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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Iceland: Geysers & Glaciers 2018


10 Days from $10,995

Limited to 24 guests

Take in this stunning island nation on an unforgettable journey that spans volcanic landscapes, thermal swimming pools and glacial rivers, ancient Viking villages, and coastal towns rich in tradition.

A&K Advantages

Discover the north, south and west of Iceland, exploring the island's fascinating geology, culture and contrasts

Experience an artisan workshop with a traditional craftsman who fashions knives and swords as the Vikings once did

Drive on Europe's second largest glacier before descending into man-made ice tunnels for an unparalleled look deep inside

Swim in a thermal swimming pool overlooking the sea in Hofsós

Cruise the northern coast to spot myriad whale species

19 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
DAY 2
REYKJAVÍK | True Cosmopolitan Capital
DAYS 3-4
RANGA & SOUTH ICELAND | Forces of Nature
DAY 5
HÚSAFELL & WEST ICELAND / | Saga Sites
DAY 6
HÚSAFELL & WEST ICELAND | Langjökull Ice Cap
DAYS 7-8
SIGLUFJÖRÐUR & NORTH ICELAND | The Sea
DAY 9
AKUREYRI & REYKJAVÍK | Coastal Culture
DAY 10
DEPART REYKJAVÍK
DAY 1
ARRIVE REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Arrive in Reykjavík and transfer to your modern boutique hotel in the city center. Tonight, join fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
REYKJAVÍK | True Cosmopolitan Capital

Spend the day exploring both the contemporary and traditional sides of this cultured coastal capital. Start with a visit to a small workshop, where a local craftsman reveals the tradition of Nordic knife-making. Continue to the National Museum of Iceland; Hallgrímskirkja church, with its basalt lava flow-inspired design; and Icelandic design shops. Take a private tour of the Harpa, a new performance center, and then venture out of town to the Hellisheidi Power Plant. A guided tour takes you through one of the largest geothermal power plants in the world, this one harnessing energy from three volcanic systems. Continue to your rustic 51-room hotel in the countryside.

Hotel Ranga
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAYS 3-4
RANGA & SOUTH ICELAND | Forces of Nature

After breakfast, embark on a Super Jeep tour through Thórsmörk, a vast forested nature preserve webbed with glacial rivers — some of which you cross in the hands of skilled driver-guides. The next day, drive the exotic, photogenic south shore, stopping to explore waterfalls, black sand beaches and glaciers. Visit the family-run Thorvaldseyri Volcano Museum and the Skogar Folk Museum.

Hotel Ranga
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
HÚSAFELL & WEST ICELAND / | Saga Sites

Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. Continue to Friðheimar, a geothermally heated organic greenhouse, for a tour and freshly prepared lunch. Next, visit the regularly erupting Strokkur geyser and stunning Gullfoss, where milky green glacial water plummets down Iceland’s most famous waterfall. Dine tonight at your sustainable boutique hotel surrounded by Icelandic nature.

Hotel Husafell
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
HÚSAFELL & WEST ICELAND | Langjökull Ice Cap

Begin today’s adventure at Deildartunguhver, the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, followed by stops at Hraunfossar and fabled Barnafoss waterfalls. After lunch, ride in a specially equipped eight-wheel truck on the colossal Langjökull ice cap — Europe’s second-largest glacier — which, at its highest point, sits 4,760 feet above sea level. Descend into man-made tunnels carved deep into the glacier, exploring stages of glacial formation, blue-hued dens, and even a restaurant and chapel.

Hotel Husafell
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAYS 7-8
SIGLUFJÖRÐUR & NORTH ICELAND | The Sea

Journey to Siglufjörður, stopping en route at Skagafjorður Heritage Museum followed by lunch in quaint Blönduós. Continue to Hofsós for a dip in a thermal swimming pool, set on a hillside overlooking the sea, and designed by the same architect behind Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Dinner tonight is at your new boutique hotel in the heart of a small fishing village. Icelandic waters are home to some 20 species of whale. Seek them out the next day in Dalvik on a whale-watching cruise. Enjoy time at leisure to explore pretty Siglufjörður.

Sigló Hótel
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast
DAY 9
AKUREYRI & REYKJAVÍK | Coastal Culture

Venture to Akureyri, Iceland’s buzzy small city on the north coast. Visit its botanical gardens, among the northernmost of its kind and home to over 400 species of native flora. After lunch, explore the beautiful old town on a walking tour. Depart for the airport and fly to Reykjavík, where you check in to your hotel. Tonight, your farewell dinner features traditional Icelandic dishes.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
DEPART REYKJAVÍK

This morning, enjoy breakfast before your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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

  • May 28 - Jun 06
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
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    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal Air From
    $300
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates in reverse, and timing and sightseeing may vary. Contact A&K for details.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Jun 20 - Jun 29
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
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    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal Air From
    $300
    Availability
    Available
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Jul 27 - Aug 05
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal Air From
    $300
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates in reverse, and timing and sightseeing may vary. Contact A&K for details.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Aug 23 - Sep 01
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal Air From
    $300
    Availability
    Available
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Sep 13 - Sep 22
    Limited Availability
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal Air From
    $300
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Sep 22 - Oct 01
    Available
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Availability
    Available

    This departure operates with slightly revised sightseeing. Please contact A&K for details.

    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Internal Airfare: Economy class from $300

(Akureyri/Reykjavík)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years old.

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 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 4 guests.

May 28 and Jul 27 departures operate in reverse.

Contact A&K for details.


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