Escorted Tour

Iceland: Land of Ice and Fire Tour
Full circle tour: Northern Lights – Geysir – Blue Lagoon
September 16th (Mon) – September 27th (Fri) 2019

  • Heritage
  • Onsen

per person USD 5,999
HNLICELAND

Day 1: Sep 16 (Mon) Honolulu ~ Seattle


1:15 PM          Depart for Seattle, Washington on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 22. Dinner served on the flight.

10:00 PM        Arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and pick up luggage. Transfer to our Seattle hotel.

Accommodations at Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport or similar

 

Day 2: Sep 17 (Tue) Seattle (B)


Breakfast at hotel. Check out by 12:00 PM, the morning is free for a short trip into the city.

1:00 PM          Depart hotel for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

4:00 PM          Depart for Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair flight FI 680. Food available for purchase on flight.

Day 3: Sep 18 (Wed) Arrival Day - Reykjavik (B)


6:15 AM          Arrive at Keflavík International Airport and proceed through immigration procedures. Claim your baggage and go through customs inspections, then meet tour escort at the baggage claim area.

Drive to Reykjavík for an early arrival breakfast. Dress warm for our visit to the city of Reykjavik including a visit to the National Museum and Aurora Reykjavík’s Northern Lights Center. After check-in at the hotel (available at 3:00 p.m.) we’ll have the afternoon and evening at leisure, lunch and dinner on your own. If you would like to try exotic Icelandic foods (such as whale, horse, puffin or hakarl – fermented greenland shark), our two nights in Reykavic will be your best opportunity.

Accommodations at Hotel Skuggi or similar

Day 4: Sep 19 (Thu) Golden Circle Express – Blue Lagoon (B)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner on your own.

An easy first day begins with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient site of the world's first parliament. Next we travel to Fontana´s Geothermal Bakery to taste geothermal baked bread and then on to the nearby Geysir geothermal area. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes. Onwards to the beautiful Gullfoss “Golden waterfalls”, one of the most impressive in Iceland. Afterwards, we will go to the Blue Lagoon where you can take a relaxing bath in the healing mineral waters (entrance and towel rental included). *Please bring a swimsuit for entrance into the bathing lagoon. Swim caps are recommended but not required and are available for purchase.           

Accommodations at Hotel Skuggi or similar

Day 5: Sep 20 (Fri) South Coast Day (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

Take a journey through the stunning landscape of Iceland‘s south coast. This is the land of Njál‘s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories, with the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers, to the sheer sea cliffs of Dyrhólaey and the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Along the way, we’ll have views of the Hekla (called the "Gateway to Hell" during the Middle Ages) and Eyjafjallajökull (known for the 2010 eruptions that disrupted air travel throughout Europe) volcanoes, and a visit to the brand new Lava Center.

PM  Check into hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at Hotel Geirland or similar

Day 6: Sep 21 (Sat) Glacial Lagoon – Icebergs – Egilsstadir (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

The day starts with a drive through beautiful scenery towards the Vatnajökull, by far the largest glacier in Europe, and a filming location for the HBO fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones”. We will take a boat tour among the icebergs in Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon (which was a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins) where huge icebergs dance around in icy seawater. Afterwards we will drive from Hofn through the Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords.

Return to hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at the Hotel Hallormsstadur or similar

Day 7: Sep 22 (Sun) Egilsstadir – Mývatn (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth. We will also visit the Dimmuborgir rock formations in Mývatn.

Return to hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at Hotel Laxa or similar

Day 8: Sep 23 (Mon) Dettifoss – Ásbyrgi – Tjörnes Peninsula (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own.

We drive East today on dirt roads to see today’s natural wonders. We stop at Ásbyrgi, the horse-shoe shaped canyon that inspired ancient stories about Sleipnir, Odin’s 8- legged horse. We drive along the Tjörnes peninsula and through Húsavík village – there you will be closest to the Arctic Circle at 66° north latitude or only a mere 50 kms south of it. We travel to Dettifoss (featured in the 2012 science-fiction film Prometheus), Europe’s most powerful waterfall, located in the awe-inspiring Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. We will also stop at the Námaskarð pseudo craters in Mývatn.

Return to hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at Hotel Laxa or similar

Day 9: Sep 24 (Tue) Mývatn – North Iceland – Bifröst (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

First stop of the day is at Godafoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Driving through the Skagafjörður district, known as the traditional heart of horse breeding in Iceland, our journey continues through rolling farmlands and across Laxárdalsheiði heath and ends our day close to the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the West. 

Return to hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at Hotel Bifrost or similar

Day 10: Sep 25 (Wed) Snæfellsjökull National Park – Pebble Beaches (B, D)


Breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own.

Today is spent exploring the amazing variety in natural landscapes of Snæfellsjökull National Park -  Snæfellsjökull glacier covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD (famous as the entrance of the passage to the center of the Earth in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by the French author Jules Verne). After we walk through the pebbled seascape of Djúpalónssandur beach we will be able to observe the magnificent basalt rock in stacked formations along the hiking trail linking the settlements of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before returning to Bifröst. In Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Arnarstapi is the last stop before climbing Snæfellsjökull and entering the interior of the planet though a tunnel in the crater.

Return to hotel, dinner at hotel.

Accommodations at Hotel Bifrost or similar

 

Day 11: Sep 26 (Thu) Departure Day Reykjavik - Seattle (B)


Breakfast at hotel. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

Departure towards Reykjavik via Borgarnes and the tunnel of Hvalfjörður. Stop in Reykjavik to enjoy free time for lunch and shopping at the Kringlan Mall, Iceland's largest shopping center, before continuing to the Keflavik airport in plenty of time for your check-in.

5:00 PM          Depart for Seattle, Washington on Icelandair flight FI 681. Food available for purchase on flight.

5:45 PM          Arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. After immigration inspection meet your tour escort at baggage claim then proceed to customs and transfer to our Seattle hotel. Dinner on your own.

Accommodations at Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport or similar

Day 12: Sep 27 (Fri) DEPARTURE DAY Seattle ~ Honolulu (B)


Breakfast at hotel. Bring luggage to lobby for hotel checkout.

7:00 AM          Transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for our flight to Honolulu.

9:00 AM          Depart for Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 21.

12:00 PM        Arrive at Arrive at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. WELCOME HOME!

                        

Note: Air and Land Itinerary are subject to change.


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Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure ADLT Single Supplement
09/16/2019 09/27/2019 Honolulu $ 5,999 $ 900
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