Think of Iceland and there are several familiar associations: hip Reykjavík, the beautiful therapeutic Blue Lagoon, or perhaps our musical exports Björk or Sigur Rós. But this land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is also an adventure playground. Its breathtaking landscape is an inspiration to artists and photographers. Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape. Iceland's summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. During winter you can marvel at the amazing, undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the aurora in the night sky, and the winters are not as cold as you might imagine. Regardless of when you visit, you can be assured of the warmth of the Icelanders' welcome and their desire to share their culture and make every effort to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. The True North showcases Iceland's most dramatic landscapes and geological wonders. From spectacular thundering waterfalls to boiling mud fields and steaming fissures, it allows for a glimpse into the process of the earth's formation, like no other place in the world. Visitors are drawn to this area for its pristine beauty, exciting geothermal activity, its wealth of bird and sealife watching opportunities, as well as its Viking legacy and contemporary design.
HIGHLIGHTS: The hip, cosmopolitan Reykjavik with designer shopping ● The mineral spas at Fontana at the Blue Lagoon ● Riding Icelandic Viking horses on lava fields ● Watching the geyser erupt ● Visiting Thingvellir National Park ● Seeing Gullfoss and countless other waterfalls cascade down the rocks ● Enjoying Nordic sagas woven into the landscape ● Watching dolphins, reindeers, whales and puffins ● Stunning waterfalls, pseudo craters and volcanoes ● Colorful rock formations and geothermal fields ● The Lake Myvatn area ● Husavik and Whale Watching Safari ● The Nordic ambience of the town of Akureyri ● Dining on Icelandic cuisine
Itinerary specifics subject to change.