10584
Iceland
Intergenerational Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
Take a fantastic quest through the real-life magic of Iceland, where tales of Vikings combine with a wondrous landscape to make this the perfect adventure for you and your grandchild.
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Program No. 10584RJ
Length
11 days
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4,199
Flights start at
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11 days
10 nights
29 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrival and Orientation
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Activity note: Check-in available after breakfast.

Breakfast: Upon arrival at the farmhouse. On this program, breakfasts will offer a typical European style breakfast buffet with breads, cheeses, cold-cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, tea and water. Please note that water is included in the program cost at all meals.

Morning: Time to settle in.

Lunch: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Afternoon: Introductory meeting and orientation. Your Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Dairy Farming, Agricultural University & Science Center
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: We head for the local town of Borgarnes and visit the Settlement Center, which tells the saga of the settlement of Iceland and of Iceland's most famous Viking and first poet Egill Skallagrimsson. We will then try out the excellent swimming pool of Borgarnes.

Lunch: At a local restaurant in Borgarnes.

Afternoon: Excursion to the Agricultural University & Science Center at Hvanneyri to learn about Iceland's agricultural history and heritage. Then visit a handicraft shop with crafts made from Icelandic wool and other natural materials.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Whale Watching
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: We drive to Reykjavik for a short introduction of the capital by bus. Drive by the Hofdi House, where Reagan and Gorbachev met, visit downtown to see Lake Tjornin, Parliament and the City Hall, and make a stop at Perlan to see a view of the city.

Lunch: At a downtown restaurant.

Afternoon: Whale watching excursion from Reykjavik (approx. 3 hours) at sea in a comfortable boat. We hope to see some big whales!

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Nordurá Valley, Games and Horseback Riding
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: Today we explore the Nordurá Valley, where scenic waterfalls, volcanic craters and lava fields await us. We will also visit the hidden people.

Lunch: At Hraunsnef.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we enjoy games and merriment on the Hraunsnef playgrounds. Later we will visit Ölvaldsstadir farm for horseback riding on a trail down by Hvita river. You will be given a short demo on horseback riding beforehand.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: Tonight we enjoy some evening entertainment.

DAY
6
Fishing, Snorri Sturluson, Tree Planting, Deildartunguhver
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: We go trout fishing in a local creek with a farmer from Arnbjargarlaekur. Please note that you will be fishing on the shore of the creek, and each participant will get their own pole.

Lunch: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Afternoon: We take a field trip to Reykholt where we will learn about Snorri Sturluson, the 13th century statesman and Saga writer who lived in Reykholt. We will also visit the Snorri Exhibition. Later we plant trees in the Road Scholar planting patch and learn how tree planting is an important factor in the constant battle against soil erosion. At the end of the day we visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's most prolific hot spring. Water from this hotspring is piped up to 70 km to homes in the region.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
Birds and Islands Adventure, Dairy Farm
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: Birds and Islands Adventure. We take a 2-hour boat ride among the islands of Breidafjordur and study the multitude of seabirds nesting there.

Lunch: En route.

Afternoon: We will visit Eiriksstadir, where Leif Eiriksson "the lucky," discoverer of America in the 11th century, was born. We will also visit Erpsstadir, a modern dairy farm with their own ice cream production.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
8
Bjarteyarsandur Farm
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Activity note: Hiking for 1-2 hours in Hvalfjordur on gravel terrain and on marked paths.

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: We begin our day with a visit to Bjarteyarsandur Farm at Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord). Enjoy a walk around the farm observing the animals, browsing through the handicraft shop and exploring the local beach.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Bjarteyarsandur farm.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we explore the beautiful Hvalfjordur fjord and do some hiking.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
9
Langjokull Glacier
Borgarfjordur
B,L,D
Arnbjargarlaekur

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: Depart for Europe's second largest glacier, Langjokull. We travel by a special modified glacier vehicle to the top of the glacier and walk inside a unique man-made ice cave tunnel.

Lunch: Husafell summer resort.

Afternoon: Visit the swimming pool in Husafell and the lava waterfalls Hraunfossar.

Dinner: Icelandic home cooking, served buffet style, in the farmhouse dining room.

Evening: Evening entertainment.

DAY
10
Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir
Grindavik
B,L,D
Northern Light Inn

Breakfast: Farmhouse dining room.

Morning: Excursion to Thingvellir, site of the ancient parliament and now a national park. We continue to see Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) and Geysir, the geyser from which all others take their name.

Lunch: At the Fridheimar tomato farm. Visit their tomato greenhouse.

Afternoon: Continue our morning excursion before arriving at our hotel.

Dinner: Hotel dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
11
Blue Lagoon, Departures
Grindavik
B,L

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: We spend the morning at the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a refreshing swim.

Lunch: Hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Transfer to airport for departures. This concludes our program. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures.