9 Nights Iceland Mountain Highlights Package from TourIs €2550/- (Posted on Jun 13 2011)

9 Nights Iceland Mountain Highlights Package from TourIs €2550/-

GG03 – MOUNTAIN HIGHLIGHTS 2011 – 10 DAYS

Season: June 27 to August 8
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

The world at your feet, with an average of three hours walking a day in some of the most beautiful parts of Iceland. Highlights include visiting three National Parks Þingvellir, Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur, the wonders of Landmannalaugar and Lake Mývatn, for its latitude the most fertile area in the world. There are waterfalls including the awesome Dettifoss, the most powerful in Europe. The tour includes, weather permitting, a 3 hour whale watching cruise sailing from Húsavík. Lots to see but little to carry, as the tour bus will convey your luggage. Accommodation is provided in hotels with private facilities.

Skaftafell Iceland

Skaftafell Iceland

HIGHLIGHTS AND VALUES:
– We only stay in four hotels which means less packing
– Visit to three National Parks
– Whale watching included, weather permitting
– Average of three hours walking a day
– Visit to two nature baths
– Visit remote farm in the highlands of Iceland
– Boat trip on glacial lagoon with floating icebergs included

ITINERARY

Day 1. Reykjavík Gullfoss – Geysir – Skaftafell National Park
The day starts with a drive to the famous Geysir and the Queen of Iceland´s waterfalls, Gullfoss. We then travel through the sandy desert of the south coast which is overlooked by mountainous cliffs and magnificent waterfalls.

Overnight: Skaftafell National Park area
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Day 2. Walking in Skaftafell
The whole day is spent walking through the Skaftafell National Park.

Overnight: Skaftafell National Park area
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Day 3. Skaftafell – the East
We drive south of Vatnajökull, Europe´s largest glacier which dominates the landscape with its glacial tongues calving into a glacial lagoon. Next, amongst the icebergs, enjoy a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón lagoon. We then continue through the beautiful Eastern fjords.

Overnight: Egilsstaðir area
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Day 4. Walking through Viking Trails
A full day walking in the beautiful Eastern mountains.

Overnight: Egilsstaðir area
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Day 5. East Iceland – Highland Desert – Lake Mývatn area
Today we walk up to Hengifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. In the very remote area in the highlands of Iceland we visit Sænautasel, an old farm that was the main model for the setting of the novel: Independent People by Nobel Prize Winner Halldór Kiljan Laxness. We continue to Möðrudalur, a farm that has been inhabited from early settlement in Iceland and to this day, and has also served as a church site for centuries.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn area
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Day 6. Húsavík Whale watching – Mývatn area
We start the day, with a 3 hour whale watching cruise, weather permitting, from the picturesque village of Húsavík. A short drive to Lake Mývatn, a unique area that features strange lava formations, attractive bays, pseudo craters and prolific bird life. We stroll through the lava field of Dimmuborgir, ending with a walk to the rim of the ash crater Hverfjall. Next we relax in Mývatns Nature Baths, before we head back to our accommodation.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn area
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Day 7. Walking in Hljóðaklettar – Dettifoss – Ásbyrgi
We visit Hljóðaklettar with its strange formations and the magnificent and puzzling canyon Ásbyrgi, said to be a hoof print of the eight legged horse of the ancient God Óðinn. We walk along the west bank of the mighty Jökulsá river, not far upstream we see Europe´s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn area
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Day 8. Lake Mývatn area – Sprengisandur – Hella
We visit Goðafoss and Aldeyjarfoss on our way south across the highland desert of Sprengisandur, with its views of the distant ice-caps Vatnajökull and Hofsjökull. We continue south through Sprengisandur to our accommodation for the next two nights in Rangárvallasýsla area.

Overnight: Rangárvallasýsla area (South-West Iceland)
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Day 9. Walking in Landmannalaugar
The entire day is spent walking in the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar, a jewel in the Icelandic landscapes. The surroundings rhyolite mountains have the feel of another planet, ranging in colours from beige to red and from blue to black. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a bath in a pool of warm spring water.

Hljóðaklettar

Hljóðaklettar

Overnight: Rangárvallasýsla area (South-West Iceland)
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Day 10. Þingvellir – Reykavík
Today we visit the historic sites of the first Icelandic Parliament at Þingvellir National Park where we enjoy the last walks of our tour before heading back to Reykjavík.
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Price:
– Per person in Twin room: EUR 2.550.-
– Single room supplement: EUR 490.-
– VIP-seating supplement: EUR 200.-

INCLUDED

– Boat tour on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon (day 3)
– Sænautasel farm visit
– Whale watching from Húsavík (day 6)
– Entrance fee to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (day 6)

Accommodation:
– Accommodation is provided in hotels with private facilities. The hotels used on tours are often “summer hotels”, used most of the year as boarding schools and are simple and clean. Most of our groups will stay at the following hotels (subject to change):
– Fosshotel Skaftafell, Southeast Iceland
– Hotel Hallormsstaður, East Iceland
– Fosshotel Húsavik, Northeast Iceland
– Fosshotel Mosfell, Hella, South Iceland

– Meals:
– 9 times breakfast, 9 times dinner (3-course or buffet) from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day. 2 times picnic lunch included on day 5 and 8. Lunch stops will be made at restaurants or café-shops en route.

Not Included:
– Pre & post nights in Reykjavik are not included in tour price and must be added subject to your arrival and departure flights.
– TOURIS offers a wide selection of accommodations & hotels in Reykjavik. Please contact us for further information and prices.
– Airport Transfers are not included in tour price and can be bought through us if required.

For More Information & Reservation Iceland Mountain Highlights Package

TOURIS
Fiskislóð 77 IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland
(+354) 517 8290, (+354) 897 6196
tour@tour.is, www.tour.is


Posted by on Jun 13 2011. Filed under Europe, Geysir, Gullfoss, Iceland, Landmannalaugar, Reykjavik.

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9 Nights Iceland Mountain Highlights Package from TourIs €2550/-

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