Iceland Complete WINTER 2023 - 2024


The ultimate Icelandic touring holiday – see it all in 9 packed days. A guided tour of Iceland via the Route 1 ring-road, circling the entire country. On this Icelandic tour holiday you will see the Icelandic landscape in all its incredible variety – from magnificent mountains to black beaches, from glaciers to waterfalls, from volcanoes to icebergs. 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 Iceland’s Nature and Local Communities! During the trip you’ll receive a special souvenir: an Iceland Search and Rescue Association (ICE SAR) key ring. Your guide will tell you about this trained team of volunteers dedicated to rescue work and accident prevention in Iceland. Additionally, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolvidur, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF).

Highlights:
• Let us provide you with an excellent overview of Iceland and its unique wonders
• We’ll take you to 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 – great experiences that also add great value
• Take advantage of overnight countryside locations to search for the elusive northern light

Overview

Map for Iceland Complete WINTER 2023 - 2024 tour
  • Duration:9 days, 8 nights
  • Season:October 4 to April 3
  • Tour ID:LB07

Included

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
  • Information Meeting with the guide on the evening of Day 1
  • Expert professional English speaking guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room w/facilities in Reykjavík. Breakfast included
  • Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room w/facilities in countryside. Breakfast included
  • 6 three-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2 -7)
  • Souvenir Icelandic Search and Rescue key ring
  • Entrance fee to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre (day 2)
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)
  • Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (day 6)
  • Horse show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
  • Northern lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening, including use of crampons and headlight
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Great photo stops
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Arrival at Keflavik International airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time. Spend rest of your day exploring capital of Iceland on your own.

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.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You will meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

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. The Golden Circle and The South Shore



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

• A short sightseeing tour of Reykjavík with visit to fascinating Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre
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
Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss – two classic waterfalls
Dyrhólaey nature reserve.
Vík – a peaceful seaside village set in beautiful surroundings

If weather conditions are right, your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt on foot in the area outside your hotel tonight, or on one of the other evenings that you are staying in the countryside.

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Vík area.
• Approximate Distance: 325 km / 201 miles


Day 3. Vatnajokull National Park (Skaftafell area)



Your guided tour of Iceland continues with a journey through the attractions of South Iceland. As you drive through the breath-taking landscape the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier will provide incredible views. The day's many highlights include:

Katla Volcano
Eldhraun – a vast field of lava
Skaftafell National Park – an area of great beauty and variety
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon – one of Iceland's most famous treasures, where giant icebergs float in the freezing blue waters
• The Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea.

• Dinner and an overnight stay in Southeast Iceland or in the Höfn area.
• Approximate Distance: 265 km / 165 miles


Day 4. The East Fjords



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
Villages - with history and charm
• A visit the local Beljandi Microbrewery in the village of Breiđdalsvík and sample some of the beer
Egilsstađir town - located near Iceland's largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary monster
Hallormsstadur

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Eastfjords area.
• Approximate Distance: 260 km / 162 miles


Day 5. 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:

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, the Skútustađir pseudo craters and a rich and diverse birdlife

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Mývatn area.
• Approximate Distance: 255 km / 158 miles


Day 6. Akureyri and the Troll Peninsula



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

Dimmuborgir lava formations
• a visit to the lovely Gođafoss waterfall
Akureyri – known as 'the capital of the North', the town is rich in cultural and social life, including many shops, restaurants and museums
Trollaskagi Peninsula
Siglufjordur – an enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll. The town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country that have been beautifully restored.
Herring-Era Museum in Siglufjordur

• Dinner and overnight stay in Northwest Iceland.
• Approximate Distance: 235 km / 146 miles


Day 7. Skagafjordur – Borgarnes



You continue your journey across the North of Iceland, with lots to see and do. In addition to dramatic mountain scenery, you'll experience:

Skagafjorđur – where you can learn about the special characteristics of the Icelandic horse
Blönduós – a village by the salmon river Blanda. This is a part of Iceland known from the Icelandic literary work Vatnsdaela Saga.
Holtavörđuheiđi – the plateau that leads you across Borgarfjörđur
Grabrok Crater
Borgarnes - a picturesque coastal town

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Borgarnes area
• Approximate Distance: 235 km / 146 miles


Day 8. Borgarfjörđur Fjord - Ţingvellir National Park - Reykjavík



The last day of your guided tour around Iceland includes hot springs, waterfalls, stunning fjords, and one of Iceland's most iconic areas of interest: Ţingvellir National park. The day includes:

Deildartunguhver – a hot spring known as the most powerful in the world.
Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfall
• A drive through Hvalfjörđur fjord
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

• Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.
• Approximate Distance: 205 km / 130 miles


Day 9. Departure



Please note that the breakfast might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.
Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure


Tour Dates

March 13, 2024 English
April 03, 2024 English Sold out

Price Information

October 04, 2023 - October 18, 2023:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 423458 ISK (3079 USD)
Price per person in Single room 526863 ISK (3831 USD)
Price per person in a triple room 433143 ISK (3149 USD)
February 14, 2024 - April 03, 2024:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 439998 ISK (3199 USD)
Price per person in Single room 546978 ISK (3977 USD)
Price per person in a triple room 449682 ISK (3270 USD)

Optional Extra

Mývatn Nature Baths bathing fee: Price: 6705 ISK

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:
24 persons.
Minimum size: Guaranteed with 3 participants.
Activity/Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Languages: English
Minimum age: 8 years
Duration: 9 days/8 nights

*Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed.


Important Information:
• We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions.
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences.
•Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed.
• A minimum of 3 passengers is required to guarantee each departure.

Good to Know: Generally, on Day 2 – 8 there will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop. You’ll arrive at each night’s accommodation in the late afternoon.

Accommodation
Combination category, a mixture of quality and comfort category. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Berjaya Iceland Reykjavik Natura

Day 2 – Hotel Vik/Hotel Katla

Day 3 – Fosshotel Vatnajokull/Hotel Hofn

Day 4 – Valaskjalf Hotel

Day 5 – Laxa Hotel/Fosshotel Myvatn

Day 6 – Hofsstadir Country Hotel

Day 7 – Hotel Hamar

Day 8 – Berjaya Iceland Reykjavik Natura

Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Iceland Road Trip cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available for requested tour.

Optional Tours:
we recommend you book and pay for this activity in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee | Not Included: Towel and Swimsuit (rentals available).


A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach Iceland Road Trip 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, Iceland Road Trip 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 Road Trip to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

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 0-7 years old travel on scheduled tours.


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.


Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.



Highlights of the tour:

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

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