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Explore Iceland — National Geographic Discovery in Iceland

Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019


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G ADVENTURES NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

July 27-August 4, 2019 | 10 Days, 8 Nights 

Join Maritime Travel’s own Isabella Beane on an incredible tour of Iceland by National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. Get up close to the land of fire and ice, where two continental plates brush up against each other. You will spend 9 days in this unique country, exploring the natural highlights. Make your way through lava tube caves, watch the living Earth in action at some of the island’s volcanoes, explore the rocky, mountainous landscapes of the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, relax in the incredible hot springs and much more. You have to join her on this amazing journey!

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Itinerary


Explore Iceland — A National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures*


JULY 27, 2019 — REYKJAVIK
Arrive at any time at REYKJAVIK.

JULY 28, 2019 — REYKJAVIK/SKAFTAFELL
Discover the beauty of Iceland’s south shore, catching views of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Its eruptions in 2010 produced massive clouds of ash that disrupted air travel throughout Europe for several days. See the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and follow a hidden path through a canyon to the secluded falls of Gljúfrabúi. Stop in Hveragerði, a hot spring village, where you will have the opportunity to taste bread baked in a hot spring. Then visit the Lava Center for an overview of how Iceland’s volcanoes and earthquakes shaped this island.

JULY 29, 2019 — SKAFTAFELL
Continue exploring the south shore, passing sandy plains and moss-covered lava fields and stopping along the way at historical and geological sites. Visit Crystal Beach, scattered with icebergs that wash up on the black sands, and see iridescent ice formations in the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Hike in Vatnajökull National Park to Svartifoss waterfall, framed by basaltic lava columns. Stop at the historic farmstead Hof in Öræfi, home to one of Iceland’s best-preserved turf churches.

JULY 30, 2019 — SKAFTAFELL/VIK
Embark on a guided walk atop a glacier in Skaftafell National Park. Strap on a pair of crampons and get up-close views of intriguing ice formations, deep sinkholes, and rugged crevasses. Later, stroll along the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach.

JULY 31, 2019 — REYKJAVÍK/GOLDEN CIRCLE/SELFOSS
This morning, learn about Icelandic cultural heritage at the Skôgar Folk Museum and visit the picturesque Skogafoss waterfall. Opt to climb 400 steps to the top of the falls for spectacular views. Then set out on a tour of the celebrated Golden Circle. Visit the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and then see Geysir, the hot spring for which all other geysers are named. Tour the G Adventures-supported Solheimar Ecovillage, a sustainable community of over 100 people dedicated to helping people with disabilities. After touring the non-profit community and learning about the various workshops and programs, enjoy a local meal in their restaurant. Explore Iceland — A National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures*

AUGUST 1, 2019 — SELFOSS/SNÆFELLSNES
Begin the day with a walk in Thingvellir National Park, the last stop on our Golden Circle tour, where we’ll see the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Continue to a traditional Icelandic farm — located in the narrow fjord of Hvalfjörður — where we’ll learn about rural Icelandic life and enjoy a traditional farm-to-table lunch. Continue to the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland.

AUGUST 2, 2019 — SNÆFELLSNES
Spend the day exploring the peninsula, including Snæfellsjökull National Park and its mystical glacier-topped volcano, which Jules Verne wrote about in his novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. See Búðir Church, the Lóndrangar sea stacks, Djúpalónssandur pebble beach, and the iconic peak of Kirkjufell. We’ll also visit the Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum, founded and run by world-renowned volcanologist and National Geographic grantee Dr. Haraldur Sigurðsson.

AUGUST 3, 2019 — SNÆFELLSNES/REYKJAVIK
Continue to Borgarfjörður, where many Icelandic sagas have taken place. See the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls; and step into Reykholt, the homestead of the 12th-century writer Snorri Sturluson. We’ll also visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring whose water heats most buildings in western Iceland. Stop at Krauma Spa for a relaxing soak before continuing to Reykjavík for our final evening.

AUGUST 4 — REYKJAVIK
Depart at any time.

Tour host subject to minimum group size.

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