Join us for the Adventure of a Lifetime!
Iceland is a country like no other. Where else will you find a country with 15 active volcanoes, 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot springs, 11,500 square kilometers of glaciers, 10,000,000 puffins, exploding geysers, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun? Iceland is also closer than you think. Reykjavík, Europe's northernmost capital, is closer to New York than Los Angeles and only 2-4 hours flying time from most major cities in Western Europe. Iceland is also Europe's youngest country, geologically speaking, and was also the last European country to be settled by man. Join Kosher X on this unique island for an adventure of a lifetime where you will discover Mother Nature´s greatest contrasts; the perfect balance of fire and ice.
DAY 1 – Tuesday: Departure from US gateways
DAY 2 - Wednesday: Arrival – Day in Reykjavik
Welcome meet & greet at Keflavík Airport. Drive to Reykjavik and check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour (4hrs). See all the highlights of the city and stop in Iceland’s National Museum to learn more about the culture and history of Iceland.
DAY 3 – Thursday: Golden Circle (8-9hrs)
We head out into the countryside to Þingvellir National Park to explore the grounds of the ancient parliament site, Alþingi, on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here we see the dramatic continental drift between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We travel on to Iceland’s famous Gullfoss, or ‘Golden Falls’, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir , and numerous hot springs and boiling mud pools. During the tour we will stop for a horse show at Fridheimar Farm.
DAY 4 – Friday: Whale Watching (4 hrs)
Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and the popular humpback whales. Return to the hotel for Shabbat.
DAY 5 -Shabbat: Reykjavik
Spend a leisurely day in Reykjavik, Shabbat at the hotel
Afternoon guided city walking tour.
DAY 6 – Sunday: South Shore – Ice Walk (9 hrs)
Discover the south shore, viewing the spectacular Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the black sand beaches. During this tour we are including a once in a lifetime experience – a glacier walk! The easy and safe glacier walk is perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier, and its surroundings. The tour focuses on the exploration of water cauldrons, waterways and other ice features of the glacier where we will experience the different shades of the glaciers, white ice, blue ice and just plain clear ice. Before setting out on to the glacier the glacier guide will teach you how to use the basic glacier equipment, crampons and ice axes, required for this tour. (Suitable for everybody (min age 8 years)
DAY 7 – Monday: Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Boat tour (10-12 hrs)
Lush valleys and lava fields with soft moss, abundant birdlife, diverse flora, craters and salmon rivers characterize the West part of Iceland. Experience the full scenery of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and take a short cruise in the amazing Breidafjordur bay. Enter a world of thriving bird and marine life (Some walking is required on this excursion). After reaching Stykkishólmur by boat tour (approx. 2.5 hours), we travel along the coast passing through charming fishing villages with a stop at Djupalonssandur and Arnarstapi before returning to Reykjavik.
DAY 8 - Tuesday: Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon
Drive to Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moon like surrounding of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík geothermal area with bubbling mud pools. Visit the Grindavík fishing village and the famous Blue Lagoon. For those interested you can take a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin or take a local tour option.
DAY 9 – Wednesday: Departure
Morning free at leisure
Custom Group 8-Day Schedule
DAY 1 - Sunday: Departure from US or international gateways
DAY 2 - Monday: Arrival – Day in Reykjavik
DAY 3 - Tuesday: Golden Circle
DAY 4 - Wednesday: Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Boat tour
Day 5 - Thursday: South Shore Ice Walk
DAY 6 - Friday: Whale Watching
DAY 7 - Shabbat: Reykjavik
DAY 8 - Sunday: Blue Lagoon, Afternoon Departure
SEASON AND CLIMATE:
The Icelandic climate is warmer than the name suggests, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Summers in Iceland are rather cool, while the winters are relatively warm. The average monthly summer temperature ranges from 10 to 13 °C. During the summer the climate is mild but unstable with possible rain and frequent weather changes. The daily temperature can fluctuate from a minimum 5 °C at night to a maximum of 25 °C during the day.
Average Temperatures in Fahrenheit:
Sunrise and Sunset: Reykjavik
Custom groups departures available year round for minimum 18 or more guests, please call for details.
Activities include city & village tours, National Park and wilderness expeditions, glacier hikes, hot spring spas, whale watching, Northern Lights, plus so much more!
Custom group departures (minimum 18 or more participants) are available upon request. Please call us for details.
Our accommodations are based in Reykjavik for the duration of our program. Our first-class hotel is the largest hotel in Iceland with a total of 312 rooms. The hotel is situated in a quiet area within a short distance from all services, recreation and business centers. All of the hotel rooms are very spacious and equipped with first-class amenities.
Sunrise and Sunset: Reykjavik