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Across the Wilderness Tour

11 days
10 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,730.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,675.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,520.00 (triple occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 25, 2020 - Jul 05, 2020 
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 English/Dutch
Jul 09, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020 
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020 
Jul 23, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020 English/Dutch
Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020 
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 English/Dutch
Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020 
Aug 27, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020 

Hotels:

This tour stays in comfort-level hotels with private bathrooms. These hotels are well situated to enjoy the beautiful places your group will explore. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 Fosshotel Lind

Day 2 Hotel Hvollsvollur

Day 3 & 4 Geirland /Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon/ Fosshotel Nupar

Day 5 Hrauneyjar Highland Hotel

Day 6 & 7 Country Hotel Narfastadir

Day 8 Daeli Guesthouse in Vididalur

Day 9 Vogur Lodge

Day 10 Fosshotel Lind or similar

Included:

  • 10-day tour with expert local guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle
  • Tour pick-up from Reykjavik hotel on Day 2 & drop-off at Reykjavik hotel on Day 10
  • 2 nights in a standard room w/private facilities at a hotel in Reykjavik
  • 8 nights in a standard room w/private facilities at a hotel in the countryside
  • 10 Icelandic breakfast buffets (except arrival day)
  • 8 two-course dinners in the countryside
  • Participation in Iceland Travel's Reforestation Project in Haukadalur (day 2)
  • Zodiac Tour on Fjallsárlón Iceberg Lagoon (day 4)
  • Entrance to Eric the Red Museum (day 9)
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Highlights & Experience:

  • Discover the beauty and power of Iceland’s wilderness, an area that few travelers visit
  • Visit beloved “must see” natural wonders of the Golden Circle region and the Glacier Lagoon
  • Enjoy short guided walks/hikes that give you more insights into natural wonders
  • Get a taste of adventure with travel on unpaved mountain tracks in a specially-outfitted vehicle

Optional Services:

You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 10 - Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor - Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Price: Adult: EUR81/USD92 Child 7-15 years: EUR41/USD46 | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour

Day 8 - Horse riding tour – Discover Icelandic nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Price: EUR61/USD70 | Includes: 1 hour guided riding tour, safety helmet

Day 1, Day 10, Day 11- Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience

Duration: flexible | Price: Category A Adult: from EUR52/USD59* Child 2 -13 years: Free | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice. | Note: Blue Lagoon entrance fee is based on availability at the time of confirmation and prices can change throughout the day. • The price will be confirmed at the time of booking. • Price does not include transfers to Blue Lagoon. You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon

 Optional Activity Booked with your Guide During the Tour

This tour must be booked while you are in Iceland and during your tour. Your guide will give you more information.

Day 9 - Seal Watching Boat Trip - Seal watching boat tour from Hvammstangi. If your schedule allows for it, a seal watching boat tour might be a fun activity. This tour is booked in Iceland, based on the group’s travel schedule. Your guide will give you more information and make the booking during your tour| Duration: 1,5 hours | Price: ISK 8.500 per person | Includes: 1,5 hour boat tour

Itinerary:

Iceland Tour for all first-time visitors, as well as returning wilderness fans!

As the name suggests, our Iceland tour Across the Wilderness will take you off-the-beaten track through the uninhabited and deserted highlands adorned by the colorful mountains of the Landmannalaugar Nature reserve and the black sands of Sprengisandur. You will travel by  a specially adapted 4x4 mountain coach. You will explore other major attractions such as Dettifoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.  There’s always plenty of time to stop and fully appreciate the magnificence of Icelandic nature. 

 

Day 1  : Arrival

Your first overnight stay will be in Reykjavík (transfers from Keflavík airport not included).

Day 2  : Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir (136 mi)

UNESCO World Heritage site with Geological Wonders - The Famous Golden Falls - Exploding Geysers
Your Iceland tour starts with an easy day, beginning with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world's first parliament and a jewel of nature. Next we will travel to the nearby Geysir geothermal area and witness boiling pools and hot springs. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes. Onwards we travel to the beautiful Gullfoss “Golden” waterfalls which is among the most impressive in Iceland. Overnight is spent in the Hvolsvöllur area.

Day 3  : Vík - Dyrhólaey - Kirkjubæjarklaustur (105 mi)

Thundering Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore - Lava Fields
Admire the two classic waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss before enjoying great views from Dyrhólaey* headland where thousands of puffins nest during the summer. A stop in the quaint village of Vík follows before crossing the Mýrdalssandur outwash plains of Katla volcano. The day ends by passing through the vast Eldhraun lava field, the largest on earth since the end of the Ice Age. Overnight will be in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 4  : Jökulsárlón - Skaftafell (161 mi)

Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest National Park - Europe's Largest Glacier
The day starts with a drive through beautiful scenery towards the Vatnajökull ice cap, by far the largest in Europe. We circumnavigate the Öræfajökull volcano with Iceland's highest point, Hvannadalshnjúkur. The turn-around point today is Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float in water full of life. An optional boat tour among the icebergs is possible. At Svínafellsjökull close encounters with a glacier tongue are also an option. On the way we pass by Skaftafell national park. Overnight is in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 5  : Landmannalaugar (105 mi)

Multicoloured Mountains of the Highlands - Lava Fields - Hot Springs with Bathing - Hekla Volcano
Meander along the primitive Fjallabaksleið interior track to Landmannalaugar, a magnificent area surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains with the option of bathing in a naturally warm geothermal pool. This pearl of the interior consists of deep valleys and sculptured, often mossy mountains, many formed in volcanic eruptions under ice-age icecaps, forging a powerfully colorful experience. Overnight will be in the Þjórsárdalur area.

Day 6  : Sprengisandur (185 mi)

Uninhabited Interior and Highland Desert
Discover hidden parts of the Icelandic interior, exploring the vast and desolate wilderness of the Sprengisandur highland route. Sprengisandur is the longest stretch between the South and North and is passable only during the late summer months. We must bring our own lunch to the Nýidalur mountain hut in the country’s centre, as no services are available on the way. No bridges over the rivers means several river crossings on this rough track. Overnight is in the Lake Mývatn area.

Day 7  : Lake Myvatn – Dettifoss – Asbyrgi – Tjornes (152 mi)

Magnificent Canyon – Europe’s Mightiest Waterfall – Volcanic Wonderland

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park, as well as Lake Myvatn. Travel to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland and paradise for bird watchers. Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region include the colorful boiling mud pits of Hverarond and the still-warm lava fields of Krafla volcano, teeming with lava flows, fissures and explosion craters. The journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, located in the awe-inspiring Jokulsargljufur canyon. Discover the impressive 100 meter (328 feet) high walls of the horseshoe-shaped canyon of Asbyrgi. According to Norse mythology, the canyon is the hoof-print left by Sleipnir, the magical eight-legged horse of the pagan god Odinn. Drive around the Tjornes peninsula, the northernmost point of your journey. In the afternoon drive to the town of Husavik where you have the option to experience the hot spring bath named GeoSea.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Lake Myvatn area

Day 8  : Akureyri - Skagafjörður (173 mi)

Waterfall “Of the Gods” - Iceland’s Second Largest City - Viking Horses
We will visit Goðafoss waterfall today before continuing to Akureyri, the vibrant “Capital of the North” and the second largest urban area in Iceland. Spend some free time in Akureyri, which can include a visit to the amazing botanical gardens, the geothermal pool complex, or you can go shopping or relax in a local café. Continue to the Skagafjörður area, renowned for horse breeding as well as being home to many important sites relating to the classic Icelandic Sagas. In the evening, a horseback riding tour on locally bred Iceland horses is optional, or take a regenerating walk in the picturesque surroundings. Overnight in the Hvammstangi area.

Day 9  : Hvammstangi - Eiríksstaðir - Snæfellsnes Peninsula (161 mi)

Fertile Farmlands - Birthplace of Leif Eiríksson - Quaint Fishing Villages
The journey continues through rolling farmlands and across Laxárdalsheiði heath to the Viking Age house at Eiríksstaðir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leifur Eiriksson, two of the most celebrated Vikings in the world. Then we pass through a series of small fishing villages on the northern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Overnight will be in the Snæfellsnes area.

Day 10  : Snæfellsjökull National Park (167 mi)

Snæfellsjökull Glacier - Sand Beaches - Sea Cliffs with Birdlife - Quaint Fishing Villages
A day in Snæfellsnes National Park. Circle around the legendary Snæfellsjökull glacier, where, according to Jules Verne, is the entrance to the center of the Earth. Continue to the expansive black sea shore of Djúpalónssandur. Stop at the picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi with its magnificent columnar basalt rock formations. Take a unique walk between the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before driving to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day 11  : Departure

Your Iceland tour ends here. Please noe that transfers to the airport are not included. 

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Notes:

Max Group Size: 19 people

All Departures are Guaranteed!

Children rate:

Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)

Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.

It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

With only a basic promised itinerary, this tour ensures freedom and flexibility to add extras and personal content.

Only a manageable daily mileage ensures time to not just tick off boxes but take in this land of endless variations of natural power.

The trips start at the end of snowmelt in the highlands and continue into early autumn. The high season trips give you midnight sun, but the last trips give you the chance to see the northern lights - Aurora Borealis.