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Iceland Complete


This comprehensive tour takes you on a circle around Iceland, highlighting the country’s fascinating culture, heritage and nature with the expertise of a local guide. Starting and ending in Reykjavik, the lively capital city, this journey offers new discoveries each day, from the amazing phenomena and historical significance of the Golden Circle sights to the unique flora and fauna of Lake Mývatn.

Accommodation is provided in comfortable guesthouses or hotels and daily driving distances are moderate.


  • Product: ISIGGG-02
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Season: May - Sep
  • Price from: € 1693
  • Departure: Mondays & Wednesdays

Included

  • 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board: 5 dinners in the countryside from Day 2 – Day 8 (dinner in Akureyri not included)
  • All transportation according to itinerary from Day 2 – Day 8
  • English/Scandinavian or English/French speaking professional tour guide from Day 2- Day 8
  • Entrance to Petra's stone collection
  • Entrance to Sigurgeir's Bird Museum
  • Entrance to Laufás Folk Museum, includes refreshments
  • Entrance to horse show in Skagafjörður
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Jökulsárlón
         
  • East Fjords
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Akureyri
  • Skagafjörður
  • Þingvellir


Day 1: Arrival to Reykjavik

Arrive to Keflavík Airport in Iceland. For transportation to your accommodation in central Reykjavik, we recommend a bus transfer from Keflavik Airport. After arriving to the city and storing your luggage, we suggest a stroll around the colorful city center, with visits to some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a great selection of diverse restaurants to tempt your taste buds.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2: Golden Circle & South Coast

To kick off our guided tour, we start the day with a short sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. From there, we head past Hveragerði, a town surrounded by steaming vents, on our way to the attractions along the popular Golden Circle route. There, we’ll visit Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot springs area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur geysers and numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pots. We then continue along the beautiful South Coast towards Vík, with stops to admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and the Dyrhólaey nature reserve.*

Spend the night in the Vík area of South Iceland.

Note: The Dyrhólaey cliffs are closed to visitors during puffin nesting season from late May - June 23rd.

Highlights

  • Hveragerði
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Vík

Day 3: Volcanic Plains & Icebergs

Our journey today takes us across the Eldhraun lava field, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. We then head over the vast sand plains of Skeiðarársandur to beautiful Skaftafell National Park and onwards to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to see the maze of floating icebergs. Throughout the day we’ll have magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

Spend the night in the Höfn area of Southeast Iceland.

Highlights

  • Eldhraun
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Skeiðarársandur
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Höfn

Day 4: Gems of the East Fjords

Leaving the town of Höfn, we drive over the mountain pass of Almannaskarð, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. We then continue on the zigzagging road through the towering mountains of the magnificent East Fjords, with a few breaks along the way at charming fishing villages. Further ahead at Stöðvarfjörður we’ll pay a visit to Petra’s Mineral Collection, an exhibition of Icelandic stones and minerals at the personal home of local resident and avid collector Petra Sveinsdóttir.

Spend the night in the Egilsstaðir area of East Iceland.

Highlights

  • Almannaskarð
  • East Fjords
  • Petra’s Mineral Collection
  • Egilsstaðir

Day 5: Magical Mývatn

Today, we cross the vastness of the Möðrudalsöræfi highland desert plateau as we head towards Lake Mývatn, an area known for its moonlike landscapes and unique ecosystem. There, we’ll visit the vibrantly colored Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir along with the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the salmon-filled river of Laxá. We’ll also visit Sigurgeir's Bird Museum to learn more about Mývatn’s diverse birdlife, which contains more species of ducks than any other place on Earth.

Spend the night in the beautiful Mývatn area of Northeast Iceland.

Highlights

  • Möðrudalsöræfi
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Námaskarð pass
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Skútustaðir craters
  • Laxá River
  • Sigurgeir's Bird Museum

Day 6: Capital of North Iceland

The day begins with a visit to the spectacular Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm at the Laufás Folk Museum before continuing to Akureyri, the “Capital of North Iceland” and the largest city outside of the capital area. Here, we’ll have free time for a stroll through the charming city center, which has some of Iceland’s finest old buildings, beautifully restored to their original glory.

Spend the night in central Akureyri in North Iceland.

Highlights

  • Goðafoss
  • Laufás Folk Museum
  • Akureyri

Day 7: The Icelandic Horse

Making our way through majestic mountains and narrow passes, we’ll arrive to the scenic Skagafjörður area for an introduction to the small but hardy Icelandic horse, one of the purest breeds of horses in the world. Continuing onwards, we’ll pass through the village of Blönduós on the banks of the Blandá River, a popular salmon fishing site, before crossing the Holtavörðuheiði plateau on our way towards the town of Borgarnes.

Spend the night in the Borgarnes area of West Iceland.

Highlights

  • Skagafjörður
  • Horse show
  • Borgarnes

Day 8: Closing the Loop

Today, we'll finish our circle of Iceland by returning to Reykjavík. On the way, we'll visit Deildartunguhver, the most voluminous hot springs in Europe, before continuing over the Kaldidalur mountain pass to Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Back in Reykjavik you can enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish, perhaps with a visit to one of the city’s best restaurants—a fitting way to make the most of your last night in Iceland.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Deildartunguhver hot springs
  • Þingvellir
  • Reykjavík

Day 9: Departure

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland after your adventures around the island. We recommend transferring to Keflavík Airport by Flybus in time for your check-in. If your flight is in the afternoon, a great way to spend the morning is with a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon.

 

Group Accommodation Details

The accommodation on this tour includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.

PRICES & BOOKING INFORMATION

All prices listed are per person and in Euros (EUR).
 
To check availability and prices of room combinations other than what is listed below, click book now. If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.

Price per person in May & September 2015

1 Adult 2 Adults
Prices € 2233 € 1693

Price per person from June - August 2015

1 Adult 2 Adults
Prices € 2626 € 1994

Departures

  • July 01, 2015 | English  - SOLD OUT
  • July 06, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • July 08, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • July 13, 2015 | English - GUARANTEED
  • July 15, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • July 20, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • July 22, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • July 27, 2015 | English  - SOLD OUT
  • July 29, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • August 03, 2015 | English - GUARANTEED
  • August 05, 2015 | English  - SOLD OUT
  • August 12, 2015 | English - GUARANTEED
  • August 19, 2015 | English - GUARANTEED
  • August 26, 2015 | English  - SOLD OUT
  • September 02, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • September 09, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT
  • September 16, 2015 | English - SOLD OUT

Included

  • 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board: 5 dinners in the countryside from Day 2 – Day 8 (dinner in Akureyri not included)
  • All transportation according to itinerary from Day 2 – Day 8
  • English/Scandinavian or English/French speaking professional tour guide from Day 2- Day 8
  • Entrance to Petra's stone collection
  • Entrance to Sigurgeir's Bird Museum
  • Entrance to Laufás Folk Museum, includes refreshments
  • Entrance to horse show in Skagafjörður
  • Taxes and service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Transport to/from airport in Iceland (Flybus recommended)
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants/bars in Reykjavik and Akureyri
  • Lunches during guided tour
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
  • Optional day tours or activities
  • Personal travel insurance

Other

  • Maximum number of passengers is 42, and minimum number of passengers is 8 (note: minimum number is 2 passengers for the guaranteed departures).
  • The activity level of this tour is easy, and is suitable for all travelers.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary needs (vegan, food intolerances, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate them.
  • Please note that due to weather and road conditions, the itinerary may be subject to change.
  • All tour guides speak English, and some tours are conducted in both English and Scandinavian or English and French. Please see the information in “Departures” for details.
  • For departure dates other than those listed on this site, please contact us for availability. Private tours are also available at an additional cost.
  • Extra nights in Reykjavik can be added on request

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 four 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

Optional activities (at extra cost)

  • Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon
  • Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Mývatn, Nature Baths
  • Horse riding (ca 1 hour)
  • Whale watching tour with Sea Angling
  • Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure
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