Icelandic folklore maintains there are clans of elves and trolls living in the country’s extraordinary hills, rocky outcrops, and lava fields. Will you meet these “Huldufólk” or “Hidden People” said to dislike churches, daylight, and electricity? Hard to say. But here’s what you will see on this breathtaking tour of Iceland—active volcanoes, roaring waterfalls, jagged glaciers, floating icebergs, black-sand beaches, and brilliant-blue geothermal springs. Unique, local experiences await in the “Land of Fire and Ice,” including tasting piping hot bread baked by the heat from the hot springs, sipping Geysir schnapps served at freezing point, and standing in awe before the spectacular Lake Jökulsárlón, home to Europe’s largest glacier and the site of some of the most dramatic scenes from the James Bond movie Die Another Day. The gargantuan sights in the land of the elves will surely leave you stirred, not shaken.
|May 11, 2024||from $7,082 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Sat May 11||DEPART VANCOUVER|
|2||Sun May 12||REYKJAVIK|
|3||Mon May 13||REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES|
|8||Tue May 14||BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI|
|5||Wed May 15||AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–EGILSSTADIR|
|6||Thu May 16||EGILSSTADIR–HÖFN AREA|
|7||Fri May 17||HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA ICY BEAUTY|
|8||Sat May 18||VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK|
|8||Sun May 19||REYKJAVIK|
|9||Mon May 20||REYKJAVIK|
DEPART CALGARY ON MAY 11, 2024 – TOUR STARTS ON MAY 12, 2024
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
WELCOME TO REYKJAVIK!
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 – REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES
REYKJAVIK Orientation drive.
HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station.
GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and Globus Local Favorite taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.
GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls.
THINGVELLIR Globus Local Favorite Walk through the rift valley en route to Borgarnes.
Day 3 – BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI
HAUGANES Take a Globus Local Favorite whale-watching cruise before continuing to Akureyri.
Day 4 – AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–EGILSSTADIR
AKUREYRI Take an orientation walk that includes the botanical gardens.
GOĐAFOSS Take pictures of the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn.
LAKE MÝVATN Stop at lake Mývatn.
DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Egilsstadir.
Day 5 – EGILSSTADIR–HÖFN AREA
WARM FRIENDS ON AN ICELANDIC FJORD
EGILSSTADIR Scenic drive en route to Höfn.
Day 6 – HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Globus Local Favorite Take photos of the Vatnajökull Glacier (weather permitting). Scenic drive through Skaftafell National Park en route to Vik.
Day 7 – VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK
VIK AREA Scenic drive with views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
SELJALANDSFOSS Take photos of the waterfall.
REYKJAVIK Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 8 – REYKJAVIK
Day 9 – REYKJAVIK
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