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Volcanoes & Glaciers Coach Tour from Reykjavik Iceland

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,735

A journey through from Reykjavik through a country of natural beauty that includes majestic waterfalls, impressive lava flows, huge glaciers, a volcanic crater, gushing hot springs, a folk museum and the opportunity to see seals and puffins close up.


Most people know Iceland as an island of stunning natural beauty… and Bjork. Get to know more on this 6-day coach trip through the country’s south staying in 3 and 4 star accommodations.

Departing Reykjavik, journey past glacial rivers to Skogafoss waterfall. You’ll also visit a farm at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull volcano. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t worry. We’re sure travellers christened it with many much more pronounceable (if unprintable) ‘names’ when it erupted in 2010, grounding planes across Europe!

Eyjafjallajokull is the centerpiece to some truly magical country that includes Solheimajokull Glacier, Reynisdrangar Cliffs and the black volcanic sands of Reynifjara beach. Explore Skaftafell National Park and visit Jokulsarlon, a glacial lake that lures visitors, photographers, and film crews from across the world (Bond fans, take note).

Visit the puffins of the Westman Islands, a 30 minute ferry ride away from the mainland. The Islands’ remarkably fresh lava fields have given life to a range of new plants and offer some spectacular hiking. Your final full day is devoted to Iceland’s classic ‘Golden Circle’ sights, including the 50 foot high Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Falls and Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s ancient parliament met on the shores of its largest lake.

Spend your last night in Reykjavik prior to departure.


 

 

 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,735

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Day 1

Arrival in Reykjavik

Arrival in Iceland. If your flight lands early in the day we recommend taking the time to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland. Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today. The town got its name "Smoky Bay" after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers. In the evening you can choose from multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital. Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura


    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, ...

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

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Day 2

Westman Islands

Lava Fields - Puffin Island - Magnificent lava fields We travel along the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara we take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands. Once there, we will explore Heimaey, the largest island in the Westman Islands archipelago. Other adventures of the day include: a visit to the puffins in Storhofdi, a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago, visiting Eldheimar Museum and exploring flora of the new lava field. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own. Overnight in the Westman Islands.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Edda Vik

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    Hotel Edda Vik


    This hotel is found in Viki Myrdal, only 5 minutes' walk from Vik's black sand beach. The region of Vik in Myrdal is a haven of rugged beauty, with the unique Dyrholaey sea arch setting this stretch of Iceland's southern coast apart from the rest. ...

    This hotel is found in Viki Myrdal, only 5 minutes' walk from Vik's black sand beach. The region of Vik in Myrdal is a haven of rugged beauty, with the unique Dyrholaey sea arch setting this stretch of Iceland's southern coast apart from the rest. The majestic, mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier towers over the town.

    The 62 guest rooms offer views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Vik Mountains. Strondin, the hotel's restaurant, is just across the street. It offers a varied a la carte dinner menu and ocean views.

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Day 3

South Shore - Skogar - Vik

Breakfast at your hotel. Take the ferry back from the Westman Islands and travel further on along the south coast. Pass numerous glacial rivers en route to Skogafoss waterfall. A famous folk museum is nearby, showcasing the buildings and daily life of Icelanders in the past centuries. Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.

Dinner and overnight stay in Vik area for the next 2 nights.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Kirkjubaejarklaustur- Skaftafell- Jokulsarlon

Europe's Largest National Park and Glacier - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

We cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the Earth before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Onwards to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. We continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs and possibly curious seals. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Back to Vik.

Dinner and overnight in Vik/Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

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Day 5

Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjavik

Lava Centre - Lively Geysers and Golden Falls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Afterwards, head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir as well as Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onwards to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. This is also where you can see the meeting point for the European and North American tectonic plates. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura


    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, ...

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

    More Details

Day 6

Departure

Transfer to the airport not included. If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 24; Jul 8, 22, 29; Aug 9, 12, 19,  19, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23

PRICE INCLUDES:

4 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik; Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavik; Accommodation 3 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside; 3 dinners in the countryside; Entrance to Skogar folk museum (day 2); Entrance to Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Center (day 2); Roundtrip ferry fare to Westman Islands (day 4); Visit to a tomato greenhouse at Fridheimar (day 5); All meals as indicated by the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Airport transfer on arrival/departure days; Dinners in Reykjavík (day 1 & 5); Lunches; Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water; Optional tours and activities; Any service not specifically listed under "included"; Travel insurance, visa fees and items of a personal nature

OPTIONAL TOURS

Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon (day 3)

  • Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 50% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.

It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours. Max 32 pax / no min.

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.

TB ICELANDREY18CO: VGCT
27 May 2018
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