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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Godafoss Waterfalls
Tour Style: Premium
10 Days from $5,355 per person

Experience a world of natural phenomena - gushing waterfalls, volcanoes and stunning landscapes at every turn. The overwhelming beauty of this country will ensure you will want to return again and again.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Iceland (not included).
  2. Welcome to Iceland. At Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 08.00 & 16.30. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner served with wine.

    hotel:Fosshotel, Reykjavík.
  3. Head east to visit Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station at Hellisheiðavirkjun. Continue to the hot-springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss Waterfalls, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls. Then to the ancient Bishopric of Skalholt, see the historic church set in a remote location amid magnificent natural scenery, before continuing to your hotel in Vík.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Icelandairhotel, Vík.
  4. Drive along the southern coast of Iceland, beside the black basalt-sand beaches. The highlight of the day is the National Park at Skaftafell where you will see the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. Travel on to the luminous blue icebergs of Lake Jökulsárlón, the dramatic setting for scenes in two James Bond films.
    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Hotel Höfn.
  5. Explore the eastern coastal region, where Irish missionary monks lived some 1,200 years ago. Travel up the fjords to the beautiful area around Egilsstaðir.
    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Hotel Hérað, Egilsstaðir.
  6. Drive through the sand desert of Mödrudal to the Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Continue on to the beautiful Lake Mývatn. This area offers a wide spectrum of geological formations and the concentrated geothermal activity produces mud pools and spectacular colored deposits. Continue to Akureyri where you have the evening to relax or explore at your leisure. Perhaps, embark on an optional whale watching experience (available during whale season).

    hotel:Icelandairhotel Akureyri.
  7. Enjoy an orientation tour of Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland, first established as a trading center in 1602. Travel past mountains, waterfalls and green coastal regions to Hvammstangi. Later, continue on to the south-west coast of Borgarnes.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes.
  8. Travel along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to Snæfellsjökull National Park known as the Jewel of West Iceland and home to the country's most famous volcano. Enjoy a fascinating exploration of the park's many famous sites, including the magnificent Snæfellsjökull (Snæfell Glacier) and Búðir, a romantic landscape of white sandyhills, black lava fields and yellow beach. Also walk along the seacliff at Arnarstapi with its spectacular columnar rock formations.
    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes.
  9. Travel southwards to Thingvellir, where the first meeting of the Icelandic parliament was held in 930. This remarkable natural site lies on the Great Atlantic Rift line where the American and European tectonic plates meet. Back in Reykjavík, you will be at leisure. An orientation of Reykjavík will take you to the delightful Hveragerði Geothermal Park. Your tour culminates with a visit to Reykjavik's Blue Lagoon, where you cheers to the end of your Icelandic holidays with a cocktail.
    hotel:Fosshotel Reykjavik.
  10. Your departure transfer arrives at Reykjavík Keflavík Airport at 05.00 & 12.30.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,080 p.p.

Option to pre-pay gratuities to Tour Director and Driver: $104

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8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 5 Dinners (D)  and 1 Dinner with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences


  • The spectacular two-tiered waterfall, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara, drops a total of 32m, while spanning the entire width of the Hvítá River.


  • Visit the amazing alpine setting of the National Park and experience the might of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.

Lake Mývatn:

  • Traverse spectacular landscapes of craters, boiling mud pots, and the geothermal hot springs shooting jets of hot water and steam into the air.

Snæfellsjökull National Park:

  • Enjoy a fascinating exploration of this magnificent park, home to lava formations, waterfalls and the most famous volcano in Iceland.


  • The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site of the country, as the meeting place of the Althing (world's oldest parliament), founded in 930.

Blue Lagoon:

  • Enjoy a truly indulgent, once in a lifetime experience, at the most visited attraction in Iceland. Its geothermal seawater flows
    from volcanic aquifers 2000 meters within the earth, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, silica, and minerals. With newfound
    friends, enjoy bathing in the lagoon in style, as you sip on a celebratory cocktail.


  • Explore the capital during your orientation. See the Old Harbour, the National Museum, the Domkirk church and Höfði House.
    Pass Althingishusid, Reykjavik's House of Parliament, and continue to the Hallgrímskirkja Church which can be seen from almost anywhere
    in the city


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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Iceland must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Scandinavia.

  • Iceland uses the Icelandic Krona. While it’s a good idea to have some money on you while you travel, you’ll usually find better exchange rates in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Scandinavian cuisine is rich and hearty.  Try a traditional ‘smørgasbord’ with a selection of meat, fish, salads, hot dishes, puddings and cheeses. Sample dishes prepared with a variety of seafood including smoked salmon, cod, herring, sardines and mackerel. Popular meats include reindeer, lamb and fowl. Coffee and milk are very popular, along with lager. Aquavit is the local spirit, and is usually served chilled. Wines and other spirits are imported products and are very expensive.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out it is appropriate to leave 5-10 percent gratuity if a service charge has not already been added to your bill.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Glacier Lagoon

This is an exciting boat trip on the lagoon. During the excursion you sail among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón. On the boat you get to taste the 1000 year old ice and if you are lucky you might even see some seals.


Petra's Stone Collection

We visit Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection, in her old home which is now a museum. Petra amassed a rich collection of rocks and minerals in this active volcanic region. You can wander around rolling, landscaped gardens, admiring the collection as well as the displays in the house.


Whale Watching

The boat tour will take you to search for whales through a dramatic mosaic of stunning landscapes and beautiful coastlines. This is a perfect day trip for travelers in North Iceland (only available between the months of June - August).

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