ICELAND SELFIE MARATHON - 4 days/3nights (0)
ICELAND SELFIE MARATHON - 4 days/3nights
Let’s admit that we are all living in the world of big ambitions where experiencing something is not complete without telling the world about it. If you are one of those people who finds it hard to enjoy a great moment without taking a selfie or posting on Instagram, then you’ve come to the right place. Iceland is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world. Its icy glaciers, active volcanoes, awe-inspiring waterfalls, eerie hot springs and deep fjords provide many opportunities to indulge in the modern trend of selfie taking. It is almost impossible to take a bad shot as you travel from stunning views to astounding landscapes in the Land of Fire and Ice.
The Iceland Selfie Marathon is the perfect trip for those who are big on ambition but short on time. This speedy journey around Iceland will have you ticking off bucket list items faster than you can say “Group selfie”. Take in all the major highlights and some tucked-away gems of this fabulous country. Let’s go … and tell the world - been there, done that, got a T-shirt! We know, you will be back.
- Fully escorted 4-day minibus tour with an English speaking driver guide
- 3 nights hotel accommodation, rooms with shower/wc
- 3x breakfast + 1x dinner (day 3)
- Visit to two national parks
- Entrance with towel to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
- Boat trip on glacial lagoon
- A lot of very impressive landscape
- Iceland Selfie Marathon T-Shirt
- PRE & POST NIGHTS IN REYKJAVÍK:
- AIRPORT TRANSFERS: not included – can be added upon request.
HIGHLIGHTS and EXPERIENCES:
- Travel around Iceland’s ring road in only 4 days, using the one & only Thunderbolt Sprinter minibus
- Visit over 20 amazing locations around Iceland, bathe in a hot spring and sail between icebergs
- Free Wi-Fi on the Thunderbolt Sprinter minibus to instantly share your best times in Iceland on social media
- Lots of quick photo stops and on we go to the next spectacular nature site
- Small group travel, maximum 16 persons
Day 1: TRAVEL NORTH (500 km/310 mls)
Early morning departure from Reykjavík bus terminal for the first 500 kilometres of our express tour around Iceland. The first stop is in the town of Borgarnes (10 minutes), located in West Iceland, and followed by a hike on Grábrók volcano crater (40 minutes). You have one hour to explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Goðafoss waterfall is a beautiful site to shoot a couple of selfies (10 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Húsavík. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.
Day 2: TRAVEL EAST (400 km/248 mls)
Today we travel 400 kilometres to our overnight location in East Iceland, starting with Lake Mývatn known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes. First we visit the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir (20 minutes), followed by a walk in the lava fields of Dimmuborgir (30 minutes), and finally we soak in the geothermal Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (1 hour). In the afternoon we explore hot springs and bubbling mud pools (20 minutes) before hiking at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. From there we travel through the uninhabited highlands and stop in Egilsstaðir (10 minutes). We continue over scenic roads to our next overnight location at Fáskrúðsfjörður, a small fishing village in the East Fjords. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.
Day 3: TRAVEL TO THE GLACIER (400 km/248 mls)
The speedy tour around Iceland continues driving along beautiful fjords and past small fishing towns in East Iceland. Today’s mileage is about 400 kilometres. There’s a stop in the charming town of Djúpivogur (20 minutes), a one hour lunch break in the town of Höfn followed by 90 minutes to explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon by boat among floating icebergs. It is again selfie time at Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue (20 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Southeast Iceland. Estimated arrival time is 19:00.
Day 4: SOUTH COAST & GOLDEN CIRCLE (400 km/248 mls)
The last day of our quick-but-quality journey around Iceland is full of highlights as we drive about 400 kilometres along the South Coast and the Golden Circle route to Reykjavík. The first stop is in Vík (20 minutes), Iceland’s southernmost town, followed by another 20-minute photo extravaganza on the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. Say “group selfie” at Skógafoss waterfall (10 minutes) and one more time at Seljalandsfoss waterfall (10 minutes). In the afternoon we reach the last waterfall of the journey at Gullfoss where you have 20 minutes to admire one of Iceland’s most famous nature sights. Two more 20 minutes stops: first at Geysir geothermal springs and then at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Estimated drop off time at the Reykjavík bus terminal is 19:00.
Note - The small print is the big print:
Note that the total mileage is 1.700 km / 1.054 miles, which makes this tour suitable for travellers who like to see as much as possible in the shortest possible time and don’t mind travelling long hours by minibus. It is a Thunderbolt Sprinter, named after Thor, the God of Thunder and Usain Bolt, the best sprinter in the world. That’s about as fast as we go, making the Iceland Selfie Marathon the fastest guided bus tour around Iceland – in the speed of Thor’s Thunderbolt. You visit over 20 must-see locations; often quick photo stops at each location with a couple of walks and hikes here and there. There is free Wi-Fi on board. If you prefer a more leisurely schedule we recommend our 8-12 day tours around Iceland.
2017 Price per Person
Service/Room Type Departures: June-August Departures: May & September
In double or twin room incl. breakfast EUR 1.575 EUR 1.410
In Single room EUR 1.950 EUR 1.695
MEALS: 3x breakfast and 1x dinner (day 3)
PRE & POST NIGHTS IN REYKJAVÍK: Not included in this tour program. Note that the Iceland Selfie Marathon starts and ends at BSI bus station in Reykjavík. No hotel pick up/drop off available. Pre & post nights and airport transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík need to be arranged by you, the booking agent, or by the traveller directly.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We overnight in comfort tourist-class hotels, many of them set in the most stunning locations. All rooms have private shower/wc.
- Husavík: Fosshotel Húsavík
- East Iceland: Fosshotel Austur in Fáskrúðsfjörður
- Southeast Iceland: Fosshotel Núpar at Vatnajökull National Park
Note that above hotel list is subject to change and that double rooms in Iceland are normally twin beds. There are no triple rooms available for tour tour. Some of the departures operate in reverse itinerary, marked with (*) under tour dates.
NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.