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Journey around Iceland

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Price
From £2,070

Duration
7 Nights

Departures
May - Aug

7 Night classig guided coach tour around Iceland. 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 hotsprings and last but not least Gullfoss and Geysir.

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 - Reykjavík Centerhotel Plaza
Arrival transfer from Keflavík International airport to Centerhotel Plaza. If flight time allows, you may want to visit the world famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa on route to Reykjavík as it is ideally located between the airport and the city. A great way to start your hoilday!

Centerhotel Plaza is located right in the heart of Reykjavík city centre making it an excellent base for you to explore the capital's compact centre on your own. You will meet the rest of the group and your guide tomorrow morning.

Day 2 - Heading North
You will be picked up about 08.45 by your guide and meet the rest of the group to begin your Iceland Adventure.

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 KEA, Akureyri, or similar.

Day 3 - Akureyri - Goðafoss and Mývatn
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.

June – mid August: Evening-whale watching is available from Akureyri. This activity is not included but can be added on via All Iceland prior to departure. Please note that in May and from mid August, evening- whale watching is not an option in Akureyri as it is too dark. For those interested, whale watching is possible from Reykjavik on Day 7.

Overnight and dinner at Hotel KEA, Akureyri, or similar.

Day 4 - Dettifoss and heading East
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.

Day 5 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Driving along the Eastfjords dramtic coastline, passing Djúpivogur and Höfn. Not far from Höfn is glacierlagoon Jökulsárlón where you can take a boattrip on an amphibian inbetween the floating icebergs. Boat tour is not included but can be booked via the agency. The bustrip continues further on to Nationalpark 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.

Day 6 - Exploring the South Shore
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 visit Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center, where a film about the eruption in 2010 in screened. Entrance is included. Thereafter we continue towards Selfoss, via Hvolsvöllur and Hella.

Overnight and dinner at Hotel Selfoss or similar.

Day 7 - The Golden Circle
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 parlament still in function was founded. From Þingvellir we drive on to Reykjavik. On our way to the hotel we stop at Perlan, where we enjoy panoramic view of the city and its environment.

Overnight at Hotel Plaza in Reykjavik, or similar. Dinner is not included.

Day 8 - Departure
Depending on your departure time, you may want to explore Reykjavík or visit the famous Blue Lagoon on route to the airport. You will be picked up about 3 hours before your flight to go to Keflavík International Airport for your flight back home.

Travel dates: May - August 2017

Price is from £2,070* per person based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room
Single room supplement:
£635
*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* 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 including standard entry fee, price from 9.400 ISK per person
- Whale watching in Akureyri, price from 10.900 ISK per person
- Entrance fee to Mývatn Nature baths, price from 4.500 ISK per person
- Amphibian Boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, price from 5.900 ISK per person
- Horseriding in Selfoss, price from 11.000 ISK per person

Additional Fees:
- 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

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 2017 (group size, around 40 passengers)

28.06 - 05.07.2017 - SOLD OUT
05.07 - 12.07.2017 - SOLD OUT

12.07 - 19.07.2017

19.07 - 26.07.2017 - SOLD OUT
26.07 - 02.08.2017
02.08 - 09.08.2017 - SOLD OUT
09.08 - 16.08.2017
16.08 - 23.08.2017* - SOLD OUT
23.08 - 30.08.2017*
30.08 - 06.09.2017* - SOLD OUT
06.09 - 13.09.2017*

*Whale Watching not operating from Akureyri on these departure dates


Accommodation

In Reykjavik: two nights at Centerhotel Plaza
North and Akureyri: two nights at
Hotel Kea or similar
East Iceland: at Hotel Bláfell in Breiðdalsvík or similar
The East Coast: at Hotel Núpar or similar
The South Shore: at Hotel Selfoss or similar


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, 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 
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

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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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