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    The Golden Circle

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 7 hs.

    Venture into the beautiful Thingvellir national park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site only about 30 miles from Reykjavik, and ranking at the top of Iceland’s attractions. This national park offers outstanding sceneries of mountains surrounding a vast lava plain covered in green moss and wild flowers. Head to the Geyser area where you’ll see hissing springs, bubbling pools and other geothermal phenomena. Lunch will be served nearby, amongst these scenic surroundings.


    Another highlight of your day is the Gullfoss waterfall. The ‘Golden Waterfall’ is the most famous of the country’s many waterfalls. Here, the river Hvita drops 96 feet in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. Then, visit waterfall Faxi with its salmon ladder and adjoining traditional sheep round up pen You’ll also stop in the town of Hveragerdi to see an earthquake exhibition. Being located on an old magma chamber, Hveragerdi is notorious not only for its abundance of hot springs, which heat the community’s greenhouse industry, but also for its earthquakes.


    When we return to Reykjavík we’ll make one last stop at Perlan, the Pearl before returning to the pier. Perlan has a viewing deck that offers great panoramic views over Reykjavik, perfect for taking photos or just relaxing and enjoying the view. Lastly, enjoy a scenic drive of the city on your way back to your ship.


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    Note: Most of the sights of this tour can be seen from the coach. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes ashore as the weather in Iceland can change quite quickly. Tour time varies between 7-8 hours based on time in port. May run from 7-8 hrs due to daylight restrictions.
    • Adult from: $4,361.91 MXN
    • Child from: $2,838.10 MXN
    DURACIÓN 7 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 1
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    Scenic Reykjavik

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 2 1/2 hs.

    A scenic drive takes you through Laugardalur (“Warm Water Valley”) passing the city’s main sports and recreation area as well as one of the most popular outdoor geothermal swimming pools. The road leads you past the open-air museum at Árbær, a regional museum where old houses of historical value have been preserved.


    Next, cross the Ellidaar River, one of the world’s cleanest salmon rivers known to flow through a capital city. Eventually you’ll reach Alftanes peninsula where the President’s residence is located. The view from the peninsula over Reykjavik is excellent.


    Returning to the city’s hustle and bustle you’ll drive to Perlan, The Pearl. Perlan has a viewing deck that offers great panoramic views over Reykjavik, making this a perfect photo stop.


    From one famous landmark to the next, you’ll head towards Hallgrims, the church that dominates the city skyline with its imposing tower. Then drive through the charming old quarter of Reykjavik with its colorful wooden houses and narrow streets, past the University of Iceland complex and along the city pond, Tjornin, with its rich birdlife. Reaching the old harbor, you’ll have a quick photo stop. Following the coastline, you’ll get to Hofdi house, where the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.


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    Note: We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes as the weather in Iceland can change quite quickly.
    • Adult from: $1,619.05 MXN
    • Child from: $1,123.81 MXN
    DURACIÓN 2 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 1
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    Geothermal Fields, Vikings & the Blue Lagoon

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 6 hs.

    A pleasant drive takes you through Hafnarfjordur town, picturesquely located on an ancient lava flow. Take a road less traveled, along the enchanting Kleifarvatn Lake. One of the deepest lakes in Iceland, it offers a great photo opportunity and a chance to stretch your legs.


    Reach the geothermal fields of Krysuvik, shaped by volcanic eruptions and the violent movements of the earth. Here you’ll witness the powerful jets of steam escaping from deep below the earth’s crust and purple and yellow pools of boiling mud of the solfataras.


    Head across the impressive volcanic plateau of Reykjanes, crossing the bustling fishing village of Grindavik. As you make your way over the lava-covered Reykjanes peninsula to the outskirts of the little town of Njardvik and the Viking Museum. The museum has five independent exhibitions about the Viking Age and the settlement of Iceland, including a Smithsonian exhibition about the Vikings of the North Atlantic. Its main attraction is the Viking ship Íslendingur (the Icelander), an exact seaworthy replica of a Viking vessel that was discovered in Norway in 1182.


    Nearby is the Blue Lagoon, with its warm, mineral-rich and healing waters. The blue color of the water, the steam and the 13-foot high lava wall surrounding the Lagoon succeed in creating a unique atmosphere. This natural and very popular health spa is now a major attraction in the region, one of the most visited places on the island. This is not a swimming-pool for regular swimming, rather a unique relaxing bathing experience which you will definitely enjoy.


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    Note: We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes ashore as the weather in Iceland can change quite quickly Participants must be at least 2 years of age. It is mandatory for children 2-8 to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon; provided free of charge. There are no children day-care facilities at Blue Lagoon. Parents must supervise their own children at all times. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Guests with respiratory problems and pregnant women must check with their health care provider before taking this tour. Guest will get a wristband which they can use to buy drinks in the lagoon and pay on the way out – It also includes one complementary drink. Please bring swimwear and a towel from the ship. For hygienic purposes, and as per local custom, all guests must take a full shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon.


    Children 2 years and under are not allowed in the Blue Lagoon. Children 17 year olds and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.


    • Adult from: $4,552.38 MXN
    • Child from: $2,838.10 MXN
    DURACIÓN 6 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 1
    • Edad
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    Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 4 hs.

    Drive past Perlan or ‘The Pearl’, a glass dome on the top of the hot-water tanks in Reykjavik and through the suburbs, towards Hafnarfjordur. Continue through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula towards the Blue Lagoon. Here, you’ll have approximately two hours to indulge in the famous waters of the lagoon. The Blue Lagoon owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant. This is not a swimming-pool for regular swimming, rather a unique relaxing bathing experience. The water of the Lagoon is 98° F warm, mineral-rich and reputed for its healing properties. The blue color of the water, the steam and the 13-foot high lava wall surrounding the Lagoon succeed in creating a unique atmosphere. This natural and very popular health spa is now a major attraction in the region, one of the most visited places on the island. The facilities offer a tax-free shop, café and very good changing-rooms.


    Your drive back to Reykjavik takes you over the barren Reykjanes peninsula dominated by old lava-flows.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: Bring Swimwear. For hygienic purposes, you'll have to take a shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon. Guests will get a wristband which they can use to buy drinks in the lagoon and pay on the way out – also includes one complementary drink. This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.


    Children 2 years and under are not allowed in the Blue Lagoon. Children 17 year olds and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.


    • Adult from: $3,790.48 MXN
    • Child from: $1,885.71 MXN
    DURACIÓN 4 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 1
    • Edad
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    Ring of Fire

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 5 hs.

    Hengill produces impressive amounts of energy by way of hydro and geothermal power – both of which are utilized to provide the capital and nearby municipalities with plentiful supplies of hot water and electricity. Stop at the geothermal plant of Hellisheidi where you’ll learn about geosciences, geothermal technology, the environment and the history of the area.


    Head to the town of Hveragerdi located on top of an old magma chamber which accounts for the abundance of hot springs that bubble and hiss all around this unique little community. Take a short scenic drive passing by the town’s trademark greenhouses, and the new hot spring area; which broke through the earth’s surface following a dramatic earthquake in 2008. Stop, for short visit, to the geothermal area in the center of the town. After some refreshments, pass by the hydropower station Ljossafoss, which has been in operation since 1937.


    Pay a visit the UNESCO site of Thingvellir. As you approach Thingvellir, cross the neovolcanic rift zone that slices through Iceland from northeast to southwest. Pause at the viewpoint to soak up a little of the nation’s history, here is where the world’s first parliament was formed in 930. Pass by Iceland’s largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn, to the view point located on the lower flanks of the volcano. The drive back to Reykjavik takes us through a lunar-like landscape of volcanic phenomena and other geological wonders.


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    Note: Please exercise caution when exploring hot spring areas and their surroundings. Wear comfortable shoes with a non slip sole, and a waterproof outer layer is recommended.
    • Adult from: $3,028.57 MXN
    • Child from: $1,885.71 MXN
    DURACIÓN 5 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    • Refrigerio
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    Super 4x4 Adventure

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 4 hs.

    Each vehicle is custom built with the biggest available road legal tires in the world. These Supertrucks are piloted by trained professionals who have an intimate knowledge of the sensitive Icelandic sub-Arctic nature.


    Heading out of the city, the road leads you to The Mountain Track where you go ‘off road’. The Mountain Pass offers panoramic views over Lake Thingvallavatn, active volcano Hengill, the geothermal powerplant of Nesjavellir and its surroundings – truly a breathtaking view. Nesjavellir Power Plant, which was formally opened in 1990, powers a 190-megawatt geothermal plant, using the nearby field of boreholes, developing the largest high-temperature field in Iceland. This incredible geothermal field is in fact one of the main sources of hot water harnessed to heat houses of Reykjavik.


    From Nesjavellir you’ll take the gravel road along Lake Thingvallavatn, driving along the lush farmlands of the south to the birch grown area of Thrastarlundur. Here, in this beautiful area you’ll make a short comfort stop before continuing your adventure. Head off the beaten track by way of a trail known as ‘The Thousand Waters’. Your convoy winds its way through numerous rivers, mud banks and streams before arriving back in the capital.


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    Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems due to the rough overland driving. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes.
    • Adult from: $4,742.86 MXN
    • Child from: $4,742.86 MXN
    DURACIÓN 4 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Glacier Safari Adventure

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 8 1/2 hs.

    First, head to the UNESCO site of Thingvellir, where you’ll make a photo stop, then travel towards the Icelandic interior through the dramatic Kaldidalur Valley - ‘Cold Valley’ and Lagjokull Glacier, the second largest in Iceland. This mountain road is one of the highest mountain roads in Iceland and is only open for a limited time during the year. Here, your expert driver will take your Super Truck adventure to the next level as he takes you on a once in a lifetime journey over the ice and snow.


    Head back down, and into the green woodlands of Husafell, where you’ll stop for lunch. On the return drive, you’ll stop by waterfalls of Hraunfoss and Barnafoss - two of Iceland's most picturesque, providing an ideal photo opportunity.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age and in good health. This tour is not recommended for guests with back or mobility problems. We suggest you wear comfortable closed toe shoes and a waterproof outer layer. Time spent and distance travelled on the glacier is weather dependent.
    • Adult from: $7,904.76 MXN
    • Child from: $7,904.76 MXN
    DURACIÓN 8 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
    • Comida
    • Edad
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    Voyage to the Hidden Valley - Thorsmork Safari

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 8 1/2 hs.

    Drive in a super 4x4 vehicle over the lava plateau of Hellisheidi onto the southern coastal lowlands, to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Your journey takes you through some of the prettiest countryside in Iceland, with the green fields, farms and villages. You'll make a short stop at Hvolsvollur before continuing towards the magical land of Thorsmork. The route changes as you leave behind the asphalt of the main road and head inland. You’ll have to cross several brooks and rivers, experiencing the wilderness at its best. A stop at a glacier fed lagoon makes you realize how close you are to the surrounding glaciers, as their icy tongues appear from the hills above.


    In this desert of ice and rock, the valley of Thorsmork marks a clear contrast with its vegetation and grass covered Rhyolite Mountains. Leaving the Glacier Lagoon, you'll drive through the beautiful landscape of the valley of Thorsmork before stopping for lunch. Before the barbecue feast, you'll explore a little of the area on foot, hiking along a mountain path. Those who are not able to walk have the option to stay behind and enjoy the scenery. After this exhilarating experience, you’ll head back to Reykjavik, making one last stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. Here you’ll have the opportunity to walk behind the waterfall.


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    Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
    • Adult from: $8,171.43 MXN
    • Child from: $8,171.43 MXN
    DURACIÓN 8 1/2 hs.
    ACTIVIDAD 2
    • Comida
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    Iceland Through the Photo Lens

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 6 hs.

    Discover one of the best kept secrets in the world of photography – Iceland! Whether you consider yourself a keen amateur or a dedicated professional, there is no doubt that Iceland’s fascinating photographic terrain will set your pulse racing.


    If you are an enthusiastic nature and landscape photographer, you know that there are precious few places left in the world that offers a dramatic and accessible landscape that has not been over exposed. Iceland is a visually exciting place for those photographers seeking inspiration for a new and challenging location to explore. You’ll be able to take in some of the best photographic locations in the region. Through your photo lens, discover wonderful panoramic views over vast lava fields, hot springs, mountain ranges, lakes, unspoiled nature, bird life and picturesque fishing villages. You’ll stop for a light lunch, of warm lobster soup and fresh baked bread, at a local restaurant along the way.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: Participants must be in good health. Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle rather quickly to take advantage of the photographic opportunities. This is a special interest tour for photography enthusiasts - no equipment is provided. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes ashore as the weather in Iceland can change quite quickly.
    • Adult from: $6,647.62 MXN
    • Child from: $6,647.62 MXN
    DURACIÓN 6 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 2
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    Let's Go Volcano

    Reikiavik, Islandia

    Duración 6 hs.

    Drive up to the perfectly formed lava ring and crater of Stóra Eldborg, formed almost 3,000 years ago. Here, you’ll take an invigorating hike up the steep hillside of the crater to the top. Enjoy the great views of the surrounding landscape from this vantage viewpoint. Then drive onwards to reach the starting point of your hike to the lava cave, hidden in the lunar-like landscape. Your guide will locate the entrance to the cave and you’ll gear up with mandatory safety equipment before embarking on a journey into the mysterious depths of the Icelandic underworld.


    Back on your super truck, follow the road to the bubbling hot springs and fumaroles of Krysuvik. Here, the striking landscape has been shaped by volcanic eruptions and violent movements of the earth. In this geothermal field, powerful jets of steam escape from deep below the earth’s crust and multicolored pools of boiling mud bubble and pop continuously. Then, head to the fishing village of Grindavik where you’ll you’ll stop for a light lunch, of warm fish-soup, bread & coffee/tea.


    Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure discovering the volcanic environs of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Board your transportation for a visit to the lava ring/crater of Stóra Eldborg “Big Fire City”. Here, you’ll take an invigorating trek up the steep flanks of the crater, enjoying breathtaking views of the lunar-like surroundings on your way up to the top. Next, take a short drive to a lava-tube caving experience. Walk over spongy moss and uneven ground, your guide will locate the almost undetectable cave entrance via GPS.


    Gear up with obligatory safety helmets, grab your high beam torch and embark on a journey into the mysterious depths of the Icelandic underworld. Following your lava cave exploration, your next stop is a visit to the bubbling hot springs and fumaroles at the high temperature thermal field of Krýsuvík. This is located in the middle of the fissure zone which traverses Iceland. Following your visit, it’s time to head to the nearby fishing village of Grindavik where fish-soup, bread & coffee/tea awaits. It’s now time to put the so-called Super Truck to the test by way of a rough track that leads to the top of a nearby mountain overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon Thermal Spa.


    Lo que debes saber:

    Note: This tour is only recommended for guests with a high fitness level. There is substantial walking, hiking and caving. It is not recommended for pregnant women. We recommend that you wear warm clothing in layers and sturdy shoes (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera!
    • Adult from: $8,552.38 MXN
    • Child from: $8,552.38 MXN
    DURACIÓN 6 horas
    ACTIVIDAD 3
    • Comida

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Printed on Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 08:08pm