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2024 Icelandic Explorer - 9 days/8 nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Iceland

Cities Visited

Hofn , Husavik , Reykholt , Reykjavik

  1. Day 1
    Reykjavík | Welcome Drink
    Depart from your hotel at 2:00 PM. Your guide will take you on a city tour to discover the colorful capital city of Reykjavík. Take time to explore independently before meeting your group again for a welcome drink.
  2. Day 2
    Bjarteyjarsandur | War and Peace Museum | Borgarnes
    Set off into Iceland’s stunning countryside. Stop at Hvalfjörður Fjord, the location of US and British Naval bases in World War II. Discover what life is like on an Icelandic farm on a visit to Bjarteyjarsandur. Next, explore the fascinating history of the allied occupation of Iceland during World War II at the War and Peace Museum. Continue on to Borgarnes for free time and an independent lunch. Head on to Deildartunguhver hot spring, Iceland’s most powerful hot spring, then visit Barnafossar (Children’s Falls) and Hraunfossar (Lava Falls). Check into your hotel in Reykholt – an area rich in history from settlement times that often features in Icelandic sagas. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Glaumbær Farm & Museum | Akureyri | Goðafoss
    Drive through the famed Skagafjörður valley, a lush, wide valley farmed by the earliest settlers. Visit the open-air Glaumbær Farm & Museum to see the turf-roofed houses and discover the life of early pioneers; have lunch there. Visit the city of Akureyri on the way to Goðafoss, a magnificent waterfall. Spend the night in Húsavík, featured in the Will Ferrell comedy, “The Story of Fire Saga”. (B, L, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Mývatn | Húsavík
    Begin touring the Diamond Circle by visiting the area around Lake Mývatn, an otherworldly landscape dotted with pseudovolcanoes, hot pools, and geothermal power stations. Visit Reykjahlíð church, and hear how it became surrounded by lava in 1727. Next, discover Hverir sulfur springs before visiting Dimmuborgir for a short hike. Stop for lunch and explore the fascinating pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar. Arrive back in Húsavík, Iceland’s whale-watching capital, for some free time and independent exploration. Explore the village, book a cruise, or perhaps visit the nearby GeoSea Spa. (B, L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Dettifoss | Móðrudalur | Vök Baths | Eastfjords
    Continue your journey along the Diamond Circle, including Ásbyrgi Canyon Visitor Center and the awe-inspiring Dettifoss waterfall, one of Europe’s most powerful. Travel through the wilderness to Móðrudalur, the highest working farm in Iceland. Have lunch and explore some of the old turf houses. Visit Vök Baths to experience the tradition of bathing in natural geothermal waters, floating in hot tubs on this beautiful lake. Check in to your hotel in Fáskrúðsfjörður, a fascinating village in the Eastfjords once frequented by French fishermen. (B, L, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Petra’s Stone Museum | Djúpivogur | Vestrahorn Viking Village | Höfn
    Delight in the quirky wonders at Petra’s Stone Museum, then on to Djúpivogur, a coastal village and artists’ haven. Visit the Vestrahorn Viking Village, an abandoned film set located at the foot of a beautiful mountain. Take some free time at Höfn, a small fishing town, before arriving at your hotel to enjoy dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Glacier Lagoon | Diamond Beach | Turf Church & Skaftafell
    Travel to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, dotted with crystal-blue icebergs, and then to nearby Diamond Beach, where you can marvel at glistening natural ice sculptures on the black sands. Savor lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Visit the traditional turf church at Hof, and the Skaftafell Wilderness Area to view its wonders: glaciers, waterfalls, a snow-capped volcano and lava fields. (B, L, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    Black Sand Beach | South Coast Drive | Eldhestar Horse Farm
    Discover Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations along with the legends of its history. Visit the nearby Skógafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Then admire the distinctive Icelandic horse in a demonstration at Eldhestar Horse Farm. All Icelandic horses are descendants of those brought by the Vikings, and are known for their surefootedness and their extra gait, the “tölt”. At your hotel in Reykjavik, celebrate at a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Tour Ends in Reykjavik
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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Accommodations

Fosshotel Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavík’s business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – ideal starting point for experience the best of everything the city has to offer. With 16 floors, many of the rooms offer magnificent views of the city and the bay area. The top floor features seven suites, 2 that can be used as meeting rooms and on the second floor you will find first class conference facilities. CIE Tours' guests can unwind at the Beer garden with local Icelandic draught beer and enjoy select dining at Fosshotel Reykjavík's restaurant, Haust.
Fosshotel Reykholt
Fosshotel Husavik
Fosshotel Husavik
Fosshotel Eastfjords
Fosshotel Vatnajokull
Fosshotel Nupar
Fosshotel Nupar
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. CIE Tours' guests can enjoy Icelandic dishes at the in-house restaurant, and the bar is an ideal place for a relaxing drink in the evening.
Fosshotel Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavík’s business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – ideal starting point for experience the best of everything the city has to offer. With 16 floors, many of the rooms offer magnificent views of the city and the bay area. The top floor features seven suites, 2 that can be used as meeting rooms and on the second floor you will find first class conference facilities. CIE Tours' guests can unwind at the Beer garden with local Icelandic draught beer and enjoy select dining at Fosshotel Reykjavík's restaurant, Haust.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
4.3

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CIE was a great way to tour Iceland. Beautiful rooms, delicious food and all included. No extra money was spent or needed for side trips. They are wonderful.

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