Iceland - Fire & Ice

 

Iceland - Fire & Ice - 8/4/2019 - 8/12/2019

Countries

  • Iceland

Sunday, August 4 - Depart

  • Depart Minneapolis on scheduled flight to Reykjavik, Iceland

Monday, August 5 - Borgarfjörður area

  • Upon early morning arrival in Iceland, meet coach and tour guide and transfer to city center
  • Breakfast at a local restaurant
  • Short, panoramic tour of Reykjavik
  • Travel to the Borgarfjörður area stopping along the way to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Dinner at hotel in the Borgarfjörður area

Tuesday, August 6 - Siglufjörður area

  • Breakfast at hotel in the Borgarfjörður area
  • Travel east through Viking settlements and the area famous for the tales of the elven beings
  • Visit a turf farm
  • Visit a horse farm to learn about horse breeding and the Icelandic Horse breed with its 5th gait
  • Visit the Herring-Era Maritime Museum, including all 3 buildings and sampling of traditional rye bread, herring and Icelandic schnapps
  • Time at leisure to explore Siglufjörður
  • Dinner at hotel in Siglufjörður

Wednesday, August 7 - Lake Mývatn area

  • Breakfast at hotel in Siglufjörður
  • Travel through the volcanic wonderland of the Lake Mývatn region
  • Stop in Akureyri, the largest city in this region
  • See Goðafoss waterfall
  • Continue on to the to Lake Mývatn stopping to see several points of interest:

-lava formations at Dimmuborgir
-Hverfjall Crater,
-multi-colored solfataras in the Hverarönd geothermal region 
-Krafla volcano

  • Dinner at hotel in Lake Mývatn area

Thursday, August 8 - Egilsstaðir

  • Breakfast at hotel in Lake Mývatn area
  • Morning continue sightseeing in the Lake Mývatn area
  • Visit Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall
  • Drive through the barren highland areas of Möðrusdalsheiði to Egilsstaðir, home to Iceland's largest forest and gateway to the East Fjords
  • Dinner at hotel in Egilsstaðir

Friday, August 9 - Höfn

  • Breakfast at hotel in Egilsstaðir 
  • Travel south through the remote East Fjords
  • Stop in some of the quaint Fjord villages along the way
  • Visit home/museum with Petra's mineral collection
  • Dinner at hotel in Höfn

Saturday, August 10 - Hvolsvöllur area

  • Breakfast at hotel in Höfn
  • Travel to Vatnajökull National Park, home of  Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe
  • Take a short boat tour in a glacial lake, to see icebergs up close
  • Visit the Skaftafell area, a green oasis surrounded by glaciers and volcanos
  • Drive through black plains formed by glacial flooding and volcanic landscape created by the world's single largest lava flow
  • Stop at Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff with bird life 
  • Visit the Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls
  • Dinner at hotel in Hella

Sunday, August 11 - Reykjavik

  • Breakfast at hotel in Hella
  • Travel to the area of Geysir to see the Strokkur geyser
  • Visit Gullfoss  waterfall, the "Golden Waterfall"
  • Enjoy time at relaxing in the Fontan Steam Baths on the edge of the beautiful Lake Laugarvatn
  • Stop at Þingvellir National Park site of Iceland's first parliament and the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet
  • Return to Reykjavik
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Reykjavik

Monday, August 12 - Return Flight

  • Breakfast at hotel in Reykjavik
  • Morning, free time to explore the city of Reykjavik 
  • Transfer to the Reykjavik airport for return flight to the United States
  • Those who would like another spa experience can take an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon and then transfer to the airport

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Includes

  • Round trip, economy air transportation from Minneapolis,  including current departure & security taxes
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach
  • Double accommodations in three and four-star hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Fully-escorted from Minneapolis by Kristen Billingsley
  • Services of a full-time, bilingual tour leader
  • End-of-tour tips to bus driver 
  • End-of-tour tips to tour leader

We are unable to accept on-line payments. Please print the application and mail it with your deposit check directly to

  •  CETA Tours
  • 3120 Schneider AVE SE; Suite 1B
  • Menomonie, WI 54751

The application deadline is March 1, 2019

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Single room supplement of $800, subject to availability
  • Optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance