Best of Iceland with G Adventures

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    15% OFF | 7-days | Offer Expires August 31, 2020

    Best of Iceland with G Adventures

    All in price: $2,507 CAD per person

    Photo: Akureyri Whale Ocean, Iceland at sunset.

    Features: 

    • Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður)
    • Goðafoss waterfall visit
    • Mývatn lake visit
    • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
    • Dettifoss waterfall visit
    • Vatnajökull glacier visit
    • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon visit
    • Reynisfjara beach
    • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
    • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

    Photo: Itinerary map of The Best of Iceland, Reykjavik to Raykjavik. 

    Itinerary: 

    Day 1 - Reykjavík

    Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. There are pre-bookable activities available for this tour. Check out the "Available Extras" section of the Overview page for more information on these activities, and cost-saving bundles.

    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

    Day 2 - Reykjavík/Akureyri

    Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town and opt to go on a whale-watching tour. Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area. Opt to go on a whale-watching excursion. If you have pre-booked whale watching, you will be going on the excursion this evening. Private Vehicle.

    Reykjavík - Akureyri

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Free Time. Akureyri - Afternoon. Take some time to roam around this quaint town.

    Optional Activities - Day 2

    Whale Watching from Dalvik. Akureyri3h-4h.Head out to sea to spot whales off the coast. Some of the species spotted near Akureyri in Eyjafjörður include Bottlenose Whales, Mink, and Humpback Whales.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Akureyri/Borgarfjörður

    Stop at Goðafoss waterfall en route to Mývatn lake. Explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss waterfall before arriving in Borgarfjörður for a night in a local guesthouse. Head to Mývatn lake, stopping en route at Goðafoss waterfall. In Mývatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse. Private Vehicle. Akureyri - Borgarfjörður Full Day. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Godafoss Waterfall Visit Goðafoss. Take an excursion to one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, the Goðafoss waterfall. Measuring 12m high and 30m wide, the waterfall is a must-see and a short drive from Akureyri. While Iceland is famous for its many spectacular waterfalls, Goðafoss is a favourite for visitors because it's easily accessible by car. There are also walking paths all around the falls making it easy to take fantastic photographs from different angles. Myvatn Geothermal Lake Visit. Explore the beautiful scenery around Lake Mývatn. Formed during a volcanic eruption 2,300 yrs ago, the geothermal area is a haven for a massive number of birds. The nutrient rich water also attracts over ten species of migrating ducks to the area. Atlantic salmon and brown trout thrive in the river, feeding on the healthy midge fly population that swarm over the waters in the summer. Dimmuborgir Lava Fields Visit Mývatn. Walk the marked pathways to spot arches and pillars or check out lava caves. Meaning 'dark forts' in Icelandic, Dimmuborgir is an area of lava fields with black lava formations on display in dramatic fashion. Námaskarð Visit; Stop at Námaskarð to see the bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles. There are some wooden pathways around the area but most visitors prefer to get up close to look at the pools, but be careful, the mud in this area is thick and sticky and the residue from the steam can stain clothing. Dettifoss Waterfall Visit. Stop at the Detiifoss Waterfall in northeast Iceland, rumored to be the most powerful in Europe, with an average water flow of 193 m/s. Take in the view of 45m high and 100m wide falls and take some photos to show off back home.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Photo: Gulfoss Falls, Iceland

    Day 4 - Borgarfjörður/Hofn

    Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe. Private Vehicle. Borgarfjörður - Hofn. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 5 - Hofn/Vik

    Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach, with a chance to see seals sunbathing on the bright blue ice. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park and opt to take a glacier hike. Continue to Vík. Marvel at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, with a chance to see seals sunbathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Stop by Diamond Beach, which gets its name from chunks of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier that float to shore. As these blocks of glacier ice melt, they develop a crystal clear sheen, set against the black sand of the beach. Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík. Opt to pre-book the Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike activity on the checkout page. If you have pre-booked glacier hiking on Skaftafell, this activity will take place today. Private Vehicle. Hofn - Vik - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Visit. Visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with views of the ice cap. The lake is the lowest point in the country and filled with icebergs drifting towards the sea, often with seals lounging on top. The blocks of ice coming off the glacier are typically 30m high, in dramatic shades of white and bright blue. Stop by Diamond Beach, which gets its name from chunks of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier that float down to the coast's black sand shores.

    Optional Activities - Day 5

    Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride. Opt to take a boat ride around the lagoon to get closer to the floating icebergs with their seal passengers. With different options for boats-- Amphibian or Zodiac-- there is no shortage of ways to view the highlights of this lagoon. This activity is offered from 1 May to 30 October, and is subject to availability. Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike. Hike some of the many maintained trails in Skaftafell National Park, famous throughout the country for its excellent weather and sunny summer days. This preservation area in the southeast is now incorporated into the larger Vatnajökull National Park. The diverse landscape here is often compared to certain parts of the Alps but, like most of Iceland's incredible landscape, the region was created by rivers, glaciers and volcanoes.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 6 - Vik/Reykjavík

    Visit Reynisfjara beach. Continue along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss. Explore the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening. Private Vehicle. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Reynisfjara Beach Reynisdrangar. Visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vík. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand (but don't get too close, the waves here can be extremely powerful), explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks. Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls Visit. Seljalandsfoss is a 60m (196 ft) tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above. Gullfoss Waterfall Visit. Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three "steps" before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river. Geysir Visit, see a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes. Thingvellir National Park Visit. Þingvellir. Stop at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, to see the tectonic faults created by North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall. Iceland's parliament was also established in the area in 930. The park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, the park is an excellent spot for camping, hiking and snorkelling between the tectonic plates.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Photo: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

    Day 7 - Reykjavík

    Depart at any time.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Travel with Confidence Plus Collection. The Travel with Confidence Plus Collection includes all of the new health and safety measures we're now taking on all of our tours, PLUS: Our maximum group size has been reduced to 12-travellers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups, exclusive use of private transportation (except planes), My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all our private vehicles, and all rooms on tour will be either single or twin-share and have en-suite.

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