Iceland Selfie Marathon
- Travel around the ring road in only 4 days
- Small group tour, maximum 16 persons
- Visit over 20 amazing locations around Iceland with lots of quick photo stops
ITINERARY - 5 NIGHTS
Day 1: ARRIVAL
Arrival at Keflavík International airport. Transfer by coach to your hotel in Reykjavík. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon/evening in Reykjavík (depending on flight time) before your speedy Iceland Tour starts in the morning.
Day 2: TRAVEL NORTH (500 km/310 mls)
Early morning departure from Reykjavík bus terminal for the first 500 kilometers of our express around Iceland Tour. Please make your own way to the bus terminal, about 5-10 minutes in a taxi. The first stop is in the town of Borgarnes (10 minutes), located in West Iceland, and followed by a hike on Grábrók volcano crater (40 minutes). You have one hour to explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Goðafoss waterfall is a beautiful site to shoot a couple of selfies (10 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Húsavík. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.
Day 3: TRAVEL EAST (400 km/248 mls)
Today we travel 400 kilometres to our overnight location in East Iceland, starting with Lake Mývatn known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes. First we visit the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir (20 minutes), followed by a walk in the lava fields of Dimmuborgir (30 minutes), and finally we soak in the geothermal Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (1 hour). In the afternoon we explore hot springs and bubbling mud pools (20 minutes) before hiking at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. From there we travel through the uninhabited highlands and stop in Egilsstaðir (10 minutes). We continue over scenic roads to our next overnight location at Fáskrúðsfjörður, a small fishing village in the East Fjords. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.
Day 4: TRAVEL TO THE GLACIER (400 km/248 mls)
The speedy tour around Iceland continues driving along beautiful fjords and past small fishing towns in East Iceland. Today’s mileage is about 400 kilometres. There’s a stop in the charming town of Djúpivogur (20 minutes), a one hour lunch break in the town of Höfn followed by 90 minutes to explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon by boat among floating icebergs. It is again selfie time at Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue (20 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Southeast Iceland. Estimated arrival time is 19:00.
Day 5: SOUTH COAST & GOLDEN CIRCLE (400 km/248 mls)
The last day of our quick-but-quality journey around Iceland is full of highlights as we drive about 400 kilometres along the South Coast and the Golden Circle route to Reykjavík. The first stop is in Vík (20 minutes), Iceland’s southernmost town, followed by another 20-minute photo extravaganza on the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. Say “group selfie” at Skógafoss waterfall (10 minutes) and one more time at Seljalandsfoss waterfall (10 minutes). In the afternoon we reach the last waterfall of the journey at Gullfoss where you have 20 minutes to admire one of Iceland’s most famous nature sights. Two more 20 minutes stops: first at Geysir geothermal springs and then at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Estimated drop off time at the Reykjavík bus terminal is 19:00. Make your own way to the hotel, about 5-10 minutes in a taxi and taxis are available outside the bus terminal. Enjoy your last night in Iceland in the capital, Reykjavík.
Day 6: DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight time, you may have time to explore Reykjavík in the morning or visit the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa ideally located between Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport.
Depart for home.
Note - The small print is the big print:
Note that the total mileage is 1.700 km / 1.054 miles, which makes this tour suitable for travellers who like to see as much as possible in the shortest possible time and don’t mind travelling long hours by minibus. It is a Thunderbolt Sprinter, named after Thor, the God of Thunder and Usain Bolt, the best sprinter in the world. That’s about as fast as we go, making the Iceland Selfie Marathon the fastest guided bus tour around Iceland – in the speed of Thor’s Thunderbolt. You visit over 20 must-see locations; often quick photo stops at each location with a couple of walks and hikes here and there. There is free Wi-Fi on board.
Some of the departures operate in reverse itinerary, marked with (*) under tour dates.
Travel dates: Daily departures, May - September 2017
|May:||From £1,590* per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room |
Single room supplement from £220*
|June - August:||From £1,720* per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room |
Single room supplement from £288*
*Price is subject to availability
This offer includes:
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
- 5 nights accommodation in 3* hotels including breakfast
- Fully escorted 4-day mini bus tour with an English speaking driver guide
- x1 dinner on day 4
- Visit to two national parks
- Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
- Boat trip on glacial lagoon
- A lot of very impressive landscape
- Iceland Selfie Marathon T-Shirt
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "This Includes"
Departures 2017 (group size max 16 passengers)
First and last night in 3 star hotel in Reykjavík
East Iceland: Fosshótel Húsavík
Southeast Iceland: Fosshótel Núpar at Vatnajökull National Park
The above list is subject to change.
Why book with All Iceland?
All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
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All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Dublin and Bristol
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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
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Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
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Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
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