Iceland : Ice Ice Baby!

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Sep 29 - Oct 8, 2018
Group size: 4 - 12
Iceland : Ice Ice Baby!
Reykjavík, Iceland

Globe Drifters
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$4500
Deposit: $2250
Sep 29 - Oct 8, 2018
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Iceland’s 30+ active volcanoes and gorgeous glaciers lend it the nickname “The Land of Fire and Ice”. On top of that, the magical glimmering of the Aurora Borealis, majestic waterfalls that will leave you speechless, steam and water exploding from ancient geysers, and toasty warm hot springs for you to take a dip in, all make Iceland a true winter wonderland whose beauty will leave you in awe!


We have carefully selected the dates for this trip because they are within the optimal time to view the Northern Lights. Although it is the best time of year to see them, there are many factors that can affect being able to see the Northern Lights and it is not guaranteed. However, the hotels we stay at have an Aurora Borealis wake up call, so if you want to see them, you can get a call to your room!

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until Sep 22nd

Accommodation is on a double occupancy basis and if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender. If there is no one of the same gender with whom to pair you, you WILL be required to pay the single supplement. Final payment is due 60 days before the trip start date. 

$4500
Deposit: $2250

Available options

Single supplement
$800
Extra night pre-tour
$265

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Reviews

A pretty deep dive into several diverse locales in western Cuba, travelling in a small group on a good 24 passenger Chinese built mini bus with a fabulous, knowledgeable, intelligent English speaking young guide named Mickel. Staying at B&B's, or Casas Particulares as they are known in Cuba, was OK if you're not expecting a Hilton Motel. Each one had good clean bedding, strong, but oddly inflexible A/C system, a room safe, and was situated in a good location. Plumbing was usually good but water pressure could pose a problem occasionally. , Water is a common problem in the 'worker's paradise' where everyone is equal, as in equally poor. The Cuban Convertible Peso, pegged to the USD rules; the regular peso of the people is dying a slow death. Rather than recommend this trip, I say that it should be MANDATORY for any American who has an unearned gov't entitlement, especially college grads who have Federally insured loans. I have neither but I still am digesting the experience two weeks later. Cuba is at a crossroads; it can stay the course and wind up like Venezuela, or veer toward private ownership, and prosper like China has done. I blew a kiss to the air when I landed home in FLL. Great trip, but I would like to understand why such an inexpensive location (casas were $20-$65 per night) was over $2500. That was the sole reason I gave it only four stars out of five. Terry G.
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While I would travel with Globe Drifters again and do recommend them, it was Mikel, our Cuba tour guide who really made this trip a cultural experience. It is extremely obvious that he has developed relationships with people in order to enhance travelers experience. And, I lost my passport and Mikel went out of his way to attempt to track it down at the airport where I believed it was lost. He did not have to do that and when he couldn’t find it, he stayed with me the entire 3 hours it took to get a new one. In that process, he remained calm and deciphered how to best get me a new passport. If you go to Cuba with an interest in learning about the country, you will have a great time. If you are interested in bringing items to share with people I’d recommend, bars of soap, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, and sunscreen.