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General Conditions

 

ICELAND WINTER BREAK - 2005 / 2006

7 days / 6 nights, Reykjavik – Žingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Great Geysir -

Žórsmörk Valley - Hveragerši - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik

Departures: Daily, Oct 01 2005 - Apr 23, 2006

Are you looking for an adventure? Do you want to meet the local people? This Iceland adventure tour takes you to the highlights of south Iceland. We offer this relaxing tour as an easy going alternative for those who want to enjoy, relax and see the best of Iceland while staying at one hotel in the city center of Reykjavik. Yet you have ample time to explore all the highlights of the city as well as the countryside of the southern part of Iceland. Enjoy a snow mobile excursion, visit the famous Golden Circle. A partly escorted tour with accommodation in Reykjavik and visits to the Blue Lagoon, Žingvellir National Park with Geysir and Gulfoss Waterfall and the picturesque Žórsmörk Valley nestled between two glaciers.

 


Day 1 DEPARTURE USA
Evening departure from JFK / BOS / BWI or MSP on Icelandair. Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight bound for Iceland and the Keflavik Airport.

Day 2 ARRIVAL KEFLAVIK - REYKJAVIK
Morning arrival at the Keflavķk Airport. Transfer transfer by Flybus to the newly renovated, elegant Nordica Hotel, Iceland's largest spa hotel, ideally located in the city center. This 4 star deluxe hotel has become one of the coolest and trendiest places to stay in Reykjavik. The Nordica Spa is the ultimate escape to nurture and sooth the mind, body and soul. Check-in and rest of day at leisure to explore some of the sights in Reykjavik. Overnight at the  Nordica Hotel****, Iceland's largest Spa hotel.

 


Day 3 REYKJAVIK (B)
Today enjoy your Reykjavik City sightseeing tour, a great introduction to the capital of Iceland, its past and present. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a session at the fitness center, staffed by helpful trainers who can set up a special workout program. Or choose from a wide range of body and facial treatments, massages and aromatherapy. There are two Jacuzzis and one hot tub, two steam baths with different aromatic oils as well as a special relaxation room. Nordica Spa Reykjavik is the ultimate escape to nurture and soothe the mind, body and soul. Overnight at the elegant Nordica Hotel.

Day 4 GOLDEN CIRCLE - GULLFOSS - ŽINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK - REYKJAVIK (B)
In the morning please be at the Eden greenhouse centre at 09:30- 09:45, from where the Golden Circle tour will start around 10:00. The first stop is at Keriš, an extinct volcanic crater, and continue to Skįlholt, the site of an ancient bishopric. Visit Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe. Only a few minutes drive from Gullfoss is the famous Great Geysir area, with it's most active geyser Strokkur, spouting up to 30 meters in regular intervals. Lunch-stop at the Geyser area (lunch is not included). Onwards to Žingvellir National Park, a remarkable geological and historic site. Žingvellir is the home of the world's oldest democratic parliament founded in 930. From Žingvellir over Mosfellsheiši plateau to Reykjavķk, were you arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight at the Nordica Hotel in Reykjavik.
 


Day 5 REYKJAVIK - SNOW MOBILE SAFARI (B)
After breakfast we take a short drive to Hellisheidi, the lava area to the south of Mt. Henglafjoll. Enjoy magnificent views of the valley, and out to sea to the Westman Islands. We are equipped with thermal outfits, boots, gloves and a helmet before getting ourselves situated on the snow-mobiles. After a short safety drill, we go snowmobiling into the contrasts of nature at Hellisheidi, deepened by hot springs in the snow. Early afternoon transfer across the Hellisheidi mountain pass back to the capital. Overnight at the Nordica Hotel.

Day 6 REYKJAVIK - BLUE LAGOON (B)
Today our journey is relaxing and soothing! Visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a man-made Oasis in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Enjoy the geothermal wonder of the Blue Lagoon health spa, surrounded by dark lava fields covered with snow. Waterfall, steam bath, sauna, and an area designed for in-water Blue Lagoon spa massage and treatments are among the new additions to the geothermal spa. Stand under the waterfall with Blue Lagoon sea water and enjoy the pulsating water massage. Swimming in the Blue Lagoon is not only enjoyable, but the mineral rich water is also reputed to have healing powers for your skin. Transfer back to the city center of Reykjavķk. Overnight at the Nordica Hotel.

 


Day 7 REYKJAVIK - DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy breakfast buffet at your hotel. Morning at leisure for last minute shopping. Afternoon transfer by Flybus from the hotel to the Keflavik Airport for your return flight on Icelandair. Your Iceland Winter Adventure has come to an end.

 


 

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Departure Dates

Daily, Oct 01, 2005 - Apr 23, 2006

 

Prices in US Dollars

Iceland Winter Break

Per person in double room

 $ 1,450

Single Supplement

 $ 195 

Included

  • Airfare from JFK / BOS / BWI

  • Transfers by Flybus from/to Keflavik Airport

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • Reykjavik City Tour

  • Golden Circle Tour

  • Snow mobile Safari

  • Blue Lagoon

Not Included

  • Airport taxes

  • Optional Excursions

  • $ 25 weekend surcharge may apply for each direction

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Gratuities

  • $ 25 Service fee

  • Add-on from gateways other than above applies

Please note

Minneapolis departures please add $ 70 per person.

We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice should the necessity arise due to road conditions.

 

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

  • Reykjavķk Grand Excursion, 3 hrs

  • Reykjanes with Blue Lagoon Sightseeing, 6 hours, entry to Blue Lagoon

  • Blue Lagoon with transfer to Keflavik Airport

  • Golden Circle Tour, 8 hours

  • Entrance fee to Geysir museum

  • South Shore Adventure, 10 hours, Guided bus tour

  • Adventurous Super Truck tour

List of Hotels

Night 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Nordica Hotel

Reykjavik / Iceland

 

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