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North East Iceland Spectrum - Iceland Landscape and Heritage

7 days
6 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 2,710.00 (double occupancy (Мay)
$ 3,350.00 (single occupancy (May)
$ 3,075.00 (double occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 3,910.00 (single occupancy (Jun-Aug)
$ 2,730.00 (double occupancy (Sep)
$ 3,105.00 (single occupancy (Sep)

Dates:

May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017 
Jun 20, 2017 - Jun 26, 2017 call us
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 call us
Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 
Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017 

Hotels:

Centerhotel Miðgarður
Gistihúsið
Hótel Gígur
Hótel Sigló
Centerhotel Plaza 

 

 

 

Centerhotel Miðgarður

 

5.9.2017

6.9.2017

Gistihúsið

 

6.9.2017

7.9.2017

Hótel Gígur

 

7.9.2017

8.9.2017

Hótel Gígur

 

8.9.2017

9.9.2017

Hótel Sigló 

 

9.9.2017

10.9.2017

Centerhotel Plaza

 

10.9.2017

11.9.2017

Departure

 

11.9.2017

 

Included:

  •  5-day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 4 nights w/facilities in countryside 
  • Breakfast every day except arrival day
  • 3 dinners in the countryside (day 2, 3 and 4)
  • Domestic flight to Egilsstadir, including airport tax
  • Entrance to the new Wilderness Centre and light refreshments (day 2)
  • Visit to a gourmet fish processing company (day 5)
  • Visit to a family-owned microbrewery (day 5) 
  • Entrance to the award-winning Herring Era Museum (day 6)
  • Taste of herring (day 6)
  • Visit to a farmers market in Borgarfjörður (day 6)

Highlights & Experience:

Explore the hauntingly beautiful landscape of East Iceland, with snow-streaked mountains, deep fjords, numerous waterfalls, and heaths where herds of wild reindeers roam. Travel north across the empty vastness of the Modrudalsoraefi
highland desert plateau to experience the pseudo craters, dramatic rock formations, and vibrant colours of the Lake Myvatn area, witness Dettifoss and Asbyrgi canyon in Vatnajokull National Park, and get acquainted with the local culture in the small fishing villages of the Troll Peninsula.

  • Take a trip into the past at the interactive new Wilderness Centre
  • View the haunting beauty of the eastern highlands
  • See Dettifoss, Iceland's most powerful waterfall 
  • Discover the volcanic wonderland of Lake Mývatn
  • Visit colourful and friendly villages near the Arctic Circle
  • Meet area locals and discover some of their unique heritage

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Welcome to Iceland

Overnight stay in Reykjavik

Day 2  : Egilsstadir – East Iceland - Wilderness Centre of Iceland

Legendary Lake – Gateway to the Highlands
In the early morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to enjoy a Reykjavik sightseeing tour before checking in at the domestic airport in Reykjavik. Catch a one-hour flight to Egilsstadir, the capital of the East.

Upon arrival at Egilsstadir, you will drive to Fljotsdalur Valley, with rich green forests bordering a legendary lake called Lagarfjlot. According to local folklore, similar to those of Loch Ness in Scotland, the lake is the home to a giant aquatic serpent. Hengifoss, Iceland’s third highest waterfall, is on our route, as well as Skriduklaustur, the turf-roofed family home of renowned Icelandic author Gunnar Gunnarsson. We’ll make a stop at the Wilderness Centre located by the edge of North Europe’s largest wilderness area and a gateway to the highlands. If we are lucky, during the tour the Icelandic reindeer that only live in the eastern part of Iceland will be roaming by the road or in the hills and mountains surrounding us.

Day 3  : Lake Myvatn Area

Lava Formations – Pseudo Craters – Nature Baths
Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, before heading to the Lake Myvatn area. Today we explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir the Laxa salmon river, and the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. 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, with very diverse birdlife in general.
Dinner and overnight at Laxa Hotel for the next two nights

Day 4  : The Diamond Circle: Dettifoss – Asbyrgi - Husavik

Europe’s Mightiest Waterfall – Horseshoe Shaped Canyon – Europe’s Largest National Park
We cross Jokulsa a Fjollum glacier river, which flows through Jokulsargljufur, Iceland’s longest river canyon (25 kilometers / 16 miles). On the way, we stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, and Asbyrgi, the remarkable horseshoe shaped canyon that Viking settlers believed to be a hoof-print formed by Sleipnir, Odinn’s flying horse. Our next stop will be Husavik, the main whale watching town in the country. Enjoy a walk through the busy harbour area in town.
Dinner and overnight stay at Laxa Hotel.

Day 5  : The Troll Peninsula – Akureyri – Siglufjordur

Waterfall of the Gods - Capital of the North – Fishing Villages 
Travel towards the bustling northern port of Akureyri, making a stop at the magnificent Godafoss waterfall. Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland, was voted number one in Lonely Planet’s Best Destinations 2015. The town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Visit the Ektafiskur family-owned fish processing company. Continue through the small fishing villages Dalvik and Olafsfjordur and onwards to Siglufjordur for a visit to Segull 67, a family-owned beer brewery, and overnight accommodation.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Siglo in Siglufjordur.

Day 6  : Siglufjordur – Deildartunguhver – Hraunfossar - Reykjavik

Award-Winning Herring Era Museum – Europe’s Most Voluminous Hot Spring – Lava Waterfalls
In the morning explore Siglufjordur and visit the award-winning Herring Era Museum, where a 1950s harbour atmosphere is brought to life. In the afternoon, drive through Skagafjordur, an area central to Icelandic history and culture and Iceland’s main horse breeding area. We cross Holtavorduheidi plateau, the gateway between North and South, on our way to the West of Iceland, which is characterized by fjords, valleys, volcanoes and craters. In the West, the water flows from the earth in every form, from rivers of sparkling cool mineral water to Europe’s most voluminous hot spring, Deildartunguhver. We’ll stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar lava waterfalls, before continuing via Hvalfjordur tunnel back to Reykjavik. 
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Day 7  : Departure

Transfer to the airport not included.
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:

Max Group Size: 20 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.

With only a basic promised itinerary, this tour ensures freedom and flexibility to add extras and personal content.

Only a manageable daily mileage ensures time to not just tick off boxes but take in this land of endless variations of natural power.

The trips start at the end of snowmelt in the highlands and continue into early autumn. The high season trips give you midnight sun, but the last trips give you the chance to see the northern lights - Aurora Borealis.