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Day 1: Arrival in Iceland :

Highlights: Reykjavik Perlan Reykjavik Art Museum Hallgrimskirkja Harpa Concert Hall Whale Museum

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. The FlyBus transfer shuttle is waiting outside the arrival hall. Please show your confirmation information to the attendant on board and let him or her know the hotel you are using in Reykjavík. Important:  The FlyBus is a shared bus transfer. You will not be met directly in the airport by a driver.

Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the after-noon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

This evening at 18:00 (6:00pm) there will be an information meeting at Hotel Midgardur (within easy walking distance of Fosshotel Lind).  Your locally-based guide will go through the week’s itinerary and suggestions of things you can do in Reykjavik during your free time. The guide will also update on cultural events taking place in Reykjavik while you are in Iceland to help you plan what you might do on your evenings in town.

Enjoy a welcome drink and the opportunity to get to know your travel companions.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm).

Optional Blue Lagoon visit:  Want to visit the Blue Lagoon on your way into Reykjavik?  Upgrade your transfer to a Blue Lagoon visit.  You’ll stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way so you can relax in the geothermal azure water. It’s a great way to shake off jetlag.  This needs to be booked in advance.  Comfort Experience includes admission to the Blue Lagoon, towel rental, Silica mud mask and choice of one drink at the Lagoon.

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Day 2: Reykjavik- Thingvellir National Park – Gullfoss – Geysir- Reykjavik:

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park Gullfoss Geysir Reykjavik

Approximate Driving Distance:  235 km (146 miles)

Ancient parliament and Mid-Atlantic Ridge – Golden Waterfall – Lively Geysers

Breakfast at your hotel before heading on to the famous Golden Circle route. Iceland’s Golden Circle showcases a trio of celebrated natural attractions.  Start with a visit to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930. This parliament has now become the world’s oldest ongoing. Thingvellir is also a geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet. You can walk along a path taking you between the canyon marking the location of the ridge. Your guide will tell you about some of the important things that happened in Iceland’s history. It is interesting to imagine what Thingvellir must have been like hundreds of years ago when farmers, chieftains and merchants journeyed from all corners of Iceland to meet here to make laws, settle disputes, arrange alliances and meet old friends.

Head through scenic farmlands to the celebrated Gullfoss waterfall, believed by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful falls. Several walking paths take you to different views of the double-ledged waterfall.  Nearby is the Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits, steam vents, and exploding geysers.  The most famous of these is Strokkur, a high-spouting geyser that erupts every ten minutes, but there are many quirky and intriguing little geysers bubbling away.  During the day you’ll stop at Fridheimar, an innovative family-run greenhouse farm and horse ranch.  You’ll visit the green house and learn how the family uses pollution free geothermal energy and bumble bee pollination to grow their excellent organic tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers,  The farm also produces delicious products from their vegetables.  During your visit you’ll have a taste of Fridheimar’s unique and delicious tomato schnapps.

After a beautiful day in the Golden Circle area, return to Reykjavik for the evening.

Overnight in Reykjavik

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Day 3: Reykjavik- Seljalandsfoss- Skogafoss – Vik - Reykjavik:

Highlights: Reykjavik Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Vík Hekla Eyjafjallajokull Myrdalsjokull Reynisdrangar Cliffs

Approximate Driving Distance: 390 km (242miles)

Scenic Waterfalls  –  Volcanic and Glacial Views –  Charming Village – Black Sand Beach

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive along the iconic South Shore , an area of Iceland that is beautiful to view in the winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses in the fields. Depending on the weather, you might also get a glimpse of beautiful Mount Hekla, Iceland’s most frequently-erupting volcano, and glacier-crowned Eyjafjallajokull, the famous volcano whose 2010 eruption halted air traffic worldwide. You’ll certainly see signs of their impacts on Iceland. You might even get a glimpse of the Westman Islands archipelago off the coast of Iceland.

Stop at two spectacular waterfalls, each with its own charm and character. Depending on the  trail conditions you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss. Skogafoss is one of the country’s most photographed waterfalls and is said to be the hiding place for ancient treasure.

As you drive along the coast, you’ll also get a view of Myrdalsjokull, Iceland’s fourth largest glacier.

The road leads to charming Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village. Visit Reynisfjara beach, where you can take a walk on the black sands, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The North Atlantic waves here are very powerful, and the rumbling sound of them crashing against the dark shore is something you will always remember. Far out to sea you can see the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. According to old legends, they were once trolls.

During the day, your tour will stop in a spectacular South Iceland setting.  Against a backdrop of magnificent nature you’ll have the chance to taste some traditional and tasty Icelandic snacks, along with a sip of brennivin, Iceland’s national schnapps.

Return to Reykjavik for another night in the lively capital city. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 4: Departure:

Highlights: Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel.  Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.

Transfer on your own to the international airport for your flight.  The transfer is not included in the package, but we are happy to book it for you.    We recommend that you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your flight departure time.

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