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9 days / 8 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice, transfer to Reykjavik. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik
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. Explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss 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
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 Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajökull 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
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
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi 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 the pseudo 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
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.

Day 7: Skagafjordur - Borgarnes
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
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.

Day 9: Departure Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

Important Notes:
All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants
Maximum group size: 36 people

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2019          
           
  Departures: Apr - September          
             
  Departure Date   Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Trp Occ  
  April 24   CAD 3,781 CAD 4,638 CAD 3,700  
  May 15, 22   CAD 3,769 CAD 4,831 CAD 3,581  
  June 12, 26   CAD 4,456 CAD 5,969 CAD 4,106  
  July 03, 08, 15, 17, 24, 31   CAD 4,456 CAD 5,969 CAD 4,106  
  August 07, 14, 28   CAD 4,456 CAD 5,969 CAD 4,106  
  September 04, 13, 18   CAD 4,188 CAD 5,544 CAD 3,806  
             
  Hotels:          
  Reykjavik - Icelandair Hotel Natura  
  Vik - Icelandair Hotel Vik/ Hotel Kria or Similar  
  Hofn - Hotel Hofn or Similar  
  Herad - Icelandair Hotel Herad or Similar  
  Myvatn - Sel-Hotel Myvatn or Similar  
  Siglufjordur - Hotel Siglo or Similar  
  Hamar - Icelandair Hotel Hamar or Similar  
 
Included:
  • 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 2 nights w/private facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 6 nights w/private facilities in countryside
  • Breakfast daily except arrival day
  • 5 dinners in the countryside
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum, including refreshments (day 6)
  • Herring-Era Museum Entrance (day 7)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
Not Included:
  • International airfare
  • Dinners in Reykjavík (day 1 and 8) and Siglufjörður (day 6)
  • Lunches
  • Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"
 
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