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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Iceland: A Family Journey 2017


11 Days from TBA

Limited to 24 guests

Experience incredible Iceland as a family with captivating Viking encounters and crafts, tours across volcanic terrain and awesome ice caps, fishing with local pros and swims in geothermal pools.

A&K Advantages

Dive into big adventures in wild Iceland, discovering its volcanic landscapes, incredible marine life and legendary Viking culture

Make an Artisan Connection at an Icelandic workshop, where a craftsman fashions traditional knives as the Vikings once did

Fish the Icelandic way, then bring your catch ashore for a Culinary Connection and chef-prepared seafood dinner

Explore amazing terrain by mountain bike and Super Jeep, followed by swims in natural geothermal pools

Drive the Langjökull Ice Cap and explore its man-made tunnels

Ride native Icelandic horses along a black sand beach

21 meals, with 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 7 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAYS 1-2
ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
DAYS 3-5
RANGA & SOUTH ICELAND | Adventurous Rides
DAY 6
BORGARNES & WEST ICELAND | Epic Nature
DAY 7
BORGARNES & WEST ICELAND | Langjökull Ice Cap
DAYS 8-9
SIGLUFJÖRÐUR & NORTH ICELAND | The Sea
DAYS 10-11
AKUREYRI & REYKJAVÍK | Coastal Culture
DAYS 1-2
ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Arrive in Reykjavík and transfer to your 56-room hotel on the city’s main square. Tonight, join fellow guests for a welcome dinner. The next day, explore this coastal capital, starting with an Artisan Connection at a workshop, where a local craftsman reveals the tradition of Nordic knife making. Continue to the National Museum of Iceland, Hallgrímskirkja church — with its super-tall tower inspired by lava flow — and Icelandic design shops. In the afternoon, hop on a fishing boat for a sea angling adventure. Watch and learn from local pros, who help you reel in your own catch. Make the Culinary Connection when you bring it to shore for a chef-prepared feast.

Hotel Borg
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner
DAYS 3-5
RANGA & SOUTH ICELAND | Adventurous Rides

Hop on a bike and ride through the forest at Heidmork Nature Reserve. Stop to meet a real-life Viking who shares stories of the old Norse seafarers around a roaring fire. Known as both remarkable plunderers and explorers, the Vikings established a settlement in Iceland in the ninth century that marked the country's first recorded history. Check in to your 51-room countryside hotel and enjoy dinner. Begin the next day with a horseback ride on a black sand beach atop an Icelandic horse. Continue with a drive along the jaw-dropping south shore, seeing waterfalls and strange lava formations, and stopping for a walk on the beach. On the third day, board a Super Jeep for a rocking SUV tour of lunar-like Landmannalaugar, a gem of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Venture across lava fields and scoria deserts to contrasting green and orange mountains, stopping for a dip in a naturally warmed pool. Recount the day over dinner tonight at your hotel.

Hotel Ranga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
BORGARNES & WEST ICELAND | Epic Nature

Today, set your sights on Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is both a spectacular geological rift and the exact site where 10th-century Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. Continue to Friðheimar, a geothermally heated organic greenhouse, for a tour and fresh lunch. Next, visit the regularly erupting Strokkur geyser and Gullfoss, Iceland’s most amazing waterfall, keeping your eyes peeled for a rainbow. Check in at your cool boutique hotel, filling up on dinner with mountains in view.

Hotel Hamar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
BORGARNES & WEST ICELAND | Langjökull Ice Cap

Today, travel to steaming Deildartunguhver for a look at the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. Visit the stunningly blue Hraunfossar and fabled Barnafoss waterfalls. After lunch, ride in a specially equipped 8-wheel truck on Iceland’s colossal ice cap and Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull. Get ready to explore when you enter its man-made tunnels, which move deep into the glacier, revealing glacial formations, winding bends, and an illuminated restaurant and chapel.

Hotel Hamar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 8-9
SIGLUFJÖRÐUR & NORTH ICELAND | The Sea

Drive to Siglufjörður, stopping on the way at Skagafjorður Heritage Museum with its sod-covered ancient houses and in small-town Blönduós for lunch. In Hofsós, it’s time for a swim in a hillside thermal pool overlooking the sea. Check in and have dinner at your new boutique hotel in a fishing village. The next day, embark on a whale watching tour from Dalvik in search of the 20 species that inhabit the surrounding sea — and that may appear right next to your boat! The rest of your day is at leisure to explore pretty Siglufjörður.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast
DAYS 10-11
AKUREYRI & REYKJAVÍK | Coastal Culture

Venture to the small north coast city of Akureyri. Explore its legendary Jólagarðurinn (Christmas garden), complete with a candy-covered house. Fly to Reykjavík. Celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner featuring Icelandic dishes. The next day, board your flight home.

Hotel Borg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Internal Airfare: Akureyri/Reykjavík (from $225)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Jul 27 departure runs in reverse, and timing and sightseeing vary. Contact A&K for details.


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