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Tailor Made Iceland: Summer in the Land of Fire & Ice


8 days from $15,795

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover a land of black sand beaches, cascading waterfalls and lava-carved moonscapes as you track whales off the coast of Reykjavik, witness the eruption of Strokkur geyser, delve into the heart of Langjokull glacier and soak in the therapeutic Blue Lagoon.

A&K Advantages

Explore Iceland's colorful capital city and the stunning wealth of diverse landscapes that line this island nation's southern coast

Set out for the open Atlantic in hopes of spotting a whale in the wild

Discover the roots of Icelandic civilization in Thingvellir National Park, home of the Vikings' first parliament

Hug the southern coastline, photographing black sand beaches, volcanic outcroppings and dramatic cliffs

Venture into the man-made ice tunnels of Langjokull for a rare glimpse of a glacier's interior

Traverse the mountain ridges of Thorsmork aboard a rugged Super Jeep

Relax in the curative waters of the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
Day 2
REYKJAVIK | GATEWAY TO ADVENTURE
Day 3
REYKJAVIK | INSIDE A GLACIER
Day 4
SOUTHERN ICELAND | ECHOES OF THE VIKINGS
Day 5
SOUTHERN ICELAND | LEGENDARY LANDSCAPES
Day 6
SOUTHERN ICELAND | THE WOODS OF THOR
Day 7
SOUTHERN ICELAND | ICELAND’S VOLCANIC HEARTBEAT
Day 8
DEPART REYKJAVIK

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, you are met by an A&K representative and transferred to your accommodations in Reykjavik. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Day 2
REYKJAVIK | GATEWAY TO ADVENTURE

Get the lay of the land with a brief tour of Reykjavik’s old town center, parliament, harbor and distinctive landmarks. Stop by the National Museum of Iceland to peruse historical exhibits spanning the settlement era to the present day. Next, visit a local artisan who specializes in crafting knife and dagger blades, an Icelandic tradition stretching back to Viking times. Later this afternoon, embark from the harbor to the open waters of the ocean in hopes of spotting one of Iceland’s 20 whale species. As seasonal feeding grounds for the whales, these waters are known to afford encounters mere yards from the boat.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
REYKJAVIK | INSIDE A GLACIER

Today, head north to encounter Iceland’s steaming hot springs, misty waterfalls and opalescent glaciers. First, take in the bubbling, geothermal might of Deildartunguhver hot springs, continuing on to witness the cascading majesty of Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (Children’s Falls). Next, climb aboard a rugged eight-wheel truck to explore the colossal Langjokull, Europe’s second largest glacier. Finally, delve into the heart of the glacier itself. This tour traverses spectacular man-made tunnels, venturing deep into the magnificent blue ice that lies hidden beneath the surface.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
SOUTHERN ICELAND | ECHOES OF THE VIKINGS

This morning, head northeast from Reykjavik to visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the Vikings’ historic inaugural parliament session. Take in the park’s natural beauty before continuing to Fridheimer and enjoying a lunch prepared with tomatoes from the on-site greenhouse. Then, drive to the Strokkur geyser. Train your camera’s lens to capture its dramatic eruption. Don’t lose heart if you don’t get a photo on the first try — the geyser erupts every five minutes. Finally, visit Gullfoss, a powerful, glacially fed waterfall and Icelandic icon.

Hotel Grimsborgir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
SOUTHERN ICELAND | LEGENDARY LANDSCAPES

Today, discover the unique landscapes that make Southern Iceland a world unto itself. First, venture through a misty pathway behind a cascading waterfall. Next, compose the perfect Icelandic landscape as you photograph black sand beaches, curious lava-sculpted outcroppings, sheer mountain cliffsides, and hulking glaciers such as Solheimajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Continue on to survey Eyjafjallajokull, an active volcano whose 2010 eruption brought Atlantic air travel to a standstill. Finally, gain a greater appreciation for nature’s power at the LAVA Centre.

Hotel Grimsborgir
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
SOUTHERN ICELAND | THE WOODS OF THOR

This morning, set out to explore the dramatic mountain ridge of Thorsmork (the woods of Thor). Take a seat aboard a purpose-built Super Jeep, fording streams as glaciers tumble and crawl down into the rugged gullies and spectacular glacial lagoons. Take in the beauty of this tranquil place over an open-air barbecue lunch surrounded by volcanoes, glaciers and humming brooks.

Hotel Grimsborgir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
SOUTHERN ICELAND | ICELAND’S VOLCANIC HEARTBEAT

Today, feel the pulse of this volcanic island’s heartbeat as you explore the geothermal wonders of the Reykjanesskagi peninsula. Begin with a visit to Kleifarvatn, a lake whose water levels are dictated by a vast fissure that lies deep below its surface. Next, venture out among the sulfur-charged lava fields of Seltun, a singular landscape of hissing solfataras, fumaroles and boiling mud pots. Pause for a photo opportunity at the cliffs of Krysuvikurbjarg, capturing powerful Atlantic swells as they bash against the rugged coast below. Continue on through the steaming craters of Eldvorp and over the scenic span of Leif the Lucky Bridge toward Grindavik. Finally, experience the therapeutic side of this geothermal powerhouse with a dip in the legendary Blue Lagoon hot springs. Flowing from deep within the earth’s crust, the waters are rich in salts and other minerals. Take in the dazzlingly azure kaleidoscope of the pool’s surface as you let the relaxing, hot mineral water massage your muscles.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
DEPART REYKJAVIK

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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SNORKEL IN KLEIFARVATN HOT SPRINGS

Suit up at Lake Kleifarvatn — nestled amid a stunning volcanic landscape — setting out on a rare snorkeling adventure through bubbling hot springs.

INSIDE THE VOLCANO

Later, you have the unique opportunity to descend into the empty magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur Volcano, located just outside the city. After arriving, your group is informed about all safety procedures inside the volcano. With your expert guide, descend by cable lift into the chamber itself, whose walls are painted in a kaleidoscope of colors by mineral deposits.

PUFFIN ENCOUNTER

Step aboard a rigid-hulled inflatable boat for a close encounter with a puffin colony.


Priced from $15,795 for select dates in April - September, 2018

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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