from $1,059* pp dbl

Includes: flights, three nights hotel, transfers, guided sightseeing tour, guided hiking and caving tour
Areas visited: Reykjavik, South Iceland and Snaefellsnes Pensinsula (West Iceland)

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Icelandair, uncovering The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

 

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway

Hotels Used:  Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura,  Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

 

Departures Wednesdays, Apr 1 - May 31 and Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014

Iceland's otherworldly beauty has become an ideal setting for several recent adventure, science-fiction and fantasy films. This December marks the release of the 20th Century Fox film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, much of which was filmed in Iceland.

Now you can experience the surreal beauty of Iceland on your own mini adventure with a combination of guided hiking and sightseeing. Travel through two regions where filming for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty took place. These areas are not only beautiful, but they offer a sampling of what makes Iceland so amazing.

 You´ll experience black-sand beaches, volcanic valleys, spectacular mountains and charming fishing villages. Take part in an Icelandic-style adventure with a chance to visit a lava cave and hike through a steam filled valley. There´s even the opportunity to take a swim in a wilderness hot-spring.

Departures from $1,059:  

New York, Boston, Washington DC: depart Wednesdays

Available at higher rates

Denver:  departs Wednesdays

Seattle:  departs Wednesdays

Newark:  Three additional nights needed to match schedule (depart Mondays, return Mondays)

Minneapolis:  Sep-Oct : Two additional nights needed  to match schedule dep Wednesdays, return Tuesday

Anchorage:  Two additional nights needed to match schedule (depart Mondays)

Please note the following gateways have seasonal availability:

Minneapolis/St. Paul departures begin Jun 2014

Anchorage, AK  departures start May 19, 2014


 

Booking Directions: 

1)    Click on the gold "Book Now" button" above.

You can also use the package drop down menu on the right side of the page. Select your gateways and under "To" select "Walter Mitty Iceland package."

2)  After booking, you will receive two emails. One will contain your electronic air ticket and the other will contain your package booking confirmation and some general information about your trip.

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway

 

Price per person

Boston, New York, Washington DC

Apr 1 - 30, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,059* from $1,215* $69 $119
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** from $1,109* from  $1,305* $85 $150
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,121* from $1,305* $89 $149

 

May 1 - 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,185* from $1,285* $87 $143
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,215*

from  $1,476* $109 $206
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,185* from $1,405* $165 $185

 

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,521* from $1,777* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,611*

from  $1,957* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,611* from $1,949* $147 $258

 

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,205* from $1,455* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1296*

from  $1,695* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,295* from $1,629* $147 $258

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,122* from $1,296* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,209*

from  $1,470* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,225* from $1,489* $125 $215

Newark

Apr 1 - 30, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,377* from $1,716* $69 $119
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** from $1,569* from  $2,067* $85 $150
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,512* from $1,953* $89 $149

 

May 1 - 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,185* from $1,285* $87 $143
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,215*

from  $1,476* $109 $206
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,185* from $1,405* $165 $185

 

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,866* from $2,378* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $2,052*

from  $2,743* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,920* from $1,589* $147 $258

 

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,551* from $2,058* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,737*

from  $2,433* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,734* from $2,403* $147 $258

 

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,392* from $1,740* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,563*

from  $2,085* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,593* from $2,121* $125 $215

 Three additional nights are needed to match flight schedule (Dep Mon, return Mon).  Extra nights are included in price.

 

 Minneapolis/St. Paul

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,577* from $1,832* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,667*

from  $2,012* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,667* from $2,002* $147 $258

 

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,610* from $2,090* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,794*

from  $2,460* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,796* from $2,441* $147 $258

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,477* from $1,825* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,648*

from  $2,170* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,678* from $2,206* $125 $215

Sep/Oct departures:  Three additional nights needed to match flight schedule (depart Wednesday,
return Wednesday).  Rates include extra nights.

 Denver

Apr 1 - 30, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,076* from $1,232* $69 $119
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** from $1,126* from  $1,322* $85 $150
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,138* from $1,322* $89 $149

 

May 1 - 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,202* from $1,302* $87 $143
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,232*

from  $1,493 $109 $206
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,202* from $1,422* $165 $185

 

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,577* from $1,832* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,667*

from  $2,012* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,667* from $2,002* $147 $258

 

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,222* from $1,472* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,313*

from  $1,712* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,312* from $1,646* $147 $258

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,139* from $1,313* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,226*

from  $1,487* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,242* from $1,506* $125 $215

 Seattle

Apr 1 - 30, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,120* from $1,276* $69 $119
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina **** from $1,170* from  $1,366* $85 $150
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,182* from $1,366* $89 $149

 

May 1 - 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,246* from $1,346* $87 $143
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,276*

from  $1,537* $109 $206
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,246* from $1,466* $165 $185

 

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,631* from $1,887* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,721*

from  $2,067* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,721* from $2,053* $147 $258

 

Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,266* from $1,516* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,357*

from  $1,695* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,756* from $1,690* $147 $258

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,183* from $1,357* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,270*

from  $1,531* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,286* from $1,550* $125 $215

Anchorage

May 1 - 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,352* from $1,634* $87 $143
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,512*

from  $1,952* $109 $206
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,645* from $1,832* $165 $185

 

June 1 - August 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,861* from $2,285* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $2,015*

from  $2,591* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $2,015* from $2,569* $147 $258
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,749* from $2,171* $115 $199
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,904*

from  $2,484* $147 $262
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,902* from $2,459* $147 $258

 

Sep 16 - Oct 31, 2014
   
 Hotel

Star Rating

Double Single Extra Night Double Extra Night Single
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura **** from $1,432* from $1,722* $89 $149
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina ****

from $1,575*

from  $2,010* $119 $205
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica **** from $1,600* from $2,040* $125 $215

Two extra nights required to match flight schedule (depart Monday, return Sunday.  Extra nights included in price.

Triple rooms and Family rooms available at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.

*Prices quoted are round-trip including all taxes and fees, and are based on availability.  Prices may be higher based on travel date and gateway chosen.  Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply.  Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended.  It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance .

 

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway

 

Wed: Evening departure from North America. Complimentary soft drinks and in-seat flight entertainment. Meals and headsets available for purchase or you can bring your own.

Thu: Early morning arrival in Iceland.  The Fly Bus  transfer service waits outside the airport arrivals hall. Use your transfer service information to take the FlyBus to yoru hotel.  Check-in at hotel.   The day is open for you to relax and enjoy charming, friendly Reykjavik. Popular arrival day suggestions include the Blue Lagoon or the afternoon Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir Afternoon tour. Or, if you like exploring on your own, take advantage of the Reykjavik Welcome Card!

If you're up for some adventure, you might try and afternoon horseback riding tour or whale watching!

Fri:   Breakfast at your hotel.  Be in the hotel lobby at 11:30am for the Hot Springs and Lava Cave Hike!  The tour will take you eastward to a region called "Hveradalir," the Valley of Steam.   Parts of this  surreal geothermal area were filming locations for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".  This area also happens to be a fantastic site where Icelanders enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking and caving.

Your adventure begins by exploring one of the many lava caves in the area.  Don a helmet, make your way underground and discover the hidden beauties of stalagmites and stalactites.  Your guide will tell you about the unique geology of lava caves and how they are formed.

After visiting the lava cave, head towards the active geothermal areas of the region. This is an area of multicolored slopes and green mosses.  Steam floats from vents in the ground.  Enjoy a moderately- easy guided hike through magnificently ethereal surroundings  dotted with hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Sometimes it seems as though you are stepping far back into a time when the Earth was still being formed.  En route, your guide will share interesting facts about the area's hot spring systems. 

The hike continues down through Reykjadalur, the Smokey Valley.  A hotspring-fed stream flows through this stunning area. Your group will spend some time relaxing here and enjoying the warm water.    If you brought a swimsuit and towel with you, you might even enjoy a soak  in this  wilderness hot spring, a truly Icelandic experience.  (Please note:  changing facilities not on site).

Your hiking route then takes you from the beautiful steam valley region and back to "civilization" where your tour vehicle awaits to bring you back to Reykjavik.  Tour ends around 5:30pm.  Evening on your own.

Sat:  Breakfast at your hotel.  Be in the lobby at 7:30am for departure on the "Wonders of Snaefellsnes" bus tour.  The Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland has been known as "Iceland in a Nutshell" since it is almost like a miniature version of the whole country.  Rich in Viking history, natural beauty and geology, the entire peninsula has been designated a National Park. The region is home to the Medievial Laxdæla Saga, famous for its tragic Viking-age love triangle.

Your tour will take you through a variety of spectacular landscapes. You´ll see black  and white sand beaches, bird cliffs, rugged mountains and volcanic craters, salmon rivers, lush valleys, and  charming fishing villages. 

Crowning the peninsula is mysterious Snaefellsjokull, a volcano glacier made famous by Jules Vernes´Journey to the Centre of the Earth. 

The tour route will take you around the peninsula, introducing you to its many wonders.  The route will pass the village of Grundarfjörður, another filming site for an adventerous scene from the "Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

After a day of enjoying the beauty and history of this unique corner of Iceland, the tour returns to Reykjavik around 8:00pm.  Evening on your own.

Sun:  Breakfast on your own. Morning open for own activities. On your own, transfer to Keflavik airport for flight back to North America.

 

Icelandic Tourist Board Accommodation Star Rating System:

****  All rooms have private bathroom, telephone, statellite TV, movie channel, radio and desk.  There is room service, restaurant and laundry service.

***  All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, telephone, TV, radio and desk.  There is a breakfast room and service counter to buy snacks and small items.

 **  Breakfast is available; there is access to a public telephone, and a round-the-clock admittance.  there is a telephone booth or a public telephone where guests can speak in privacy, a bar service counter offering light refreshments, as well as a dining room where breakfast is served. The rooms may be equipped with a private bathroom, but this is not a condition. 

More information on the Tourist Board Hotel Rating System can be found here.


•    Transatlantic air on Icelandair from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).  Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Denver International Airport (DEN),  Seattle (SEA) and Anchorage (ANC) (EWR from additional $273 per person round-trip. DEN  from additional $17  per person round-trip air, MSP from additional $335 per person round trip.  SEA from additional $61 per person round-trip.  ANC from additional $235 per person round-trip)                                                                                

•     Round-trip Flybus Plus airport transfers 
•     Three nights at an Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik   
•     Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily except for arrival
•     Guided Hot Springs and Lava Cave Hiking tour
•    Equipment for caving (helmets, headlights)
•    Guided sightseeing tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula
•    Airport taxes and fuel surcharge

Minneapolis/St. Paul departures start Jun 2014

Anchorage departures start May 19, 2014

*Prices quoted are round-trip including all taxes and fees, and are based on availability. Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply.

Note: Extra nights are available, based on staying at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina  or the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica.

 Important :  Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended.  It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance .

 

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway

•   Swimsuit and towel for the Hot Spring and Lava Cave tour                                                              •   Meals and refreshments during day tours                                                                         

•   Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended.  It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance .

 

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway

  •  Tour visits the general regions where filming took place; exact film locations are not visited
  • Changing facilites not available at wilderness hot spring stream
  • Mininum stay 4 nights, maximum stay 8 nights (first night is overnight flight from North America)
  • Hotel check-in starts at 2pm.  Early check-in is not guaranteed
  •  Additional hotel nights available only for the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina and Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
  • Participants should be in reasonable physical shape
  • Package open to children 8 and older who can keep up with an adult walking pace.   Not suitable for children 7 years younger
  • Hiking boots are essential.  Alpine walking poles are recommended but not necessary
  •  Subject to availability and price change
  •  A $400 cancellation fee per person applies to changes made up to 30 days before departure.   Bookings cannot be changed 29 days or less prior to departure
  • A $400 change fee per person applies to changes made up to 30 days before departure.   Bookings cannot be changed 29 days or less prior to departure
  • Change requests and inquires and cancellation requests must be sent by email to us@icelandairholidays.com.
  • No refunds given for unused tours or services in a package once travel commences.

Important:  Prices are subject to availability and may be higher based on travel date and gateway