July 16 - 25, 2019
*Other dates available upon request
Tour Status - Available - Enhanced Itinerary
Travel to breath-taking Iceland, a world of natural phenomena - gushing waterfalls, volcanoes and stunning landscapes at every turn. This tour offers a complete circle visit of Iceland with its unique and contrasting landscapes. The overwhelming beauty of this country will offer priceless memories.
*This tour has the option to extend your stay to Greenland. Contact us for details.
Return Airfare from major North American Gateways
Hosted by Select Holidays
8 nights in Iceland
All visits, meals and attractions as outlined in the itinerary
OPTIONAL VISIT: Evening visit and entrance to the Blue Lagoon Spa
Day 01: July 16, 2019 - Depart North America
Day 02: July 17, 2019 - Flight To Iceland
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland where you will transfer to the hotel in Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland. Enjoy a 2 night stay in Reykjavík. We recommend an optional double-decker bus tour of Reykjavik.
Day 03: July 18, 2019 - Reykjavik [B/D]
Enjoy a city and area tour. This evening meet our Icelandic Tour Director and traveling companions for Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
Day 04: July 19, 2019 - REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES [B/D]
After an orientation drive of cosmopolitan Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, see the hot springs at the Geysir geothermal area and look forward to meeting the chef of the Geysir restaurant. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Then, marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates.
Day 05: July 20, 2019 - BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI [B/D]
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
Day 06: July 21, 2019 - AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI [B/D]
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center in 1602. Visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, and stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths, a set of geothermally heated pools and steam baths. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clown of the sea” (end of April to mid-August).
Day 07: July 22, 2019 - BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN [B/D]
In the morning, enjoy a “Meet the Locals” walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelandic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.
Day 08: July 23, 2019 - HÖFN–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA [B/D]
Prepare for the highlight of the day: stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie “Die Another Day” were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip is available through the icebergs (mid-May to September, weather permitting). Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and arrive at your overnight hotel.
Day 09: July 24, 2019 - VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK [B/D]
Along the South shore enjoy views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, then stop at spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, approximate cost is $75.00 USD per person. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at one of Reykjavik’s fine restaurants to celebrate your Icelandic Adventure.
Day 10: July 25, 2019 - End of Tour [B]
Breakfast at hotel before transferring to the International airport for your flight to North America.
Per Person, Double - from $7,388.00 Cad, Including Air
Plus $342.00 Taxes
Single Occupancy - Add $1,791.00
Initial Deposit - $3,000.00 per person at time of booking
Second Deposit - $3,000.00 per person prior to December 15, 2018
Final Payment per person is due prior to March 15, 2019