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Adventures Across Iceland

7 days / 6 nights

Thingvellir National Park

Stokkur Geyser

Lake Laugarvatn




Visit the Pearl in Reykjavik | Relax in Geothermal Pools at Lake Laugarvatn | Visit the World's Oldest Parliament | Meet Fishermen and Farmers in the North | Speak with Artists in the Cultural Capital of Akureyri | 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site

Get to know why everyone is talking about Iceland with your own adventure. On this seven-day journey, you will learn about the country’s unique, sustainable architecture at the glassdomed Pearl in Reykjavik, relax in the some of the country’s famous geothermal pools, visit scenic Lake Thingvallavatn to see one of the world’s oldest parliaments and visit with farmers and fishermen and learn about their daily lives while sampling their products. Guests will also learn about the rich artistic traditions of Akureyri, which is known as the cultural capital of North Iceland. 
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Day 1
On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to your hotel for an early breakfast before exploring the city. Your tour takes you through the lively harbor district and along the coast into the colorful Old Quarter with its traditional homes. From the glass-domed Pearl, you’ll have fine views of Reykjavik. Then see the Hofdi House where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986, the historic event that effectively ended the Cold War. 
From here, travelers will also visit the National Museum to learn about Iceland’s history from the medieval days of Viking settlement to the present time; in the winter, our city tour ends at the Northern Lights Center so you can learn more about the science and legends of the Aurora Borealis. Then check in to the Alda Hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine and beer. 

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

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Thingvellir National Park / Lake Thingvallavatn / Stokkur Geyser
Day 2
Travel to Thingvellir National Park, a unique geological site where two tectonic plates meet. On the shores of Lake Thingvallavatn, you’ll see the world’s oldest democratic Parliament, founded more than 1,000 years ago! Then thrill to one of Iceland’s most active geysers and the impressive Golden Waterfall. 
At a family-owned farm, learn about Icelandic horses and see how greenhouse vegetables are able to thrive in this northerly climate. Finish your sightseeing in the warm waters of the Fontana Geothermal Baths on the shores of Lake Laugarvatn.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

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Borganes / Akureyri
Day 3
Travel to Bogarnes, where the enlightening exhibits of the Settlement Center offer a look at the fearless Vikings who conquered the open seas to settle Iceland long ago. After lunch in the charming coastal town of Hvammstangi, see the 19th-century turf homes at Glaumbaer Farm and admire historic Vidimyrar Church. Continue to Akureyri where you’ll enjoy a city tour before checking in to the Hotel Kea.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Iceland Northern Coast
Northern Coast / Hrisey
Day 4
Our exclusive excursion today reveals the tastes and traditions of this remote region. Traveling along the rugged coast to visit small villages and the picturesque island of Hrisey, you’ll spend time with residents who are eager to share their gastronomic knowledge as they offer authentic insight into their lives as fishermen, micro- brewers and farmers. 

Meals | Breakfast

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Akureyri / Godafoss Waterfall / Lake Myvatn
Day 5
Today, learn about the geothermal forces that have created the amazing sites you’ll visit today, including Godafoss Waterfall and the lava formations of the aptly named “Dark Castles.” See the steaming fumaroles of Hverir and an underground river at the Grjotagja rift. Then unwind in a geothermal pool overlooking the surrounding lava !elds and scenic Lake Myvatn.

Meals | Breakfast

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Akureyri / Reykjavik
Day 6

On your last full day in Iceland, you will enjoy a free morning to explore the galleries and studios of the culturally vibrant town of Akureyri. In the afternoon, fly to Reykjavik and transfer again to the Alda Hotel. This evening’s farewell dinner is at one of our favorite restaurants in the city.

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 7

We’ll take you to the airport today for your flight home.* If you wish, you can check out a bit earlier and delight in a swim in the famous Blue Lagoon before continuing to the airport.

Meals | Breakfast

*Travel with us on September 6, 2017 for a special 8-day adventure that includes an extra night in Akureyri for Rettir. The annual sheep round-up is a wonderful island tradition that brings families and friends together to round- up their sheep from grazing pastures in the nearby mountains.

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

Alda Hotel Reykjavik

Alda Hotel Reykjavik is located on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the center of Reykjavik, Iceland's vibrant capital city. Have a good night's sleep in Alda's Hotel's Nordic designed, spacious rooms and start your day with a healthy, hearty breakfast. You'll find plenty of perks when you're turning in for the night after a day of exploring Iceland's magnificent countryside or returning from a tour of the city center, literally just one step away.

Hotel KEA Akureyri

Located in the heart of Akureyri, gateway to the rich natural splendor of northeast Iceland, Hotel Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the high standards of quality and comfort expected of one of Iceland’s well-established hotels. The hotel offers a room service, a bar and restaurant, and each of the 104 guest rooms have a private bathroom, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, radio and satellite television.

  • Exclusively escorted sightseeing

  • Expert native guide

  • Unique cultural engagement with friendly Icelandic residents

  • 6 nights in our carefully selected, superior first-class hotels, complete with complimentary WiFi for our guests

  • 12 meals including 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

  • Small group size, never more than 16 guests

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and internal flight

  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees for your included flight

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

*Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Adventures Across Iceland
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Jun 14 – Jun 20, 2018$5,899   
Jul 12 – Jul 18, 2018$5,899   
Aug 30 – Sep 5, 2018$6,299   
Sep 27 – Oct 3, 2018$5,499   
Oct 18 – Oct 24, 2018$5,299   
Nov 22 – Nov 28, 2018$5,299   
Feb 14 – Feb 20, 2019$5,099   
Apr 18 – Apr 24, 2019$5,099   

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing for Jun 14-Jul 18, 2018, add $1100. For Aug 30-Sep 5, 2018, add $1400. For Sep 27-Oct 3, 2018, add $900.

SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT EXTENSION: Travel with us on August 30, 2018 for a special 8-day adventure that includes an extra night in Akureyri for Rettir, the annual sheep round-up that is a local island tradition.

SAVE $600 per couple + $300 solo on this tour when you pay-in-full at the time of booking.

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