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 Reykjavík, and you’ll witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. </BR></BR>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 Vik. 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. </BR></BR>Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. In Geysir, walk with the chef of the Geysir restaurant through the geothermal areas, where you’ll taste freshly baked bread cooked using the heat from the hot springs. You’ll wash it down with a glass of geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat!</BR></BR>These are just some of the many highlights of this Iceland tour. Be sure to bring your camera so you can to capture the stunning scenery and fun experiences on this wonderful vacation.
REYKJAVIK Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurantHELLISHEIDAVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power stationGEYSIR Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnappsGULLFOSS Marvel at the waterfallTHINGVELLIR[LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic platesHAUGANES[LF] Boat cruise, see whales in their natural habitatAKUREYRI Orientation, visit the Botanical GardenGOÐAFOSSSee the “Waterfall of the Gods”LAKE MÝVATNMarvel at this beautiful lakeDETTIFOSSAdmire the most powerful waterfall in EuropeEGILSSTAÐIROrientationLAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN[LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in EuropeSKAFTAFELLDrive through the national parkEYJAFJALLAJÖKULLDrive by the volcano
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Reykjavik and a special farewell dinner in Reykjavik
NOTES:Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.