Iceland Complete 2024


A guided tour of Iceland via the Route 1 ring-road, circling the entire country and Snaefellsnes Peninsula. On this Icelandic tour holiday you will see the Icelandic landscape in all its incredible variety – from volcanoes and glaciers to fjords and thundering waterfalls. A guided round trip that will show you the very best of Icelandic nature – north, south, east and west. Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!
We support Icelandic nature! As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviđur, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF)

Highlights:
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn nature reserve
• Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with authentic local activities and delicious dinners
• Spend a full day in the enchanting Snćfellsnes Peninsula, known for its incredible variety of landscapes
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

We offer two versions of this tour:
Classic tour (maximim size: 36 participants).
Small group tour (maximim size: 16 participants).

Overview

Map for Iceland Complete 2024 tour
  • Duration:10 days, 9 nights
  • Season:April 30 to September 24
  • Tour ID:LB08

Included

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 9
  • Expert professional English-speaking guide from day 2 to day 9
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with private facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 7 nights in a standard room with private facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Welcome meeting with your guide at the hotel on day 1
  • 5 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) or buffet dinners, including coffee/tea
  • Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse (day 2)
  • Visit to the excavated Stong Viking-age longhouse (day 3)
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 5)
  • Horse show in Skagafjörđur (Day 8)
  • Visit to the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (Day 9)
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Comfortable leg room
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Sanitary measures in accordance with guidelines from the Icelandic Health authorities
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and hotels
  • Dinners in Reykjavik, Akureyri and Hofn
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


An optional transfer from airport to your Reykjavík accommodation in a Wi-Fi connected bus. Spend rest of your day exploring capital of Iceland on your own.
Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight in Reykjavík.


Day 2. Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss



Your guided tour starts in the capital, before heading for some of Iceland's most famous attractions. This action-packed day includes:

Ţingvellir National Park – a site of incredible geological and cultural interest, as the home of the world's first parliament and one of Iceland's biggest lakes, Lake Ţingvallavatn
Gullfoss – the magnificent waterfall that is a must-see for any visitor
Geysir – home of hot springs, bubbling pools and geysers, including Strokkur which explodes into the air every few minutes
Hveragerđi – a pretty town located in an active geothermal area

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Hveragerđi area.


Day 3. Thjorsardalur Valley – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik



Your guided tour of Iceland continues with a journey through the attractions of South Iceland. The day's many highlights include:

Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers, and waterfalls.
• Visit Stong, where you can view a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla.
Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss – two classic waterfalls
Dyrhólaey nature reserve. *Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May until June 25th.
Reynisfjara black sand beach - with the thundering waves
Vík – a peaceful seaside village set in beautiful surroundings

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Vík area.


Day 4. Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn



Today you drive through the breath-taking landscape of the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier which provide incredible views. The highlights include:

Vatnajokull National Park – named after Europe’s largest glacier
The Skaftafell National Park – an area of great beauty and variety
Svinafellsjokull – one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon – one of Iceland's most famous treasures, where giant icebergs float in the freezing blue waters
Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea
Hofn - a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters).

• Overnight stay in the Hofn area. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Optional Tour- You MUST book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.
Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat


Day 5. Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir



A day that takes you into East Iceland, through an ever changing landscape – including:

The Almannaskarđ pass – leading you from Höfn past incredible coastline views
The East Fjords – watch the landscape change with dramatic slopes and cliffs
• A visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer
Egilsstadir town - located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Egilsstađir area.

Optional Tour- You can book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.
Day 5: Vok Geothermal Baths – Enjoy the relaxing experience of floating geothermal pools in a beautiful lake setting | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Vok bathing fee, towel rental and tisane at the tea bar | Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available), transfer from Vok to the hotel (taxi transfer option available from Vok baths).


Day 6. Lake Mývatn Area



The Lake Mývatn area is rich in natural beauty and birdlife – there is so much to explore here, as your Icelandic adventure continues. Along the way you will experience:

Studlagil – an impressive canyon made of basalt columns that seem to resemble organ pipes
Möđrudalsörćfi – a highland desert plateau
Dettifoss – famous as the most powerful waterfall in Europe
Námaskarđ pass – a memorable sight with its colourful scenery and bubbling mud pools
The Lake Mývatn area – one of Iceland's best loved natural attractions with a a rich and diverse birdlife, the Skútustađir pseudo craters and Grjotagja, a cave with underground hot springs
Dimmuborgir lava formations

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Mývatn area.


Day 7. Lake Myvatn Area – Godafoss - Akureyri



On this stage of your Icelandic guided holiday, after visiting sites in the Myvatn area, you head across the North, to Iceland's second biggest city. The day includes:

• A visit to the lovely Gođafoss waterfall
Akureyri – known as 'the capital of the North', the town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord

• Overnight stay in the Akureyri. Dinner is on your own this evening. Akureyri also has a nice variety of restaurants, so you will enjoy the chance to dine out tonight.

Optional Tours – You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.
Day 7: Whale Watching from Akureyri – Take a boat tour to view whales and other marine life in Eyjafjordur fjord | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, Wi-Fi on boat, use of warm overalls if needed. Transfers to/from the harbor.
Day 7: Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Relax in geothermal pools surrounded by trees and a beautiful fjord. | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Forest Lagoon bathing fee and towel rental| Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available). Transfers to/from the Lagoon.


Day 8. Skagafjordur – Borgarnes



This day includes a region that has been getting international recognition for its lovely volcanic and wooded scenery and for its Viking history. You will visit hot springs area and waterfalls, The day includes:

Viking Horse Demonstration – an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. This horse breed has remained unchanged since Viking times
Holtavorđuheiđi – the plateau that leads you to Borgarfjörđur
• Walk up to the top of Grabrok crater for an amazing view
Deildartunguhver – a hot spring known as the most powerful in the world.
Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfall

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Borgarfjordur area.


Day 9. Borgarfjordur – Snaefellsjokull National Park – Reykjavik



The last day of your guided tour around Iceland includes the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The day includes:

• The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself - which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD
Kirkjufell - one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland
• The uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach
• The picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi - with magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum - learn about “hakarl,” the cured shark meat specialty that Icelanders have enjoyed since Viking time

• Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.


Day 10. Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice


Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight.

Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight.
We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.


Tour Dates

April 30, 2024 English Small group
May 07, 2024 English Standard group
May 21, 2024 English Small group
June 04, 2024 English Small group
June 11, 2024 English Standard group
June 18, 2024 English Small group
June 25, 2024 English Sold out Small group
July 02, 2024 English Standard group
July 09, 2024 English Small group
July 16, 2024 English Standard group
July 23, 2024 English Small group
July 30, 2024 English Standard group
August 06, 2024 English Small group
August 13, 2024 English Small group
August 20, 2024 English Standard group
August 27, 2024 English Small group
September 10, 2024 English Small group
September 17, 2024 English Standard group
September 24, 2024 English Small group

Price Information

April 30, 2024 - May 21, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 476353 ISK (3464 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 643680 ISK (4680 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 588102 ISK (4276 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 775246 ISK (5637 USD)
June 04, 2024 - August 27, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 593317 ISK (4314 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 850193 ISK (6182 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 694487 ISK (5050 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 952258 ISK (6924 USD)
September 10, 2024 - September 24, 2024:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 565901 ISK (4115 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 809516 ISK (5886 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 669307 ISK (4867 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 917838 ISK (6674 USD)

Payments & Terms

  • 10% Deposit
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
  • 8 weeks (56 days) and more than 11 days prior to arrival: deposit (10%) charged
  • 10 days and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
  • 72 hours' notice and less: 100% charged
  • 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.
  • Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

Other Information


Maximum group size - Classic version: 36 persons.

Maximum group size - Small group: 16 persons.

Activity Level: Very easy
Languages: English
Minimum age: 8 years
Duration: 10 days/9 nights


Important Information:
• We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
• Please check the “Program Details” section in your travel documents to see your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
• A minimum of 3 participants is required to guarantee each departure

Accommodation:This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Fosshotel Reykjavik

Day 2 – Hotel Ork

Day 3 – Hotel Vik or Katla Hotel KEA

Day 4 – Hotel Hofn

Day 5 – Hotel Hallormsstadur or Valaskjalf Hotel

Day 6 – Laxa Hotel or Berjaya Myvatn Iceland Hotels or Sel Hotel Myvatn

Day 7 – Berjaya Iceland Hotel Akureyri

Day 8 – Hotel Hamar

Day 9 – Fosshotel Reykjavik


Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.


Optional Tour:
You can book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.

Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat. You MUST book and pay for this tour in advance.
Day 5: Vok Geothermal Baths – Enjoy the relaxing experience of floating geothermal pools in a beautiful lake setting | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Vok bathing fee, towel rental and tisane at the tea bar | Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available), transfer from Vok to the hotel (taxi transfer option available from Vok baths).
Day 7: Whale Watching from Akureyri – Take a boat tour to view whales and other marine life in Eyjafjordur fjord | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, Wi-Fi on boat, use of warm overalls if needed. Transfers to/from the harbor.
Day 7: Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Relax in geothermal pools surrounded by trees and a beautiful fjord. | Duration: Flexible | Includes: Forest Lagoon bathing fee and towel rental| Not Included: Swimsuit (rentals available). Transfers to/from the Lagoon.

Travel Tips:
We suggest bringing a mosquito/fly head net for use on Day 6, as there can be harmless midges around Lake Myvatn. It‘s not required, but some visitors have found it more comfortable.

Payment:
A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 8 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS 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 TOURIS 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.

Children 8-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-8 years old travel on scheduled tours.
Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Touris cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available for requested tour.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.



Highlights of the tour:

Ţingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Vík Town
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Höfn Town
Egilsstađir Town
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Námaskarđ Pass
Gođafoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town
Borgarnes-Town
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Djúpalónssandur
Snćfellsjökull Glacier

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