Iceland
November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Welcome to Iceland!

The magical land of the Northern Lights beckon, where geothermal fields, beaches and volcanoes co-exist. Visit Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, travel the Golden Circle that encompasses Iceland’s natural wonders. Visit the Skogar Folk Museum, the Lava Exhibition Center, Skógafoss waterfall, and dip your toe into the Blue Lagoon’s warm, mineral-rich waters in the middle of a lava field. A cruise to view the aurora borealis will make your trip to Iceland unforgettable.

Buy Trip
  • RSVP: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Final Balance Due: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Member Fees: $5,999.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $6,175.00
  • Deposit Amount: $500.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $750.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, November 18, 2019 | Arrival
Arrival

You’re on your way to Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Where steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords.

In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis — one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.

DAY 2, November 19, 2019 | Reykjavík
Reykjavík

Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring Hallgrimskirkja church, city hall, the harbor, and Reykjavík’s oldest building, now home to the Kraum Icelandic design center.

Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. Then, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise.** Leave behind the bright city lights and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis – or northern lights – one of nature’s wonders. When revealed, you’ll be dazzled by the flickering light display of bursting color that unfolds before your eyes

DAY 3, November 20, 2019 | Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Vik
Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Vik

Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders. Journey to Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area, where Icelanders gathered in A.D. 930 and established what is considered one of the world’s first parliaments.

Find yourself standing upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes, Thingvellir’s rugged rift valley. This UNESCO World Heritage site marks the point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Experience the eruptive energy of the Icelandic landscape with a stop at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.

Then, marvel at the beauty of the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, a stunning 100-foot double cascade. Continue southeast to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains. After dinner amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland, search for the aurora borealis – the elusive northern lights.

DAY 4, November 21, 2019 | Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vik
Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vik

Journey to the mesmerizing Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfalls with a walkway behind it. Visit Skógar Museum with its turf-built homes and outstanding collection of artifacts covering all aspects of Icelandic life. Nearby, view the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of the largest in Iceland.

Later, see Reynisfjara, a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations, cliffs scattered with caves, and rich bird life including the Fulmar, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Gannet and various types of seagulls.

See the unique natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey. After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights, a truly spectacular sight.

DAY 5, November 22, 2019 | Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vik

Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and perhaps see seals swimming in Arctic waters. Travel to Skaftafell, gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe.

Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains, an Alpine environment, and the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest. After dinner, continue searching for the shimmering northern lights dancing across the night sky.

DAY 6, November 23, 2019 | Lava Exhibition Center - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
Lava Exhibition Center - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík

Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland’s historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island a showcase of volcanism.

Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home of the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the middle of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay.

HOTEL INFORMATION

CenterHotel Arnarhvoll, Reykjavík
Aðalstræti 4 Reykjavík

Telephone
+354 595 8500

Website
https://www.centerhotels.com/our-hotels-hotel-arnarhvoll/

CenterHotel Arnarhvoll, Reykjavík
HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
Hofdabrekku, 871 Vík

Telephone
+354 487 1208

Website
https://hotelkatla.is/

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
Hofdabrekku, 871 Vík

Telephone
+354 487 1208

Website
https://hotelkatla.is/

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
Hofdabrekku, 871 Vík

Telephone
+354 487 1208

Website
https://hotelkatla.is/

Hotel Katla by Kea, Vik
HOTEL INFORMATION

CenterHotel Arnarhvoll, Reykjavík
Aðalstræti 4 Reykjavík

Telephone
+354 595 8500

Website
https://www.centerhotels.com/our-hotels-hotel-arnarhvoll/

CenterHotel Arnarhvoll, Reykjavík
  • Icelandic
  • Icelandic Krona
  • hangikjöt, kleinur & laufabrauð
  • Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park, Skogafoss, Jokusarlon Glacial Park & Vatnajokull Glacier
TRIP DETAILS
TRIP LEADER(S)
Nicole Randall

Nicole Randall is a native of New York and came to People to People International in 2018. She offices for the organization out of Washington, D.C.

She began her career while working for the military at Fort Benning, Georgia. After spending time as an Executive Producer and Director of Communications for both the Kansas Departments of Transportation and Commerce, she started at PTPI.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Diplomacy. She lives in D.C. with her husband and son.

INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Admission Fees
  • 5 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  • International Airfare
  • Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Handling
  • Gratuities

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • Travel Insurance: Optional ($315)
TERMS & CONDITIONS

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.

ADULT TRAVEL