Iceland's Fire and Ice

From £1,949.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
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From £1,949.00
Duration 6 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2020
Tour Overview

​Discover Iceland's jaw-dropping natural wonders and unique landscapes on this adventure beginning in Reykjavik. Take in views of mighty glaciers and thundering waterfalls on a journey along the country's south shore, then take a ferry and stay overnight on the beautiful Westman Islands. You'll see the trio of scenic wonders that make up the Golden Circle and if you wish, there's also the option to bathe in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon.

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  • Maximum Group Size icon Max 30 Group Size
  • meals icon All Breakfasts
  • All highlights included icon All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Icelandair 
  • 5 nights in 3-star hotels
  • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Welcome dinner at a renowned restaurant in Reykjavik​
  • Tour of Reykjavik
  • Eyjafjalla and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
  • The Westman Islands and Heimaey Island
  • The Golden Circle
  • Geysir and Strokkur geysers
  • Light lunch at a geothermal greenhouse

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Reykjavik

​After your flight to Keflavik International Airport, there's just a short onward transfer to Reykjavik. This evening we'll get together and head to a restaurant for an Icelandic welcome dinner. 

Meals included: D

Day 2 South Shore

Your Icelandic adventure starts with a sightseeing tour of the capital Reykjavik. You'll then head to the Eyjafjalla and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, where you've the chance to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, before learning about geothermal energy at an exhibition at the Hellisheiði Power Plant. 
Next, we take you to the tiny settlement of Skógar and one of Iceland's best folk museums, before arrival at Skógafoss waterfall – one of the country's largest. Our journey then takes us past the Sólheimajökull glacier en route to the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara and the southernmost village in Iceland, Vik.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Westman Islands

​You're going to stay on the Westman Islands tonight, reached by a 30-minute ferry crossing. We'll spend the morning exploring the island of Heimaey, where highlights include the ancient fort of Skansinn and a walk up to the crater of the Eldfell volcanic cone. We'll also head to Elephant Rock, where you'll be left in no doubts as to how it got its name when you see the shape of the rock. Then finally we'll visit Eldheimar, a museum depicting the story of the 1973 volcanic eruption on Heimaey, one of Iceland's biggest natural disasters.
How you spend the afternoon is up to you. If you want to explore, we recommend the Aquarium and Natural History Museum, or why not take a cruise around the islands.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Golden Circle

​You're heading back to Iceland's capital today, for a two-night stay. Before arrival, a day of sightseeing takes us around the famous Golden Circle route and starts at the mighty Gullfoss, or Golden Waterfall. The next wonders of nature you'll view are the Geysir and Strokkur geysers at Haukadalur hot springs.
Later, we'll learn how it's possible to grow crops in Iceland's cold climate at Fridheimar, a geothermal greenhouse, where we'll take a break for lunch. Another delicious treat here is a drink of schnapps, which is served in a tomato!
Your day ends in UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where you'll get to walk along the Great Atlantic Rift. This is where two plates of the earth's crust are slowly pulling Iceland apart.

Meals included: B,L

Day 5 Reykjavik - at Leisure

​Today is free for you to explore more of Reykjavik at your own pace. If you want to learn about Iceland's history and heritage, we recommend a trip to the National Museum. Alternatively, you could take in panoramic views of the city from the 73-metre-high tower at Hallgímskirkja church.
If you'd rather join an organised trip, there are two fabulous opportunities today. This morning you will have the chance to join an optional whale-watching excursion​. Then later this afternoon, there's an optional visit to the incredible Blue Lagoon - Iceland's famous geothermal spa - where you can relax in the warm mineral-rich waters​.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Reykjavik - UK

​Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: B
  1. Favourite Moment

    Walk behind the roaring Seljalandsfoss waterfall - one of the few in the world where you can do so.

Accommodation

Skuggi Hotel

Skuggi Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Reykjavik. The hotel sits stately by one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Hverfisgata. The hotel is in walking distance from Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, which is home to a variety of designer shops, cafés, restaurants. The hotel features modern, well designed rooms, buffet breakfast and a bar area. Rooms are equipped with wifi, TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Stracta Hotel South Shore

This stylish modern hotel features a buffet restaurant and bar. Rooms are mimimalist yet offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay including wifi, television and hairdryer.

Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Located amongst breathtaking scenery, the Hotel Vestmannaeyjar offers the perfect place to explore the South Coast whilst providing comfortable and relaxing accomodation. Guests are able to take full advantage of the bar, restaurant and spa. Rooms are spacious and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer, heating, kettle and free wifi.

Skuggi Hotel

Skuggi Hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Reykjavik. The hotel sits stately by one of the oldest streets in Reykjavik, Hverfisgata. The hotel is in walking distance from Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, which is home to a variety of designer shops, cafés, restaurants. The hotel features modern, well designed rooms, buffet breakfast and a bar area. Rooms are equipped with wifi, TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

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