Twin Travel Ltd. presents... Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice | from $5,719.00 CAD

Main destination Reykjavik, Iceland

Twin Travel Ltd. presents... Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice | from $5,719.00 CAD

Main destination Reykjavik, Iceland


For more information contact
Cathy Ferster
Twin Travel Ltd.
(250) 724-6501 cathy@twintravel.ca

9 Days 13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners


Book Now & Save $200 Per Person:


Double $5,969, Double $5,769*

Single $7,040, Single $6,849;

Triple $5,919, Triple $5,719


For bookings made after Jan 10,2017 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Vancouver Intl Airport, Air Taxes and
Fees/Surcharges of $270 per person (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $350 per person

*All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from YVR

Must-See InclusionsCulinary InclusionsCollette Experiences
Gain a local's perspective of Reykjavik on a walking tour.Savour Icelandic cuisine at a popular restaurant.Choose between a lava cave adventure or walking the lavafields.
Travel to the GoldenCircle, one of many of Iceland's natural wonders.Try an Icelandic delicacy— cured "hakare."Leam about the 400year-old tradition of catching andpreserving Greenland shark.
Journey to the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall.Explore Skogar Folk Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandiclife.


Highlights: Reykjavik, Golden Circle,Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir,Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Cave Tour or Lava Field Walk, Breida0ördur Bay, Seljalandsfoss, Vik, Eyja0allajökull Volcano Visitor Cerfre, Skogar Museum, Skögafoss, Jökulsårlön Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull National Park & Glacier, Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching


Day 1:
Sunday,July 9, 2017 Overnight Flight


Set out on a journey full of dramatic contrasts. Discover Iceland, a land forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields reflect a volcanic nature. Massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.


Day 2: Monday, July 10, 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland - Tour Begns

Begin in the capital city of
Reykjavik. Join a local expert for a walking tour of the city's old section
featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbour and Reykjavik's oldest
building, home of the Kraum Icelandic design centre. Tonight, get to know your
fellow travellers during a sumptuous Icelandic dinner at a popular local
restaurant. (D)


Day 3: Tuesday,July 11, 2017
Reykjavik - Golden Circle - Reykjavik

Travel the memorable Golden Circle, a route
encompassing many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders: waterfalls, glaciers,
geysers, lava fields, and volcanos. Begin at Thingvellir National Park, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and

established one of the world's first parliaments. Find yourself standing upon one of the globe's most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir's rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Next, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Stop at the famous thermal area of Geysir to admire the hot spring Strokkur's explosive vertical spout that reaches a height of up to 90 feet. Your day concludes with a visit to Friöheimar greenhouse cultivation centre to learn how the locals grow delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of Iceland's geothermal energy. (B)


Day 4: Wednesday,July 12, 2017 Snæfellsnes-Cavy1ava Field Tour-
Breidafjördur Cruise-Stykkisholmur

Experience the otherworldliness of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take in the dramatic landscapes of black and white sand beaches,stunning cliffs, mountains peaks, volcanic craters, soaring waterfalls, rocky coastlines, intimate fishing villages, and its remarkable Snæfellsjökull glacier. This afternoon it's your choice! You may choose a guided Vatnshellir Cave tour* and descend 100 feet below ground to an 8,000-year-old lava tube where you'll experience total darkness and see amazing rock pigments, lava formations, stalagmites, stalactites, and more. Or, perhaps you'd prefer to walk the lava field and put your camera to work snapping photos of nature's artwork of varying textures, colours and arrangements of this dramatic landscape. Next, we continue on and pause at Kirkjufell, acclaimed to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Your day concludes with a nature cruise in Breidaüördur Bay. Experience countless birds like puffins**, cormorants, kittiwakes and the majestic white tailed eagle soaring amongst basalt rock columns. While cruising, try delicious fresh scallops and sea urchin roe straight from the ocean. Seafood simply doesn 't come fresher than this! (B, D)


Day 5: Thursday,July 13, 2017
Stykkishölmur - Vik


Embark on a true Icelandic cultural adventure as you spend time with a

family that keeps alive a 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. See the fishing boat utilized by their grandfather; the tiny farmer's church; and explore the museum to learn more about Iceland's deep relationship with this trade. Before leaving, taste "hakare," cured shark meat. Continue the adventure travelling Iceland's south coast. Learn about geothermal renewable energy with a visit to Hellisheidarvirkjun, the largest power station in Iceland and the second largest geothermal power station in the world. Make a picture stop at Waterfall Seljalandsfoss, one of few waterfalls providing you with a walkway for views from the inside out. Arrive in Vik, Iceland's most southerly village and one of the most visited sites in Iceland. (B, D)


Day 6: Friday,July 14, 2017 Vik -

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre
- Skogar
Museum - Vik

Drive along the scenic south shore to Eyjafiallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre. Learn about a family's struggle to adapt during and following the dramatic 2010 explosion of the infamous Eyjafiallajökull Volcano that brought European flights to a halt. Visit Skogar Museum which contains an outstanding collection covering all aspects of Icelandic life including farm and domestic artifacts, as well as turf-built houses. Nearby is the impressive Skogafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland. Then, view Reynisfiara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt columns and cliffs scattered with caves and rich bird life including the fulmar, black guillemot, razorbill, gannet and various types of seagulls. Later, see the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhölaey. (B, D)


Day 7: Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
Jökulsårlon Glacial Lagoon -
Skaftafell - Vik

Set sail* ** among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsårlön Glacial Lagoon. Get to taste the 1,000-year-old ice and possibly see some seals. Later, stop at Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe.
Marvel at the Alpine environment of Iceland's highest mountains and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier. (B, D)


Day 8: Sunday,July 16, 2017 Vik - Blue lagoon or Whale Watching Reykjavik


Choose how to enjoy your last day in Iceland!
Perhaps you'll embark on a drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, numerous hot springs, and home to the Blue Lagoon; take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Or maybe you'd prefer to further explore the wonders of Iceland's waters during an informative whale watching adventure in the bay of Faxaflöi; have your camera ready for minke and humpback whale sightings, along with white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises in their natural habitat. Later, gather with your fellow travellers for a local dining experience and share stories of your days in Iceland. (B, D)


Day 9: Monday,July 17, 2017
Reykjavik - Tour Ends


Depart for home with many incredible Icelandic memories. (B)


Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 Ovemight Flight
Days 2, 3 Centerhotel Plaza,Reykjavik
Day 4 Hotel Stykkisholmur, Grundarfiordur
Days 5-7 Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka, Vik
Day 8 Centerhotel Plaza,
Reykjavik

On some dates alternated hotels may be used



Experience It! Geothermal
Greenhouses

Growing food in Iceland has historically been a challenge
for residents due to the cold climate, unproductive land, and at times, a
lack of natural light. Discover how modern technology defies these natural
challenges with geothermal greenhouses. At a family-run greenhouse, learn how
they are able to harness the natural warmth from the ground's geothermic
waters and use it to create a yearround Mediterranean climate. Join a
horticultural expert for an insider's look at innovative growing methods used
to produce a large variety of tomatoes that are able thrive in this otherwise
challenging environment.



Please Note:
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a
first come, first served basis. Hotel check-in on your day of arrival is 3:00
p.m. Rooms may not be available prior to that time.
Museum visits and shopping may be affected with observance of
religious or local holidays.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our
airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these
transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.
The days and order of
sightseeing may change to best utilize your time on tour.
For invottant reservation infomation visit
https•J/gateuay.gocoll&corw1inW749380. You can also find this infomation
on your tour documents.
On occasion, some activities may not be available due to
inclement weather.

**Puffin can usually be viewed mid-May through mid-August.
***During the months of April & October, the Jökulsårlön
Glacial Lagoon cruise may not operate due to seasonality. This is reflected in
the land price for these time periods.
This
tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days
with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking
slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be
expected. *The Vatnshellir Cave tour is not recommended for guests who are
claustrophobic or have back or knee problems. Guests should be in good physical
condition. Due to flight schedules, a post night may be required in some
Iceland Air gateway cities (at
NOTES:
an additional cost). Please inquire at time of reservation.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10
or more travelling on the same flights and dates.
A deposit of $250 per person due upon reservation.
Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made
after the deposit due date of January 03, 2017 are based upon availability.
Final payment due by May 10, 2017. Please note: deposits are fully refundable
up until January 10, 2017, after that date certain charges apply.


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Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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