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Iceland Complete - Small Group Classic Circle Tour
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9 Days / 8 Nights Trip | The Blue Lagoon & Reykjanes Peninsula, Þjórsárdalur valley, Þingvellir National Park, Westman Island

Iceland Complete - Small Group Classic Circle Tour

Get up close to Iceland's sheer natural beauty and prowess, as you walk behind waterfalls, watch geysers erupt, relax in lagoons and more.
Explore a land of raw, natural supercharged splendour, studded with angry volcanoes, enormous glaciers and temperamental geysers, in the company of an adventurous group of travellers. 

Together, you’ll experience the thrill of exploring otherworldly landscapes, hidden waterfalls and grandiose mountains that stretch across the horizon.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,422
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Iceland Travel
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Quirky designs and a wild nightlife: Reykjavik
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Quirky designs and a wild nightlife: Reykjavik
The world’s northernmost capital is small but packs in everything - the quirkiest buildings (so colourful), jam-packed parties or quiet boozers -all within easy reach.
Iceland’s most instagrammable spot : Seljalandsfoss 
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Iceland’s most instagrammable spot : Seljalandsfoss 
Rainbows forming through mist clouds and a rare perspective of a waterfall - from within; there’s no better place to capture memories than Seljalandsfoss!
Vatnajökull has it all
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Vatnajökull has it all
Find Iceland’s highest mountains, Europe’s largest glacier and beautiful rivers at the Vatnajökull National Park.
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Itinerary

Arrival

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the afternoon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape. 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.

Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head 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 and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to the village of Vik.

Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn

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!

Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir

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.

Lake Myvatn Area

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.

Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

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.

Skagafjordur - Borgarnes

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.

Borgarfjordur - Thingvellir - Reykjavik

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.

Departure

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.

Inclusions

 Guided small group Tour from day 2 to day 8

 Expert local English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 8

 Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle

 Welcome Meeting on the first evening of the tour

 Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik

 Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside

 Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)

 5 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside with coffee/tea

 Guide service during dinners

 Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments (day 6)

 Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)

 Entrance to the Herring Museum (day 7)

 Great photo stops

 Seat rotation during the tour

 Customer care service during office hours

 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights

 VISA Fee

 Breakfast on arrival day

 International airfare

 Baggage porterage at airport/hotel

 Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)

 Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels

 Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary

 Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)

 Guaranteed late check-out

 Any service not specifically listed under 'included'

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30 Sep 2020

End date

08 Oct 2020

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This Trip Is Operated By Iceland Travel

Since 1937 Iceland Travel has been the leading travel company, tour operator and destination management company (DMC) in Iceland, offering top-quality services. We take great pride in our diverse product categories that suit world-wide agents, such as escorted tours, daytours and self-drive tours. Our active product development is built on cooperation with our licensed suppliers, on feedback from clients and guests and on ever-changing new trends. Our dedicated, hand-picked team are passionate about what they do and are constantly coming up with innovative ideas to tackle small and large scale projects.  We have the expertise and flexibility to service high-volume clients. In addition, we appreciate that the success of our long running existence is based on our respect for the delicate and unique Icelandic nature. 

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