Bjornson and Friends Circle Tour of Iceland 2015

also on website  www.kentlarus.net

June 29

JUNE 29, 2015 ľ Flight to Iceland, via Toronto.

7:30 PM ľ FLIGHT FROM MINNEAPOLIS, HUMPHREY TERMINAL (Terminal 2)        

ARRIVE AT KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, ICELAND ľ 6:30 AM, JUNE 30, 2015.

 

June 30

Kent will meet and greet at KEF airport at 7 AM

Short orientation tour  of Reykjavik  http://visitreykjavik.is/ , length depends on when you can check in.

Welcome gathering at hotel bar (Happy Hour) 4 pm

Otherwise afternoon and evening free. Lunch and dinner on your own

 

Stay at Hotel Holt http://www.holt.is/english  

July 1

Depart Reykjavik at 9 AM,

Thingvellir  www.thingvellir.is/english

Hvalfj÷r­ur, Reykholt http://reykholt.is/ , lunch and dinner included

Stay on SnŠfellsness Hotel Eldborg http://www.hoteleldborg.is/english/index.html

Supper and swimming

July 2

Tour SnŠfellsnes,

Visit the Shark Museum (included)  http://www.bjarnarhofn.is/

http://www.filminiceland.com/files/films/film_in_iceland.jpg 

Sailing (Viking Sushi) on Brei­afj÷r­ur http://seatours.is/Tours/VikingSushiadventure/ optional but must book in advance (approx $50)

Not sailing, enjoy a couple hours exploring Stykkisholmur.

and visit birthplace of Leif Eiriksson, who discovered Vinland (Included)  Website

Lunch and dinner included

Stay at Hotel Edda Laugar Ý SŠlingadal http://www.hoteledda.is/en/hotels/hotel-edda-laugar-i-saelingsdal

Supper and swimming

July 3

Tour north, stopping in Blondous

Lunch and dinner included

Stay at Hotel Mikligar­ur Sau­ßrkrˇkur http://www.visitskagafjordur.is/en/where-to-stay/hotel-mikligardur

Supper at hotel

July 4

Visit Hofsˇs http://en.hofsos.is/ , Hˇlar http://holar.is/en/tourism_services , GlaumbŠr http://www.glaumbaer.is/is/information

Admission to GlaumbŠr (farm amd museum) and Hofsˇs (Emigration Museum) included

Lunch and dinner included

Swim and supper at Hofsos

Stay at Hotel Mikligar­ur Sau­ßrkrˇkur http://www.visitskagafjordur.is/en/where-to-stay/hotel-mikligardur

July 5

Travel to Akureyri,

Afternoon free in Akureyri http://www.visitakureyri.is/en ,

Whale watching http://ambassador.is/ (optional but must book in advance, approx $80) Evening Cruise 7:30 pm

Not sailing, enjoy exploring Akureyri. Lunch and dinner on your own

Stay at Hotel Edda Akureyri http://www.hoteledda.is/en/hotels/hotel-edda-akureyri  Shared Bathroom

July 6

Visit Go­afoss and Mřvatn http://www.visitmyvatn.is/en  

Nature Baths http://www.jardbodin.is/en/ (optional but must book in advance, approx $30)

Lunch and dinner included 

Randulffs-sjˇh˙s dinner

Stay at Hotel Edda Neskaupsta­ur http://www.hoteledda.is/is/hotels/hotel-edda-neskaupstadur

 July 7

Tour East Coast, visit Petra┤s Rock Garden http://www.steinapetra.is/en/ (included)

Lunch and dinner included

Stay at Hotel Arnanes    http://arnanes.is/   Close to H÷fn

Supper at hotel

July 8

Glacier Lagoon http://www.jokulsarlon.is/ (optional but must book in advance, approx $40),

Not sailing, enjoy an hour exploring the area.

Skaftafell National Park http://www.vatnajokulsthjodgardur.is/english

Lunch and dinner included

Stay at Skogar Drangshli­  http://drangshlid.is/ 

July 9

Vik, explore south coast, http://en.south.is/

 Marteinstunga

Lunch and dinner included

Stay at Minniborgir Cottages http://www.minniborgir.is/

Supper at cottages

July 10

Ice Cave tour (optional) http://intotheglacier.is/

Rest and relax in Icelandic countryside

Lunch and dinner included

Horse show (optional) http://fridheimar.is/en/tourist-services

Stay at Minniborgir Cottages http://www.minniborgir.is/

Barbeque, with family from Iceland at cottages

July 11

Gullfoss, Geysir, morning.

Visit Geothermal Power Station, (included) http://www.orkusyn.is/index.php/english.html

Free afternoon in Reykjavik

Lunch and dinner on your own

Day to meet relatives in Reykjavk

Comedy Show  (optional) at Harpa  http://www.howtobecomeicelandic.is/#!/

Stay at Hotel Holt http://www.holt.is/english

July 12

Free day in Reykjavik

Lunch and dinner on your own

Final day to meet relatives in Reykjavk

Stay at Hotel Holt http://www.holt.is/english

July 13

Check out of hotel 10:00 Visit Blue Lagoon http://www.bluelagoon.com/  Optional on your way to airport, approx $50

Not interested in the Blue Lagoon, the bus will take you to Grindavik and you will have a chance to explore this fishing village.

Lunch on your own.

Arrive at airport 14:30

Depart Iceland 17:00

 

Reykjavik        1 nights

SnŠfellsnes    1 night

Laugar Ý SŠl   1 night

Sau­ßrkrˇkur  2 nights

Akureyri          1 night

Neskaupstadir 1 night

H÷fn                1 night

Vik                  1 night

Selfoss            2 nights

Reykjavik        2 nights

Total 13 nights

 

Included in price:

All bus travel, and guide

13 nights accomodations with breakfast (Based on double rooms, a little extra for single rooms, a little less for triple rooms)

9 days lunch and supper

Shark Museum, Eirikssta­ir, Hˇfsˇs, GlaumbŠr Museum, Petra┤s Rock Garden and Geothermal Power Plant

Experience Iceland (PRICELESS)

 

Optional:

Viking Sushi Boat tour $50

Whale watching http://ambassador.is/  approx $80

Nature Baths $30  http://www.jardbodin.is/en/

Glacier Lagoon $37  http://www.jokulsarlon.is/

Ice Cave tour (optional) http://intotheglacier.is/  approx $200

Comedy Show  (optional) at Harpa  http://www.howtobecomeicelandic.is/#!/   approx $30

Blue Lagoon $50

Public Pools in Reykjavik, Hofsˇs, Akureyri, Selfoss ($5 each)

 

 

http://icelandmag.com/article/deep-waters-icelands-best-swimming-pools