CIRCLE TOUR OF ICELAND

7 Nights / 8 Days

Itinerary
  • Day 01 : Welcome to Iceland

    Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik

    Overnight location:
    Icelandair Hotel Natura. Dinner is on your own. (50km / 31mls)

  • Day 02 : Volcano Crater, Seals, Fjords & Mountains

    At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in the fishing village of Hvammstangi. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

    Overnight location:
    Icelandair Hotel Akureyri. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (425km / 264mls)

  • Day 03 : The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal baths

    In the morning we explore the town of Akureyri: visit the botanical garden, walk the streets and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then we explore Lake Mývatn, famous for its strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, its pseudocraters at Skútustaðir and its tephra cone Hverfjall. We end the afternoon relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.
    There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from October to mid-April.

    Overnight location:
    Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (120km / 75mls)

  • Day 04 : Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs & Travel East

    In the morning we walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

    Overnight location:
    Icelandair Hotel Hérað (Oct-Apr) or Álfheimar Guesthouse (May-Sept). Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (250km / 155mls)

  • Day 05 : East Fjords

    It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.
    There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from October to mid-April.
    Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

    Overnight location:
    Hotel Höfn. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (260km / 161mls)

  • Day 06 : Vatnajökull National Park, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast

    We start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available. We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.
    In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. We continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Further west we stop at the Lava Centre and learn about Iceland’s volcanic activity.
    There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from October to mid-April.
    Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

  • Day 07 : Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle

    We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show h Northern Lights: From September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.

    Overnight location:
    Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar. Breakfast included. Dinner is on your own. (160km / 99mls)
    ighlights of the world’s northernmost capital.

  • Day 08 : Departure Home

    NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

    NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

OMR 1017

per person in twin/double sharing

Inclusions:

• 7 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/WC
• 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
• Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
• 7x breakfast
• Natural history & Seal museum in Hvammstangi
• Viðimýri turf church
• Mývatn Nature Baths including towel
• Visit to a stone collection
• Exhibition and 4K movie at Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur
• 2x guided Northern Lights searches, subject to weather (Oct – April)
• Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse

Terms and Conditions:

• Rates are starting from and per person in OMR on twin/double sharing.
• International airfare, train fare ,insurance and visa not included.
• Confirmation subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Offer valid till 30th September 2019

Complimentary Services:

Entrance fees
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus
• Use of snow & ice grippers spike (for winter departures)
• Use of flashlight (for winter departures)

Additional Services:

Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request

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