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Iceland Complete Circle Tour

9 days
8 nights

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Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 3,865.00 (double occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 4,995.00 (single occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 3,635.00 (double occupancy (Sep)
$ 4,765.00 (single occupancy (Sep)


Dates:

Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017 
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 09, 2017 call us
Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 
Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017 call us
Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 
Aug 26, 2017 - Sep 03, 2017 call us
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017 

Hotels:

Accommodation is provided in simple and clean country hotels in rooms with private facilities. Most of our groups stay at the following hotels (subject to change):

Fosshotel Reykjavík, Reykjavík (first and last night)
Fosshotel Reykholt, West Iceland
Fosshotel Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, 2 nights
Hotel Hallormsstaður, East Iceland
Hotel Skaftafell , Southeast Iceland
Hotel Örk, Hveragerði, South Iceland

 

Included:

8 nights accomodations
FLYBUS roundtrip transfers
8 breakfasts and 6 dinners (3-course or buffet) 
Dinner on Reykjavík nights not included.
Visit to two national parks
Whale watching tour (weather permitting)
Boat trip on glacial lagoon
Introduction to Icelandic horse
Entrance fee to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
Admission to Icelandic settlement center and entrance fee to Skógar folk museum;
Average of 1-2 hours easy walking per day

Itinerary:

CIRCLE TOUR OF ICELAND WITH WHALE WATCHING 

This one-week-long tour of Iceland showcases the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic countryside, adorned with mountains and valleys, volcanoes and waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, hot springs and much more. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the very best of the variety of Icelandic landscape, culture, and history in one week. You will visit two of Iceland’s three National Parks and there are opportunities to do some walking in the beautiful countryside most days during the tour. Accommodations are in country hotels, simple and clean, and all rooms are with private facilities.

 

Day 1  : WELCOME TO ICELAND (31 mi)

The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavík International airport to Reykjavík where you spend the first night in Iceland. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.

Day 2  : LAND OF SAGAS (105 mi)

After a Reykjavík city tour head north from Iceland's capital to West Iceland where we are introduced to the Icelandic sagas in the settlement center in Borgarnes. The afternoon is filled with impressive natural spots: Deildartunguhver, one of the most voluminous hot springs in Europe and Hraunfossar, the unique waterfall that drains from under vast lava fields into the river Hvítá. End the day with Icelandic history at the cultural site at Reykholt. Overnight is in West Iceland.

Day 3  : FROM WEST TO NORTH (276 mi)

The day starts with climbing a volcano crater in an old lava field in West Iceland. Afterwards we travel through the fertile farmlands and fjord landscapes of Northwest Iceland, and visit the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland's second largest city. We stop at Goðafoss, "the waterfall of the Gods," before reaching our accommodation in Northeast Iceland where we stay for the next two nights.

Day 4  : WHALE WATCHING, GEOLOGICAL WONDERS AND NATURE BATHS (93 mi)

The day begins with a 3 hour whale watching cruise from Húsavík (weather permitting). We tour the Lake Mývatn area, considered as one of the most fertile areas in the world so close to the Arctic Circle. The lake's unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, pseudo craters, attractive bays filled with thousands of birds. We stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir and soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 5  : FROM NORTH TO EAST (205 mi)

We start the day by exploring the geothermal area of Námaskarð and seeing the impacts of volcanic activity at Krafla. Then we travel to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. From there we head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland, where we spend the night.

Day 6  : FJORDS, GLACIER AND ICE (260 mi)

It's a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Soon we see Vatnajökull - Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop for a boat ride among the floating icebergs on the glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón. The night is spent near Skaftafell on the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Day 7  : VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK AND THE SOUTH (211 mi)

Visit Skaftafell at Vatnajökull National Park, nestled below the glacier and Iceland's highest mountain, the 2110 meter high Hvannadalshnjúkur. Cross the sandy desert of the south coast, and travel along mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach and bird cliffs near the village of Vík. Iceland's past comes alive at the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. Overnight in South Iceland.

Day 8  : RING THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TO REYKJAVIK (130 mi)

We see classics today. Start with a horse show that introduces the unique qualities of Iceland's special breed. Golden Circle sights follow: Gullfoss, the beautiful double "Golden Falls"; the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur "the churn" spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes. A visit to the ancient Viking Parliament area of Þingvellir National Park tops it off before returning to Reykjavík.

Day 9  : DEPARTURE HOME (31 mi)

The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport.

Notes:

Maximum 28 passengers
Language: English only 
Once a booking is confirmed, the departure is guaranteed.
There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

 * This tour has an average of 1-2 hours of walking each day, meaning several short walks of 10-30 minutes to see and explore the different nature and history sites. It is an easy tour for nearly everyone to participate in. This is not a hiking/walking tour.

 * Total mileage without airport transfer is about 2.065 km (1.280 miles), which is an average of 295 km (183 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.