8 Nights Complete Iceland Tour Package from Iceland Guest €1645/- (Posted on Jun 13 2011)

8 Nights Complete Iceland Tour Package from Iceland Guest €1645/-

ICELAND COMPLETE

This comprehensive tour takes you on a circle around Iceland, highlighting the country’s fascinating culture, heritage and nature with the expertise of a local guide. Starting and ending in Reykjavik, the lively capital city, this journey offers new discoveries each day, from the amazing phenomena and historical significance of the Golden Circle sights to the unique flora and fauna of Lake Mývatn. Accommodation is provided in comfortable guesthouses or hotels and daily driving distances are moderate.

Product: ISIGGG-02
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Season: 18 May – 29 Sept
PRICES:-
2 Adults  €1645/-
1 Adult: €2135/-

Reykjavik iceland blue lagoon

Reykjavik iceland blue lagoon

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reykjavik
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Jökulsárlón
  • East Fjords
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Akureyri
  • Skagafjörður
  • Þingvellir

ITINERARY:-

Day 1: Arrival to Reykjavik
Arrive to Keflavík Airport in Iceland. For transportation to your accommodation in central Reykjavik, we recommend the Flybus shuttle service. After arriving to the city and storing your luggage, we suggest a stroll around the colorful city center, with visits to some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a great selection of diverse restaurants to tempt your taste buds.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

HIGHLIGHTS: Reykjavik

Day 2: Golden Circle & South Coast
To kick off our guided tour, we start the day with a short sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. From there, we head past Hveragerði, a town surrounded by steaming vents, on our way to the attractions along the popular Golden Circle route. There, we’ll visit Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot springs area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur geysers and numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pots. We then continue along the beautiful South Coast towards Vík, with stops to admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and the Dyrhólaey nature reserve.*

Spend the night in the Vík area of South Iceland.

Note: The Dyrhólaey cliffs are closed to visitors during puffin nesting season from late May – June 23rd.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hveragerði
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Vík

Day 3: Volcanic Plains & Icebergs
Our journey today takes us across the Eldhraun lava field, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. We then head over the vast sand plains of Skeiðarársandur to beautiful Skaftafell National Park and onwards to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to see the maze of floating icebergs. Throughout the day we’ll have magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe.

Eldhraun

Eldhraun

Spend the night in the Höfn area of Southeast Iceland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Eldhraun
  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Skeiðarársandur
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Höfn

Day 4: Gems of the East Fjords
Leaving the town of Höfn, we drive over the mountain pass of Almannaskarð, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. We then continue on the zigzagging road through the towering mountains of the magnificent East Fjords, with a few breaks along the way at charming fishing villages. Further ahead at Stöðvarfjörður we’ll pay a visit to Petra’s Mineral Collection, an exhibition of Icelandic stones and minerals at the personal home of local resident and avid collector Petra Sveinsdóttir.

Spend the night in the Egilsstaðir area of East Iceland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Almannaskarð
  • East Fjords
  • Petra’s Mineral Collection
  • Egilsstaðir

Day 5: Magical Mývatn
Today, we cross the vastness of the Möðrudalsöræfi highland desert plateau as we head towards Lake Mývatn, an area known for its moonlike landscapes and unique ecosystem. There, we’ll visit the vibrantly colored Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir along with the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the salmon-filled river of Laxá. We’ll also visit Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum to learn more about Mývatn’s diverse birdlife, which contains more species of ducks than any other place on Earth.

Spend the night in the beautiful Mývatn area of Northeast Iceland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Möðrudalsöræfi
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Námaskarð pass
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Skútustaðir craters
  • Laxá River
  • Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum

Day 6: Capital of North Iceland
The day begins with a visit to the spectacular Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm at the Laufás Folk Museum before continuing to Akureyri, the “Capital of North Iceland” and the largest city outside of the capital area. Here, we’ll have free time for a stroll through the charming city center, which has some of Iceland’s finest old buildings, beautifully restored to their original glory.

Spend the night in central Akureyri in North Iceland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Goðafoss
  • Laufás Folk Museum
  • Akureyri

Day 7: The Icelandic Horse
Making our way through majestic mountains and narrow passes, we’ll arrive to the scenic Skagafjörður area for an introduction to the small but hardy Icelandic horse, one of the purest breeds of horses in the world. Continuing onwards, we’ll pass through the village of Blönduós on the banks of the Blandá River, a popular salmon fishing site, before crossing the Holtavörðuheiði plateau on our way towards the town of Borgarnes.

Spend the night in the Borgarnes area of West Iceland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Skagafjörður
  • Horse show
  • Borgarnes

Day 8: Closing the Loop
Today, we’ll finish our circle of Iceland by returning to Reykjavík. On the way, we’ll visit Deildartunguhver, the most voluminous hot springs in Europe, before continuing over the Kaldidalur mountain pass to Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Back in Reykjavik you can enjoy the rest of the evening as you wish, perhaps with a visit to one of the city’s best restaurants—a fitting way to make the most of your last night in Iceland.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deildartunguhver hot springs
  • Þingvellir
  • Reykjavík
Deildartunguhver

Deildartunguhver

Day 9: Departure
Today it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland after your adventures around the island. We recommend transferring to Keflavík Airport by Flybus in time for your check-in. If your flight is in the afternoon, a great way to spend the morning is with a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon.

GROUP ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation on this tour includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.


DEPARTURE DATES
18 May 2011 – 26 May 2011
25 May 2011 – 02 Jun 2011
08 Jun 2011 – 16 Jun 2011
22 Jun 2011 – 30 Jun 2011
29 Jun 2011 – 07 Jul 2011
06 Jul 2011 – 14 Jul 2011
27 Jul 2011 – 04 Aug 2011
10 Aug 2011 – 18 Aug 2011
17 Aug 2011 – 25 Aug 2011
14 Sep 2011 – 22 Sep 2011
21 Sep 2011 – 29 Sep 2011

INCLUDED

  • 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast included
  • Half board: 5 dinners in the countryside from Day 2 – Day 8 (dinner in Akureyri not included)
  • All transportation according to itinerary from Day 2 – Day 8
  • English/Scandinavian or English/French speaking professional tour guide from Day 2- Day 8
  • Entrance to Petra’s stone collection
  • Entrance to Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum
  • Entrance to Laufás Folk Museum, includes refreshments
  • Entrance to horse show in Skagafjörður
  • Taxes and service fee

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Transport to/from airport in Iceland (Flybus recommended)
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants/bars in Reykjavik and Akureyri
  • Lunches during guided tour
  • Optional day tours or activities
  • Personal travel insurance

OTHER

  • Maximum number of passengers is 42, and minimum number of passengers is 8 (note: minimum number is 2 passengers for the guaranteed departures).
  • The activity level of this tour is easy, and is suitable for all travelers.
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary needs (vegan, food intolerances, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate them.
  • Please note that due to weather and road conditions, the itinerary may be subject to change.
  • All tour guides speak English, and some tours are conducted in both English and Scandinavian or English and French. Please see the information in “Departures” for details.
  • For departure dates other than those listed on this site, please contact us for availability. Private tours are also available at an additional cost.
  • Extra nights in Reykjavik can be added on request

For More Information & Reservation Complete Iceland Tour Package

Visit: http://www.icelandguest.com/vacation-package/guided-group-tours/iceland-complete


Posted by on Jun 13 2011. Filed under Akureyri, Blue Lagoon, Europe, Featured, Geysir, Gullfoss, Iceland, Keflavik, Myvatn, Reykjavik.

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8 Nights Complete Iceland Tour Package from Iceland Guest €1645/-

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