Stir the imagination for Viking sea voyages and fun aspects of geology during a family vacation to popular Iceland.

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 Ice cave in Iceland  The colorful capital of Reykjavik, Iceland  The Statue of Leif Eiriksson and Hallgrímskirkja Church   Iceland's Blue Lagoon  Iceland's Gullfoss Waterfall  Thingvellir National Park  Strokkur Geysir  Puffins along the cliffs of Iceland  Black sand beach and basalt columns at Reynisdrangar, near Vik

Iceland Explorer: A Family Journey

7 days from $4,195

Stir the imagination for Viking sea voyages and fun aspects of geology during a family vacation to popular Iceland.

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

Stir the imagination for Viking sea voyages and fun aspects of geology during a family vacation to popular Iceland.

  • History and Culture: Hear stories about Icelandic history as you see an exact replica of a Viking ship and visit Thingvellir Park (home to the first Parliament) and a folk museum.
  • Wildlife: Look for whales and other marine life, plus colonies of puffins, during a morning cruise.
  • Geology: Learn about geothermal energy at greenhouses and a power plant, and actively experience raw geology as you stand in awe at powerful waterfalls, go inside a glacier cave, and soak in thermal hot springs—a delight for all ages!

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Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 — Depart the U.S., Arrive Reykjavik

After arrival at Keflavik International Airport, relax during a hearty breakfast. Then begin your journey to Iceland by learning about the earliest settlers of this dramatic island. Enjoy a morning tour of Viking World where you'll learn the story of the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian as part of the millenial celebration of Leifur Eriksson's journey to the New World. See an exact replica of an old Viking ship, called the Gokstad, which dated to A.D. 870. 

Continue to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the pools or watch the kids from the terrace, with lunch on your own. In the afternoon, continue exploring the Reykjanes Peninsula during a coach tour during your drive to Reykjavik. (B,D)

Day 3 — Reykjavik, Whale Watching Tour

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, experience the world of whales and seabirds in their natural habitat during a whale watching cruise near Reykjavik. Commonly sighted are white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, minke whales, and humpback whales. In the afternoon, enjoy a group lunch, then start learning about the island's geology as you take a walk in the beautiful lava fields near Iceland’s capital city. (B,L) 

Day 4 — Golden Circle

Today depart Reykjavik for points south. En route, visit three of Iceland's best-known attractions, known collectively as The Golden Circle. First, stop at Gulfoss (The Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. At the Geysir Area, observe many of the hot springs, fumaroles, and geysers, including Strokkur, which can reach a height of 100 feet. Finally, arrive at Thingvellir, a remarkable geological site where two major geologic plates collide, which is also the historic site of the first Parliament. Arrive at your lodgings in Hella and enjoy a relaxing dinner near the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5 — South Shore

Visit the popular South Shore area, which features amazing sites of natural history, including two dramatic waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, which tumble over high rock escarpments. See the stone arch Dyrhólaey with its sheer cliffs, a row of glaciers towering over the scenery, and the Reynisdrangar rock pillars decorating the black-sand beach of Reynihverfi. You'll also stop at the picturesque village of Vik. From the Thorvaldseyri Visitor Center, walk through the dramatic glacier valley and explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes, and jagged ridges. (B,L)

Day 6 — Journey Into the Glacier

This morning, set out on a journey into a glacier! On the drive to the Langjökull Ice Cave, which is located high on Europe’s second largest glacier, you‘ll explore the magical landscape, including Deildartunguhver, Europe‘s most powerful hot spring. Enjoy an excursion into the glacier itself where you'll see colors of blue you never knew existed and learn how glaciers hide the secrets of history. Tonight, share your stories from the day during another hearty dinner near the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 — Depart for the U.S.

Enjoy the morning at leisure, then transfer from your hotel directly to the airport for your afternoon flight.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)