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Natural Wonders of Iceland

NATURAL WONDERS OF ICELAND

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Lake Myvatn - Iceland

Lake Myvatn - Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall - Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall - Iceland

Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Plant - Hellisheiðavirkjun, Iceland

Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Plant - Hellisheiðavirkjun, Iceland

Smoky Bay of Reykjavik - Reykjavik, Iceland

Smoky Bay of Reykjavik - Reykjavik, Iceland

National Park at Skaftafell - Skaftafell, Iceland

National Park at Skaftafell - Skaftafell, Iceland
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Travel Period : Valid until September 10, 2017

Description

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.

Inclusions

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers at scheduled times on arrival and departure days.

    EXCLUSIONS

    The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.

    • Airfare and Airline Taxes
    • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
    • Visa Fee and airport taxes
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters

Things we love

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

Departure Dates

  • Jun-4 2017, Jun-11 2017, Jun-18 2017, Jun-25 2017, Jul-2 2017, Jul-9 2017, Jul-16 2017, Jul-23 2017, Jul-30 2017, Aug-6 2017, Aug-13 2017, Aug-20 2017, Aug-27 2017
  • Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Itinerary

    DAY 1 THE SMOKY BAY OF REYKJAVÍK
    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 Reception and an opportunity to get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
    Hotel: Fosshotel, Reykjavík
    Welcome Reception and Dinner
     
    DAY 2 HOT SPRINGS AND WATERFALLS TO VÍK
    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.
    Hotel: Icelandairhotel, Vík
    Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     
    DAY 3 BY GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS TO HÖFN
    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.
    Hotel: Hotel Höfn
    Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     
    DAY 4 THROUGH EASTERN FJORDS TO EGILSSTAÐIR
    (Relaxed Start) 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.
    Hotel: Hotel Hérað, Egilsstaðir
    Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     
    DAY 5 BY DESERT, LAKES AND DIVINE WATERFALLS TO AKUREYRI
    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 intense geothermal activity produces mud pools and spectacular coloured deposits. Afterwards, view the Godafoss, known as ‘The Waterfall of the Gods', before continuing to your hotel in Akureyri. In the evening, you are free to explore Akureyri. Perhaps, embark on an optional whale watching experience (available during whale season).
    Hotel: Icelandairhotel Akureyri
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 6 FROM THE CAPITAL OF THE NORTH TO BORGARNES.
    (Relaxed Start) Enjoy an orientation tour of Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland - first established as a trading centre in 1602. Travel past mountains, waterfalls and green coastal regions to Hvammstangi. Later, continue on to the south-west coast of Borgarnes.
    Hotel: Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes
    Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     
    DAY 7 EXPLORING SNÆFELLSJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK
    (Relaxed Start) 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.
    Hotel: Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes
    Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     
    DAY 8 THINGVELLIR AND ON TO REYKJAVÍK
    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.
    Buffet Breakfast
     
    DAY 9 REYKJAVÍK
    Your departure transfer arrives at Reykjavík Keflavík Airport at 05.00 & 12.30.
    Buffet Breakfast

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