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8 Day Volcanic Valleys of Iceland

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Starting: Nov 21, 2017
Through: Dec 31, 2018
# of Nights: 7
Supplier:  Kensington Tours
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4990746
from $7,720.00  (USD)
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Day Destination
1 Reykjavik To Welcome     
2 Reykjavik     
3 Reykjavik     
4 Reykjavik     
5 Reykjavik To Akureyri     
6 Akureyri     
7 Akureyri     
8 Akureyri     
Number of Nights: 7
8 Day Volcanic Valleys of Iceland
Few places on Earth feel less Earth-like than primal, volcanic Iceland. The warmth and friendliness of the locals are at odds with the vast icefields and jagged peaks that mark their remote island's landscape. But it's those very contradictions that make this spellbinding country such a pleasure to explore. This special Explorers Club journey takes you into Iceland's great outdoors to walk across volcanoes, traverse ice caves carved from centuries of glaciation, swim between the gap dividing continents, and even into the Arctic Circle itself.

The adventure begins in Grindavik, near Reykjavík, with an afternoon at the aptly named Blue Lagoon, whose mineral-rich waters are said to soothe all sorts of skin conditions. Later, take a private hike through the verdant hills and wide-open spaces of Reykjadalur by Super Jeep to check out the waterfalls, hot springs, and natural splendor that makes this impossibly beautiful locale one of the most stunning spots on Earth. Next, travel to Thingvellir National Park to explore the lava tube caves of Gjabakkahellir and, if you're feeling extra-adventurous, slip into the waters of Thingvallavatn to snorkel the Silfra fissure. It doesn't get much more "in-depth" than your last full day in the Reykjavík area where you'll descend 400 feet by elevator into the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur, a dormant volcano.

Fly 150 miles to the northeast to your next stop: Akureyri, Iceland's gateway to the Arctic. Up here, experienced scuba divers will have a unique opportunity to swim across the divide between two continents, at Arnarnesstrytur. The next day, explore the fascinating geothermal caves near Mývatn, a volcanic lake, and then relax in a soothing thermal lagoon. Then, take to the skies in a small plane to witness the frozen vastness of the Far North on a shared three-hour flight into the Arctic Circle before returning to Akureyri, spending the remains of your stay at leisure, exploring the sights of this fascinating town among the mountains.

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world's foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world's most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability.

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Travel Date Range Price From    
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018 $7,720.00    
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.