Canyon Calling Offers an Unforgettable Experience in the Land of Fire and Ice
SEDONA, AZ — Founded in the hills of Arizona in 1996, Canyon Calling Adventures for Women is the expert tour operator offering trips focused on amazing scenery, challenging yet attainable activities, and the enrichment and support of women in the outdoors. This summer, Canyon Calling’s Fire and Iceland tour transports guests to the magic and wonder of the arctic region for an eight day vacation fit for any adventuress.
Iceland – the land of fire and ice –is a region of great contrasts and a destination on many traveler’s bucket lists, and Canyon Calling is whisking guests away to the fairy-tale like landscape for an unforgettable journey. Beginning on July 3rd, the tour kicks off with an exploration of Reykjavik before checking into farmhouse accommodations for the night in Reykholt.
Adventure awaits around every corner on the Fire and Iceland tour, including paddling class III rapids on the West Glacial River in Varmahlio – the rafting capital of Iceland. After a day filled with chills and thrills, guests will soak in a thermal pool and enjoy a cold beverage once back at the cabins. Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city, is a quaint and colorful port town offering shopping and lunch on the third day of the trip. Certainly a highlight of the experience, the group will embark upon a whale-watching excursion – with a 98% success rate – to see the breathtaking sights of Minke and Humpbacks!
Promising guests an all-encompassing tour of the beautiful arctic country, the group will travel the Golden Circle as they take in views of the contrasting scenery, with time for plenty of photo-op stops along the way. Featuring stark beauty across its moonscape, lush waterfalls and lupines, Iceland is a land unlike any other. Guests will spend the fourth night of the tour in Hofn, catching their first glimpse of Vantnajokull– Europe’s largest glacier.
Day five delivers unique sights and a meaningful experience on the journey to Jokulsarlon. Cruising in a small vessel allows for opportunities to boat along icebergs on the glacial lagoon, followed by visits to black sand beaches to hopefully spot blue icebergs on shore. This magical day ends in Skogar with a delicious dinner and rest after quite an incredible day.
Adventure knows no bounds as the trip nears its end with a two hour guided hike on the Myrdalsjokull Glacier, during which guests are pushed from their comfort zones as they don crampons for the breathtaking traverse. An Icelandic horse ride offers views of the rolling hill country as guests experience the unique Icelandic horse “tolt” gait. Final stops include the Geyser Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfalls and the Blue Lagoon for some luxurious soaking and relaxation before the Farewell Dinner.
Price is $3,995 per person and includes 8 days/7 nights fully guided tour, all guide gratuities, all transportation as noted in the itinerary, accommodations, all meals, all activities and excursions, entrance fees and permits. Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Iceland.