Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

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An island of dramatic contrasts, uncover Iceland's natural beauty through a land forged by ice and fire. Travel the "Golden Circle" - an epicenter of natural scenic wonders. Stay overnight in a local fishing community and enjoy a picturesque cruise of the bay. It's your choice how you spend your time - choose between a lava cave adventure or an explorative coastline walk. You'll also choose between floating in the Blue Lagoon or visiting the Perlan Center with its interactive exhibits. Discover otherworldly wonders and captivating cultures on a fascinating Icelandic journey.

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Tour Operator
Collette
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Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2022
Duration
9 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikSet out on a journey full of dramatic contrasts. Come to know Iceland; a place where steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving behind thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.
Day 2ReykjavikBegin in the capital city of ReykjavIk. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city's old section featuring the city hall, the harbor, the Parliament building and the nearby cathedral, dating from 1796. Then, get to know your fellow travelers during an Icelandic lunch at a popular local restaurant before checking into your hotel in the later afternoon.
Day 3ReykjavikTravel the Golden Circle and experience renowned natural wonders, including the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, the explosive Geysir thermal area, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you'll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Along the way, stop at a family-run dairy farm to enjoy various organic dairy specialties and their famous ice cream. Your day ends with a visit to Frioheimar's stud farm and greenhouse cultivation center. Discover how pesticide-free produce is grown with the aid of geothermal energy and then learn about the tradition of breeding Icelandic show horses before returning to ReykjavIk.
Day 4ReykjavikExplore the SnAEfellsnes Peninsula and take in black sand beaches, volcanic craters and the SnAEfellsjOkull glacier. Here, it's your choice! Experience total darkness in Vatnshellir Cave,* descending 100 feet to an 8,000-year-old lava tube -OR- walk along the coastline, passing cliff and columnar basalt formations, putting your camera to work snapping photos of this dramatic landscape. Connect with the local culture and visit a family that practices a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark; you'll also taste hAkarl - cured shark meat. End your day on a Sea Tours nature cruise of BreioafjOrdur Bay and sample fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. You might spot puffins,** cormorants, and the white-tailed eagle soaring along the shoreline.
Day 5StykkisholmurLearn about geothermal renewable energy on a visit to Hellisheioavirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland, and the second largest geothermal power station in the world. Visit the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland's past and present volcanic eruptions. Arrive in VIk, Iceland's southernmost village, and one of the most remarkable spots in Iceland.
Day 6VikDrive along the scenic south shore to the SkOgar Museum. Discover its turf-built houses and its collection of farm and domestic artifacts. Nearby is the impressive SkOgafoss waterfall, one of the tallest in Iceland. View Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach scattered with caves and surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs. The beach is rich with bird life, such as the fulmar, black guillemot, razorbill, and gannet. You might also spot some nesting puffins along the unique natural rock formations at DyrhOlaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean.
Day 7VikSet sail*** along the huge icebergs of the JOkulsArlOn Glacial Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for possible seal sightings and get to taste the 1,000-year-old ice that surrounds you. Later, stop at Skaftafell National Park, gateway to VatnajOkull Glacier. Marvel at the vistas of Iceland's highest mountains, as well as the VatnajOkull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap.
Day 8VikMake a picture stop at Seljalandsfoss, where you'll walk behind a waterfall for views from the inside-out. In the afternoon, it's your choice! Visit the Blue Lagoon and soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters located in the heart of a dramatic lava field -OR- visit the Perlan Center to explore the wonder of Iceland through interactive exhibits such as the Ice Cave, the Planetarium, the virtual aquarium and more. Gather with your fellow travelers for a local dining experience and share stories of your days in Iceland.
Day 9ReykjavikDepart for home with memories of your Icelandic adventure.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/01/2023$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/08/2023$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/15/2023$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/22/2023$3,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/29/2023$3,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Centerhotel Plaza, Centerhotel Midgardur, Centerhotel Laugavegur - Reykjavik,
Fosshotel - Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Hotel Katla by Keahotels - Vik, Iceland
Centerhotel Plaza, Centerhotel Midgardur, Centerhotel Laugavegur - Reykjavik,
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

Featured Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice Tours

  • Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

    From $3,199.00 (USD)

    An island of dramatic contrasts, uncover Iceland's natural beauty through a land forged by ice and fire. Travel the "Golden Circle" - an epicenter of natural scenic wonders.