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    9 days - Comprehensive coach tour of Iceland.

    With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour highlights the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of this incredible North Atlantic Island. This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature, all from the comfort of our luxury coaches and guided by an Icelandic, English speaking, guide.

    Highlights include

    • Enjoy the convenience and comfort of a group tour as you discover the Ring Road natural wonders
    • Spend time in cosmopolitan capital Reykjavik and show for souvenirs
    • Visit all the famous sights of the Golden Circle
    Day 1
    Arrive Reykjavik
    Day 2
    Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
    Day 3
    Lava Fields - Europe’s Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier
    Day 4
    Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection
    Day 5
    Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River
    Day 6
    Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City
    Day 7
    Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration
    Day 8
    Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
    Day 9
    Depart Reykjavik
    Start/End Place
    Reykjavik, Iceland tours
    Country Visited
    Iceland tours
    Duration
    9 Days
    Group Size
    1 - 35
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy fully escorted, all inclusive coach tour suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    ICT001

    Details

    Transportation

    Luxury Coach

    Included
    • 7-day guided coach tour from/to Reykjavík
    • Pre & post night in Reykjavik
    • All accommodation w/breakfast and private facilities
    • 5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Siglufjörður not included)
    • Herring Museum Entrance (day 7)
    • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
    • Horse Show in Skagafjörður
    • Group size: Maximum 36 people. There is also an option to do this tour as a small group tour with a maximum of 16 people with different dates and prices. Please ask us if you are interested.

    Sightseeing highlights:

    • City tour in Reykjavik
    • View the Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, the Möðrudalsöræfi plateau, Dettifoss waterfall, boiling mud pools at the Námaskarð pass, lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the Godafoss waterfall
    • See Eldhraun lava field, Vatnajökull glacier, Eastern fjords and Lake Myvatn.
    Not Included
    • Airport transfers
    • Beverages and lunches
    • Any entrance fees or visits not mentioned in the 'included' section
    • Optional activities
    • Porterage service
    • International flights

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

    Arrive in Reykjavik and make your way to the hotel, very easy with the excellent airport buses. Reykjavik is a small and interesting city with lots going on. Check out the museums, the new Harpa Concert Hall on the harbour and the lively shopping district.

    If you are interested in transfering via the Blue Lagoon as an optional tour, please let us know.

    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.

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

    Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm).

    Accommodation
    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
    Restaurants
    Sægreifinn
    Laekjarbreakkar
    Optional Add Ons
    Puffin Watching from Reykjavik

    Day 2 - 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 south coast area area.

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

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Edda Vík or similar

    Day 3 - Lava Fields - Europe’s Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier

    Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. 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. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Tonight dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try it for yourself!

    Overnight stay in the Hofn area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Hótel Höfn

    Day 4 - Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

    Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Enjoy the amazing views: this is one of Iceland’s oldest regions with rugged mountain and coastal vistas. You’ll also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area is also getting a name for itself for its excellent locally sourced cuisine.

    Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Icelandair Hotel Herad or similar

    Day 5 - Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River

    Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River.

    Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Selhotel Mývatn at Skútustaðir

    Day 6 - Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City

    Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital „of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and 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 picturesque and easily walkable town for an evening stroll.

    Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 7 - Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration

    Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring.

    Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an 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 the river Blanda. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into Western Iceland, a region rich in tales of Viking explorers and mythical creatures. Head through the scenic Borgarfjordur area to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

    Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner

    Day 8 - Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

    Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls where the brilliantly blue glacial water flows through black lava formations. Continue 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.

    Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

    Day 9 - Depart Reykjavik

    Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.

    Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.

    You can include a visit to the Blue Lagoon on arrival or departure - we do advise you to pre-book this during the busy summer period.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, twin share. Price will be modified accordingly on quoting.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    13 May 2020
    21 May 2020
    13 May 2020
    21 May 2020
    EUR 1,864
    Available
    Standard
    13 May 2020
    21 May 2020
    13 May 2020
    21 May 2020
    EUR 589
    Available
    Extra for Single
    27 May 2020
    4 Jun 2020
    27 May 2020
    4 Jun 2020
    EUR 1,864
    Available
    Standard
    27 May 2020
    4 Jun 2020
    27 May 2020
    4 Jun 2020
    EUR 589
    Available
    Extra for Single
    17 Jun 2020
    25 Jun 2020
    17 Jun 2020
    25 Jun 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    17 Jun 2020
    25 Jun 2020
    17 Jun 2020
    25 Jun 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    1 Jul 2020
    9 Jul 2020
    1 Jul 2020
    9 Jul 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    1 Jul 2020
    9 Jul 2020
    1 Jul 2020
    9 Jul 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    8 Jul 2020
    16 Jul 2020
    8 Jul 2020
    16 Jul 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    8 Jul 2020
    16 Jul 2020
    8 Jul 2020
    16 Jul 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    13 Jul 2020
    21 Jul 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    21 Jul 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    13 Jul 2020
    21 Jul 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    21 Jul 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    29 Jul 2020
    6 Aug 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    6 Aug 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    29 Jul 2020
    6 Aug 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    6 Aug 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    5 Aug 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    5 Aug 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    5 Aug 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    5 Aug 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    12 Aug 2020
    20 Aug 2020
    12 Aug 2020
    20 Aug 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    12 Aug 2020
    20 Aug 2020
    12 Aug 2020
    20 Aug 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    19 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    EUR 2,299
    Available
    Standard
    19 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    EUR 870
    Available
    Extra for Single
    2 Sep 2020
    10 Sep 2020
    2 Sep 2020
    10 Sep 2020
    EUR 2,129
    Available
    Standard
    2 Sep 2020
    10 Sep 2020
    2 Sep 2020
    10 Sep 2020
    EUR 779
    Available
    Extra for Single
    9 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    9 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    EUR 2,129
    Available
    Standard
    9 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    9 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    EUR 779
    Available
    Extra for Single
    23 Sep 2020
    1 Oct 2020
    23 Sep 2020
    1 Oct 2020
    EUR 2,129
    Available
    Standard
    23 Sep 2020
    1 Oct 2020
    23 Sep 2020
    1 Oct 2020
    EUR 779
    Available
    Extra for Single
    30 Sep 2020
    8 Oct 2020
    30 Sep 2020
    8 Oct 2020
    EUR 2,129
    Available
    Standard
    30 Sep 2020
    8 Oct 2020
    30 Sep 2020
    8 Oct 2020
    EUR 779
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    Please note that in some locations, the accommodation options are limited, most of the hotels used in this tour are considered 3 star. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Hotel Höfn are considered 4 star.

    There are quite a few optional excursions which you can enjoy during this tour.

    Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.

    Day 3: Boat tour on the glacial lagoon | 30 mins - approx. 43 Euro
    Day 3: Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull glacier | 4 hrs
    Day 5: Mývatn Nature Baths | Flexible time
    Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn/Safarihestar | 1-2 hrs

    This tour runs with a maximum of 36 people, but most of the departures are with the total of 26 - 36 pax depending on how many single rooms are booked on the tour.

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