The land of fire & ice
Explore the geological wonders in the heart of the Icelandic wilderness: towering glaciers and gushing hot springs, boiling mud pools, lava fields and thundering waterfalls. This post-voyage extension may be taken after “Epic 80N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands.”
Arrive Keflavik and transfer to our hotel. *Tonight’s stay is included as part of the main voyages.
Today we see Iceland's wild and natural side: glacial waterfalls, abundant rivers, hot springs. Gullfoss Falls thunders. Geysir Hot Springs steam. And at Thingvellir National Park we see nature and history converge: it's the open air site of the ancient Parliament. Late afternoon return to Reykjavik and dinner tonight is at one of the fine restaurants in Reykjavik. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will have a tour of Reykjavik, the site of the 1986 peace summit between the then U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. After a guided walking tour we will fly to Akureyri. Upon arrival, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and check in to our fine hotel. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure with the option of a guided walking tour. Dinner is a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
After breakfast we leave for a full day tour of Lake Myvatn. The geothermal waters at Lake Myvatn are a sanctuary for bird life. The lava field is dotted with natural sculptures. Return to Akureyri for dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
Fly to Reykjavik, and leave for a tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Walk on the bridge between the continents, enjoy scenic drive through fishing villages including a visit of Grindavik, walk through the natural hot springs, and see the mountains around Lake Kleifararvatn. If any guests choose to experience the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths, arrangements will be made for their transfer to the Lagoon and these guests will join the above group for lunch and transfer to the airport. After lunch we will transfer to the airport in Keflavik for our flights home. (B,L)
Extension Cost Per Person
Accommodations, meals as indicated, transfers to and from group flights, transfer and entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon, sightseeing, flights within Iceland including Reykjavik/Akureyi and Akureyi/Reykjavik.
International airfare, personal items, treatment/facilities at the Blue Lagoon
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