REYKJAVÍK - SOUTH SHORE ADVENTURE - GOLDEN CIRCLE - SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA - BLUE LAGOON
Departure Date : OCTOBER 9 to 14, 2020
6 days, 4 nights including flights, accommodations, some meals, drink and airfare from East Coast (All U.S gateways available).
6 days - 4 nights starting at:
in DBL occupancy
from East Coast
Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpably otherworldly allure. Your adventures here will bring you into close contact with all of it- hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters and learning the colorful lore from your expert guides, while getting a close-up appreciation for all the things which make Iceland such a unique destination. Come join us on this Iceland Getaway!
Main program includes:
Round trip airfare from most East Coast airports. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)
First class hotel accommodations for 4 nights at a centrally located hotels as mentioned in the itinerary (or similar) including hotel tax and service charges.
Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout the program.
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions.
Guided tours, admissions and entrance fees as per program in itinerary.
Daily Breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinners (mineral water and a glass of wine/beer are included)
All VAT city and local Tax, baggage handling at hotels. (Based on one bag per person)
NOTES: All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and valid at the time of printing but are subject to change. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas, optional tours that might be offered in addition to our daily included program, as well as items of a personal nature.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Day 1: Oct 9, 2021 - Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Iceland.
Day 2: OCTOBER 10, 2021: AIRPORT TRANSFER WITH REYKJAVÍK CITY SIGHTSEEING - Duration: 3-4 hours.
Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and transfer by deluxe coach to your hotel centrally located in Reykjavík. Your guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, ready to take you to your private coach. You’ll then head straight for the capital, where we will first have breakfast. From breakfast your tour will take in all the city’s major attractions, including: the Parliament, the National Museum, Laugadalur swimming pool, the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the Pearl, Höfði house (site of the 1986 summit) and the city‘s main landmark, Hallgrímskirkja. Entrance to observation deck at the Pearl included. Afterwards, check-in at your hotel. Dinner on own this evening. Overnight accommodation with breakfast: Centerhotel Miðgarður Standard Rooms. (B)
OPTIONAL TOUR THIS EVENING: NORTHERN LIGHTS BY BOAT
Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget!
We sail out from the Old Harbor in Reykjavik and in only 15-20 minutes we will be in a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras. The guide will share with you facts on the science behind this magical phenomenon that the Northern Lights are and tell you about the stories & myths from different cultures around the world. The tour takes about 2-2,5 hours depending on how early/late the lights might appear.
We recommend putting on our free overalls on-board that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colors dancing in the sky.
Throughout the tour we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore. So if you are cold you can grab a drink at the bar and cozy up inside watching the video or just simply enjoy the view of the city lights in the distance with your friends/family.
Guided boat tour
Wireless internet on board
Café/Bar & Souvenir shop
Our very own Northern Lights video
WCs on board
Transfer return from hotel no guide on transfer
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
DAY 3: OCTOBER 11, 2021: SOUTH SHORE ADVENTURE
Take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland‘s south coast. This is the land of Njál‘s Saga – a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided tour you‘ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers, to the sheer sea cliffs of Dyrhólaey or Reynishverfi, and to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. In clear weather you’ll experience unforgettable views of the Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes and, if the conditions are right, the Westman Islands. Included is the Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland. Exhibition and Cinema. Overnight accommodation at Hotel Kria - Standard Rooms (B, L)
DAY 4: OCTOBER 12, 2021: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
If you only take one guided tour while you are in Iceland, then it has to be the Golden Circle. Today we make our way back to Reykjavík via the Golden Circle. Combining natural and historical wonders, you’ll experience Iceland‘s landmark attractions in one incredible day: the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, the spouting hot springs of Geysir, and Þingvellir national park, site of the Viking parliament and over 1000 years of history. The classic tour, not to be missed. Lunch is on own today at the Geysir area. In the afternoon, visit the Friðheimar Greenhouse and horse farm. Wonder through the tomato greenhouse and sample a Tomato tasting, as well as an introduction on how the family uses Icelandic nature to cultivate tomatoes: Then get up close and personal and meet the team of Friðheimar horses in the warm and bright stables. Alongside a visit with these friendly creatures and their caretakers, there will be photo opportunities and a demonstration of the famed 5 gaits, unique to the Icelandic Horse. . Overnight accommodation with breakfast at Centerhotel Miðgarður - Standard Rooms (B)
DAY 5: OCTOBER 13, 2021: OPTIONAL ENCHANTING SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA - Duration: 10 hours.
Known as “Iceland in a Nutshell”, Snæfellsnes Peninsula’s ever-changing landscape contains examples of most land features that can be found in Iceland. We highly recommend the area for groups who would like to get a very thorough introduction to Iceland in one day. Snæfellsnes was also the setting for some of Iceland’s greatest Sagas. The main attraction is, with no doubt, Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully-shaped strato-volcano at the very tip of the peninsula. The glacier, along with its surrounding unspoiled natural wonders, is the setting of Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Stroll in a unique landscape with a mixture of sandy hills, black lava and yellow beaches in Búðir. Arnarstapi is perfect for a walk along the sea cliffs, where you can see spectacular columnar rock formations that are home to seabirds (puffins generally in Iceland between mid-May and early August). Then explore Djúpalónssandur’s black-pebbled beach before winding around the scenic peninsula and back towards Reykjavík. Tonight. the group will enjoy a farewell 3 course dinner in Reykjavík with our guide. Overnight accommodation at Centerhotel Miðgarður - Standard Rooms . (B, D)
DAY 6: OCTOBER 14, 2021: DEPARTURE TRANSFER VIA BLUE LAGOON PRIVATE
On your final day your journey leads through rugged lava fields to the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness.The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, relaxation and an exotic experience. You stop for a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, reputed for its healing properties. Afterwards your private driver will transfer you to Keflavik Airport for your flight. Depart for home with many incredible Icelandic memories. (B)