Project Description

Overview

ICELAND ADVENTURE

July 17th – July 26th, 2018

* 1 Extra Pre-Night in Reykjavik * 

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

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

DAY 1 – JULY 17, 2018 

Depart Home – Flights to Reykjavik, Iceland 

DAY 2 – JULY 18, 2018 

Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland 

DAY 3 – JULY 19, 2018 

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 4  – 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 JULY 26, 2018 Reykjavik 

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning 

  • 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 

﷟HYPERLINK “http://www.globusjourneys.ca/tour/iceland-adventure/zr/?nextyear=true” 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

  • 10 Day Tour Including 1 Extra Pre-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 
  • EBB Until  Nov 28.17     After Nov 28.17 
    Double         $5,182.00  $5,669.00 
    Triple          $4,939.00  $5,399.00 
    Single          $6,412.00   $6,899.00 

(Taxes Incl. $13.58)
Deposit $ 700 pp upon registration
*Airfare not included and will be available at Jolly Tours end of August 2017 

Comprehensive, all-inclusive insurance available – See Jolly Tours for details!

Journey Club Members save an additional $ 220 per person off the rates stated above.