Iceland Expedition: Young Alumni Trip – Flying Longhorns
  • $998
  • $500
  • AESU
  • High
  • Land Only

Iceland’s unspoiled landscapes are shaped by forces of nature. The range of natural treasures: deep fjords, vast volcanic deserts, stunning coastlines, black sand beaches, glaciers and waterfalls – make Iceland a unique destination. The Northern Lights are among the most spectacular phenomena on earth – and Iceland is the perfect place to see them. Reykjavík has gained a reputation for legendary nightlife being one of the hottest places to party in the world today!

 

 


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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Reykjavik

Embark on your overnight journey to Iceland’s capital city.

Meals: In-flight

Day 2

Arrive Reykjavik

Arrive in Iceland, “Land of the Midnight Sun” and transfer to the hotel. If arriving on a group flight, our expedition starts with a short city sightseeing tour of the northernmost capital in the world. Our tour includes the old town center, the Parliament, Cathedral and much more. Afterwards we check into our hotel. This evening, join a welcome orientation and cocktail with the tour director. Later on we are invited to a Reykjavik bar crawl.

Meals: In-flight, Welcome cocktail

Day 3

Reykjavik Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is probably Iceland’s most popular day tour as it includes three of the best known attractions. The golden waterfall Gullfoss, is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. The Geyser area has numerous hot springs and geysers, including the famous Strokkur. Pingvellir is the site of the world’s oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 and the beautiful canyon running through the park is the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. We return to Reykjavik for an evening at your leisure. Don’t miss out on Reykjavik’s legendary night life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Northern Lights are among the most spectacular phenomena on earth – and Iceland is the perfect place to see them.

Day 4

Reykjavik Option: South Shore and Glacier Walk

Enjoy a free day to explore Reykjavik or opt to join a tour to the south shore. We pass through the fertile farming lands and villages of south Iceland, rich in Viking history and heritage and a view of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. We take a walk behind the splendid wall of water of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, then hike on the ancient ice of Sólheimajökull glacier with a professional certified guide. Afterwards take a leisurely stroll along the black sand beach of Reynisfjara with its famous basalt columns and caverns. See the Reynisdrangar cliffs; basalt rock stacks that rise from the sea. Icelandic legends say that they are naughty trolls turned into rock by the rising sun. We end this great sightseeing tour with a stop at the Skógafoss waterfall. Walk up to the thundering waterfall for a bird’s eye view of the tumbling water and rainbows. At tonight’s farewell fish ‘n chips farewell dinner we plan our next adventure with new-found friends.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Flight Home

Pack a separate bag for our visit to the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa just outside of Reykjavik, where one can find ultimate relaxation in the healing mineral waters, surrounded by lava fields and snow-capped mountains. The facilities include modern changing rooms and showers, an indoor geothermal pool, a winter garden and a restaurant. Later we continue to the airport as it is time to say farewell.

Meals: Breakfast, In-flight


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