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Iceland Geothermal Wonderland Tour: Keflavik to Keflavik

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 892

Explore nature and hospitable culture on this adventure through Iceland’s geothermal heart. Acquaint yourself with the land of springs and flowers in Hveragerthi before visiting the Golden Circle to see Iceland’s original parliament building, its Great Geysir, and the Queen of Waterfalls.


This 5-day escorted tour takes you around Iceland’s Golden Circle from your base in Hveragerthi.

Explore Iceland on this Locally Escorted Group Tour that includes specialty accommodations, unique sightseeing, and a knowledgeable Tour Escort.

Your trip to Iceland begins and ends in Hveragerthi and its surrounding area. Hveragerthi is a charming little town full of boxy buildings, but it’s not the architecture that makes its popular. The town is famous as the “land of springs and flowers” due the surrounding geothermal field that makes it possible to grow flowers in sub-freezing temperatures. Explore lava fields and steam vents and marvel at the abundance of greenhouses growing wild flowers in arctic conditions. Spend your time in Hveragerthi hiking the landscape or relaxing in the hot springs, enjoying the rejuvenating waters.

Using Hveragerthi as your base, you’ll also explore Iceland’s quintessential tourist circuit, the Golden Circle. Head north to Thingvellir to learn about Iceland’s settlement in the 10th century and see its original parliament building. After learning about the island’s history, visit the hot spring that gave us the word “geyser” at Geysir Geothermal area. If you’re lucky enough to see this geyser erupt, it’ll shoot water almost 70 metres straight into the air. Head further east to Gullfoss to witness a river seemingly disappear from the face of the earth. Water drops off the Queen of Waterfalls into a 32-metre-deep gorge. As you approach the falls, the edge of the cliff is obscured, making it seem as if the river has simply disappeared.

This exciting tour of Iceland showcases the nation’s incredible geothermal landscape.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 892

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Day 1

Airport Transfer to Hveragerthi

A guided transfer will depart from Keflavík Airport to Hveragerthi at 800am and 530PM. If your international arrival falls outside of connecting with the these times, we suggest a relaxing visit to the nearby Blue Lagoon.

On arrival to your hotel, you have the day open for your own activities.

In the evening, a local guide will meet you at your hotel at 8:30 PM for a welcome walk. You will get to know the charming town, its history, geology and culture from a local perspective. It's an easy walk, seeing the new hot spring area that was formed in a big earthquake in 2008, and even see how to boil an egg in one of them. Also you will get a better understanding of how people use the hot springs water for heating up greenhouses, growing vegetables, and last but not least what it feels like to live with a hot spring in the back yard.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Ork Hotel Hveragerdi

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    Ork Hotel Hveragerdi


    This countryside hotel is located in the village of Hveragerdi and offers friendly accommodation and well-equipped facilities in beautiful surroundings. Guests can enjoy traditional Icelandic cuisine served at Ork's restaurant. There are 85 well furnished guest rooms at Hotel Ork. The rooms have simple yet ...

    This countryside hotel is located in the village of Hveragerdi and offers friendly accommodation and well-equipped facilities in beautiful surroundings. Guests can enjoy traditional Icelandic cuisine served at Ork's restaurant.

    There are 85 well furnished guest rooms at Hotel Ork. The rooms have simple yet classic furnishings and feature private bathrooms with a bathtub with shower.

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

There are numerous optional excursions available for an extra charge:

Northern Lights Tour; Super jeep, lava caving and hot spring bathing; Snow Shoeing Adventure; South Coast Classic Tour, to name only a few. Please ask your Iceland specialist for more information. We suggest these tours are pre booked to guarantee your spot.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Golden Circle Classic - Full Day Tour

Today you will be picked up by your guide between 0930H and 1000H.

The highlights of this tour are Thingvellir National Park, a remarkable historical and geological site, which is located by Lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. The beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the meeting point of two of the earth's tectonic plates.

Next stop is Gullfoss, a two tiered waterfall where you will see thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down into a deep canyon.

Finally Geysir geothermal area where bubbling hot springs and geysers are abundant. Here you'll find Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area, spouting up to 25-30 meters every few minutes.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Day at Leisure

There are numerous optional excursions available for an extra charge:

Northern Lights Tour; Super jeep, lava caving and hot spring bathing; Snow Shoeing Adventure; South Coast Classic Tour, to name only a few. Please ask your Iceland specialist for more information. We suggest these tours are pre booked to guarantee your spot.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Departure to Keflavik Airport

A direct transfer without guide from Hveragerthi to Keflavík Airport at 400AM and 100PM for your international flights or onward travels in Iceland.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES: 

Thursdays from Oct 5, 2017 - Apr 26, 2018 (except Dec 21 & 28)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 Nights' at chosen Hotel Or Guesthouse in Standard rooms
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Welcome walk in Hveragerthi with a local guide
  • Golden Circle guided tour including lunch

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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