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.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
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|1||Sun Aug 13||REYKJAVIK, ICELAND|
|2||Mon Aug 14||REYKJAVIK–HELLISHEIÐARVIRKJUN–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–THINGVELLIR–BORGARNES|
|3||Tue Aug 15||BORGARNES–HAUGANES–AKUREYRI|
|4||Wed Aug 16||AKUREYRI–GOĐAFOSS–LAKE MÝVATN–DETTIFOSS–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI|
|5||Thu Aug 17||BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN AREA|
|6||Fri Aug 18||HÖFN AREA–LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN–SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK–VIK AREA|
|7||Sat Aug 19||VIK AREA–SELJALANDSFOSS–REYKJAVIK|
|8||Sun Aug 20||REYKJAVIK|
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–BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI
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 the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths.
DETTIFOSS Take photos of the most powerful waterfall in Europe (road conditions permitting) before continuing to Borgarfjördur Eystri.
Day 5 – BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI–HÖFN AREA
WARM FRIENDS ON AN ICELANDIC FJORD
BORGARFJÖRĐUR EYSTRI Take a walking tour, followed by a 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
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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