Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

 

A Spectacular Escape to the Land of Fire and Ice!

Iceland is an awe-inspiring destination with pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes, and a vibrant culture with deep roots in ancient heritage.  Join Travac this October as we explore all this fabled island nation has to offer, from the contemporary attractions of Reykjavik to the geological wonders that define the country’s landscape.  Our tour will illuminate many of the ancient sagas from the country’s history that make up not only part of the cultural fabric of Iceland, but that of North America as well.

October 13-19, 2022

Please note that Iceland is one of the highest vaccinated countries in the world, with over 90% of their population fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Departure from Ottawa

This evening you will depart Ottawa for your flights to Iceland (via Toronto). Iceland is an incredible island with natural beauty, fabulous local cuisine, and friendly people. Travac includes the basics. There are optional tours so you can do, and pay, as you wish for optional tours such as: Helicopter Tours, Volcano Tours, Trekking on Glaciers, ATV treks, Hikes, Photography Tours, Whale Watching, Caving, Snorkeling, and Horseback riding. It is all here for you to explore!

Day 2

Arrival in Iceland and Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsula 

Upon your arrival in Iceland you be met by our local guide and taken for breakfast. After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula where you will discover several dormant volcanoes and extensive lava fields. You will also visit the Krýsuvík geothermal area and “the bridge between continents”. Later in the day you will check into your hotel in Reykjavik for your stay – Fosshótel Reykjavik.

Fosshotel, Reykjavík

Day 3

City Tour via private motor coach and local guide

Reykjavík is the world’s most northerly capital, and home to 60% of Iceland’s population. Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, and theatres. On our tour we cover all the cities highlights, with a bit of walking in the downtown core. We will see the old town centre, Parliament, the Cathedral, the Harbour, the National Museum, the Pearl and Höfði house (site of the Iceland summit of 1986). We will drive past the city’s salmon river and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings. Our drive continues past Reykjavik’s largest outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city, the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church (whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark). The tour ends at the hotel or the National Museum (your choice). The balance of your day will be at your leisure.

Reykjavík

Day 4

Golden Circle & Fontana Steam Bath 

Today you will enjoy a perfect combination of the hugely popular “Golden Circle Tour” and finish off with a visit to the newly opened Fontana Steam Bath in the quaint little town of Laugarvatn with a local guide. You will also visit the high temperature geyser geothermal area, the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall and the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park. The icing on the cake today is a relaxing visit to Fontana Steam Bath, a natural sauna.

Note: Please bring a swimsuit (towels are provided).

Gullfoss Waterfall

Day 5

Free Day

Today you are completely free to enjoy Reykjavík. It will be your chance to visit some of the museums that make up the fabric of this wonderful city. (B)

Optional tours are also available. ($)

Day 6

Today is another free day. There will also be various optional excursions available to you at an additional cost. (B)

Arial view of Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik

Day 7

Return to Ottawa

This afternoon you will bid a fond farewell to Iceland. You will be making one final stop at the famous Blue Lagoon before heading to the airport for your return flights back to Ottawa (via Toronto). (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

*Please note that a visit to Iceland entails a fair amount of walking to fully enjoy your holiday experience. You should feel comfortable being able to walk for extended periods of time. Many of the avenues and walkways are uneven. Comfortable walking shoes are essential.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

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Hotel Information


Fosshótel Reykjavík

Hotel website


Hotel Rating

Hotel Address
Þórunnartún 1
105 Reykjavík, Iceland

+354 531 9000



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