Iceland – Land of Sea, Fire and Ice, Volcanoes and Agriculture May 30 7, 2015 Toronto on May 30, arriving in Reykjavik on May 31, 2015

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Iceland – Land of Sea, Fire and Ice, Volcanoes and Agriculture

May 30 - 7, 2015
Toronto on May 30, arriving in Reykjavik on May 31, 2015
Friday, May 30th – Toronto – Overnight Flight to Reykjavík

Throughout this itinerary are links to You-Tube adventures in Iceland, some of the famous scenic vistas we will visit, farms, cities, etc. Be sure to explore the links as you read this itinerary. A trip like no other. - Depart from Pearson International Airport at 9:05 pm on IcelandAir.

Saturday, May 31st – Reykjavík - Akureyri

  • Arrival mid-day from Amsterdam to Iceland – land of Fire and Ice.

  • Stop for lunch on the way to the northern city of Akureyri (<-You-Tube Link).

  • Drive straight to the north, people can rest on the bus on the way.

  • Overnight and dinner at Lamb Inn – click on the link to see where you will be staying, a farm stay that is unlike any other – built from an old livestock barn, this wonderful farm stay with Icelandic hospitality and a visit with a family who know agriculture AND Iceland from practical farming experience and also from the Political side as well.

Sunday, June 1st – Akureyri Region – Northern Iceland

  • The Eyjafjordur area. Running up Eyjafjörður’s (<- link) Western flank from Akureyri, Route 82 affords stunning views over icy waters to the glacier-formed mountains which serve as a protective wall all around the fjord. If you have time, its well worth making the trip from Akureyri to see not only the mountains but also the rich farmland hereabouts, which is heavily grazed during the summer by cattle and sheep. The long hours of daylight in this part of Iceland, coupled with mild temperatures, make excellent growing conditions for various crops, and the small white dots you’ll see in the fields are barrel-shaped bundles of hay, neatly packaged in white plastic, to provide the animals with much needed food during the long months of winter. Noted for its hundreds of wild ptarmigan, the highlight of any trip up the fjord is the island of Hrísey, near the mouth of Eyjafjörður and overlooked by the fishing village of Dalvík, itself the starting point for some excellent

  • Tour co guided by Johannes Geir Sigurgeirsson from Öngulsstaðir.

  • Visits to Holtsel dairy farm and Ice Cream production.

  • Extraordinary Museum of small things.

  • The Milk factory in Akureyri.

  • Kaffi Kú at beef cattle farm Garður.

      • The world renowned Christmas house ------>

  • Overnight and dinner at Lamb Inn

European Cruise Group arrives this evening and carries on with shortened program starting on June 1 – 7, 2015
Monday, June 2nd - Akureyri Region – Northern Iceland

  • Mývatn tour (co guided by Johannes Geir Sigurgeirsson)

  • Visit Goðafoss waterfall on the way to Mývatn.

Goðafoss waterfall Akureyri

  • Lunch at Vogafjós Cow shed restaurant.

Krafla, lava flows.

Hot pools

Skútustaðagígar (<- click link for You-Tube view)
Dimmuborgir Lava Fields

  • Visit Torfunes horse breeding farm and the transportation museum at Ysta Fell.

  • Overnight and dinner at Lamb Inn

Tuesday, June 3rd - Akureyri - Gauksmýri in Húnaþing

  • After breakfast, check out and travel south-west.

  • Drive to Skagafjörður area with a stop at Holar where Holar University is located with its departments of Aguaculture and fish biology, Equine studies and Rural tourism.

  • Lunch en route.

  • Visit the tannery visitor center in Sauðárkrókur.

  • Visit a mink breeding farm at Skörðugil.

  • Overnight and dinner at Gauksmýri in Húnaþing. To see this farm stay, click on the following link Gauksmýri Farm to see where you will be staying.

Wednesday, June 4th – Húnaþing - Reykjavik

  • Breakfast before saying good-bye to our hosts, then off to the south to the capital of Reykjavik.

  • Drive to Borgarfjörður area to visit the Agricultural museum at Hvanneyri.

  • Lunch before visiting the amazing hot springs and waterfalls Iceland is famous for.

  • Visit Deildartunguhver hot spring and Hraunfossar waterfalls.

Ctrl -Click on the picture to see more about the Falls including location, information, etc.

  • Overnight and dinner in Reykjavík.

Thursday, June 5th - Reykjavik - Hella

  • Breakfast before we travel on the famous Golden Circle route in Iceland.

  • The Golden circle takes in Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall that drops to the sea. This is a view seen on many television specials that show some of Iceland’s famous natural and scenic beauties that are unlike anywhere else in the world. (Ctrl Click on photo for more info on waterfalls)

  • Lunch

  • Visit Friðheimar farm and get an introduction to their geothermal heated green houses and visit the horse stables (Ctrl-click on photo for web-link).

  • Overnight and dinner at a farm near Hella

Friday, June 6th – Hella - Reykjavik

  • Breakfast will be followed by a tour of the South shore if Iceland, the land of Glaciers, Ice bergs and vistas that show off the beauty of sea, sky and ice.

  • We take time to visit and view the Seljalandsfoss waterfall (You-Tube link), Skógar waterfall, Skógar folk Museum, for some amazing photographs that will try to capture the amazing beauty that is Iceland.

  • Visit Eyjafjallajökull visitor center to watch a 20 min movie about farmers living by Eyjafjallajökull volcano during the eruption in 2010.

  • Visit Reynisfjara black sand beach and Dyrhólaey that should be packed with puffins at this time, since it is the time when young puffins are being born and the area is filled with thousands for these seabirds, a site seen in only a few places in the world.

  • Visit Fagridalur fishing farm famous for their arctic char and also they have sheep and meat production at the farm (parma).

  • Drive back to Reykjavík for our last night and our farewell dinner.

  • Overnight in Reykjavík

Saturday, June 7th – Reykjavik - Toronto

  • Breakfast first, pack bags, get ready to go. Keep out your bathing suit - visit to the Blue Lagoon.

  • Visit the Blue lagoon on the way to the Airport – and take the time to relax before your flight in the healing mineral hot spring fed lagoon. This is the perfect way to get prepared for your flight home.

  • Flight back home at 17:00

Price/person in Canadian Dollars: $4650/person double occupancy

(Double means 2 people sharing in a two bedded

or 1 Queen bedded room) – High season rates.
SGL supplement $595

(Single cost on top of double price)

Flights, Accommodations, attractions, technical visits, guides & meals:

  • Flights to and from Iceland from Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Icelandic Air

  • OR From Amsterdam to Iceland and back to Toronto – depending on tour package selected.

  • 2 x nights in a 3 star Hotel in Reykjavík

  • 5 x nights in Country hotels or farms, rooms with private facilities

  • 7 x dinners at hotels, 3 course or buffet

  • 8 x lunch en route (or lunchboxes)

  • Bus & other services:

  • Local English speaking guide from May 24th - 31st 2014

  • Co guidance from Mr. Johannes Geir Sigurgeirsson for 2 days in the north

  • Farm visit at Torfunes horse breeding farm

  • Entrance to the transportation museum

  • Visit to Holtsel dairy farm

  • Visit to the Milk factory in Akureyri

  • Entrance to the swimming pool at Hrafnagil

  • Visit to Holar University

  • Visit to Tannery visitor center

  • Visit to mink breeding farm Skörðugil

  • Visit to brewery at Útvík

  • Entrance to the Agricultural museum at Hvanneyri

  • Farm visit at Friðheimar farm, greenhouse and horse stables

  • Visit to Eyjafjallajökull visitor center

  • Farm visit at Fagridalur farm

  • Entrance and towel rental at the Blue lagoon

Excluded from Price:

  • Airport transfers – these can be arranged if requested from most locations in Ontario to Pearson International Airport

  • Insurances – It is highly recommended that you have flight cancellation, interruption and out of country medical insurance for trips out of Canada. This insurance can be provided for most travelers. Some travelers with serious medical restrictions or issues must apply for insurance and provide full details to the insurance company of existing medical conditions in order for their request to be evaluated and for a quote to be issued.

  • Snacks, alcoholic beverages and items of a personal nature are not included.

  • Items not specifically mentioned as being included.

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