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HIGHLIGHTS OF ICELAND for VACCINATED TRAVELERS

Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Puffins in the North Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS OF ICELAND for VACCINATED TRAVELERS

Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Puffins in the North Atlantic

ICELAND IS NOW OPEN TO VACCINATED TRAVELERS!

Explore the natural beauty and geological wonders of Iceland—home to powerful waterfalls, massive glaciers, volcanoes, spouting hot springs, and black-sand beaches. Enjoy the luxury of deluxe accommodations in Reykjavik, southern & northern Iceland and dine in popular restaurants where the food is inventive and delicious.

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Trip Overview

Countries Visited: Iceland
Starts In: Reykjavik (KEF)
Ends In: Reykjavik (KEF)
Duration: 8 Days / 6 Nights
Int'l Air Route: USA - Reykjavik (KEF) - USA
Group Size: Min 4; Max 12
Accommodations: Deluxe (4★) & Luxury (5★)
Activity Level: Moderate
Experiences: Culture, Nature, Food

Highlights

  • Coda Tours signature small group size
  • Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
  • Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan
  • Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
  • The gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skόgafoss waterfalls
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reykjavik’s LGBTQ walking tour
  • The Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, & UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland
  • Whale-watching in Húsavik
  • Marvel at the power of Dettifoss falls & be awed by the Ásbyrgi canyon
  • Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, hot springs.

 

Dates & Prices

Your TripDepart USAReturn USADouble Occupancy PriceSingle Occupancy PriceIntra Tour Air
IcelandsJuly 24, 2021July 31, 2021$7295$8995$200
A deposit of $750 is required to hold a reservation. This may be charged to a credit card. Final payment is due 60 days prior to Start Date of the tour. Final payment may be made by personal check or wire transfer. Credit card payments are assessed a 4% fee.
Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

 

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Tour Map

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 - DEPART THE USA

    Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. Icelandic Air offers service from a variety of gateways in the USA.

  • DAY 2 - REYKJAVIK - SOUTH ICELAND

    Early morning arrival from the USA. We will coordinate arrival transfers as we expect to travel immediately from the airport to the South of Iceland. You will be met at the airport by the Coda representative.
    As we travel to the countryside, we will follow a scenic drive passing tiny villages on the coast, stopping at a couple of photogenic spots on the way.
    Check in early afternoon at our hotel. This afternoon is reserved for spa time or time to just relax & recharge. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.
    Luxury boutique accommodations at 360° Hotel – 2 nights – At this home away from home, experience a piece of paradise in this, new, stylish superior four-star boutique hotel in South Iceland.

  • DAY 3 - SOUTH ICELAND

    After breakfast, tour the South Shore, one of the country’s most scenic regions. Among the stops we make are the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skόgafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes Seljalandsfoss so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
    We will also stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach, with the Reynisdrangar rock formations and columnar basalt. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Iceland.
    There will be an opportunity to enjoy an ATV ride on the black beach or a snowmobile ride on the glacier or touring with our expert guide. There will be something for everyone!
    Dinner tonight is at the local restaurant, Fjöruborðið
    Accommodation at 360° Hotel

  • DAY 4 - SOUTH ICELAND / REYKJAVIK

    Depart this morning for Reykjavik with sightseeing on the way back. Check in at hotel in Reykjavik.
    This afternoon we will take a “City Walking Tour: Reykjavík 101.”
    We will tour downtown Reykjavík - from bottom to top. Its history and trivia. Discover how and where gay history in Reykjavík began, how the battle for equality has evolved through the years. See the venues frequented by LGBTQ people and learn about the general history and outlook of the people who built Reykjavík and those who inhabit it today.
    Accommodation in Reykjavik at Apotek Hotel or similar

  • DAY 5 - REYKJAVIK

    Today we enjoy a full day “Golden Circle Tour.”
    The Golden Circle Tour allows us to visit some of Iceland‘s most stunning sights: Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park.
    Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland, near Laugarvatn Lake. The area is named after the biggest, and now mostly dormant, geyser – Geysir - and all geysers in the world owe their name to it. The biggest attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes.
    The UNESCO site Thingvellir National Park is geologically and historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest parliament in the world, Alþingi, it is also a place where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. The Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates pull the country apart by a couple of centimeters per year. Lunch is included at Friðheimar. Dinner on your own this evening.
    Accommodation in Apotek Hotel

  • DAY 6 - REYKJAVIK to AKUREYRI & MÝVATN

    Fly this morning to Akureyri in northeast Iceland, also call “the Capital of the North.”
    Upon arrival, we proceed on a sightseeing tour to explore Mývatn, a volcanic lake which, along with Goðafoss waterfall, makes up the Diamond Circle.
    A visit to Lake Mývatn, and its lunar landscapes, includes lava formations at Dimmuborgir and Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. Dimmuborgir is an incredible lava field, packed with sky-high rock pillars and lava caves. The dramatic expanse formed in a volcanic eruption 2300 years ago.
    A short distance away, near Námafjall Mountain, is Hverir, a hot-springs area with boiling mud pots and fumaroles. After sightseeing, check in to our hotel.

  • DAY 7 - WHALE WATCHING & HUSAVIK

    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart on a 3-hour adventure in search of whales, puffins & seabirds! We race through the Eyjafjörður fjord between the mountains in our quest, returning to shore for lunch. In the afternoon, discover the uncontrollable white energy of Dettifoss Waterfall the most powerful waterfall of Europe, the crescent-shaped wonder of Ásbyrgi canyon and Húsavík the buzzing whale capital of Iceland with the deep blue seas ahead.

  • DAY 8 - AKUREYRI / REYKJAVIK / USA

    Return flight to Reykjavik, arriving approximately 9:30am. We have time for a relaxing dip at the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most famous hot spring/spa retreat. Late in the afternoon, transfer to the airport for flights to the USA.

What's Included

What's Included

  • 2 nights in Southern Iceland at the luxury boutique 360° & 2 nights in the Apotek Hotel, Reykjavik and 2 nights in Kea Akureyri.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners. Drinks are not included.
  • Airport transfers as required
  • Private guide and transportation throughout
  • All sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Blue Lagoon (shared) on last day
  • Pre-departure assistance & Trip Portfolio for departure

What's Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Intra-Tour airfare (quoted separately)
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
  • Personal meals, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary
  • Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in itinerary
  • Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager

Travel Prep

You will need to book flights from the USA to and return from REYKJAVIK (KEF). Icelandic Air is the carrier with direct flights from the USA. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program.

Approx. $200

Round trip Reykjavik/Akureyri/Reykjavik is required and will be charged separately by Coda Tours. Coda Tours will issue this ticket.

 

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 3 months after the return date. No visa is required for USA and Canada passport holders.

No immunizations are required for travel on this tour. However, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

A CDC COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD CARD IS REQUIRED.

Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you are required to undergo one COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test is free of charge. You must wait for the result of this test (usually received within 5-6 hours but may take up to 24 hours) at your accommodation. You do not need to quarantine for 5-6 days and take a second test. Note: this testing requirement is temporary and will be reviewed by June 1.

Coda trips are casual at all times. There is no need for a jacket or tie unless you personally opt to dine at a fine restaurant requiring formal dress. We do not book these restaurants for our group experiences. Pack for a variety of weather. Bring a light jacket or sweater. Jeans, khakis and shorts are fine for daily wear. Comfortable shoes are a must. All hotels offer laundry service, but it can be expensive.

Temperatures will range from mid-50’s during the day to mid-40’s at night. Some areas may experience a cold snap so a jacket and some warm clothing is worth packing. It could also be quite windy, especially in the Faroe Islands.

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary.

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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