The 2017 President's Collection - Iceland

  • August 28, 2017 - September 7, 2017
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Highlights

The Blue Lagoon
The Pearl and Hallgrímskirkja
Deidartunguhver
Glaumbaer
The Vatnsnes Peninsula
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn
Skaftafell National Park
Vík Village
Great Geysir
Strokkur
Thingvellir
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 6 dinners 

 

Pricing

$5,830 Double

Single: $7,315

Vancouver flights add $59.

All prices are per person. Baggage handling not available for all hotels.
  • Round trip airfare from Edmonton included, connector flights priced on request.

Not included in Price:

  • Taxes and fees of $297.00 per person
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over sized luggage
  • Airline fuel surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices

Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the completion of travel and must contain sufficient blank pages for entry and exit endorsements

Taxes and fees may change depending on which connector flight you choose

Important Information

Itinerary

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Day 1 Overnight flights from Edmonton to Reykjavik

Day 1

Overnight flights from Edmonton to Reykjavik
Day 2 Reykjavik

Day 2

Reykjavik

After arriving at the airport we drive directly to the Famous Blue Lagoon. People from all around the world come to Iceland for this geothermal wonder of nature, thus no trip to Iceland is complete, without a visit to the Blue Lagoon… and don’t worry, your entrance fee is covered… just walk on in. From The Blue Lagoon, we'll grab a bit to eat and after lunch we'll have some time to wander around the city prior to checking in at the hotel. (L)

Day 3 City Sightseeing

Day 3

City Sightseeing

Today we’ll take a 3 hour City tour with an experienced local guide to see the highlights of Reykjavik. We’ll visit the main landmarks, such as The Pearl and Hallgrímskirkja church. A tour where Reykjavík’s renowned charm and bustling life is brought to light. The afternoon is free to explore Reykjavík on our own. (B, L)

Day 4 Borganes - Deildartunguhver – Hraunfossar – Gauksmýri – Hvammstangi

Day 4

Borganes - Deildartunguhver – Hraunfossar – Gauksmýri – Hvammstangi

After leaving Reykjavík we. We make a brief stop at Deidartunguhver, Europe’s largest hot spring, where around 200 litres of 97C hot water flows from the earth every second.  Then to Reykholt where the eminent 13th century scholar, Snorri Sturluson, lived and worked. After making a brief stop at the Hraunfossar, we visit Gauksmýri where we see a horse show and learn about the Icelandic horse. (B, D)

Day 5 Hvammstangi - Vatnsnes Peninsula -Skagafjordur-Eyjafjörður-Akureyri

Day 5

Hvammstangi - Vatnsnes Peninsula -Skagafjordur-Eyjafjörður-Akureyri

From Laugarbrekka we go to Hvammstangi where we take a boat to observe Icelandic Seals and Birdlife. From there we’ll take a brief visit to the Vatnsnes Peninsula, before heading to the folklore museum Glaumbaer. From Glaumbaer we drive to Akureyri. Akureyri is the largest town outside Greater Reykjavík and is an old trading station, the oldest references being from 1602. Today, Akureyri is still the centre for trade, services and communications in north Iceland. (B)

Day 6 Akureyri-Tjörnes-Húsavík-Dettifoss-Ásbyrgi-Mývatn

Day 6

Akureyri-Tjörnes-Húsavík-Dettifoss-Ásbyrgi-Mývatn

From Akureyri we drive to peninsula Tjornes. On our way we stop at Godafoss waterfall. We visit Husavik, famous for whale watching tours. We will stop at waterfall Dettifoss, Europes most powerful waterfall, 44 m high where up to 1500 tonnes of water, mud and sand rumble into Iceland´s most impressive canyon. Our last stop for the day is Mývatn where we spend the night. (B, D)

Day 7 Mývatn-Egilsstadir

Day 7

Mývatn-Egilsstadir

The first half of the day is spent exploring the natural beauty of the fourth-largest lake in Iceland, Mývatn. Few areas offer such a wide spectrum of geological formations, since Mývatn lies on an active volcanic belt where eruptions are frequent, most recently in 1984. There is intense geothermal activity as well, producing mud pools, solfataras and spectacular coloured deposits. From Mývatn we drive to Egilsstadir, a town which was built in 1944, and since then has grown steadily. Today, it is a thriving centre with an economy based on providing services for east Iceland and travellers… good thing for us as we will be resting our heads in Egilsstadir tonight. (B, D)

Day 8 Egilsstadir-Höfn

Day 8

Egilsstadir-Höfn

From Egilsstadir we drive along the east fjords, where we’ll visit Stöðvarfjordur. The settlement in Stödvarfjörður started about 100 years ago along the fjord of the same name. We then drive to Hofn, Hornafjordur, located on the headland between Hornafjordur and Skardsfjordur fjords. These fjords, along with the neighbouring communities, form the municipality of Hornafjordur. Settlement began late in the 19th century. By the end of today, you’ll want a good meal, and a place to rest your head… don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. (B, D)

Day 9 Höfn-Jökulsárlón-Skaftafell-Vík

Day 9

Höfn-Jökulsárlón-Skaftafell-Vík

From Höfn we drive to glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon, where we enjoy a boat tour on the lagoon. From Jökulsarlon the route takes us along the south coast to Skaftafell. Skaftafell National Park was designated one of Iceland’s three national parks in 1967. Skaftafell is a masterpiece of seemingly impossible contrasts of nature. The most majestic of its several waterfalls is Svartifoss (“Black Falls”). If there´s interest, we can walk up to Svartifoss. From Skaftafell we drive via Kirkjubaejaklaustur to Vík a village east of Mt. Reynisfjall in Myrdal. It´s the southernmost village in Iceland. (B, D)

Day 10 Vík-Skógar-Gullfoss-Geysir-Þingvellir-Reykjavík

Day 10

Vík-Skógar-Gullfoss-Geysir-Þingvellir-Reykjavík

Today we drive along the south coast stopping to see Waterfall Seljalandsfoss and waterfall Skogarfoss, some of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Iceland. Next, the route takes us to the famous Great Geysir area with many hot springs, mud pools and geysers, of which Strokkur, the world´s most active, is likely to spout several times. Then to Gullfoss Waterfall, often described as Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall. Continue to Thingvellir, the great lava arena in a rift valley, where the Icelandic parliament met for centuries. In Thingvellir the world´s oldest still-existing national parliament was founded by the Norse settlers in 930 AD. Then we will have a nice Gala dinner in the Harpa building in the restaurant Kolabrautin to celebrate our last night in this majestic country. (B, D)

Day 11 Reykjavik to Home

Day 11

Reykjavik to Home

Transfer from Hotel to Keflavik airport for the journey home. (B)