Departure dates in 2019:
February: 04 - 13 & 20
March: 11 - 13 - 18 & 27
6 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Canada - Reykjavik (Iceland)
Flight with a good itinerary.
Day 2: Reykjavik
Upon arrival in Iceland, you will exit the arrival hall of the Keflavik airport terminal to embark your Flybus Plus transfer to your hotel. They depart approximately 30-40 minutes after each arriving flight. Places are always available. Free time for the rest of the day.
Day 3: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss
Start the day by visiting the fascinating Northern Lights Centre in Reykjavik for an exciting and informative presentation on the Northern Lights. Then head onwards to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake.
Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital during the Middle-Ages and now a cultural center with a beautiful church. During the day you will also visit Laugarvatnshellir cave where two Icelandic families built a cozy homestead and farm during the early 20th century. The furnishings and buildings in the cave have been restored to show how the residents once lived. Dinner and overnight in the south coast area.
Day 4: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
Drive along the south shore, an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. This part of Iceland is home to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit and viewing an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes at the center's cinema.
Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Head onwards, passing by Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sands, and admire the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area
Day 5: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Today enter the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east en route to the Vatnajokull area. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Then view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful of the glacial outlets emerging from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.
Day 6: Volcanic Areas - Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called "The Flower Village" because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs. Follow along with the coastline with its breathtaking waves and through a deserted community that once was a flourishing center for the region.
On to the Reykjanes peninsula, where you can enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field. Return to Reykjavik, where the evening is at your own leisure. Dinner is on your own.
Day 7: Reykjavik
Day at leisure. Today is open for you to enjoy visiting Iceland your way.
Day 8: Reykjavik - Canada
You are registered for a transfer to the airport on a Flybus Plus, however, it is important to confirm your transfer the night prior to departure with the hotel reception staff. As at the arrival, the pick-up will be in a smaller shuttle bus, you will be transferred to the city center bus station at which time you will board a larger shuttle for your shuttle to the airport.
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-Round-trip International flights Canada / Reykjavik with good itineraries
-Round-trip transfers between the airport / Hotel by Flybus Plus
-3 nights in Reykjavik at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura 4* (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in the south coast area at the Icelandair Hotel Flúðir 3* (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area at the Icelandair Hotel Klaustur 3* (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts (except the day of arrival) + 3 dinners (9 Meals total)
-Fully-guided coach tour from day 3 to the day 6
-Entrance fee to the Northern Lights center in Reykjavik
-Entrance to Laugarvatnshellir, The Cave People
-Visit the new Lava Center and volcano film at the Lava Center’s cinema
-Northern lights hunt (on foot) and hunting kit
-Bathing fee at the Blue Lagoon
-All taxes and fees and OPC
Package does not include:
-Baggage fees (if applicable)
-Personal expenses and optional activities
-Tips: Guides, bus drivers and the hotel staff
-Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
For single occupancy, additional fees of $690 will be charged per person