7-Day Best of Iceland Tour Package
Product Code: 1113-81679
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Reykjavík
  • • Akureyri
  • • Borgarfjordur Eystri
  • • Godafoss Waterfall
  • • Dimmuborgir
  • • Namaskard
  • • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • • Myvatn Lake
  • • Hofn
  • • Vatnajokull Glacier
  • • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • • Skaftafell National Park
  • • Vatnajokull National Park
  • • Vik i Mydral
  • • Golden Circle
  • • Drumbo
  • • Gullfoss Fall
  • • Great Geysir
  • • Thingvellir National Park
  • • Almannagja
  • • Oxarafoss Waterfall
  • • Skogafoss Waterfall
Tour Code
1113-81679
Duration
7 days
Departure City
Reykjavik
End City
Reykjavik
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Backpacker

Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who wants to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Reykjavik

Reykjavík

Hotel: Fosshotel Baron or similar

Arrive in the city at anytime and check into your room.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting at 6:00pm.

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour.

Tips:
The meeting location and hotel names would be revealed on the tour voucher once your booking is confirmed. Once there, you can discuss trip details and itinerary as well as book optional activities with the local representatives. After this, you can then proceed to the hotel Fosshotel Baron, which is located at Baronsstígur 2-4, Reykjavik, Iceland, 5623204.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Akureyri

Reykjavík - Akureyri

After breakfast we'll drive to Akureyri, enjoying the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. We'll stop for lunch at a local cantina and explore the town before an included whale watching tour for 3 to 4 hours in the evening. We'll head out to sea and spot whales along the coast, including Bottlenose Whales, Minks, and Humpback Whales.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Godafoss Waterfalls

Akureyri - Borgarfjörður Eystri

After breakfast we'll travel to Godafoss Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. Measuring 12m high and 30m wide, the waterfall is a must see and a short drive from Akureyri. There's also walking paths all around the falls making it easy to take fantastic photographs from different angles. The Godafoss Waterfall visit may takes 30 mins to 90 mins.

We'll continue towards Myvatn Lake and explore the fantastic scenery. Formed during a volcanic eruption 2,300 yrs ago, the geothermal area is a haven for a massive number of birds attracted by nutrient rich water. Atlantic salmon and brown trout thrive in the river, feeding on the healthy midge fly population that swarm over the waters in the summer.

Next we'll see the lava formations of Dimmuborgir and walk along the marked pathways to spot arches, pillars, and lava caves. Afterwards we'll see the bubbling mud pools and streaming fumaroles in the geothermal area of Námaskarð. There are some wooden pathways around the area but most visitors prefer to get up close to look at the pools, but be careful, the mud in this area is thick and sticky and the residue from the steam can stain clothing.

Then we'll see another fantastic waterfalls, Dettifoss, in northeast Iceland. One of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe, the water flows at an average speed of 193 meters per second. Take in the view of 45m high and 100m wide falls and take some photos to show off back home.

In the evening we'll reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse.

Day 04
Hofn

Borgarfjörður - Höfn

After breakfast we'll leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords.

En route to Höfn, we'll stop at Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe, covering over 8% of Iceland. There are multiple volcanoes underneath the glacier as well as over 30 outlet glaciers that stem from Vatnajökull.

The visit takes about 3 or 4 hours.

We'll then arrive at Höfn, also know as the lobster capital of Iceland.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
South Coast Iceland

Höfn - Vík í Mýrdal

Following breakfast we'll visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where we'll have a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The lake is the lowest point in the country and filled with icebergs drifting towards the sea, often with seals lounging on top.

You have the option of taking a boat out onto the lagoon to get closer to the floating icebergs with their seal passengers. With different options for boats - amphibian or Zodiac - there is no shortage of ways to view the highlights of this lagoon.

We'll then continue to Skaftafell National Park, which is famous throughout the country for its excellent weather and sunny summer days, for an included glacier hike. This preservation area in the southeast is now incorporated into the larger Vatnajökull National Park. The diverse landscape here is often compared to certain parts of the Alps but, like most of Iceland's incredible landscape, the region was created by rivers, glaciers and volcanoes.

We'll then spend the evening in the small town of Vik.

Day 06
Golden Circle

Vík í Mýrdal - Reykjavík

We'll enjoy breakfast then visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vík. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand (but don’t get too close, the waves here can be extremely powerful), and explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks.

We'll travel along the Golden Circle to Drumbo and stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a 196 tall fall where visitors can follow a path behind the curtain of water.

Afterwards we'll explore Dyrhólaey Cape, a small peninsula originally formed as a volcanic island. Check out the view from the top with glaciers and black lava heading into the sea. In the summer, keep an eye out for nesting puffins.

Then we'll visit Skógafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 60m (200 ft) high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows. The sound and view of the thundering water cutting through the green hills make the falls a must-see on any trip to Iceland.

Another waterfall we'll visit is Gullfoss fall. This massive waterfall cascades over three “steps” before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river.

Next we'll travel to Geysir Hot Springs, which features a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. In contrast, Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes.

If that's not enough for you we'll stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the faults created by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall. Iceland’s parliament was also established in the area in 930, the park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, the park is an excellent spot for camping, hiking and SCUBA diving between the tectonic plates.

We'll arrive in Reykjavík in the early evening for a final night in the bustling capital.

Day 07
Reykjavik

Reykjavík

You can enjoy breakfast and then depart at anytime.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Accommodation: 5 nights standard hotel and 1 night local guesthouse
  • Professional Guide
  • Breakfasts from day 2-7
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Goðafoss Waterfall visit
  • Mývatn Lake visit
  • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
  • Dettifoss Waterfall visit
  • Vatnajökull Glacier visit
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit
  • Glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Stops including: Dyrhólaey Cape, Skógafoss Waterfall, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park

Package Excludes

  • Service fee
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Additional food and drink
  • Optional activities (availability and prices subject to change, please discuss with local operator):

  • - Hof in Öræfum - Iceland erupts exhibition on the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier: 750 ISK
    - Myvatn - Nature Baths at Mývatn: 2500 ISK
    - Akureyri Museum: 2500 ISK for Laufás old farm and museums in Akureyri
    - Borgarness settlement centre: one exhibition 1800 ISK two exhibitions 2400 ISK; Glaumbær museum, old turf farm 800 ISK - Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon admission: 5800 ISK
Special Notes
  • Service level: standard. Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • Physical grading: average. The tour may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Travel style: classic. All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can't-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • Trip type: small group. Group trips average 12 travelers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16.
  • Please note that this is a very busy tour and there are some long drive days.
  • Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on the tour. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. A minimum coverage of USD 200.00 is required.
  • The landscape of Iceland is unique and unlike most things you've seen. So is the weather. It is unpredictable and changeable, so be prepared to experience a variety of conditions during your time in Iceland. It's not uncommon to experience rain, sun, wind and snow all in the same visit, so please pack accordingly. An Icelandic summer is also not what most people consider as summer temperature and in the highlands it can get quite cold.
  • While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
  • In Iceland we use small hotels, guest houses and inns. They are comfortable and clean but do not have many amenities. On occasion in remote areas or in order to stay somewhere unique and character-filled, we will have multi-share accommodations and/or shared facilities.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child: 12-17 years old. Travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
* Children younger than 12 are not permitted.
* Single occupancy price applies when one people stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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Hi,
I'm a senior female. I live in Fremantle, Western Australia. But I can join your tour from Philadelphia or Boston as I am planning to visit USA July or August, 2016.
Is it possible to join this tour?
What is your group size?
Do you cater to solo travellers?

Hoping to hear from you the soonest,
Sincerely,
Gulten Wagner
p.s.: I would dearly love to extend my tour of Iceland to Greenland - to Ilulissat if possible. Do you have any combo tours to Iceland including Greenland?
04/05/2016 13:34:48
Tours4Fun 04/05/2016 17:37:29

Dear Gulten,

Thank you for your interest in Tours4Fun!

For this particular tour, the following dates are available in:

July: 2, 9, 16, 30.

August: 13, 27.

You will need to arrange your own transfer (flights) from your home to Reykjavik.

The groups size is typically 40-50 persons, depending on whether the tour is booked to capacity.

We do not cater to solo travelers for this particular tour.


Currently, we do not offer tours to Greenland.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".



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