Wonders of Iceland Tour

Tour #3

JULY 15-23, 2012

All Tours Require a Deposit of $250.00 Per Person

 

For 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:
July 15 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 water.

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 national drink).

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 hotel.

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 tour.

July 23 Everyone will depart to the airport for the return flight home.