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Iceland: Geysers and Glaciers 1 - Overview
DATES & COST 

July 10 - 18, 2019
9 Days / 8 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Reykjavik

$4,390 per person / double occupancy
$1,480 optional single supplement
$402 additional night at Reykjavik Hotel Centrum, single or double (includes airport transfer)
Includes all fees and taxes

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Iceland is the land of surreal opposites: raging volcanoes and majestic glaciers, hot springs and icy waterfalls. Much of the country is still taking shape, right before the eyes of visitors, as its raw, dramatic landscapes are born from volcanic eruptions and carved out by glaciers. On the other hand, there are parts of Iceland that have hardly changed since the first Viking settlers saw them more than 1,100 years ago. This breathtakingly beautiful island offers both exhilarating adventures amid the moss-covered lava fields, volcanoes and ice fields and the understated, Scandinavian sophistication of Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital city. Traveling in Iceland, you will experience most dramatic landscapes and geological wonders. From spectacular thundering waterfalls to boiling mud fields and steaming fissures, visiting here allows for a glimpse into the process of the Earth's formation, like no other place in the world. You'll love Iceland's pristine beauty, exciting geothermal activity, its wealth of bird and sealife watching opportunities, as well as its Viking legacy and contemporary urban design.

With the Geysers and Glaciers Icelandic adventure, we'll embark on the voyage of adventure and discovery. We'll experience the astonishing beauty and geological marvels of this surreal countryside which arouses both reverence and awe. We'll be rewarded with an unforgettable journey into the land of the midnight sun and bright nights of song and dance in the crisp polar air. We'll explore this fascinating country with experienced local guides, who will help us appreciate the endless variations of the Icelandic culture, scenery, geology, history and adventures. At the day's end, we will enjoy the hip and funky cities of Reykjavik and Akureyri, as well as the delicious Nordic cuisine prepared with the freshest possible naturally grown ingredients and the cutting-edge, designer shopping.

  • We'll spend 5 nights at a modern Scandinavian design hotel in the center of Reykjavik, followed by 3 nights in Akureyri' contemporary boutique Kea Hotel.
     
  • We'll enjoy daily excursions visiting the classic Icelandic sights: glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs, thermal pools, black sand beaches and beautiful, surreal landscapes;
     
  • We'll ride the Icelandic Viking horses and experience the Golden Circle, as we discover Iceland's most spectacular natural wonders;
     
  • We'll indulge in a mineral spa experience at two very different spas: the Fontana Spa and the Blue Lagoon;
     
  • We'll explore the stunning waterfalls, volcanoes, pseudo craters, colorful rock formations and the geothermal fields in the Lake Myvatn area;
     
  • We'll visit the northern town of Husavik and enjoy the Whale Watching Safari;
     
  • We'll dine in fine restaurants on classic Nordic and contemporary Scandinavian cuisine based on the freshest, naturally grown ingredients;
     
  • We'll enjoy upscale shopping for designer fashion and housewares in both Reykjavik and Akureyri.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 
  • 6 days / 5 nights at the modern, Scandinavian design hotel in the center of Reykjavik, followed by 3 days / 3 nights at a contemporary boutique hotel in downtown Akureyri;
     
  • Private airport transfer on arrival and a group transfer on departure;
     
  • Delicious a la carte meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, including drinks;
     
  • Touring geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches and basalt rock formations, high bird cliffs, coastal fishing villages, thermal pools and ice fields;
     
  • Half day Icelandic Viking horse riding on lava fields;
     
  • Private Golden Circle Tour, including geyser thermal fields and Thingvellir National Park with the continental rift;
     
  • Private, guided tours of Reykjavik and Akureyri;
     
  • Private South Coast Adventure Tour;
     
  • Private tour of the Lake Myvatn geothermal areas;
     
  • Visits to Fontana Spa to the Blue Lagoon;
     
  • All admissions and fees for attractions mentioned in the itinerary;
     
  • Private guides and drivers throughout the trip;
     
  • All restaurants', guides' and drivers' gratuities;
     
  • Roundtrip airfare from Reykjavik to Akureyri and all airline fees and taxes;
     
  • Private group airport transfers on arrival and departure in Akureyri;
     
  • All sightseeing fees and admissions;
     
  • All transportation during the tour (including comfortable, air-conditioned buses);
     
  • Experienced tour director throughout the tour.
NOT INCLUDED  

Additional/optional costs may include: optional travel insurance, optional single supplement, early hotel check-in, optional additional nights at Hotel Centrum Reykjavik, optional tour director gratuities, personal expenses.

The cost does not include airfare.

HIGHLIGHTS  
  • The hip, cosmopolitan Reykjavik with designer shopping
  • The mineral geothermal spas at Fontana Spa at the Blue Lagoon
  • Riding Icelandic Viking horses on lava fields
  • Watching the geysers erupt
  • Visiting Thingvellir National Park
  • Seeing Gullfoss and countless other waterfalls cascade down the rocks
  • Enjoying Nordic sagas woven into the landscape
  • Spotting dolphins, reindeers, whales and puffins
  • Stunning waterfalls, pseudo craters and volcanoes
  • Colorful rock formations and geothermal fields
  • Volcanically active Lake Myvatn area
  • Husavik and the Whale Watching Safari
  • The Nordic ambience of the town of& Akureyri
  • 18 hours of sunlight daily
  • Dining on Icelandic cuisine
What Makes This Trip Special  
  • Accommodations in upscale, perfectly located hotels
  • Only two hotels throughout the tour
  • Gourmet dining in Reykjavik and Akureyri, including drinks
  • Small group of the maximum of 16 women
  • Experienced, professional tour director
  • Carefully designed itinerary, including signature Icelandic experiences
  • Additional exclusive experiences, not available to other groups
  • Knowledgeable and passionate private guides
  • Inclusion of the domestic airfare with all fees and taxes
  • Private, our group only, tours
  • No forced shopping
Testimonials 

The tour was great overall, just what I have come to expect of Sights & Soul. – Marilyn from Rhode Island

The Blue Lagoon was very relaxing! Great trip! Great bunch of ladies! Wonderful tour of Iceland. Wonderful experience. – Marie from Pennsylvania

This is my first trip outside the country since my husband died. I couldn’t have picked a better tour group to go on my first solo trip with! – Della from Texas

I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who would like a slightly different experience, one in which you see a whole different world in comfort. – Mary Ellen from Delaware

Sights and Soul Travels is really the only company to use to experience the best of any destination. And you’ll make 16 new best friends! - Julia from New Mexico

A wonderful tour with a variety of experiences! – Margaret from California

Loved Reykjavik… Loved not moving hotels but once… loved the Fridheimar greenhouse… Glad we flew to Akureyri rather than drive… Horses were great also! Iceland is a unique destination and Sights and Soul did an excellent job of providing a complete and varied experience of the country. – Delora from North Carolina

I enjoyed everything about the Iceland tour. The scenery was gorgeous, the planned activities were fun & interesting, the local guide was extremely informative & professional, Renata was helpful, the women were friendly and fun, there was enough free time for individual interests, and the hotel had a convenient location with a very efficient staff. Thank you for the wonderful vacation! - Susan from Nebraska

Very well planned, smoothly executed trip, and a lot of fun: I have to say I haven’t laughed for a whole week in a long time. - Joyce from California

Everything was so well organized and easy. The tour leader was low keyed, efficient and friendly, and the guide was fantastic: personable, knowledgeable and fun! Iceland is a wonderful country, it’s so peaceful, clean and welcoming, and the landscape is absolutely stunning. You didn’t have to think about anything, just enjoy. - Sydney from Alabama

I wanted to thank you and Sights and Soul for providing a beautiful, active trip to Iceland. It was effortless on my part, well planned with wonderful activities and sights. - Carolyn from Idaho

This was absolutely the trip of a lifetime, and I want to thank everyone involved for making my first trip abroad so great. Knowing that everything was so well coordinated made it possible for me to truly enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. - Heather from Maryland

I totally enjoyed Iceland and would do it again in a heartbeat! - Karin from North Carolina

One of the best experiences of my life. A diverse and wonderful group of women made it extra special, and Renata was fantastic. Her love of travel and enthusiasm are contagious. - Deborah from British Columbia

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Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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