10-Day All Around Iceland Tour Package
Product Code: 5374-440755
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore Snaefellsnes peninsula, "Iceland in miniature"
  • • Travel north to Lake Myvatn, Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls
  • • Discover the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon in the east
  • • Black sand beaches and waterfalls of the South Shore
Tour Code
5374-440755
Duration
10 days
Departure City
Reykjavik
End City
Reykjavik
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO, Nature

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

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

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

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

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Reykjavik

Reykjavik Arrival

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Welcome to Reykjavik!

Today you'll arrive and self-transfer to your hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Borgarnes

Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes - Borgarnes

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Our Iceland vacation begins as we travel out of the city along the ring road to Borgarfjordur and further to Snaefellsnes peninsula.

This region is often referred to as the "Iceland in miniature" since practically all natural phenomena that you find around Iceland can be found there - only on a slightly smaller scale! Lava fields, volcanic craters, glacier, waterfalls, sandy beaches, charming fishing towns, bird cliffs and more. Snaefellsnes peninsula is also the only area in Iceland where mineral water springs can be found.

Accommodation in Borgarnes.

Day 03
Siglufjordur

Borgarnes - Skagafjordur - Siglufjordur

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Continuing north on our Iceland tour package, we'll drive along the ring road towards Hrutafjordur, continuing along the fjords and through green pastures and valleys towards Skagafjordur.

Holar is one of the historical sights of interest along the way before we continue north around the Troll peninsula to Siglufjordur, a charming fishing town at the foot of the high mountains where we stay overnight.

For some departures the accommodation will be at Holar and we drive to Siglufjordur the next morning.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Akureyri

Siglufjordur - Eyjafjordur - Akureyri

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

In the morning enjoy some time free to explore Siglufjordur or visit the award winning Herring Era museum.

Around noon we'll depart Siglufjordur and drive south along the coast of Eyjafjordur. The scenic route along the fjord offers great views of Hrisey Island and the mountainous landscape on the way to Akureyri.

Along the way there is a possibility to stop at one of the small fishing villages and have an optional visit to a local micro-brewery or try out a beer spa (not included in the price).

In Akureyri we'll start with a short orientation drive around this charming town with numerous interesting museums, the northernmost botanical garden, etc.

Rest of the day free to explore the city or possibility for an optional tour (e.g. whale watching, horseback riding, sailing to Hrisey/Grimsey Island, etc.). Accommodation in Akureyri.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Husavik

Akureyri - Lake Myvatn / Husavik

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Our Iceland vacation will continue east from Akureyri along Eyjafjordur to Godafoss waterfall! Make sure you have plenty of space on your camera to take photos of this amazing natural wonder!

Then we'll continue to Laxa river and Lake Myvatn area where we spend the day exploring the natural volcanic wonders. We'll enter the Rift zone and along the way you will see clear signs of past activity, as recent as 1975-84. Among the highlights are pseudocraters at Skutustadir, Dimmuborgir (The Dark Castle) and the solfatara field at Namaskard with its boiling mud pits and steam vents.

In summer months the Lake is teeming with bird life as various bird and duck species come nesting in the surroundings of the lake. There will also be with several possibilities for short (easy) hikes and a chance for a relaxing bath in the Nature Baths geothermal lagoon.

Accommodation in the area of Lake Myvatn or in Husavik.

Day 06
Egilsstadir

Husavik - Dettifoss - Egilsstadir - East fjords

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Enjoy a drive Tjornes peninsula today before we reach the northern tip of Jokulsargljufur national park. We'll enjoy a stop at Asbyrgi, a horseshoe shaped canyon, along the way.

Our journey we'll lead us south towards the Dettifoss - Europe's most powerful waterfall - before continuing east to through the desert land of Modrudalsoraefi. Along the way, enjoy views of Mt Herdubreid - considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland.

On our way further through Jokuldalur we'll enjoy the view of numerous waterfalls that drop down from the top of the hills. The drive goes through Egilsstadir and the day ends in the East fjords. Accommodation in the area.

Day 07
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

East Fjords - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park / Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Traveling along the East Fjords' coastal road towards Hofn, we'll explore the landscape of the Vatnajokull glacier and its outlets.

We'll arrive at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon where you can take an optional amphibian boat tour amongst the icebergs (admission not included). Here we are also within walking distance of the sea. If we're lucky, we might spot a seal near the shore or even in the lagoon.

The next stop will be Skaftafell national park - a green oasis surrounded by the glacier and the sands of glacial rivers. Here we have a chance for a walk through the park to Svartifoss waterfall. Overnight at a country hotel in the area of Skaftafell or Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Day 08
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

South Coast Tour

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

Even though we're nearing the end of our Iceland vacation there is still so much to see, especially on the South Coast!

As we travel southwest we'll cross the sands of glacial rivers and lava fields towards the village Kirkjubaejarklaustur and further to Vik.

Here we can observe the Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the black sandy beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. We'll stop at Reynisfjara beach or Dyrholaey and continue towards Solheimajokull glacier and make a stop at Skogar with the impressive Skogafoss waterfall.

At Thorvaldseyri we will visit the exhibition on the infamous volcano eruption of 2010. Further along the way another stop will be made at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and we end the day in in the area of Selfoss.

Day 09
Golden Circle

Golden Circle Tour

Hotel: Local hotel or similar

On our final day touring we'll enjoy one of the great highlights of Iceland: the Golden Circle Tour!

We'll begin with Gullfoss waterfall - the Golden Falls which drops in two cascades deep into the gorge of Hvita glacial river.

Next, we'll visit the Geysir geothermal area with an abundance of hot springs. Here we'll wait for the most active of the geysers, Strokkur, which spouts a steaming column of water into the air every 5-10 minutes.

Continuing past Lake Laugarvatn we introduce ourselves to Thingvellir National Park, the site of the first parliament, founded in 930. Thingvellir was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural value. The Lake with its surroundings is a place of great geological interest.

We'll end the day at our accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 10

Reykjavik Departure

Enjoy one last breakfast on your Iceland vacation before checking out and self-transferring to the airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 9-night hotel accommodation with private facilities
  • Coach with English speaking driver-guide as per itinerary (day 2 – day 9)
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Admission fee to Herring Era Museum
  • Admission fee to volcano exhibition at Thorvaldseyri
  • Professional English-speaking driver guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • All personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Admission to museums
  • Meals others than specified above
Special Notes

Pricing Info

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

* Tour prices are based on Icelandic Krona (ISK) and are converted into US Dollar (USD). Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

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    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.
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    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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