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Iceland – Volcanoes, Fjords, and Spas in the Land of ‘Fire & Ice’

Price Starting at $7,895.00

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Despite Iceland’s northern location, it is an unusually warm country, both in weather and in the hearts of its people. Active volcanoes provide natural spas throughout Iceland, glaciers and mountains dot the country providing many rivers flowing to the ocean, and the Gulf Stream warms the island. Discover this warmth for yourself in Iceland’s famous natural spas, on the trails of its mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes, and in the culture of its people. This trip is sure to leave an indelible impression, and fill your heart and soul with a type of Nordic happiness only Iceland can provide.

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Fly overnight. Arrive in the morning at Keflavik International Airport, where you will be met by your guide and start your drive along the coast to see the Lighthouse of Reykjanesviti, one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland, and glimpse the Island of Eldey, weather permitting. Close by is the country’s largest mud pool, Gunnuhver, named for a ghost in the region who was banished into the mud. The boiling mud is surprisingly loud and releases a smell you won’t soon forget. The next stop is the “bridge between the continents,” a small footbridge over a major tectonic fissure, which provides clear evidence of a diverging plate margin between Europe and North America. Continue onward, stopping to see the Rykjanes Peninsula and its lighthouse, the largest mudpool in Iceland, and the fishing village of Grindavik. Arrive at the Blue Lagoon, one of the most famous attractions in Iceland, where you’ll enjoy an authentic local breakfast before changing into your swimsuit and wading into the pleasantly warm geothermal waters of the lagoon. Dry off and transfer to your hotel near the Hengill Volcano, where you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and adjust to the brisk Icelandic air. FROST AND FIRE HOTEL.

(B,D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • May-Oct
    $7,895

2020

  • May-Oct
    $8,295

Maximum group size: No restrictions, although we recommend a maximum of 35 travelers.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
  • Icelandic breakfast daily, a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner, and other meals as per itinerary. (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • All ground transfers and excursions in private deluxe motor coach.
  • Services of a specialist guide with 10 travelers.
  • Entrance fees to all venues indicated.
  • Complimentary bottled water on coaches during sightseeing.
  • Complimentary passport wallet and baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
Iceland’s weather is cool and the Icelandic climate temperate. The warm North Atlantic Current ensures generally higher temperatures than in most places of similar latitude in the world. Iceland’s winters are mild and windy while the summers are cool. There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Often times the south coast is warmer, wetter and windier than the north. Snowfall in winters is more common in the north of Iceland. There’s a seasonal change in length of day and night, creating unique weather phenomena. In midwinter, there is a period of no sunlight, and darkness prevails, called the Polar Nights. This is perfect to view one of the most beautiful phenomena: The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights.) In midsummer, daylight takes over and there is no night darkness during June and July – this is called the Midnight Sun.