Young Alumni: Iceland Expedition

Young Alumni: Iceland Expedition

Get to know Iceland’s most famous natural treasures, experience black beaches, glacier views, stunning coastlines, magnificent bird cliffs, delightful towns, incredible waterfalls, erupting geysers, tectonic plates and take a plunge into the healing mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite Game of Thrones characters and take time to visit the striking wilderness chosen to represent the regions north of the Seven Kingdoms or journey to the dramatic gorge at Thingveillir – the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the Wildlings. Blame it on those long winter nights or perhaps the endless summer days, or the exceptional quality of locally produced beer and schnapps; Reykjavík’s legendary nightlife or “jammith” as the locals refer to it, has gained a reputation for being one of the hottest places to party in the world today!

Trip Itinerary:

June 12 Travel to Reykjavik

Embark on your overnight journey to Iceland’s capital city.

Meals: In-flight

June 13 Reykjavik

Arrive in Iceland, “Land of the Midnight Sun” and transfer to the hotel. If arriving on a group flight, our expedition starts with a short city sightseeing tour of the northernmost capital in the world. Our tour includes the old town center, the Parliament, Cathedral and much more. Afterwards we check into our hotel. This evening, join a welcome orientation and cocktail with the tour director. Later on we are invited to a Reykjavik bar crawl.

Meals: In-flight, Welcome cocktail

June 14 Reykjavik - Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is probably Iceland’s most popular day tour as it includes three of the best known attractions. The golden waterfall Gullfoss is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. The Geyser area has numerous hot springs and geysers, including the famous Strokkur. Pingvellir is the site of the world’s oldest democratic parliament founded in 1930 and the beautiful canyon running through the park is the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. We return to Reykjavik for an evening at your leisure. Don’t miss out on Reykjavik’s legendary night life.

Meals: Breakfast

June 15 Reykjavik

Enjoy a free day to explore Reykjavik or opt to join a tour to the south shore. We pass through the fertile farming lands and villages of south Iceland, rich in Viking history and heritage and a view of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. We take a walk behind the splendid wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, then hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a professional certified guide. Afterwards take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs; basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legends say that they are naughty trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. Walk up to the thundering waterfall for a bird’s eye view of the tumbling water and rainbows. At tonight’s fish ‘n chips farewell dinner we plan our next adventure with new-found friends.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

June 16 Flight Home

Pack a separate bag for our visit to the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa just outside of Reykjavik, where one can find ultimate relaxation in the healing mineral waters, surrounded by lava fields and snow-capped mountains. The facilities include modern changing rooms and showers, an indoor geothermal pool, a winter garden and a restaurant. Later we continue to the airport as it is time to say farewell.

Meals: Breakfast, In-flight

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