Project Description

Overview

ICELAND ADVENTURE

July 18th – July 27th, 2018

* 1 Extra Post-Night in Reykjavik * 

10 – DAY TOUR

(REVISED Dates)

 

 

Clients that experienced this journey with Jolly Tours also commented:

 

Our trip to Iceland with Jolly Tours turned out to be one of our all-time favorite holidays. We chose to take this tour as it provided us with a stress-free way to visit all the important sights at the perfect time of year.   We were so impressed with all the modern hotels along our route, and all our meals were certainly worthy of praise. “

Marc Ladouceur

Richard MacLeod

Casselman, ON

ICELAND….We speak from experience when we say, “there is no place else like it!”  It is the land of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, a magical place that could have been plucked from a book of fairy tales, with its landscape dotted with volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields and fjords.

Don’t let the name fool you! Thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate with its warmest temperatures being had in the month of July. You will be warmly welcomed by Icelanders. They love to share their culture, and will make the extra efforts to ensure that your stay, much like the spectacular landscape, will never be forgotten.

Your journey starts with a relaxing two-night stay in Reykjavik before we travel the ring road highway around the entire island of Iceland.  From the city buzz of Reykjavik, the Gullfoss & Dettifoss waterfalls, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the Blue Lagoon, and a visit to top at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie “Die Another Day” were filmed, this is a vacation packed with experiences not soon to be forgotten!

 

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Itinerary Details

ITINERARY

Inside visits and specific features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

DAY 1 – July 18, 2018

Depart Home – Flights to Reykjavik, Iceland

DAY 2 – July 19, 2018

Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland

Official Tour Start Date – Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 3 July 20, 2018 Reykjavik–Hellisheiðavirkjun–Geysir–Gullfoss–Thingvellir–Borgarnes

After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas.  Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in  Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Continue to your hotel in Borgarnes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 July 21, 2018  Borgarnes–Hauganes–Akureyri

A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience:  watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5 July 22, 2018 Akureyri–Goðafoss–Lake Mývatn–Dettifoss–Egilsstaðir

During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and known for geothermal activity and producing colored deposits. Before arriving in Egilsstaðir, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). (Breakfast,  Dinner)

DAY 6 July 23, 2018 Egilsstaðir–Höfn

Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn. (Breakfast,  Dinner)

DAY 7 July 24, 2018 Höfn–Lake Jökulsárlón–Skaftafell–Vik

Prepare for the highlight of the day:  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. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available. Then, drive through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8 July 25, 2018 Vik–Eyjafjallajökull–Reykjavik

On your way back to Reykjavik, drive by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9 July 26, 2018 Reykjavik

Today is yours to explore and discover Reykjavik.  This beautiful Capital City has lots to explore.

(Breakfast)

DAY 10 July 27, 2018 Reykjavik – Home

This morning is yours to explore and enjoy.  Early afternoon we will be making our way to the airport in Keflavík for our late afternoon flight back to Montreal. (Breakfast)

 

 

HIGHLIGHT ATTRACTIONS ON THIS JOURNEY:

REYKJAVIK

Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

HELLISHEIDAVIRKJUN

Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station

GEYSIR

Admire the hot springs;  taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps

GULLFOSS

Marvel at the waterfall

THINGVELLIR

Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

HAUGANES

Boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitat

AKUREYRI

Orientation, visit the Botanical Garden

GOÐAFOSS

See the “Waterfall of the Gods”

LAKE MÝVATN

Marvel at this beautiful lake

DETTIFOSS

Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe

EGILSSTAÐIR

Orientation

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN

See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

SKAFTAFELL

Drive through the national park

EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL

Drive by the volcano

 

Optional Afternoon excursion to the Blue Lagoon – a HIGHLY recommended experience!

Inclusions and Costs

  • Return Air, Montreal to Keflavík Iceland
  • 10 Day Tour Including 1 Extra Post-Night in Reykjavik
  • All Transportation in Iceland
  • 15 meals; Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik
  • All Accommodations
  • All Transfers
  • All Sight-Seeing and Attractions per Long Form Itinerary
  • All Taxes

 

Cost Per Person

Double         $ 6,649.00 
Triple          $ 6,369.00  
Single          $ 8,399.00 

(Taxes Incl. $13.58)

Deposit $ 700 pp upon registration

Comprehensive, All-Inclusive Insurance available – See Jolly Tours for Details!

EBB of $244 Per Person until April 20th, 2018 — Journey Club Members save an additional $ 220 per person off the rates stated above.

 

 

 

 

Jolly Tours last group adventure to Iceland was beyond spectacular.  The Jolly Tour Director described the experience as “a continual breathtaking experience; a place still “untouched” by mainstream tourism with authentic experiences and incredible people.  Looking at photos, a person would think that you visited 5 different countries with the diverse regions and landscapes”