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With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of this incredible Arctic Island.

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Be completely captivated by Iceland's colourful landscapes and characters. This classis circle tour provides the perfect mix of culture and nature, following the Ring Road around the island. Visit the natural and historical highlights of south Iceland, along with rugged eastern fjords and the magical north.

Guaranteed departures for the 9 days/8 nights tour from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Glasgow on the following dates during summer/winter season 2017-18, subject to availability and flight schedule.

May 03, 10  
June 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
July 03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
August 02, 07, 09, 16, 23, 30
September 01, 06, 13, 15, 20, 27
October 04, 11, 18
November 01
February 14
March 21, 28
April 11

Tours guided in English.

Please choose 'Iceland Complete' from the drop down menu under 'Iceland Escorted Tours'.     

Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel

Price per person from... Double/Twin Single
May - September £1832 £2256
October - April £1719 £2143

Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel.

Please note: Advertised leading price is based on the lowest airfare with limited availability on selected dates. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays.

Day 1 Arrival
Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (Airport transfer not included)

Day 2  Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik; Exploding Geysers -  Waterfalls - Seabird Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Following a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik, head over the Hellishedi Plateau to the village of Hveragerdi, gateway to the Golden Circle Region. Visit Gullfoss, the majestic Golden Falls and nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur and numerous other hot springs and mud pools. Continue along the south shore, stopping to admire Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls before continuing to Dyrholaey nature reserve. Dinner and overnight in Vik area.

Day 3  Vik - Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn; Lava Fields - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a former site of a 12th century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.

Day 4 Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir;  Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea to form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra’s renowned collection local stones and minerals. Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilstadir area.

Day 5 Lake Myvatn Area; Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River

Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, heading to the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, a stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours.  Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and Laxa salmon river. One of Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on earth, with very diverse birdlife in general. Dinner and overnight stay in Myvatn area.

Day 6 Lake Myvatn Area  - Akureyri - Siglufjordur;  'Waterfall Of the Gods' - Folk Museum - The beautiful Troll Peninsula

Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern 'capital' of Iceland.  The town has charming buildings and beautiful view over the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Pen This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of towns restaurants. Siglufjordur is very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll. Overnight in Siglufjordur.  

Day 7 Skagafjordur - Borgarnes; Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

This morning visit Siglufjordur's award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes leading to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding.  Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular salmon river. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

Day 8 Borgarfjordur - Thingvellir - Reykjavik;  Europe's Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

Drive to Deildartunguhver, the world's most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world's oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Overnight stay in Reykjavik (dinner not included).

Day 9 Departure

Return flight from Keflavik to London Heathrow (airport transfer not included).

 

Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights to and from London Heathrow and Reykjavik (KEF). Please allow three to four working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed and emailed to you from Iceland Travel. More detailed itinerary will be received upon arrival to the hotel in Iceland. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when traveling.

The local tour operator has the right to alter routes without prior notice due to road conditions.

Disclaimer: Bookings subject to confirmation by local tour operator Iceland Travel

 

 

  • Return Icelandair Economy class flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Glasgow
  • Checked 23kg and hand luggage 10kg
  • 7 day guided tour from/to Reykjavik (days 2-8)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik (first and last nights)
  • 6 nights accommodation in the countryside 
  • Accommodation is a combination of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses in standard room with private facilities including daily breakfast and dinner on 5 evenings.
  • Daily breakfast and dinner on 5 evenings (6 dinners during winter Oct-Apr)
  • Entrance to Petra's Stone collection (day4)
  • Entrance to Laufas folk museum including refreshments (day6)
  • Herring Museum entrance (day6 Oct-Apr, day7 May-Sep)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day7)
  • Airport transfers between Keflavik airport and hotel in Reykjavik (available to add via booking engine)
  • Lunches and beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water 
  • Dinners in Reykjavik and Akureyri
  • Small entrance fee at Namaskard hot springs area in Myvatn (payable locally) 
  • Optional tours and activities

 

Optional Activities May - September (booked and paid in Iceland at the start of the tour)

  • Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon
  • Superjeep tour on Vatnajokull Glacier 
  • Myvatn, Nature Baths
  • Horse Riding in Myvatn
  • Whale Watching, Sea Angling

Optional Activities October - April (booked and paid in Iceland at the start of the tour)

  • Superjeep tour on Vatnajokull Glacier 
  • Myvatn, Nature Baths
  • Horse Riding in Myvatn
  • Northern Lights Boat Trip, Whale Watching, Sea Angling

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Please note: Advertised leading price is based on the lowest airfare with limited availability on selected dates. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays.

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