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Scenic Iceland and the Northern Lights

One Week Iceland Tour from Reykjavik to Husafell

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7 Days
1 Country

Iceland

14 Cities

Reykjavik, Hellisheidavirkjun, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Vik, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir, Fridheimar, Fludir, Hella, Thingvellir National Park, Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Barnafoss

10 Meals

6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Dinner with Wine

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Experience the iconic sights of Iceland as you gasp in awe at the exploding hot springs in Geysir and lose yourself in the Northern Lights dancing overhead in Reykjavik. From the thundering waterfalls of Skógafoss and the majesty of the Hekla volcano, to the allure of the Golden Circle and the earth shaking Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this one-week tour has it all. Uncover Iceland’s volcanic history at the Lava Center en route to Vik, visit a geothermal bakery in Fontana where fresh bread is dug out of the hot ground before your very eyes and hone your horticulture skills at the massive greenhouse tomato farms in Friðheimar. Discover how Iceland was settled at a fascinating exhibit in Borgarnes and conclude your tour with a Local Expert in Old Reykjavik, as they guide you through the capital.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

The Viking City of Reykjavík

Welcome to Iceland. At Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and traveling companions at 18:15 for your Welcome Reception and enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other, over a pleasant evening of wine and canapés. Afterwards, search for the most spectacular show on Earth— the northern lights. See the breathtaking night sky filled with the aurora borealis and its vast spectrum of color. Please note the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed. 

The Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland
Fosshotel Reykjavík View Hotel Details

Fosshotel Reykjavík

About the Hotel

Reykjavik, Iceland

Fosshotel Reykjavik offers exceptional service and stunning views of the city and the bay area, located only a short walk from the main shopping area. A true Icelandic landmark, this hotel offers modern accommodation based on quality, service and excellence.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Northern lights Reykjavik, Iceland
Search for the Northern Lights in Reykjavik

Witness nature's most spectacular show on earth - the Northern Lights.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 2

South Shore Adventure to Vík

Take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland's south coast and through the land of Njál‘s Saga–a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, heading east to visit Iceland’s newest geothermal and electric power station at Hellisheiðavirkjun Your journey continues, as you witness the majesty of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Stand awestruck by the beauty of these thundering waterfalls, before venturing on to view more spectacular phenomena. See the magnificent Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes.  Arrive in the welcoming community of Vík. Later, perhaps enjoy another chance to go in search of the mystical northern lights?

Vik City Coast Near Reynisfjara, Iceland
Accommodation Katla by Keahotels
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Make Travel Matter Hellisheidi Power Plant in Reykjanes, Iceland
Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant Visit

Visit Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station, the second largest of its kind in the world. Hear about how this plant has helpe...

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Included in Trip

Make Travel Matter

Top Rated Highlights Skogafoss waterfall in winter on the Golden Circle near Skogar, Iceland
Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

Admire the majestic beauty of these two impressive waterfalls.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights The volcanic Mount Hekla in Hvolsvollur, Iceland
See the Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull Volcanoes

See the magnificent volcanoes of Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.  

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Day 3

The Golden Circle to Hella

Embark on a day of discovery around Iceland's Golden Circle, taking in some of the famous landmarks this magical country has to offer. Experience the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls - the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls, before continuing on to the exploding hot springs at Geysir. Next stop is Friðheimar, to learn about Icelandic greenhouse horticulture. Visit a family-run vegetable farm, specialising in tomatoes. Explore their greenhouses and sample the sweet, unique flavor of their lovingly grown crop. Last stop will be a chance to relax in the Secret Lagoon, known locally as Gamla Laugin, which is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland since 1891.

Gullfoss in the winter, Iceland
Accommodation Stracta Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Insight Experiences Tomatoes grown at the Fridheimar tomato farm in Reykholt, Iceland
Meet a Local Family at a Tomato Farm in Fridheimar

Explore a local farm and sample their sweet-tasting, homegrown tomatoes. Meet the family to learn about Icelandic horticulture and growing the tast...

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Insight Experiences

Top Rated Highlights Gullfoss in the winter, Iceland
Visit Gullfoss Waterfall

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

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Erupting geysir on the Golden Circle, Iceland
Geysir Hot Springs Visit

Visit the famous spouting Geysir which has become synonymous with hot springs all around the world.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

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The Secret Lagoon at Fludir

The Secret Lagoon natural hot springs is located in the small village of Fludir and stay at 38-40 Celsius all year due to its location in the Golde...

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Day 4

Thingvellir and Borgarnes

First visit today will be Thingvellir National Park, this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge line, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The first meeting of the Icelandic parliament was held here in A.D. 930. Journey along the trail of Viking warrior and poet Egill Skallagrímsson. In Borgarnes, learn about Iceland's history with a fascinating visit to the Icelandic Settlement Center. Continue with a stop at Sturlureykir horse breeding farm that is run by a local family. The farm has a natural hot spring, and the hot water is used to bake rye bread underground. Enjoy a taste of this freshly baked rye bread, a family recipe for over 100 years. Enjoy views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as you drive through glorious landscapes. Your travels continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, before dining at your hotel this evening.

Horse Farm Visit, Skagafjordur, Iceland
Icelandair Hotel Hamar View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Icelandair Hotel Hamar

About the Hotel

Borgarnes, Iceland

The Icelandair Hotel Hamar is situated in a scenic location that showcases the natural beauty of the Icelandic surrounds. Each room is decorated in a minimalist style and features geothermal heated floors and direct access to outside.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Visit the Parliament Rock, Thingvellir, Iceland
Visit Thingvellir Parliamentary Plains

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site in the country, as the meeting place of the Althing, the world's oldest parliament th...

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Top Rated Highlights

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See Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls

Enjoy views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as you drive through glorious landscapes.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Insight Experiences Horse Farm Visit, Skagafjordur, Iceland
Icelandic Horse Farm

Meet the lovable horses of Iceland - the original Viking horses and vital servants of the first Icelanders to arrive in this vast, wild county. Lea...

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Included in Trip

Insight Experiences

Day 5

Reykjavík sightseeing

Journey back to the Icelandic capital and see Old Reykjavík, the 19th century parliament building and Höfði House. In 1986, US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev met here for the famous Reykjavík Summit. Later, visit the colorful harbor and the Hallgrímskirkja, a modern church and landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. The afternoon is at leisure.

Colorful Houses in Reykjavik, Iceland
Fosshotel Reykjavík View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Fosshotel Reykjavík

About the Hotel

Reykjavik, Iceland

Fosshotel Reykjavik offers exceptional service and stunning views of the city and the bay area, located only a short walk from the main shopping area. A true Icelandic landmark, this hotel offers modern accommodation based on quality, service and excellence.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Top Rated Highlights Viking Boat Sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik City Tour

Explore the city. See the old town center, the parliament building, Höfði House, the colorful harbor and the Hallgrímskirkja.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences See the Northern lights by boat in Iceland
Northern Lights by Boat

Sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik, we'll escape the lights of the city and begin our search for the northern lights. Seeing the aurora b...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Whales of Iceland

With the personal knowledge of your whale expert, journey through the exhibition where there are life size models of these amazing mammals. Truly a...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 6

Choice in Reykjavik

Explore Reykjavik with Insight Choice. Choose to experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver to see incredible scenery from sweeping glaciers to stunning fjords. Alternatively, visit the Perlan Museum with the Wonders of Iceland, one of a kind exhibition to experience Iceland´s natural beauty. This afternoon you may decide to visit the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon on our optional experience. Surrounded by lava fields and snow-capped mountains, the lagoon is a wonder of nature and offers a unique experience for both body and soul. With your newfound friends, toast to the culmination of your fascinating journey of discovery during dinner at a local restaurant. 

Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik, Iceland
Fosshotel Reykjavík View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Fosshotel Reykjavík

About the Hotel

Reykjavik, Iceland

Fosshotel Reykjavik offers exceptional service and stunning views of the city and the bay area, located only a short walk from the main shopping area. A true Icelandic landmark, this hotel offers modern accommodation based on quality, service and excellence.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Traditional
Insight Choice Ariel Shot Fjadrargljufur Canyon Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavik FlyOver Flight-Ride Experience

Experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver. This seated ride combines state-of-the-art technology and special effect...

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Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Insight Choice The Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik Perlan Museum Visit

Experience the natural wonders of Iceland on a visit to the Perlan Museum. Learn about glaciers, volcanoes and the Northern Lights through interactive displays. 

Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Authentic Dining Guest enjoying celebration dinner
Reykjavik Celebration Dinner

This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in summer, Reykjavik, Iceland
Blue Lagoon

Bathe in Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, s...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Farewell Reykjavík

Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, with a transfer to Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Included Meals Breakfast

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Top rated highlights

Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Top Rated Highlights
Search for the Northern Lights in Reykjavik

Witness nature's most spectacular show on earth - the Northern Lights.

Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant Visit

Visit Iceland's newest geothermal heat and electric power station, the second largest of its kind in the world. Hear about how this plant has helpe...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

Admire the majestic beauty of these two impressive waterfalls.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
See the Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull Volcanoes

See the magnificent volcanoes of Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull.  

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Meet a Local Family at a Tomato Farm in Fridheimar

Explore a local farm and sample their sweet-tasting, homegrown tomatoes. Meet the family to learn about Icelandic horticulture and growing the tast...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Gullfoss Waterfall

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

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Geysir Hot Springs Visit

Visit the famous spouting Geysir which has become synonymous with hot springs all around the world.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
The Secret Lagoon at Fludir

The Secret Lagoon natural hot springs is located in the small village of Fludir and stay at 38-40 Celsius all year due to its location in the Golde...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Thingvellir Parliamentary Plains

The Parliamentary Plains are the most important historic site in the country, as the meeting place of the Althing, the world's oldest parliament th...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
See Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls

Enjoy views of the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as you drive through glorious landscapes.

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Icelandic Horse Farm

Meet the lovable horses of Iceland - the original Viking horses and vital servants of the first Icelanders to arrive in this vast, wild county. Lea...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Reykjavik City Tour

Explore the city. See the old town center, the parliament building, Höfði House, the colorful harbor and the Hallgrímskirkja.

Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Reykjavik FlyOver Flight-Ride Experience

Experience the magic of Iceland on an exhilarating flight-ride at FlyOver. This seated ride combines state-of-the-art technology and special effect...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Reykjavik Perlan Museum Visit

Experience the natural wonders of Iceland on a visit to the Perlan Museum. Learn about glaciers, volcanoes and the Northern Lights through interactive displays. 

Included in Trip

About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Dinner with Wine

Reykjavik Celebration Dinner

This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Fosshotel Reykjavík
Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Northern Lights by Boat

Sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik, we'll escape the lights of the city and begin our search for the northern lights. Seeing the aurora b...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Whales of Iceland

With the personal knowledge of your whale expert, journey through the exhibition where there are life size models of these amazing mammals. Truly a...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Blue Lagoon

Bathe in Iceland's world-famous Blue Lagoon. Geothermic seawater flows from 2000 meters underground, emerging at the surface enriched with algae, s...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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Iceland

  • Official Language in Iceland: Icelandic
  • Currency used in Iceland: Icelandic króna (ISK)
  • Capital of Iceland: Reykjavík
  • Time Zone(s) in Iceland: Iceland operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. It does not observe daylight saving time, so there is no change to the time in Iceland during the summer months.

Iceland passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Iceland
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Iceland has a maritime subarctic climate, with cool summers and relatively mild winters compared to its latitude. The Gulf Stream moderates the temperatures, keeping them relatively stable throughout the year. However, unpredictable weather is a hallmark of Iceland, with rapid shifts from sunshine to rain or snow within a short span of time. The country experiences frequent windstorms and has a high precipitation rate, with rainfall occurring throughout the year. The coastal areas are generally milder and wetter, while the inland regions tend to be colder and drier, with the presence of glaciers and ice caps.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Service
Kept us informed of changes. Worked with us to get acceptable airline flights. On the down side, for some reason our tour director did not have our return flights in order to arrange for transfers to airport which caused me some stress at end of trip.
Vacation
Overall a well planned trip in conjunction with Insight vacations.
Barbara Erickson
Review date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Service
No real Customer Service....They did what they had to. They could have warned us about no free food on an 8 hour flight - would have been nice to know this ahead of time.
Vacation
A great destination for sure. Would recommend it. Good traveling companions and tour director
Marie Everett
Review date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Service
I was happy with the accommodations, the hotel food and the activities. It was an unusually compatible group and really fun. We were not lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, but I am willing to visit again for another chance! Wonderful country...
Response from Grand European Travel:
It's wonderful that you enjoyed your trip to Iceland. Hopefully the Northern Lights will not elude you if you make another visit to this amazing country. We appreciate your feedback and are very happy to have helped you book your vacation.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Vacation
The cost was reasonable, but I thought Icelandic Air was cramped and uncomfortable. In the future I would look for alternate, perhaps more comfortable air flights.
Joan Martin
Review date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Service
Loved her country and wanted us to know all about it.
Vacation
Even though we didn’t see the Lights, Gundy showed us her country and really wanted us to know it.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Service
Our guide was very friendly and competent. Hotels were clean and comfortable.
Vacation
We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights because our guide made an extra effort toget us to a good viewing point after high winds diverted us from the planned route.
Eva Stone
Review date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Service
Yes, I would recommend and buy from them again.
Vacation
Excellent purchase experience, they recommended us all of the discounts that were available for us.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Service
Courteous. Thorough. Good follow through.
Vacation
Magnificent views. Both Tour Director and Driver were excellent.
Wallace Orlowsky
Review date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Service
Okay in general. Had a problem with being billed double when I paid my balance. Worst problem was when our departing flight was cancelled late on a Saturday. Office was closed then and all day Sunday. The "emergency" handlers could do virtually nothing.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry to see that there was some issues with your billing.  Looking at the file, it was corrected the same day the double charge happened. Please accept our apologies for the hassle. We did receive notice from our after hours service about your flight being delayed and then cancelled. The only contact number provided was a home number and we tried several times to reach you.  It is a shame that you were delayed in arriving.  Should you need assistance with claiming this with your Travel Insurance, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Vacation
A bit costly for a 6 day tour (advertised as 8 by including arrival and departure flights. Hotel in Reykjavik was disappointing.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Service
I was not aware my wife and I would be handed off to a tour which was being run by another travel organization. At the airport the person who was to take us to the bus was completely confused. She indicated we were not on the list and ignored us from that time on. She announced she was taking us to a bus on the parking lot, then hustled off. No indication the was cold while she found the bus. Since our tags were yellow and all other yellow tags were going to a bus with Trafalger patrons, I went there. She later came on the bus needing 2 more seats for other guests. The she said something about a limo. She was never seen on the bus again. We got to the correct hotel. At the hotel our guide for the week met us. She did a very good (great) job all week. All of the hotels did a great job with the meals for the week. The area of the hand off may have been explained in the literature which my wife may have seen, but not passed on. The incident at the airport left me wondering if the entire week was going to be this bad. Our guide and the bus driver made the entire week a pleasure. Bob Schott
Vacation
If purchase is the tour. I enjoyed it.
Gail Bell
Review date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Service
I HAD ORIGINALLY SPOKEN TO MS. KARI NIXON. I SENT HER MY PAYMENTS AND WAS WAITING FOR MY TRAVEL PACKAGE. I FINALLY DECIDED TO CONTACT THE TRAVEL AGENT AND WAS SURPRISED TO FIND OUT THAT SHE HAD LEFT HER JOB AND HAD NOT FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH INSTRUCTIONS WITH HER WORK PEERS REGARDING MY PENDING TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS/PACKAGE. ONCE I HAD SPOKEN TO ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE HE BECAME AWARE OF THE DATE TO FORWARD MY DOCUMENTS WHICH HAD PASSED. IT WAS WITHIN A WEEK THAT I DID RECEIVE IMPORTANT TRAVEL PAPERS. GUJNEY, TOUR GUIDE, WAS VERY WELL VERSED AND EDUCATED SURROUNDING THE HISTORY AND PRESENT SITUATION OF ICELAND. OUR DRIVER, BJOREN, WAS POSSESSED EXPERT DRIVING SKILLS. OUR FIRST HOTEL FROM THE AIRPORT TO REYKJAVIK WAS NOT PREPARED FOR US. WE ARRIVED AT 8 am AND WE HAD TO WAIT UNTIL 11:30 TO CHECK IN GIVEN HOURS ON ICELANDIC AIR. THAT AIRPLANE, BY THE WAY, IS CRAMPED... NOT MUCH ROOM TO STRETCH. ANYWAY, THE HOTEL WAS REMISS IS NOT INFORMING US THAT THERE WERE BUS PASSES THAT WE COULD HAVE USED WHILE WAITING FOR OUR 11:30 CHECKIN. I WAS SURPRISED AT THE COST OF COMMODITIES. I PURCHASED TWO BOWLS OF SOUP ALONG WITH ONE ICELANDIC BEER AND THE TAB WAS $47.00. THE LANDSCAPE AND SITES WHAT GUJNEY SHOWED US I REALLY ENJOYED.
Vacation
OF COURSE I WAS A SINGLE PASSENGER AND THERE ARE NO SPECIAL RATES FOR SINGLE PEOPLE... FOCUS ON COUPLES.
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