JUNE 11-21 | The spectacular natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of unspoiled Iceland are revealed on this 11-day tour as you traverse an astonishing land in a small group limited to 24 travelers, staying in atmospheric small hotels.
After a scenic drive from Reykjavik, learn about Iceland’s earliest settlers at an interactive museum and see the unique Hraunfossar Falls. Encounter the Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stupendous scenery - "its vast lava field, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Journeying on to northeast Iceland, call on a farm featuring famed Icelandic horses and tour a folk museum.
After a stop at stunning Godafoss, “waterfall of the gods,” exploration at Lake Mývatn - "one of the world’s natural wonders" - includes Hverfjall crater, Namaskard’s boiling mud pots, Dimmuborgir’s bizarre lava formations, Víti’s explosion crater, and Krafla’s flat volcano system. Visiting another natural marvel, Glacial River Canyon National Park, witness jaw-dropping Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara.” Admire Hljodaklettar Echo Cliffs and massive Ásbyrgi canyon, then embark on a dramatic bird-watching cruise from Húsavik to Puffin Island.* In geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park, learn about the parliament founded here in 930 CE. Experience Iceland’s famous geyser, the Great Geysir, and the immensely popular Gullfoss waterfall, then travel to the beautiful agricultural area of Selfoss.
After a walk along Reynisfjara’s black-sand beach, two more renowned waterfalls await: picturesque Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, known for its rainbows. Travel through “saga” country and see Hellisheidi Power Plant’s geothermal exhibit. The Icelandic adventure ends with two nights in sophisticated Reykjavik, and time for independent exploration.
Pricing starting at $6,395, including air.