An Icelandic Wilderness Adventure7 days & 6 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland
Upon arrival, meet your Cox & Kings representative who will escort you to your centrally located hotel.Hotel Borg - 2 Nights
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 3To 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 4South 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 5South 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 6To 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 7Depart 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)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 39,769 sq. miles
Currency: Icelandic Krona
Official Language: Icelandic
What To See: Besides being the center of Icelandic culture, Reykjavik is the main gateway to the country’s beautiful and pristine landscapes. The city has a number of thermal pools and spas popular with locals and travelers. Pingvellir National Park is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and is home to spectacular geysers, gorgeous waterfalls and the site of the world’s oldest parliament. In Arnarstapi, on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, marvel at the beautiful columnar basalt and cliff formations and one of Iceland’s most beautiful harbors.
An Icelandic Wilderness Adventure
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