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ICELAND - VIKING CHALLENGE SOUTH 2006

6 days / 5 nights, Reykjavik – Gullfoss - Ţingvellir National Park -

Stokkseyri - Blue Lagoon - Heiđmörk - Reykjavik

Departures Sundays: June 04*, 18 / July 02, 16, 30 / Aug 13, 27* 

 

* departures only for 9 day tour ( Viking Challenge South & North ) 

Multi Activity Adventure, Grade 1

Are you looking for an adventure? Based in the southern town of Selfoss and the capital Reykjavik, this activity holiday takes you right into Iceland's nature, with challenging adventures. Enjoy the Great Geyser Hot spring area, Thingvellir National Park and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Walk close to glaciers and hot springs, river raft on the magnificent Hvítá river (White River), horse back ride through lava fields, mountain bike in the unspoiled nature of Heiđmörk. Our accommodation in Selfoss is in comfortable wooden chalets with private facilities. Enjoy a dip in one of the hot pools nearby to relax in after a days activity. In Reykjavík you stay in the newly furnished rooms at our Guest House close   to the swimming pool and sporting complex. Relax with an invigorating swim in the geothermal, healing waters of the Blue Lagoon; the soothing, mineral-rich water is rumored to have curative powers. Spend the last night in Reykjavik  with plenty of time to explore and shop!
 

 

DAY 1 WALKING THROUGH HISTORY
We start our walk through history by visiting one of the central historical places of the country, the old parliament site at Ţingvellir. After our walk through the historical sites we head to the other side of Iceland’s largest lake, Ţingvallavatn to Nesjavellir geothermal area. This afternoon we will have the choice of a kayak or snorkeling adventure before we continue to Selfoss for dinner. Accommodation for the next three nights is at Selfoss. 

DAY 2 RAFTING THE WHITE RIVER
After visiting the hot springs of Geysir we get our first view of the Hvítá river as it thunders over Gullfoss waterfall. The rafting starts below the waterfall close to the canyon of Pjaxi and takes around 2 hours through some exciting rapids and deep gorges. Tonight we enjoy an Icelandic BBQ!



DAY 3 NATURE AND BIRD LIFE
Traveling along the south shore we visit waterfalls, glaciers, the black sandy beach and one of Scandinavia’s finest folk museums at Skógar. We continue to the small village of Vik for lunch. Our afternoon is spent viewing some fantastic birdlife en-route to the fishing village of Stokkseyri where we enjoy a Lobster feast, by the ocean shore! After dinner we return to the hotel and spend our last night in Selfoss.



DAY 4 VIKING HORSES AND THE BLUE LAGOON
We start the day heading to Reykjavík where we meet our Icelandic horses for the next part of our adventure. The horses are trained both for beginners and experienced riders, and we enjoy a  hour riding tour through lava fields. After a light lunch we visit the Blue Lagoon, one of the worlds most exciting hot springs. The next two nights are spent in Reykjavík. While here, only breakfast is included so as to give you the opportunity to visit some of the capital’s many and varied restaurants.



DAY 5 WHALE WATCHING - MOUNTAIN BIKES - HIKES
The day begins with a 3 hours cruise that takes you in search of the whales and dolphins of Iceland. Following the cruise, mountain bikes are provided for a journey into Heiđmörk, a beautiful wooded area not far from the capital.

DAY 6 DEPARTURE
Your tour ends after breakfast, except if joining the Viking Challenge North! .


 

 

 

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Departure Dates

Sundays, June 04*, 18 / July 02, 16, 30 

Aug 13, 27*

 

Prices in US Dollars

Prices for 5-day program

Per person in double room

1,995

Single Supplement

225

Included

  • 5 nights Guesthouse & Chalet, based on double room

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x light lunch

  • 3 x Dinners, from day 1

  • Variety of sports and activities

  • Skogar Folk Musuem

  • Kayak & River rafting tour

  • 1˝ hour Horseback Riding tour

  • 3-hour Whale watching cruise

  • All specialist equipment for horse riding, mountain biking, river rafting and kayaking will be supplied

Not Included

  • Airfare 

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Fitness Requirements

This is a multi-activity tour, grade 1, suitable for anyone in good health. Tour includes walking,  horse riding, mountain biking, river rafting and kayaking.  There are few proper hiking paths, and you will be walking over moraine, lava and snow. Good walking shoes are recommended. Age groups range from 8 to over 80.

 

Please note

The 6-day Viking Challenge South can be combined with the 5-day Viking Challenge North to make an exciting 9 days tour.

Both tours can be taken separately except June 4 and Aug 27th.

Group size: from 8 - 22 passengers

 

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

  • Blue Lagoon with transfer to Keflavik Airport

  • Greenland Excursion

List of Hotels

Night 1, 2, & 3

Selfoss / Iceland

Night 4 & 5

Guest House Borgartún

Reykjavik / Iceland

 

 

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