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Iceland Complete - Small Group

9 days
8 nights

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PER PERSON :

May 2
$ 3,605.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,500.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,585.00 (triple occupancy)
June- August
$ 4,135.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 5,300.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,955.00 (triple occupancy)
September
$ 4,015.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 5,155.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,840.00 (triple occupancy)

Optional Tours and Services
$ 40.00 (Flybus Plus airport transfer - one way )
$ 70.00 (Flybus Plus airport transfer - roundtrip)
$ 105.00 (Whale Watching from Reykjavik)
$ 85.00 (Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission from)
$ 60.00 (Amphibian Boat Tour on Glacier Lagoon)

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.

*Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Iceland Travel cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available.  Hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size when compared to hotel rooms in countries such as the USA or Canada, and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room.

Dates:

Sep 14, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022 
Sep 28, 2022 - Oct 06, 2022 
-  2023 DATES
May 02, 2023 - May 10, 2023 
Jun 06, 2023 - Jun 13, 2023 
Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023 
Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 19, 2023 
Jul 25, 2023 - Aug 02, 2023 
Aug 08, 2023 - Aug 16, 2023 
Sep 12, 2023 - Sep 20, 2023 
Sep 26, 2023 - Oct 04, 2023 

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
Day 3           Hotel Hofn
Day 4           Icelandair Hotel Herad
Day 5           Icelandair Hotel Myvatn
Day 6           Hotel Siglo
Day 7           Icelandair Hotel Hamar
Day 8           Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Included:

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
  • Information meeting with your guide at the hotel on day 1
  • Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • 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)
  • 4 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2,4, -7)
  • 1 Icelandic dinner buffet (Day 5)
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments (Day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (Day 7)
  • Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (Day 7)
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

8 day guided tour as per itinerary with coach and expert local English-speaking guide or driver-guide. Pick up and drop off at hotel in Reykjavík prior to and after tour. Welcome meeting 1st evening at hotel. Accommodation 2 nights at hotel in Reykjavík and 7 nights at hotel in the countryside w/breakfast and private facilities. 6 two-course or buffet in the countryside (excl day 4). Guide service during dinners. Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse. Visit to Stöng Viking longhouse. Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiðdalsvík. Entrance to the Herring Museum. Horse show in Skagafjörður

Highlights & Experience:

  • Let us provide you with an excellent overview of Iceland and its unique wonders
  • We’ll take you to view first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn nature reserve
  • Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with authentic local activities and delicious dinners– great experiences that also add great value
  • Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

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 8: Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor - Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour

Day 1, Day 8, Day 9: Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice Not Included: Swimsuit rental

You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon.

Day 3: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon - Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Day 3: Evening SuperJeep and Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided SuperJeep to glacier and guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snow mobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves | Minimum of 3 people to guarantee tour 

Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths - Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. | Not Included: Swimsuit rental

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 | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet | Minimum of 2 people to guarantee tour

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Welcome to Iceland

Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Church - Tjornin Pond - The Sun Voyager - Perlan - The Blue Lagoon (optional)

Your tour of Iceland starts today! Transfer from Keflavik to the hotel (optional). Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour. 

Overnight in Reykjavik

Options: Transfers
Day 2  : Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss - Hveragerdi

Thjorsardalur Valley - Hekla Volcano - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - - Skogafoss Waterfall - Reynisdrangar Cliffs - Dyrholaey Promontory Vik i Myrdal

You had breakfast in your hotel. Meet your guide, and your Iceland trip will begin!

After a quick tour of Reykjavik, head to Iceland's largest lake, Lake Thingvallavatn, and Thingvellir National Park. In the 10th century, the world's oldest still-running parliamentary government was set up at this UNESCO site. It is also where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe meet. You will be able to walk between two continents, which is a unique experience.

The next stop on your trip is Gullfoss, also known as the "Golden Waterfall." From different walking paths, you can get great photos of this beautiful double-tiered cascade. You'll also go to the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as many other hot springs and boiling mud pools.

During the day, you'll get a look at how people live in Iceland. Visit an Icelandic family farm where geothermal energy is used to grow tomatoes in an organic way. Visit the greenhouse and try a sweet Icelandic tomato from the farm.

The day ends in Hveragerdi, a nice town in an area with a lot of hot springs. The people who live there have found clever ways to use underground hot springs to heat their homes and grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables in greenhouses.

Dinner and overnight at Hveragerdi area (B, D)

Day 3  : Thjorsardalur Valley – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik (202 mi)

Thjorsardalur Valley Hekla Volcano Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Skogafoss Waterfall Reynisdrangar Cliffs Dyrholaey Promontory Vik i Myrdal

Breakfast in your hotel. Explore the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley, which has birch forests, sandy lava fields, rivers, waterfalls, and more. If the sky is clear, you will also be able to see the impressive and beautiful Mt. Hekla volcano. When you go to Stong, you can see a copy of a Viking-era longhouse that was buried by the Hekla volcano. The fourth season of Game of Thrones was filmed there.

Drive along the beautiful farmlands of the South Shore of Iceland. Stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss to see how beautiful they are. Each waterfall is beautiful in its own way. Continue to Dyrholaey and the Reynisfjara black sand beaches, where the waves are loud and the sand is black. End the day in Vik, which is the most southern town in Iceland.

Dinner and a night's sleep were in the Vik area.

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed from mid-May to June 25 so that birds can nest there.

Day 4  : Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn (177 mi)

Hofn - Vatnajokull Glacier - Vatnajokull National Park - Svartifoss Waterfall - Skaftafell National Park - Hvannadalshnjukur Peak - Oraefajokull Glacier - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Breakfast in your hotel. You will explore a world of glaciers today. You will be in the south of Vatnajokull National Park, which is named for Europe's biggest glacier. Almost 14% of Iceland is covered by the park, making it the biggest national park in Western Europe. As you head east, you'll pass through huge sand plains made by glacial runoff. Visit the beautiful Skaftafell area of the national park, which is well known. Enjoy looking at the lush green landscapes and black sands that are dominated by a number of beautiful glaciers. You'll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of Vatnajokull's most beautiful "tongues" of glacier that slowly moves downhill.

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon to see icebergs floating in a 180m (591 ft) deep glacial lagoon. The sight will take your breath away. You can also take a boat tour among the icebergs (must be booked in advance). Nearby is the dramatic Diamond Beach, which gets its name from the melting icebergs that land on its black sands before drifting out to sea.

You will spend the night in Hofn, a fishing village near the Vatnajokull glacier. You have to pay for dinner. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes to choose from in Hofn. Langoustines are a local favorite (Norway lobsters).

Overnight in Hofn.

Options: Amphibian Boat tour on Glacier Lagoon. Sail among drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle. Tour lasts 30 minutes and includes a guided tour on an amphibian boat. If you want to go on this tour, you MUST book and pay for it ahead of time. During the booking process, let us know if you want to go on this tour.
Day 5  : Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir (161 mi)

Egilsstadir - Faskrudsfjordur - Reydarfjordur

Breakfast at the hotel. From Hofn, drive through Almannaskard pass and stop to look at the beautiful coast. Continue to the magnificent East Fjords, which are made up of tall mountains that drop straight into the sea. We're sure you'll love the beautiful views, so have your camera ready. You will also go through towns and villages, each of which has its own history and charm. One of these is Breiddalsvik, a small town. Your group will go to the Beljandi Microbrewery and try some of the great beer made there. In 2017, people in the area worked together to turn a run-down warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You'll meet a local and get a feel for what it's like to live in a small Icelandic town. You'll also get to see how good beer is made. The road leads to the town of Egilsstadir, which is near Iceland's biggest forest and a lake where a friendly monster from legend is said to lived.

Dinner and overnight in Egilsstadir area.

Day 6  : Lake Myvatn Area (158 mi)

Dimmuborgir - Lava Pillars - Dettifoss Waterfall - Hverfjall Crater - Myvatn Lake

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the vast, empty, and hauntingly beautiful highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you make your way to the Lake Myvatn area.

On your way, you'll pass by the historic Modrusalsoraefi, which is at the highest point of any farm in Iceland. Stop at Dettifoss, which is the biggest and strongest waterfall in Europe. Keep going until you reach the Namaskard pass, which has boiling mud pools and beautiful colors. When we come here, we often feel like we're on another planet. You may feel the same way. It's like something out of a dream!

Walk along the fake craters at Skutustadir and take a look inside Grjotagja, a cave with hot springs below it. Check out the strange lava shapes at Dimmuborgir. They look like they were made by creatures from a fairy tale. People say that elves live here, so be kind when you go there.

You'll see why the strange area of Myvatn has become so popular as a place to film movies.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area (B, D)

Day 7  : Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur – Skagafjordur (137 mi)

The Herring Era Museum - Siglufjordur - Trollaskagi Peninsula -Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall - Saudarkrokur

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your day's adventure by going to the beautiful Godafoss waterfall, which is one of the most important symbols of North Iceland. After that, you'll see Akureyri, the "capital" of Iceland's north. The buildings in the town are pretty, and the view of the Eyjafjordur fjord is lovely. After you have some free time in Akureyri, you'll keep going along the coast roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. You will be amazed by the steep mountains that give you great views of the Arctic Sea and its black-sand coast.

Stop in Siglufjordur, which has some of the most beautiful wooden buildings in the country. Visit the town's award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum tries to recreate the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when a large migration of herring turned Siglufjordur into a boom town that felt like the Wild West. In the museum, you will be taken back to that exciting past.

You'll spend the night in Skagafjordur, which is a beautiful area full of historical sites and folk tales. To get there, you'll have to go through majestic mountains and narrow passes.

Dinner and overnight in Northwest Iceland (B, D)

Day 8  : Skagafjordur – Borgarnes (193 mi)

Hraunfossar Waterfalls Barnafoss Waterfall Deildartunguhver - Hot Springs - Skagafjordur Fjord


Breakfast at your hotel. Icelanders think that the Skagafjordur area is one of the best places in the country to raise horses. Learn about the interesting Icelandic horse breed and its unique fifth gait, the tolt. Since the time of the Vikings, this breed of horse has stayed the same.

We continue to  West Iceland by crossing the Holtavorduheidi plateau. Drive through Borgarfjordur, an area that is becoming known around the world for its beautiful volcanic and wooded landscapes and its Viking history. If you walk to the top of the Grabrok crater, you can see a beautiful view. Listen to the strong rushing water at Deildartunguhver, which is Europe's strongest hot spring area. Stop to look at the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where bright blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is a place called Barnafoss, which has an even bluer waterfall. There is a story about this waterfall that is both interesting and sad.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area (B, D)

Day 9  : Borgarfjordur – Snaefellsjokull National Park – Reykjavik (127 mi)

Snaefellsjokull National Park - Arnarstapi - Djupalonssandur Beach -Dritvik Cove - Kirkjufell Mountain - Eldborg Crater

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, you will go to Snaefellsjokull National Park and see the amazing variety of natural landscapes there. The most beautiful part of the park is the Snaefellsjokull glacier, which covers a volcano that hasn't erupted since 250 AD. Kirkjufell, which is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, will also be on the tour. Walk along Djupalonssandur beach, which has a unique pebbled seashore. At the pretty harbor town of Arnarstapi, you can see beautiful basalt rocks stacked in interesting ways.

One Icelandic Saga says that a kind half-troll who lives high on the glacier protects Snaefellsnes and its people. You might even feel like this beautiful peninsula is full of magic and healing energy.

At the end of the afternoon, your trip takes you back to Reykjavik. At the hotel,say good bye to your guide. Dinner on your own.

Overnight n Reykjavik (B)

Day 10  : Departure

In the morning transfer to the airport on your own. We hope you've enjoyed your trip! Transfers are optional. (B)

We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. 

Options: Transfers

Notes:

Important:

  • A minimum of 3 participants is required to guarantee each departure
  • We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
  • Please check the "Program Details" section in your travel documents to see your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
  • Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
  • Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths
  • We do not recommend escorted tours for children 5 years old and younger. 

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under "Included"