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Iceland Complete Summer Tour
With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour brings the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland together. This is a classic circle providing a mix of culture and nature.
Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! 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 ReykjavÃk, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where ReykjavÃk stands today. The town got its name âSmoky Bayâ 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).
Exploding Geysers â Waterfalls â Seabird Colony â 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* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until June 25th.
Day 3 Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell National Park - HofnAccommodation: Hofn Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Lava Fields â Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs â Europe's Largest Glacier
Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey along 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. As you head east, you will continue to enjoy magnificent views of mighty Vatnajokull, Europeâs largest glacier. Your destination is Hofn, a seacoast village located near the glacier.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.
Narrow Fjords â Steep Mountains â Picturesque Coastline
Breakfast at your hotel. Today youâll enjoy amazing scenery as you head from glacial landscapes to fjord views. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Head into the magnificent East Fjords with its views of towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea. Pass through coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.
Highland Desert â Bizarre Lava Formations â Geothermal & Volcanic Activity â Rich Birdlife â 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. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
"Waterfall of the Gods" â Folk Museum â 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 colourful northern âcapitalâ 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 townÂ´s restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.
Overnight in SiglufjÃ¶rÃ°ur. Dinner is on own.
Fertile Farmlands â Glacial Rivers â Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordurâs 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 lead 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.
Europe's Largest Hot Spring â Picturesque Waterfalls â National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. 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 worldâs 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 ReykjavÃk. Dinner is on your own.
Day 9 ReykjavikMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. 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.
Boat Tour On The Glacial Lagoon
Evening Super jeep or snowmobile tour on VatnajÃ¶kull glacier
MÃ½vatn Nature Baths | Flexible Time |
Horse Riding In Myvatn/safarihestar
For 2020 season- includes welcome and information meeting at hotel on 1st evening
No dinner included in HÃ¶fn.
(Guests get 10% discount on dinner at Hotel HÃ¶fn)
Price IncludesHotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Meals As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Transportation by Deluxe Coach
Price Does Not IncludeOptional Excursions
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