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Extend your trip with a post-trip extension to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. The geological wonders of this volcanic isle near the Arctic Circle are unforgettable: towering glaciers and gushing hot springs, boiling mud pools, lava fields, and thundering waterfalls. Please call for pricing.
DAY 1 - Oslo, Norway/Keflavík, Iceland/Akureyri
Fly from Oslo to Keflavík, Iceland, and then continue to Akureyri, where we check in to our hotel. Hótel Kea
DAY 2 - Myvatn Lake/Akureyri
Visit Myvatn lake, formed 2,300 years ago during a massive volcanic eruption. The waters of the lake are a sanctuary for bird life. Then view the natural sculptures that dot a nearby lava field. Return to Akureyri for dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 - Reykjavík
Fly to Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital, and site of the 1986 peace summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. Explore this northern city, seeing the Althing parliament building, Government House (a former prison built in the 18th century), and the impressive Hallgrimskirkja—a church with a 240-foot-tall tower. Hótel Reykjavík Centrum or similar (B,L)
DAY 4 - Gullfoss Falls/Geysir/ Thingvellir National Park/Reykjavík
Spend today exploring Iceland's wild, natural side: glacial waterfalls, abundant rivers, and hot springs. First visit thundering Gullfoss falls, and then travel to the steaming hot spring field that holds Geysir, the first described geyser. See nature and history converge at Thingvellir National Park, the open-air site of the ancient parliament. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Reykjavík/Keflavík/U.S.
After breakfast, you may opt to relax at the hotel or spend the morning at the Blue Lagoon. (A transfer to the lagoon will be provided; the entrance fee and all facilities at the lagoon are at an additional cost.) Enjoy a final lunch together before transferring to Keflavík International Airport for your return flight. (B,L)