Travel Scandinavia Baltic Tours Antarctica Expedition Cruises

   
 
 

Guided Iceland Circle

2018 Guaranteed Departures
May 01.04, 11, 15, 22, 25, 29
October 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
Prices From$2345 per Person Double
$812 Single Supplement
2018 Guaranteed Departures
January 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
February 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
March 02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
April 03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Prices From$2080 per Person Double
$528 Single Supplement
2018 Guaranteed Departures
June 01, 05, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 06, 10.13, 17, 20, 27
August 03, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 29
Prices From$2955 per Person Double
$1245 Single Supplement
2017 Guaranteed Departures
October 03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 31
November 07, 10, 14, 17, 24, 28
December 05, 08, 12, 15
Prices From$2035 per Person Double
$450 Single Supplement
Make A Request By Selecting an Above Departure

Escorted bus tour around Iceland, weekly departures, all year-round. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely group tour on Iceland's ring road, combining nature, soft adventure, and cultural experiences.

Max. 30 passengers

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel

WELCOME to ICELAND

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own. Dinner suggestions as well!

 
Day 2     Borgarnes - Akureyri
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

VOLCANO CRATER, SEALS, FJORDS & MOUNTAINS (425 km/264 mls)

At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

 
Day 3     Lake Myvatn
Accommodation: Sel Hotel Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

THE CAPITAL OF NORTH ICELAND, LAKE MÝVATN & GEOTHERMAL BATHS (120 km/75 mls)

In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to an important spot in Iceland’s history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. We stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kálfaströnd followed by a walk around the many pseudo craters and end an exciting day with a relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths that contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing waters benefit both skin and spirit alike. Overnight location is at Hotel Reynihlíð.

 
Day 4     Egilsstadir - Vatnajokull Glacier
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Herad
Meals: Breakfast

LAVA LABYRINTH, HOT SPRINGS & TRAVEL EAST (250 km/155 mls)

In the morning we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. After an optional lunch we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Hérað.

 
Day 5     Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Jokulsarlon - Hofn
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
Meals: Breakfast

FJORDS, GLACIER AND ICE (470 km/292 mls)

It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available. We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

 
Day 6     Skogar - Vik - Fludir
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Fludir
Meals: Breakfast

SOUTH COAST (240 km/149 mls)

A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. We continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Overnight location is at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir.

 
Day 7     Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

ICELANDIC HORSES & GOLDEN CIRCLE (160 km/99 mls)

We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world's northern-most capital. Overnight is at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

 
Day 8     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

 
Price Includes
Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer by Flybus Plus Shuttle (No Guide) •
Escorted Coach Tour With an English Speaking Guide
Visit to Natural History & Seal Museum in Hvammstangi
Visit to ViðImýRi Turf Church
Entrance With Towel at MýVatn Nature Baths
Admission to Petra’S Stone and Mineral Collection in the East Fjords
Multimedia Presentation at EyjafjallajöKull Volcano Information Center
Visit to Icelandic Horse Stables & Geothermal Greenhouse
7 Nights Accommodation in Iceland, in Rooms With Shower/Wc
GJT-0917