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Natural Wonders of Iceland

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Departing: April - September 2017
* Price shown: 03 April 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - WQS
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Enter a world of snow-clad volcanoes, thermal springs, plunging waterfalls and ice-blue lagoons as we visit Reykjavik and South Iceland. Cross the waters off the Icelandic coast to spend a night amid the rugged beauty of the Vestmann Isles, and visit Eyjafjallajokull - source of 2010's infamous Icelandic ash-cloud.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A Golden Circle Tour of Iceland's key sights
  • Spend a night on Heimaey, in the Vestmann Isles
  • The 'Icelandic Pompeii' and the fascinating Eldheimar Museum
  • A boat cruise across the glacier-fed waters of Jokulsarlon
  • Beautiful Skaftafell National Park
  • See the basalt column 'floor' at Kirkjugolf
  • Reynisfjara's black lava sand beach
  • The famously unpronounceable Eyjafjallajokull volcano
  • The Skogar museum, close to the dramatic Skogafoss waterfall
  • Walking behind the roaring waters of the falls at Seljaland
  • Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Three nights half-board accommodation in Hella (1 night), Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey (1) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (1)
  • Return flights from the UK to Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik
  • A return ferry crossing to the Vestmann Islands
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly into Iceland's Keflavik Airport, where our Tour Manager will meet you and a coach will be waiting to carry you to Reykjavik and your first hotel.

After check-in you'll have the rest of the day free. Relax or explore as you see fit. Reykjavik is a surprising, colourful city where bright buildings and quiet streets conceal a lively, friendly nightlife, excellent restaurants and an ever-growing range of microbreweries.

Day Two

On today's included Golden Circle tour, you'll see Thingvellir - the green expanse where Iceland's ancient parliament (the Althing) used to meet. Stop beside the (near-extinct) original Geysir and time the gap between the eruptions from the nearby, and far more frequent, Strokkur waterspout, before rounding off your day with a visit to the vast cascade of the Gulfoss waterfall.

Day Three

This morning we'll cross from Landeyjahofn to Vestmannaeyjar on Heimaey in the Vestmann Islands. Nestled in the gentle dip between the twin volcanic cones of Eldfell and Helgafell to the east and the rugged west-coast cliffs, Vestmannaeyjar was almost swallowed in the eruptions of 1973 that are now commemorated at the Eldheimar Museum. Soak up the serene beauty of your surroundings as you spend the night here.

Day Four

We'll return to mainland Iceland, today, and spend the day discovering the glacial wonders of Vatnajokull National Park. Take a boat across the waters of Jokulsarlon, see the vast mountains and icy mass of Skaftafellsjokull glacier towering over the Alpine landscape of Skaftafell and step onto the basalt 'church-floor tiles' of Kirkjugolf - actually a series of basalt columns embedded completely in the ground so that only the tops can be seen.

We'll spend the night in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, on the edge of this remarkable region.

Day Five

The black sands, caves and basalt rock formations of Reynisfjara beach are our first stop, today, but the highlight will be the site of Eyjafjallajokull - the volcanic source of 2010's Icelandic ash cloud - and the chance to see footage of the eruption at the volcano's visitor centre.

We'll return to Reykjavik via Skogar Museum, for the chance to learn about everyday life in Iceland through the ages, and the perfect free-falling torrent of the Seljalandsfoss - easily one of the most beautiful sights of the entire tour.

Day Six

Take a dip in the mineral-laden waters of the Blue Lagoon on our final optional excursion. These warm waters have become one of Iceland's most recognizable attractions, but began life as a by-product of the nearby geothermal power plant where superheated water rising from the ground near a lava flow is used to drive turbines that generate electricity for the region, and heat the local water supply.

Day Seven

Transfer back to Keflavik Airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 03 April 2017 £1239.00 NF7WQR13
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 June 2017 £1599.00 NF7WQR13
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 12 June 2017 £1599.00 NF7WQR13
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 04 September 2017 £1489.00 NF7WQR13
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 11 September 2017 £1449.00 NF7WQR13
Glasgow
Glasgow 03 April 2017 £1229.00 NF7WQW13
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 June 2017 £1589.00 NF7WQW13
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 June 2017 £1589.00 NF7WQW13
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 September 2017 £1479.00 NF7WQW13
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 September 2017 £1439.00 NF7WQW13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 April 2017 £1199.00 NF7WQS13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 May 2017 £1319.00 NF7WQS13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 June 2017 £1559.00 NF7WQS13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 June 2017 £1559.00 NF7WQS13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 September 2017 £1449.00 NF7WQS13
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 September 2017 £1409.00 NF7WQS13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 03 April 2017 £1239.00 NF7WQT13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 May 2017 £1389.00 NF7WQT13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 June 2017 £1629.00 NF7WQT13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 June 2017 £1629.00 NF7WQT13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 September 2017 £1519.00 NF7WQT13
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 September 2017 £1479.00 NF7WQT13
London Luton
London Luton 03 April 2017 £1199.00 NF7WQU13
London Luton
London Luton 04 May 2017 £1319.00 NF7WQU13
London Luton
London Luton 05 June 2017 £1559.00 NF7WQU13
London Luton
London Luton 12 June 2017 £1559.00 NF7WQU13
London Luton
London Luton 04 September 2017 £1449.00 NF7WQU13
London Luton
London Luton 11 September 2017 £1409.00 NF7WQU13
Manchester
Manchester 03 April 2017 £1239.00 NF7WQV13
Manchester
Manchester 05 June 2017 £1599.00 NF7WQV13
Manchester
Manchester 12 June 2017 £1599.00 NF7WQV13
Manchester
Manchester 04 September 2017 £1489.00 NF7WQV13
Manchester
Manchester 11 September 2017 £1449.00 NF7WQV13

Natural Wonders of Iceland Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in four well-located hotels, all of which will be of at least European three-star standard.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

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