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Iceland Complete - Small Group

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON :

May 2020
$ 2,725.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,430.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,625.00 (triple occupancy)

June-August 2019
$ 3,280.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,320.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,020.00 (triple occupancy)

September 2020
$ 3,100.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,040.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,875.00 (triple occupancy)

Dates:

Apr 29, 2020 - May 07, 2020 
May 06, 2020 - May 14, 2020 
Jun 03, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020 
Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 18, 2020 
Jun 24, 2020 - Jul 02, 2020 
Jul 15, 2020 - Jul 23, 2020 
Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020 
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 24, 2020 

Hotels:

This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 2 Hotel Vik or Hotel Kria

Day 3 Hotel Hofn

Day 4 Icelandair Hotel Herad

Day 5 Sel-Hotel Myvatn

Day 6 Hotel Siglo

Day 7 Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Day 8 Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 9 Departure

Included:

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
  • Expert local English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Welcome Meeting on the first evening of the tour
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 5 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside with coffee/tea
  • Guide service during dinners
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments (day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
  • Entrance to the Herring-Era Museum (day 7)
  • 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:

  • Many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Reserve
  • The amazing variety in Iceland’s landscape
  • A good first-time tour to Iceland to get to know the different regions and
  • their uniqueness
  • Experiencing culture and history through museums and a special horse
  • show
  • Opportunities to enhance your experience with optional tours and
  • activities
  • Getting the most out of a  holiday in Iceland
  • Good amount of time provided at each stop to see natural wonders

Optional Services:

Day 1, Day 8 - 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 3: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Price: Adult: EUR43/USD49 Child 6-12 years: EUR15/USD17 | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Day 3: Evening SuperJeep or Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier – Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3,5 hours | Price: Adult: EUR190/USD217 Child 6-12 years: EUR95/USD109 | Includes: 1 hour guided SuperJeep or 1 hour guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snow mobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves

Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Price: Adult: EUR41 /USD46 Child 6-12 years: EUR19 /USD21 | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. Swimsuit not included

Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn – Discover Myvatn’s nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 1,5 hours | Price: Adult: EUR55/USD63 Child 6-11 years: N/A | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet

Day 1, Day 8, Day 9 - Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Welcome to Iceland

 Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice!  On your own, transfer to Reykjavik.  We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel.  If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own.  Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price.  Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm). 

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included)Dinner on own.

Day 2  : Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik (205 mi)

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Puffin Colony – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel.  Start your journey by  heading through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Drive on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

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

Day 3  : Vik – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn (174 mi)

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe's Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel.  Continue your journey along the Ring Road.  Cross Eldhraun, the largest single lava flow recorded on the planet. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. It’s a treat for photographers.  Continue eastward, enjoying  magnificent views of mighty Vatnajokull, Europe‘s largest glacier.  Your destination is Hofn, a seacoast village located near the glacier.

Overnight stay in the Hofn area.  Dinner is on your own. Hofn has several very good restaurants and is known for its langoustine seafood.

Day 4  : Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir (162 mi)

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you'll enjoy amazing scenery as you head from glacial landscapes to fjord views. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Head into the magnificent East Fjords with its views of towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea. Pass through charming coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir town.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

Day 5  : Lake Myvatn Area (193 mi)

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – Protected Salmon River

Breakfast at your hotel.  Feel the empty vastness of the surreal Modrudalsoraefi highland desert as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area.  On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall.  Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

Day 6  : Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri - Siglufjordur (134 mi)

Breakfast at your hotel.  Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the Laufas turf farm museum, Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital“of Iceland.  The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord.  After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula.  This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline.  The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name.  This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an after-dinner evening stroll. 

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjörður. 

Day 7  : Skagafjordur – Borgarnes (196 mi)

Fertile Farmlands – Scenic Views- Icelandic History– Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

Breakfast at your hotel.  This morning visit Siglufjordur's award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring.  Afterwards, head along  majestic mountains and narrow passes to the historical town of Hofsos with its beautiful views over the ocean.  After some time here, head onto Skagafjordur,  considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for historical preservation and horse breeding.   Stop at Holar, one of Iceland’s most historical places.  It was the cultural center of Iceland for over 700 years and has several fascinating ancient buildings on site. Today it is home to a world-famous agricultural university.   This afternoon you’ll visit a local horse farm for an enjoyable introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of Blanda, a river formed from a wilderness glacier.  Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area. 

Day 8  : Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik (174 mi)

Europe's Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)- Iceland’s Capital City

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park.  This UNESCO heritage site is where the world's oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century.  It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. The road takes you back to Reykjavik where you’ll enjoy a  short “farewell” city sightseeing tour before being dropped off at your hotel for the final night.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik.  Dinner is on your own.

Day 9  : Departure

Breakfast at your hotel.  Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you.  We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

Notes:

Travel Tips:

  • We suggest bringing a mosquito/fly head net for use on Day 5, as there can be harmless midges around Lake Myvatn.  It‘s not required, but some visitors have found it more comfortable. 
  • Comfortable outdoor shoes are recommended, as there is some very easy level walking in the tour
  • Bring  wind and waterproof outerwear
  • The weather in Iceland can change rapidlly.  We recommend dressing in layers so you can take on or off clothes as needed

Important:

  • Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths.  Day 5:  Dettifoss-  Good to know that the walking path between the parking lot and the waterfall is about 15- 20 minutes.  It is an easy walk overall, heading downhill to the falls and uphill back to the parking lot.
  • Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions