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Exploring Iceland 2023

August 29 - September 08, 2023
Length: 11 days
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Admire Seljalandsfoss, Iceland’s most photographed waterfall, and Skogafoss, a waterfall known for its rainbows.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Stay in well-located, atmospheric small hotels.
  • Stop to see the fascinating geothermal exhibit at Hellisheidi Power Plant, Iceland’s largest, and learn about Iceland’s geological forces at the interactive Lava Centre.
  • Admire Seljalandsfoss, Iceland’s most photographed waterfall, and Skogafoss, a waterfall known for its rainbows.
  • Head to the lovely town of Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village, surrounded by green hills, a massive icecap, the sea, and a volcano.  
  • Travel to Lake Myvatn and its environs of bubbling mud flats, vast lava fields, and lunar-like volcanic craters, one of the world’s natural wonders.
  • Embark on a birdwatching cruise from the picturesque fishing village of Husavik to see the rich bird life at Puffin Island (weather conditions permitting).
  • Visit beautiful Vatnajökull National Park where you’ll witness massive Ásbyrgi canyon, enveloped by towering walls, and the Hljodaklettar Echo Cliffs.
  • Walk to jaw-dropping Dettifoss, Iceland’s own Niagara and Europe’s most powerful waterfall.
  • Make a stop at Godafoss, the stunning “waterfalls of the gods” named for the carvings of Norse gods tossed into the water when the country was declared Christian.
  • Tour Siglufjördur’s acclaimed Herring Era Museum, and Glaumbaer, a folk museum featuring exhibits on rural Icelandic life, including authentic turf houses.  
  • At a farm, see the famed Icelandic horses first brought to Iceland by the Vikings in 800 CE. 
  • Experience the stupendous scenery of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, including a shell sand beach, bizarre rock formations, and thousands of nesting cliff birds.
  • You’ll learn about Thingvellir National Park’s historic and geologic significance, and take in its canyons, caves, waterfalls, and ponds surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
  • Spend two nights in Iceland’s lively capital, Reykjavik, with time to explore on your own or take an optional tour to the famed Blue Lagoon. 
  • Make the most of the long daylight hours and see more of vibrant Reykjavik at your own pace with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2023) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • For Information about Odysseys Unlimited’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols, please check out our attached document listed under the Additional Resources.

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