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Incredible Iceland

Geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, wild horses, whales, arctic foxes, not to mention the warmth of the people: take full advantage of Iceland’s beauty and magic while touring this magnificent country!

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you get to focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, meals, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.

Location:

Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), Vík, Southern Region, Iceland, Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland, Akureyri, Iceland, Borgarnes, Iceland, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland, Iceland

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Reykjavík (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport transfers in Reykjavík
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (2-course lunches or buffet including tea and coffee, and 3-course dinners or buffet including tea and coffee) 
  • Transportation via motorcoach
  • Guided sightseeing as described in itinerary
  • French-speaking guide
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Reykjavík.

Incredible Iceland

Day 2

Welcome to Reykjavík

Welcome to the land of lore! Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Reykjavík and check in, then enjoy free time to explore Iceland’s capital city, the northernmost capital in the world. 

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 3

Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Vík Region (approx. 280 km)

Head towards the Golden Circle in the direction of the famous sites of Strokkur and Gullfoss. Strokkur is the most active geyser  in the country and erupts approximately every 7 minutes and sends up huge water jets into the air up to 40 metres! Continue to the mythical Gullfoss waterfall and admire it from all angles, each one more breathtaking than the next. This striking 32-metre-long, 70-metre-wide waterfall plummets in two stages. Stop for lunch on an Icelandic farm that produces delicious dairy products like feta cheese, ice cream and yogurt. Learn about the production methods and enjoy a tasting. Your journey continues towards the east along the south coast of Iceland, where you’ll have the chance to see Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, some of the best-known in the country. En route to Vik, you’ll see Reynisfjara beach, known for its black sand and unique cliff landscapes. In the summer, it’s the ideal spot to see puffins, one of Iceland’s native birds. Stop for the night in the Vik region in the southernmost part of the country.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 4

VVík Region - Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón – Egilsstaðir (approx. 450 km)

Your first stop today is Skaftafell National Park, which is part of Vatnajökull National Park. See unforgettable glaciers spreading into the plains. Even though it’s surrounded by glaciers, the park is actually one of the least snowy regions of the country because of the southern winds. Skaftafell is often compared to the Alps - see for yourself, and decide if you agree! Stop for a photo op at the extremely picturesque Skaftafell National Park for glacier views from afar, then head towards the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the biggest in Europe, and admire the icebergs floating on clear blue water. Stop for lunch near Jökulsárlón, then continue along the east coast through charming fishing villages en route to Egilsstaðir, your final destination for the night. 

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 5

Egilsstaðir - Dettifoss - Lake Mývatn - Goðafoss - Akureyri (approx. 330 km)

Start your day off at the Dettifoss waterfalls, the mightiest in all of Europe, then continue to the geothermal site of Hverarönd in the Namaskard area, known for its mud pools and thermal baths. When you discover its steam vents, fumaroles, deposits and aroma of sulphur, along with steam jets, you’ll think you’ve arrived on another planet.  At Lake Mývatn, situated in an active volcano zone with the Katla volcano just nearby, take in the incredible volcanic formations, with breathtaking columns and craters. The lava fields at Dimmuborgir, or “the dark castle,” feature must-see landscapes, created out of huge lava rock formations and caves. Enjoy lunch in the Lake Mývatn region, then stop at the waterfall of the gods, Goðafoss, on your way to Akureyri. 

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 6

Akureyri - Húsavík - Borgarnes (approx. 450 km)

Another unforgettable day awaits! Travel to Húsavík to head out on a 2-hour whale-watching boat tour. Húsavík is known as one of the best spots in the world to see humpback and Minke whales. It’s also home to rich birdlife. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, then in the afternoon, travel to Skagafjörður, where you might see wild Icelandic horses. These wild and independent horses have been around for centuries, since the time of the Vikings. Drawing their strength from nature, they are unfazed by wind and rain. Stop for the night in the fishing village of Borgarnes.

Meal(s): Breakfast, and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 7

Borgarnes: Snæfellsnes Peninsula (approx. 320 km)

Explore the Snӕfellsnes peninsula today! Dominated by the 1,446-metre-high Snæfellsjökull, this volcano-glacier inspired Jules Verne’s book Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Volcanoes in this region have been dormant for thousands of years, and the moss-covered lava formations create a unique landscape – and a perfect photo op! Proceed on a beautiful route between sea and mountains to the village of Arnarstapi, with a quaint mini-port at the end of a creek. Travel around the volcano-glacier Snaefellsjökull on a lava trail and marvel at its lunar landscapes. Continue to in the charming village of Hellissandur and the fishing ports of Ólafsvík et de Grundarfjörður, then stop at Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Return to Borgarnes for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 8

Borgarnes - Þingvellir - Reykjavík (approx. 140 km)

Head out for a day filled with Viking sites! Start in Borgarnes, then continue to Reykholt, a historical site where several sagas were written. See the Deildartunguhver hot springs, then discover Hraunfossar, or “lava waterfalls,” and Barnafossar, or “children’s waterfalls.” Travel to Þingvellir, where Icelandic Parliament was founded in 930, an ideal spot to take in the views of the rift valley that marks the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In the late afternoon, relax in Reykjavík geothermal waters. Soak in outdoor baths and Jacuzzis of varying temperatures and enjoy the mild Icelandic summer – a relaxing family activity cherished by the locals of this volcanic island. Enjoy free time for supper.

Meal(s): Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Incredible Iceland

Day 9

Reykjavík - Return to Canada

Transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Incredible Iceland

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Vík, Southern Region, Iceland
Hótel Dyrhólaey(or similar)
Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hotel Eyvindara(or similar)
Akureyri, Iceland
Hotel Akureyri(or similar)
Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes(or similar)
Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Hotel Cabin(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip. Maximum occupancy 3 people (or 2 adults and 1 child). Bedding: 1 double bed or 2 twin beds

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Guaranteed Departures

  • April 21
  • May 5, 19, 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23
  • July 7, 21
  • August 4, 11, 25
  • September 1, 8

Land portion offered for all dates mentionned above.

Packages offered from June 8 to September 7, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Note: This tour is only offered in French.

Not Included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

Free cancellation is available for the hotel portion of this booking! Read full details and terms & conditions on the checkout page.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.