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  • Depart Sun, Jun 16, 19
    Return Sun, Jun 23, 19
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  • Depart Sun, Jun 23, 19
    Return Sun, Jun 30, 19
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Your budget travel adventure to Iceland is an amazing 8-day journey that begins and ends in the capital city of Reykjavik. You'll discover that Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe as you experience its unique, almost lunar landscapes, as well as the sim... Read More

Duration: 8 Days
Arrive In: Reykjavik
Depart From: Reykjavik
Quality: Tourist Class
Pace: Moderate
Breakfast: 7
Dinner: 4
Type: Escorted
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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND Check in at your hotel may not be possible until the afternoon. You will however be able to leave your luggage at the hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring Reykjavik. Your Tour Director will be happy to assist with some suggestions.
  • Day 2 REYKJAVÍK-SNÆFELLSNES-ARNARSTAPI-SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Rich fertile farmland and rugged cliffs greet you on your morning drive along the beautiful coastal road to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the SNÆFELLSJ?-KULL VOLCANO, which can be spotted from Reykjavík on clear days, as well as the glacier that covers its summit. More than 4,700 feet (1446 meters) in elevation, the mountain gained notoriety as setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Arrive in the small fishing village of Arnarstapi and walk around the harbor area to enjoy the fresh sea air and watch the antics of circling birds. Later, arrive at the dramatic black-pebble Djúpalónssandur beach, where four lifting stones ranging from 50 to 340 pounds were once used to qualify men for work on fishing boats. Spend the night in the quaint Snaefellsnes area. (B,D)
  • Day 3 SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA-EIRÍKSSTAÐIR-AKUREYRI Iceland's natural beauty unfolds as you drive through green pastures and meandering lava flows that have formed over the centuries. Via the colorful harbor town of Stykkishólmur, U.S. Marine landing site in the novel Red Storm Rising, reach the Haukadalur valley, home to some of the country's most famous geothermal features. At Eiríksstaðir, visit a replica of Norwegian Viking ERIK THE RED'S ANCIENT SOD-ROOFED HOMESTEAD, where his son Leifur Eiríksson (explorer Leif Erikson) was born. This afternoon, head into Skagafjörður, the renowned "Valley of Horses" and one of Iceland's most prosperous agricultural regions. Overnight in Akureyri, the "Capital of North Iceland." (B)
  • Day 4 AKUREYRI. EXCURSION TO GOÐAFOSS & MÝVATN First stop this morning is at GOÐAFOSS, the "Waterfall of the Gods." Then, follow the shores of Mývatn Lake for vistas of the splendid volcano, peaceful wetlands, and abundant wildlife. Later, stop at Skútustaðir to see the intriguing volcanic pseudo-craters; DIMMUBORGIR, the "Catacombs of Hell," with its bubbling mud pools, volcanic caves and lava tubes, and unusual rock formations; and the Krafla caldera with its ochre-colored glow of subterranean lava. Relax in the mineral-rich waters at the MÝVATN NATURE BATHS before returning to Akureyri for another overnight. (B,D)
  • Day 5 AKUREYRI-REYKHOLT Today features an introduction to the spectacular geothermal hot springs at DEILDARTUNGUHVER. Here, you'll find clusters of emerald-green deer ferns growing, a plant that grows nowhere else in the country. Next up is the tiny hamlet of Reykholt, former home of medieval Icelandic poet, historian, and politician Snorri Sturluson. Then, see the fascinating series of waterfalls at Hraunfossar before enjoying a stroll along the riverbanks to the BARNAFOSS waterfall, where the glacial cascade has carved out rock formations. (B,D)
  • Day 6 REYKHOLT-ÞINGVELLIR-GEYSIR-GULLFOSS-REYKJAVÍK Some of Iceland's most spectacular sights are on the agenda today as you visit ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK, a rift valley and boundary between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. See geysers as they erupt from the earth's geothermal vents, and later, see the famed GULLFOSS waterfall before heading back to Reykjavík. (B)
  • Day 7 REYKJAVÍK. EXCURSION TO THE SOUTH SHORE Explore the South Shore today, and have your cameras ready for the awe-inspiriing SELJALANDSFOSS and SK?"GAFOSS waterfalls. Then, visit the tiny settlement of Skógar to admire turf farmhouses, a pioneer-era hydroelectric plant, and examples of many periods of Icelandic architectural history at the SK?"GAR FOLK MUSEUM. On to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, to see its black-basalt beach, counted as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches on Earth in Islands Magazine. The cliffs here are home to a large seabird population, including puffins. Finally, marvel at the Sólheimajökull glacier before enjoying a stop in the village of EYRARBAKKI. (B)
  • Day 8 REYKJAVÍK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B).
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SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Scenic drive, see Snaefellsjokull VolcanoARNSTAPI Walk around the harborEIRÍKSSTAÐIR Visit the homestead of Erik the RedGOÐAFOSS Stop at the Waterfall of the GodsSKÚTUSTAÐIR See the volcanic pseudo-cratersDIMMUBORGIR Visit the bubbling mud poolsMÝVATN Take a dip in the thermal Nature BathsDEILDARTUNGUHVER See the geothermal hot springsÞINGVELLIR Visit the National ParkGULLFOSS See the famed waterfallSOUTH SHORE Excursion including waterfalls, the Skogar Folk Museum, Vik and Eyrarbakki
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Name: Idyllic Iceland

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Reykjavik

End City: Reykjavik

Notes: Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.On Day 2 and Day 5 of winter excursions (from October to April) we include evening Northern Lights excursions.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Price Details: Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$590-$990Guaranteed shares not available.No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in Reykjavík:in single room $282-$404, in twin $159-$224, in triple $202-$2842020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2019.

Launch Date: 2009-11-18 08:00:00

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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND Check in at your hotel may not be possible until the afternoon. You will however be able to leave your luggage at the hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring Reykjavik. Your Tour Director will be happy to assist with some suggestions.
  • Day 2 REYKJAVÍK-SNÆFELLSNES-ARNARSTAPI-SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Rich fertile farmland and rugged cliffs greet you on your morning drive along the beautiful coastal road to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the SNÆFELLSJ?-KULL VOLCANO, which can be spotted from Reykjavík on clear days, as well as the glacier that covers its summit. More than 4,700 feet (1446 meters) in elevation, the mountain gained notoriety as setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Arrive in the small fishing village of Arnarstapi and walk around the harbor area to enjoy the fresh sea air and watch the antics of circling birds. Later, arrive at the dramatic black-pebble Djúpalónssandur beach, where four lifting stones ranging from 50 to 340 pounds were once used to qualify men for work on fishing boats. Spend the night in the quaint Snaefellsnes area. (B,D)
  • Day 3 SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA-EIRÍKSSTAÐIR-AKUREYRI Iceland's natural beauty unfolds as you drive through green pastures and meandering lava flows that have formed over the centuries. Via the colorful harbor town of Stykkishólmur, U.S. Marine landing site in the novel Red Storm Rising, reach the Haukadalur valley, home to some of the country's most famous geothermal features. At Eiríksstaðir, visit a replica of Norwegian Viking ERIK THE RED'S ANCIENT SOD-ROOFED HOMESTEAD, where his son Leifur Eiríksson (explorer Leif Erikson) was born. This afternoon, head into Skagafjörður, the renowned "Valley of Horses" and one of Iceland's most prosperous agricultural regions. Overnight in Akureyri, the "Capital of North Iceland." (B)
  • Day 4 AKUREYRI. EXCURSION TO GOÐAFOSS & MÝVATN First stop this morning is at GOÐAFOSS, the "Waterfall of the Gods." Then, follow the shores of Mývatn Lake for vistas of the splendid volcano, peaceful wetlands, and abundant wildlife. Later, stop at Skútustaðir to see the intriguing volcanic pseudo-craters; DIMMUBORGIR, the "Catacombs of Hell," with its bubbling mud pools, volcanic caves and lava tubes, and unusual rock formations; and the Krafla caldera with its ochre-colored glow of subterranean lava. Relax in the mineral-rich waters at the MÝVATN NATURE BATHS before returning to Akureyri for another overnight. (B,D)
  • Day 5 AKUREYRI-REYKHOLT Today features an introduction to the spectacular geothermal hot springs at DEILDARTUNGUHVER. Here, you'll find clusters of emerald-green deer ferns growing, a plant that grows nowhere else in the country. Next up is the tiny hamlet of Reykholt, former home of medieval Icelandic poet, historian, and politician Snorri Sturluson. Then, see the fascinating series of waterfalls at Hraunfossar before enjoying a stroll along the riverbanks to the BARNAFOSS waterfall, where the glacial cascade has carved out rock formations. (B,D)
  • Day 6 REYKHOLT-ÞINGVELLIR-GEYSIR-GULLFOSS-REYKJAVÍK Some of Iceland's most spectacular sights are on the agenda today as you visit ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK, a rift valley and boundary between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. See geysers as they erupt from the earth's geothermal vents, and later, see the famed GULLFOSS waterfall before heading back to Reykjavík. (B)
  • Day 7 REYKJAVÍK. EXCURSION TO THE SOUTH SHORE Explore the South Shore today, and have your cameras ready for the awe-inspiriing SELJALANDSFOSS and SK?"GAFOSS waterfalls. Then, visit the tiny settlement of Skógar to admire turf farmhouses, a pioneer-era hydroelectric plant, and examples of many periods of Icelandic architectural history at the SK?"GAR FOLK MUSEUM. On to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, to see its black-basalt beach, counted as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches on Earth in Islands Magazine. The cliffs here are home to a large seabird population, including puffins. Finally, marvel at the Sólheimajökull glacier before enjoying a stop in the village of EYRARBAKKI. (B)
  • Day 8 REYKJAVÍK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B).
  • SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Scenic drive, see Snaefellsjokull VolcanoARNSTAPI Walk around the harborEIRÍKSSTAÐIR Visit the homestead of Erik the RedGOÐAFOSS Stop at the Waterfall of the GodsSKÚTUSTAÐIR See the volcanic pseudo-cratersDIMMUBORGIR Visit the bubbling mud poolsMÝVATN Take a dip in the thermal Nature BathsDEILDARTUNGUHVER See the geothermal hot springsÞINGVELLIR Visit the National ParkGULLFOSS See the famed waterfallSOUTH SHORE Excursion including waterfalls, the Skogar Folk Museum, Vik and Eyrarbakki

Name: Idyllic Iceland

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Reykjavik

End City: Reykjavik

Notes: Hotels outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.On Day 2 and Day 5 of winter excursions (from October to April) we include evening Northern Lights excursions.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Price Details: Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$590-$990Guaranteed shares not available.No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in Reykjavík:in single room $282-$404, in twin $159-$224, in triple $202-$2842020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2019.

Launch Date: 2009-11-18 08:00:00

  • Save $700 per couple!
    • Savings valid on all 2019 departures
    • Call an agent today for up to date pricing and availability
    • Space and price subject to availability

  • Buy Now Pay Later
    • Lock in your vacation today & finance over 12 monthly payments!
    • Call an agent for details

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