2025 : Icelandic Explorer

9 Days/8 Nights

See the beauty of Iceland - and so much more...

Explore Iceland's incomparable waterfalls, geysers, glaciers and landscapes, but take in so much more as you focus on its fascinating culture and heritage. Discover life in early Viking settlements, the land of the sagas, the distinctive Icelandic horses, and the modern people of Iceland.

Trip Highlights:

  • Horse Show
  • Glaumbaer Farm and Museum
  • Diamond Circle
  • Modrudalur
  • Husavik

    Hotels:

  • Fosshotel Reykjavik
  • Fosshotel Reykholt
  • Fosshotel Husavik
  • Fosshotel Eastfjords
  • Fosshotel Vatnajokull
  • Fosshotel Nupar
  • Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503316

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ReykjavikReykjavik - Welcome Drink : Depart from your hotel at 2:00 PM. Your guide will take you on a city tour to discover the colorful capital city of Reykjavik. Take time to explore independently before meeting your group again for a welcome drink.
    Day 2REYKHOLTBjarteyjarsandur - War and Peace Museum - Borgarnes : Set off into Iceland's stunning countryside. Stop at Hvalfjordur Fjord, the location of US and British Naval bases in World War II. Discover what life is like on an Icelandic farm on a visit to Bjarteyjarsandur. Next, explore the fascinating history of the allied occupation of Iceland during World War II at the War and Peace Museum. Continue on to Borgarnes for free time and an independent lunch. Head on to Deildartunguhver hot spring, Iceland's most powerful hot spring, then visit Barnafossar (Children's Falls) and Hraunfossar (Lava Falls). Check into your hotel in Reykholt - an area rich in history from settlement times that often features in Icelandic sagas. (B, D)
    Day 3HusavikGlaumbaer Farm & Museum - Akureyri - Godafoss : Drive through the famed Skagafjordur valley, a lush, wide valley farmed by the earliest settlers. Visit the open-air Glaumbaer Farm & Museum to see the turf-roofed houses and discover the life of early pioneers; have lunch there. Visit the city of Akureyri on the way to Godafoss, a magnificent waterfall. Spend the night in Husavik, featured in the Will Ferrell comedy, 'The Story of Fire Saga'. (B, L, D)
    Day 4HusavikMyvatn - Husavik : Begin touring the Diamond Circle by visiting the area around Lake Myvatn, an otherworldly landscape dotted with pseudovolcanoes, hot pools, and geothermal power stations. Visit Reykjahlid church, and hear how it became surrounded by lava in 1727. Next, discover Hverir sulfur springs before visiting Dimmuborgir for a short hike. Stop for lunch and explore the fascinating pseudocraters of Skutustadagigar. Arrive back in Husavik, Iceland's whale-watching capital, for some free time and independent exploration. Explore the village, book a cruise, or perhaps visit the nearby GeoSea Spa. (B, L)
    Day 5FaskrudsfjordurDettifoss - Modrudalur - Vok Baths - Eastfjords : Continue your journey along the Diamond Circle, including Asbyrgi Canyon Visitor Center and the awe-inspiring Dettifoss waterfall, one of Europe's most powerful. Travel through the wilderness to Modrudalur, the highest working farm in Iceland. Have lunch and explore some of the old turf houses. Visit Vok Baths to experience the tradition of bathing in natural geothermal waters, floating in hot tubs on this beautiful lake. Check in to your hotel in Faskrudsfjordur, a fascinating village in the Eastfjords once frequented by French fishermen. (B, L, D)
    Day 6HofnPetra's Stone Museum - Djupivogur - Vestrahorn Viking Village - Hofn : Delight in the quirky wonders at Petra's Stone Museum, then on to Djupivogur, a coastal village and artists' haven. Visit the Vestrahorn Viking Village, an abandoned film set located at the foot of a beautiful mountain. Take some free time at Hofn, a small fishing town, before arriving at your hotel to enjoy dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Day 7SkaftafellGlacier Lagoon - Diamond Beach - Turf Church & Skaftafell : Travel to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, dotted with crystal-blue icebergs, and then to nearby Diamond Beach, where you can marvel at glistening natural ice sculptures on the black sands. Savor lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Visit the traditional turf church at Hof, and the Skaftafell Wilderness Area to view its wonders: glaciers, waterfalls, a snow-capped volcano and lava fields. (B, L, D)
    Day 8ReykjavikBlack Sand Beach - South Coast Drive - Eldhestar Horse Farm : Discover Reynisfjara's black sand beach and rock formations along with the legends of its history. Visit the nearby Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Then admire the distinctive Icelandic horse in a demonstration at Eldhestar Horse Farm. All Icelandic horses are descendants of those brought by the Vikings, and are known for their surefootedness and their extra gait, the 'tolt'. At your hotel in Reykjavik, celebrate at a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Day 9ReykjavikTour Ends in Reykjavik : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/28/2025$4,495.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    05/12/2025$4,895.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    05/26/2025$4,895.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    06/02/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    06/16/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    07/07/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    08/04/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    09/08/2025$5,795.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    09/29/2025$5,795.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    10/06/2025$5,295.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Reykjavik to ReykjavikQuote
    Lodging
    Fosshotel Reykjavik
    Fosshotel Reykholt
    Fosshotel Husavik
    Fosshotel Eastfjords
    Fosshotel Vatnajokull
    Fosshotel Nupar

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    • 2025 : Icelandic Explorer

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      See the beauty of Iceland - and so much more...Explore Iceland's incomparable waterfalls, geysers, glaciers and landscapes, but take in so much more as you focus on its fascinating culture and heritage.

     
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