Iceland

Iceland…Adventure. Serenity. Awe.

Day 1: March 17

Arrive in Reykjavik after your flight that leaves the U.S. on March 16th, giving you an early morning arrival in Iceland.  We will be picked up at the airport and start this day early with the Golden Circle tour!  Alongside an expert guide, absorb the spectacular landscapes of Thingvellir National Park and walk over the spot at which the Eurasian and American tectonic plates diverge. Gaze at the erupting geysers at Haukadalur Valley; see the steam rise from the surface of Lugarvatn’s hot springs; and capture photographs of the colossal cascades of the Gullfloss Waterfall. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour. The tour will start from Reykjavik by heading to the Nesjavellir geothermal area, one of the hottest spots in Iceland, located nearby the Hengill volcano. At Nesjavellir you will find second largest geothermal power station in Iceland, which serves Reykjavik region with warming water. From Nesjavellir head to the Thingvellir National park and drive by the side of Thingvallavatn lake which offers spectacular views of  landscape, considered to be a photographer’s paradise. The Thingvellir National park served as parliament ground during many centuries, from the time of early settler Vikings and up to 19th century. In valley at Thingvellir, you will walk along the Almanagja fissure, the place where American and Eurasian tectonic plates diverge and move apart approximately two centimeters per year. Then drive to Haukadalur, valley of geysers and making short stop on a way at the Lugarvatn lake, known by its hot springs under water near by the shore. Next stop will be at the Haukadalur valley, where the Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-10 minutes into air a mixture of hot water and steam to height up to 30 meters (98 feet), while other hot springs at the area are quiet but colorful.  One of the main attractions on route will be the Gullfoss waterfall with cascades of 36 to 76 feet (11 and 22 meters) of powerful water stream falling into gorge. From Gulfoss go toward to the Friðheimar greenhouse, and make stop on a way at the Faxi waterfall on Tungufljot river. The Friðheimar greenhouse is good example of horticulture in Iceland, it is open for visitors, and you can come and enjoy a unique food experience at the restaurant, with tomatoes and even tropical fruits growing all around.

Day 2: March 18

Today starts casually but ends with a bang!  This morning you will relax in your hotel.  Time is yours to wander the streets, find the unique street art, talk to the friendly local folks, or shop….what ever strikes your fancy.  This afternoon we will have our craft beer tour.  Have you ever wanted to get lost in the world of Icelandic craft beer? Well, why not head out for what locals call the Reykjavik Bar-muda triangle? The craft beer scene in Iceland has been booming for a while and the selection of beer is growing by the week. The Bar-muda triangle is composed of three unique craft beer bars in Reykjavik. The name came up as some friends sought to find some of the best craft beer in Reykjavik. Their trip turned out to form something of a triangle based on their locations (maybe a far stretch to call it a triangle, but it sounded good to them) and obviously people ended up “getting lost” in this mysterious heaven of craft beer. With our guide we will try beer and food the locals know and love.

This evening we set out for “Warm Baths and Cool Nights”.  While nature prepares to color the sky with the magical Northern Lights, you get to relax in Laugarvatn Fontana´s open air geothermal baths and fill up your energy with delights from the local style buffet. Leaving Laugarvatn Fontana with a nourished body and satisfied soul, you take a tour  that provides your senses with the show of a lifetime as you experience the Northern Lights dance, just for you. Tour duration: 18:00 – 00:30

Day 3:  March 19

This morning we have a late start after our late evening last night. There is a late morning walking tour of  this fabulous city. Upon arrival back at your hotel there will be time to find lunch, gather your things and then we are off to our luxury accommodations at the Blue Lagoon.  Here the Pampering begins…..After settling into your room, we will have a guided walking tour of the pools and facilities.  This evening’s included dinner is a treat for you at the Lava Restaurant.

Day 4: March 20

Since we have an afternoon scheduled flight, the morning can be spent getting your last minute souvenirs  and packing up while you enjoy a delicious, leisurely breakfast. Those returning to the U.S. may head out to spend the last hours soaking in the warmth of The Blue Lagoon. Iceland is home to more than 170 geothermal spas, and The Blue Lagoon is located in an exotic lava field in Grindavik. After unwinding in this relaxing spa, it is time to head to the airport.  If you want more adventure, continue on to Scotland and more fun, but with an early morning flight to Edinburgh on this day.  Either way you will enjoy.

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