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Iceland: History & Landscape

8 Jul — 15 Jul 2018 | Tour Director: Harriet Allen

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Harriet Allen , MA, MSc, PhD

geographer and Fellow and Director of Studies at Girton College, Cambridge

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1310, arriving Keflavik 1510. Transfer to Hotel Bifrost (Borgar ordur region) for two nights.

Day

2

Morning: Settlement Centre Museum in Borganes (introduction to Iceland’s Viking history). Afternoon: explore the birds and flowers amongst the moorland, lagoons and marshy tundra of the Borgar ordur region.

Day

3

Golden Circle Visit to Thingvellir (historic parliament site and crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge), Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. Overnight at Hotel Selfoss.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to the mountain ridge landscape of Thorsmork. Overnight at the Hotel Geirland, Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Day

5

Explore the coastal and glacial landscape dominated by Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest icecap, including an easy walk to view the snout of the Skaftafell glacier and its lagoon. Transfer to Hotel Skaftafell for two nights.

Day

6

Further explorations of Skaftafell & Vatnajökull, including Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon, and Ingolfshofdi bird reserve (weather and birds permitting).

Day

7

Travel west with possible stops at Vik, Dyrholaey cli s, Solheimajokull (spectacular glacial tongue), Eyja allajokull Volcano Museum and Seljalandfoss (waterfall). Overnight at Hotel Selfoss.

Day

8

Transfer to Keflavik for 1610 departure to Heathrow, arriving 2010.

Tour Dates

8 Jul — 15 Jul 2018

Days

8

Cost

£3795

Tour Code

ICEL-18

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, seven picnic lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £540.

 
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