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DAY 1 - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland from Denver or New York (evening departures, overnight flight).

DAY 2 - Reykjavik City Tour, Village of Hella, Search for the Northern Lights
Arrive in Iceland and meet your guide. Transfer to Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, surrounded by
incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. After a refreshing breakfast at Harpa Concert Hall, your
discovery of this modern city begins with a drive past the Old Town Center, Parliament, the Cathedral and the
bustling harbor area. On to the Pearl vantage point, the National Museum and Hofdi House, site of the 1986
Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Your drive continues past Reykjavik's largest outdoor
swimming pool in Laugardalur, heated with waters from natural hot springs, and Hallgrímskirkja Church,
whose striking steeple is a Reykjavik landmark. Depart from Reykjavik to visit the Hellisheiði Power Plant at the
foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano, where the Earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy
for space heating. Afterward, continue to the peaceful village of Hella nestled amidst the stillness of rural
Iceland. After dinner, meet your tour guide to search the skies for the Northern Lights* (Aurora Borealis) from
the comfort of the hotel grounds.
Overnight: Hella
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 - South Shore Adventure
Today as you travel along the South Shore, enjoy the gorgeous mountain views including snow shrouded
Hekla, the country’s most active volcano, as well as the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Continue through the
region where one of the best known of the Icelandic classical sagas, Njál’s Saga is set. Stop at the
spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, tumbling over high rock escarpments. Next visit the
Skogar Folk Museum to see first-hand how Icelanders creatively adapted to their challenging environment.
Then continue past Dyrhólaey, a magnificent rocky headland with dramatic sheer cliffs to Vik, Iceland’s most
southerly village. Relax and enjoy lunch in this beautiful setting encircled by fabulous views of the
Reynisdrangar pillars and the shore flanked by steep cliffs. On the return trip to Hella, visit the Þorvaldseyri
Volcano Visitor Centre with its fascinating exhibits and astonishing imagery. Return to the hotel for leisure time
and dinner.  (In Iceland you can expect to walk over rough, uneven terrain in dark conditions, and therefore
proper winter clothing and footwear as well as a flashlight are essential for your safety and comfort.)
Overnight: Hella
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir, Search for the Northern Lights
Today you will visit some of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Gullfoss (The Golden
Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water tumbling
majestically into a deep gorge. Then, on to the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs, fumaroles and
geysers, including the world-famous Strokkur Geysir – watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high
into the air. At the remarkable geological and historical area of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest
democratic parliament founded in 930 AD, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the stunning canyon
that runs through the park, stand on the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. Lunch
follows at the family-run Friðheimar Greenhouse, a unique cultivation center. You’ll be astounded by the magic
behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat. A short and
informative talk is followed by a tomato tasting. Return to Reykjavik with time to relax before this evening’s
private drive to the countryside to continue your quest for the Northern Lights.*
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 - The Blue Lagoon
A truly unique experience awaits you today at the spectacular Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral
rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. The high levels of silica and minerals give the
Lagoon its vibrant rich blue color. After breakfast this morning, depart for the Blue Lagoon to enjoy a refreshing
bath or swim in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties. The facilities include modern
changing rooms and showers, an indoor geothermal pool, an on-site restaurant featuring local favorites and
boutiques with seawater products to take back home. Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon. Tonight, you are
free to catch up on last minute shopping, or perhaps enjoy a dinner out at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants.
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Fly from Iceland to Paris or Amsterdam
After breakfast, transfers provided to Keflavik Airport for a short flight to either Paris or Amsterdam (your choice...
or extend your trip and see both cities!).  After checking into your hotel, enjoy the afternoon and evening
exploring
on your own or ask about optional tours from $19pp (see below).
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Amsterdam/Paris
After breakfast, explore your chosen city at your leisure on your own.  Your hotel is centrally located near the
metro stop for easy access to all major attractions!
 

In Paris, we recommend the hop-on-hop-off bus tour, available from $20pp/day.  Explore on your own or ask
about great rates for guided tours of the Louvre and Notre Dame, or enjoy a Seine River cruise including
Illuminated night tour of the city (the Eiffel tower has a beautiful light show at night!) from $50p, or visit one of
many castles and museums!  Or ask us about a 3-day city-wide museum & attraction pass good for three days!

In
Amsterdam, you can catch a canal water taxi near your hotel and ride all day from $20pp/day. Or book an
optional front of line pass to the Van Gogh Museum ($30p), tour the Red Light district, the Royal Palace, or the
Heinekin Brewery tour with sampling ($18p); and other great attractions available at discount fares too!
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Amsterdam/Paris
After breakfast, explore the city on your own.  Your hotel is centrally located near the metro stop for easy access
to all major attractions!  
 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 - Depart Amsterdam/Paris
After breakfast, transfers will be provided to the airport for your flight back to Denver or New York.
Meals: Breakfast

What is NOT Included:
--Airfare to/from Denver or New York (whichever you choose to start your Iceland adventure).  There are
currently flights from San Antonio and Austin Texas to Denver from only $211pp roundtrip.
--Those meals not included above.
--Any additional baggage fees
(2 checked and two carryons included with Iceland flight; size & weight restrictions apply)
--Transportation within Amsterdam/Paris (airport transfers to hotel are included).  Buses and water taxis are
available at very reasonable prices.
--Optional Gratuities and optional snacks not included.
--Some hotels require a small city tax be paid at time of check in...ask for details.
--Travel/cancellation Insurance is also available from $79 pp additional; please inquire.
--Single supplement of $347 for guests desiring a single room on the 4-night Iceland tour with hotels.
Additional single supplement may be required for Amsterdam or Paris hotel, or book a triple or quad room.
--Optional tours in Amsterdam/Paris are additional. Or take a high-speed 3 hour train from Paris to Amsterdam
from $36pp and then fly home from Amsterdam, for the same price!...Optionally, you can add two or more days
to this trip if you would like additional time to see both Paris
and Amsterdam. (Additional hotel nights, activities
and meals are on your own; but airfare is currently the same for later departure dates.)

*Please note, Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be
guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, another Northern Lights tour will be offered on the evening of Day 3
or Day 5. The Reykjavik Northern Lights tour departs at approximately 8 PM and may not return until after
midnight.

GUESTS CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIPS & INFORMATION

Call 1-800-718-9091 to Book Now, while space is still available!
8 Night Iceland and   
Amsterdam/Paris Tour
Stracta Hotel, Iceland
Foss Hotel, Iceland
Package Includes:
  • Round trip air from New York or Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland AND Amsterdam
         or Paris (your choice!)
  • All accommodations: 2 nights in Hella, 2 nights Reykjavik, and 3 nights
         deluxe accommodations in central Amsterdam or Paris
  • All airport transfers
  • 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Escorted Iceland Tours daily, per itinerary, in modern motor coach with
         English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Time to explore Amsterdam or Paris on your own!
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