Iceland Complete CLASSIC CIRCLE TOUR- 9 Days / 8 Nights (0)
Iceland Complete CLASSIC CIRCLE TOUR- 9 Days / 8 NightsVisit all Iceland's main attractions along the Ring Road escorted by a professional local guide. With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic, best-selling tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Features of this popular tour include stops at the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. This tour has been our best seller for nearly 20 years.
Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!!
- All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
- Maximum group size: 36 people
- See Iceland's most popular sites and attractions
Optional tours and activities:
Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.
Day 3 - Boat tour on the glacial lagoon | 4800 ISK | 45 mins
Day 3 - Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull glacier | 25000 ISK | 4 hrs
Day 5 - Mývatn Nature Baths | 4000 ISK
Day 5 - Horse riding in Myvatn/Safarihestar | 7500 - 12000 ISK | 1-2 hrs
Day 6 - Sailing / Sea angling / Whale watching (dep. on season) Akureyri | 9400 ISK | 3 - 3.5 hrs
Day 8 - Non guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival/departure | 11500 ISK
PRICE PER PERSON:
Double room Single room
May EUR 2110 EUR 2635
June to August EUR 2410 EUR 3200
September EUR 2205 EUR 2775
April 2017 departure – 30% discount of June-August prices
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Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
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 stay in Reykjavík (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.
Day 2: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik
Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Seabird Colony – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Visit the nearby Fákasel Icelandic Horse Park where you can get to know a little more about the unique Icelandic horse breed. Head on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. ExploreGullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs andboiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss andSkogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until June 25th.
Day 3: Vik – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn
Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe's Largest Glacier
Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandursands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vanatjokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.
Day 4: Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir
Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Mineral Collection
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra's renowned collection of local stones and minerals.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.
Day 5: Lake Myvatn Area
Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – Protected Salmon River
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateauModrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including thepseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur
"Waterfall of the Gods" – Folk Museum – The beautiful Troll Peninsula
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.
Overnight in Siglufjörður. Dinner is on own.
Day 7: Skagafjordur – Borgarnes
Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur‘s award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.
Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.
Day 8: Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Europe's Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet.
Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to the airport not included.
If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity
- 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
- Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavik
- Accommodation 6 nights w/facilities in countryside
- Breakfast daily except arrival day
- 5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Siglufjörður not included)
- Short visit to Fákasel Icelandic Horse Park (day 2)
- Entrance to Petra’s Stone collection (day 4)
- Herring Museum Entrance (day 6)
- Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
- Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
- Beverages and lunches
- Any service not specifically mentioned under "included"
- Lake Mývatn
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon