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Iceland Complete Winter Tour

9 Days / 16 locations in Iceland

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Early Bird Discount! Book by 15 September, 2019 and take 10% off of this tour! The discount will be taken at the time of booking and is subject to availability. The discount applies only to new bookings.

2019 Guaranteed Departures
October 09, 16, 30
Prices From$2540 per Person Double
$695 Single Supplement
2020 Guaranteed Departures
February 12
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$695 Single Supplement
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March 18
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$595 Single Supplement
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April 08
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Admire Iceland's natural wonders and majestic landscapes during the beautiful light and shadows of fall, winter and spring! Visit all Iceland's main attractions along the Ring Road escorted by a professional local guide. Traveling around Iceland in these months offers you the chance to see northern lights when the weather conditions are ideal.

With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic, best-selling tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Features of this popular tour include stops at the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. This tour has been our best seller for nearly 20 years.

Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name "Smoky Bay" after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own. 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 guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight stay in Reykjavík (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.

 
Day 2     Reykjavik - Hveragerdi - Vik
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Vik
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head 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 the village of Vik.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area at Icelndir Hotel Vik or similar

 
Day 3     Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Hofn - Vatnajokull Glacier
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe's Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area at Hotel Hofn or similar

 
Day 4     Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Herad
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Mineral Collection

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. Explore Petra's renowned collection of local stones and minerals.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

 
Day 5     Lake Myvatn - Dettifoss
Accommodation: Sel Hotel Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – Protected Salmon River

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. Other volcanic features of Myvatn include the multi-coloured geothermal area of Namaskard, Krafla volcano and the dark lave citadels of Dimmuborgir.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

 
Day 6     Akureyri - Siglufjordur
Accommodation: Siglo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

"Waterfall of the Gods" – Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital „of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, 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 black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, 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. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.

 
Day 7     Siglufjordur - Blonduos - Borgarnes
Accommodation: Icelandair Hamar Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. 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. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

 
Day 8     Hvalfjordur - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Europe's Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via 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.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

 
Day 9     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

 

Notes

Highlights

View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Reserve

Experience the amazing variety in Iceland’s landscape

Make great use of your time with this introductory tour of Iceland and its unique regions

Connect with local culture and history with unique museum visits and a special horse show

Relax each evening in specially-selected, quality hotels with private facilities

Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

Take advantage of great value with included meals and activities

Important

Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths. Day 5: Dettifoss- Good to know that the walking path between the parking lot and the waterfall is about 15- 20 minutes. It is an easy walk overall, heading downhill to the falls and uphill back to the parking lot.

Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions

• All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants

• Maximum Group Size 36 People

• See Iceland's most popular sites and attractions

Price Includes
Hotel Accommodations With Breakfast
6 Dinners in the Countryside
Entrance to Petra’s Stone Collection (day 4)
Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum Incl. Refreshments (day 6)
Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
Entrance to the Herring Museum (day 7)
Northern Lights Hunt Kit
Expert Local English Speaking Guide from Day 2 to Day 8
Use of Crampons/Cleats (if Needed) for Walking on Snow/Ice Covered Surfaces
Northern Lights Guided Hunt on Foot One Selected Evening
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Lunches
 Porterage at Airport and Hotels
 Optional Tours
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