Iceland Adventure
The Viking
Challeng
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Comfortable Nights
Exciting Days
Adventure travel in the Sub-Arctic
Multi-Sport Fun in strangely beautiful lands
However you may define Adventure
...we have something for you
in this fascinating land
...Or, if this all looks to be a bit much,
you could do a driving tour or take a guided coach tour!
Our Prices include taxes, fuel charges and a number of “extras”. See the details under Prices. - We offer Special Prices for small groups.

The Viking Challenge
offers you the experience of a lot of Iceland’s wonders!

The activities aren’t terribly hard, but they are exciting. The tour is suited to just about anyone who is physically fit and wants do some interesting activities in an interesting landscape. The Viking Challenge includes all safety and special equipment, good guides and some instruction when needed. The guides really know their stuff. The Viking Challenge is for those of us who enjoy getting tired while experiencing a fascinating country! Appeals to families with teenagers, young, middle and active senior outdoors folks.

Sunday:
Leave home
Leave North America for short overnight flight on Icelandair.

Monday:
Welcome to Iceland!

Early arrival at Keflavik Airport and you’ll be met and taken into Reykjavik nd dropped at your hotel. If there’s room for an early check, in you can do so, otherwise you can leave your luggage and set out to see some of Icelands capital city. We’ll provide our Reyakjvik guide with ideas on what to see and do, where to eat, shop and relax
Whale Watching
In the afternoon you can head to the old harbor for your Elding Whale watching tour. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the multimedia show at the pier - it includes lots of info as well as images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.
Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving you the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. There are also occasional sights of other species like Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.

The sighting success on previous tours is 91.40% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. Duration: 2.5-3.5 hrs
Dress warmly and don’t be shy to also put on our warm overalls

Tuesday:
Golden Circle tour with Fontana Steam Bath soak

Today you’ll visit the Golden Circle trio of wonders -- Þingvellir National Park, site of a parliament from Viking times until 1798 and one of the few places on earth where the mid Atlantic Rift can be easily seen and its spreading easily measured. Next it’s a stop at Geysir hot springs, the locale of the presently resting Geysir that gave the world the name “geyser”. The active Stokkur geyser here erupts every 5 or 10 minutes with a rush of boiling water. Then it’s on to the Gullfoss waterfall, If the sunlight is right you’ll see the golden color of its water from the rock the glacier upstream grinds into it (and often the light will make a rainbow in the sky). After lunch you’ll experience the newly-restored and historic steam baths at Fontana where you can soak all cares away.. A light lunch included. 10 hours.

Wednesday and Thursday:
Two day tour to the south coast waterfalls, the Glacial Lagoon at Jokullsarlon and a hike on the glacier Vatnajökull

After breakfast, you’ll get to try some of the Iceleandic horses that have been in the fields everywhere! You’ll get helmet (and rain gear, if necessary) and the guides will give you a horse that’s good for your skill level- whether your a novice or experienced. You’ll enjoy an hour and a half on the soft grass and lava trails in the pretty river valley around the farm. After lunch, you’ll get to soak off the morning at the Blue Lagoon, one of Icelands most well known spots! You’ll spend the next two nights in Reykjavík. While here, only breakfast is included so as to give you the opportunity to visit some of the capital’s many interesting restaurants.

Friday:
A morning on an Icelandic horse, an afternoon on white water

This morning you’ll have a 2 ½ to 3 hour ride on one of Iceland’s famous horses (less experienced riders have a shorter option). You might gain a sense of the historical importance of good riding horses in the long history of this pastoral nation.
After lunch you’ll experience one of Iceland’s glacial rivers as you raft down the Hvita (White) river - lots of rapids, gorges, and fun! Lunch included. 10 hours.

Saturday:
A hike up a volcano and a night in the city

More unusual geology. With a hike through areas known for its geotherrmal activity, you’ll be guided along little known trails to the top of a volcano that offers great views i in many directions. fterwrds you’ll exchange the hotel at Eldhestar for a nice hotel in Reykjavik for overnight and your chance to check the Reykjavik night scene.

Sunday:
A soak in the wonderful Blue Lagoon and touring the Reykjanes peninsula

The Blue Lagoon has just completed another upgrading renovation in time for your visit. Strangely splendid in a lava and moss landscape, and most relaxing. A short excursion through the Reykjanes countryside with visits to fishing villages and some geothermal wonders. Back in Reyjkavik for a last night out!

Monday:
Time to say good bye ...

When it’s time to leave your shuttle transfer will return you to Keflavik International Airport for your return flight.

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Dates & Prices

The tour runs from Sundays through Mondays from June 1 through August 31, 2016

Prices vary by accomodations;
Choose what sort of accomodation you’d like!
price per person in US$. double occupancy
3 star options near city center
$3,464
4 star options near city center
$3,877

Finer Print: Price includes international airfare from the US east coast*, airport transfers 7 nights in double rooms in a choice of hotels, all with private baths, 6 days of guided hiking and touring, with any special equipment needed, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches during day tours, plus lots of useful traevl information Please note that late bookngs may affect the price, or requaire that the sequence of the torus be re arranged.
*Flights: Price includes round trip airfare, including fuel surcharge and US departure taxes to Iceland, from Icelandair’ s east coast gateways - Boston, New York, Newark and Washington Dulles International. We can also book flights from Icelandair’s other gateways: Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, Toronto, Edmonton, and Halifax, which may add to the price. Not all gateways have daily departures but we can arrange additional nights’ accommodations before or after your tour.
*Not included are Travel Insurance,dinners, 5 lunches - a stop will be made to purchase on days when its not included; 7 dinners, other tours not specifically inlcuded.
Finest print: Please note that our tour prices are subject to revision until you book your tour by making a deposit.
Our contract rates for air aren’t always available as we get close to travel dates. While we make every effort to keep prices on our webpages and their PDFs up to the minute, things can change quickly. We welcome phone calls or email about prices and any other details
Nature fees: There may be a new Nature Fee imposed by Iceland’s government to support its many natural wonders. The fee will probably not be large but it will be an additional cost for travelers. Will know if/when details are settled

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