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Fire and Ice: Mystical Iceland

Itinerary

6 Days / 5 Nights

01

Departure Day

Depart from your home city to explore one of the most unique and mystical destinations on the planet, Iceland. a country of extreme contrasts and dramatic landscapes. Widely known as "the land of fire and ice," Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world's most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness.

02

Road Trip

Welcome to Iceland. City Tour-National Museum

Meet your Learning Journeys driver-guide at Keflavik airport . Your route leads from Keflavik across the intriguing ancient lava fields of Reykjanes Peninsula and onward to Reykjavik. Start your tour around the world’s most northerly capital, which holds more than one third of Iceland’s population. Today, Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and theatres. Visit the most important sights of the city, such as the Old Town, the city cathedral, Hallgrímskirkja church and National museum. Afternoon visit to Sky Lagoon. Return to the hotel for orientation with Eileen and a lovely welcome dinner. (D)

03

Golden Circle Private

Morning session with Eileen.

 

Your day starts with a drive to Þingvellir, a remarkable geological site and the most historic site on the island. The world's oldest democratic parliament was founded here in 930. Located by Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest lake on the island; Þingvellir is now a national park and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. The beautiful canyon running through the park is actually the meeting

point of two of the earth’s tectonic plates. The area’s combination of natural phenomena and historical significance make it inseparable from the fabric of Icelandic national life.

Your tour continues on to the infamous Geysir area, where you will discover the famous Geysir which has given its name to hot springs all over the world. You will see one of the most active geysers in the area, Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters (98 feet) into the air, every 5 to 7 minutes!

Only a few minutes’ drive away is Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Here you will see thousands of tons of water thunder majestically down into a deep gorge. A series of paths takes you to amazing views of the falls.

Drive back to your hotel in the afternoon. Private sessions with Eileen available. (B)

Wild Icelandic Horses

04

Northern Lights Private

Morning session with Eileen. Free time for spa/relaxation.

On clear and cold, dark nights between autumn and early spring, it is possible to experience one of nature's most incredible displays: the Northern Lights.

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel and head out to hunt the dancing northern lights! You may be lucky enough to see them swirling and dancing across the sky, endlessly changing color, shape and size. Your driver-guide will take you far from the glow of Reykjavík city and into areas ideal for spotting northern lights — should they choose to make an appearance. During your hunt, you'll also learn interesting facts and folktales about northern lights.

This tour is subject to the correct weather conditions, and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour operates as scheduled and no northern lights are seen we cannot offer a refund.(B)

05

Langjokull Glacier and Ice Tunnel Private & Blue Lagoon

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Icelandic Horses

Start with a drive to the historical area of Borgarfjörður. On the way to the edge of the glacier, you'll stop and witness natural phenomena such as Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring area in Europe, and Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of a lava field. Continue to the Langjökull Ice tunnel, which is the world’s first and largest man-made ice cap glacier tunnel. This is an adventurous, once-in-a-lifetime journey to the heart of a glacier. During the guided visit within the glacier itself, you'll see colors of blue you never knew existed and learn how glaciers hide the secrets of history. After approximately 50 minutes in the glacier, it's time to head back to Reykjavík.

 

Mystical Blue Lagoon

Drive from Reykjavík through the rugged lava fields to the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness.

The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin. It attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, relaxation and an exotic experience. Enjoy a refreshing bath in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water, along with a massage waterfall, sauna and two steam baths. After an energizing visit, drive back to Reykjavík for your festive farewell dinner (B,D).

06

Departure

A private driver will pick you up at your hotel 3.5 hours before your flight and drive you to Keflavík Airport. Depart for home with many incredible Icelandic memories.

Inclusions

Image by Norris Niman

Program Includes:

Accommodation in superior room at Reykjavik Natura Berjaya Hotel for 4 nights, breakfast included.

· Private arrival transfer between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik (day 1)

· Private Reykjavik city sightseeing with driver-guide (day 1)

· Entrance to National museum (day 1)

· Private return transfer between hotel in Reykjavik and Sky Lagoon (day 1)

· Sky Lagoon Entrance with 7 step ritual (day 1)

· Dinner buffet at SATT restaurant excluding drinks (day 1)

· Private Golden circle day tour with driver-guide (day 2)

· Geothermal bakery at Fontana (day 2)

· Entrance and towel rental at Secret Lagoon (day 2)

· Private northern lights tour (day 2)

· Private tour/transfer from Reykjavik to Húsafell for into the glacier tour (day 3)

· Into the glacier tour from Húsafell (day 3)

· Private return transfer between Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon (day 4)

· Premium entrance to the Blue Lagoon (day 4)

· 3 course dinner at Höfnin restaurant excluding drinks (day 4)

· Private departure transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport (day 5)

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