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8 Day Highlights of Iceland Tour from Reykjavik (Summer)

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Reykjavik, Iceland
8 Days 7 Nights

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    Day 1

    Reykjavik (72 km)

    As they arrive at Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik, guests will be transferred to their local accommodations. Depending on their arrival time, they will have the option of visiting the famous Blue Lagoon spa for a relaxing dip in warm water.
    • Reykjanes Peninsula, ICELAND

      The Reykjanes Peninsula is most popularly known for the Keflavik International Airport and Blue Lagoon. A geothermal area, Reykjanes offers access to a wide array of activities including caves, hot springs, restaurants, museums, lighthouses, festivals, and dramatic landscape.

      Blue Lagoon

      Warm up in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spalocated in a lava field in southwestern Iceland, in Grindavik. Visitors can swim and relax in mineral rich water, said to have health benefits, in temperatures averaging 37 -39 °C(99 - 102 °F).

      Admission (Optional): Adult $85; Child $85

    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Reykjavik, Fosshotel Barn or similar
    Day 2

    Borgarfjrdur-Reykholt-Hraunfossar-Akureyri (549 km)

    After breakfast we start our roundtrip of Iceland by heading towards Borgarfjrdur. We visit Reykholt and the splendid waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Then we stop at Deildartunguhver; Icelands largest hot spring (in terms of water production per second). From Borgarnes we drive to the North of Iceland through the Skagafjrdur region, an area known for horse breeding and many Icelandic horses can be seen grazing in the fields of the Skagafjrur valley. As we approach the village of Varmahl we make a short detour and visit the Glaumbr museum, which is one of the best preserved turf farmhouses in Iceland, located just north of Varmahl (not included in price). Then we continue until we reach Akureyri, the major town in North Iceland. We visit the town with its beautiful church and botanical gardens, or shop at leisure. If you are up to it after a long drive you might even want to race your fellow travelers up and down the church stairs, a popular thing to do when in Akureyri.
    • Reykholt, ICELAND

      A village in the Western Region of Iceland, Reykholt has a rich history and was once the intellectual center of Iceland. Today, archaeologists continue to find medieval remains, scientists conduct research on the aurora borealis, and tourists enjoy attractions like the Hraunfossar waterfalls and nearby Deildartunguhver hot springs.
    • Akureyri, ICELAND

      Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Akureyri, Hotel Norurland or similar
    Day 3

    Akureyri - Myvatn - Akureyri (182 km)

    Today, we will head to Myvatn. On the way, we will stop at Godafoss, the waterfall of the pagan gods. In Myvatn, we will spend the day exploring the area around the lake, one of Iceland's most interesting regions, full of fantastic volcanic formations, geothermal activity, and interesting wildlife. We will take a walk through past Dimmuborgir lava formations, see the Skutustadir craters, the boiling mud pools and steam vents of Namaskard and the area of Krafla. Afterwards, we will drive back to Akureyri for the night.
    • Myvatn, ICELAND

      This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.


      This large area is loaded with fascinating volcanic formations. The name Dimmuborgir means "dark fortresses," a reference to the ominous citadel-like shape of these structures. The area is one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions.


      If you didn't know any better, you would think that this area of volcanic and geothermal activity in northern Iceland was actually Mars! Travelers, be wary: though the landscape is fascinating, the sulfuric stench is pungent!


      This Icelandic caldera has a diameter of 10 kilometers. The area is home to a good amount of geothermal activity, although its last volcanic eruption was in 1984.
    Standard Hotel: overnight at a 3* hotel in Akureyri, Hotel Norurland or similar
    Day 4

    Dettifoss Waterfall and sbyrgi

    In the morning we drive to the charming fishing village of Husavik and from there we continue round the attractive stretch of coastline of Tjrnes peninsula until we arrive at sbyrgi, a horse-shoe-shaped gorge, reputed to be the hoof print of Odin?s eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Then to the mighty Dettifoss, Iceland's and Europe?s most powerful waterfall, which thunders 44 meters into a deep gorge. You will literally feel the earth tremble beneath your feet so be careful around the edges as they may be slippery. Then we continue our trip through the desert highlands of Mdrudalur to the village of Egilsstadir, on the banks of Lake Lgurinn, in the center of Eastern Iceland. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the Lagarfljtsormurinn, a large creature that lives in Lake Lgurinn.
    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Egilsstair area, Hotel Hallormsstaur or similar
    Day 5

    The East Fjords

    Today's journey will take us south through the sheltered East Fjords and their small fishing villages. We will pass the villages of Reydarfjordur and Faskrudsfjordur before arriving in Stodvarfjordur, where we will have the option of visiting Petra's famous stone collection. Next, we will drive through Breiddalsvik and Djupivogur before finally arriving in the village of Hofn in the Southeast. This village is known as the lobster capital of Iceland.
    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel Hfn area, Fosshotel Vatnajkull or similar
    Day 6

    Vatnajokull - Skaftafell National Park - Vik

    Today, we will be able to view some of Iceland's most spectacular landscapes. We will begin with a along the southern side of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice-cap, until we reach Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon where we will sail out among the lagoon's icebergs. Next, we will head to Skaftafell National Park, a unique natural area where many flower species thrive in the shelter of the birch forest found on the lower slopes of the mountains. We will be able to go hiking through the park and see its beautiful waterfalls like Svartifoss. Later, we will continue across the black sands of Skeidararsandur to the villages of Kirkjubaejarklausturm where we will see the Dwarf Rocks. Afterwards, we will continue to Vik to stroll on the black sand beaches. Then, we will drive to Dyrholey, a high cliff that provides a unique view of Iceland's south coast. In the summertime, we will be able to see large colonies of puffins gathering.
    • Vatnajokull National Park, ICELAND

      It is the largest national park in Europe, covering a total area of 12,850 km2 or almost 13% of Iceland, also has been nominated for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list.


      This large glacial lake in Iceland is growing all the time due to the nearby glaciers melting. It has been featured in four movies, including Batman Begins and two James Bond films.


      Known as the black falls, this waterfall is one of the most popular sights in Vatnajokull National Park. The waterfall is surrounded by dark lava columns, which have provided inspiration for Iceland's architects.
    • Skaftafell National Park, ICELAND

      The second national park, Skaftafell, is established in 1967 and about 400-500 square kilometres. It contains some of the most precious natural pearls of the country. The rugged landscapes, mountains and glaciers, the flora and the fauna have a magnetic influence on the visitors.
    • Kirkjubaejarklaustur, ICELAND

      This small Icelandic village has a total population about 500 people. Despite its small size, it is relatively well-known because of the travel facilities it offers on the road between Vik and Hofn.
    • Vik, ICELAND

      There are many natural places of interest in the small beachside town of Vk, including puffin and arctic tern breeding grounds, a spectacular set of rock columns known as Reynisdrangar, and Dyrhlaey. There are also hiking trails, bird-watching trips, and horseback riding on the black sands or snowmobile on Mrdalsjkull.


      The southern coast of Iceland contains a unique surprise for visitors: black sand beaches, formed due to the region's volcanic activity. Reynisfjara in particular has been called the coolest beach in the country.
    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Vk area, Hotel Katla or similar
    Day 7

    Waterfalls and the Golden Circle (492 km)

    We will begin the day with a visit to Skogarfoss, a famous waterfall, and the Skogar Folk Museum, one of the country's largest museums that details daily life in the area over the course of the past several centuries. Next, we will stop at Seljalandsfoss, one of the area's most iconic waterfalls. Afterwards, we will head to Geysir and Strokkur, two geysers that eject hot water columns every few minutes. Then, we will continue to Gullfoss, the country's most famous waterfall, before we head to Thingvellir National Park, the original site of Althing, the Icelandic Parliament, where we will see astonishing fissures and lava fields. Afterwards, we will continue to Reykjavik.
    • Vik, ICELAND

      There are many natural places of interest in the small beachside town of Vk, including puffin and arctic tern breeding grounds, a spectacular set of rock columns known as Reynisdrangar, and Dyrhlaey. There are also hiking trails, bird-watching trips, and horseback riding on the black sands or snowmobile on Mrdalsjkull.


      This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
    • Selfoss, ICELAND

      Selfoss is the largest town in southern Iceland, the Icelandic Route 1 runs through the town on its way between Hverageroi and Hella.


      This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
    • Golden Circle, ICELAND

      Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.


      Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.


      Merely a stone's throw from it's sibling, Geysir, Strokkur is a fountain geyser near the Hvita River. It erupts every 8-10 minues, averaging about 15-20 meters high each time.


      This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
    • Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND

      Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.


      Althing is the Icelandic parliament, as well as the name of the building in which the governmental body meets. It was founded in 930, making it the oldest parliamentary institution in the world.
    Standard Hotel: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Reykjavik, Fosshotel Barn or similar
    Day 8


    Today, guests will transfer to Keflavik Airport for their departure flights.
    • Price Includes

    • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners in hotels outside Reykjavik
    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • Roundtrip transfer from Keflavik international airport to hotel in Reykjavik via Airport Shuttle
    • English/Scandinavian speaking guide during the trip
    • Entrance fee to Skgar museum and Petra?s Stone Collection
    • Boat trip on Jkulsarlon Glacial Lagoon (approx. 30-40 minutes)
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    • Airport Transfers
    • Meals and drinks(unless otherwise specified)
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    • All Personal Expenses
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Admission fees for optional activities
    • Entrance to museums
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      Up to 30 calendar days before the scheduled departure, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged
      15 -29 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 60% cancellation fee will be charged
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      Within 7 calendar days before the scheduled departure date a 100% cancellation fee will be charged
      Day of departure or No-show: 100% penalty fee.Unused features are non-refundable; No-show forfeit entire payment.
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