Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice
June 12, 2023 thru June 22, 2023
Iceland was born through volcanic action. The resulting land of peaks, geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and astonishing scenery is breathtaking. Here nature is unspoiled by pollution or development. Iceland is so magnetic that it lures visitors back again and again. This definitive tour circles the island to see all the best sights at the season of maximum daylight.
Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Arushaincluded
11 days, 10 nights
Activity Level 4
15 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 dinners) included
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Roundtrip livery service included!
Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included
- Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Reykjavik*
- Transfers & motorcoach transportation
- Roundtrip door to door livery service
- 9 nights lodging in excellent hotels
- 12 meals
- Baggage handling
- Services of a Icelandic tour director
- Admissions & tours as described
- Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- Pleasurebent Tours escort
Day 1 - Tucson to Reykjavik
We depart from Tucson on our flights, taking us overnight and into Reykjavik, Iceland.
Day 2 - Reykjavik
We arrive in Reykjavik, board our deluxe motorcoach, and transfer to our hotel.
Day 3 - Pingvellir & Frioheimar
We begin our tour with a drive on a narrow strip of farmland along rugged cliffs. We stop to see the gushing hot springs at Geysir. We visit Pingvellir, where the first democratic parliament in the world met in 930 A.D. The canyon here is the meeting line of two of the earth’s tectonic plates. We stop in Frioheimar for one night. (B,D)
Day 4 - Reynisfjara & Lava Show
We continue to Reynisfjara, a spectacular beach with black sand and huge basalt columns. The Icelandic Lava Show recreates a volcanic eruption by superheating real lava and pouring it into a showroom full of people. It is the only live lava show in the world, a highly engaging experience that has received multiple awards on entertainment and innovation. Our hotel for the next two nights is the Katla. (B,D)
Day 5 - Skaftafell to Jökulsárlón
We drive along the coast to Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon. Huge icebergs calve into the lagoon providing a surreal backdrop for our cruise. We continue through the alpine setting of Skaftafell National Park, the Eldhraun lava flow and the vast tract of black sandy desert called Skeidararsandur. (B,D)
Day 6 - Skogafoss
At the top of Skogafoss waterfall you’ll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring view out over south Iceland’s coastline. This is also the start of the Fimmvorduhals pass, a popular hiking route. Standing at 60 meters (197 ft) tall, the heavy veil of water is impressive and walking close enough envelops visitors in a cloud of spray, sound and refracted light. Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. Later we will walk atop the Solheimajokull Glacier. We arrive in Reyjavik where we will lodge for 5 nights. (B)
Day 7 - Reykjavik
We start the day with a guided city tour of Reykjavik. We learn the history of Reykjavik as we see its historic and modern sights. We stop to stroll through a botanical garden and see a sculpture display. From Oskjuhlied Hill we see the Pearl, a fantastic dome-shaped glass building, and have a fantastic view of the city. Our afternoon is free to explore Reyjavik on our own. (B)
Day 8 - Snæfellsnes
Today our deluxe coach takes us to Snæfellsnes, a large peninsula extending from West Iceland, often nicknamed ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to the wealth and diversity of natural features found there. Home to the Snæfellsjökull National Park, at the center of which is a subglacial volcano that towers over the scenery, this peninsula is home to waterfalls, rock formations, beautiful beaches, historic villages, and intricate folklore. (B)
Day 9 - Blue Lagoon
We drive across the vast lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the lighthouse at its tip. Fish accounts for 75% of Iceland’s exports. The Blue Lagoon is a pool of mineral-rich geothermal water with an amazing blue color located in a lava field. We can soak or just enjoy the view. (B
Day 10 - Waterfalls and more!
We enjoy another day of exploration, with a visit to The Settlement Center, devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introducing visitors to one of the best known heroes of the Icelandic Sagas, Egil Skalla-Grimsson. We will also stop at Hraunfossa, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 metres out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into Hvítá, from ledges of less porous rock in the lava. (B)
Day 11 - Reykjavik to Tucson
This morning we head to the airport to catch our flight home. (B)
Itinerary subject to change
Youngest Civilized Nation
Iceland was the last landmass to be settled by humans
Over 10% of Iceland is underneath the crushing weight of glaciers
The Icelandic horse are bred and live only in Iceland
80% of energy produced domestically in Iceland is done through geothermal energy
Iceland has no mosquitos. What a great reason to visit Iceland!
$5,535 per person
Deposit: $250 holds your space!
$6,305 per person
Deposit: $250 holds your space!
*Very limited occupancy Final Payment Due: February 7, 2023
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Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Reykjavik*
Transfers & motorcoach transportation
Roundtrip door to door livery service
9 nights lodging in excellent hotels
Services of a Icelandic tour director
Admissions & tours as described
Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Pleasurebent Tours escort
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer the following Travelex Insurance Services protection plan for this tour:
360° GROUP CHOICE
360° Adult Group Choice Flyer – Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations
$498 covers trip costs up to $8,000 or $559 covers trip costs up to $9,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment. Contact us to purchase. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number GCB-0521.
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You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a Global Entry or TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your passport to show at the airport. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away. No vaccines or immunizations are currently required for travel into Iceland.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry-on baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. . If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
United Airlines includes 1 free checked bag per person.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
ACTIVITY LEVEL 4
The Activity Level for this tour is Active.
Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, Livery Drivers and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.
Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
There is no smoking in the lodges and tents. A "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Afternoon temperatures are usually around 60-67°F. Most days have a fine, clear sky. It gets mild at night with minimum temperatures around 50°F. We advise you bring a jacket and hat just in case of inclement weather and to wear layers for best insulation. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking in small towns. There are no dress codes to places we visit on this tour.
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