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Royal City & The Land of Ice and Fire

England & Iceland in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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Combine a 3-night stay in London, the vibrant British capital before heading to the land of ice and fire to experience landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world; from volcanoes and waterfalls to glaciers and geysers.

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    London
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    Geysir Geothermal Area
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    Gullfoss Waterfall
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    Reykjavik
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    Skogafoss Waterfall

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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Explore the eclectic sights of London including a cruise along the Thames before heading to Iceland. Unearth its volcanoes in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, glaciers and waterfalls in the South Shore and geysers in the Golden Circle. Step into the jaw-dropping landscapes of this part of the world and take advantage of its relaxing milky-blue waters said to have healing properties.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to board a flight to London. Night on board*.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: London

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Arrive in London and self-transfer to the hotel.* The vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, London is known for its amazing museums, trend-setting fashion scene, immense history and as the home of the Royal Family. Located on the banks of the River Thames, London has been an important human settlement since it was founded by the Romans almost two millennia ago!

A global city, London is a center of arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, media, research, tourism and transport. Once you've checked in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore this huge city. Hop on the London Underground or use the excellent bus network to easily travel between sights as you spend your first evening exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in London. 

*You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3265 Reviews

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3rd Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. See London from a different perspective today, with a sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, Southbank and the London Eye and enjoy the fully-stocked bar to buy drinks and snacks as you listen to the entertaining onboard commentary! 

Afternoon free to enjoy the capital at your leisure. Why not go shopping along Oxford Street or Carnaby Street, stroll along the vibrant Southbank or pay a visit to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards? Overnight stay in London.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3265 Reviews

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Activities

included
London City Cruise

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4th Day: London

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is yours to enjoy as you see fit. Take this time to appreciate all the beauty of London. Perhaps now would be a good time to go souvenir shopping and stop by the many pubs and eateries the city has to offer. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in our optional excursion to the Tower of London*. After a morning of exploring, why not join our optional afternoon tea** for a typical English experience? Overnight stay in London.


*Optional Visit to the Tower of London: Take part in a royal experience like no other where you will explore the capital city's iconic castle, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get up close and personal with the famous Crown Jewels and meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens.

**Optional traditional afternoon tea: Enjoy a classic afternoon tea, complete with sweet and savory snacks, scones, and of course tea or coffee.  

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn London - Kens... or similar
tripadvisor rating

3265 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Visit to the Tower of London

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Tradtional Afternoon Tea

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5th Day: London - Reykjavik

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Breakfast at the hotel.*  It's time to continue your trip towards Iceland. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Reykjavik. 

Touch down in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland. Self-transfer*** to the hotel**** and get settled in before enjoying the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure.

If time allows, get out and explore the cosmopolitan atmosphere and unique Icelandic cuisine of the capital or visit Reykjavik's fantastic museums on Viking heritage. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

**Optional transfers can be added at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process. Please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

***Optional shuttle or private transfer in Reykjavik can be added at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

****The early check-in is at your disposal only upon availability and can be requested and paid for directly once you arrive at the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar
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2328 Reviews

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6th Day: Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will greet you at the hotel in the morning. Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula where you will get to explore the natural wonders of this location that divides the west coast of Iceland into two large bays. Start by visiting the northern part of Mýrar, home to an array of volcanic craters, including Eldborg, the largest one.

Next, head west towards the tip of the peninsula, passing the small fishing towns of Grundarfjörður, Ólafsvík, Rif and Hellissandur. You will also be passing by the Snæfellsjökull National Park, full of interesting geological phenomena and historic sites. Stop at Arrow Mountain or Kirkjufell Mountain, famous for appearing in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Here you will also find a beautiful waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss. Make a short detour to Djúpalónssandur and take a short walk along a marked path to the lovely black pebble beach. From here, you will drive around the tip of the peninsula at the foot of Snæfellsjökull, a glaciated volcano where the famous novel “The Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne is set in. Visit Þúfubjarg, a spectacular cliff and a nesting colony for many seabirds.

Continue to Arnarstapi and Hellnar to view the beautiful coast and impressive variety of birdlife. Stop by Búðir, a charming little site located on a natural inlet. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Borgarnes.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Borgarnes or similar
tripadvisor rating

293 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Moderate

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7th Day: Borgarfjörður - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an adventure around Borgarfjörður where you will see Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring. Drive further to the historic Reykholt, home of a 13th-century chieftain, writer, poet and scholar, Snorri Sturluson. Make your way to Hraunfossar and Barnafossar, some of Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls before you drive back to Borgarnes.

In Borgarnes you will visit the Settlement Center—devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introducing visitors to one of the country’s most iconic heroes, Egil Skalla-Grimson. The center also houses a restaurant, a café and a souvenir shop. Drive the scenic road around Hvalfjörður Fjord (weather permitting) on your way to the last stop of the day, Þingvellir National Park.

The park is known for being the site of Iceland’s parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Selfoss.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel South Coast or similar
tripadvisor rating

104 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to Borgarnes

Moderate

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8th Day: Snaefellsnes - South Shore

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a full-day excursion to the South Shore. Start by visiting Seljalandsfoss, a gorgeous waterfall that drops 60 m and is part of the Seljalands River.

From here, visit the Skógar Museum and then pass by Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers before stopping by Sólheimajökull glacier where you will get to marvel at the sights of the glacier and the lagoon in front of it from a platform viewpoint. 

Finally, drive to Reynisdrangar, known for its spectacular coast and beautiful rock formations. Continue to Vik, a small town on the black beach. Overnight stay in South Shore.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel South Coast or similar
tripadvisor rating

104 Reviews

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Activities

included
Excursion to South Shore and Skogafoss Waterfall

Moderate

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9th Day: South Shore - Golden Circle - Reykjavík

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Breakfast at the hotel. Take part in an excursion to Golden Circle where you will visit the numerous hot springs and see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, an active geyser that shoots out strong jets every few minutes. Then, you will make your way to Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.

As an added optional, take part in a visit to the Secret Lagoon.* Overnight stay in Reykjavík. 

*Optional visit to Secret Lagoon: Enjoy an authentic Icelandic experience by replenishing your body in warm, clean and sulfur-rich waters of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, dating back to 1891. What makes it special are the rich natural resources of warm water coming from hot springs around it. With the pool water flowing continuously, it only takes about 24 hours for it to be completely replenished.

The water source comes straight from the Vaðmálahver, Básahver or Litli geysers and remains at a comfortable temperature of around 40 degree celsius all year round, perfect for a relaxing dip sure to help you decompress.

For those who choose not to bathe in the lagoon, your driver and guide will take you to Skálholt, a historically significant sight nearby. For centuries it was one of Iceland’s two episcopal sees, making it a cultural and political center. The first official school in Iceland was also founded here.

Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at Secret Lagoon, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar
tripadvisor rating

2328 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Golden Circle

Moderate

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Optional
Visit to Secret Lagoon

Light

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10th Day: Reykjavík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most iconic sites. You will then have the option to participate in the additional activity where you can bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon (additional fees)* or stroll along the walking path taking in the spectacular views of this majestic location. Overnight stay in  Reykjavík. 

*Optional Swim in the Blue Lagoon: With waters that are milky-blue and mineral rich, enjoy a visit to the Blue Lagoon, located in the middle of a lava field making it one of the most unique wonders of the world. The algae found within the waters is known for having healing properties on the skin. 

The Blue Lagoon comes equipped with an in-water bar offering soft and alcoholic drinks (first one free with your entrance ticket) and an in-water Mask Bar to slather on a silica mud mask. There are also saunas and steam rooms. 

Please note: The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at Blue Lagoon, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance.

*Optional Northern Lights Boat Tour: Go on our Northern Lights Boat Tour. It offers a captivating escape from city lights. From September to April, see the mesmerizing auroras. They dance in the starry sky over Faxaflói Bay. Our heated indoor areas, onboard café, and 360° viewing platform ensure your comfort. Expert guides provide insights and even capture photos for you to cherish. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure!

*Optional Northern Lights Bus Tour: See the Northern Lights on our 3.5-hour bus tour. It is available from August 25th to April 15th. See the awe-inspiring auroras dance across Iceland's night sky. Visit the Aurora Centre too. It's a Northern Lights Exhibition in Reykjavík, and it's all included. Our expert guides maximize your chance of sightings. If you miss the lights, get free retries. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Klettur or similar
tripadvisor rating

2328 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Blue Lagoon: Healing swim and relaxation

Light

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Optional
Northern lights bus tour

Light

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Optional
Northern Lights Boat Tour

Light

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11th Day: Reykjavik - Canada

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Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Iceland. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for your flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip. 

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day. 

**Optional transfers can be added at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

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Participants must carry their own smartphone and download the app before the tour. Audio sets may also be available on board. Download the ticket with the cruise boarding time, available in your Exoticca account 15 days before the start of the trip.

London City Cruise

Included activity for day 3 in London

Set off on a 30 min sightseeing cruise along the River Thames! Take in the views of several of the capital's most emblematic riverside landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye and enjoy entertaining onboard commentary along the way!

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Full-Day Excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Included activity for day 6

Explore the natural wonders of this Icelandic region, including the impressive Eldborg volcanic crater, small fishing towns, the Snæfellsjökull National Park and the peninsula at the foot of Snæfellsjökull.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Excursion to Borgarnes

Included activity for day 7

Get to know this historic town, in particular the Settlement Center, and acquaint yourself with Iceland’s earliest days and its national Hero, Egil Skalla-Grimson.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Excursion to South Shore and Skogafoss Waterfall

Included activity for day 8

Get to know the stunning beauty of the Shouth Shore of Iceland, including Skogafoss waterfall, an immaculate waterfall that drops 60 m. Later, visit the Skogar Museum, glaciers and the Dyrhólaey nature reserve and Reynisdrangar.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Visit to the Tower of London

Suggested activity for day 4 in London

Get to know one of the most iconic locations in London where you will get to gaze at the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before. Transfers not included.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Tradtional Afternoon Tea

Suggested activity for day 4 in London

Enjoy a typical English afternoon tea experience, consisting of a mix of sweets and savoury treats, scones, and tea or coffee.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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The availability of this activity is limited due to its high demand. To guarantee your spot at “Secret Lagoon”, you MUST book your ticket at least 30 days in advance

Visit to Secret Lagoon

Suggested activity for day 9

Wind down and relax in this visit to the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest swimming pool where the water is at the perfect temperature all year round allowing you to relax and replenish.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Guests must shower before using the spa. Showers are separated by gender. Children under 8 years old need floaties. Subject to weather conditions and may be canceled even on the day of the event.

Blue Lagoon: Healing swim and relaxation

Suggested activity for day 10 in Reykjavik

Soak up the milky-blue and mineral-packed waters of the Blue Lagoon said to have healing properties and relax while you enjoy a silica mud mask and a complimentary drink.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - London; London - Reykjavik; Reykjavik - Canada.
  • Flight: London - Reykjavik.*
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.**
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English speaking guide in Iceland from day 6 to day 10.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Tax*, drinks, tips and airport transfers** not mentioned in what's included.

*Accommodation tax in Iceland must be paid directly to the hotel (Approx. 666 ISK per room per night).

**Airport transfers are not included. You will have the option to add transfers from the airport to your hotel in London and Reykjavik for an additional in the next step of the booking process.

For transfers in London, please contact our customer service if you require a transfer from an airport other than LGW or LHR.

Please note: Unless otherwise noted in the itinerary, lunches are not included on this trip.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

About Iceland:

If travelling with Wizz Air, Easy Jet, or Fly Play, we recommend that you check your luggage online in order to avoid extra fees. The reservation only includes one piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm), which must be placed underneath the seat in front of you on the plane. Additional baggage may be purchased in advance on the airline’s website. Any luggage item larger than the aforementioned dimensions that is not reserved in advance will be subject to additional charges in the airport.

Please note: Double beds in Iceland hotels are not always the standard Canadian size and can sometimes be less wide.

**You will not meet your guide until the day after your arrive in Iceland, when you begin the tour of Reykjavik.

For groups consisting of 2 to 17 people you will not have a tour leader. Instead, your English speaking driver, who is very knowledgeable, will be assisting you with local information.

Additional information about Northern Lights: keep in mind that the Northern Lights in Iceland are not guarantee as the unpredictable weather conditions mean we cannot guarantee the excursions will go ahead.

Tips: we advise to bring good shoes since in winter many sites may be covered in snow as well as their paths. The ground in Iceland can be slippery, wet, or icy. You may want to consider bringing or purchasing a pair of removable spikes (also known as crampons) to place on your shoes to aid with stability and grip. Also, you can bring your swimsuit, even if you don´t plan to swim. You might change your mind once you see the warm steaming lagoon!

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed without prior notice.

  • England
  • Iceland
    • Entry requirements

      Valid passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      A visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.

    • Currency

      Pound Sterling.

    • Language

      English.

    • Electricity

      230 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US/Canada.

    • Time zone

      GMT.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Tourist Office website

      www.visitbritain.com

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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