Duration: 8 Days
Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” rumored to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
REYKJAVIK Orientation drive.
HELLISHEIDARVIRKJUN Visit to the geothermal heat and electric power station.
GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.
GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls.
THINGVELLIR Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates en route to Borgarnes. (B,D) 180 mi / 290 km
HAUGANES Whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri. (B,D) 217 mi / 350 km
AKUREYRI Orientation includes the botanical gardens.
GODAFOSS Take pictures of the "Waterfall of the Gods." Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Myvatn.
LAKE MYVATN Stop at the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths.
DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Borgarfjordur Eystri. (B,D) 190 mi / 305 km
BORGARFJORDUR EYSTRI Walking tour. Scenic drive en route to Hofn. (B,D) 159 mi / 256 km
LAKE JOKULSARLON Take photos of the Vatnajokull Glacier (weather permitting). Scenic drive through Skaftafell national park en route to Vik. (B,D) 169 mi / 272 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Hofn with an iceberg cruise on Lake Jokulsarlon. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Scenic drive includes views of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010.
SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall.
REYKJAVIK Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 118 mi / 190 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)