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Iceland Express - (4N/5D)

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Description

Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this 5-day Icelandic adventure. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe's biggest glacier and scale giant waterfalls. Travel through Iceland's desolate lands, so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets and musicians for centuries. The ancient, untamed beauty of Iceland will stay with you forever.

Itineary

Day 1 
Reykjavik

Hallo! Welcome to Iceland. The world's northernmost capital of Reykjavik lies just below the Arctic Circle. The city sees around four hours of sunlight a day in winter and 22 hours or more in summer. Surrounded by volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean, and boasting a vibrant arts and nightlife scene, Reykjavik's contrasts are utterly beguiling. Why not arrive early and head to the National Museum, which depicts the history of Iceland from the 9th century (when the first Vikings from mainland Scandinavia arrived and settled) to the present day, or join locals who gossip and chatter in the Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool

 

Day 2 
Reykjavik / Golden Circle / Hvolsvöllur Area

This morning take a short guided walk of Reykjavik, and visit the old harbour, the city center, the famous Hallgrimskirkja church and the Pearl monument. Following the route of the 'Golden Circle' head out to Þingvellir National Park, home to the Parliament Plains. Þingvellir was the location of Iceland's first parliament, founded in 930 and ostensibly the world’s oldest, and is the location of the Silfra fissure, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates slowly pull apart. The resulting gap is partly filled with fresh water and is clearly visible. From here head to the Geysir geothermal area, checking out the Strokkur Geyser – get a thrill as the geyser swells with blue water before erupting and shooting a cloud of water some 20-30 metres in the air. Finally, be spellbound by the immense beauty and sheer power of the Gullfoss (Golden) double waterfall on the Hvita River, before proceeding to your guesthouse in the Hvolsvöllur region. The guesthouse is the leader in responsible tourism and sustainability in Iceland. Since the arrival of the first settlers to Iceland, deforestation has taken place in order to make space for pastures. Overgrazing has then led to soil erosion. With this in mind, the owners had the idea to start a tree planting project on their land to contribute to lowering CO2 and counteract soil erosion. You will have the option to join the effort and head out into the hills surrounding the property to plant trees yourself.

 

Day 3 
South Coast / Jokulsarlon Lagoon

Begin the day with a visit to a breathtaking waterfalls, Skógafoss. Skógafoss is a giant of a waterfall, 25 metres wide and also dropping down 60 metres. You can get up close and feel its power, and also climb a (long) windy set of stairs up to a stunning viewpoint. From here, continue along Iceland's beautiful South Shore to take in more of the country’s renowned natural wonders, spotting bird colonies on the promontory of Dyrhólaey, which is rich in birdlife and Iceland's southernmost point. You’ll also see the amazing stepping-stone rock formations of Reynisdrangar and its night black sand beach Reynisfjara. Continue to the one of Iceland's undisputed highlights, the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón

 

Day 4 
Skaftafell National Park / Vik / Reykjavik

Today drive to Skaftafell National Park, where you'll have the option to take a walk on Europe's biggest ice cap – Vatnajokull – which has around 30 glaciers flowing out from it. No experience is necessary to partake in the hike. Alternatively just embark on a hike to the glacier tongue. It’s sobering to think that the glacier is retreating due to rising world temperatures, and in some years the glacier may be gone. Later on today, journey on to the black sand seaside town of Vik for some free time to explore. With the sea on one side and high cliffs on the other, this dramatically positioned quaint little village is Iceland's most southerly mainland settlement. In the afternoon it is time to head back to Reykjavik to enjoy all the capital has to offer.

 

Day 5 
Reykjavik

Today is departure day and time to say 'sjaumst'. As there are no activities planned, you are able to depart the hotel at any time. If you wish to stay on in Reykjavik we are happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking. Iceland's capital has an eclectic arts and music scene, an abundance of quirky cafes and a laid-back vibe. Perhaps browse some of the city's great art galleries. If you feel like something more active, you can take a ride on an Icelandic horse, see killer whales just off-shore on a whale watching expedition, or pull on a dry suit to snorkel between two tectonic plates in the Silfra Fissure, a unique experience that you can't find anywhere else in the world. Alternatively, while away the hours with a soak in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.

 

Package Includes

Inclusions

  • Breakfasts Included : 2
  • Accommodation on twin share basis for number of nights in the itinerary.
  • Transport as mentioned on the itinerary (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)
  • Sightseeing and meals as in the itinerary (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)

Services of a group leader as described in the Trip Notes.

Package Excludes

  • Exclusions

    • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
    • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
    • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
    • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
    • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
    • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
    • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
    • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Information

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Price
24th MAY, 2018 28th MAY, 2018 US$ 1195
31st MAY, 2018 04th JUN, 2018 US$ 1195
07th JUN, 2018 11th JUN, 2018 US$ 1240
14th JUN, 2018 18th JUN, 2018 US$ 1240
21st JUN, 2018 25th JUN, 2018 US$ 1290
28th JUN, 2018 02nd JUL, 2018 US$ 1290
05th JUL, 2018 09th JUL, 2018 US$ 1290
12th JUL, 2018 16th JUL, 2018 US$ 1300
19th JUL, 2018 23rd JUL, 2018 US$ 1290
26th JUL, 2018 30th JUL, 2018 US$ 1240
09th AUG, 2018 13th AUG, 2018 US$ 1240
16th AUG, 2018 20th AUG, 2018 US$ 1240
23rd AUG, 2018 27th AUG, 2018 US$ 1195
06th SEP, 2018 10th SEP, 2018 US$ 1195
13th SEP, 2018 17th SEP, 2018 US$ 1195
23rd MAY, 2019 27th MAY, 2019 US$ 1195
30th MAY, 2019 03rd JUN, 2019 US$ 1195
06th JUN, 2019 10th JUN, 2019 US$ 1195
13th JUN, 2019 17th JUN, 2019 US$ 1195
20th JUN, 2019 24th JUN, 2019 US$ 1195
27th JUN, 2019 01st JUL, 2019 US$ 1195
04th JUL, 2019 08th JUL, 2019 US$ 1195
11th JUL, 2019 15th JUL, 2019 US$ 1195
18th JUL, 2019 22nd JUL, 2019 US$ 1195
25th JUL, 2019 29th JUL, 2019 US$ 1195
08th AUG, 2019 12th AUG, 2019 US$ 1195
15th AUG, 2019 19th AUG, 2019 US$ 1195
22nd AUG, 2019 26th AUG, 2019 US$ 1195
05th SEP, 2019 09th SEP, 2019 US$ 1195
12th SEP, 2019 16th SEP, 2019 US$ 1195
 
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  • * For Single Supplement cost, please contact us at contact@maroonmigrates.com
  • * Prices are subject to change on account of currency fluctuation and they are not secure unless your deposit has been paid.

 

Terms & Conditions

This trip is operated by us and our Terms & Conditions apply. To know the detailed terms and conditions please contact us on contact@maroonmigrates.com. For registration a non-refundable deposit of US$250 per person (and more in some cases including Polar vacations) is required to book the trip. Full payment for this trip must be made 56 days before departure. For receiving your travel documents full payment must be made as per the deadlines stated.

Cancellation and amendment fees apply as follows-

  • 56 days or more prior to departure - the Booking Deposit
  • Between 30 and 55 days prior to departure - Booking Deposit or 50% of the total booking cost; whichever is greater
  • Less than 30 days prior to departure - 100% of the tour price

Group travel is subject to minimum participants. Trip may cancel up to 30 days or more before date of trip with liability limited only up to the cost of the trip. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Maroon Migrates and supplier terms and conditions apply

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