Dates: August 24 – 30, 2020
7 Days and 10 Meals
- Luxury Motorcoach Transportation
- Perlan Observatory
- Skaftafell Wilderness Area
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- The Blue Lagoon
- Thingvellir National Park
- Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
- Skogafoss Waterfall
- Roundtrip Air from Kansas City, Missouri (Fare available October 2019)
Special early admission to Iceland’s unique LAVA Center, an interactive experience exploring nature’s epic forces that created Iceland. Enjoy an evening entry to relax in the therapeutic waters of the beautiful Blue Lagoon, a man-made geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field, and indulge in a sumptuous farewell dinner. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon.
Trip Protection: $239/per person
Deposit: $250/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: June 12, 2020
Day 1, Monday, August 24, 2020
Today we fly from Kansas City to Reykjavik, Iceland to begin our amazing Taste of Iceland tour.
Day 2, Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Reykjavik City Tour: You will meet your guide this afternoon and take an amazing orientation tour. Discover Iceland’s capital city, set on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. Visit the Perlan Observation Deck, which offers a magnificent 360 degree views of Reykjavik and its surroundings. Stop for photos outside Hallgrimskirkja, the landmark Lutheran church that looms over the city. We will return to our hotel and enjoy a welcome drink and canapes. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 3, Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Golden Circle: Head out on the famed Golden Circle, starting with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon, it’s where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Enjoy a tasty lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Then it’s on to the Strokkur Geysir, which erupts almost every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland with two separate drops and the largest falls in all of Europe in terms of water volume. Move on to your simple but beautifully situated rural hotel below the Hekla volcano where you’ll enjoy a delectable dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 4, Thursday, August 27, 2020
LAVA Center & Skogar Folk Museum: Begin the day with a special early opening at the LAVA Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts. Visit the nearby stunning Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Discover Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations along with the magical legend of its history. Save your appetite for dinner at your comfortable hotel tonight. (B,D)
Day 5, Friday, August 28, 2020
Jokulsarion Glacier Lagoon and Skatafell Park: Travel to Jokulsarion Glacier Lagoon, a crystal-blue glacial lake dotted with blue and white icebergs. Marvel as you witness small icebergs flowing into the Atlantic or breaking up along the black sands of Diamond Beach. Enjoy lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside. Spend the afternoon in Skatafell Wilderness Area to view its enormous glaciers. Filled with natural wonders, Skaftafell also boasts a snow-capped volcano and nearby lava fields. Return to our hotel where you can dine independently this evening. (B,L)
Day 6, Saturday, August 29, 2020
Reykajavik & The Blue Lagoon: Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. We will then travel back to Reykajavik so that you can balance the afternoon in the city exploring some of the many charming sites on your own. In the evening, you’ll be whisked away to the Blue Lagoon, a large man-made lake surrounded by a lava field that is also a geothermal spa. Enjoy one of the 25 wonders of the world as you share a farewell dinner and lagoon entry with our group. (B,D)
Day 7, Sunday, August 30
Our tour ends today after breakfast. (B)
Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys. Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group. If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance. Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event. Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.