Spectacular Iceland
11 days from Reykjavik

Features and Inclusions

  • 10 nights accommodation with private facilities

  • 10 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches (day 5 & 7) and 4 3-course dinners (Day 4,5,8 & 9)

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by FLYBUS

  • Fully escorted 9-day bus tour with an English speaking guide

  • Visit to 2 National Parks

  • Bird Watching Cruise on Breidafjordur Fjord

  • Entrance with towel to the "Secret Lagoon" in Fludir

  • Admission to Skogar Folk Museum and turf houses

  • Boat trip on glacial lagoon

  • Introduction to the Icelandic Horse

  • Average of 1-2 hours easy to moderate hiking per day

  • 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.

  • Tour will operate with a maximum of 30 passengers

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Preferred Hotels

*Standard Hotels*

Fosshotel Reykjavik (first & last night)

Hotel Husafell (2 nights)

Kerlingarfjoll Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

Stracta Hotel Hella (2 nights)

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (2 nights)

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Preferred Hotels

*Superior Hotels*

Fosshotel Reykjavik (first & last night with panoramic views)

Hotel Husafell (2 nights in deluxe room)

Kerlingarfjoll Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

Stracta Hotel Hella (2 nights in studio room)

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (2 nights in deluxe room)

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

June 21

July 1

July 5

July 15

July 19

July 29

August 2

August 12

August 16

August 26

August 30

September 9

In Standard Accommodation

Per Person In Twin

$ 3650.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 1330.00

In Superior Accommodation 

Per Person In Twin

$ 4225.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 1790.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1, Tuesday: 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, Wednesday: Bird Watching Cruise & Volcano Hike

We travel to West Iceland for a 2-hour bird watching cruise between the uncountable islands of Breiđarfjörđur bay. In the afternoon we follow the beautiful coastline of the Snćfellsnes Peninsula and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. Next stop is at Europe's most powerful hot spring. We spend 2 nights in Húsafell, West Iceland. (B,O)

 

Day 3, Thursday: Waterfalls & Optional Ice Cave Tour

We visit the magnificent Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Afternoon free for optional activities. You can join a hike with your guide or an optional, once-in-a-lifetime tour to visit the man-made ice tunnel and caves located on one of Europe's largest glaciers, Langjökull. (B,O)

 

Day 4, Friday: Highlands Roads, National Park & Geysers

The gravel mountain road Kaldidalur takes us to Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an area of exceptional geological and historical interest. Further east we visit the famous Geysir, the most energetic spouting hot spring in Iceland. We stay 2 nights at the Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Lodge, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. (B,O)

 

Day 5, Saturday: Exploring the Interior Highlands of Iceland

The Kerlingarfjöll mountain massif is colorful and rich in contrasts with its peaks and valleys, glaciers and snowfields and all that lively geothermal activity, tempting both hikers and photographers alike. We hike about 2 hours and discover fuming steam vents, boiling mud pots and hot streams close to snow and ice. In the afternoon we travel to Hveravellir or "The Hot Spring Fields", which appear like an oasis in this vast and barren highlands of Central Iceland. It is awesome sitting in a natural hot pool in the wilderness, in between two of Iceland's glaciers, surrounded by multi-colored boiling mud pools, huffing and puffing fumaroles and spectacular azure hot springs. (B,O)

 

Day 6, Sunday: Land of Water and Lava

Our first stop is at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. Afterwards we soak and relax in the "Secret Lagoon", a natural geothermal spring. We continue alongside the Hekla volcano and visit the Hjálparfoss waterfall in Ţjórsárdalur valley. Nearby we explore the Viking farm at Stöng and enjoy a leisurely hike to Gjáin, a green oasis in an otherwise rocky, barren moonlike landscape. We spend 2 nights in Hella, South Iceland. (B,O)

 

Day 7, Monday: Landmannalaugar

Today we explore a different part of the interior highlands of Iceland. Landmannalaugar is a paradise of raw nature, shapes and colours. We hike in a spectacular region with rough lava fields, hot springs and fascinating rhyolite mountains with an incredible spectrum of colors. There is also a natural geothermal stream where you can enjoy a hot bath. (B,O)

 

Day 8, Tuesday: South Iceland

On the way towards Vatnajökull National Park we see two famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and Iceland's past comes alive at the Skógar folk museum with its turf houses. At the seaside, you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs in Vík. We spend 2 nights at Hotel Glacier Lagoon. (B,O)

 

Day 9, Wednesday: Vatnajokull National Park & Glacier Lagoon

Skaftafell area has a lot to offer for nature lovers. In the morning you may join a hike to Svartifoss waterfall with your tour guide or participate in an optional glacier walk on Svínafellsjökull glacier. In the afternoon we visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and enjoy a boat ride amongst the floating icebergs. (B,O)

 

Day 10, Thursday: Canyon & Horses

On our way back to Reykjavík we hike along Fjađrárgljúfur, a spectacular and massive canyon which has sheer walls, and is somewhat serpentine and narrow. Next stop is Reynisfjara, a black pebble beach that features amazing cliffs of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid. Before we arrive in Iceland's capital we enjoy a show featuring the Icelandic horse. (B,O)

 

Day 11, Friday: Departure Home

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

EASY HIKING: The Spectacular Iceland Tour is accessible and suitable to all those with good health and those who are able to walk/hike 2-3 hours without much carrying on narrow nature trails. Some trails may take you over boulder fields or loose rock slopes, over small streams and on some steep slopes. Hiking in Iceland offers an amazing variety of terrain along the way. This tours is based on short daily hiking of 1-2 hours, 1-5 km and with an elevation from 100-600 meters. The walks will be easy pace and allow enough time to take photos.


NOTE:

•Total mileage in 9 days is about 1.935 km (1.197 miles) which is an average of 215 km (133 miles) per day. You spend about 3 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days, especially in the interior highlands, the driving might be longer than on some other days. 
•Most hotels offer standard, superior and deluxe rooms, accept the Kerlingarfjöll mountain lodge offers only basic standard rooms. All rooms offer private facilities.

 

 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight    gitsj58

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