Celebrate Iceland!

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Availability : October 1-6, 2024

Celebrate Iceland!

A Borton Overseas Specialty Journey

Highlights Include:

  • Travel with Lori & Julia, myTalk radio hosts
  • Explore waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and black-sand beaches
  • Witness unique landscapes and otherworldly natural sights
  • Search for the Northern Lights 
  • Experience the therapeutic waters of the famous Blue Lagoon
  • A Borton Overseas host to handle the details
Tour Details

From: $4,250 per person | Single supplement $753

Tour Dates:
October 1-6, 2024

 

Join Twin Cities radio personalities Lori & Julia from myTalk 107 for an adventure to Iceland!  

We will explore the famous Golden Circle, walk along the black sand beaches of the South Coast, marvel at the spectacular waterfalls, and spend a night hunting for the elusive Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) by boat. Enjoy the experience in a group environment with a Borton Overseas host to handle all the details and assist you throughout.

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Tuesday, October 1Departure Twin Cities MN

A Borton Overseas Specialist will meet the group at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Our flight with Icelandair departs at 7:25pm. Borton Overseas can assist with departure arrangements from other US locations – please inquire!

Wednesday, October 2Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland | B L

Upon arrival, after luggage collection, we will transfer by private motorcoach to Viking World Museum where we will enjoy breakfast and a brief visit in the museum, introducing us to the Viking history of Iceland. After breakfast, we will tour the Reykjanes Peninsula, known for its landscapes and unique geology. The peninsula is characterized by rugged lava fields, geothermal areas, and stunning coastal cliffs. We will make our way to the city center of Reykjavik to our hotel, where we will drop off our bags before meeting our guide for a walking food tour of the city. This Reykjavik Food Tour is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the city and its culture. In addition to seeing Reykjavik with a local guide, we will also stop at various dining establishments across the city and sample some of the best native Icelandic treats. (Tour duration: 3 hours)

Evening at leisure to explore and acclimate. Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Saga

Thursday, October 3Golden Circle & Northern Lights Hunt | Meals: B

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart on our Golden Circle day tour, exploring Iceland‘s sightseeing highlights. Þingvellir National Park is located in southwestern Iceland, founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir is situated on the northern shore of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake of Iceland. Gullfoss Waterfall is a majestic and powerful two-tiered waterfall, in a lush and dramatic environment. Geysir, the hot spring namesake for all geysers in the world, is one of the most popular stops in Iceland. The main geyser Strokkur erupts high in the air every few minutes. (Tour duration 7-8 hours)

After the tour, we have time for dinner on our own before heading out to chase the Northern Lights by boat. Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic Ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won’t forget! In only 15-30 minutes, the boat will be at a prime location away from light pollution, perfect for viewing the auroras. Overalls provided on-board will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colors dancing in the sky. (Tour duration: 2-3 hours)

Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Saga

Friday, October 4South Coast | Meals: B

We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then begin another full day private tour exploring the South Coast of Iceland! We will visit the famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and continue to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, which features the dramatic and imposing pyramid of basalt columns, known as the “organ pipes”, that jostle the surrounding cliffs. This beach is a destination renowned worldwide for its natural beauty and was named one of the best beaches in the world by National Geographic. In awe, we will end with an off-road beach spin in our super jeeps. (Tour duration 9-10 hours.)

Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Saga

Saturday, October 5Free Day for Optional Tours | Meals: B D

Today is your independent day to participate in optional tours or enjoy sightseeing and shopping on your own.

Optional Day Tours

Lava Cave Tour: Visit the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík. Walk the path of lava that flowed thousands of years ago and witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption. The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland! The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light and a fantastic range of colors in the tunnel. Scenes from the Hollywood movie Noah, with Anthony Hopkins, were shot in this lava cave. (Tour duration: 3 hours / $145 per person)

Wonders of Iceland with Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour: Take a bus tour with City Sightseeing and explore Reykjavík at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops near the top tourist attractions of Reykjavik. Tour includes admittance to the Wonders of Iceland exhibit at Perlan where visitors will feel the power of earthquakes and volcanoes. (Tour duration: 4 hours / $102 per person)

Sky Lagoon Geothermal Spa: The Sky Lagoon is a breathtaking geothermal spa in the Reykjavik capital area. Relax and unwind in the great outdoors and experience the 7-step ritual for mind and body. While overlooking the great North Atlantic Ocean, your experience at the Sky Lagoon is based on the traditional Icelandic bathing culture to rejuvenate and inspire. (Tour duration: 2-3 hours / $132 per person)

This evening, we will gather for a Farewell Dinner and regale each other with memories and stories of our shared adventures In Iceland. Overnight at Hotel Reykjavik Saga

Sunday, October 6Blue Lagoon & Return to Minneapolis | Meals: B

Breakfast at hotel, then check out and transfer to the Blue Lagoon for our last amazing experience in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is located near the international airport, so it’s an opportune place to visit on departure day. The mineral rich water is a milky shade of blue and the soothing and healing effects on the skin have been experienced by visitors throughout its 40 years of existence. Your entrance includes the self-applied silica mud mask to soften and clean the skin, towel usage, and your first drink in the lagoon is free. You will leave the lagoon feeling clean, relaxed, and satisfied.

We then board our coach to the airport in connection with our flight with Icelandair, departing at 4:45pm. Early evening arrival back in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Included
  • Round trip, economy class air on Icelandair from Minneapolis/St. Paul – including air taxes, fuel surcharges, and one checked bag
  • Four nights’ accommodation at Reykjavik hotel, standard room
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) 
  • Admission to Viking World museum 
  • Reykjanes Peninsula tour
  • Walking Reykjavik City and Food tour
  • Golden Circle tour
  • South Coast tour 
  • Northern Lights search by boat
  • Blue Lagoon admission
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Tour guide/driver gratuities
  • Hosts Lori & Julia of myTalk107
  • Borton Overseas escort
Not Included
  • Travel insurance – highly recommended
  • Airline fees including meals, seat reservations, and luggage costs
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified on group itinerary
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Notes
  • The Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomenon and a sighting cannot be guaranteed.
  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions.
  • If Lori and Julia are unable to travel due unforeseen circumstances, a qualified alternate will be substituted.
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