Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Join Travac as we discover all this fabled island nation has to offer.
Icelandic culture is deeply rooted in ancient heritage. Our tour will help you understand many of the ancient sagas that are not only part of the fabric of Iceland but that of North America as well.
Affordably priced at only $3184 per person including all taxes based on double occupancy ($2699 per person + taxes of $485), Travac’s Iceland includes round trip flights from Ottawa to Iceland, accommodation in a comfortable four star hotel, breakfast daily, a complete sightseeing itinerary and the services of a Travac Tours director.
Please note this is a small group tour and only 24 spaces are available. Early booking is essential if you wish to take part in this exceptional journey.
Day 1: Departure from Ottawa
This evening you will depart Ottawa for your flights to Iceland.
Day 2: Arrival in Iceland
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 – Fosshotel Reykjavik. (B)
Day 3: City Tour
Reykjavík is the world’s most northerly capital, and home to one third of Iceland’s population. Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and theatres. On our tour we cover the city from one end to the other. We will see the old town centre, Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the National Museum, and 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 in the city centre. The balance of your day will be at your leisure. (B)
Day 4: Golden Circle & Fontana Steam Bath
Today you will enjoy a perfect combination of the hugely popular “Golden Circle” tour and a visit to the newly opened Fontana Steam Bath in the quaint little town of Laugarvatn. 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, built above a real live hot spring. (B)
Note: Please bring a swimsuit (can also be rented on site).
Day 5: Free Day (B)
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.
Day 6: Free Day (B)
Today is another free day. There will be various different excursions available to you (additional cost).
Day 7: Blue Lagoon and Departure to Ottawa
Sadly 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.
Hotel Address1 105, Þórunnartún
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