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    Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls

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    6 Days

    Explore the variety of landscapes throughout Iceland in your own time.

    This 6-night self-drive Iceland vacation is an ideal adventure for people looking to explore while learning about this magical country’s history and culture.

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    Day 1.,Welcome to Iceland!

    Upon arrival in Reykjavik, pick up your rental car and start your Iceland experience! From Keflavik International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area, and because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs, it is often called the flower village. Depending on your arrival time, you may also want to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon, to relax in the geothermal water. Overnight in Hveragerdi.
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    Day 2,Gullfoss - Geysir - the South Coast

    Start your day with a remarkable visit to Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Hot Spring area. Continue to such highlights of the South Coast as the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull Glacier and surrounding area (where the volcanic eruption in 2010 took place) – as well as Dyrholaey*, a rocky headland where thousands of sea birds and puffins nest during the summer. Overnight in Vik.

    *Please note that Dyrholaey is usually closed during nesting season in the spring, from approximately the middle of May until June 23rd.

    Tip For Your Trip: Approximate driving distance: 200 miles
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    Day 3,Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - Vik

    Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell National Park (Europe’s largest national park), which is set between glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before returning to the charming village of Vik in the afternoon. Overnight in Vik.

    A Tip For Your Trip: Approximate driving distance: 240 miles

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    Day 4,Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur

    After breakfast, drive to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Known as the National Park of Geological Wonders, it is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows, on the edge of Iceland's largest lake. Continue to Borgarfjordur fjord and visit the historic site of Reykholt, the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Overnight in Borgarfjordur.

    A Tip For Your Trip: Approximate driving distance: 250 miles

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    Day 5,Snaefellsnes Peninsula

    Today you can explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Visit Arnarstapi sea cliffs with its varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur, before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages. In Stykkisholmur you could join a boat tour in Breidafjordur Bay (approximately 2 hours, at an extra cost) to admire the area’s rich birdlife and sealife. During the boat tour a shellfish plough is lowered into the ocean and a wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life is caught for viewing and tasting: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more.

    A Tip For Your Trip: Approximate driving distance: 200 miles

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    Day 6,Reykjanes Peninsula

    As you head back towards Reykjavik, drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula and visit the moon-like surroundings of Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krysuvik geothermal area with bubbling mud pools. Visit Grindavik fishing village and perhaps the famous Blue Lagoon, for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. Overnight in Reykjavik.

    A Tip For Your Trip: Approximate driving distance: 100 miles

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    Day 7,Depart Iceland

    Your exploration of southern and western Iceland comes to an end today. At the appropriate time, return to Keflavik International Airport to return your rental car*; or, if you’ve already returned your car, return to the airport by shuttle transfer. *Please note that the package price is based on six 24-hour rental days, starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7, an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up, and use a departure shuttle transfer instead.
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    Icelandair Hotel Vik – 3 Star

    Icelandair Hotel Vik features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The property offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.
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    Hotel Ork Hveragerdi – 3 Star

    Hotel Örk offers friendly accommodation and well-equipped facilities in beautiful surroundings. We have 76 spacious and well-furnished twin rooms and 9 superior rooms that offer even more luxury. Each room has a private bathroom and is fitted with a refrigerator, coffee and tea pot, telephone, free WiFi and television. The bathrooms are equipped with both a shower and a bathtub. We have an outdoor swimming pool that features a water slide, hot tubs and geothermal sauna. Let our attentive staff pamper you with the best of Iceland’s healthy and wholesome food, some of which is grown right next-door in geothermally heated greenhouses.

    Price shown are estimated prices from JFK, prices will vary depending on season and & departure city. Prices are per person. If traveler is under 13 please call in reservation. Subject to availability

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