Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

An island of dramatic contrasts, uncover Iceland's natural beauty through a land forged by ice and fire. Travel the 'Golden Circle' - an epicenter of natural scenic wonders. Stay overnight in a local fishing community and enjoy a picturesque cruise of the bay. It's your choice how you spend your time - choose between a lava cave adventure or an explorative lava field walk. You'll also choose between floating in the Blue Lagoon or visiting the Perlan Center with its interactive exhibits. Discover otherworldly wonders and captivating cultures on a fascinating Icelandic journey.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
8 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikOvernight 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 2ReykjavikReykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins: Begin in the capital city of Reykjavik. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city's old section featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavik'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.
Day 3ReykjavikReykjavik - 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.
Day 4ReykjavikReykjavik - Snaefellsnes - Breiðafjordur Cruise - Stykkisholmur: Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and take in black sand beaches, volcanic craters and the Snaefellsjokull 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 hakarl - cured shark meat. End your day on a Sea Tours nature cruise of Breiðafjordur 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.
Day 5StykkisholmurStykkisholmur - Lava Exhibition Center - Vik: 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 Vik, Iceland's southernmost village, and one of the most visited spots in Iceland.
Day 6VikVik - Skogar Museum - Vik: Drive along the scenic south shore to the Skogar Museum. Discover its turf-built houses and its collection of farm and domestic artifacts. Nearby is the impressive Skogafoss 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 Dyrholaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean.
Day 7VikVik - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafel - Vik: Set sail*** along the huge icebergs of the Jokulsarlon 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 Vatnajokull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Marvel at the vistas of Iceland's highest mountains, as well as the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe's largest.
Day 8VikVik - Seljalandsfoss - Blue Lagoon or Perlan Center - Reykjavik: 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.
Day 9ReykjavikReykjavik - Tour Ends: Depart for home with memories of your Icelandic adventure.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/02/2022$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/09/2022$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/16/2022$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/23/2022$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/30/2022$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hotel Katla by Kea Vik, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey Vik, Iceland
Fosshotel Stykkisholmur Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Centerhotels , Iceland
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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  • Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

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    An island of dramatic contrasts, uncover Iceland's natural beauty through a land forged by ice and fire. Travel the 'Golden Circle' - an epicenter of natural scenic wonders.

 
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