the first time we have arranged a tour to visit the country of ICELAND.
This is the only place in the world with 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot
springs and miles of glaciers. The city of REYKJAVIK is known for friendly
people, beautiful scenery and Iceland’s spectacular Northern Lights.
Breakfast is included daily plus five dinners and all the history that
make up the “Wonders of Iceland.” (Important: reservation must be received
no later than Mar. 1, 2012.)
THE ITINERARY WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Everyone will fly overnight from their hometown to Iceland. Enjoy dinner
and a movie as you travel to the northern most capital of the world.
July 16 Arrive Reykjavik
for a tour of the city and then check into your hotel for the next two
nights. Gather tonight for a “Welcome Dinner” with other friends to
learn the history of Iceland.
July 17 After breakfast,
you’ll tour the Reykjanes Peninsula, an ancient Viking site that is
now the residence of the President. Continue to Lake Kleifarvatn to
see an amazing display of geothermal activity with steaming hot springs
and mud pots. Next is the famous Blue Lagoon, a natural geothermal pool
in the middle of a large lava field. Be sure to take a swimsuit as this
is where people come from around the world for a swim in the warm, mineral-rich
July 18 Travel to the
“Golden Circle” to see Iceland’s natural scenic wonders. Thingvellir
National Park is Iceland’s most historic and beautiful site. Drive across
fertile pastures and glacial rivers to Skogar, a small settlement next
to a magnificent waterfall. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum that houses
a collection of Icelandic artifacts. Continue to the amazing hot springs
of Geysir to see the island’s greatest natural wonder, the two-tiered
Gullfoss Waterfall. Continue to the town of Vik for two nights. This
small town is along Iceland’s dramatic coast where black sand beaches
and crashing waves are an unforgettable sight. Before dinner enjoy a
tasting of Iceland specialties, shark meat and Brennivin (Iceland’s
July 19 Begin at Skaftafell
National Park near Iceland’s highest peak. Later, take an incredible
boat trip passing by floating icebergs to see Iceland’s dramatic glaciers.
This is one of the few places in the world to capture this amazing sight
and to see so many species of birds. Dinner is again included at the
July 20 Visit the Icelandic
horse farm known for its horse breeding and learn how these beautiful
horses have been directly descended from the early Vikings and how Iceland
is preserving this heritage. Continue to a fishing village to board
a fishing boat to Melrakkaey Island to see thousands of Puffins performing
in peculiar ways. Learn how the local fishermen catch fish early in
the morning. Tonight the hotel’s chef has prepared a seafood dinner.
July 21 Travel along the
shore passing small villages and the massive cliffs overlooking the
ocean. Take a short walk to the caves to view the waves rushing in to
see the true power of Mother Nature. Next, view a seal colony where
hundreds of seals are gathered around the rocks. Nearby is the largest
lava field that has descended from the craters of the glaciers. Arrive
back in Reykjavik for the last two nights of your journey to Iceland.
July 22 Free day to stroll
down the shopping street where there is a variety of Icelandic sweaters,
handbags and jewelry. There will also be an optional whale watching
cruise. Tonight, enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” with all the friends on this
July 23 Everyone will
depart to the airport for the return flight home.