***This is a small group tour with a maximum size of 12 people plus guide(s).***
The meals included on the tour are specified for each date: Breakfast (B) and Dinner (D).
DAY 1 – Saturday, Aug. 21 or Aug. 28
We fly as a group to Reykjavik, Iceland from Washington Dulles airport.
DAY 2 – Sunday, Aug. 22 or Aug. 29
After our flight arrives in the morning, we will take a private guided tour of Reykjavik. Highlights include the Presidential residence at Bessastaðir, Harpa concert hall, view over Reykjavík city from Perlan dome, Hallgrímskirkja church, and the old harbour.
DAY 3 – Monday, Aug. 23 or Aug. 30 (B)
Today, we take the popular Golden Circle tour where you will see a geyser shoot a column of water 98 feet into the air every 4-8 minutes. We will also see the majestic and beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. And we will visit Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of two tectonic plates that separate North America from Europe.
Golden Circle video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wXZMTk-6G4
Gullfoss waterfall - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gullfoss
Geysir - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geysir
Thingvellir - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Eingvellir
DAY 4 – Tuesday, Aug. 24 or Aug. 31(B)
We travel to the stunning southern coast of Iceland where we will see the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Consider walking behind it. We also stop at the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall with its impressive 196 foot drop. We also see the black sand beaches. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach are breathtaking and will surely be memorable highlights of the entire tour.
Diamond Beach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT11kbPWNzc&t=44s
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zE1xg3Dwc
Jökulsárlón - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6kuls%C3%A1rl%C3%B3n
DAY 5 – Wednesday, Aug. 25 or Sept. 1 (B)
The striking landscapes on the Snaefellsnes peninsula await us. A volcano, seals, sea birds, and stunning natural beauty are yours to behold.
DAY 6 – Thursday, Aug. 26 or Sept. 2 (B, D)
You are on your own to explore Reykjavik and the surrounding areas. We will eat dinner as a group.
DAY 7 – Friday, Aug. 27 or Sept. 3 (B)
We fly home after a fun week in Iceland!
We will be in Iceland at the start of the Northern Lights season. Decisions to see the lights are made the day of a tour. I will be monitoring this when we are there and, if we go, we will possibly not be a private group.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements continue to change. Please use the following sites to keep up to date. I will continue to monitor and communicate with you. Testing costs are not covered in the tour. They are approximately $65 per person.
The tour costs $3,000 (per person) for a double occupancy room; single occupancy adds $450
Please make your check payable to International Tour Company and put 2021 Iceland Tour in the memo line.
Mail your check to:
International Tour Company
P.O. Box 23
Cloverdale, VA 24077-0023
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