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Journey Around Iceland

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Journey around Iceland  | 8 day guided trip around Iceland

This is a classic tour, where you can experience the most known attractions alongside getting an
insight into the history and geography of Iceland. On this tour your will see countless waterfalls,
fishing villages, birdlife paradise Mývatn, Europe’s largest glacier, glacier lagoons, museums, salmon
rivers, geothermal sites with hot springs and last but not least the majestic waterfall Gullfoss and Geysir hot spring area.


Highlights

  • Birdlife paradise Mývatn
  • Mývatn Nature baths
  • Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull
  • Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón
  • The majestic waterfall Gullfoss
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • LAVA; Iceland volcano and earthquake center
  • Þingvellir  national park

Price in EUR

Price without flight Price in EUR
Price pro Person without flight € 1.980,-
Sgl room supplement € 640,-

Dates

Arrival Departure Availability
27.05.2020 02.06.2020 English & Scandinavian
10.06.2020 16.06.2020 English & Scandinavian
24.06.2020 30.06.2020 English & Spanish
01.07.2020 07.07.2020 English & Scandinavian
08.07.2020 14.07.2020 English & German
15.07.2020 21.07.2020 English & Scandinavian
22.07.2020 28.07.2020 English & Scandinavian
29.07.2020 04.08.2020 English & German
05.08.2020 11.08.2020 English & Scandinavian
12.08.2020 18.08.2020 English & Spanish
19.08.2020 25.08.2020 English & German
26.08.2020 01.09.2020 English & Scandinavian

Service Included

  • 7 nights at hotels and farm guesthouses with shower/WC
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 4 x dinners outside of Reykjavik
  • Airport transfers
  • Driving according to itinerary from day 2-7.
  • Qualified guide
  • Admissions:
    Glaumbær Museum
    Lava Center

Not included:

  • Whale Watching tour in Akureyri, 80 €
  • Entrance fee to the Nature Baths by Mývatn, 40 €
  • Boat tour on the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, 46 €
  • Horseback riding, Icelandic horses, Selfoss – request price

Itinerary

1

Arrival in Iceland

Flight to Keflavík. Transfer to the centrally located Hotel Klettur with a one night stay. 45 minute driving time from Keflavik to Reykjavik. Dinner and transfer is not included.

2

Reykjavík – Borgarnes – Skagafjördur – Akureyri

Meet up with your tour guide at Hotel Klettur at 8:45 am. We drive northwards via the tunnel of Hvalfjördur to Borgarnes and Skagafjördur, the valley of horses. A visit to the folk museum of Glaumbær (entrance included), an ancient farm with a turf roof, before continuing via highlands, Öxnadalsheidi, to the capital of the north of Iceland, Akureyri. Overnight and dinner at hotel in Akureyri for 2 night. Dinner is included on this first night.

3

Akureyri – Godafoss – Mývatn – Akureyri

We stop by the waterfall of Godafoss on our way to Mývatn. The area around Mývatn consists of fields of lava, volcanoes and mountains. Here you can observe interesting lava formations at Dimmuborgir, pseudocraters and underwater caves, filled with geothermal water at Grjótagjá and when visiting Námaskard we will see hissing steam plumes and boiling sulfur- and mudholes. We stop by Jardbödin, the Blue Lagoon of the North, where there is possibility of bathing and eating lunch. Entrance is not included but can be booked beforehand via the agency. At 17:00 optional whale-watching tour from Akureyri. Ticket is not included but can be booked beforehand via the agency.

4

Akureyri – Dettifoss – Mödrudalsöræfi – Egilsstadir – Breiddalsvik

We leave Akureyri and start the day by visiting Dettifoss, one of Europe’s biggest waterfalls. After that we drive across highlands Mödrudalsöræfi, via town of Egilsstadir, towards the sparsely populated and very beautiful Eastfjords, with its small fishing villages and magnificent mountains. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Bláfell, Breiddalsvik, or similar.

5

Breiddalsvik – Jökulsárlón – Skaftafell – Núpar

Driving along the Eastfjord’s dramatic coastline, passing Djúpivogur and Höfn. Not far from Höfn is glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón where you can take a boat trip on an amphibian in between the floating icebergs. Boat tour is not included but can be booked via the agency. The bus trip continues further on to National park Skaftafell, a beautiful, green oasis at the root of glacier Öræfajökull, where Iceland’s highest point can be found (Hvannadalshnúkur, 2119 m). Overnight and dinner at Hotel Núpar or similar.

6

Núpar – Vik – Reynisfjara – Skógar – Selfoss

We start the day by driving past lavafields of Eldhraun and observing the black glacial deposits at Mýrdalssandur. We pass by Vík and stop by the black lavasand beach of Reynisfjara, known for its colony of puffins and unusual rock formations. From Reynisfjara you can view the impressing promontory Dyrhólaey, where the sea has craved a huge hole through the rock. Next, we stop at the two waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and end our day with a visit to LAVA; Iceland volcano
and earthquake center in Hvolsvöllur. Entrance is included. Thereafter we continue past Hella towards Selfoss, where we will spend the night. Optional horseback riding tour in the evening, not included but can be booked beforehand via the agency.
Overnight and dinner at Hotel Selfoss or similar.

7

Gullfoss – Geysir – Þingvellir – Reykjavík

First visit of the day is to the majestic Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Next stop is at the geothermal area around Geysir, where we experience the active geyser Strokkur that erupts a high column of boiling hot water, every five minutes. It truly is a fascinating phenomena. Continuing to the national park of Þingvellir, where the oldest parliament still in function was founded. From
Þingvellir we drive on to Reykjavik. Overnight at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik, or similar. Dinner is not included.

8

Reykjavík – Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel.
No other service included.

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