Reykjavik Tour | Five Night Package | August 18 - 23, 2021
Tuesday, August 17 – Recommended departure for U.S. and Canada residents on overnight flights to Reykjavik.
Wednesday, August 18 - Guests will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in the city center. Airport to hotel transfer is only available for select flights on this day. After the welcome breakfast and tour briefing, the balance of the day is at your leisure. (breakfast included).
Thursday, August 19 – Today we will go “Inside the Volcano” Our guide will lead us on a 45-minute hike across lava fields to the Base Camp, where we will prepare for our trip 400 feet down into the dormant Þríhnúkagígur Volcano. Once inside, you will have 30 minutes to explore this unique natural phenomenon before you ascend back to the surface from the volcano’s magma chamber. Back on the surface, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Icelandic meat soup or vegetable soup and hot coffee/tea/chocolate, prior to our return hike through the lava fields.
When we arrive back in to Reykjavík we will be dropped off at the race EXPO for your bib and t-shirt pick-up. The balance of the day is at your leisure. (breakfast and lunch included).
Friday, August 20 thru Monday, August 23 – The itinerary is the same as the Four Night Package (detailed below)
Reykjavik Tour | Four Night Package | August 19 - 23, 2021
Wednesday, August 18 – Recommended departure for U.S. and Canada residents on overnight flights to Reykjavik.
Thursday, August 19 - Guests will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel in the city center. Airport to hotel transfer is only available for select flights on this day. After the welcome breakfast and tour briefing, we will lead the group by foot to the EXPO for your bib and t-shirt pick-up. The balance of the day is at your leisure. (breakfast included).
Friday, August 20 - A relaxing pre-race day with light hiking as we explore the dramatic landscapes of the south of Iceland on a 9.5 hour tour from Reykjavik. Experience diverse nature at its best with waterfalls and black sand beaches. Walk behind the cascades of Seljalandsfoss, hike to the top of Skógafoss and enjoy a walk on Reynisfjara black sand beach with the Reynisdrangar rock formations. You will depart at 8:00 a.m and return around 5:30 p.m. (breakfast included)
Saturday, August 21 - RACE DAY! The marathon and half-marathon start at 8:40 a.m. followed by the 10K at 9:30 a.m. It is best to make a dinner reservation somewhere this evening as it can be very busy with the Culture Night events. In the evening, enjoy Culture Night and the fireworks. (breakfast included)
Sunday, August 22 – Today enjoy the "Golden Circle" tour of the Icelandic countryside exploring the country's natural wonders. First a stop at Thingvellir National Park where the world's oldest parliament met and then to Gullfuss (Golden Falls), a magnificent waterfall. After Gullfoss we travel down the road to visit Geysir, from where the word "geysir" originates. After lunch (at your own expense) we continue to Hveragerdi where harnessed geothermal power warms greenhouses nurturing fruits. Finally we end the tour at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the world famous hot springs. (breakfast included)
Monday, August 23 - Transfer to the airport for return flights to the U.S. and Canada or commencement of optional extensions. Hotel to airport transfer is only available for select flights on this day. (breakfast included)
Itinerary subject to change