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Iceland- Multisport Adventure

Race Date
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August 19, 2018
August 19, 2018
Location
Iceland
number of days
Variable
Starting price
3750
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Multi-Sport

Iceland- Multisport Adventure

What's Included:
  • All lodging (double occupancy)
  • Road transportation
  • Park entry fees
  • Guided activities as described and scheduled
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners as outlined in the itinerary

Before we launch into our 6-day multi-sport trip detailed below, if you want to run Reykjavik's Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10k, plan to arrive a couple of days early, on August 17th. Click here for more details.

Countless waterfalls, immense glaciers, black sand beaches, active volcanoes, hot rivers and icy lagoons.  All the wonders of world in one place.  That’s Iceland.  You can see it all from a tour bus, or you can make it an adventure.  Get wet.  Get dirty.  Get local.

This is an active multi-sport trip that includes good hiking, kayaking, cycling, horseback and more. Ours is a custom itinerary that will actually bypass some of the best-known (and crowded) attractions in favor of more unique and memorable experiences.  You will see and do every side of Iceland, exploring the nature, history and culture of this remarkable land.  It’s a trip like no other!

Trip Highlights

  • Small group tour with two F4A guides
  • Travel in private vans for comfort and versatility
  • 3-Star hotel and guesthouse accommodations
  • Most activities and meals included in price
  • Flexible itinerary and optional activities

Trip Cost

$3,750 (per person, double occupancy, 5-night trip)

$4,400 (per person, double occupancy, 7-night trip)

Included:  All lodging (double occupancy); road transportation; park entry fees; guided activities as described and scheduled; kayak, drysuit, PFD and crampons for Glacier Kayak Adventure on Day 3; Bike and helmet rental, plus entry fee to baths for Bike & Bath Tour on Day 4; Horse and helmet rental for coastal ride on Day 5; Breakfast Day 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6; Lunch Day 1 & 4; Dinner Day 1, 2, 3 & 5.  

Not Included:  Airfare; private (single) rooms; beer, wine or cocktails with meals; optional whale-watching tour.

Payments

A $500 (per person) deposit is due when you submit the reservation form.  Your 2nd payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due April 10, 2018.  The remaining balance will be due June 10, 2018. You’ll receive a reminder email when these are due. 

Cancellations

Once each payment is made, it becomes non-refundable. 

Travel Insurance

The cancellation policy above will be strictly adhered to. To avoid the loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. This is a good website to compare your options: www.travelinsurance.com

Flights

Everyone is responsible for purchasing their own flights.  Your destination is Keflavik International Airport (KEF).  We've seen direct and very inexpensive flights on WOW Airline

If you are running the Reykjavik Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10K, plan to arrive early on August 17th.

If you are coming for the 6 day/5 night multisport trip only, plan to arrive early on August 19th.

If you want to run Reykjavik's Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10k, plan to arrive a couple of days early, on August 17th. Click here for more details.

Saturday, August 18

Flights departing the U.S. for Iceland, landing early the next day.

Day 1 – Sunday, August 19

Greetings with coffee and a bite of breakfast at the modern Keflavík International Airport.  Our loop of the island starts here and our first stop is the capital city of Reykjavík.  Expect a quiet Sunday morning as the city recovers from the huge Reykjavík Marathon and the Culture Night celebration held the day before.   From there it is about an hour to Hveragerði where we meet up with a local friend for a private guided hike through a dynamic volcanic landscape, followed by a dip in a hot geothermal river.

Activity:  Moderate hiking, 6 - 7 km

Meals included:  Picnic lunch and dinner

Lodging: This accommodation is located beneath the beautiful Eyjafjöll mountains with a view to Eyjafjöll glacier. It features well furnished and cosy rooms and warmly decorated furnishings.

Day 2 – Monday, August 20

The wonders never cease.  On this second day of the tour we have close encounters with spectacular waterfalls, immense glaciers, black sand beaches, and recently active volcanoes. We’ll start the day at Skógafoss - the suffix ‘foss’ meaning waterfall - and it’s one of the largest in the country. Most people view it from the parking area, but we climb to the top for a different perspective.  Our path reveals a series of smaller cascades behind the big falls and leads to the doorstep of Eyjafjalljökul, the volcano that erupted in 2010 and buried the area in ash.  From there we drive on to the National Park Vatnajökull, where a longer 3-hour hike takes us past old homesteads, around waterfalls and to the edge of a glacier.

Activity:  Strenuous hiking, 8 - 9 km

Meals included:  Breakfast and Dinner

Lodging: This brand new 4-star hotel is perfect for nature lovers, as the hotel is right between two of Iceland's most spectacular natural attractions; a hiker's paradise. 

Day 3 – Tuesday, August 21

You will think you’ve seen it all, but there’s more.  Our first stop this day is an ethereal black lagoon at the edge of a glacier where house-sized chunks of ice bob and swirl as they float to sea.  After a brief stop here, we will go for an up-close look at the ice fields feeding this lagoon.  Accompanied by local guides who have a vast knowledge of the area, we will start on foot but end up in kayaks, going deep into places that very few visitors get to see. The glacier kayak adventure will be something few of us have done before, but it includes advance instructions, safety gear and drysuits, and is appropriate for all experience levels. After lunch, we will resume our driving tour of the island, following the eastern coastline. There will always be a chance to see plenty of wildlife as Iceland is home to many sheep, reindeer, puffins, whales, and of course the adorable Icelandic ponies.  

Activity:  Glacier walk and kayaking, easy exploratory pace

Meals included:  Breakfast and Dinner

Lodging: We will be staying at a family-run hotel based on an old farm of Icelandic farm cultures. The hotel meets the most stringent modern demands for quality, elegance and comfort, while preserving its origins dating back to 1903, and thus uniquely illuminated. It stands on the banks of the great and beautiful Lagarfljot at Egilsstaðir, and is therefore centrally located in the eastern part of Iceland.

Day 4 – Wednesday, August 22

With a serene setting on the edge of Lake Lagarfljót, our hotel has expansive views and luxurious lobby, spa and dining areas.   We’ll indulge ourselves with a little extra morning time here before hitting the road again.  Driving north towards Lake Myvatn, we will stop for a picnic lunch and also at an active geothermal site where we can walk up to the edge of boiling mud pits and around steaming vents in the ground.  We’ll spend the afternoon with bikes and a guide, learning more about this fascinating area and how locals harness the power of the steaming underground.  Bring your swimsuit and towel because this Bike & Bath tour includes a good long soak in the hot and healthful Myvatn Nature Baths.  Our destination for the day is Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland sitting just 60km from the Arctic Circle.  Your options for the evening:  book a sunset whale-watching tour or instead go in search of a special seafood dinner and some night club action.

Activity:  Easy cycling on paved and unpaved paths, about 8 km

Meals included:  Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Lodging: Tasteful, comfortable and spacious apartments in the center of town. You can't beat the location on this one.

Day 5 – Thursday, August 23

On a full tour of Iceland you discover that each part of the country has its own landscape and distinct character.  Today we head towards the western coast after a nice breakfast in the Akureyri Town Square.  When we get to the Snæfellsness Peninsula we’ll be greeted by a local family who, from their small family farm, run horseback trail rides along the coast and sandy beaches.  It’s your chance to get to know the great Icelandic horse in its natural setting and learn the Icelandic way of riding and handling horses.  A short drive from there will be Arnarstapi, a tiny hamlet filled with legend and lore, where we stay the night in.  We’ll hike to dinner in Hellnar, taking advantage of a popular trail along the coast that will offer amazing views of beaches, bird cliffs, sea stacks and a potentially magnificent sunset.

Activity:  1-2 hour horseback ride and 5 km hike on coast

Meals included:  Breakfast and Dinner

Lodging: Located on the edge of a national park, this hotel boasts a restaurant, bar, and cooking facilities. These comfortable and cozy accommodations will be spectacular.

Day 6 – Friday, August 24

Before we go home, there is actually one more side of Iceland to see:  the inside!  Explore a volcano the way few dare to do by entering the Vatnshellir Cave. It’s actually an 8,000-year-old lava tube with multiple caverns formed inside Snæfellsjökull, the volcano made famous by the Jules Verne story, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.  From the outside, Snæfellsjökull, with its massive ice cap, dominates the western end of the peninsula.  It’s often shrouded in fog or clouds, but we will hope for a good view of it before reluctantly driving away and heading back to the airport.  

This is our first trip to this destination. We’ll let you know once the reviews are in!
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