LB01 - Country Life Tour - 2019
Guided Bus Tour

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Season: (JUN 1 to SEP 21)
Duration: (9 days, 8 nights)
Price: (See below)
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This round-the-island guided bus tour showcases Iceland’s ever-changing scenery, ideal for those who want an escorted tour of the volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, mountains, hot springs and waterfalls dotting Iceland’s countryside. Experience the very best of the history and culture of Iceland as you journey through the magnificent Icelandic landscape. In activities, you will learn about the Icelandic horse, experience fish angling, visit a folk museum with its turf houses, visit a Viking Age Settlement museum and explore the natural habitat of whales on a whale watching tour. You bathe in a pool of geothermal water rich in minerals and silica, walk on black lava beaches and sail between floating icebergs on a glacial lagoon. Most days will offer the chance to walk in the beautiful Icelandic countryside, and we will also visit two of Iceland’s national parks. Accommodation is in a mix of 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms are with private facilities.

HIGHLIGHTS and EXPERIENCES:
- Complete circle tour around Iceland’s ring road
- Climb a small volcano crater
- Whale watching and sea angling
- Boat trip on glacial lagoon with floating icebergs
- See the most powerful waterfall in Europe - Dettifoss
- Average of one to two hours walking a day
- Look into an explosion crater
- Visit to two National Parks
- Visit to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
- See waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, volcanoes, glaciers and fjords
- Small group travel, maximum 20 persons
- Free Wi-Fi on the bus to instantly share your best times in Iceland on social media

*Please note that this tour books up quickly. An update on availability may not appear immediately at our website after the tour fills up. Kindly contact us to check for availability before making an online booking.
Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival and airport transfer

A Flybus transfer from the airport to or near your hotel in Reykjavík where the first night is included. We provide ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.
• Overnight stay in Reykjavík

(50 km/31 mls)


Day 2. Land of Sagas

Your first packed day gives you a taste of the capital and then heads west, for an insight into Iceland's past and some incredible natural gems. The highlights include:

A sightseeing tour of Reykjavík – showing you some of the city's best attractions
The Settlement Centre in Borgarnes - where you can find out all about the world-famous Icelandic sagas
Grábrók volcano crater – round trip hike
Deildartunguhver – one of Europe's most powerful hot springs
Hraunfossar – a distinctive series of waterfalls that emerge from beneath vast lava fields and run into the Hvítá River
Reykholt – a fascinating cultural site where you can find out something of Iceland's history
• Overnight stay in West Iceland


190 km (118 miles)


Day 3. From West to North

Now your tour heads north, as you make your way through an ever-changing landscape of lush farmland and stunning mountains. The day includes:

• A whale watching and sea angling tour – for 2-3 hours in Eyjafjörđur, Iceland's longest fjord, right below the Arctic Circle.
• A stop in Akureyri – Iceland’s second largest city, with a variety of cultural, commercial and natural attractions to enjoy
Húsavík picturesque town – your overnight stay for the next two nights

(460 km/286 mls)


Day 4. Gođafoss Waterfall, Geological Wonders and Nature Baths

Today the natural treasures come thick and fast with outdoor bathing and one of Iceland's most attractive lakes. The highlights include:

Gođafoss – one of Iceland's best-known waterfalls
Lake Mývatn – one of the most fertile and fascinating areas in the country, known for its rich and varied bird life and many natural curiosities, such as pseudo craters and odd lava structures
Dimmuborgir – this mysterious lava field will spark your curiosity and your imagination as you stroll among its strange formations
Mývatn Nature Baths – the perfect way to end a packed day, with a bathe in the naturally warm waters under an open sky.

(170 km/106 mls)


Day 5. From North to East

The tour heads east, through more fantastic scenery, before crossing the remote highlands. The schedule includes:

Námaskarđ – a geothermal area that is well worth exploring
Krafla – where you can see the dramatic impact of volcanic activity on the Icelandic landscape
Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the north of Vatnajökull National Park
• A trip across the deserted and magnificent highlands to the east of the country
• Overnight stay in East Iceland

(330 km/205 mls)


Day 6. Fjords, Glacier and Glacier Lagoon

Your journey through the east fjords continues, revealing dramatic landscapes, deep fjords and picturesque coastal villages:

• A stop will be made in the charming village of Djúpivogur
• You'll get a true taste of the glacial landscape on a boat trip through Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – an unforgettable experience as you journey among sublime floating icebergs
• Walk along the black sands of the so-called Diamond beach
• The day ends with a night in the southern part ofVatnajökull National Park
(390 km/242 mls)


Day 7. Vatnajökull National Park and the South Coast

On your way south you'll explore one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, and more. The day's highlights include:

Vatnajökull National Park region, centered around the largest glacier in Europe
Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park – a truly breath-taking area of natural wonder in the shadow of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur
• A drive across the desert sands of the south coast, and a landscape of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers
• Exploring the dramatic black lava beach and busy bird cliffs near the coastal village of Vík
Skógar Folk Museum – which, with its turf houses, gives you a true glimpse into Iceland's rural past
• Exploring the beautiful waterfalls Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss
• Overnight stay in South Iceland

(340 km/211 mls)


Day 8. Golden Circle

Your last day takes you to the most famous natural attractions in Iceland, before heading back to the capital:

• Meet the unique Icelandic horse and learn about it's qualities and greenhouse agriculture at Friđheimar farm
Gullfoss – one of the most famous and magnificent waterfalls in the country, which thunders into the Hvítá River
Geysir – an otherworldly geothermal area of bubbling pools, hot springs and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts high into the air every few minutes
Ţingvellir National Park – this important and beautiful area combines the site of the first parliament, the meeting place of two tectonic plates and the largest natural lake in the country

After your incredible tour of Icelandic nature it's time to head back to Reykjavík and the many attractions of the capital.
• Overnight stay in Reykjavík

(210 km/130 mls)


Day 9. Departure
Individual Flybus transfer from or near your hotel in Reykjavík to Keflavík international airport.

(50 km/31 mls)


Price:

June 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019
- Price per person in a double/Twin or Triple room : 420000 ISK
- Price per person in Single room: 552000 ISK

September 01, 2019 - September 30, 2019
- Price per person in a double/Twin or Triple room : 398999 ISK
- Price per person in Single room: 524400 ISK

Book Now
Season: (JUN 1 to SEP 21)
Duration: (9 days, 8 nights)
Price: (See above)
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