possibly the orca or giant blue whales that frequent these waters. End your day with a visit to Grenjaðarstaður and peruse Icelandic turf settlement homes. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6 - Lake Mývatn - Akureyri - Laugarbakki
Enjoy time at leisure in Akureyri before heading to the scenic Norðurland Vestra region, famous for its horse-breeding farms. On a family-owned farm, it's your choice! Saddle up and venture into the tranquility of the countryside via horseback -OR- grab your camera for a photo tour of the farm's stables and interact with these friendly animals. Later this afternoon, travel to Laugarbakki village. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 7 - Laugarbakki - Húsafell - Borgarnes
Spend your afternoon in Húsafell and look out at the misty waterfalls cascading over lava rocks. Enter into a hidden world as you descend into the expansive Víðgelmir** lava cave. Explore the vast grotto with an expert guide, passing by multicolored walls and mossy rocks. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
The Víðgelmir lava cave tour is not recommended for guests who are claustrophobic or have back or knee problems. Guests should be in good physical condition
Day 8 - Borgarnes - Snæfellsjökull Glacier Experience - Borgarnes
Bundle up and ascend Snæfellsjökull glacier*** via mountain truck. Under a tented venue within Iceland's natural splendor, join your mountain guides for an exclusive tasting of local specialties. If the weather is agreeable, gear up with crampons and an ice pick to join an expert-led hike onto a glacier to spot icy crevasses. For a more leisurely endeavor, take a guided hike over lava fields, showcasing the landscape's various textures and pigments. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
***Snæfellsjökul Glacier Experience is weather permitting. Boots and crampons will be provided to guests as needed. Cold weather clothing is required on Day 8 to join the activities of your Snæfellsjökull Glacier Experience.
Day 9 - Borgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
Visit the Settlement Museum and dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage, including the works of the famous Viking poet Egill Skallagrímsson. Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, home to the famous Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this iconic geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Come together this evening for a farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic cuisine. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 10 - Reykjavík - Tour Ends
Head for home having uncovered Iceland's adventurous side.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on September 7, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,000. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 - April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..
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Member Benefit: $50 per person savings
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