July 16 -28, 2019
*Other dates available upon request
Tour Status - Available - Enhanced Itinerary
Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this Iceland tour, you will start and end in Reykjavik, and you'll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences.
Scenic highlights include mighty Gullfoss waterfall and Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Take pictures at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting). Drive by Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010, and through the national park at Skaftafell to the Vik area. Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn. In one of Iceland's prettiest areas and with volcanic craters throughout the lake, it is teeming with bird life and is known for its geothermal activity. Also watch how Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, flows into Lake Jökulsárlón, forming icebergs.
*Please note: Accommodations in Iceland and Greenland are very rustic but have modern facilities.
Return Airfare from major North American Gateways
All visits, meals & attractions as outlined in the itinerary
8 Nights in Iceland
Helicopter flights within Greenland
1 Night in Kulusuk, Greenland
1 Night in Ammassalik, Greenland
OPTIONAL VISIT: Evening visit and entrance to Blue Lagoon
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 - Reykjavik, Iceland ~ Ammassalik, Greenland [B]
Breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the International airport for your flight back to your home city. OR Transfer to the domestic airport for the flight into Kulusuk, Greenland. Upon arrival board a helicopter for the short transfers to the community of Ammassalik. Dinner and overnight in Ammassalik. Optional afternoon boat tour among the icebergs. Approximate price is $150.00 USD per person.
Day 11: July 26, 2019 - Greenland
Helicopter transfer back to Kulusuk and overnight stay. Overnight at Kulusuk, Greenland. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included this day. Optional afternoon tour for a 360 degree panoramic view of the region and community from the radar station. Approximate price is $125.00 USD per person.
Day 12: July 27, 2019 - Greenland to Iceland
Breakfast at your hotel. Free time in Kulusuk before flight back to Reykjavik, Iceland. Transfer to hotel and overnight at Reykjavik.
Day 13 : July 28, 2019 - End of Tour
Free morning to explore on your own before taking transfer to Keflavik International Airport and the flight into North America. End of Tour.
Per Person, Double - From $11,368.00, INcluding Air
PLUS $461.20 Taxes
Initial Deposit - $3,000.00 at time of booking
Final Payment per person is due before March 15, 2019