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Program #3342RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 30 total, 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Northern Light Inn: Grindavik, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Northern Light Inn is a small and friendly hotel located less than 1 mile from the Blue Lagoon, 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 45 minutes from Reykjavik. It is located in the majestic lava landscape of Reykjanes Peninsula, Southwest Iceland, directly under the Aurora Borealis geomagnetic green belt.

Contact info:
Blue Lagoon Road 1
Grindavik, 240 Iceland
phone: +354 426 8650
web: www.nli.is

Room amenities: Each room has a geothermal shower, Icelandic down comforter, telephone, satellite television, hair dryer and free wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a panoramic restaurant, laundry services and free wireless Internet. It is located nearby the Blue Lagoon and a swimming pool and fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Hotel Borgarnes: Borgarnes, 3 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Borgarnes is a three-star hotel in a town 70 kilometers west of Reykjavík and 120 kilometers from the international airport. There are many opportunities for recreation in the area: scenic hiking and riding paths, historical monuments, hot and cold swimming pools, and a museum.

Contact info:
Egilsgata 14-16
Borgarnes, 310 Iceland
phone: +354 437 1119
web: www.hotelborgarnes.is

Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, radio, telephone and television.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, fax machine, telephone, a computer in the lobby with Internet access, and wireless Internet in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel KEA: Akureyri, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Akureyri, the gateway to the rich natural splendor of northeast Iceland, Hotel Kea has been welcoming guests since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort.

Contact info:
Hafnarstraeti 87-89
Akureyri, 600 Iceland
phone: +354 460-2000
web: www.keahotels.is/home

Room amenities: Each room has satellite television, radio, hairdryer, mini bar, wireless Internet access (for a fee), and coffee & tea making facilities.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar, restaurant, laundry service, free wireless Internet in lobby and bar area, computer with Internet in lobby, and discounts to the nearby gym and spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum: Reykjavik, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a first-class hotel in the heart of Reykjavik. It is located on one of Reykjavik's oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. During renovations, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. In 2006, an attractive exhibition center opened under the hotel, where the longhouse's remains are on display together with related exhibits. Among the finds excavated were Iceland's oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

Contact info:
Adalstraeti 16
Reykjavik, 101 Iceland
phone: +354 514 6000
web: www.hotelcentrum.is

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, high speed wireless Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe box, and tea & coffee set.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge with cafe and bar, wireless Internet access, laundry service, fax machine, and pay phone.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
3 Performances
1 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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