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Iceland

August 8-16, 2020

Classic Tour

It's the power of Icelandic nature to turn the prosaic into the extraordinary. Get up close to this unique country on a nine-day exploration of its 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 incredible hot springs and keep your eyes peeled for whales off the coast. Find your element in a place of extreme elements.

 

Signature Moments

  • Tour the Golden Circle and see the geological wonders
  • Hike in Skaftafell National Park
  • Feel the power as you watch icebergs float by
  • Explore the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Enjoy the disarming warmth of the Icelanders
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 8 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Arrival transfer
  • 8 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinners
  • Private minivan transportation throughout
  • Icelandic Farm Experience, Hvalfjörður
  • Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum, Snæfellsnes
  • Sólheimar Ecovillage Visit and Community Lunch, Selfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Visit the lava Centre
  • Hveragerði geothermal garden
  • Visit Jökulsárlón Lagoon
  • Take an ice walk on a glacier in Skaftafell National Park
  • Visit black sand beaches
  • Explore Vatnajökull National Park
  • Golden Circle tour including Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
  • Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula including Snaefellsjokull National Park, Sagaland and Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club leader
Itinerary
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Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland!
Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour.
Accommodations - Hótel Klettur

 

Day 2 - 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.
Accommodations - Hali Country Hotel

 

Day 3 - 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.
Accommodations - Hali Country Hotel

 

Day 4 - 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. Hike some of the many maintained trails in Skaftafell National Park, famous throughout the country for its excellent weather and sunny summer days. This preservation area in the southeast is now incorporated into the larger Vatnajökull National Park. The diverse landscape here is often compared to certain parts of the Alps but, like most of Iceland's incredible landscape, the region was created by rivers, glaciers and volcanoes. Later, we will stroll along the black sands of Reynisfjara Beach. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand, explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks. As, well during the summer months it is possible to see puffins.
Accommodations - Hotel Dyrholaey

 

Day 5 - Vik - 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. Stop to visit Solheimar Ecovillage, a sustainable community of over 100 people, dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Nestled beautifully amongst the countryside, take in the panoramic views as you support this non-profit community by touring the village to learn about the various workshops, businesses, and programs followed by a meal at the local community restaurant.
Accommodations - Hotel Ork Selfoss

 

Day 6 - Selfoss - Snaefellsnes

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.
Accommodations - Fransiskus Hotel

 

Day 7 - Snaefellsnes

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.
Accommodations - Fransiskus Hotel

 

Day 8 - Snaefellness - 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. Then for a stop at Krauma Spa (considered a much better and less crowded option than the Blue Lagoon) for a relaxing soak before continuing to Reykjavík for our final evening.
Accommodations - Hótel Klettur

 

Day 9 - Depart Reykjavik

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and fabulous new friends. Most flights leave in the late afternoon or early evening, so this would be a great day to visit the Blue Lagoon (entrance not included) before your flight home.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $4799 CAD per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - $6728 CAD per person (your own room)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

Deposit of $350 per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - June 1, 2020

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Booking Deadline

January 1, 2020
Book Now! Tour may fill up at any time.
Please do not book flights until after January 1, 2020 unless instructed to do so by the Women's Travel Club. If not enough ladies are booked by the release date then this tour may be cancelled. If the Women's Travel Club cancels the tour all payments made will be refunded.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking tours that may be on uneven terrain.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Sarah Boville
Sarah is an avid traveler and a successful travel agent. She is co-founder of the Niagara Purse project and a dedicated advocate for women.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Reykjavik
Depart from Reykjavik

Flight Quote
Accommodations
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Hotel Klettur

Set in a contemporary building in the Hlemmur neighborhood, this polished hotel is a 13-minute walk from Hallgrímskirkja, the landmark 73-m-tall modern church, and 2 km from the Reykjavik Art Museum. Simple rooms with classic Scandinavian furnishings come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks.

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Hali Country Hotel

On a family-run farm between Vatnajökull National Park and the Atlantic Ocean, this simple hotel with an annex is a minute’s walk from local history at the Þórbergssetur museum. Modest rooms with ocean or mountain views offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas and heated floors.

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Hotel Dyrholaey

Featuring countryside views, the bright, unassuming rooms with simple furnishings have complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

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Hotel Ork Selfoss

In a rural town off Route 1, this informal hotel with views of the surrounding countryside. Featuring wood furnishings, the unfussy rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers.

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Fransiskus Hotel

Overlooking the Stykkishólmur harbor, this low-key hotel has harbor views and the understated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request