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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
Country Visited
Iceland
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)
  • Entrance to Petra’s Stone collection, Sigurgeir’s Bird collection & Laufás folk museum
  • 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
  • Dinners in Reykjavik and Siglufjörður
  • 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.

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

Meet with your guide and driver & your fellow travellers at 8.45am. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavík. From Reykjavík head through the village of Hveragerði to explore Gullfoss, the ‘Golden Waterfall’, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, and numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before continuing to Dyrhólaey* nature reserve. Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May til June 23rd.

Continue to the village of Vík for your overnight stay.

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

Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeiðarársandur sands to Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Overnight in the Höfn area, the lobster capital of Iceland.

You have an option to boat tour on the Jökulsárlón glacier, approx. ISK 4 800 or super jeep tour on Vatnajökull Glacier, approx. 26 000 ISK.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hótel Höfn

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

Drive from Höfn through Almannaskarð pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra’s renowned collection of local stones and minerals. Overnight in the Egilsstaðir 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

Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, heading to the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and Laxá salmon river. One of Mývatn 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. Overnight in the Mývatn area.

You have the option to bath in the hotsprings of Lake Mývatn. Entrance fees not included.

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 colourful 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.  The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants.  Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.
Overnight in Siglufjörður.  Dinner is on own.

You have the option to go Whale Watching / Sailing / Sea angling today depending on the season and availability, approximately ISK 12 100, 3 - 3.5 hrs. You can also go horseriding today as another option.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 7 - Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with 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 lead 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.  Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner

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

Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing over the breathtaking Kaldidalur mountain pass. The journey continues to Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament held outdoors. Overnight in Reykjavík and say goodbye to your guide.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 9 - Depart Reykjavik

Today your tour ends and you say goodbye to Reykjavik (or stay on for a Blue Lagoon break).

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. We suggest booking early as these tours will fill.

Dates
Start Date
End Date
Price
Status
Accommodation
24 Apr 2019
2 May 2019
24 Apr 2019
2 May 2019
EUR 2,095
Available
Standard
24 Apr 2019
2 May 2019
24 Apr 2019
2 May 2019
EUR 519
Available
Extra for Single
15 May 2019
23 May 2019
15 May 2019
23 May 2019
EUR 2,069
Available
Standard
15 May 2019
23 May 2019
15 May 2019
23 May 2019
EUR 630
Available
Extra for Single
22 May 2019
30 May 2019
22 May 2019
30 May 2019
EUR 2,069
Available
Standard
22 May 2019
30 May 2019
22 May 2019
30 May 2019
EUR 630
Available
Extra for Single
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
12 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
26 Jun 2019
4 Jul 2019
26 Jun 2019
4 Jul 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
26 Jun 2019
4 Jul 2019
26 Jun 2019
4 Jul 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
3 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019
3 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
3 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019
3 Jul 2019
11 Jul 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
8 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
8 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
8 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
8 Jul 2019
16 Jul 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
17 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
17 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
24 Jul 2019
1 Aug 2019
24 Jul 2019
1 Aug 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
24 Jul 2019
1 Aug 2019
24 Jul 2019
1 Aug 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
31 Jul 2019
8 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
8 Aug 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
31 Jul 2019
8 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
8 Aug 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
7 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
EUR 2,457
Limited availability
Standard
7 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
7 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
14 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
EUR 2,457
Limited availability
Standard
14 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
28 Aug 2019
5 Sep 2019
28 Aug 2019
5 Sep 2019
EUR 2,457
Available
Standard
28 Aug 2019
5 Sep 2019
28 Aug 2019
5 Sep 2019
EUR 887
Available
Extra for Single
4 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
4 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
EUR 2,307
Available
Standard
4 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
4 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
EUR 796
Available
Extra for Single
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
EUR 2,307
Available
Standard
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
EUR 796
Available
Extra for Single
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
EUR 2,307
Available
Standard
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
EUR 796
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 | 45 mins
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
Day 6: Sailing / Sea angling / Whale watching (dep. on season) Akureyri | 3 - 3.5 hrs
Day 8: Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure | Flexible time

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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