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Icelandic Adventure
Set out on a small group journey that reveals Iceland's adventurous landscapes and cultural heritage. Explore old town Reykjavik during a walking tour. Witness the stunning Golden Circle first hand. See Thingvellir National Park and the unbelievable Gullfoss Waterfall. Experience the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Be immersed in Icelandic life during a countryside farmhouse stay. Go whale watching in Skjalfandi Bay with specialized RIB boats. Travel the Diamond Circle and spend time at the geothermal baths of Lake Myvatn. Marvel at the vast Asbyrgi Canyon. Spend time with a family that keeps alive traditional methods of catching and preserving Greenland shark. Climb aboard a snow cat to explore the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Choose between a lava cave tour or a hike through a coastal lave field. Complete your tour with a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
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Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
9 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ReykjavikOvernight Flight: You are on your way. Set out to discover Iceland's adventurous landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From ethereal lava fields to thundering waterfalls to coastal villages, this tour reveals the island's dramatic contrasts.
Day 2ReykjavikReykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begins: Your journey opens in Reykjavik. Step into Icelandic culture and explore the historic side of this capital city during a guided walking tour. As we make our way through the old section of the city, see the towering Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavik's oldest building, home of the Kraum Icelandic design center. Marvel at Reykjavik's modern architecture, especially the Harpa concert hall and its famous glass facade. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a delectable Icelandic dinner at a distinctive local restaurant.
Day 3ReykjavikReykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik: Travel the Golden Circle. This spectacular route takes you to many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Thingvellir National Park, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established one of the world's first parliaments. Here, at Thingvellir's rift valley, stand at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (UNESCO), the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Next, lose yourself in the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Stop at the famous thermal area of Geysir and see the fountain geyser known as Strokkur. Watch for its explosive vertical spout which can reach 90 feet. Then, visit the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Learn how the Icelanders grow delicious pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the island's geothermal energy. Witness the Icelandic farm-to-table culinary culture. We have more in store as you discover the special breed of Icelandic horse during a brief show* and stable visit on a family-run farm.
Day 4ReykjavikReykjavik - Akureyri - Staðarbraut - AEðafossar - Hsavik: Experience the true beauty of the way up north. This morning we fly** to Akureyri. Upon arrival*** enjoy some leisure time to absorb the quaint culture of Iceland's second largest city. En route to Hsavik, we'll make a stop at Staðarbraut to see its fascinating collection of turf settlement homes. Continue to the Kntsstaðaborg Hollow; a rocky outcrop that Icelandic sheep can often be found upon. We will pause at Eider falls on the Laxa River, which claims the largest brown trout population on the island. Later, settle into your farmhouse in the Icelandic countryside. This family-owned property holds an environmental gold certification. Savor the reflective stillness of its dreamlike surroundings during a 3-night stay. This evening, enjoy the true essence of farm-to-table as locally sourced ingredients are incorporated in your dining experience.
Day 5HusavikHsavik: Take to the sea! This morning we venture into the town of Hsavik. Ancient tales say this was the first place in Iceland settled by the Norse. Your adventure starts with a visit to the town's whaling museum. Next, gear up in thermal wear because you'll be joining expert whale watchers on Skalfandi Bay. Aboard specialized zodiacs, get as close as you can to whales in northern Iceland. You may see the humpback, minke, orca, fin or even the giant blue whales that frequent these waters. This afternoon enjoy some leisure time and meet the people who call this town home.
Day 6HusavikHsavik - Lake Myvatn - Dettifoss - Asbyrgi Canyon - Hsavik: Spend today exploring the magnificent Diamond Circle, a scenic circuit that covers over 160 miles. Begin with a stop at one of Iceland's most historic waterfalls, Goðafoss, where Iceland was converted to Christianity in A.D. 1000. Next, marvel at Lake Myvatn, the Blue Lagoon of the north. Enjoy time exploring the warm, mineral-rich geothermal waters of this man-made lagoon. Continue on to the powerful Dettifoss waterfall, known to be one of the strongest waterfalls in all of Europe due to its volume. End the day at the horseshoe shaped Asbyrgi Canyon. Hear the legend behind the canyon as you take in the view of this massive formation. This evening continue to experience the gifts of your surroundings during another farm-to-table inspired dinner.
Day 7HusavikHsavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Stykkisholmur: Are you ready for a place unlike any other? Today you experience the otherworldliness of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula during a scenic drive to Stykkisholmur. This afternoon enjoy leisure time in the quaint fishing village to explore the picturesque scenery and charming shops and museums.
Day 8StykkisholmurStykkisholmur - Vatneshillir Cave or Lava Field Walk: Today we continue our journey through the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Have your camera ready to capture the landscapes of black sand beaches, stunning cliffs, mountain peaks, volcanic craters, plunging waterfalls, rocky coastlines and tiny fishing villages. Board an Icelandic snow cat to ascend the captivating Snaefellsjokull glacier,**** said to be one of the world's seven great energy centers. Climb to over 4,800 feet and enjoy breathtaking views as you explore the glacier on foot. Then, it's your choice! Take a guided Vatnshellir Cave tour***** and head 100 feet below ground to an 8,000-year-old lava tube where you'll experience total darkness and see amazing rock pigments, lava formations, stalagmites, stalactites and more. Or, perhaps you will choose to explore a coastal lava field featuring a myriad of natural textures and colors. Later, we gather for a stop in the quaint fishing town of Grundarfjorður for a glimpse of coastal living.
Day 9StykkisholmurStykkisholmur - Borgarnes - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik: Our voyage continues as we head south on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure as you spend time with a family that keeps alive a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. See the fishing boat that was used by their grandfather; the tiny farmer's church; and explore the museum to learn more about Iceland's deep relationship with this trade. Before leaving, test your culinary courage and try hakarl (cured shark meat), a local specialty. Visit the Settlement Museum to dive into the origins of Icelandic heritage including the works of the famous Viking - and poet - Egill Skallagrimsson. Embark on a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, best known as the home of the Blue Lagoon. You can't leave Iceland without taking a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of this geothermal wonder, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Spend the afternoon at leisure before coming together for an unforgettable farewell dinner at a restaurant featuring Icelandic-inspired cuisine.
Day 10ReykjavikReykjavik - Tour Ends: Head for home having uncovered Iceland's adventurous side.
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
July 11, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
July 18, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
August 01, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
August 08, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
August 29, 2018$4,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
September 05, 2018$4,249.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
September 12, 2018$4,249.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
September 19, 2018$4,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
September 26, 2018$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
CenterHotel Arnarhvoll Reykjavik, IcelandFosshotel Stykkisholmur Stykkisholmur, Iceland
Raudaskrida Hotel & Guesthouse Husavik, Iceland 
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.

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