Enchanting Iceland Tour

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Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

8 Days

Passport Required

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Iceland Vacation Package Details

Iceland is known as the Land of Fire and Ice because of its dramatic natural beauty. Here you can witness nature’s might in a country carved by glaciers, volcanoes, and slowly shifting tectonic plates.

The Golden Circle tour promises to be a highlight of your trip to Iceland. This day trip will take you to the legendary sites of Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser, and Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall that shines on sunny days. End your day with tours of Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse and horse farm, including a horse show.

You will also visit Europe’s largest hot spring, Deildartunguhve. This natural power source provides the hot water for homes and businesses within a 40-mile radius. Learn about Iceland’s more ancient history at the Settlements Center. There you can discover the story of Egil, Iceland’s most famous “tall tale.” The following day, visit the deep black sand beaches of the tiny village of Vik on The South Coast of Iceland.

Explore the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark famous for its birds and unusual geological formations including volcanoes. Then continue on to enjoy lunch and a view at the famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal spa’s rich minerals turn the hot water a vivid aqua blue. Finally, before your Iceland tour comes to an end, hunt for the Aurora Borealis on a late-night Northern Lights pursuit!

Tour Includes

1 Country
  • Iceland
Sightseeing
  • Reykjavík
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Strokkur Geyser
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Reynisfjara
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Borgarnes
  • Vík
Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • Daily Breakfast, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Tour Highlights

  • Tour the iconic Golden Circle
  • Enjoy lunch overlooking the Blue Lagoon
  • Stroll the black sand beaches of quaint Vík
  • Tour the greenhouses and watch the Icelandic horses at Fridheimar farm
  • Stop at waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, and exposed continental plates
  • Take a late-night Northern Lights outing
  • Convenient stay in one hotel for your entire tour—no need to pack and unpack!

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Enchanting Iceland Itinerary

Tours Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland

Tours Ends: Reykjavík, Iceland

Day 1

Depart for Iceland

Your journey begins on your overnight flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Reykjavík

Welcome to Reykjavík, one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. This tiny Nordic nation is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and near continuous summer daylight. Iceland has grown into one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world in recent years, and for good reason. Guests arriving at the hotel by noon will join the guided tour of Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure until the included welcome dinner tonight. (D)

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Day 3

Golden Circle Tour

Experience the rugged natural beauty of Iceland on its most popular day trip—the legendary Golden Circle tour. See Thingvellir National Park, where evidence of Iceland’s dramatic geological and cultural past is laid bare. Thingvellir is a rift valley, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. It is also the meeting place of Iceland’s parliament, the first in the world, established by 10th century Viking settlers. Strokkur Geyser is the next stop, and one of the most active geysers in the world, where you can watch volcanically heated glacial water explode up to 130 feet in the air several times an hour. Finally, see Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall that shines a coppery brown on sunny days. Gullfoss is located in the canyon of the Hvítá river, and its dual stage, 105-foot drop, is an impressive conclusion to the Golden circle tour.

End your day with a look at Iceland's innovation. Take a tour of Fridheimar geothermal greenhouse and horse farm, where you will see how Icelandic farmers utilize technology and inventive techniques to grow food year-round. You will also have the chance to watch a horse show starring a team of Icelandic horses—petite yet lionhearted steeds that have been raised throughout Iceland since the 10th century. (B)

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Day 4

Icelandic Saga History and Europe’s Largest Hot Spring

Today you will witness Europe’s largest and most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver. It sits on farmland and has long been a vital resource for neighboring towns—providing enough hot water for homes and businesses within a 40-mile radius. Its scalding water bubbles out of a rough, algae covered outcrop of rocks, creating a steamy source of power whose might you can see and hear. You'll also visit the spectacular 0.5-mile wide Hraunfossar waterfall. During your stop at the Settlements Center, enjoy a flavorful lunch with locally-grown produce and learn about Iceland’s early history, and the story of Egil, the Icelandic poet, farmer, and legendary fighter who has become one of Iceland’s most famous “tall tales.” (B, L)

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Day 5

South Coast and Seljalandsfoss

The South Coast of Iceland is full of outstanding scenery, much of which you'll see today! Travel to Vík, a village located on the very tip of Iceland, dramatically flanked between two mountains and distinguished by its tiny size, sparse development, and deep black sands. The stunning small town will show you the less touristy side of Iceland. Today also includes a trip to the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, two of the best-known waterfalls in the country and awe-inspiring displays of the power of water! (B)

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Day 6

Reykjanes and Lunch at the Blue Lagoon

Today will take you to the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark famous for its geothermal activity and unusual geological formations including a variety of different volcano types, open faults and fissures, lava stacks, hot springs, mud pools, and steam vents. There is abundant bird life, an especially striking sight against the jagged backdrop of the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. You will then travel to the Blue Lagoon for an included lunch with a truly wonderful view (lagoon entrance not included). The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa rich with minerals that turn the hot water a vivid aqua blue, a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable meal. (B, L)

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Day 7

Leisure Day with Northern Lights Pursuit

Your last full day in Iceland will give you the perfect chance to relax and take in the splendor of Reykjavík, or to participate in an exciting optional day trip (additional cost). But before your tour comes to an end, you'll enjoy one final highlight — the included Northern Lights pursuit! This day is sure to be an exciting highlight of your unforgettable Iceland trip! (B)

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Note: Northern Lights pursuit may be moved to another day, if conditions are better for optimal viewing. Seeing this natural phenomenon cannot be guaranteed. The bus will depart after 8:00 PM and return after midnight

OPTION: BLUE LAGOON DAY TRIPOPTION: BLUE LAGOON DAY TRIP:

Visit one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions! The geothermal spa's modern facilities have been developed into a wellness complex including saunas, a warm flowing waterfall, and in-water treatments and massages using the all-natural Blue Lagoon skin care products. This option includes a guide, comfort package, entrance fee into the lagoon, a towel, mud mask, and one drink of choice for just $ 184 p/p. The Blue Lagoon requires all bathers to shower before entering the water.


Day 8

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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