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Natural Wonders of Iceland

15 Days  |  Departing Tuesday 1st September 2020 and returning Tuesday 15th September 2020

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Final Payment: $ 5999 7059 by 3 Jun 2020
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We invite you to join us on this incredible adventure!

Highlights

  • City Tour of Reykjavik
  • Visit to the famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Pool in Reykjavik
  • Visit the Golden Circle Region of Iceland including:
  • Thingvellir, Fridheimar, Geysir & Gullfoss
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Thingvellir National Park
  • Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse
  • Visit Geysir Geothermal Field
  • Visit to Gullfoss Waterfall
  • VIsit to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Visit to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Visit to Skaftafell National Park
  • Visit to and Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Visit the harbour town of Hofn and the East Fjords
  • Travel across the Spectacular Moorudalsoraefi Highlands
  • Visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Visit the impressive Asbyrgi Canyon
  • Visit to Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Visit the coastal village of Husavik to visit GeoSea - Thermal Sea Baths
  • Visit Namaskaro Pass on Namafjall Mountain
  • Visit Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
  • City Tour of Akureyri
  • Whale Watching excursion in Hauganes
  • Visit to the Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur
  • Visit to Gauksmyri Tannery for leather shopping
  • Horse Show in Gauksmyri - the story of the Icelandic Horse
  • Visit to Perlan Wonders of Iceland Exhibition including access to Perlan Observation Deck
  • Shopping at Kringlan Mall in Reykjavik
  • Visit the famous Omnom Chocolate Factory in Reykjavik
  • Visit to Laugarvatn Fontana Spa in Reykjavik

Inclusions

  • Personally escorted from Australia ‐ Your Sisterhood Tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one        
  • Return economy airfares ex Melbourne to Reykjavik including taxes (Other Departure Cities and Business Class Upgrade pricing on request)
  • Comfortable Coach Touring
  • Touring Coach and Specialist Guide outside of Reykjavik
  • 4 Star Accommodation throughout
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily and most meals as per itinerary
  • Room Matching Service
  • Document Distribution prior to departure ‐ subject to minimum numbers attending
  • Sisterhood Documentation & Travel Wallet
  • Small Groups, Personal Service
     

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday 1 September 2020

Melbourne - Reykjavik (Meals Inflight)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel!  Meet your Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne airport for your flights to Iceland.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the airline inflight entertainment as we head towards our next adventure.

Day 2 - Wednesday 2 September 2020

Welcome to Iceland (D)

Welcome to Iceland. An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It's a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mudpots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind us of our utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. Crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes and everyone will be transfixed. Upon arrival into Reykjavik we'll be met by our local guide and transferred to our hotel.  With the remainder of the day at leisure we'll regroup for our Welcome Dinner at our hotel restaurant.

Overnight - Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Day 3 - Thursday 3 September 2020

Reykjavik (B,D)

This morning after breakfast we'll begin our city tour of Reykjavik.  In the afternoon we'll visit the famous Blue Lagoon known as the otherwordly wonder in the heart of a volcanic landscape.  As well as entrance to the geothermal pool, we'll enjoy a mud mask and a 30 minute massage.  This will be like nothing you've ever experienced before.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Day 4 - Friday 4 September 2020

Golden Circle - Thingvellir - Fridheimar - Geysir - Gullfoss (B,L,D)

Today we depart Reykjavik for the natural wonders of the Golden Circle.  We'll visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where two of the earth's tectonic plates meet. Later we'll visit Friðheimar and its geothermal greenhouse. Then the horse stables followed by a visit to the Geysir Geothermal Field and beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall.  A smorgasboard of natural wonders today!  We continue onto the town of Hella with dinner at the hotel.

Overnight - Stracta Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 - Saturday 5 September 2020

Seljalandsfoss - Skogafoss - Reynisfjara - Skaftatell (B,D)

After breakfast we'll depart Hella and head towards Hnappavellir.  On the way we visit the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls which are a sight to behold.  Seljalandsfoss is one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland. It is 65 meters tall according to the National Land Survey of Iceland and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Continuing on we'll visit Reynisfjara black sand beach before enjoying a LAVA show - the only place in the world where you can safely experience hot molten lava in close proximity.  Afterwards we continue to the Skaftafell National Park before arriving into Hnappavellir.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (or similar)

Day 6 - Sunday 6 September 2020

Jokulsarlon Glacier - Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir (B,D)

After breakfast we head towards Egilsstadir visiting enroute Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where we'll enjoy a boat ride on this magnificent natural wonder.  Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's natural crown jewels and with its nearby black beach named Diamond Beach, for the ice chunks lying on it resembling diamonds glistening in the sun.  Thousands of people are drawn to Jökulsárlón all year round. An incredible amount of photographs capture the lagoon's stunning beauty, and it has even become one of Iceland's most popular filming location

We'll continue on to visit the harbour town of Höfn and the East Fjords before arriving into Egilsstaðir.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Icelandair Hotel Herad (or similar)

Day 7 - Monday 7 September 2020

Moorudalsoraefi - Myvatn (B,D)

Today after breakfast we'll travel across the Möðrudalsöræfi highlands, renowned for their stark beauty, towards Myvatn.  Mývatn is a beautiful lake with many small islands and the fourth largest lake in the country. Due to its serenity, birdlife and volcanism, the lake, including its surrounding area, is one of the most amazing natural attractions in the country.  Here, another treat, a visit to Myvatn Nature Baths.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Fosshotel Myvatn (or similar)

Day 8 - Tuesday 8 September 2020

Asbyrgi - Dettifoss - Husavik - Geo Sea (B,D)

This morning we visit Ásbyrgi Canyon.  Ásbyrgi is a 3.5 km long horseshoe-shaped glacial canyon surrounded by extremely high cliffs reaching up to 90 metres. This is an absolutely stunning natural wonder and is thought to be the capital of the hidden people or the elves of Iceland. They are believed to live in rocks and cliffs so we might not be surprised that a lava park of this sort would be connected with this enchanting world. Who knows what might happen when we visit Ásbyrgi? Maybe we'll meet an elf!  Afterwards we continue onto visit Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.  We'll make a stop in the coastal town of Húsavík before visiting the famous GeoSea geothermal sea baths to enjoy nature in a unique manner. Thanks to the underground heat, the seawater in the baths is warm and comfortable and the mineral-rich water will caress our skin. While the warm sea works its miracles, we can enjoy the view of the mountain range to the west, Skjalfandi Bay beneath the cliffs and the Arctic Circle itself on the horizon.  A real treat today.

Returning to Myvatn with dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Fosshotel Myvatn (or similar)

Day 9 - Wednesday 9 September 2020

Namaskaro - Dimmuborgir - Godafoss - Akureyri (B,D)

Today we depart Myvatn and head towards Námaskarð Pass, a geothermal area on Námafjall Mountain.  Namafjall is the mountain overlooking Hverir, a geothermal area with boiling mudpots and fumaroles. At a depth of 1000m, the temperature at Hverir is above 200 degrees Celsius. There’s a characteristic sulfur smell from the fumarole gas. But don’t worry, it isn’t too overpowering! The terrain and the scenery are surreal. The cracked ground boasts shades of red, green, yellow, and white. The steam slightly obscures the barren surroundings. There are several impressive features which makes a trip to Namafjall Hverir geothermal area incredibly worthwhile.

We'll then visit the Dimmuborgir lava fields and Goðafoss Waterfall one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland before arriving into the vibrant town Akureyri to enjoy a city tour.

Dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (or similar)

Day 10 - Thursday 10 September 2020

Akureyri - Hauganes (B,D)

After breafkast we'll travel to Hauganes to enjoy a whale watching excursion. The place name Hauganes originated from the Old Norse word Haugr, meaning hill, mound or barrow. Hauganes is also a popular tourist destination. Whale Watching Hauganes, the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland, departs from Hauganes. After our whale watching excursion we'll visit the interesting Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur.  This museum is Iceland's largest maritime museum - where the 'glory days' of Iceland's herring fisheries and industry are brought back to life in three different buildings. Róaldsbrakki, a 1907 salting station and bunkhouse.

We'll enjoy an early dinner in Siglufjordur before heading back to Akureyri.

Overnight - Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (or similar)

Day 11 - Friday 11 September 2020

Akureyri - Reykjavik (B,L,D)

Today after breakfast we depart Akureyri and head back to Reykjavik.  Along the way we'll visit Gauksmyri tannery where quality leather items can be purchased. Afterwards we'll enjoy a horse show where the history of the Icelandic horse will be told.  With lunch included we'll continue on to Reykjavik for dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Day 12 - Saturday 12 September 2020

Reykjavik (B,D)

Today we'll enjoy the Perlan Wonders of Iceland Exhibition including access to Perlan Observation Deck.  Wonders of Iceland provides deep insight into Iceland’s unique nature. The latest science and the best museum curators and technologists have joined forces to create a truly amazing exhibition. We'll get to experience the first man-made ice cave in the world.  Afterwards we'll have time to stop and shop at Kringlan Mall.

Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight - Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Day 13 - Sunday 13 September 2020

Reykjavik (B,D)

This morning is free time.  Afterwards we'll visit the Omnom Chocolate Factory and visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa.  At the Omnom Chocolate Factory we’ll get an introduction to the craft of making chocolate from the cocoa pod all the way to a chocolate bar. We will discover the process behind bean to bar chocolate making. Tasting all their bars is of course included and we might even be able to take a look and taste what's happening in their Test Lab. The Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is a unique experience of the healing powers of the geothermal springs. Our last opportunity to soak in a natural pool, or take a dip in the refreshing lake.  After our soak we'll enjoy a Farwell Dinner to celebrate great times shared with new friends.

Overnight - Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Day 14 - Monday 14 September 2020

Reykjavik - Home

Today we farewell Iceland as we make our way to Reykjavik Airport to begin our flight home.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the infight entertainment as we head towards Australia.

Day 15 - Tuesday 15 September 2020

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!  Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back to your next adventure!

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