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Classic Circle Tour of Iceland

9 days
8 nights

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Per person in USD:
$ 1,945.00 (double occupancy (Apr)
$ 2,580.00 (single occupancy (Apr)
$ 2,430.00 (double occupancy (May)
$ 3,035.00 (single occupancy (May )
$ 2,775.00 (double occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 3,680.00 (single occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 2,540.00 (double occupancy (Sep)
$ 3,195.00 (single occupancy (Sep)

Dates:

May 03, 2017 - May 11, 2017 
May 17, 2017 - May 25, 2017 call us
May 22, 2017 - May 30, 2017 1 room available!
May 24, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017 call us
Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017 call us
Jun 07, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 
Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017 
Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 call us
Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 27, 2017 call us
Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 
Jun 26, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017 
Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017 call us
Jul 03, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017 call us
Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 
Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 
Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017 
Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 call us
Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 
Jul 24, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 call us
Jul 26, 2017 - Aug 03, 2017 
Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017 
Aug 02, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 
Aug 07, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 
Aug 09, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 
Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 
Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 call us
Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 07, 2017 
Sep 01, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017 call us
Sep 06, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017 call us
Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017 
Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 
Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017 
Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 05, 2017 

Hotels:

Day 1:
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Grand Hótel Reykjavík
Fosshótel Reykjavík

Day 2:
Icelandair Hótel Vík
Dyrhólaey
Hotel Laki
Hotel Katla

Day 3:
Hótel Höfn

Day 4:
Icelandair Hótel Hérað
Hotel Hallormstaður
Hotel Valaskjálf
Hotel Eyvindará

Day 5:
Sel Hótel Mývatn
Hotel Gígur

Day 6:
Hótel Sigló
Hótel Kea Akureyri

Day 7:
Icelandair Hótel Hamar
Hótel Borgarnes
Hótel Bifröst
Hótel Húsafell

Day 8:
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Grand Hótel Reykjavík
Icelandair Hotel Natura

We reserve the rights to change the hotels, without prior notice should the necessity arise, the alternative hotel will then be of the same standard.

 

Included:

  • 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights  w/facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 6 nights w/facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily except arrival day
  • 5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Siglufjörður not included)
  • Entrance to Petra’s Stone collection (day 4)
  • Herring Museum Entrance (day 6)
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)

 

Optional Services:

 

Day 3 Boat tour on the glacial lagoon ISK 4.800/ 45 min
Day 3 Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull glacier ISK 25.000/ 4 hrs
Day 5 Mývatn Nature Baths ISK 4.300
Day 6 Horse riding in Myvatn/Safarihestar ISK 7.500-12.000 / 1-2 hrs
Day 6 Sailing / Sea angling / Whale watching (dep. on season) Akureyri ISK 10.900 / 3-3,5 hrs
Day 8 Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure ISK 11.500

Booked via your guide at the start of your tour. Prices are subject to change at any time.

Itinerary:

This comprehensive tour of Iceland  highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes, and the unique character of this enchanting country. This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. The accent is on the nature and countrylife and all the wonders it has to offer: waterfalls, National Parks, glacial lagoons and rivers, hot springs and much more

 

Day 1  : Arrival

Your tour of Iceland starts today! Transfer from Keflavik to the hotel (optional). Overnight in Reykjavik.

 

Day 2  : Geysir – Gullfoss – Skógar – Dyrhólaey - Vík (208 mi)

We start our day with breakfast at the hotel and a short city tour of Reykjavik. Then we continue, passing greenhouse village of Hveragerdi to Fákasel Icelandic Horse Park. We will meet Icelandic horses and learn about the unique breed. Our next destination is famous Golden Circle of Icelandic Natural Wonders. We will explore the "Golden Waterfall" Gullfoss and the nearby hot spring area with famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs, and many other boiling mud pools and smaller hot springs. Continue our drive along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area (B, D)

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until June 25th.

Day 3  : Vík - Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Höfn (190 mi)

Lava Fields  Europe’s Largest National Park  Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier
Today you will cross the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the earth, Eldhraun, and reach the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the south of Iceland between Vík í Mýrdal and Höfn.  We will continue to Skaftafell National Park over Skeiðarársandur sands to the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Dinner and overnight in the Höfn area (B)

Day 4  : Höfn - East Fjords - Egilsstaðir (193 mi)

East Fjords and Mountains,  Picturesque Coastline, and Petra's  Mineral Collection
In the morning we drive from through Almannaskarð pass, with stunning coastline views along the way. The towering mountains plunge vertically into the sea forming magnificent East Fjords. There we will explore Petra’s renowned collection of local stones and minerals. Dinner and overnight in the Egilsstaðir area (B)

Day 5  : Lake Mývatn Area (190 mi)

Modrudalsoraefi  Highland Desert  Bizarre Lava Formations  Dettifoss - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity at Námaskarð Pass  Rich Birdlife  Protected Salmon River

Our tour of Iceland continues to Lake Myvatn area through the empty vastness of the Modrudalsoraefi highland desert plateau.  We stop at  Europe's most powerful waterfall Dettifoss and continue to Námaskarð pass,  where we see otherworldly hot sulfuric mud springs and steam springs. Black rivers and bubbling pools of sulfuric mud cut through a steaming landscape rich with colorful minerals. Námaskarð is a magnificent example of how alien our planet’s natural landscapes can be. We finally reach Lake Myvatn area with the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa River.  Lake Myvatn boast a very diverse birdlife and claims to be home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area (B, D)

Day 6  : Lake Mývatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur (100 mi)

Waterfall “Of the Gods”  Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula

After breakfast our adventure continues, We start the day by exploring lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Continue to the northern capital of Iceland - Akureyri, the town with charming architecture and the stunning views of the Eyjafjordur.  Spend some time to Akureyri,  and continue your trip along the coastal road to Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. Enjoy a pleasant drive along mountains with views of the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline.  Our next destination is Siglufjordur, a little town set in a beautiful fjord, known for beautifully restored old timber buildings. Spend the evening exploring Siglufjordur and having dinner on your own.  Overnight in Siglufjörður. Dinner is on your own (B)

Day 7  : Skagafjörður - Borgarnes (205 mi)

Fertile Farmlands  Glacial Rivers  Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration
Another majestic fjord is part of our tour of Iceland. We drive by the stunning mountains and narrow passages to Skagafjörður for meeting with unique Icelandic horses that have five gaits. We will pass the village of Blönduós spread on both sides of the Blanda river with Hrútey Island, a protected nature reserve. Afterward, we cross the Holtavörðuheiði plateau,  Borgarfjörður and end in the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight in the Borgarnes area (B)

Day 8  : Borgarfjörður - Þingvellir - Reykjavík (143 mi)

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring  Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Today we drive to the most powerful hot spring in the world Deildartunguhver. We will stop to admire Hraunfossar waterfalls and continue to the breathtaking Kaldidalur mountain pass. The journey continues to Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament held outdoors. We spend the  last overnight n Reykjavik (B)

Day 9  : Departure

Our tour of Iceland ends today. We hope you've enjoyed your trip! Transfers are optional. (B)

Notes:

Max Group Size:
36 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.