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Iceland is a land of breathtaking natural beauty. It is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, including towering volcanoes, expansive underground ice caves, and steaming geysers. Iceland has a rich and unique culture that has been shaped by its history and geography. The country was settled by Norsemen in the 9th century, and its culture is largely defined by its literary heritage that began during the 12th century 12. Icelanders are proud of their heritage and do a lot to preserve their historical roots, which has given them a strong sense of culture in the arts, food, literature, and language. Icelandic culture is a unique mix of ancient Norse traditions and modern-day influences. The country’s focus on feminism, technology, and language has impacted its culture over the years. Icelandic cuisine is known for its fresh seafood, lamb, and dairy products, and the country has a thriving music scene that includes traditional folk music and contemporary pop. Iceland is also known for its stunning natural beauty, including towering volcanoes, expansive underground ice caves, and steaming geysers 4. The country has a number of breathtaking waterfalls, including Skógafoss, and is home to Vatnajökull, one of the largest glaciers in the world.
Upon arrival at Reykjavik’s airport, our friendly team will be there to greet you. You’ll then be comfortably transferred to your hotel, where you’ll have the chance to connect with fellow travelers. The rest of the day is yours to explore Reykjavik at your leisure or simply relax in your cozy hotel room. Before dinner, we’ll gather for a welcome talk. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your knowledgeable guides and discuss the exciting adventures that await us. Get ready to immerse yourself in Iceland’s wonders! Overnight in a comfortable 4-star hotel in the heart of Reykjavik.
Embark on a captivating city tour of Reykjavik, where history, architecture, and natural wonders converge. Your itinerary includes Reykjavik’s iconic landmark, visible from almost anywhere in the city. This national monument, built in tribute to Icelandic poet Hallgrimur Petursson, boasts a magnificent 25-ton pipe organ. Don’t miss the steeple’s elevator ride for the best panoramic view of Reykjavik. Even if you don’t catch a concert here, the award-winning architecture of Harpa is a must-see. Its honeycomb exterior dazzles in daylight and transforms into a rainbow of colors at night. Explore the two restaurants inside and browse unique gifts in the small
Perlan Museum of Icelandic Natural Wonders: Discover state-of-the-art exhibits showcasing Iceland’s diverse natural beauty, from cliffs and volcanoes to marine life. The stunning Perlan building itself is an architectural marvel Flyover Iceland: Immerse yourself in breathtaking aerial views of Iceland’s spectacular landscapes through this mesmerizing drone show. Sky Lagoon: Experience one of the world’s best spas in Reykjavik. The “7-step ritual” awaits, so pack your swimsuit and indulge in relaxation.
Conclude your day with a 2-course lunch at the Perlan restaurant, followed by a rest at your 4-star Reykjavik hotel. Enjoy exploring local eateries for dinner. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Prepare for an extraordinary celestial event as we gather to witness the eclipse on August 12. Here’s our carefully planned itinerary. In the late afternoon, we’ll assess the weather conditions and select the optimal eclipse viewing location. After breakfast, join us in the hotel’s conference room for an enlightening eclipse briefing. Our expert astronomers will share insights and answer your eclipse-related queries. Following the talk, participate in a photography workshop. Bring your questions, and our skilled guides will help you capture this rare phenomenon through your lens.
Recharge with a delicious buffet lunch at the hotel.Next, we’ll board buses and journey to our designated observing site. Excitement builds as we anticipate the eclipse’s arrival.
1. Eclipse Timing in detail:
o Mark these moments:
1st contact: 16:45:16 UT/local time
2nd contact: 17:46:05 UT/local time
Totality duration: 2 minutes and 2 seconds
3rd contact: 17:48:07 UT/local time
4th contact: 18:46:17 UT/local time
As the eclipse concludes, we’ll celebrate our successful viewing.After the 4th contact, we’ll head back to the hotel. Dinner will be convenient packed boxes, considering our remote location far from Reykjavik.
Remember: We’ll provide eclipse sunglasses to ensure your safe enjoyment of this awe-inspiring event.
NB: We have arranged for multiple viewing locations for the eclipse day, and we will decide on the location based on the weather conditions that day to ensure maximum flexibility.
Following the breakfast embark on a full-day tour to discover some of the most renowned natural phenomena around Reykjavik. Brace yourself for geysers, waterfalls, and ancient volcanic landscapes that showcase Iceland’s pristine beauty.
Þingvellir National Park, this UNESCO World Heritage site holds immense historical, geological, and cultural significance. Located in a rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, Þingvellir was the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, founded in 930 AD. Here, powerful leaders convened to legislate and dispense Viking-age justice. Explore the dramatic landscape, where visible crevasses mark the drifting tectonic plates. Don’t miss the chance to dive or snorkel in Silfra, a fissure between continents. Gullfoss Waterfall, mighty Gullfoss, also known as the “Golden Waterfall,” captivates visitors with its cascading tiers. The Hvítá River plunges 31 meters into the Gullfossgljúfur canyon, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.Wander the paths around the falls to capture different vantage points and feel the spray on your face. Geysir Geothermal Area, there we will Witness the home of “The Great Geysir,” which gave its name to all other geysers worldwide. Although Geysir itself is dormant, nearby Strokkur erupts reliably every 3-7 minutes, shooting boiling water up to 30 meters high. Explore bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colorful algae deposits. Friðheimar Greenhouse, where we will enjoy a private dinner at Friðheimar, a geothermally heated greenhouse where fresh vegetables thrive despite Iceland’s harsh climate. Be treated to a horse show featuring Icelandic horses, known for their fine tölt gait. Overnight in Hella.
Today, get ready for an adventure that combines waterfalls, volcanic islands, and captivating history. First we will head out to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Seljalandsfoss, originating from Eyjafjallajökull’s glacier, is a stunning cascade that plunges from the highlands. But here’s the exciting part: you can actually walk behind the falls! If the weather is warm and there’s no ice, follow the path to experience this unique perspective. Then what awaits us is a Ferry Ride to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands): Hop on a 30-minute ferry ride to Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago off Iceland’s south coast. The youngest island, Surtsey, emerged from underwater volcanic eruptions in 1963. Your destination is Heimaey, the largest and only inhabited island. It boasts two volcanoes: Helgafell and Eldfell. In Eldheimar Museum we will explore the interactive displays at Eldheimar Museum, which chronicle the devastating 1973 eruption of Eldfell. Witness how this volcanic event transformed the island, destroying around 400 buildings. After the museum, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on Heimaey. Finally an Island Exploration with a hike to a small crater, observe puffins nesting and flying near the cliffs, and soak in the unique atmosphere of Heimaey. Return to the mainland via ferry and head back to your 4-star hotel near Hella for a delightful dinner. Overnight in Hella.
After a hearty breakfast, get ready for an adventure that combines waterfalls, remote villages, and glacial wonders. First, Skógafoss Waterfall is one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls, boasts a 60-meter drop and a 25-meter width. You can walk right up to it, but prepare to be drenched by the spray. On sunny days, the waterfall produces beautiful rainbows, often double rainbows. Climb the steps to an observation platform above Skógafoss for a stunning view. Then we will continue with Vik which is a picturesque seafront village, lies in the shadow of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which conceals the mighty Katla volcano. The area around Vik is steeped in folklore, including tales of trolls and other mythical beings. Continue onto Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon fed by the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, features still, blue waters dotted with icebergs. Seals can be spotted year-round, especially at the lagoon’s mouth during winter fish-catching season.See the Diamond Beach, where ancient ice chunks contrast against the black sand and finally an Amphibian Boat Tour waits for us to explore the lagoon’s secret and quiet corners, coming face to face with giant icebergs. Overnight in Kirkjubaejarklaustur..
Today first we will embark on an adventure that combines dramatic landscapes and ultimate relaxation. See the Reynisfjara Beach with its black sand and iconic basalt columns, is a world-renowned beach located near the village of Vik í Myrdal. Be cautious of the sneaker waves, which can unexpectedly crash ashore. The folklore of sealskin adds an intriguing layer to this unique place. Proceed to LAVA Center in Hvolsvöllur where we will have a stop at the interactive volcano exhibition to explore the colossal natural forces that shaped Iceland over millions of years. There we will discover the fascinating history of volcanic activity and geological transformations. Then comes the Blue Lagoon: where you can relax in the remarkable waters of the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular attractions. The stunning scenery, modern facilities, and healing properties draw visitors from around the world. Return to Reykjavik and tonight is a Farewell Dinner in Reykjavik: Enjoy a delightful dinner as you bid farewell to this enchanting land. Rest overnight in Reykjavik, cherishing memories of Iceland’s natural wonders.
After a satisfying breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your hotel. You’ll check out and have a few hours to indulge in some last-minute shopping, perhaps picking up a souvenir or two to remember your Icelandic adventure.
In the afternoon, we’ll arrange a comfortable transfer to the airport. Our team will ensure you reach your departure gate smoothly, leaving you with cherished memories of Iceland.
Safe travels, and until we meet again!
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Eclipse traveler makes every effort in collaboration with our astronomers and local meteorological offices as well as local astronomers in the region to stick to planned itinerary. On another important note we should also remind you to keep in mind that it is subject to change depending on local flights schedule alterations weather and other meteorological circumstances which may prevent the unique natural event from being perfectly visible. Viewing a solar eclipse is naturally weather-dependent and in case we are delivered untowardly weather conditions Eclipse Traveler reserves the right to change the itinerary, re-route or totally cancel the tour by providing other options to its guests in a timely manner. Therefore, we urge all of our guests not to book or buy their international flight tickets without consulting Eclipse Traveler staff.
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