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Iceland Summer Adventure

REYKJAVIK, VIK, WESTMAN ISLANDS, SELFOSS & BLUE LAGOON

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price: from $2,999

 

   Save up to $800 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $800 per couple on this remarkable summer adventure to Iceland! Reserve by April 13, 2017 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early for your vacation in Iceland!

 

Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your Iceland tour package includes
  • Overnight flight on Icelandair
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • 2 nights in Vik
  • 2 nights in Selfoss
  • 2 nights in Reykjavik
  • Return flight on Icelandair
  • Reykavik City Sightseeing
  • Eyjafjallajokull (Volcano)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss (Waterfalls)
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajokull (Glacier)
  • Westman Islands
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gesyir (Hot spring)
  • Gulfoss (Waterfall)
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York (add $100 from Seattle)*
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
  • 14 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English speaking guides

* Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on the flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is only 5 hours, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)

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May 8

May 17

SOLD OUT

May 22*

May 31

SOLD OUT

Jun 5

Jun 14

SOLD OUT

Jun 19**

Jun 28

SOLD OUT

Jul 3**

Jul 12

SOLD OUT

Jul 31

Aug 9

SOLD OUT

Aug 14^

Aug 23

$ 3399

$ 3499

$ 3799

Aug 28^

Sep 6

$ 3299

$ 3399

$ 3699

Sep 11

Sep 20

$ 3199

$ 3299

$ 3599

Sep 25

Oct 4

$ 2999

$ 3099

$ 3399

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $649 on May 8, August 2017, and September 2017; $849 on May 22 departure; and $749 in June and July 2017
Seattle (SEA) Departures: Add $100, except July 31, 2017 add $225 and August 14, 2017 and August 28, 2017 add $200
* May 22 departure will stay in Alda Hotel on Nights 8 & 9.
** Jun 19 & Jul 3 departures are available from New York (JFK) only. You may also take the trip land only and arrange your own international airfare.
^Aug 14, Aug 28: Add $200 for departure from Seattle
BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE:
Add $1500 from JFK and add $1600 from SEA (note: upgrade on request)
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations for your tour to Iceland can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For your Iceland vacation complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
Day 1
Depart USA.
Your journey to Iceland begins with a non-stop overnight flight from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair.
Day 2
Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/Reykjavik City Tour.
An early morning arrival in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital that is known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. With a population of around 120,000, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a local museum displaying the Viking Ship Icelander (Islendingur), where you will enjoy the exhibition and breakfast. During breakfast, you’ll also receive an orientation briefing and get introduced to your group. Following breakfast, you’ll head straight to the capital for your panoramic Reykjavik city tour and take in the city’s major attractions. Highlights include the old town, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the national museum, the Laugadalur swimming pool, the Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the Pearl, the Hofdi House, and the city’s main landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja. Then, transfer to your centrally located hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon / early evening at leisure. Hotel Klettur or Fosshotel Baron (B)
Day 3
Reykjavik/Optional Snæfellsnes Peninsula Excursion.
Wake up in Iceland’s capital city and enjoy a buffet breakfast at your centrally-located hotel. You can enjoy a day at leisure for independent sightseeing in or around Reykjavik, or perhaps you’ll join the optional Snaefellsnes Peninsula excursion. Experience spectacular fjords, majestic volcanic peaks, beautiful golden beaches, and more on this full day adventure to the western most tip of Iceland. (B)

Day 4
Reykjavik/Eyjafjallajokull/Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls/Black Sand Beaches/Vik.
After breakfast, begin your journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided excursion, you’ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers to the towering (and infamous) strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull to the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Arrive at your countryside hotel in the beautiful village of Vik, where you’ll check in and then enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. Hotel Dyrholaey (Superior Rooms) (B,D)
Day 5
Skaftafell National Park/Vatnajokull.
Today, drive from Kirkjubaejarklauster over the Skeioararsandur plains to Skaftafell national park (Europe’s largest national park), featuring the dominant and beautiful Vatnajokull glacier (Europe’s largest glacier). You’ll pass through several outlet glaciers on your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where huge icebergs float magically through the water. Return to your countryside hotel this evening with pictures and memories to last a lifetime, and enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 6
Westman Islands/Selfoss.
The spectacular beauty of the Westman Islands has to be seen to be believed. This day tour is your chance to experience the stunning landscapes, dramatic volcanic history and rich bird life (including puffins) of this remote island paradise. After taking the ferry to this magnificent island, your experience will include a sightseeing tour of Heimaey (the only inhabited island), and the site of the great eruption of 1973 that almost destroyed it. The eruption left the town dramatically changed and formed the Eldfell crater. The island is also one of the best places in the world to see puffins and other bird life (from May until mid August). Later, return to the mainland and drive to Selfoss, the largest residential town in South Iceland with a population of 6,512. Check into your hotel and enjoy an included dinner this evening. Hotel Selfoss (B,D)
Day 7
Gulfoss/Geysir/Thingvellir National Park.
Following breakfast this morning, depart Selfoss for a journey through some of Iceland’s most spectacular and noteworthy sights. Your first highlight of the day is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, you can also witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates coming apart. Onwards to Laugarvatn Fontana, where you’ll experience a geothermal bakery firsthand and dig up (and then eat) bread that has been cooked underground by the warmth of the earth. Continue to
 the hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, a magical shot spring that spouts every few minutes. Get your cameras ready for an exciting show! Last but not least, visit Gulfoss (translated as “Golden Falls”), Iceland’s most famous and impressive waterfall featuring a spectacular double cascade. Later, return to your hotel in Selfoss for an included dinner this evening. (B,D)
Day 8
Selfoss/Hverageroi/Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik.
Depart Selfoss for the village of Hverageroi, often known as the “flower village,” one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. You’ll continue to Strandarkirkja, a church believed to have a special power to provide good luck, and then along the coast towards the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes, an area with several dormant volcanoes and lavafields. 
to one of the highlights of the Iceland experience – the world-famous Blue Lagoon. This amazing natural spa is based around the unique properties of the geothermal seawater in the lagoon. The geothermal water originates 2,000 meters below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. The water has a unique composition of three active ingredients — Silica, Algae and Minerals — and the blue color comes from the Silica and the way it reflects sunlight. You can enjoy a drink while you relax in the lagoon, position yourself under the waterfall, apply a Silica mud mask, or simply enjoy the healing powers of the Blue Lagoon. After your geothermal experience, you’ll return to Reykjavik, check into your hotel, and enjoy an evening at leisure. Hotel Fron (B)
Day 9
Reykavik/Farewell Dinner.
Enjoy a day at leisure in Reykjavik. Perhaps you’ll explore the breathtaking Harpa Concert Hall, winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, or visit the National Museum of Iceland. Alternatively, you may wish to participate in an optional panorama ATV/quad bike adventure, a true mountain safari between moss-covered lava and black sands. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group at a local Reykjavik restaurant. 
(B,D)
Day 10
Reykavik/USA.
A morning at leisure before checking out of your hotel and heading to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

Optional Tours

To enhance and make your visit to Iceland more complete and memorable, your tour guide will offer optional tours during your stay. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates. Payment should be made by cash in U.S. dollars or local currency. You may also pay with credit card, which may result in service fees. All rates are approximates and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and supplier rates.

Reykjavik

Day 3: Wonders of Snaefellsnes Excursion (Approx $185 per person, transfers included)
Join a fascinating full day optional excursion where you’ll discover the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Island with its white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages. The spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula has captured the attention of people across the globe, as it was featured in the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and in the critically acclaimed move “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” starring Ben Stiller.

Reykjavik

Day 9: Panorama ATV/Quad Tour (Approx $132 per person, transfers included)
An amazing experience awaits for you to go Quad biking between moss-covered lava and black sands, a true mountain safari. The routes are safe (yet challenging), and a guide will be escorting you the whole way. Drive around majestic Icelandic mountains, lava, and black sands. Two people will share each ATV/Quad, and drivers need to present a valid driver’s license in order to operate the vehicle. 

Trip Preparation

NOTE ON TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE

Iceland is one of the most spectacular destinations on earth, yet the tourism infrastructure remains underdeveloped relative to other European destinations and typical American standards. In particular, the hotels in Iceland are much more basic in their amenities and typically have smaller rooms than what you might be accustomed to. That said, smarTours has planned an exciting, breathtakingly beautiful trip to Iceland with clean, comfortable, and centrally-located hotels to help you enjoy your stay!

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Your flights from the USA to Iceland and back are on Icelandair.  We recommend that you check-in 3 ½ hours before departure. 

Date Airline JFK SEA

Depart

Return

Depart

Return

May 8, 2017 Icelandair 8:30pm 7:00pm

4:00pm

6:00pm
May 22, Jun. 5, Jul. 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sep. 11, Sep. 25 2017 Icelandair 8:30pm 7:00pm

4:30pm

6:00pm
Jun. 19, Jul. 3, 2017

Icelandair

8:30pm

7:00pm

N/A N/A

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.  Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.

ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT

Icelandair does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check -in at the airport.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.  Visa not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.

CLIMATE

During the summer months, the temperature in Iceland ranges approximately from 50 degrees to 60 degree Fahrenheit. In terms of daylight, in May through August, daylight will range from 15-22 hours, and in September, daylight will range from 9-13 hours. 

NON-INCLUDED MEALS

Your tour guide will be happy to offer suggestions for restaurants for non-included meals. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a restaurant is about $20-25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. 

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and most stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency.  Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.

 

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