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Complete Iceland


Just as the name implies, this guided small group tour lets you experience Iceland completely, from the charming capital city, Reykjavík, to remote stretches of idyllic Icelandic nature. The route combines popular attractions along the famous Ring Road, like waterfalls, glaciers and volcanic formations, as well as the lesser-known gems of the West Fjords. Accommodations are included in Reykjavik and in numerous rural areas around the country. 100% guaranteed departures.
 

To book this tour please contact us.


  • Product: ISIGGG-14
  • Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Season: June - August
  • Departures 2017: See Useful Info tab
  • Price from: € 6166

Included

  • Transfer from KEF airport to Reykjavik on arrival
  • Accommodation (comfort) for 14 nights, includes breakfast
  • Dinners, as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guide, as per itinerary
  • Transportation in a premium mini-coach, as per itinerary
  • Entrance to the Icelandic Settlement Exhibition
  • Entrance to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave
  • Entrance to the Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum
  • Ferry from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur
  • Entrance to Hrafnseyri Museum
  • Entrance to the Arctic Fox Museum
  • Entrance to Litlibær Open-air Museum
  • Entrance to the Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft
  • Entrance to Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Entrance to Petra's Stone & Mineral Collection
  • Guided boat tour of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Entrance to the Iceland Erupts Volcano Centre in Þorvaldseyri
  • Entrance to Friðheimar Farm
  • Group information meeting with your tour guide
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to KEF airport on departure
  • Taxes & service fees

Not included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional activities – can be added on request
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees, unless otherwise stated
  • Any services not listed above as “Included”

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Snæfellsnes
  • Látrabjarg
  • Akureyri
  • Lake Mývatn
         
  • Vatnajökull
  • Westmann Islands
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir

Day 1: Arrival to Iceland and Reykjavik

On arrival at Keflavík Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within easy walking distance.

Spend the night in Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2: Treasures of West Iceland

Today we explore West Iceland and its diverse attractions. Our first stop is at Fossatún, where we are greeted by Drífa, a troll who is said to guard Tröllafoss [Troll Falls], a beautiful cascade of small waterfalls in Grímsá. We hike the Troll Trail, a short walk with pictures and statues of trolls  set among the gorgeous natural landscape.

Our next stop is Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. The hot spring is used to heat houses in the surrounding area and is so abundant that you will be bathing in the waters of this hotspring if you turn on a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius!

Onwards, the beautiful and unique Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Then, on our way to the Snæfellsjökull National Park, we will stop in Borgarnes where we will visit the Icelandic settlement exhibition.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in Snæfellsnes area.

Driving distance approx. 250 km / 155 mi. 

Highlights

  • Borgarnes
  • Grímsá
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Hraunfoss
  • Barnafoss

Day 3: Wonders of Snæfellssnes Peninsula

Without a doubt, the focal point of this area is Snæfellsjökull, the storied glacier believed by many to be one of Earth’s seven major energy centres. It was also the backdrop to Jules Verne’s famous novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth.”

We drive along the craggy peninsula and enjoy the charming hamlets of Búðir, Hellnar and Arnarstapi. Next is a visit to Djúpalónssandur, a pebble-filled beach with four “lifting stones” that were used in the olden days to test the strength of men seeking work on fishing boats. Do you have what it takes to lift the stones? From there it is possible to hike to the Dritvík Cove.

Our next stop is the Vatnshellir cave, 35 meters below the surface. The 8000-year-old cave provides a unique opportunity to view amazing colours and lava formations created by ancient eruptions.

We continue along the rugged coastline of the peninsula and encounter various small fishing villages like Hellissandur, Ólafsvík and Grundarfjordur with its landmark Kirkjufell Mountain. From Grundarfjöður we head to Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum, where you can taste Iceland’s traditional fermented shark... if you’re brave enough.

Spend the night in Snæfellsnes area.

Driving distance approx. 230 km / 143 mi.

Highlights

  • Snæfellsjökull
  • Búðir
  • Hellnar
  • Arnarstapi
  • Djúpalónssandur
  • Dritvík Cove
  • Vatnshellir Cove
  • Hellissandur
  • Ólafsvík
  • Grundarfjörður
  • Mt. Kirkjufell

Day 4: The Wonderful West Fjords

The morning begins with a ferry ride over the waters of breath-taking Breidafjörður to the West Fjords, one of the most beautiful, remote and unspoiled regions in Iceland. We disembark in Brjánslækur and continue our journey toward the picturesque beaches of Rauðisandur [Red Sands].

From there we take a scenic drive to Látrabjarg, Europe’s westernmost point and Iceland’s largest bird cliff at 14 km long and up to 440 metres high! Here you will have time to explore the incomparable scenery and get a close-up look at some of the country’s native cliff-dwelling birds, including puffins and razorbills.

Then we will drive to the sand mounds of Sauðlauksdalur, nicknamed the “Home of the Icelandic Potato,” and finally to the small fishing village Patreksfjörður.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in Patreksfjörður area.

Driving distance approx. 180 km / 112 mi.  

Highlights

  • Breiðarfjörður
  • Rauðisandur
  • Látrabjarg cliffs
  • Sauðlauksdalur
  • Patreksfjörður

Day 5: Dynjandi Waterfall & Ísafjörður

Today we continue our journey toward Ísafjörður, the “Capital of the West Fjords” and the largest settlement in the region. On route to our first stop, the impressive Dynjandi waterfall, we’ll drive through Bíldudalur, a charming fishing village.

Next it’s on to Hrafnseyri, where we visit a museum dedicated to Jón Sigurðsson, who was influential in Iceland’s battle for independence. Dýrafjörður is the next stop for the day, where we will find the trail of the Viking Saga hero Gisli Súrsson as well as the Skrúður botanical garden, the oldest in Iceland and one of the northernmost in the world.

Our final destination for the day is Ísafjörður where you‘ll see some of the most historic houses in Iceland, dating back to the mid-18th century.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in the Ísafjörður area.

Driving distance approx. 176 km / 109 mi.

Highlights

  • Ísafjörður
  • Dynjandi
  • Bíldudalur
  • Hrafnseyri
  • Dýrafjörður

Day 6: Fjord Scenery & Natural Serenity

Today’s journey is characterized by seemingly endless dramatic fjords and towering mountains, as we drive the tranquil, remote West Fjords on our way to Hólmavík. On the way we will stop at the Arctic Fox Museum, where you can learn more about the only native land mammal in Iceland, and the rustic old farmstead of Litlibær, which now serves as an open air museum. Once in Hólmavík, we will visit the Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum and the Sorcerer’s Cottage. 

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in the Hólmavík area.

Driving distance approx. 220 km / 137 mi.

Highlights

  • Hólmavík

Day 7: Icelandic Horses & Fortresses

Today we journey to Skagafjörður, a picturesque valley known for its abundance of Icelandic horses.

Sights along the way include Glaumbær, the Borgarvirki natural fortress and folk museum, Víðimýri Turf Church and the countless mounds of Vatnsdalshólar.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area

Driving distance approx. 250 km / 155 mi.

Highlights

  • Skagafjörður

Day 8: Akureyri

Today we continue on to Akureyri, the friendly ‘capital of north Iceland’ situated in Eyjafjörður. Akureyri is a charming town with a variety of interesting shops and museums as well as another of the world's northernmost botanical gardens. There we will have lunch  and explore the welcoming city, museums, cafés and surroundings.

We’ll depart Akureyri for a visit to Goðafoss (the waterfall of the Gods) on our way to the enchanting Lake Mývatn. Later on, we take a dip in the soothing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, the perfect way to relax after a full day of sightseeing.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night Lake Mývatn area.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.  

Highlights

  • Akureyri
  • Goðafoss
  • Lake Mývatn

Day 9: Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

We start the day by driving to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Here we will visit the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon, which, according to legend, was formed when the eight-legged horse of the Norse god Odin stomped down onto the earth.

In the afternoon we will drive to Húsavík, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.  You can relax and stroll around the harbour or perhaps join one of the excellent whale watching tours (optional) that the town is known for. Dinner will also be on your own this evening in the village.

Spend another night Lake Mývatn area.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi. 

Highlights

  • Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
  • Húsavík
  • Ásbyrgi

Day 10: Lunar landscapes of Lake Mývatn & the Enchanting East Fjords

We continue exploring the otherworldly Mývatn area, a hotbed of volcanic landscapes such as the Námaskarð Pass, the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, the Dimmuborgir lava formations and Mt. Krafla, one of Iceland’s most interesting volcanoes.

We then head to East Iceland where we end the day in the area of Egilsstaðir. Here you will find Lagafljót, the lake habitat of a legendary giant worm, and Hallormsstaðarskógur, the largest wooded area in Iceland.

Spend the night in the Egilsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður area.

Driving distance approx. 165 km / 102 mi.  

Highlights

  • Mývatn area
  • Námaskarð pass
  • Skútustaðagígar
  • Dimmuborgir Lava
  • Mt. Krafla
  • Egilsstaðir

Day 11: Tranquil Fjords

Today’s drive in East Iceland takes you through tranquil fishing villages, spectacular fjords and sweeping landscapes. Anyone who enjoys offbeat attractions – particularly geology buffs or garden enthusiasts – will enjoy Petra’s Mineral Collection in Stöðvarfjörður, a small museum of found natural objects and mineral rocks started as a personal hobby by a local resident.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in the Höfn area.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.  


Highlights

  • Stöðvarfjörður

Day 12: Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell National Park 

We head south to the picturesque Jökulsárlón, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour. Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the wonders of Skaftafell, part of Vatnajökull Skaftafell National Park, situated among the tongues of the Vatnajökull Glacier. There are many interesting hiking trails in Skaftafell, including one to the waterfall Svartifoss, which drops from the edge of a wide cliff of stunning basalt columns.

Enjoy a group dinner (either buffet or set menu) with your fellow travellers.

Spend the night in Skaftafell/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.  

Highlights

  • Jökulsárlón
  • Skaftafell
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Svartifoss

Day 13: Cliffs & Waterfalls

Today we experience the country’s beautiful south coast. Sights along the way include the spectacular black sands and rock formations of Vík and the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. We visit the stunning Skógafoss waterfall and then continue to the Volcano Visitor Centre at the Þorvaldseyri farm, we will browse the exhibit about the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its impact on local residents.

The final stop of the day is the fairy-tale like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the flowing cascade into the mist.

Spend the night in Hvolsvöllur area.

Driving distance approx. 165 km / 102 mi.  

Highlights

  • Vík
  • Mýrdalsjökull
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss

Day 14: Wonders of the Golden Circle & Geothermal Farm Visit

Today we travel to the Friðheimar farm, where we’ll get to taste geothermally-grown tomatoes from their greenhouse.

After this delicious stop we visit some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland, including the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs. We continue to the Gullfoss waterfall, “The Golden Waterfall” and the beautiful Þingvellir National Park. This romantic park, which has been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site, is an ancient assembly site of the Vikings, set in the picturesque area of vast lava fields, a tranquil lake and deep gorges.

We close out the circle around Iceland by heading back to Reykjavik.

Spend the night in Reykjavik.

Driving distance approx. 250 km.

Highlights

  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir National Park

Day 15: Departure Day

When it’s time to depart, you will transfer from the hotel to Keflavik Airport transfer by bus about three hours before your flight. If your departure is in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport.

Note: If you are interested in extending your stay, we can book extra night and activities in the Reykjavík area or even combine this tour with a visit to Greenland or our other Nordic destinations.

Note: The professional guide for each of our tours is very experienced with Iceland‘s weather conditions. In rare cases, due to bad weather or other unpredictable events, the guide reserves the right to alter routes, departure times or other parts of the itinerary to ensure the best experience for the group.

Thanks to our extensive network of trusted suppliers, we can accommodate travelers of all needs and interests according to location, group size and budget. 

Our hand-picked selection of accommodations in Iceland includes hotels, guesthouses, hostels, farmhouse B&B, cottages and more.
 

Comfort
Well-appointed comfort hotels include rooms with private shower/bath and WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Many hotels in this category have an on-site restaurant.

Availability of accommodation

Please note that although we have included specific accommodations within our holiday packages, these may be subject to change.

Due to high demand in the busy summer months (June-August), the selection of accommodations may be limited in some of Iceland‘s more remote rural areas. Therefore, we reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard.

BOOKING INFORMATION

To book this tour please contact us.

If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.

2017 DEPARTURES

  • 03.06.2017
  • 01.07.2017
  • 29.07.2017

Note: Triple rooms are not available in this tour, only single and double rooms. Please contact us for booking assistance if your travelling party contains three or more people.

Group size: Maximum group size is 16 participants.

Other:

  • This tour is not recommended for families with young children
  • Extra nights can be added by request; contact us for details

BOOKING AND CONFIRMATION
After booking a holiday package with Icelandguest.com, you will be contacted by email within two working days by your designated travel consultant, who will assist with your booking and serve as your point of contact for any travel needs during your stay. The email will include the full name and direct contact information for your travel consultant along with information about your booking, payment and what to expect during your holiday. 

Booking of at least three weeks prior to departure is recommended. 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
For all bookings, we provide the following travel documents: 

  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary

 

DELIVERY OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Travel documents will be delivered as follows:

  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email
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