Iceland

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Last Updated (Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:01) Written by Tracy Daluge Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:09

Iceland
August 14-23, 2018

Tentative Itinerary:

Thur, Aug 14 – We board our plane at O’Hare to Reykjavik. We will not be able to provide flight information at this time as reservations cannot be made until 11 months prior to departure. Icelandic Air does have a direct flight from O’Hare to Reykjavik. In flight dinner


Fri, Aug 15 – After landing we travel to Reykjavik, a short distance away. Explore on your own today: it’s an easy town in which to get around at your own pace. We’ll have plenty of information on hand. It’s also a great day to rest up after the evening flight. In flight breakfast


Sat, Aug 16 – We start today on a short tour of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Then we are off to the Golden Circle; a must see. Explore Guilifoss, the “Golden Waterfall”,and Geysir hot springs. We have a short stop at a unique greenhouse. Continue on to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss aand Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey nature reserve. Our hotel tonight is in Vik, a peaceful seaside village set in beautiful surroundings. B


Sun, Aug 17 – Today is spent in southern Iceland as we make our way around the island. We’ll see some breathtaking landscapes with the Vatnjokull glacier providing some incredible views. We’ll visit a small village with a history dating back to the Irish monks; drive through the Skaftaafell National Park; and visit the stunning Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon where giant icebergs float in the blue water. Tonight we stay in the Hofn area. B/D


Mon, Aug 18 – Our day is spent in East Iceland through an ever changing landscape. We travel through the Almannaskarl pass for incredible coastline views. Then watch the landscape change in the East Fjords to dramatic slopes and cliffs; then we stop at Petra’s Stone Collection. We overnight in the Egilsstaoir area. B/D


Tue, Aug 19 – We are in the Lake Myvatn area today, rich in natural beauty and birdlife and one of Iceland’s best loved natural attractions. You will see a highland desert plateau; bubbling mud pools; plus Dettifoss which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We stay in this area tonight. B/D


Wed, Aug 20 – As we head across the island today to Iceland’s second largest city, we’ll see the Dimmuborgir lava formations and visit the lovely Gooafoss waterfall. We stop at Laufas, an old turf farm to get a taste of Iceland’s past. We’ll see steep mountains; beautiful views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coast. Learn about Siglufjordur’s herring industry and see the beautifully restored timber buildings. We head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to an area important to Icelandic horse breeding. B/D


Thur, Aug 21 – Enjoy an introduction to the Icelandic horse with its special fifth gait, the tolt. Blonduos is a village by the salmon river Blanda which is home to the Hruley Island nature reserve. We travel along a plateau that leads us the picturesque coastal of Borgarnes where we stay overnight. B/D


Fri, Aug 22 – Today we stop at the most powerful hot spring in the world, Deildartunguhver, and admire the beauty of the Hraunfossar waterfalls. We’ll drive through the Hvalfjorour fjord to Iceland’s largest lake; and visit a UNESCO heritage site to the world’s oldest continuing parliament. We spend our last night in Reykjavik. B/D


Sat, Aug 23 – Today we return home. Depending upon flight departure time, we may have time to go to the Blue Lagoon thermal baths not far away. B/In-flight meals


Because of the high demand for this trip, we must have initial deposits by Sept 1! Our group is limited to 20 people.

Early Bird Sign-up by Sept 1, 2017 and deduct $100.
Single supplement + $1135
$4590 (Air not included)

Payment Schedule:
Sept 1 - $1000
Jan 15 - $2000
April 1 – Balance Due

You may use Daluge Travel Certificates for Iceland

 

 

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