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An Icelandic Wilderness Adventure
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An Icelandic Wilderness Adventure

7 days & 6 nights, Private Journey

Reykjavik & South Iceland

Begin your journey in Reykjavik with an insider's visit of the history and culture of the Icelandic capital. Embark on a whale-watching expedition, and into the countryside to see waterfalls, geysers and the world's oldest parliament. Then, head to the south shore of the country to visit an Icelandic horse farm, embark on a 4x4 adventure into the wilds, and walk upon a glacier. End your journey in the healing waters of the famed Blue Lagoon.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland

    Upon arrival, meet your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your centrally located hotel.

    Hotel Borg - 2 Nights
  • Day 2
    Reykjavik

    Join your local guide for an in-depth exploration of Reykjavik. See the old town center, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, Hofdi House, the summit site of 1986 and the Harpa Concert Hall. Visit to Hallgrimskirkja Church whose tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Later, spend some time delving into the history of Iceland at the National Museum's permanent exhibition, "Making of a Nation: Heritage and History in Iceland." This afternoon, embark on a search for some of the 20 species of whale that feed in the ocean around Iceland during a thrilling, whale-watching tour.

    Hotel Borg (B)
  • Day 3
    To South Iceland

    After breakfast, depart the city for Thingvellir, where the Vikings established the oldest parliament in the world. Then, visit the greenhouse farms at Fridheimar, which grow an incredible variety of vegetables using organic methods. Enjoy lunch from some of the fresh produce before continuing on to explore the geothermal pools around Geysir and watch the magnificent Strokkur geyser erupt. Travel onward to the breathtaking glacier-fed Gulfoss waterfall.

    Hotel Ranga - 3 Nights (B, L)
  • Day 4
    South Iceland

    After breakfast, enjoy a special visit to an Icelandic horse-breeding farm, where you'll enjoy a private horseback ride followed by lunch at the farmer's home. This afternoon, drive to the Secret Lagoon natural hot springs, which have been kept in their natural state.

    Hotel Ranga (B, L)
  • Day 5
    South Iceland

    Board your private SUV and embark on a scenic adventure to Thorsmork, through a multitude of small gullies, glacial rivers and remote valleys. In Thorsmork, which was once a fjord, you'll find more than 170 species of plants, moss and lichen, and have an opportunity to experience Iceland's primeval forest. Stroll through the beautiful birch woods and enjoy a barbecue lunch before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

    Hotel Ranga (B, L)
  • Day 6
    To Reykjavik

    Join your guide for a drive along the south shore of the country toward the Solheimajokull glacier, which extends down from Myrdalsjokull, Iceland's fourth-largest glacier. The frozen river of ice rests upon a very volcanically active mountain, which last erupted in 1918. During your time at the glacier, marvel at a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses that await your discovery. Along the way, admire the black sandy beaches, mountains and strange lava formations. Upon arrival, take an unforgettable walk behind the crashing waterfalls, and then strap on crampons for an easy walk upon the ice of the glacier itself. Celebrate your adventure with a barbecue lunch before returning to Reykjavik for your final night in Iceland.

    Hotel Borg - 1 Night (B, L)
  • Day 7
    Depart Reykjavik

    Embark on another extraordinary experience before bidding farewell to Iceland. Outside the city lies the world-renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal pools, beloved throughout Iceland for their minerals, salts, blue-green algae and silica, which are believed to possess therapeutic powers. After your time in the Blue Lagoon, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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