Iceland Inspired

Itinerary

Day 1 - Home to Iceland

Meet your motor-coach transfer and head to Boston Logan International Airport for your flight to Iceland with your Tours of Distinction Tour Director.

Day 2 - Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik and head toward the famous Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is a geothermal wonder of nature, with pleasantly warm mineral rich geothermal seawater in the middle of a lava field. The high natural levels of silica, minerals  and algae give the Lagoon its rich blue color – hence the name Blue Lagoon. Later, a city tour will show us the highlights of the capital.

Welcome dinner and overnight at your Reykjavík hotel.

Day 3 - Iceland Countryside

After breakfast, we drive north out of Reykjavik and through the tunnel under Hvalfjordur, one of the country’s longest fjords. We make a visit at the Settlement Center museum in Borgarnes. We continue through the pretty lake-dotted valleys of the Borgarfjördur district where the ice-age glacier covered the area about 10,000 years ago. We will then make a brief stop at Deidartunguhver, Europe’s largest hot spring, where around 200 liters of 97C hot water flows from the earth every second. Enjoy our short stop at the beautiful waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafossar in the river Hvítá before returning to Borgarnes. 

Dinner and overnight in Borgarnes.

Day 4 - Iceland Countryside

The first highlight of the day is Thingvellir, the great lava arena in a rift valley, where the divide between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates is clearly visible. Founded by the Norse settlers in 930 AD in Thingvellir, you will see the world’s oldest still-existing national parliament. Get ready to visit Gullfoss, which is often described as Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, and the famous Geysir area. Strokkur, the world´s most active, is likely to spout several times. We make our final stop at Friðheimar, known for using geothermal heating for cultivation of tomatoes and cucumbers – come and enjoy their famous tomato soup.

Dinner and overnight in Selfoss.

Day 5 - Iceland Countryside

Today, we will drive along the south coast and make a stop at the magnificent Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls!. It is a narrow but high waterfall, plunging over the mountainside of West Eyjafjöll. A path lies at the bottom of the cliff where it cascades down, offering a safe and easy opportunity to walk behind the waterfall and out the other side. 

From there, we head to Vík, a village east of Mt. Reynisfjall in Myrdal. It’s the southernmost village in Iceland. Mt. Reynisfjall and its cliffs have few rivals in Iceland for richness of vegetation and bird life including the Arctic tern. 

We continue toward Kirkjubæjarklaustur, which in the old days was known as “Kirkjubær“ (Church Farm) and was an important farming village. 

Dinner and overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Day 6 - Iceland Countryside

From Klaustur, the route takes us along the south coast to Skaftafell. Skaftafell was designated one of Iceland´s three national parks in 1967. The most majestic of its several waterfalls is Svartifoss (“Black Falls”), plunging over a wall of symmetrical columnar basalt that recalls organ pipes. If there´s interest, we can walk up to Svartifoss. 

Before we drive to the hotel, we stop by the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and visit the museum, Þórbergssetur, in Höfn. The museum is dedicated to one of Iceland‘s most significant twentieth century authors, Þórbergur Þórðarson. 

Dinner and overnight at FH Glacier Lagoon.

Day 7 - Iceland Countryside - Reykjavik

Today, we will drive along the south coast and make a stop at the breathtaking Skógarfoss waterfall which is 60m high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.

A short drive from Skógar there is a small village Þorvaldseyri, home to Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre, where we stop for an exhibition about the famous Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused quite a stir and affected air traffic around the world. Let’s continue to the power plant, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, for a Geothermal Exhibition about the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland. 

Overnight at your Reykjavik hotel.

Day 8 - Iceland - Home

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the Reykjavik Airport for check-in and departure home.


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

6 Nights Hotel Accommodations:
2 in Reykjavik
4 in the Iceland Countryside

Fosshotel Reykjavík

IH Hamar

Hótel Selfoss

IH Klaustur

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Transportation

Motor-coach
Airplane

Food

14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 5 Dinners
Tomato Soup Lunch!

Features

Blue Lagoon & Glacial Lagoon
2 Northern Lights Hunt
Geothermal Tomato Farm & Powerplant
Thingvellir National Park
Skogafoss Waterfall
Reykjavik City Tour
Farewell Dinner Celebration
Full Time Tours of Distinction Tour Director


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