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Iceland's Fire & Ice 2018

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFICE

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 3

Discover jaw-dropping natural wonders and unique landscapes on an adventure to Reykjavik and beyond.

Discover jaw-dropping natural wonders and unique landscapes on an adventure to Reykjavik and beyond.

PRICE FROM ? £2549 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Icelandair
  • 7 nights in hotels of a good standard
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • ​South Shore
  • Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier
  • The Westman Islands and Heimaey Island
  • The Golden Circle
  • Snæfellsnes National Park's craters and fjords
  • The mineral-rich Blue Lagoon​

Please note: Customers travelling on the 10th September 2018 departure will be staying at the Fosshotel Barón hotel. ​

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Reykjavik
  • After your scheduled flight to Keflavik International Airport, we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.
  • DAY 2 South Shore
  • Start your Icelandic adventure at the Eyjafjalla and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. You've the chance to walk behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, before calling in at Eyjafjallajokull's visitor centre to find out about the volcanic eruptions of 2011.  Next, we're going to head 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, Reynisfjara.
  • DAY 3 Vatnajökull & Skaftafell
  • Today you'll cross the Laki lava field, believed to be the largest lava flow from a single eruption anywhere in the world. A further drive over huge fields of glacial sands gets you close to Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. On a clear day you'll see Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur. On to Skaftafell National Park next, where you can walk to Skaftafellsjökull glacier, before we head to the Jokilsarlon Ice Lagoon. For another thrilling experience why not join an optional cruise which gives you the chance to sail amongst huge icebergs.
  • DAY 4 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, with highlights including the ancient fort of Skansinn and a walk up to the crater of the Eldfell volcanic cone. Finally, we head to Elephant Rock on the island of Heimaey. Once you see it you'll be left in no doubts as to how it got its name! How you spend the afternoon is up to you. If you want to explore, the Aquarium and Natural History Museum come highly recommended, or why not take a cruise around the islands.
  • DAY 5 Golden Circle
  • You're heading back to Iceland's capital today, for a three-night stay. Before arrival, a day of sightseeing starts at the mighty Gullfoss, or Golden Waterfall. The next wonders of nature you'll view are the Geysirand 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 and unusual 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.
  • DAY 6 Reykjavik
  • We offer two great optional excursions today. In the morning you could join a whale-watching excursion, and in the afternoon you have the chance to visit the incredible Blue Lagoon and relax in its warm, mineral-rich waters. If you'd rather spend the day exploring Reykjavik further, there's plenty to do, just ask your Tour Manager.
  • DAY 7 Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Head off with your Tour Manager to another area of outstanding beauty today – the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Incredible sights here include craters, lava flows, fjords, sandy beaches and high cliffs. Just a short walk takes us to a rare sight in Iceland – a beach with light-coloured sand, where if we're lucky, we could see seals basking. We move on to the tiny village of Arnarstapi, to see a huge stone sculpture of Bárður Snæfellsás – a character from Viking legend who was half-human half-troll. More sculptures are displayed at Djúpárlónssandur but these have been created by nature. The bizarre rock formations and stones you'll see have been shaped by the movements of the sea and are said to possess magical powers.
  • DAY 8 Reykjavik/UK
  • Enjoy a free morning before making your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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Accommodation

    • Fosshotel Baron
    • This is the sister hotel of the original one and it is only 550m / 300 yards from it. Fosshotel Baron stands prominently in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront, within walking distance from many popular shops and attractions. Enjoy a scenic walk by the seaside, visit the prestigious Harpa Concert Hall and try some of Reykjavík''s great restaurants and cafés, all just a stone''s throw from the hotel. 120 rooms with WiFi / TV / Safety box / Telephone / Coffee and tea maker Bar Free WiFi Elevator
    • Hotel Dyrholaey
    • Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
    • Fosshotel Baron
    • This is the sister hotel of the original one and it is only 550m / 300 yards from it. Fosshotel Baron stands prominently in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront, within walking distance from many popular shops and attractions. Enjoy a scenic walk by the seaside, visit the prestigious Harpa Concert Hall and try some of Reykjavík''s great restaurants and cafés, all just a stone''s throw from the hotel. 120 rooms with WiFi / TV / Safety box / Telephone / Coffee and tea maker Bar Free WiFi Elevator
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Optional Excursions

  • Whale-watching from Reykjavik's Old Harbour
  • Cruise on the Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon
  • Entrance and bathing at the Blue Lagoon​
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Further Information

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