Iceland Country Life
9 days Escorted Tour from Reykjavik, Borgarfjordur, Snaefellsnes, Eyjafjordur 

Features and Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation with private facilities

  • 7 day fully escorted tour with an English Speaking guide

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)

  • 8 breakfast and 6 3-course dinners

  • Visit to 2 National Parks

  • Whale Watching (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

  • Tour will operate with a minimum of 8 people. Maximum group size is 28 passengers.

  • 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 on the spot.

  • Prices are subject to change due to the rise/fall of the ISK to USD

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Preferred Hotels

Reykjavik

Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar 

West Iceland:

Fosshotel Reykholt or similar

North Iceland:

Fosshotel Husavik or similar

East Iceland:

Hallormsstadur or similar

Southeast Iceland:

Skaftafell or similar

South Iceland:

Ork or similar

 

Departures and Prices 2017

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

June 3

June 11

June 17

June 25

July 1

July 9

July 15

July 23

July 29

August 6

August 12

August 20

August 26

September 3

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 3830.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 1110.00

 

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

September 9

September 17

September 23

October 1

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 3600.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 1116.00

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Welcome to Iceland

The Flybus shuttle brings you from Keflavík International airport to Reykjavík where you spend the first night in Iceland. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own. (O)

Day 2, Sunday: Land of Sagas

After a Reykjavík city tour head north from Iceland’s capital to West Iceland where we 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 Hvítá. End the day with Icelandic history at the cultural site at Reykholt. Overnight is in West Iceland. (B,O)

 

Day 3, Monday: From West to North

The day starts with climbing a volcano crater within an old lava field in West Iceland. Afterwards we will travel through the fertile farmlands and fjord landscapes of Northwest Iceland, with a visit to the beautiful town of Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest city. Then stop at Gođafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods,” before reaching our accommodation in Northeast Iceland where we stay for the next two nights.  (B,O)

 

Day 4, Tuesday: Whale Watching, Geological Wonders & Nature Baths

The day begins out to sea with a 3 hour whale watching cruise from Húsavík (weather permitting). We tour the Lake Mývatn 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. There will be a stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir and soak at the Mývatn Nature Baths. (B,O)

 

Day 5, Wednesday: From North to East

We start today by exploring the geothermal area of Námaskarđ and seeing the impacts of volcanic activity at Krafla. Then we travel to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. From there we head through the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland, where the night is spent. (B,O)

 

Day 6, Thursday: Fjords, Glacier & Ice

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’ll see Vatnajökull - Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we’ll stop for a boat ride amongst the floating icebergs on the glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón. The night will be spent near Skaftafell on the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park. (B,O)

 

Day 7, Friday: Vatnajokull National Park & the South

Visit Skaftafell at the Vatnajökull National Park, covered by ice and nestled below Iceland’s highest mountain, the 2110 meter Hvannadalshnjúkur. Then cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach and bird cliffs near the village of Vík. Iceland’s past comes alive at the Skógar Folk museum with its turf houses. Overnight in South Iceland.  (B,O)

 

Day 8, Saturday: Ring the Golden Circle to Reykjavik

We will see classics today. Start with a horse show that introduces the unique qualities of Iceland’s special breed. Follow this with Golden Circle sights: Gullfoss the beautiful double “Golden Falls”; the active geothermal area of Geysir, where we can see Strokkur “the churn” spout up to 25 meters (70 feet) every five to seven minutes. A visit to ancient Viking Parliament area of Ţingvellir National Park tops it off before returning to Reykjavík. (B,O)

 

Day 9, Sunday: Departure Home

The Flybus airport shuttle picks you up at your hotel and takes you to Keflavik airport. (B)

 

 


B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight   
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