From $4164 Per Person
Guided 9 Days/8 nights
Dates: Saturdays, May 30; June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22; September 5 & 19, 2020
This round-the-island tour shows you the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic countryside: mountains and valleys, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, hot springs and waterfalls. This is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the whole variety of Icelandic landscape, culture and history in one week. You visit two of Iceland's three national parks and there are opportunities to walk in the beautiful countryside most days during the tour. Accommodations are in simple and clean country hotels, and all rooms are with private facilities.
Or, call us at 1 844 405 0219 to get started.
Dates: Saturdays, May 30; June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25; August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, 2020
June - August price from: $4374 per person
September price from: $4155* per person
Day 1, SAT: WELCOME TO ICELAND (50 km/31 miles)
The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavik International airport to Reykjavik where you spend the first night in Iceland. We provide you with ideas on how to explore Iceland’s capital on your own.
Day 2, SUN: LAND OF SAGAS (190 km/118 miles)
After a Reykjavik city tour head north from Iceland’s capital to West Iceland where you are introduced to the Icelandic sagas in the settlement center in Borgarnes. The afternoon is filled with impressive natural spots: Deildartunguhver, one of the most voluminous hot springs in Europe and Hraunfossar, the unique waterfall that drains from under vast lava fields into the river Hvita. End the day with Icelandic history at the cultural site at Reykholt. Overnight is in West Iceland.
Day 3, MON: FROM WEST TO NORTH AND WHALE WATCHING (460 km/286 miles)
Travel through the fertile farmlands and fjord landscapes of Northwest Iceland, and visit the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city. In the afternoon, go whale watching and sea-angling on Iceland's longest fjord - the Eyjafjordur. Whales, harbor porpoises and dolphins are all likely to make an appearance. Continue to your accommodation in Northeast Iceland where you stay for the next two nights.
Day 4, TUE: GEOLOGICAL WONDERS AND NATURE BATHS (170 km/106 miles)
The day begins with a stop at Godafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods”, before touring the Lake Myvatn area, considered one of the most fertile areas in the world so close to the Arctic Circle. The lake’s unique features are shaped by nature - strange lava formations, pseudo craters, attractive bays filled with thousands of birds. Stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir and soak at the Myvatn Nature Baths.
Day 5, WED: FROM NORTH TO EAST (330 km/205 miles)
Start the day by exploring the geothermal area of Namaskard and seeing the impacts of volcanic activity at Krafla. Then, travel to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park. From there you head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland, where you spend the night.
Day 6, THU: FJORDS, GLACIER AND ICE (390 km/242 miles)
It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. Soon we see Vatnajokull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Hofn you stop for a boat ride among the floating icebergs on the glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon. The night is spent near Skaftafell on the southern part of Vatnajokull National Park.
Day 7, FRI: VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK AND THE SOUTH (340 km/211 miles)
Visit Iceland's highest mountain, the the 2110 meter high Hvannadalshnjukur in Vatnajokull National Park. Cross the sandy desert of the south coast, and travel along mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. Iceland's past comes alive at the Skogar folk museum with its turf houses. Visit the fabulous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Overnight in South Iceland.
Day 8, SAT: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TO REYKJAVIK (210 km/130 miles)
See the classics today. Start with a horse show that introduces the unique qualities of Iceland's special breed. Golden Circle sights follow: Gullfoss, the beautiful double “Golden Falls”; the active geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see Strokkur “the churn” spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes. A visit to the ancient Viking Parliament area of Thingvellir National Park tops it off before returning to Reykjavik.
Day 9, SUN: DEPARTURE HOME (50 km/31 miles)
The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport.
OR stay an extra night for just an additional from price $230 per person!
NOTE: This tour has an average of 1-2 hours of walking each day, meaning several short walks of 10-30 minutes to see and explore the different nature and history sites. It is an easy tour for nearly everyone to participate in. This is not a hiking/walking tour.
Total mileage without airport transfer is about 2.065 km (1.280 miles), which is an average of 295 km (183 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- 8 night accommodation in rooms with shower/toilet
- 7-day fully escorted tour with English speaking guide
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
- 8x breakfast and 6x 3-course dinner
- Visit to two national parks
- Whale watching tour (weather permitting)
- Boat trip on glacial lagoon
- Introduction to Icelandic horse
- Entrance fee to the Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn
- Admission to Icelandic settlement center
- Entrance fee to Skogar folk museum
- Average of 1-2 hours easy walking per day
- MEALS: 8x breakfast and 6x dinner (3-course or buffet). Dinner on Reykjavik nights not included.
Single Supplement: From $1384
OPTIONAL VIP SEATING: Supplement for guaranteed window seat on our fully escorted coach tours which includes a window seat and next seat remaining empty. Seats will be reserved in the front rows of the bus, first come, first serve. VIP seating price for this tour: $390 per person
NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.
NOTE: Maximum Group size is 20.
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.