Iceland attracts visitors year round not only for its nature and culture, but also for the powerful forces beneath the earth's crust.
Geologically speaking, Iceland is the world’s youngest country and is still growing, as can be seen in various areas of the island. One such area is Þingvellir in Southwest Iceland, where the Eurasian and North American plates are slowly drifting apart, creating a remarkable rift valley.
Icelandic nature is unspoiled, exotic and mystical with its spouting geysers, active volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls, towering mountains, other-worldly lava deserts and sparkling iceberg-filled lagoons. Iceland’s fjords, glaciers and highlands present visitors with some of the most beautiful and enchanting landscapes they will ever see, as well as a feeling of utter tranquility.
Reykjavik, Iceland's friendly capital, offers plentiful cultural and social happenings in addition to an abundance of first-class restaurants, interesting boutiques, museums, art galleries and a legendary nightlife. Most of these attractions are found right in the city center, which is compact and easy to navigate by foot.
Tour highlights and included features
- Airport transfers with purchase of AESU group airfare
- Three nights at superior tourist class hotels or better
- Daily continental breakfast
- Welcome cocktail and orientation with private tour director
- Reykjavik bar crawl
- Guided Old Town Center tour
- Full day ‘Golden Circle Tour’ including
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Geysir & Strokkur hot springs
- Pingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Fish & Chips farewell dinner
- The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
- Private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
- Luggage tag and travel guides
- All service charges and local taxes
- All ground transportation by private motor coach, as per itinerary
- All scheduled sightseeing
Aug. 22 – Aug. 26, 2018 Wait List Only
Oct. 10 – Oct. 14, 2018
Cost $998* (*From price. Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)
Contact Laura DeRose
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2
Aug. 22 Day 1 - FLIGHT TO REYKJAVIK
Embark on your overnight journey to Iceland’s capital city.
Aug. 23 Day 2 - ARRIVE REYKJAVIK
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of the Midnight Sun" and transfer to your hotel. If you are arriving on a group flight, our expedition starts with a short city sightseeing tour of the northernmost capital in the world. Our tour includes the old town center, the Parliament, Cathedral and much more. Afterwards we check into our hotel. This evening, join a welcome orientation and cocktail with your tour director. Afterwards join your group on a tour of Reykjavik's nightlife.
Meals: In-flight, Welcome cocktail
Aug. 24 Day 3 - REYKJAVIK – Golden Circle Tour
The Golden Circle Tour is probably Iceland’s most popular day tour as it includes three of the best known attractions. The golden waterfall Gullfoss, is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. The Geyser area has numerous hot springs and geysers, including the world known Strokkur. Pingvellir is the site of the world’s oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 and the beautiful canyon running through the park is the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. We return to Reykjavik for an evening at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Aug. 25 Day 4 - REYKJAVIK – Optional day tour to the south shore with glacier walk
Optional Activity: South shore excursion and glacier walk.Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Aug. 26 Day 5 - FLIGHT HOME
*Itinerary subject to change due to local conditions.