Transport your family to a magical world and experience a life-changing adventure amongst the mystical landscapes of Iceland on this 8-day tour. Explore the stunning waterfalls of the country, discover the infamous plane wreck on the black sands, and head for the skies in a helicopter to view powerful geysers. Saunter into the earth’s core in a lava tube, marvel at the icy blue insides of a glacier, spy the other-worldly worm monster for a reward, then dine on fresh succulent seafood. Customize...
Reykjavik – Helicopter Over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Golden Circle
Transport your family to the mystical landscapes of the safest country in the world, Iceland, and prepare yourselves for an adventure of a lifetime. When you arrive at Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will guide you to a helicopter ride that circles the Southwest side of Iceland or the Golden Circle. You will have the rare opportunity of witnessing the beauty of Thingvellir National Park, which is the sole UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iceland, from a bird’s eye view. This exclusive experience will have you marveling at the Geysir Geothermal area in Haukadalur Valley, which is home to active geysers such as the infamous Strokkur, Smidur, and Litli-Strokkur. The spewing and blistering water of Strokkur will stun your family into silence with its majesty.
From here, you will continue toward Iceland’s signature waterfall of the region: Gullfoss or Golden Falls. The sheer size and grandeur of Gullfoss bring a light mist to anyone who is standing nearby. You can also gaze at the sensation of the mid-Atlantic ridge, which is the only ridge that can be seen above sea level, from this location. Later, you will tiptoe along the edge of the Almannagja gorge, which is home to long stretches of darkened volcanic rock and where part of North America’s tectonic plates lie. You can challenge yourself to see if you can discover the secret path that leads to another majestic but human-made waterfall, Oxararfoss. If you cannot find it, your guide will gladly give you hints. As you stand at the base of the waterfall, you will be carried away by its folklore and beauty that will make you feel completely at peace.
Vik – Investigate the US Navy DC Plane Wreck in Solheimasandur
Hofn – Let the Crystal Ice Cave Steal Your Breath Away
Egilsstadir – Ride Through the Intricate Lava Fields of Holuhraun
Akureyri – Mush Around Lake Myvatn by Dog Sled
Isafjordur – Fill Your Hearts with the Wildness of the Westfjords
Reykjavik – Be Swept Away in Wonder by the Lava Caves of Vatnshellir
Reykjavík – Luxuriate in the Healing Blue Waters of the Blue Lagoon
- Soar via helicopter over pristine views of the Golden Circle
- Explore the Crystal Ice Cave and gaze at nature’s ever-changing miracle
- Delight your family a visit to an acclaimed plane wreck on the beaches of Solheimasandur
- Immerse yourself into a surreal world at Reynisfjara beach
- Marvel at the gentle giants of the sea along the South Coast of Iceland
- Experience an exciting horseback ride through the lava fields of Holuhraun
- Transport yourself to another world through the colorful lava caves of Vatnshellir
- Bask in the healing warmth and relaxing waters of the Blue Lagoon
The adventure of your lifetime waits for you with this extraordinary, 8-day tour of the safest country in the world: Iceland. Upon your arrival in Keflavik Airport, your private transfer will lead you to the helicopter center for a stunning, bird’s eye view of the Golden Circle. The following day involves rafting down the Hvita glacial river to Vestari Jokulsa, where you can warm yourselves with hot chocolate after a day of soaring down exciting rapids. You will then be transferred to Vik, which is the location of the famed US Navy DC plane wreck. This experience will leave you frozen in history and beckons you to explore its broken remains.
The following day, after breakfast, you will be provided with the opportunity to search for the mythical Reynisdrangar on Reynisfjara Beach, where the rock basalt stacks form the shape of a dragon who looks as if they are bending to drink. Then, the Crystal Ice Cave will steal your breath away as you gaze up in wonder at its frozen turquoise walls, making it look as if you are standing under the ocean. You can then allow the wind rustle through your hair as you ride on horseback across lava fields before stopping in Egilsstadir for the night. Perhaps the wily, elusive, and mythical worm monster of Hallormsstadaskogur will make an appearance, and if you can capture a picture, you will be handsomely rewarded.
On your way to Akureyri, a team of Siberian huskies will usher you around Lake Myvatn before you journey to the Icelandic Seal Centre to learn all about seals. The wildness of the Westfjords will beckon you to conquer them. Afterward, you will dine on fresh seafood in Isafjordur. The following day, after breakfast, the lava caves of Vatnshellir will wait for you to plunge into the dark underground and be stunned by its colorful surroundings. Finally, you will culminate your spectacular, 8-day excursion through Iceland by immersing yourself in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon before your private transfer transfers you to the airport for your departure.
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$2,795 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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