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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

Experience a different world

Private Tour – 7 days

Traverse across a glacier, feel the heat from hot springs and take in the remarkable rugged landscape with this Icelandic Highlights Tour – where you’ll travel through and experience a tour like no other, all set against an astonishing backdrop and totally unique natural world!

Starting in Reykjavik, embark on a journey through nature that includes national parks, jaw dropping waterfalls and black sand beaches. Your private Tour Manager will introduce you to the highlights of “The Golden Circle” as well as the south coast, taking you all the way to the Iceberg lagoon and back. You’ll even stay in a small countryside lodge all in the hopes of catching the northern lights, Aurora Borealis – a true life bucket list item.

So join us on this very 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, Ailbe Coffey. Take an introductory walk of Reykjavik and visit the National Museum, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Today is all about the Golden Circle where first you’ll stop at Thingvellir National Park and see where Europe and North-America meet in a stunning landscape. Then, continue onwards to the Geyser hot spring area and take a walk and admire the Strokkur geyser as it bursts into the air. The “Golden Waterfall” is up next as it flows down from the Langjökull glacier in cascades. The day ends in the coastal town of Vik where dinner awaits.
  • Experience the Skaftafell Nature Reserve on a two-hour glacier hike; there's no need to be in particular good shape for this activity, but you’ll have crampons and axes for support. Then, carry onwards to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with its floating icebergs, followed by a visit to the “ice beach”. Dinner and an overnight stay back in Vik.
  • Start the day with a visit to the black sand beach to admire the beautiful basalt columns on the sand that rise from the sea. Continuing westbound, your next stop is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you’re able to walk behind the cascading water. Then, continue west for stunning views over the Hekla volcano on route to your second waterfall stop – the majestic Skógafoss with its streaming glacier water. Spend the evening in a countryside lodge to increase your chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis.
  • 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 transferring to the airport for your return flights in the evening. Arrive in Toronto and spend the night with dinner at the airport hotel.
  • Board your flight in the morning 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
  • 3 – 4 star hotels including the Aurora Lodge for Northern Lights spotting
  • Daily breakfast - upgraded quality
  • Five 3-course dinners
  • Ticket for Glacier Walk
  • Entrance 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 Icelandic airport transfers

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 have filled in your details. For the registration, please use:
Tour Code: ICE8102
Tour Name: Icelandic Highlights
For any further information, please contact your Group Leader or email us directly.