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Iceland Winter Weeked Gay Getaway Tour - Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Northern Lights, Hveragerdi, Myrdalsjokull Glacier

Iceland Winter Weekend Gay Getaway Tour

Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Northern Lights, Hveragerdi, Myrdalsjokull Glacier

5 Days from/to Reykjavik, Iceland

March 14 – 18, 2019
March 12 – 16, 2020

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Reykjavik, Iceland gay tourWitness the wonder of the Northern Lights • Experience the famous Golden Circle, most well known for Gullfoss waterfall and the Great Geysir • Get to know locals at an Icelandic house party • Soak and soften up in the Blue Lagoon • Snowmobile on an ice cap covering one of Iceland's largest mountains • Enjoy the best of Icelandic cuisine. Join us this March in the Land of Fire and Ice, better known as Iceland.

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Kick off your adventure at an Icelandic house party where you'll get to know each other, and some locals! At night, we'll feast on the best of Icelandic cuisine before heading out in Reykjavik for a few cocktails. We'll spend time soaking in lagoons, we'll traverse an ice cap by way of snowmobile and we'll explore the famous Golden Circle, including Gullfoss Waterfall and the Great Geysir. All said and done, no visit would be complete without a visit to the countryside, so pack your bag as we head to one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in South Iceland. Enjoy our cozy countryside hotel for one night, where we have the chance to relax in the hot tub while we witness the magic that is the Aurora Borealis.

 

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Included on your Trip

This is a list of included activities on this trip. All other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.

• Gay group leader
• Breakfast daily
• 1 Dinner
• Arrival airport transfer to joining point hotel
• Departure transfer
• Icelandic house party with open bar
• Snowmobiling adventure
• Blue Lagoon entrance/towel/robe/drink
• Spa access at Frost and Fire Hotel
• Golden Circle tour
• Reykanes Peninsula tour
• Reykjavik walking tour
• South Shore safari day tour

 

Not Included

• International airfare
• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.

 

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Accommodation

3 & 4 Star Locally Owned Hotels (4 nights)

We have carefully chosen these gay-welcoming properties with you in mind. They have the right balance of comfort while still being locally owned.

Joining/Finishing Point Hotel
CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik

CenterHotel Thingholt, ReykjavikThis stylish and original hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Reykjavik's main shopping street, Laugavegur. Thingholt offers an ideal location for exploring the historic center; shops, restaurants, cafés, bars, nightlife and all the main city center attractions can be found within easy walking distance. It offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with a satellite TV and a tea/coffee maker.

At CenterHotel Thingholt, the work of local artists is found throughout. The individually designed rooms feature a minibar, modern bathroom facilities and guest bathrobes. Some rooms offer views of the city and harbour.

A free internet computer is found in the lobby. The neighbouring restaurant Domo serves Asian- and French-flavoured dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. CenterHotel Thingholt has a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

 

Trip Notes

Physical Rating
Your itinerary includes easy paced walks that are not overly challenging. You don't have to worry about being able to do anything physically demanding, unless you want to.

Culture Shock
The trip includes comfortable accommodation and days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed, subject to 4 people travelling.

Budget
Allow $400-$500 USD for meals not included.

 

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Iceland Winter Weekend Gay Getaway Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland gay tripHallo! Welcome to Iceland.

Meet your fellow travellers and your Icelandic guide, prior to exploring Reykjavik by foot. This evening we'll head out for an optional dinner at one of the best restaurants in Iceland, then we'll head to an Icelandic house party where the guests of honour are... us! If you aren't too jet lagged, we'll also hit the town for some dancing.

You are met on arrival at Keflavķk International airport and transferred to your hotel (please advise flight arrival details at least 15 days prior to departure if you wish to have this transfer provided). Transfer: approximately 55 km.

You can arrive at any time on day 1 as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 5:30pm. If your flight arrives after this time we recommend that you consider booking a night's accommodation prior to the trip so you can ensure you are able to attend this meeting.

Reykjavik gay barOn the way into Reykjavik make sure to take in the breathtaking views of lava fields and mountains in the distance - it has been said that some of the scenery reminds people of the moon. After arriving at our joining point hotel, take some time to get settled in and explore this amazing city.

After our group meeting, we'll go for a walking tour of Reykjavik, followed by an optional dinner and an Icelandic House Party. If you've still got energy after our house party, perhaps you can check out some of the local gay nightlife!

The world's northernmost capital lies just a whisker below the Arctic circle, sees around four hours' sunlight in the depths of winter, but bathes in 22 or more hours of it in summer. Surrounded by gleaming volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean with a vibrant heart that beats with a wild nightlife, Reykjavik's contrasts are utterly beguiling, beautiful and must be touched, tasted and seen to be believed.

 

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Day 2 - Blue Lagoon / Reykjanes Peninsula
Gay trip to Blue Lagoon, IcelandThis afternoon we head to the famous Blue Lagoon where we'll relax in this geothermal oasis while sipping on a cocktail. We'll then head to the Reykjanes Peninsula where you can cross a bridge between continents. Talk about being world travellers!

Don't worry if you had a late night, as you have a free morning to enjoy breakfast and sleep in.

This afternoon we head to the famous Blue Lagoon where we'll relax in this geothermal oasis while sipping on a cocktail. We'll then head to the Reykjanes Peninsula where you can cross a bridge between continents. Talk about being world travellers!

Discover a lunar landscape pitted with volcanic and geothermal wonders, a surf-pounded coast where lighthouses outnumber villages, and where arguably the best sunsets in Iceland can be enjoyed. This rugged peninsula of raw natural beauty also boasts abundant wildlife and several top cultural and recreational attractions, including the world famous Blue Lagoon, the Viking Ship Exhibition, Power Plant Earth, and the Leira golfcourse.

 

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Day 3 - Golden Circle
Iceland gay tour -  Gullfoss waterfallToday we'll pack an overnight bag and hit the road on the famous Golden Circle tour. We'll visit Thingvellir National Park where the tectonic plates are literally pulling apart, then we'll see the beauty and fury of Gullfoss Waterfall, followed by a vist to the Great Geysir. Tonight we'll relax and soak in the geothermal hot tub at our charming country hotel, and hopefully we'll witness the Northern Lights!

Time to pack up your room as this Sunday night will be spent in a lovely countryside hotel in the geothermal town of Hveragerši after a day of exploring some of Iceland's most famous natural wonders. We depart at 10:00AM for the Golden Circle.

Iceland gay tour - Great GeysirWe'll have the chance to walk around the world famous Geysir geothermal area, a geothermal field with hot springs in abundance, an erupting geyser and pools of bubbling mud. This is followed by a visit to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall where the power of the water can be felt through the air. Žingvellir national park is the site of the oldest parliament in the world where the great Atlantic rift is clearly visible, a rift that is slowly tearing Iceland apart along tectonic plates.

After check-in we'll have an included dinner at the hotel, then a soak in the fantastic hot tubs which lie just beside a warm river & swimming pool. Cross your fingers and maybe we'll enjoy the Northern Lights!

 

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Day 4 - South Shore Safari - Myrdalsjökull Glacier / Reykjavik
Iceland gay tour, monster truck driveMid-morning we drive to the South Shore where we'll see black beaches, unbelievable rock formations, beautiful waterfalls and perhaps an Icelandic horse or two. After sightseeing, we head towards Mżrdalsjökull Glacier, an icecap covering one of Iceland's largest mountains. We'll board a monster-style truck that will take us to the top of the glacier where we'll witness spectacular views on an epic snowmobile adventure. After our excursion we'll head back to Rekjavik for our final dinner and night on the town.

We depart our hotel for a South Shore Safari with a snowmobile adventure (2 people per vehicle) on Mżrdalsjökull glacier, an icecap covering one of Iceland's largest mountains, Mt. Katla.

Our adventure doesn't start at the glacier itself, but with a monster truck drive from base-camp which feels like a ride from an action movie. But fear not as the drivers are local experts and know the route like the back of their hand.

After our glacier adventure we'll make our way back to Reykjavik where we have an optional farewell dinner before saying goodbye!

 

Day 5 - Reykjavik
Today is departure day. You are free to depart at any time. We hope you've enjoyed your time in Iceland with OUT Adventures.

 

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Trip Notes

Trip Style - Comfort
Dive into the real world with a soft landing. Comfort trips are all about variety: the places, the people, the activities and the culture. If you want a few little extras, but don't want to compromise on a true grassroots travel experience, this trip style is for you.

Culture Shock Rating: 2
The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as simple, but clean and comfortable hotels or bed and breakfasts. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Physical Rating: 2
You are required to carry your bags on and off the bus, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or other physical activity, but these are on mainly flat ground.

 

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Money Exchange
The official currency in Iceland is the krona (ISK). ATMs are available in most towns, so the easiest way to access cash on your trip is to bring a credit/debit card. Please check with your bank about overseas withdrawal fees before you depart. Some banks will allow a cash advance against a major credit card which will incur a service charge of 5% or more. Currency exchange is available at major banks and some hotels. The easiest foreign currencies to exchange are USD and EUR, however please be aware of the security risk of carrying large amounts of cash. In any case, some money should be taken as cash in case of emergencies - we recommend the equivalent of 400 USD per person.

Spending Money:
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities and tipping.

Tipping - Iceland
If you are happy with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many OUT Adventures destinations. The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:

Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - leave the loose change. More up-market restaurants we suggest 5% to 10% of your bill.

Local Guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest 300 ISK per person per day for local guides.

Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $5-$10 USD per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

 

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Health
All OUT Adventures travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the group travel experience. If, in the opinion of our group leader, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, OUT Adventures reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. We therefore ask that you read the itinerary in these Trip Notes thoroughly and then realistically self-assess your physical ability to complete the trip as described. Please consult with your doctor if you have any doubts. If you have a pre existing medical condition, please make sure you discuss the trip with your doctor.

Please contact your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst travelling. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses/contacts). Please be aware that we are often in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

 

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Visas
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. It is important that you check for yourself.

What to Take:
Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you will not be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes) we recommend keeping the weight under 10kg/22lb.

Your OUT Adventures Group Leader
All OUT Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our gay or gay-welcoming group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best vacation possible.

Your leader will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. OUT leaders aim to support local guides who have specialized knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.

 

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Your Fellow Travellers:
You will be travelling with other gay travellers and occasionally their friends or family. As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.

Please note that due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travelers booked on your trip prior the the pre-trip email approximately one month prior to departure.

Single Travellers
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation although a single supplement is often available for an additional charge. For no additional cost, single travellers share with a roommate of the same sex for the duration of the trip in a twin room (2 beds).

Issues on your trip
While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit, sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local partner right away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

A couple of Rules
We believe in having fun exploring new cultures, while being responsible travellers. On our trips, generally there are only two rules: No drugs and no prostitution. These two activities can put the entire group at risk, and will result in removal from the trip by our group leader. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

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Iceland Winter Weekend Gay Getaway Tour Prices

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$ 2695

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy

$ 2795

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