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Iceland Complete Circle Tour

9 days
8 nights

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Per person :

September
$ 3,710.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,880.00 (single occupancy)
June - August
$ 3,905.00 (double occupancy)
$ 5,145.00 (single occupancy(including breakfast))


* On this tour we include a VIP-Seating supplement for EUR 315 net per person

Dates:

Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019 
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 07, 2019 
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019 
Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 
Aug 24, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019 
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 
Sep 21, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 

Hotels:

Accommodation is provided in simple and clean country hotels in rooms with private facilities. Most of our groups stay at the following hotels (subject to change):

Fosshotel Reykjavík, Reykjavík 
Fosshotel Reykholt, West Iceland
Fosshotel Húsavík, Northeast Iceland
Hotel Hallormsstaður, East Iceland
Hotel Örk, Hveragerði, South Iceland

 

Included:

  • 8 nights accommodation in room with shower/wc
  • 7 days escorted tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
  • All transportation in destination location
  • 8x breakfast
  • 6x 3-course dinners
  • Entrance fees
  • Explore two national parks
  • Whale watching & sea angling tour (weather permitting)
  • Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Icelandic horse show
  • Mývatn Nature Baths, including towel
  • Icelandic settlement centre on Viking Age Iceland
  • Skógar folk museum on early Modern Iceland

Not includes:

  • Any private expenses
  • Lunch
  • Dinners in Reykjavik
  • Any additional services
  • Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)

Highlights & Experience:

  • Complete circle tour around Iceland’s ring road
  • Climb a small volcano crater
  • Whale watching & sea angling (2018)
  • Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon between floating icebergs
  • Soak in the geothermal nature baths at Lake Mývatn
  • See the most powerful waterfall in Europe - Dettifoss
  • Visit to two national parks, Þingvellir and Vatnajökull
  • Look into an explosion crater
  • See waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, volcanoes, glaciers and fjords
  • Daily leisurely walks 1-2 hours
  • Small group travel with maximum 20 people
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus to instantly share your best times in Iceland on social media

Itinerary:

Do you want to visit Iceland and experience mesmerising natural beauty and landscapes during the warmest,  brightest and most colourful season of the year? June, July and August are the “official summer months” in Iceland with up to 24 hours of daylight and the time of the midnight sun. The temperatures are mild, wildlife is most active, and nature is in bloom. The Iceland Country Life program is a round-the-island tour showing you the highlights of Icelandic nature, geological wonders, historical and cultural sites in only nine days!  

In activities, you will learn about the Icelandic horse, experience fish angling, visit a folk museum with its turf houses, visit a Viking Age Settlement museum and explore the natural habitat of whales on a whale watching tour. You bathe in a pool of geothermal water rich in minerals and silica, walk on black lava beaches and sail between floating icebergs on a glacial lagoon.

Iceland Country Life is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the whole variety of Icelandic landscape, culture, history, and nature in only nine days. You visit two of Iceland’s three national parks, and there are opportunities to do some walks in the beautiful countryside most days during the tour. Accommodation is in a mix of 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms are with private facilities.

Day 1  : Welcome To Iceland (31 mi)

The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavík International airport to Reykjavík where you spend the first night in Iceland.

Day 2  : Land Of Sagas & Volcano Climb (118 mi)

Start your trip with a short Reykjavík city tour before heading north-west. Visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes and learn about the Viking Age and the Icelandic Sagas. In the afternoon, join a short hike up the Grábrók volcano crater from where you will have a perfect view over the region and its vast lava fields. Stop at the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver where you will learn about geothermal energy. We continue to Hraunfossar, a unique waterfall that drains from under vast lava fields into a glacier river. Nearby is Barnafoss waterfall. Later this day enjoy Medieval Icelandic history at the cultural site in Reykholt, which was the home of the 13th-century writer, scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson, who wrote many sagas. Visit Snorri’s pool, one of Iceland’s most important cultural and archaeological sites. Overnight is in West Iceland.

Day 3  : From West To North Including Whale Watching And Sea Angling (286 mi)

A long drive takes us over mountain passes, through lava fields, green pastures, fertile farmlands and along fjord landscapes to North Iceland. We pass Skagafjörður, known as the "valley of horses". After a lunch break, we go whale watching and sea angling for 2-3 hours at Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, right below the Arctic Circle. The most common species are humpback and minke whales, harbor porpoises and dolphins. The success rate to spot whales is about 98 %. The tour also includes about 30 minutes of sea angling. Expect to catch cod, haddock, pollock, catfish and if you are lucky, even a giant halibut! Next stop is Akureyri, Iceland's second-largest city before we reach the picturesque town of Húsavík in Northeast Iceland where we stay for the next two nights.

Day 4  : Geological Wonders And Nature Baths (106 mi)

Start the day with a stop at Goðafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods”. Tour the Lake Mývatn area with its abundant birdlife and amazing volcanic landscapes: pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir, lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir, volcano cone of Hverfjall before bathing the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths.

Day 5  : From North To East (205 mi)

In the morning, explore more volcanic and geothermal areas by visiting the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, the volcano of Krafla and the explosion crater of Víti. Continue to see Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland. Stop at Möðrudalur to visit the church at the farm. Enjoy the view of the mountain Herðubreið. In the afternoon arrive in the fertile region of Fljótsdalshérað in East Iceland.

Day 6  : Fjords, Glacier And Glacier Lagoon (242 mi)

Today admire the green valleys, high mountains, dramatic fjord landscape and tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Stop at the charming village of Djúpivogur. Observe the magnificent Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Embark on a boat ride among the floating icebergs on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Walk along the black sands of the so-called Diamond beach. Spend your evening in Vatnajökull National Park.

Day 7  : Vatnajökull National Park And The South (211 mi)

In the morning continue exploring Vatnajökull National Park. See the stratovolcano and highest peak in Iceland: Hvannadalshnjúkur. Walk close to a glacial tongue, cross a sandy desert and embrace the beautiful lava field of Eldhraun covered with blue-green moss. Stop at the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. In the little village of Skógar learn about Iceland’s early Modern history at the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. Admire the waterfall Skógafoss. Travel along the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano and stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Day 8  : Golden Circle (130 mi)

Start the day by visiting the farm of Friðheimar where you will learn about Icelandic horses and greenhouse agriculture. Spend the rest of the day travelling along the Golden Circle: the waterfall of Gullfoss, the active geothermal area of Geysir and the National Park of Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the first Parliament and now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 9  : Departure Home (31 mi)

The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport.

Notes:

Maximum 20 people

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.