Iceland Complete 9-day Tour
9 Days From £1685 per adult
Flights, Accommodation, Transfers
With so much to discover and explore in Iceland this tour brings together the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland, travelling mainly by way of Iceland’s National Highway which encircles the country.
|Departure dates 2013
||Per person twin-share
||Single room supplement
||Child (6-11 years) extra bed
|15, 22 May
|5, 12, 19, 26 Jun
|3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul
|7, 14, 21, 28 Aug
|4, 11, 18 Sep
To enquire about this tour, complete the booking/enquiry form or call us on 020 7666 1291.
Return economy class scheduled flights by Icelandair UK - Iceland, all airport taxes, return airport transfers by the ‘Flybus’ + (Plus) shuttle service, 7 day escorted coach tour from/to Reykjavik, 2/5 nights accommodation with facilities in Reykjavik.
• 6 Nights Accommodation with facilities in the countryside, breakfast, 5 dinners whilst on tour (dinner in Akureyri on day 6 not included), entrance to Petra’s Stone collection, entrance to Sigurgeir’s bird Collection, entrance to Laufás folk museum including refreshments, horse Show in Skagafjörður, non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon (including admission)on departure.
UK - Iceland
Fly London [Heathrow] - Keflavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Geysir - Gullfoss Waterfall - South Shore - Vík
The day starts with a short city sightseeing tour of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik we 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. Continue to the village Vík. Overnight in Vík area. *Please note that Dyrholaey is closed in the spring during the nesting season, from mid May until June 23rd.
Vík - Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Höfn
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 Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Overnight in Höfn area.
Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstaðir
Drive from Höfn through the Almannaskarð pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline, continuing to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra’s renowned stone collection. Overnight in Egilsstaðir area.
Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, heading to the Lake Myvatn area. Visit Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the Laxá salmon river. Overnight in Mývatn area.
Lake Mývatn - Akureyri
Head towards the bustling northern port of Akureyri; making a stop at the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm. Laufás. Akureyri boasts some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Overnight in Akureyri area.
Skagafjörður - Borgarnes
Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjörður for an introduction of the unique Icelandic horse, with its fifth gait - the tölt. Towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda with Hrutey Island a protected nature reserve located in this popular salmon river. Cross the Holtavörðuheiði plateau, through the Borgarfjörður district to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Overnight in Borgarnes area.
Borgarfjörður - Þingvellir National Park - Reykjavík
A drive to Deildartunguhver; the most powerful hot spring in the world, and then a stop 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.
Iceland - UK
Transfer to the ‘Blue Lagoon’ for the chance to enjoy a unique bathing experience! After bathing in the lagoon passengers will be returned to Keflavik International Airport by 14:35 Hours in time to connect with the late afternoon flight to London (Heathrow).