Hot Iceland

ICELAND

Famous grass hills near Stokksnes mounta

$2699

6
days

$2699 based on double

Single supplement $500

MAY 12-17, 2019

DESCRIPTION

Yes, Iceland is a HOT destination. For many years, Europeans have known its treasures, but Americans are now discovering them too. 

 

You will find it a fascinating natural wonderland. It is blessed with erupting geysers, comfortable hot springs, dramatic lava formations, whale-filled oceans, eye popping waterfalls, and glaciers covering a large portion of the landmass. And it is possible to stand with your feet on opposite tectonic plates and see signs of their movement. 

 

But the hand of man has also added significantly to the experiences of a visit. There is the art of Einar Jonsson that will probably be new to you. You know the Blue Lagoon, but do you know the Secret Lagoon? Visits to the beautiful Harpa Theater and the Hellisheidi Power Plant will add a depth to your knowledge of this interesting country, where almost 100% of their energy is renewable. 
 

Many of their foodstuffs must be imported but you must try the local Volcano Bread, a sweet rye cooked in the ground. There are wonderful pastry shops and the fish is fresh off the boat.

 

You will not expect to see snow on the ground in May with temperatures in the mid 50s. Layering clothes are the way to dress in the very casual city of Reykjavik. Hats and gloves are de rigueur. 

 

So here is your invitation to join me on my return to Iceland. I would love to share it with you and I need to go back for one of those great handknitted sweaters! 

 

 

INCLUDED

5 nights 3 star hotel    

The Center Hotel Plaza is in a prime location easily accessible to most activities. The airport arrival shuttle drops you at the hotel door. 

Daily breakfast buffet

2 lunches

2 dinners

1 fika

City tour- private with Einar Jonsson Museum and Perlan Glacier  exhibition

Golden Circle tour – private

Feed the Icelandic horses

South Coast tour – private

Power Plant visit and transportation

Theater ticket

Secret Lagoon thermal bath visit

Blue Lagoon thermal bath visit 

Return transfer to airport

NOT INCLUDED

International airfare

Arrival transfer

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Personal items
Beverages with meals

Travel insurance

FINE PRINT

 Itinerary subject to change without notice. No refund for unused services. Credit cards incur a 3.5% fee. A $500 nonrefundable deposit holds your space. Final payment due March 1, 2019. You must be physically able to walk on uneven surfaces, ascend and descend stairs without a railing and independently embark and disembark vehicles to participate in this trip. Maximum 20 guests

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

May 12

Arrival in Reykjavik. 


May 13

Private guided city tour, visit Handknitters Association and organic cosmetic shop. Lunch is at the famous Bæjarins Bestu Hotdog stand where Presidents (Clinton), rock stars, and many famous folks have eaten. Traditional fish and chips dinner tonight. 

May 14

Golden Circle private tour with stops for Icelandic ponies and lunch inside a tomato growing greenhouse.

 

May 15

South Coast private tour with visit to woolen gallery. Indian dinner tonight.

 

May 16

Hellisheidi Power Plant tour and free time to satisfy your personal interests. Fika time this afternoon with magnificent pastries. Be entertained tonight at the Harpa theater seeing How to Be Icelandic in 60 Minutes. 


May 17

Morning free. Afternoon Blue Lagoon soak with transfer to the airport 

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