Iceland: The Complete Tour
June 7, 2021 thru June 17, 2021
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. Presented in partnership with Sun Tours.
Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Arushaincluded
Whale Watching Cruise Included
11 days, 10 nights
Activity Level 4
16 meals (9 breakfasts, 7 dinners) included
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Roundtrip livery service included!
Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included
- Reykjavik city tour
- Lava fields of Reykjanes
- Blue lagoon
- Borgarfjoredur Fjord
- Islandic horse demo
- Dettifoss waterfall
- Lake Myvatn
- Whale watching tour
- Skaftafell National Park
- Pingvellir & more!
- Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Rekjavik*
- Transfers & motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/livery service
- 9 nights lodging in excellent hotels
- 16 meals
- Baggage handling
- Services of a Icelandic tour director
- Admissions & tours as described
- Taxes & tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- Tour director, driver & local guide tips
- Pleasurebent Tours escort (with 15 or more travelers)
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, then begin a complete city tour. 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 where we lodge two nights. (D)
Day 3 - Lava Fields & Blue Lagoon
We drive across the vast lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the lighthouse at its tip, then along the south coast to the busy fishing village of Grindavik. 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 4 - Fjords & Horse Demonstration
Our circle tour of Iceland begins today as we cross the spectacular Kaldidalur Highland Trail to the woods of Husafel, Hraunfossar Falls, and historic Reykholt, home of the medieval chieftain, Snorri Sturluson. We continue along lovely Borgarfjoredur Fjord, past the volcanic craters at Grabrok and across the Holtavoreduheiedi plateau. We stop at the Gauksmyri Horse Farm to see an Icelandic horse demonstration. We lodge one night in Blӧnduόs. (B,D)
Day 5 - Falls of the Gods
In Glaumbaer, where America’s first European settlers came from, we visit the Sod Church and the Folk Museum which explores life in ancient rural Iceland and features a unique old turf farmhouse. We then cross the valleys of Skagafjordur to reach Akureyri, capital of the North. After a stroll around town, we head to the “Falls of the Gods” and then reach Lake Myvatn where we lodge two nights. Our tour along the lakeshore features teeming birdlife and contorted rock formations. (B,D)
Day 6 - Whale Watching
From the coastal fishing village of Husavik, we board a boat to go whale watching. Many species of whales summer here. Then we explore this picturesque village on our own. Don’t miss the Whale Museum, the Cultural/Maritime Museum, and the unique Church. (B,D)
Day 7 - Dettifoss Waterfall
Leaving the oasis of Lake Myvatn, we visit sulfur slopes, boiling mud pools, and recent lava flows in the colorful landscape. We stop to marvel at the Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Then we cross Namaskard Pass and the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau to the town of Egilsstadir to lodge one night. (B,D)
Day 8 - Fjords & Volcanoes
Towering mountains with bare rock faces plunge vertically into the sea to form Iceland’s magnificent East Fjords. We drive along between the steep mountains and the North Atlantic passing small villages. In one village we see Petra Sveinsdottir’s stone collection. We pass through the Lonsoraefi region renowned for its wild and dramatic landscape with extinct volcanoes and rushing glacial rivers. We lodge one night in Hofn, a coastal town nestled in the shadow of Europe’s largest glacier. (B,D)
Day 9 - Icebergs & Desert
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. We lodge one night in Vik. (B,D)
Day 10 - Iclelandic History
We drive along a narrow strip of farmland between the black sand coast and the rugged cliffs. We stop in Skogar to see the Folk Museum, a photogenic waterfall, and 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 return to Reykjavik to lodge one night. (B)
Day 11 - Reykjavik to Tucson
This morning we head to the airport to catch our flight home. (B)
Itinerary subject to change
No vaccines or immunizations are currently required for travel into Iceland
$6,381 per person
Deposit: $250 at Booking / $3,550 by March 1, 2021
$7,227 per person
Deposit: $250 at Booking / $3,550 by March 1, 2021
$675 per person
Airfare Upgrade to First Class
Deposit: Due with March 1 deposit
Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson to Rekjavik*
Transfers & motorcoach transportation
9 nights lodging in excellent hotels
Services of a Icelandic tour director
Admissions & tours as described
Taxes & tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Tour director, driver & local guide tips
Pleasurebent Tours escort (with 15 or more travelers)
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.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
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$435 to $498 covers trip costs from $6,001 to $8,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
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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 Tanzania.
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
American 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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