9 Day Natural Wonders of Iceland
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Aug 7, 2022
Experience a world of natural phenomena: gushing waterfalls, volcanoes and stunning landscapes at every turn. The overwhelming beauty of this country will ensure you will want to return again and again.
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- 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, & 1 Dinner with Wine
- 6 handpicked hotels
- 14 Top Rated Highlights
- 1 Make Travel Matter Experience in Hellisheidi
- Intratour transportation
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DAY 1 The Smoky Bay Of Reykjavík
Welcome to Iceland. On arrival at Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel on your complimentary Insight shuttle operated by Gray Line. Join your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:15 for a Welcome Drink served with canapés.
DAY 2 Hot Springs And Waterfalls To Vík
Head east to visit Iceland’s newest geothermal and electric power station at Hellisheiðavirkjun. Then travel on to the ancient bishopric of Skalholt and see the historic church, set in a remote location amid magnificent natural scenery. Continue to the hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss waterfalls, the Icelandic equivalent of Niagara Falls. In the afternoon, visit the majestic south coast waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before continuing to your hotel in Vik.
DAY 3 By Glaciers And Icebergs To Höfn
Travel along the southern coast of Iceland, beside the black sand beaches and basalt rock formations. Continue through the National Park at Skaftafell, where you will see the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. Travel on to the luminous blue icebergs of Lake Jökulsárlón, the highlight of the day. This dramatic setting was featured in two James Bond films.Arrive in the small harbour town of Höfn, an active lobster fishing hub. Your Travel Director takes you on a short orientation.Dine at your hotel's restaurant tonight and experience what the local produce has to offer.
DAY 4 Relaxed Start - Eastern Fjords To Egilsstaðir
Explore yet another face of Iceland, as you drive through narrow fjords surrounded by steep cliffs past small fishing villages. Catch a glimpse of Friar island, once the home of Gaelic monks settling down before the arrival of the Vikings. Upon arriving to Egilsstaðir you may wish to visit Iceland’s first and only geothermal floating pools.
DAY 5 By Desert, Lakes And Divine Waterfalls To Akureyri
Journey through the sand desert of Möðrudalur to see Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Continue on to the beautiful Lake Mývatn. This area offers a wide spectrum of geological formations and the concentrated geothermal activity produces mud pools and spectacular coloured deposits. Continue to Akureyri where you have the evening to relax or explore at your leisure. Perhaps embark on an optional whale watching experience? (available during whale season)
DAY 6 Relaxed Start - From The Capital Of The North To Borgarnes
Enjoy an orientation of Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland, first established as a trading centre in 1602. Travel past mountains, waterfalls and green coastal regions to Hvammstangi. Later, continue on to the southwest coast of Borgarnes.
DAY 7 Exploring Snæfellsjökull National Park
Travel along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to Snæfellsjökull National Park, known as the Jewel of West Iceland and home to the country’s most famous volcano. See the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. En route, admire the impressive landscapes of Búðir, offering a mixture of sandy hills, black lava fields and a yellow beach. Next, take a stroll along the sea cliffs of Arnastapi with it's unique columnar rock formations while taking in the beautiful scenery.
DAY 8 Thingvellir, Blue Lagoon And On To Reykjavík
Journey south to Thingvellir, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.Explore Reykjavik with Insight Choice. Choose between visiting the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon or alternatively, discover Reykjavik's top sights on a walking tour with your Local Expert.This evening, delight in a delicious Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant where you round off your journey through one of the world's most naturally beautiful places.
DAY 9 Farewell Reykjavík
Your Icelandic adventure comes to an end, with a transfer to Reykjavík's Keflavík Airport.
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