Guided Iceland Circle - 2023


Every other week escorted tours around Iceland all year round. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers and waterfalls.
Enjoy a leisurely group tour on Iceland’s ring road, combining nature, soft adventure, and cultural experiences. Chances to see the Northern Lights during departures from mid-September to mid-April. Join this amazing and complete circle tour of Iceland, a bestseller all year round! Hunt the Midnight Sun in the Summer and the Northern Lights in the Winter.

Highlights and Experiences:

Escorted coach tour around Iceland's Ring Road
Visit two national parks
The Golden Circle including Ţingvellir,Geysir & Gullfoss
Mývatn Nature Baths, including towel
Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
2x evenings with Northern Lights Program (from mid-September to mid-April)
Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from May through September 2021 only
Optional whale watching in Akureyri in the morning of day 3, April through October
Experience flowing lava at the Icelandic Lava Show

Overview

Map for Guided Iceland Circle - 2023 tour
  • Duration:8 days, 7 nights
  • Season:All year
  • Tour ID:LB34

Included

  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
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  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English speaking guide or driver guide
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  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/wc. Breakfast included.
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  • 2x evenings with Northern Lights Program (from mid-September to mid-April).
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  • Visit to Glaumbćr Folk Museum
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  • Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
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  • Amphibian boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from May through September
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  • Entrance to Icelandic Lava Show
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  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
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Not Included

  • All meals not listed under "included"
  • Any private expenses
  • Any additional services
  • Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival



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

Overnight at Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar hotel.
Dinner is on your own.

(50 km/31 mls)


Day 2. Volcano Crater, Fjords & Mountains



At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels.

• Travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater.
• Further north we stop at the Glaumbćri, one of Iceland’s most beautiful turf house farms and folk museums.
• We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.

Overnight at Akureyri Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar hotel.
Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.

(415 km/258 mls)


Day 3. The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal Baths



Today starts with exploring Akureyri, a charming town called the capital of North Iceland.

• Enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörđur fjord.
• Travel to an important spot in Iceland's history, Gođafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods.
Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer.
Bizarre lava formations at Kálfaströnd followed by a walk around the many pseudo craters at Skútustađir.
• Relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths that contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms.

Overnight at Mývatn Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar hotel.
Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

(120 km/75 mls)


Day 4. Lava Labyrinth , Hot Springs & Travel East



Today starts with a walk in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there.

Hot spring area of Námaskarđ with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras.
• Uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland.
• *From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Overnight at Hérađ Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar.
Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.

(250 km/155 mls)


Day 5. 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.

Vatnajökull – Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland.
Vatnajökull National Park - Europe's largest national park has Iceland's highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier.

Overnight at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or similar.
Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

(260 km/161 mls)


Day 6. Vatnajökull Glacier, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast



A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits today.

Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs - explore the extraordinary site and if lucky you can might spot seals swimming in arctic waters. Walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available.
• You can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded.
• Head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls.
• Experience the unique Icelandic Lava Show where you get to witness and feel the heat from molten lava!
• The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík, is widely regarded as the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid.
• Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar.
Skógafoss waterfall - 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.
• Continue to the 60-meter 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!

Overnight at Stracta Hotel Hella or similar.
Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

(380 km/235 mls)


Day 7. Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle



Today classics will be explored before returning to Reykjavík.

Friđheimar - learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities, and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse.
• Next is the Golden Circle
• At Geysir there are 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.
Gullfoss, "the golden falls" - a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter.
Ţingvellir National Park - a UNESCO world heritage site, and an area of exceptional geological and historical interest. The Ţingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures make evident the rifting of the earth's crust.
• The tour ends with a short city tour to show highlights of the world's northernmost capital.

Overnight at Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar hotel.
Breakfast included. Lunch &dinner is on your own.

Northern Lights: From mid-September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.

(160 km/99 mls)


Day 8. Departure



Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

Breakfast included.

(50 km/31 mls)


Tour Dates

February 03, 2023 English
February 17, 2023 English
March 03, 2023 English
March 17, 2023 English
March 31, 2023 English Sold out
April 14, 2023 English
April 28, 2023 English
May 12, 2023 English Sold out
May 26, 2023 English
June 09, 2023 English
June 23, 2023 English
July 07, 2023 English
July 21, 2023 English
August 04, 2023 English
August 18, 2023 English
September 01, 2023 English
September 15, 2023 English
September 29, 2023 English
October 13, 2023 English
October 27, 2023 English
November 10, 2023 English
November 24, 2023 English
December 08, 2023 English

Price Information

January 01, 2023 - April 30, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 260099 ISK (1830 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 301409 ISK (2120 USD)
May 01, 2023 - May 31, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 296821 ISK (2088 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 384030 ISK (2702 USD)
June 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 367200 ISK (2583 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 506429 ISK (3563 USD)
September 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 379440 ISK (2669 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 529379 ISK (3724 USD)
October 01, 2023 - October 31, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 313651 ISK (2206 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 408509 ISK (2874 USD)
November 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023:
Per person in double or twin room incl. breakfast 287639 ISK (2023 USD)
Per person in single room incl. breakfast 370260 ISK (2605 USD)

Payments & Terms

  • 20% Deposit
  • Cancellation:
  • A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for bookings cancelled 14-28 days prior to tour start.
  • No refund is possible for cancellations less than 14 days before departure, or for no shows, and for a tour begun but not completed.
  • Iceland Road Trip reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of 20 % in order to secure space on the tour.

Other Information

GROUP SIZE: 30 persons

Min Age: 8+

Complementaries:
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
Upgrade for private airport transfer – on request

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.

DEPARTURES Time: 09:00 on day 2 from Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels (subject to change)

ACCOMMODATION: Tourist-class accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc.
Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar in Reykjavík for first and last night
Akureyri Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Mývatn Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Hérađ Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or similar (1 night)
Stracta Hotel Hella or similar (1 night).
Note that hotel list is subject to change.

*NOTE that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms. Triple rooms not available for this tour.

Note that there is limited day light, about 5-6 hours, for departures mid November to End of January. For your information the shortest day light in Iceland is on the 21st of December, about 4 hours.

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.

CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

PAYMENT: A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach Iceland RoadTrip within 2 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, Iceland RoadTrip will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for Iceland RoadTrip to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

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