11 Day Kaleidoscope of Iceland

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 8 am on Day 2.

For May 23 & Jun 6 departures, dinner will be included at the hotel on Day 5 due to the remote location.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms & Twin with Child rooms may be accommodated in a Twin & Single Room depending on availability.

The Apr 18, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 2 & Sep 29 departures will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The May 9, May 16, May 26, Aug 29, Sep 1, Sep 19 & Sep 26 departures will be accommodated at the Arnarstapi Hotel on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The May 23, Jun 6, Sep 15 & Sep 22 departures will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The Jun 20 & Jul 25 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Husafell on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

The May 16, 26 & Aug 29 departures will be accommodated at the Radisson Blu Saga in Reykjavik on Day 2.

The May 23 & Jun 6 departures will be accommodated at Sel Hotel Mývatn on Days 4 and 5 in the Lake Mývatn area instead of Akureyri.

The Aug 29 departure will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Eastfjords in Fáskrúðsfjörður instead of Egilsstaðir

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced and active trip covers a lot of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Some light hiking is required to access some sites. Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable even in the summer time. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Meals not included in your package may be expensive as most of Iceland’s food is imported. Please be aware that Iceland is an expensive destination. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Keflavik, Morning City Sightseeing, The Blue Lagoon
Early morning arrival in Iceland, "Land of Ice and Fire". Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik where you will enjoy breakfast with your fellow travelers. After breakfast, drive through the capital for a morning sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. The tour traverses the old town center to the Alþingi Parliament, the Dómkirkjan Cathedral, city hall, the harbor, and the National Museum. Then onward to Höfði House, the site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Enjoy a stop at the viewing deck at Perlan, located on Öskjuhlíð hill, for spectacular views over the capital area, followed by a visit to Hallgrímskirkja church*, one of Reykjavík's landmarks, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. In the afternoon, visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Tonight, at 6:00 PM, you join your Tour Manager for a Orientation Meeting and Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers
* Visitors will not be permitted to enter the church if Mass is in session
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Tuesday - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a Green Globe benchmark region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of geological features such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, mineral springs, beautifully formed rocks, and yellow and black sand beaches. Stop at a number of fascinating sites such as the Gerðuberg basalt columns, Arnarstapi Harbor and and Ytri-Tunga beach to see the seal colony there. On a clear day, enjoy views of Snæfellsjökull Glacier atop a beautifully shaped stratovolcano. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it are the setting of Jules Verne's classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth and is rumored to be one of the seven most magical sites on Earth. Dinner at the hotel later this evening
Overnight: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Akureyri, Botanical Gardens
Today, an early departure to Akureyri, cultural capital of the North, nestled at the head of Iceland’s greatest fjord, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks. An orientation tour familiarizes you with the town’s history as a trading center established in 1602. You can still see some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, walk through the energetic center of the town with its lively cafes and handicraft shops. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Héðinsfjörður Tunnel, Siglufjörður in North Iceland
Travel through the Héðinsfjörður Tunnel to the historic herring-fishing town of Siglufjörður, the closest town to the Arctic Circle, clinging to a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland’s steep northernmost mountains. On the tour of the award-winning Herring Era Museum, you’re introduced to the history of the very important herring fishing industry. Sample traditional rye bread, local herring and also the famous iced Icelandic schnapps! Leisure time to explore Siglufjörður. Wander through the art galleries, cafes and shops. At the end of the day, return to Akureyri via the villages of Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss Waterfall, Natural Baths
Today head to lovely Lake Mývatn, with its crystal-blue waters, in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for its geothermal activity. Stop at the majestic two-tiered Goðafoss Waterfall, named the "Waterfall of the Gods" according to Icelandic sagas. In this paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, scenes were filmed for some of the Game of Thrones episodes. After a morning of traversing spectacular landscapes, see the pseudo craters at Skútustaði and the bizarre lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Then relax at Myvatn Nature Baths where you will have free time to swim in the warm soothing waters. Afterward, continue southeast to your hotel in the remote eastern fjords region. Tonight, dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Egilsstaðir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Iceland's Eastfjords, Icelandic War Museum
Today explore Iceland's remote Eastfjords region, defined by breathtaking fjords and mountains, as well as charming fishing villages that dot the coastline. Look out for wild reindeer herds as you travel south through this colorful landscape. Visit the Icelandic War Museum in Reyðarfjörður, site of an Allied base during WWII, to learn about Icelandic life during this time. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then continue driving southward along the coast toward your hotel. En route, make several photo stops for unforgettable views. Upon arrival at your hotel, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Höfn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Discover the might of the Vatnajökull Glacier today, formed thousands of years ago, the largest glacier in all of Europe with several still-active volcanoes situated underneath the ice cap. Explore some of the glacier's many outlets including Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. The astonishing blue ice makes this one of Iceland's most iconic destinations. Season dependent, take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders.* Cap off this exciting day with dinner together at your hotel in Höfn
*Please note: The boat excursion on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is not offered before May 1 or after Oct 15.
Overnight: Höfn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Skaftafell National Park, South Coast and Waterfalls
Amazing scenery awaits you today in the unique alpine setting of Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful mountainous region on the edge of the Vatnajökull Glacier. This national park has been shaped by glaciers and volcanoes slowly interacting over time, creating a place of unique beauty. It's a perfect park to view the great contrasts between active volcanoes, mighty glaciers, powerful rivers and endless flat sandy plains. Watch the dramatic scenery of outwash plains and lava fields go by as you make your way to Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life. Then visit Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in the Flúðir area
Overnight: Flúðir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir, Þingvellir, Reykjavík
This morning visit the Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm. Here, meet with young Icelanders who innovated a process for growing tomatoes in bumble-bee nurtured greenhouses. See the beautiful Icelandic Horses and watch them perform before enjoying a taste of tomato soup and fresh-baked bread. Then stand upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes on the volcanic rift at the Strokkur Geyser. Watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. Then marvel at Gullfoss waterfall where the mighty Hvítá river appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer look reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. Continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is an ideal place to see evidence of the rifting of the Earth's crust. Þingvellir, literally “Parliament Plains”, is also the site of the world's oldest existing Parliament, which first met here in 930 AD. Continue to Reykjavik where you will have an evening at leisure to explore this energetic city on your own. Perhaps choose to dine in one of the world-class restaurants on traditional Icelandic fish, or visit a lively pub, stylish club or stop at a cozy café in the trendy harbor area
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Wednesday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Keflavik, Morning City Sightseeing, The Blue Lagoon
Early morning arrival in Iceland, "Land of Ice and Fire". Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik where you will enjoy breakfast with your fellow travelers. After breakfast, drive through the capital for a morning sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. The tour traverses the old town center to the Alþingi Parliament, the Dómkirkjan Cathedral, city hall, the harbor, and the National Museum. Then onward to Höfði House, the site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Enjoy a stop at the viewing deck at Perlan, located on Öskjuhlíð hill, for spectacular views over the capital area, followed by a visit to Hallgrímskirkja church*, one of Reykjavík's landmarks, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. In the afternoon, visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Tonight, at 6:00 PM, you join your Tour Manager for a Orientation Meeting and Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers
* Visitors will not be permitted to enter the church if Mass is in session
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Saturday - Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a Green Globe benchmark region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of geological features such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, mineral springs, beautifully formed rocks, and yellow and black sand beaches. Stop at a number of fascinating sites such as the Gerðuberg basalt columns, Arnarstapi Harbor and and Ytri-Tunga beach to see the seal colony there. On a clear day, enjoy views of Snæfellsjökull Glacier atop a beautifully shaped stratovolcano. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it are the setting of Jules Verne's classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth and is rumored to be one of the seven most magical sites on Earth. Dinner at the hotel later this evening
Overnight: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - Akureyri, Botanical Gardens
Today, an early departure to Akureyri, cultural capital of the North, nestled at the head of Iceland’s greatest fjord, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks. An orientation tour familiarizes you with the town’s history as a trading center established in 1602. You can still see some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, walk through the energetic center of the town with its lively cafes and handicraft shops. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Héðinsfjörður Tunnel, Siglufjörður in North Iceland
Travel through the Héðinsfjörður Tunnel to the historic herring-fishing town of Siglufjörður, the closest town to the Arctic Circle, clinging to a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland’s steep northernmost mountains. On the tour of the award-winning Herring Era Museum, you’re introduced to the history of the very important herring fishing industry. Sample traditional rye bread, local herring and also the famous iced Icelandic schnapps! Leisure time to explore Siglufjörður. Wander through the art galleries, cafes and shops. At the end of the day, return to Akureyri via the villages of Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss Waterfall, Natural Baths
Today head to lovely Lake Mývatn, with its crystal-blue waters, in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for its geothermal activity. Stop at the majestic two-tiered Goðafoss Waterfall, named the "Waterfall of the Gods" according to Icelandic sagas. In this paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, scenes were filmed for some of the Game of Thrones episodes. After a morning of traversing spectacular landscapes, see the pseudo craters at Skútustaði and the bizarre lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Then relax at Myvatn Nature Baths where you will have free time to swim in the warm soothing waters. Afterward, continue southeast to your hotel in the remote eastern fjords region. Tonight, dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Egilsstaðir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Iceland's Eastfjords, Icelandic War Museum
Today explore Iceland's remote Eastfjords region, defined by breathtaking fjords and mountains, as well as charming fishing villages that dot the coastline. Look out for wild reindeer herds as you travel south through this colorful landscape. Visit the Icelandic War Museum in Reyðarfjörður, site of an Allied base during WWII, to learn about Icelandic life during this time. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then continue driving southward along the coast toward your hotel. En route, make several photo stops for unforgettable views. Upon arrival at your hotel, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Höfn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Discover the might of the Vatnajökull Glacier today, formed thousands of years ago, the largest glacier in all of Europe with several still-active volcanoes situated underneath the ice cap. Explore some of the glacier's many outlets including Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. The astonishing blue ice makes this one of Iceland's most iconic destinations. Season dependent, take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders.* Cap off this exciting day with dinner together at your hotel in Höfn
*Please note: The boat excursion on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is not offered before May 1 or after Oct 15.
Overnight: Höfn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Skaftafell National Park, South Coast and Waterfalls
Amazing scenery awaits you today in the unique alpine setting of Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful mountainous region on the edge of the Vatnajökull Glacier. This national park has been shaped by glaciers and volcanoes slowly interacting over time, creating a place of unique beauty. It's a perfect park to view the great contrasts between active volcanoes, mighty glaciers, powerful rivers and endless flat sandy plains. Watch the dramatic scenery of outwash plains and lava fields go by as you make your way to Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life. Then visit Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in the Flúðir area
Overnight: Flúðir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir, Þingvellir, Reykjavík
This morning visit the Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm. Here, meet with young Icelanders who innovated a process for growing tomatoes in bumble-bee nurtured greenhouses. See the beautiful Icelandic Horses and watch them perform before enjoying a taste of tomato soup and fresh-baked bread. Then stand upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes on the volcanic rift at the Strokkur Geyser. Watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. Then marvel at Gullfoss waterfall where the mighty Hvítá river appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer look reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. Continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is an ideal place to see evidence of the rifting of the Earth's crust. Þingvellir, literally “Parliament Plains”, is also the site of the world's oldest existing Parliament, which first met here in 930 AD. Continue to Reykjavik where you will have an evening at leisure to explore this energetic city on your own. Perhaps choose to dine in one of the world-class restaurants on traditional Icelandic fish, or visit a lively pub, stylish club or stop at a cozy café in the trendy harbor area
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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