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Guided Iceland Circle Tour

8 days
7 nights

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Dates

Rates:

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PER PERSON : 

October 2018 & May 2019
$ 2,390.00 (double/twin occupancy(including breakfast))
$ 3,230.00 (single occupancy(including breakfast))
from November 2018 to April 2019
$ 2,200.00 (double/twin occupancy(including breakfast))
$ 2,845.00 (single occupancy(including breakfast))
from June 2019 to September 2019
$ 2,800.00 (double/twin occupancy(including breakfast))
$ 3,865.00 (single occupancy(including breakfast))
from November 2019 to December 2019
$ 2,055.00 (double/twin occupancy(including breakfast))
$ 2,680.00 (single occupancy(including breakfast))

* 20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents.

Dates:

-  2018
Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 09, 2018 
Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018 
Nov 23, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 
Dec 04, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018 
Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 
Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 
Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 
Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 25, 2018 
Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018 
Dec 25, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019 
Dec 28, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019 
-  2019
Jan 01, 2019 - Jan 08, 2019 
Jan 08, 2019 - Jan 15, 2019 
Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019 
Jan 25, 2019 - Feb 01, 2019 
Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 05, 2019 
Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 08, 2019 
Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 
Feb 26, 2019 - Mar 05, 2019 
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 08, 2019 
Mar 08, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 
Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 
Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 
Mar 29, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019 
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 09, 2019 
Apr 05, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 
Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019 
Apr 19, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 
Apr 26, 2019 - May 03, 2019 
May 03, 2019 - May 10, 2019 
May 10, 2019 - May 17, 2019 
May 14, 2019 - May 21, 2019 
May 17, 2019 - May 24, 2019 
May 24, 2019 - May 31, 2019 
May 31, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019 
Jun 04, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019 
Jun 07, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 
Jun 11, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 
Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 
Jun 25, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019 
Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 05, 2019 
Jul 02, 2019 - Jul 09, 2019 
Jul 05, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019 
Jul 09, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019 
Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 
Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 
Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019 
Jul 26, 2019 - Aug 02, 2019 
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 
Aug 02, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019 
Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 
Aug 09, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 
Aug 16, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 
Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 
Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 
Aug 27, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019 
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019 
Sep 03, 2019 - Sep 10, 2019 
Sep 06, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 
Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019 
Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019 
Sep 17, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 
Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 
Sep 24, 2019 - Oct 01, 2019 
Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019 
Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 08, 2019 
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 
Oct 08, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 
Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019 
Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 
Oct 22, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 
Oct 25, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019 
Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 05, 2019 
Nov 01, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019 
Nov 05, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 
Nov 08, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 
Nov 12, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 
Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 
Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 
Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 
Nov 26, 2019 - Dec 03, 2019 
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 
Dec 03, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 
Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 
Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 
Dec 17, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019 
Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 
Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 03, 2020 
Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 07, 2020 

Hotels:

Reykjavik: Icelandair Hotel Natura for first and last night
North Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (1 night) and 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 Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (1 night).

* Note that hotel list is subject to change.

Included:

7 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/WC
6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
7x breakfast
Natural history & Seal museum in Hvammstangi
Viðimýri turf church
Mývatn Nature Baths including towel
Petra Stone & Mineral collection
Exhibition and 4K movie at Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur
2x guided Northern Lights searches, subject to weather (Oct - April)
Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse

Not includes:

Any private expenses
Any additional services
All meals not listed under "included"
Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)

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.

Day 2  : VOLCANO CRATER, SEALS, FJORDS & MOUNTAINS (264 mi)

At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

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

In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to an important spot in Iceland's history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to lake Mývatn, famous for its strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, its pseudocraters at Skútustaðir and its tephra cone Hverfjall. We end the afternoon relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

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

Overnight location is at Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar.

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

In the morning we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. After an optional lunch we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Hérað (Oct-Apr) or Álfheimar Guesthouse.

Day 5  : FJORDS (292 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 en route we visit Petra’s fascinating rock collection. A naturalist and a collector are two terms that have been used to describe Petra since she was a little girl. From the day she opened her eyes for the first time she perceived her surrounding differently from most of her compatriots, and it is almost as her parents knew when they named her. The word “Petra” simply means “stone” in Greek. Petra collected for nearly 80 years this unique treasure of rocks, crystals, zeolites, quartz and more, all from the nearby area in the Vatnajökull national park, glacial tongue. The rocks and stones are beautifully laid out in her home and garden. Her descendants proudly take good care of this unique exhibition. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. We overnight in the town of Höfn.

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

Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Day 6  : Vatnajökull Glacier, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast (149 mi)

We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend some time at Europe’s second largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountain, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. We stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site. If you look closely you might spot some seals swimming in the arctic waters. Depending on the season, optional boat trips are available. You can walk on the black sandy beach, where large icebergs often get stranded; called the Diamond beach.
A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us in the afternoon as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the South Coast, overlooked by rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls. The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík, is widely regarded as the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. In the small village of Skógar, there is the Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at the 65-meter 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 October to mid-April.

Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir.

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

We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on we 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. We continue to Gullfoss, "the golden falls", which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. We 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 northern-most capital. Overnight is at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

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

Day 8  : DEPARTURE HOME (31 mi)

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

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.