In the Footsteps of the Vikings

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This unique program will bring you to both Iceland and the Faroe Islands, lands settled by Vikings. Included is a sailing on the wonderful Smyril Line ship between these two fascinating countries. Truly, a memorable journey.

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Highlights
  • Faroe Islands full day tour
  • Viking settlement at Leirvik and the church at Klaksvik
  • Drive through northern Iceland and visit Mývatn, Akureyri, and the whale-watching centre of Husavik or
  • Drive through southern Iceland through the fjords of East Iceland, glacial lakes, glaciers and volcanoes
  • Option to add in horseback riding, whale watching, a glacier tour, caving or exploring a dormant volcano and many more activities
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2018 Departures:
Mondays, June 04 – August 27

2018 Pricing:
From US$2,920 – twin
From US$4,220 – single

Taxes: US$25

Prices are “starting from” rates shown in US$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room/cabin or one person in a single room/cabin. Triple rates for three people travelling together are available on request as are Canadian $ prices.

Tour Code:
809031-20

Itinerary
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Day 1, Monday: Keflavik – Reykjavik – flight to the Faroe Islands

Arrive at Keflavik airport, and transfer to the domestic airport in Reykjavik for the short flight to the Faroes where you will transfer to your hotel in the old part of Torshavn, the quaint capital of this unusual island nation.

Day 2, Tuesday: Northern Islands of the Faroes

A full day-tour to the northern islands, an opportunity to visit several different parts of the country. En route visits will be made to the Viking settlement at Leirvik, the church in Klaksvik and there will be time to seek out some unusual souvenirs in the afternoon.

Day 3, Wednesday: Torshaven – Smyril Line ferry departure

A free morning to explore this quaint town before boarding the Smyril Line ferry for an overnight sailing bound for Iceland. On board the ship, you will have double/twin outside cabin with a window. The Ship offers several restaurants, lounges, a movie theatre and a gym/sauna for your entertainment.

A meal plan is available for pre-purchase which will save you money and the hassle of paying for your meals while on the ship. Please ask us for details on the various meal options.

Day 4, Thursday: Seydisfjordur – start self-drive

Arrive Seydisfjordur in East Iceland in the morning. Transfer to Egilsstadir where you will pick up your rental car to begin your one-way drive to Reykjavik, on the west coast. The route you take is up to you, either through the north or along the south coast. Three nights accommodation along your driving route are pre-booked for you.

Your journey to Reykjavik could take you through northern Iceland; Myvatn, Akureyri and the whale-watching centre of Husavik, or south through the fjords of East Iceland, and the glacial lakes on the south coast of this dramatic country. The choice is yours!

Days 5 & 6, Friday and Saturday: Self-drive

Exploring Iceland on the northern or southern route, as you have chosen.

Day 7, Sunday: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik, turn in your rental vehicle and transfer to your central hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 8, Monday: Free day in Reykjavik

A free day in Reykjavik. Time to relax, shop, explore or take an optional tour to go horseback riding, visit the geysers and waterfalls close to the city; head out to see the whales in the harbour, or simply enjoy a walking tour of Reykjavik.

If you drove the northern route you might want to consider a day tour of the south coast. If you drove the southern route, consider a day tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, north of Reykjavik. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to keep your rental vehicle so you can explore the area around Reykjavik on your own.

Day 9, Tuesday: Transfer to Keflavik for departure

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your homeward or onward flight.

Included
  • Round-trip transfer between Keflavik and Reykjavik
  • Airfare one-way to the Faroe Islands
  • Transfer one-way from Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands to Torshavn
  • Two nights of moderate accommodation in Torshavn, with breakfast
  • One full-day tour in the Faroe Islands
  • Sailing to Iceland, including an outside cabin with a window, one double berth or two twin berths
  • Four-day economy, automatic transmission car rental
  • Vehicle rental features: Unlimited mileage, basic collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), Value Added Tax (VAT), one additional driver, GPS and mobile phone
  • Five nights of moderate accommodation in Iceland, with daily breakfast
Not Included
  • Airfare to Iceland from your home city and return
  • Taxes on airfare
  • Extra insurance coverage on rental vehicle
  • Meals on the ferry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a Personal Nature
Tour Notes

The Faroes’ scattered and rugged mountains lure photographers and bird watchers. The landscape is fantastic and dramatic, from land, sea and air. The capital city, Torshavn, will charm with its red-trimmed, black timbered buildings with grass roofs. The ferry from Torshavn to Seydisfjordur, in East Iceland, is an enjoyable part of the tour program, with comfortable cabins and public spaces and delicious food. Watch for whales and seabirds that may tag along. Iceland’s landscape is awe-inspiring and primal, a perfect setting for the Game of Thrones and many movies. Once home, you can say you’ve hiked on a glacier, soaked in a geo-thermally heated pool and ridden an Icelandic horse. Maybe they’ll actually want to see your vacation photos!

The itinerary for this program is determined by the ship’s scheduled (weekly sailings on Wednesdays), and the Monday, Wednesday and Friday air scheduled between Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Should you wish to extend your stay in the Faroe Islands, please contact us for alternate dates. The program may also be done in reverse with some alterations to the inclusions.

Upgrades in accommodation on board the Smyril ferry, the car rental and accommodation in Iceland are available upon request.

Prices are subject to change due to ferry and airfare availability.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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