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Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this escorted tour of Iceland start and end in Reykjavik and witness these natural wonders while enjoying fun and unique experiences. Globus has included some spectacular experiences to make your Iceland vacation special. In Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between two of the world’s major tectonic plates. In Geysir, experience the geothermal areas and taste freshly baked bread, cooked using the heat from the hot springs. Pair it with a glass of Geysir schnapps. Another unique and unforgettable experience Globus offers is a boat cruise to see whales in their natural habitat. Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall; drive through the national park at Skaftafell; stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Join us to experience the exquisite natural beauty that will stay with you for years to come—a guided vacation in Iceland you’ll treasure forever.

Highlights of Gems of Iceland with Whale Watching

Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

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Iceland Adventure

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND Welcome to Reykjavik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR Incredible Iceland REYKJAVIK Take an orientation drive
THINGVELLIR [LF] Walk through the rift valley.
GEYSIR Stop at the hot springs and [LF] taste local specialties with a glass of Geysir Schnapps.
GULLFOSS Take pictures at the Gullfoss waterfalls en route to Kirkjubaerklaustur. (B,D)
221mi/356 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
NATURAL WONDERS Iceland is the only place in the world where separation between the North American and European geological rift (tectonic plates) are above sea level, and nowhere in the world are the edges of both plates as clearly visible than the rift valley in Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can stand on two continents at the same time!

Day 3

KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Icy Beauty Scenic drive through Skaftafell national park.
LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN Take pictures of glacier Vatnajökull the largest in Europe. (B,D)
155mi/250km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón. Snap photos to capture the astonishingly beautiful glacier Vatnajökull (the Water Glacier), Iceland's largest ice cap flow into the lake forming icebergs.

Day 4

KIRKUBAERKLAUSTUR–REYNISFJARA- SKOGAFOSS-SELJALANDSFOSS– HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK Rainbows & Waterfalls REYNISFJARA Take pictures of the black beach. Scenic
drive along Skogafoss and Seljandsfoss waterfalls.
HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN Visit the geothermal heat and electric power station. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS A scenic drive in the south country of Iceland delivers magnificent views of two of its most gorgeous waterfalls - Skogafoss and Seljandsfoss. See the incredible 120-foot cascades in Iceland’s exquisite landscapes, where rainbows paint the air in the mist of these giant cataracts.

Day 5

REYKJAVIK Giant Love REYKJAVIK Embark on a morning boat excursion to watch whales in their natural habitat. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
WILD & WONDERFUL Take a whale-watching excursion on the waters near Reykjavik for the chance to spot humpback and minke whales, porpoises, and dolphins surfacing on the glassy waters.

Day 6

REYKJAVIK Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-04-01 2023-04-02 2023-04-07 $3079 $0 $3079 ZRS30402 Available
2 2023-04-15 2023-04-16 2023-04-21 $3079 $0 $3079 ZRS30416 Available
3 2023-04-29 2023-04-30 2023-05-05 $3149 $0 $3149 ZRS30430 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Contemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall. Reykjavik Sudurlandsbraut 2 First-Class
2 Klaustur This 57-room hotel offers modern Scandinavian comfort in close proximity to the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier and spectacular Sidufjoll mountains. Locally sourced ingredients are highlighted in the restaurant's dishes, and the cozy bar with outdoor terrace offers the perfect place to enjoy drinks and snacks. Kirkjubaejarklaustur Klausturvegur 6 First-Class
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