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Natural Wonders


This guided small group tour takes you on a classic route around the island, with an emphasis on Icelandic nature. Each day of this journey offers unique insights into the culture, new adventures and a fascinating diversity of landscapes. Starting from Reykjavik, an experienced local guide will take you to Iceland’s most talked about attractions along with some hidden gems you may not find in the guidebooks!  100% Guaranteed Departures.


  • Product: ISIGGG-01
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Season: 24 May - 14 September
  • Price from: € 1956
  • 2015 Departures:
    23.05 – 31.05 2015
    06.06 – 14.06 2015 
    13.06 – 21.06.2015
    20.06 – 28.06 2015
    27.06 – 05.07 2015 
    04.07 – 12.07 2015
    11.07 – 19.07 2015
    18.07 – 26.07 2015
    25.07 – 02.08 2015 
    01.08 – 09.08 2015 
    08.08 – 16.08 2015
    05.09 – 13.09 2015
    19.09 – 27.09 2015

Included

  • Meet and greet plus transfer from Keflavík Airport on arrival
  • 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • 5 evening dinners

  • Professional English-speaking guidance from Day 2 to Day 8

  • Transportation in a high-quality van with free Wi-Fi from Day 2 to Day 

  • Entrance to Friðheimar Farm

  • Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum

  • Entrance to the Volcano Centre at Þorvaldseyri

  • Boat tour at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

  • Transfer by bus to Keflavik Airport on departure

  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Þingvellir
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Jökulsárlón
         
  • Skaftafell
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Ásbyrgi
  • Akureyri

Day 1 - Arrival to Iceland and Reykjavik

On arrival at Keflavik 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 an easy walk.

Spend the night at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2 - Golden Circle and Geothermal Farm Visit

This morning you and your fellow travellers will be picked up by your guide. Then the first leg of our journey takes us around the Golden Circle, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland. 

Starting at the UNSESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park, we will see the site of the ancient assembly grounds as well as the visible rift where two tectonic plates are slowly separating. We will also visit the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area, where the Strokkur geyser spouts hot water every few minutes. The last stop in this area will be at the Friðheimar farm, where we’ll get to taste geothermally-grown tomatoes from their greenhouse.

To celebrate our first dinner together as a group, we will head to the charming seaside village of Stokkseyri for a delicious lobster feast—a great introduction to fresh Icelandic cuisine.  

Spend the night at Hotel Selfoss in Selfoss.

Driving distance approx. 250 km / 155 mi.  

Highlights

  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Þingvellir
  • Friðheimar

Day 3 - Volcanic Wonders of the South Coast

We will start the day at the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we can walk behind the misty cascade on a footpath. Further along at the Volcano Visitor Centre at the Þorvaldseyri farm, we will browse the exhibit about the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its impact on the local residents. Next is a stop to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall and the Skógar folk museum that displays interesting artefacts from Iceland’s old farming and fishing days. 

The last stop today is at the black volcanic beach near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. Here we will be able to see the spectacular rock arch and bird nesting cliffs of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean. 

Spend the night at Hotel Laki in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Note: The cliffs at Dyrhólaey are closed from mid-May until late June due to puffin nesting season.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.   

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visit Centre
  • Skogarfoss
  • Vík
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Reynisdrangar

Day 4 - Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Today’s drive takes us to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, including a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Here you have the option of hiking to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, which drops over a wide cliff of basalt columns that resemble organ pipes.

After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour. Afterwards we will begin driving along the majestic East Fjords on our way to our next accommodation.

Spend the night at Hotel Bláfell in the in Breiðdalsvík.

Driving distance approx. 357 km / 221 mi. 

Highlights

  • Skaftafell
  • Jökulsárlón

Optional

  • Hike to Svartifoss (4 km / 2.5 mile round trip)

Day 5 - Rugged East Fjords to Moon-like North Iceland

This is a long day with a lot of diverse sights! Today’s scenery in East Iceland includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes. After reaching North Iceland, prepare to be amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Next we will explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes with visits to the Námaskarð pass and the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. This is a great day for geology enthusiasts!

Our journey ends in the seaside village of Húsavík, known locally as “Europe’s Whale Watching Capital”.

Spend the night at Cape Hotel in Húsavík. 

Driving distance approx. 320 km / 198 mi. 

Highlights

  • Lake Mývatn
  • Dettifoss
  • East Fjords

Optional

  • Visit to Mývatn Nature Baths 

Day 6 - Ásbyrgi Canyon and the Whale Village

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 by a footprint from the Norse god Odin's eight-legged horse.

In the afternoon we will return 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). Dinner will also be on your own this evening in the village.

Spend another night at Cape Hotel in Húsavík.

Driving distance approx. 125 km / 78 mi.  

Highlights

  • Ásbyrgi
  • Húsavík

Optional:

  • Whale Watching tour

Day 7 - Capital of North Iceland - Akureyri

Leaving the Akureyri area today, our first highlight of the journey is Goðafoss, “The Waterfall of the Gods”. We will then make our way to the charming town of Akureyri, where we will take a stroll through the town centre that is always full of life during summer. 

After lunch you will have some free time to explore on your own for a while, and then we will continue onwards through the tranquil farmlands of Skagafjörður on our way to our next accommodation.

Spend the night at Hofsstaðir Guesthouse in the Skagafjörður area.

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.  

Highlights

  • Goðafoss
  • Akureyri

Day 8 - Hidden Gems of West Iceland

Today our drive takes us down through West Iceland, with a few stops at some lesser-known attractions along the way. On return to Reykjavik, you will be dropped off at your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Spend the night at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik.

Driving distance approx. 308 km / 191 mi.  

Day 9 - 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 is departure 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 nights and activities in the Reykjavík.

Note:  The professional local guides for our tours are very experienced with Iceland‘s climate and natural environment. In rare cases, due to bad weather or other unpredictable events, ours guide reserve the right to alter routes, departure times or other parts of the itinerary to ensure the best experience for our travellers.


Highlights

  • Reykjavík

Accommodations

The accommodations for this tour include well-appointed three-star hotels that have been hand-picked by our local travel experts for quality and location.
The hotels mentioned below are our first priority for this tour.*


Hotel Klettur

Located just stone's throw from downtown Reykjavik, the well-appointed Hótel Klettur has 86 rooms in both the standard and deluxe categories. Rooms are equipped with private WC, refrigerator, telephone, television, ironing board, safe, hair dryer and internet connection. The hotel also has a stylish lounge on first floor and a breakfast room.

Hotel Selfoss

Hotel Selfoss is a quality four star hotel overlooking the Ölfus River, offering tranquility with a modern touch. With 99 well-appointed rooms and suites with satellite TV and internet connection, this hotel in central Selfoss also features the elegant Riverside Restaurant, a cozy lounge by the fireplace and the Riverside Spa.

Hotel Laki

Hotel Laki has 64 rooms, all with ensuite WC, free Wi-Fi, phone and TV, as well as separate cottages for 2 - 3 people with cooking facilities and private bathrooms. There is also a dining hall, bar and golf course onsite. Set in the beautiful countryside of South Iceland, the hotel is near Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón, Ingólfshöfði and other natural attractions.

Cape Hotel

Húsavík Cape Hotel is a new 16 room hotel, located at Húsavík Cape, with great view over the town and Skjálfandi bay. It offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with a TV and a private bathroom with shower. Húsavik town centre is a 3-minute walk away. A seating area is featured in each room at Húsavík Cape Hotel. All have views of either the town or the bay. Free coffee and cookies is available at all times. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. Books in several languages can be borrowed on site. Husavik Golf Course is 2 km from the hotel. 

Hótel Bláfell

Hotel Bláfell is a small romantic country hotel in Breiðdalsvík. The scenery is magnificent and everything is right on our doorstep so when you're not out exploring there is the comfort of the hotel for you to relax in. All rooms have private bathroom, TV and telephone. The hotel has a cozy restaurant that prides itself in offering local foods served in traditional ways.

Hofsstaðir Guesthouse

Hofsstaðir offers versatile comfort and relaxation as well as excellent panorama view of Skagafjörður. Here you can benefit from the peaceful countryside with all principal services and recreation of the area within your reach. All rooms come with private facilities (bathroom with shower) ,wooden floor, blackout drapes ,hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, free Wi-Fi in the rooms, Satellite TV and a porch of your own with two chairs and a table. Non smoking rooms. The rooms are for two or three persons and children's beds could be provided on request.
*Please note that although we have included specific accommodations in the tour, these are subject to change in rare cases. We reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard. We will send you the final list of hotels before you arrive for your tour.

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.

PRICES: From 23 May - 19 Sep

1 Adult 2 Adults
Prices € 2458 € 1956

2015 Departures

  • 23.05 – 31.05 2015
  • 06.06 – 14.06 2015 
  • 13.06 – 21.06.2015
  • 20.06 – 28.06 2015
  • 27.06 – 05.07 2015
  • 04.07 – 12.07 2015
  • 11.07 – 19.07 2015
  • 18.07 – 26.07 2015
  • 25.07 – 02.08 2015
  • 01.08 – 09.08 2015 
  • 08.08 – 16.08 2015
  • 05.09 – 13.09 2015
  • 19.09 – 27.09 2015

Included

  • Meet and greet plus transfer from Keflavík Airport on arrival
  • 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • 5 evening dinners
  • Professional English-speaking guidance from Day 2 to Day 8
  • Transportation in a high-quality van with free Wi-Fi from Day 2 to Day 
  • Entrance to Friðheimar Farm
  • Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum
  • Entrance to the Volcano Centre at Þorvaldseyri
  • Boat tour at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Transfer by bus to Keflavik Airport on departure
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals/drinks at restaurants and entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Optional activities – can be added on request
  • Any services not listed above in “Included”
  • Personal travel insurance
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: This tour will only be operated with a minimum of 6 participants per departure; maximum group size is 16 participants.

Other
This tour is not recommended for families with young children.

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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TEL: +354 512 2050
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Bríetartún 13
105 Reykjavik
Iceland
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