Iceland Complete

Come join us on our best-selling Ring Road tour!


Iceland Land Tours
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You’ll visit all the main attractions of the legendary Ring Road. You’ll find this classic circle tour provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and great value.

Duration: 9 days
Starts: Reykjavik, Iceland
Ends: Reykjavik, Iceland
Language: English Speaking Voyage


Included


If you want to see the best of Iceland and enjoy great value, this is your trip! You’ll have a complete overview of “must-see“ Ring Road attractions such as the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss. You’ll see the amazing diversity of Iceland’s landscapes from volcanoes to glaciers to fjords to thundering waterfalls. We’ve also included some great experiences that show you Iceland’s unique culture and geology.

Each morning, your tour coach will depart from the hotel after breakfast, and your tour vehicle will generally arrive at your next night’s accommodation in the late afternoon. Each day there generally will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop.

There are two versions of this tour:
Classical motor coach tour – our traditional version reflecting a great price and value (maximum size: 36 participants).
Small group tour*- Enjoy the maximum comfort and convenience of a smaller group size. (maximum size: 16 participants).
*Small group size departure dates are: April 21; May 5; June 9, 23; July 14; August 9; September 15

New for Summer 2021
As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviður, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF)
Even more flexibility – we offer a version of this tour without pre/post nights in Reykjavik. Contact us for details and prices
Even more seat space – you have the option during your tour to purchase the seat next to you as an open seat. Summer 2021 Price: EUR 40 per person per day (valid for tours with maximum size greater than 16 participants)
New experiences for you, including a visit to a microbrewery

Highlights
Let us provide you with an excellent overview of Iceland and its unique wonders
We’ll take you to view first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn nature reserve
Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with authentic local activities and delicious dinners– great experiences that also add great value
Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

Important
Safe travel with Iceland Travel

Iceland is a clean, safe country with plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy our incredible natural landscapes.
Icelanders are looking forward to show you their beautiful homeland! They take their responsibility as proud local hosts very seriously, and that includes making sure your trip is safe and relaxing. They are implementing the advice of international and Icelandic health authorities as a part of their tour operations.

You’re in good hands with this guides/drivers
We’ve given our hand-picked guides and drivers thorough health and safety instructions and procedures for your tour.
Your tour vehicle will have hand sanitizer dispensers on board that your driver will make sure are filled regularly.
At the end of each day your driver will wipe down the tour vehicle’s seats and interior with sanitizers.
Most importantly, we want you to have a fantastic Icelandic experience! Relax, breathe the clean Icelandic air, and enjoy the insights and commentary of your licensed guide as you travel through Iceland’s beautiful landscapes. Come join us in Iceland!

Additional Important Information
The operator reserves the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
Please check the “Program Details“ section in your travel documents to see which your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival
Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Tjornin The Sun Voyager Perlan The Blue Lagoon

Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group on the evening of Day 1 according to the standard “Iceland Complete” itinerary.

If you cannot make the information meeting on Day 1 you will meet your guide on Day 2 in the lobby of your hotel in the morning. Please check the “Services“ section in your travel documents to see how to meet your guide at the start of the tour


Arrival at the Keflavik airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time.

If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We’d be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Optional Tours:
Airport transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik
Airport transfer: Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Private airport transfer
Private Airport Transfer via the Blue Lagoon

Day 2: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik
Highlights: Hveragerdi Geysir Gullfoss Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Dyrholaey

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Approximate Driving Distance: 325 km / 202 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:45am (Please be in the lobby with your luggage, ready for a great day in South Iceland!
After a quick introduction to our home city of Reykjavik, head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi and then on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to Vik, Iceland’s southern-most town.

Dinner and overnight in the Vik area.

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.

Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn
Highlights: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Skaftafell National Park Vatnajokull

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier
Approximate Driving Distance: 285 km / 177 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You’ll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.
Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you’ll enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Make sure that camera is charged and ready! Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea.

Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try some for yourself!

Day 4: Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir
Highlights: Hofn Reydarfjordur Faskrudsfjordur Egilsstadir

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Local Microbrewery
Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km / 162 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We’re sure you’ll love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small town, as well as see how great beer is made. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area also has an excellent reputation for locally sourced cuisine, and you’ll enjoy some of it at dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn Area
Highlights: Dettifoss Myvatn Krafla Dimmuborgir Hverfjall

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland
Approximate Driving Distance: 255 km / 158 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It’s such a surreal experience!
Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa salmon river. You will probably see why this area has become so popular for film producers.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur
Highlights: Dimmuborgir Godafoss Akureyri Trollaskagi – Troll Peninsula Siglufjordur

“Waterfall of the Gods” – Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula
Approximate Driving Distance: 220 km / 137 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. The name means “Dark Citadels“ in Icelandic, and they certainly look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit.
After leaving Myvatn your group will visit magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of the most important symbols of North Iceland. You’ll also peek into the past with a visit to the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. Afterwards, you’ll see Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, you’ll continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and its black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur town, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. You may even recognize some of the buildings; the town was a filming location for the popular Icelandic thriller series Trapped. The town is actually a relaxing and friendly place, and it’s lovely to spend an evening soaking in the hot tubs of your hotel while enjoying the scenic fjord views.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.

Day 7: Skagafjordur – Borgarnes
Highlights: Borgarnes The Herring Era Museum Skagafjordur Fjord

Historical Museum – Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Approximate Driving Distance: 310 km / 193 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time.
Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. This is a part of Iceland known mentioned in the ancient Viking tale, Vatnsdaela Saga. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its diverse types of scenery and its Viking history.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

Day 8: Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Highlights: Hraunfossar Barnafoss Deildartunguhver

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Approximate Driving Distance: 205 km / 127 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit some of the beautiful natural wonders of Borgarfjordur. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colors. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall.
Drive through the scenic and mountain lined Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Afterwards, head to Reykjavik for a last night in the colorful capital city, where your guide bids you farewell.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Day 9: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice
Highlights: Perlan Reykjavik Esja Reykjavik City Museum Laugardalur

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!

Optional Tours
You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 8: Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor – Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour
Day 1, Day 8, Day 9: Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice Not Included: Swimsuit rental
You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon.
Day 3: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat
Day 3: Evening SuperJeep or Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier – Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3,5 hours | Includes: 1 hour guided SuperJeep or 1 hour guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snowmobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves
Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. | Not Included: Swimsuit rental
Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn – Discover Myvatn’s nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Tjornin The Sun Voyager Perlan The Blue Lagoon

Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group on the evening of Day 1 according to the standard “Iceland Complete” itinerary.

If you cannot make the information meeting on Day 1 you will meet your guide on Day 2 in the lobby of your hotel in the morning. Please check the “Services“ section in your travel documents to see how to meet your guide at the start of the tour


Arrival at the Keflavik airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time.

If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We’d be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Optional Tours:
Airport transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik
Airport transfer: Arrival via Blue Lagoon
Private airport transfer
Private Airport Transfer via the Blue Lagoon

Day 2: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik
Highlights: Hveragerdi Geysir Gullfoss Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Dyrholaey

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Approximate Driving Distance: 325 km / 202 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:45am (Please be in the lobby with your luggage, ready for a great day in South Iceland!
After a quick introduction to our home city of Reykjavik, head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi and then on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to Vik, Iceland’s southern-most town.

Dinner and overnight in the Vik area.

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.

Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn
Highlights: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Skaftafell National Park Vatnajokull

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier
Approximate Driving Distance: 285 km / 177 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You’ll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.
Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you’ll enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Make sure that camera is charged and ready! Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea.

Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try some for yourself!

Day 4: Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir
Highlights: Hofn Reydarfjordur Faskrudsfjordur Egilsstadir

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Local Microbrewery
Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km / 162 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We’re sure you’ll love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small town, as well as see how great beer is made. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area also has an excellent reputation for locally sourced cuisine, and you’ll enjoy some of it at dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn Area
Highlights: Dettifoss Myvatn Krafla Dimmuborgir Hverfjall

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland
Approximate Driving Distance: 255 km / 158 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It’s such a surreal experience!
Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa salmon river. You will probably see why this area has become so popular for film producers.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur
Highlights: Dimmuborgir Godafoss Akureyri Trollaskagi – Troll Peninsula Siglufjordur

“Waterfall of the Gods” – Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula
Approximate Driving Distance: 220 km / 137 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. The name means “Dark Citadels“ in Icelandic, and they certainly look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit.
After leaving Myvatn your group will visit magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of the most important symbols of North Iceland. You’ll also peek into the past with a visit to the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. Afterwards, you’ll see Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, you’ll continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and its black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur town, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. You may even recognize some of the buildings; the town was a filming location for the popular Icelandic thriller series Trapped. The town is actually a relaxing and friendly place, and it’s lovely to spend an evening soaking in the hot tubs of your hotel while enjoying the scenic fjord views.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.

Day 7: Skagafjordur – Borgarnes
Highlights: Borgarnes The Herring Era Museum Skagafjordur Fjord

Historical Museum – Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Approximate Driving Distance: 310 km / 193 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time.
Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. This is a part of Iceland known mentioned in the ancient Viking tale, Vatnsdaela Saga. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its diverse types of scenery and its Viking history.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

Day 8: Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Highlights: Hraunfossar Barnafoss Deildartunguhver

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Approximate Driving Distance: 205 km / 127 miles

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit some of the beautiful natural wonders of Borgarfjordur. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colors. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall.
Drive through the scenic and mountain lined Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Afterwards, head to Reykjavik for a last night in the colorful capital city, where your guide bids you farewell.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Day 9: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice
Highlights: Perlan Reykjavik Esja Reykjavik City Museum Laugardalur

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!

Optional Tours
You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 8: Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor – Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour
Day 1, Day 8, Day 9: Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice Not Included: Swimsuit rental
You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon.
Day 3: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat
Day 3: Evening SuperJeep or Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier – Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3,5 hours | Includes: 1 hour guided SuperJeep or 1 hour guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snowmobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves
Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. | Not Included: Swimsuit rental
Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn – Discover Myvatn’s nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet


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© Promote Iceland
© Promote Iceland


INCLUSIONS

Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
Information meeting with your guide at the hotel on day 1
Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 8
Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
4 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2,4, -7)
1 Icelandic dinner buffet (Day 5)
Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)*
Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments (Day 6)
Horse Show in Skagafjordur (Day 7)
Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (Day 7)
Great photo stops
Seat rotation during the tour
Customer care service during office hours
24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

EXCLUSIONS

Breakfast on arrival day
International airfare
Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
Guaranteed late check-out
Any service not specifically listed under “included”


* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
** All prices will be re-confirmed by email at the time of booking.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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