Iceland

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Goðafoss

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Northern Lights

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Mývatn

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The Nature Baths

5 Days Reykjavík to Reykjavík. Group Rates on Request
Set departure dates October 2014 through March 2015

Highlights: Goðafoss Waterfall, Grenjaðarstaðir folk museum, Northern Lights Hunt, Dettifoss Waterfall, Húsavík Whale Museum, Ásbyrgi Canyon

The edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland showcases a diverse landscape of dramatic waterfalls, secluded fjords, geothermal wonders and an untamed wilderness. Experiences culture, food and steamy dips in astonishing natural surroundings.

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Edge of the Artic

DAY 1 ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND: Welcome greet at Keflavík airport. Day at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavík. Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

DAY 2 REYKJAVÍK / HÚSAVÍK:  Morning free at leisure in Reykjavík. In the afternoon domestic flight with Eagle Air from Reykjavík to Húsavík, 45 minutes flight. You will in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura lobby 1 hour before departure flight. Departure from Reykjavík at 13.30. Arrival at Húsavík at 14.15. Upon arrival in Húsavík meet your English speaking guide and begin your journey of incredible North Iceland with an impressive visit to Goðafoss (Waterfall of the Gods); where ice-blue glacial water flows over an elegant semi-circular arc to create blue-green swirling patterns in the water among the surrounding lava. Continuing onwards to the turf houses of Grenjaðarstaðir Folk Museum, we get a taste of the “old country” and learn how Icelanders in the 1900s survived the harsh northerly climate before visiting a modern-day greenhouse where geothermal heating is utilized to grow all varieties of fruits and vegetables just outside the Arctic Circle. Evening Northern Lights Hunt & Húsavík Safnarhús Museum:The evening heats up with excitement as we stroll around this area just outside the Arctic Circle which is a prime location for viewing the elusive Northern Lights. We take a short break and visit Safnarhús Museum of Húsavík featuring a polar bear and maritime exhibits. Overnight in Húsavík. Hotel Name: Fosshotel Husavik. (B)

DAY 3 MÝVATN AREA /DETTIFOSS WATERFALL / OUTDOOR NATURE SPA:  Ahead is a fully packed day of wildly varying landscapes. We travel to the unforgettable Lake Mývatn area, a geological wonderland including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir and Laxá Salmon River. Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region are the mud pits and vibrant colors of Hverarönd. The journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall located in awe-inspiring Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. With an amazing landscape where peaceful white snow accentuates black lava fields in magical artistry, the Mývatn region has become a favorite filming location for major motion pictures like ‘Oblivion,’ starring Tom Cruise, ‘Prometheus’ directed by Ridley Scott and the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ fantasy series. Before returning to Húsavík we visit the Mývatn Nature Baths and enjoy a relaxing time outdoors in a completely natural body of geothermal water nestled in an area of fragile beauty. Overnight in Husavik. Hotel Name: Fosshotel Husavik. (B)

DAY 4 HÚSAVÍK / ÁSBRGI CANYON /REYKJAVÍK: Húsavík City Sightseeing – Whale Museum – Ásbyrgi CanyonHúsavík is a cozy town on the edge of Arctic wilderness perfect for our handcrafted walking tour where we connect you to local ambiance, walk along the bustling harbor teeming with colorful trawlers and visit the superb Husavik Whale Museum exhibiting Iceland’s whale and whaling history as well as a number of real whale skeletons on display. In the afternoon we drive around the Tjörnes peninsula, and explore the remarkable horseshoe-shaped canyon at Ásbyrgi National Park which Vikings believed to be a hoof-print left by Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged flying horse from Norse mythology. Drive to Husavik Airport for an afternoon flight back to Reykjavik. Departure from Husavik at 16.15, arrival in Reykjavik at 17.00. Evening free at leisure. Hotel Name: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura. (B)

DAY 8 DEPARTURE: Transfer to Keflavík Airport for the return flight. (B)

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2014 Departures

  • Thursday October 9 & 23 – Call for group rates
  • Thursday November 13 & 27 – Call for group rates

2015 Departures

  • Thursday February 12 & 26 – Call for group rates
  • Thursday March 5 & 19 – Call for group rates

Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Reykjavík. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date.  Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: Call for rates.

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Inclusions

  • Private group airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 5
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
  • 4 breakfast
  • Services of English-speaking local travel experts
  • Guided coach tour from arrival in Húsavík on Day 2 until departure from Húsavík on Day 4
  • Entrance fee to Grenjaðarstaðir Folk Museum / coffee & pastries
  • Visit to Greenhouse
  • Entrance fee to Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Entrance fee to Whale Museum in Húsavík
  • Northern Lights guided evening hunt on foot in Húsavík
  • Entrance fee to the Safnahus Museum of Húsavík
  • Portfolio of travel documents
Group Discounts
On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.