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Icelandic Highlights
Golden Circle and South Coast
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The best of Iceland
7 days tour from 6 October 2017
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Central hotels, entrances and meals
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Private group tour requested Tour Manager
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Experience the raw beauty of Icelandic nature
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Icelandic Highlights Tour

The best of Iceland

Private Tour – 7 days

Icelandic Highlights

The Icelandic Highlights Tour will give you an astonishing experience of something totally different! You will walk on a glacier, experience hot springs and enjoy the rugged landscape of Iceland, covering the best Icelandic highlights. The tour starts in Reykjavik from where you go on a journey through nature, including national parks and jaw dropping waterfalls. Your private Tour Manager will introduce you to the highlights of “the golden circle”, as well as the south coast all the way to the Iceberg lagoon and back. You will also stay in a small countryside lodge in the hope of catching the northern light, Aurora Borealis.
Join us on this unique experience and discover the very best of Iceland!

Hotel Nights

  • Reykjavik (1 night)
  • Vik (2 nights)
  • Aurora Lodge (1 night)
  • Toronto (1night)
All hotels will be centrally located and of high standard. The exact hotels will be communicated separately. You will always have a quality breakfast included at each hotel. The lodge for increased chance of seeing Aurora Borealis will have a countryside location improve night sky visibility.

Tour Route

The best of

The tour will bring you from Reykjavik to Vik via the Golden Circle and onwards east along the south coast. Your one night in Toronto is not illustrated above.

Aurora Borealis

October nights

In October chances are slim for spotting Aurora Borealis, northern light, but it does happen. You will spend one night away from the city lights to increase your chances.

Day 2

Reykjavik

Day 3

Geyser

Day 3

Gullfoss

Day 4

Iceberg Lagoon

Day 5

Black sand beach

Day 6

Blue Lagoon Spa

Day by Day

  • Depart from Nashville (BNA) on an overnight flight to Iceland (KEF) via Toronto (YZZ).
  • Arrive in Iceland and be greeted by your Tour Manager. We will take an introductory walk of Reykjavik and visit the National Museum, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Today we will experience the Golden Circle with a first stop at Thingvellir National Park where Europe and North America meet in a stunning landscape. Continue onwards to the Geyser hot spring area, we will take a walk and admire the geyser Strokkur as it bursts into the air every 5-7 minutes. The “Golden waterfall” is up next. It flows down from the Langjökull glacier in cascades. We will end this day in a coastal town called Vik where dinner awaits.
  • Today we take a two-hour glacier hike in the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. There's no need to be in particular good shape for this activity, but we need to be well dressed. You'll have crampons and axes for support. Onwards to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs, followed by a visit to the “ice beach”. Dinner and an overnight stay will be at our hotel in Vik.
  • We start the day with a visit to the black sand beach to admire the beautiful basalt columns on the sand and rising from the sea. Continuing westbound, our next stop is at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you will be able to see from both angles as you can walk behind the fall. We continue west and along the way, we will have a view over the Hekla volcano. Our second waterfall stop will be at the majestic Skógafoss with its streaming glacier water. We will stay in a countryside lodge overnight to increase our chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis.
  • We will visit another hot spring area in the morning and later tour the Reykjanesbaer peninsula. A refreshing stop at the Blue Lagoon Spa for a hot water clay treatment is next on the list, before it is time to transfer to the airport for return flights in the evening. Arrive in Toronto and spend the night with dinner at the airport hotel.
  • Board your flight in the morning for return to Nashville, USA

Sun Voyager

Symbolic art

In Reykjavik you will find the sculpture "Sun Voyager" with references to the Vikings, the geography and the Atlantic ocean.

Included on tour

  • A specialist Tour Manger from beginning to end.
  • Private local expert guide for glacier walk.
  • Centrally located hotels of high standard.
  • Aurora Lodge for Northern Light spotting.
  • Daily breakfast and five dinners.
  • Entrances to National Museum in Reykjavik.
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon Spa on departure day from Iceland.
  • A private bus and local transportation for included activities
  • Airfares and airport transfers. No airport transfer in the USA

Hallgrimskirkja

Iconic landmark

One of the few "odd", but interesting architectural landmarks in Reykjavik is the iconic Hallgrims church

Seljalandfoss

Geyser

Aurora Borealis

Waterfalls

Skogafoss

One of our many sites where we will spend time while in Iceland

Skafteland Glacier

A hike for anyone

You do not need to be trained or in any particular shape to join this glacier walk.

Enjoy the ice!

Take a break

Just like the glacier walk, you do not need to be in any particular shape..... but the ice does.

Enroll on tour

To enroll for this tour, please continue to the enrollment page which will guide you to your registration fee once you filled in your details. For the registration please use tour code: ICE7101. For any further information, please contact your group leader for the outset or email us directly.