This 8-day itinerary takes you across Iceland's breathtaking landscapes from the capital city of Reykjavík down to some incredible geological sites in southern Iceland. Enjoy performing and discovering the beauty of Iceland’s natural glory.
Departure from the United States.
Velkominn to Iceland, the land of fire and ice! Upon arrival, meet your local guide and have breakfast at a local restaurant. Then set out on a guided sightseeing tour of Reykjanes Peninsula during which you'll view the Bridge between Continents, spanning a fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates; the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, Iceland's oldest such beacon; and the beautifully eerie Gunnuhver mud pools, a highly active geothermal area filled with steam vents and boiling mud. Afterward it's on to the area around Hvolsvöllur, a charming small town nestled between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy your first dinner together this evening.
Your camera gets a workout this morning as you head for Iceland's amazing southern shore, home to some of its most stunning natural geologic attractions. A sightseeing tour will include the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls as well as Vik village, famous for its starkly beautiful black basalt-sand beach and the dramatic, sea-sculpted Reynisdrangar rock pillars nearby. Later take a guided hike on the Sólheimajökull glacier, exploring the crevasses, ridges and ice sculptures of this other-worldly terrain. Afterwards, visit the state-of-the-art Lava Center. This interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years immerses you in an engaging overview of the activity and volcanic system in Iceland. Enjoy dinner together this evening.
A full-day of guided sightseeing begins with a tour of the Golden Circle, which highlights more of the country's unique geological and geothermal features. You'll start with a visit to the Friðheimar tomato greenhouse, where you'll taste fresh tomatoes grown year-round using advanced geothermal technologies, followed by the chance to pet the Icelandic horses in their stable as you learn about this unique equine breed. Further awe-inspiring experiences await you—the Geysir Geothermal Area, with numerous hot springs, fumeroles and geysers, including the 30 meter spouting world-known Strokkur; and Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. Finally, you'll head to Þingvellir, the site of the world's oldest democratic parliament, established in 930, and the dividing fault line between two of the earth's tectonic plates. Arrive in Reykjavík this evening.
This morning, depart on a panoramic city sightseeing tour with a local guide! You will journey inside the Pearl, a remarkable building with a glass dome that offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond. Next, visit Hallgrímskirkja, the famous church at the top of the city. Continue down the waterfront towards Harpa Hall. Since its grand opening in 2011, Harpa Hall is considered one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. After your tour, you will enjoy a free afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, rehearse and perform your debut concert at a local venue! Then have dinner together.
This morning, you will visit the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's greatest treasures! This geothermal spa is known for its wonderful skin healing powers and offers heated waters ranging from 98-102 degrees fahrenheit. Later today, you will perform the second concert of the tour in Reykjavik!
Enjoy a free day to explore Reykjavik on your own.
Return to the U.S.
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