Active Iceland & Reykjavik Gay Pride
8 DAY ADVENTURE GROUP TOUR // August 11 - 19, 2019
Experience more than just the highlights of Iceland on this jam-packed active tour. Float between icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, see firsthand where tectonic plates tear the country apart, soak in the world famous Blue Lagoon, swim in a glacier river then trek across the glacier that fed it. Swim in a warm river and hike across the volcanic ground that heats it. And that's just the beginning! Head back to Reykjavik in time to meet others in town for pride at the Blue Lagoon. Then, you're off to the city to take part in the Gay Pride festivities.
From the cosmopolitan yet warm capital of Reykjavik to the remote countryside, you will truly experience the best of Iceland. The tour is planned to make sure you are able to enjoy the adventurous and majestic countryside as well as the excitement of Reykjavik Gay Pride in one of the most gay friendly and welcoming countries on Earth.
Dates for 2018 are August 11th to 18th.
Here are some things you can expect to enjoy on our 2019 trip!
The first day is spent in Reykjavik, starting with a group meeting followed by a city walk, ending in an optional group dinner. Following dinner we head to a popular lounge bar for a welcome reception with locals.
SNORKLING BETWEEN TECTONIC PLATES AND LAVA CAVING
Approx 45 minutes from Reykjavík you will find Thingvellir national park where we will go snorkling in the world famous Silfra fissure. The water runs through an underground system directly from Langjokull glacier making the water as cold as ice! We will be suited up in full dry suits to explore this amazing clear water, so fresh that you can actually have a sip whilst floating on the water. After lunch we will explore one of the hundred lava tunnels in the area called Gjabakkahellir. It takes you through a 2000 year old lava tube that has almost remained the same since gushing lava pushed it's way through older land. Dinner will be at our beautiful country hotel
THE BREATHTAKING SOUTH SHORE AND WATERFALLS
We will enjoy a late morning before exploring the beautiful sites of the South Shore. We will start at the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls as well as the captivating basalt rock formations of Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar.
MYRDALSJOKULL GLACIER HIKE & SUPER JEEP ADVENTURE
We depart our hotel in custom made super jeeps and venture on to one of Iceland's biggest glacier, home of the world famous Eyjafjallajokull that erupted in 2010 causing cancellations of air traffic throughout Europe and N-America. We will then get a lesson on how to walk on ice before going onto the Myrdalsjokull Glacier to experience one of the most popular activities in Iceland; Glacier Hiking.
BLUE LAGOON & REYKJAVIK GAY PRIDE EVENT
Your adventure becomes even more exciting when we head to the Blue Lagoon where we join other gay and lesbian travellers for a dip in the geothermal pool. Enjoy a drink and get to know some of the new guests before we head to our design hotel in Reykjavik which will serve as our base for the next few nights. The opening event of Pride will take place this evening and will be attended my hundreds of locals and travelers alike. Tickets to the opening ceremony are sold seperately, please make sure you tell your guide if you want a ticket at the start of the tour.
GOLDEN CIRCLE & LAUGARVATN FONTANA SPA
Today we will join a larger gay and lesbian group to experience Gullfoss waterfall, the world-famous Geysir & Þingvellir national park where you can see the Great Atlantic Rift. Following this we head to the Fontana Steam Baths where you will have a chance to enjoy three geothermally heated baths, a sauna, a warm sand beach and access to the pristine waters of Lake Laugarvatn. If you have energy after today we have an optional dinner after which you can attend some of the Pride events.
REYKJAVIK GAY PRIDE
What better way to start the day than with some bubbly and a brunch? Following brunch we watch the Reykjavik Gay Pride Parade and enjoy an outdoor concert. Tonight is the official Pride Ball which has become the main event of the festival. The following day, August 7th is departure day - unless you decide to extend your stay! Transfers from and to the airport are included in the 8 Day Adventure Package.
Included in the price is the following: Accommodation (min 3star), Gay group leader, breakfast daily, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner, airport transfers, transfers during the tours, geothermal hike, River Rafting, Glacier Hike, Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon, Blue Lagoon entrance/towel/robe, Golden Circle join-in tour, Pink City walk, Pride bubbly brunch, The Reykjavík Gay Pride Closing Party Ticket, Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.
Price from: $4,995
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the tour and bookings.