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Guided Iceland Circle Tour

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON : 

May & Oct 2021
Nov 2021 - Apr 2022
$ 1,650.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,185.00 (single occupancy)
May 2022
$ 2,015.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,675.00 (single occupancy)
Jun 2022 - Aug 2022
$ 2,480.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,380.00 (single occupancy)
Sep 2022
$ 2,530.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,420.00 (single occupancy)
Oct 2022
$ 2,090.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,770.00 (single occupancy)
Nov 2022 - Dec 2022
$ 1,920.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,480.00 (single occupancy)

20% discount for children 2-11 yrs of age if sharing room with 2 adults. Triple rooms are actually double rooms with extra bed, ideal for 2 adults and 1 child.

 

Dates:

Oct 29, 2021 - Nov 05, 2021 
Nov 12, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021 
Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 
Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 sold
Jan 07, 2022 - Jan 14, 2022 sold
Jan 21, 2022 - Jan 28, 2022 sold
Feb 04, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022 sold
Feb 18, 2022 - Feb 25, 2022 sold
Mar 04, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022 
Mar 18, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022 
Apr 01, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 
Apr 15, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 
Apr 29, 2022 - May 06, 2022 
May 13, 2022 - May 20, 2022 
May 27, 2022 - Jun 03, 2022 
Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022 
Jun 24, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022 
Jul 08, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 
Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022 
Aug 05, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 
Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022 
Sep 02, 2022 - Sep 09, 2022 
Sep 16, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022 
Sep 30, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022 
Oct 14, 2022 - Sep 21, 2022 
Oct 28, 2022 - Nov 04, 2022 
Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022 
Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 02, 2022 
Dec 09, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022 

Hotels:

Reykjavik - Icelandair Hotel Natura(2 nights) 
North Iceland - Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (1 night) and Sel-Hotel Mývatn or similar at lake Mývatn (1 night)
East Iceland - Icelandair Hotel Hérað (1 night)
Vatnajökull Region - Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur (1 night)
South Iceland - Hotel Eyjafjallajökull or similar (1 night).

* Note that hotel list is subject to change.

Included:

• 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
• 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• 7x breakfast
• 2x evenings with Northern Lights Program (from mid-September to mid-April).
• Viðimýri turf church
• Mývatn Nature Baths including towel
• Amphibian boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (May-Sept depending on weather conditions)
• Entrance to Skogar Folk Museum
• Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse

Price Excludes
• Any private expenses
• Any additional services
• All meals not listed under “included”
• Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

Complementaries
• Entrance fees
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Use of snow & ice grippers spike (for winter departures)
• Use of flashlight (for winter departures)

Additional Services
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
• Upgrade for private airport transfer

Highlights & Experience:

  • Fully escorted tour around Iceland's Ring Road
  • Explore two national parks
  • Mývatn Nature Baths, including towel
  • Visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Chances to see the Northern Lights from October to mid-April

Itinerary:

The best complete circle tour of Iceland, a bestseller for both Summer and Winter! Hunt the Midnight Sun in the Summer and the Northern Lights in the Winter. Follow Iceland’s Ring Road and visit all the highlights of Iceland: discover the major towns of Reykjavík, Akureyri & Egilsstaðir, the Golden Circle, the Mývatn area, bathe in Mývatn Nature Baths, climb a volcano, enjoy Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Góðafoss and in the summer Dettifoss, explore two national parks, the black lava beach, stop at the seal museum & Iceland’s biggest mineral collection, meet Icelandic horses on a farm, see turf farmsteads and churches. This complete circle tour of Iceland offers excellent value for money!

Day 1  : WELCOME to ICELAND (31 mi)

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You may explore Iceland’s capital city on your own if time allows.

Overnight location:
Icelandair Hotel Natura, Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)

Day 2  : VOLCANO CRATER, FJORDS AND MOUNTAINS (258 mi)

At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

Overnight location:
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Akureyri. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (415km / 258mls)

Day 3  : THE CAPITAL OF NORTH ICELAND, LAKE MÝVATN & GEOTHERMAL BATHS (75 mi)

In the morning explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. From April-October there are optional whale watching tours available from 09:00-12:00 am; see https://www.whalewatchingakureyri.is
In the afternoon travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. End the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Overnight location:
Sel Hotel Mývatn / Icelandair Hotel Mývatn. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (120km / 75mls)

Day 4  : LAVA LABYRINTH, HOT SPRINGS & TRAVEL EAST (155 mi)

In the morning walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight location:
Icelandair Hotel Hérað / Álfheimar Country Hotel. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (250km / 155mls)

Day 5  : EAST FJORDS (161 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 and on route visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Overnight location:
Hotel Höfn / Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (260km / 161mls)

Day 6  : SOUTH COAST (235 mi)

Vatnajökull Glacier, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast

Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. From May through September, a boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program. Just across the street, you can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second-largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.
In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Iceland’s past comes alive at one of Iceland’s finest museums, the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses assemblage of traditions of territorial relics on display. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet!

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Overnight location:
Hotel Eyjafjallajökull / Stracta Hotel Hella. Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own. (380km / 235mls)

Day 7  : ICELANDIC HORSES & GOLDEN CIRCLE (99 mi)

Explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. Start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.

Northern Lights: From mid-September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.

Overnight location:
Icelandair Hotel Natura, Reykjavík. Breakfast included. Lunch &dinner is on your own. (160km / 99mls)

Day 8  : DEPARTURE FROM REYKJAVIK

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included. (50km / 31mls)

Notes:

Maximum 30 people

During the off season, from September to May, in rare cases, a change of itinerary might be necessary especially for winter programs in Iceland, should snow, road and weather conditions not allow to follow the scheduled itinerary, and certain outdoor activities might be cancelled. In this case no refund will be given, but we will try to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.