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9 Days / 8 Nights | 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners


September 1 - 9, 2021
$3,599 CAD per person
Based on double occupancy. Land only.
Savings of $800 per couple!

Your Tour at a Glance
An island of dramatic contrasts, uncover Iceland’s natural beauty through a land forged by ice and fire. Travel the “Golden Circle” – an epicentre of natural scenic wonders. Stay overnight in a local fishing community and enjoy a picturesque cruise of the bay. It’s your choice how you spend your time – choose between a lava cave adventure or an explorative coastline walk. You’ll also choose between floating in the Blue Lagoon or visiting the Perlan Centre with its interactive exhibits. Discover otherworldly wonders and captivating cultures on a fascinating Icelandic journey.
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ITINERARY

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Set out on a journey full of dramatic contrasts. Come to know Iceland; a place where steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving behind thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.

Day 2
Dinner  Hotel: Centerhotels
Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins
Begin in the capital city of Reykjavík. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city’s old section featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor and Reykjavík’s oldest building, home of the Kraum Icelandic design center. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a grand Icelandic dinner at a popular local restaurant.

Day 3
Breakfast Hotel:Centerhotels
Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Reykjavík
Travel the Golden Circle and experience renowned natural wonders, including the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, the explosive Geysir thermal area, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Along the way, stop at a family-run dairy farm to enjoy various cheeses and their famous ice cream. Your day ends with a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center to discover how pesticide-free produce is grown with the aid of geothermal energy. Learn about the tradition of breeding Icelandic show horses.

Day 4
Breakfast & Dinner  Hotel: Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
Reykjavík - Snæfellsnes - Breiðafjördur Cruise - Stykkishólmur
Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and take in black sand beaches, volcanic craters and the Snæfellsjökull glacier. Here, it’s your choice! Experience total darkness in Vatnshellir Cave,* descending 100 feet to an 8,000-year-old lava tube -OR- walk along the coastline, passing cliff and columnar basalt formations, putting your camera to work snapping photos of this dramatic landscape. Connect with the local culture and visit a family that practices a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark; you’ll also taste hákarl – cured shark meat. End your day on a Sea Tours nature cruise of Breiðafjördur Bay and sample fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. You might spot puffins,** cormorants, and the white-tailed eagle soaring along the shoreline.

Day 5
Breakfast & Dinner  Hotel Katla By Kea
Stykkishólmur - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík
Learn about geothermal renewable energy on a visit to Hellisheiðavirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland, and the second largest geothermal power station in the world. Visit the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Arrive in Vík, Iceland's southernmost village, and one of the most visited spots in Iceland.

Day 6
Breakfast & Dinner  Hotel Katla By Kea
Vík - Skógar Museum - Vík
Drive along the scenic south shore to the Skógar Museum. Discover its turf-built houses and its collection of farm and domestic artifacts. Nearby is the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the tallest in Iceland. View Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach scattered with caves and surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs. The beach is rich with bird life, such as the fulmar, black guillemot, razorbill, and gannet. You might also spot some nesting puffins along the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean.

Day 7
Breakfast & Dinner   Hotel Katla By Kea
Vík - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafel - Vík
Set sail*** along the huge icebergs of the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for possible seal sightings and get to taste the 1,000-year-old ice that surrounds you. Later, stop at Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. Marvel at the vistas of Iceland’s highest mountains, as well as the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest.

Day 8
Breakfast & Dinner  Hotel: Centerhotels
Vík - Seljalandsfoss - Blue Lagoon or Perlan Center - Reykjavík
Make a picture stop at Seljalandsfoss, where you’ll walk behind a waterfall for views from the inside-out. In the afternoon, it’s your choice! Visit the Blue Lagoon and soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters located in the heart of a dramatic lava field -OR- visit the Perlan Center to explore the wonder of Iceland through interactive exhibits such as the Ice Cave, the Planetarium, the virtual aquarium and more. Gather with your fellow travelers for a local dining experience and share stories of your days in Iceland.

Day 9
Breakfast
Reykjavík - Tour Ends
Depart for home with memories of your Icelandic adventure.

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Terms & Conditions:
Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect ALL applicable savings. Land only. Airfare extra. Save 10% offer valid on new retail bookings only made 9/15/2020 - 10/31/2020 for travel 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021. Future travel voucher redemption is combinable with 10% offer for new bookings only. Deposits are fully refundable until 30 days after booking. No-Fee changes to land & Flex Air until 60 days before departure, as long as guest travels by 12/31/2021. Any money due to price differences on dates would be due and the responsibility of the guest. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings. Offers are combinable with member benefits. Offer is not combinable with Seasonal Offers, Hot Deals or Flash Sales. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Offer amounts vary by tour and departure date. Other restrictions may apply.Virtuoso "Amenity" per person: $100 credit toward Economy Air or Premium Economy / $250 credit toward Business-Class Air OR $100 credit toward tour add-ons (anything beyond land package and waiver; including pre/post nights, pre/post tour extensions, optional excursions, etc.) These are combinable with any other offer in market. Not applicable to land only- if land only and no pre/post or option purchase, the $100 does not get credited towards anything else.