With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic round tour covers the so called ring-road around Iceland and the magnificent Snaefellsnes peninsula with its spectacular landscapes and mystical powers. Experience an ever-changing landscape every day and learn about Iceland“s geology, culture, and history.
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-An 8 day English-guided round tour according to the itinerary.
-Accommodation for 2 nights with breakfast in Reykjavik.
-Accommodation for 7 nights in the countryside including breakfast.
-7 dinners in the countryside.
-Entrance to Skogar Museum.
-Boat tour on the glacier lagoon.
-Entrance to Petra“s stone Museum.
-Transfer to and from Keflavik airport with airport shuttle.
-Airfare to and from Iceland.
-All services not mentioned above.
-We reserve the right to change hotels and routes if and when it becomes necessary.
Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.
|Arrival Arrival at Keflavik airport. Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik with airport shuttle. Accommodation: 4th Floor Hotel.|
|Reykjavik-Hvolsvollur The first day of the round tour starts with a short (1 &1/2 hr) city tour around Reykjavik. Among places we will see are the old harbour, the city center, Hallgrimskirkja church and the Pearl. Then we continue to Žingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament and a geological phenomenon. From there we drive to the Geyser geothermal area for a spouting hot spring and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, where on a sunny day you can see a rainbow in the spray above the waterfall. From there we proceed to our overnight stay. Accommodation: Countryhotel Smaratun.|
|Hvolsvollur-Kirkjubaejarklaustur We start our second day by visiting the waterfalls of Seljarlandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Then we stop to visit the museum at Skogar. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as bird life at Dyrholaey, the rocks of Reynisdrangar, Solheimajokull glacier, black sands and the lava of the Laki eruption in 1782-1783. Accommodation in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.|
|Kirkjubaejarklaustur-Hofn On the third day the trip continues over the black sands towards the oasis at Skaftafell national park close to Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier. At Skaftafell we take a walk towards the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss and another walk to the glacier tongue. From there we drive to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) for a boat tour between the icebergs (included in price). When we reach our overnight stay you have the option to do a Super jeep tour on Vatnajokull glacier. Accommodation: Guesthouse Gerdi.|
|Hofn-Egilsstadir Now the tour continues along the beautiful coastal region of the East Fjords, with spectacular landscape, high mountains and deep fjords. We will stop at Stodvarfjordur where we will visit the extraordinary stone collection of Petra. Accommodation: Guesthouse Eyvindara.|
|Egilsstadir-Myvatn From Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. From there we visit the natural phenomenon Asbyrgi. Then we continue towards the town of Husavik before driving to Lake Myvatn for our overnight stay. Accommodation: Guesthouse Narfastadir.|
|Myvatn-Hrutafjordur This day we stay around the Lake Myvatn area. It is one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. Recent and old volcanic activity has shaped the landscapes and the forces of nature are still at work. Among the interesting sights are a solfatara area with boiling and bubbling mud pots, lava that is still warm almost 30 years after the eruption, the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. From there we drive to Akureyri where we will first take a short city tour and from Akureyri the tour goes to Hrutafjordur for our overnight stay. Accommodation: Hotel Gauksmyri.|
|Hrutafjordur-Snaefellsnes Today the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we wisit are basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations, and Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich birdlife and other wonders of nature. Accommodation: Guesthouse Langaholt.|
|Snaefellsnes-Reykjavik Today we head towards Reykjavik to close our circle. First stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There we continue to Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children“s waterfalls). Then the tour goes to Reykholt, the place where Snorri Sturluson, the famous 13th century poet, lived and wrote his historic books (Snorra-Edda and the Saga of Egill Skallagrimsson to mentions some). Then we will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe“s water most hot spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik trough the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur). Accommodation: 4th Floor Hotel.|
|Departure Departure transfer to Keflavik airport with airport shuttle.|