Pearls of the North Atlantic

Iceland and the Faroe Islands
8 Days
May - Sep
Itinerary
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This great tour starts in Iceland then continues on to the Faroe Islands . Fantastic excursions are combined with plenty of time at leisure, so you get to see the highlights of both these unique, arctic countries, and also have lots of time to explore on your own. 

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Day 1 Copenhagen – Reykjavik, Iceland.
Flight from Copenhagen to Iceland. Upon your arrival at Keflavik International Airport, make your own way to your hotel.  After check in, time at leisure. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game. Reykjavik has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archaeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. 4 nights in Reykjavik.

Day 2 Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Baths
Today visit Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament Altinget was established in 930, here you can also see where the continental tectonic plates have split Iceland. Continue on to the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss and then visit Geysir and Strokkur, a geothermal area full of hot springs and bubbling pools of mud. Next stop is at the Fontana Geothermal Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the thermally warmed water.  2nd overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 3  Reykjavik: Day at Leisure
Time on your own today to wander along Reykjavik's main shopping street Laugavegur, or see Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, which was inspired by Iceland’s volcanic rock formations and is visible from almost everywhere in the town. Visit the Harpa Concert Hall which is situated on the waterfront and was inspired by the northern lights and the dramatic Icelandic landscape, which in the evening turns into a large luminous sculpture.  3rd overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 4  South Coast,  Waterfalls and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Today drive along the south coast, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and green farmland, mountains and glaciers on the other. Discover natural treasures such as the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajokull glacier.  Enjoy a fantastic sailing trip on the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, passing between floating icebergs and other large blocks of ice, and even sometimes seals, before returning to Reykjavik.  4th overnight in Reykjavik. 

Day 5 Reykjavik - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Check out from your hotel and make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your flight to the Faroe Islands. Upon your arrival at Vagar Airport, take the taxi transfer to your hotel.  After check in, there is time for a walk through the old part of Tórshavn. As you wander, you will discover a maze of lanes and alleys, steps and protruding rocks and small-tarred houses with white windows and grass roofs. There are many restaurants and cafés in Tórshavn where you can try the excellent cuisine, both traditional and modern.  3 nights in Tórshavn.

Day 6  Island of Eysturoy: Gjogv
Travel by bus from Tórshavn along the coast through colourful villages and across 'the bridge over the Atlantic', connecting the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy. Continue to the northernmost village on the island of Eysturoy, Gjógv, known for its unique natural harbour and Crown Princess Mary’s bench. Among other things, you will see classic sea cliffs and the rock formations the Giant and the Witch, as well as the highest mountain in the islands, Slættaratindur at 882m. The tour continues via Funningur village to Soldarfordur, where you will enjoy lunch served in a private home.  Then drive back Tórshavn along the coast road.  2nd overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 7 Tórshavn: Day at Leisure 
Day at leisure - explore the old part of Tórshavn, Tinganes & Reyn, with narrow alleys, and charming houses with grass roofs, then relax one of the many cafes. In the afternoon, perhaps visit Østrom, down by the end of the harbour, where you can see and buy contemporary Faroese art and fine craft. Back on the main street, have a closer look at the exquisite Faroese designed woollen wares and the latest fashions, at some of the great boutiques including 'Sirri'  and "Guðrun and Guðrun".  Wander past the cosy old bookstore and tourist office, and visit the art museum close to the park, where the permanent collection has a wide variety of Faroese art, showing how nature and landscape have been the dominant motifs throughout Faroese art history. You can also see the Nordic House, a Scandinavian culture centre, or the Art Museum and Gallery, with a wide range of more contemporary Faroese art. 3rd overnight in Tórshavn.

Day 8 Departure Tórshavn – Copenhagen
Transfer to Vágar airport for your departure flight to Copenhagen on Atlantic Airways. 

Departures: every Thursday from May to September 2017

Includes: Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen/Iceland/Faroe Islands/Copenhagen; airport transfers in the Faroe Islands;  Golden Circle Tour and Fontana Geothermal Baths (Day 2); South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon excursion (Day 3); excursion to Island of Eysturoy (Day 6); 7 nights accommodation including breakfast daily (Iceland 4 nights, Reykjavik 4 nights and Torshavn 3 nights)

Excludes: airport transfers in Iceland; optional tours.

Tour Notes:

* you can also take the tour from/to any other Atlantic Airway cities on the route network, however if so days of departure and price may alter.

* arrangements and costs may differ based on dates of travel.

* The order of excursions may be altered due to weather or other factors.

* The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from the Faroe Islands and Iceland, if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking

*  A partially guided tour is one where you are accompanied by a local English speaking guide whilst you are on an included excursion. For the remainder of the tour time you are unescorted.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4087.00

Includes: Round trip flights with taxes from Copenhagen/Iceland/Faroe Islands/Copenhagen; airport transfers in the Faroe Islands;  Golden Circle Tour and Fontana Geothermal Baths (Day 2); South Coast, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon excursion (Day 3); excursion to Island of Eysturoy (Day 6); 7 nights accommodation including breakfast daily (Iceland 4 nights, Reykjavik 4 nights and Torshavn 3 nights)

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