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Journey around Iceland

Journey around Iceland

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Price
From £2,135

Duration
7 Nights

Departures
May - Aug

This 8-day tour highlights Iceland’s most memorable attractions including Lake Mývatn, Geyser hot spring area, both Gullfoss and Dettifoss waterfalls and Glacier lagoon to name a few. Our experienced local guide will make sure you will have a memorable tour beyond your expectations.

Highlights

  • Iceland’s most memorable attractions such as Lake Mývatn, Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss and the Glacier Lagoon
  • An unforgettable tour in Iceland with English speaking guides
  • Travel the classic circle route around Iceland

TOUR ITINERARY - 7 Nights

DAY 1 - REYKJAVIK CENTERHOTEL PLAZA

Arrival transfer from Keflavik airport to your hotel in Reykjavik.

DAY 2 - FARMLANDS AND MOUNTAINS OF THE NORTH WEST

Our guide meets the group the hotel in Reykjavik 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 in hotel in Akureyri for two nights.

DAY 3 - LAKE MÝVATN AREA

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake in a dramatic landscape dominated by volcanic landforms such as pseudocraters and the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Mývatn is a geothermal area with high activity and a place where all your senses will be called upon as we stop at Námaskarð’s bubbling sulphur mud-pits and steaming vents. We visit Jardbödin, the Blue lagoon of the North, where it is possible to bathe. Entrance is not included but can be booked beforehand. On our way back to Akureyri, we stop at Goðafoss Waterfall. Optional Whale Watching tour from Akureyri in the afternoon.

DAY 4 - POWERFUL WATERFALL AND EAST ICELAND

Leaving Akureyri, we drive to the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. We then drive through the highland Plateau Mödrudalsöræfi via Egilsstaðir town towards the sparsely populated and very beautiful Eastfjords with its small fishing villages and magnificent mountains. Our accommodation for the night is in Breiðdalsvík area.

DAY 5 - FJORDS, GLACIERS AND GLACIER LAGOON

Today we travel along the East Coast with its many fjords and dramatic coastline, passing the villages Djúpivogur and Höfn. We drive along Vatnajökull glacier before getting to the magnificent Jökulsarlón Glacier lagoon. Here you have the opportunity for an optional boat tour for a closer look at the icebergs in the lagoon. From this icy area, we drive to Skaftafell National Park, an enchanting green oasis flourishing between many surrounding glaciers. Overnight in a hotel in the area.

DAY 6 - SOUTH SHORE BLACK BEACHES AND LAVA FIELDS

Today we cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava to have ever flowed on the face of the earth to the famous black beach of Reynisfjara, known for its colony of puffins and unusual rock formations. Along the South shore, we view the fantastic Skógafoss waterfall and the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall. We learn about the forces of volcanic activity at Lava Center before getting to our accommodation in Hotel Selfoss. Optional horseback riding tour in the evening.

DAY 7 - GOLDEN DAY

The first highlight of the day is Gullfoss, Golden waterfall, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the country. The neighboring Geyser hot spring area with the world famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs and boiling mud pools. Then we continue to visiting Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park where the forces of the Great Atlantic Rift are clearly visible with the North American and European tectonic plates, drifting apart at a rate of 2-6 cm per year. It is an area of truly outstanding beauty, as well as geological and historical significance.

DAY 8 - FJORDS, GLACIERS AND GLACIER LAGOON

Breakfast in hotel. The transfer to the airport..

Travel dates: May - August 2018

Price is from £2,135* per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room
Single room supplement:
£699
*Subject to availability

This offer includes:
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Bus transfer to and from Keflavik Airport
- 7 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels with private facilities, including breakfast
- Fully guided 6 day tour with English (and Scandinavian) speaking local guide
- Entrance fee to Glaumbær and Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center
- 5 dinners in the hotels outside of Reykjavik

Optional Add-ons for extra cost:
- Visit to the Blue Lagoon
- Whale watching in Akureyri
- Entrance fee to Mývatn Nature baths
- Amphibian Boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon,
- Horseriding in Selfoss

Additional Fees:
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)

Not included:
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "This Includes"
- Entrance to museums and attractions (apart from above mentioned)


Departures for Journey Around Iceland 2018 (large group coach tour)

01 16.05 - 23.05.2018*
02 23.05 - 30.05.2018*
03 30.05 - 06.06.2018*
04 06.06 - 13.06.2018*
05 13.06 - 20.06.2018
06 20.06 - 27.06.2018
07 27.06 - 04.07.2018
08 04.07 - 11.07.2018
09 11.07 - 18.07.2018
10 18.07 - 25.07.2018
11 25.07 - 01.08.2018
12 01.08 - 08.08.2018
13 08.08 - 15.08.2018
14 15.08 - 22.08.2018*
15 22.08 - 29.08.2018*
16 29.08 - 05.09.2018*
17 05.09 - 12.09.2018*

* Departures with different hotels: Instead of two nights in Akureyri we overnight in Laugarbakki and at Myvatn. This will change the itinerary slightly


Why book with All Iceland?

All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
Book with the Icelandic experts!

Our office is staffed and run by Icelanders, we promise intimate local knowledge from where to stay to places to eat and the hidden gems that you will not find in tourist guides. We will help you get the holiday you want and we can adapt this package. Book through us and your holiday will also be fully ATOL and ABTA protected. Travel with confidence! 


Contact us and we can help you:

- to stay longer and discover more, this package can be extended -
- to book additional excursions -
- if you have specific accommodation requirements -
- to book this package with or without flights -


FLIGHT OPTIONS

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, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Dublin
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow

We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.

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.


 

All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.

Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland

Icelandair, British Airways, Wow Air, EasyJet

Bespoke Holidays

At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.

With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!

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