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Taste of Iceland

  • 2019 Taste of Iceland – 6 Days/5 Nights
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Starts Reykjavik
Ends Reykjavik
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Visit Reynisfjara, the black sand beach and basalt rock formations, that legend has it were formed by trolls centuries ago.
  • INSIDER TIP! There’s no bad time to visit Iceland. If you want to see the Northern Lights, they are most viewable September through April –though this spectacular, elusive display is always dependent on atmospheric conditions.
  • From May through August, you’ll enjoy long days of sunlight and comfortable temperatures.

Dining Experiences:

  • 5 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) including lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Farm, and 3 dinners (D) including dinner at the Blue Lagoon

Trip Highlights:

  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Northern Lights (September – April)

Hotels:

  • Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik (1 night)
  • Fosshotel Hekla, Brjansstadir (1 night)
  • Fosshotel Nupar, Kalfafell (2 nights)
  • Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik (1 night)

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Fosshotel Reykjavik, Reykjavik

Description:

This stylish 16-floor hotel provides great city and sea views. Offering a fitness center and restaurant, Fosshotel Reykjavík is just down the block from Laugavegur shopping street. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels, a desk and a private bathroom with shower are standard at Fosshotel. Haust Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience and a sleek, modern setting with designer décor. A beer garden, guest lounge and tour desk are also found on site.

Fosshotel Hekla, Brjansstadir

Fosshotel Hekla, Brjansstadir Description:

A 30-minute drive from Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir, this hotel features a restaurant and hot tub, both of which offer views of Mount Hekla views. Cable TV, desks and private bathrooms with showers are standard. Some rooms include a balcony with garden views. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic cuisine with ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. After-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the cozy lounge, which has an open fireplace.

Fosshotel Núpar, Kalfafell

Fosshotel Núpar, Kalfafell Description:

Fosshotel Nupar offers panoramic views of Vatnajokull’s lava fields, mountains and glaciers. Each heated guest room has a work desk and private bathroom with shower. Guests can enjoy Icelandic dishes at the in-house restaurant, and the bar is an ideal place for a relaxing drink in the evening.

Itinerary

 

 

2019 TASTE OF ICELAND 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS / 10 MEALS


Day 1: Reykjavik City Tour

Meet your guide at 2:00 PM. Take an orientation tour and discover Iceland’s capital city set on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. You’ll discover Reykjavik’s settlement, history and the natural beauty that surrounds it. You’ll be charmed by its architecture and the beautiful brightly-colored rooftops. Stop for photos outside Hallgrímskirkja, the landmark Lutheran church that looms over the city. One of the tallest structures in Iceland, its design was influenced by the mountains and glaciers of the island’s landscape. Visit the Perlan Observation Deck, which offers magnificent 360° views of Reykjavik and its surroundings – mountain, glacier, and volcano vistas on the horizon will be a taste of what is to come on your journey. Return to your centrally-located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink with your group, followed by dinner on your own.


Day 2: Golden Circle

Head out on the famed Golden Circle, starting with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Then it’s on to the Strokkur Geysir, which erupts every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland with two separate drops and the largest falls in all of Europe in terms of water volume. Enjoy a tasty light lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon, it’s where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Move on to your beautifully situated hotel, overlooking the Hekla volcano, for dinner.
(B, L, D)


Day 3: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Skogar Folk Museum

Begin the day at the Lava Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time. Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts. After a break for lunch, proceed on to the stunning Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Discover Reynisfjara’s black-sand beach and rock formations along the magical legend of its history – the basalt columns are similar to the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. Return for dinner at your hotel.
(B, D)


Day 4: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell National Park

Spend the afternoon in Skaftafell National Park to view its enormous glaciers or the Svartifoss Waterfall flowing down over black basalt columns. Filled with natural wonders, Skaftafell National Park also boasts a snow-capped volcano and magnificent wilderness areas and woodlands. Enjoy lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside. Travel to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a crystal-blue glacial lake dotted with icebergs. Marvel as you witness small icebergs flowing into the Atlantic or onto the black-sand beach.
(B, L)


Day 5: Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon Spa

This morning, travel back to Reykjavik and enjoy a free afternoon in the city exploring some of the many charming sites on your own. In the evening, travel to the Blue Lagoon, a large man-made lake surrounded by a lava field which is also a geothermal spa. Enjoy one of the 25 wonders of the world as you share in a farewell celebration with your group.
(B, D)


Day 6: Tour Ends

Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)




All visits are weather dependent.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

 

 

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