Guided Iceland Circle 2023

Guided Iceland Circle 2023

Bestseller

See the best of Iceland in the shortest possible time on this guided circle tour around the island. Fortnightly departures on Fridays, all year-round!

Travel on Iceland’s ring road and discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes: volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers, glacier lagoon and waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely group tour on Iceland’s ring road, combining nature, soft adventure, and cultural experiences. During the tour, two evenings include Northern Lights Academy (from September to mid-April). Join this amazing and complete circle tour of Iceland, a bestseller all year round! Hunt the Midnight Sun in the Summer and the Northern Lights in the Winter.

Highlights and Experiences:


• Escorted coach tour around Iceland's Ring Road
• Visit two national parks
• The Golden Circle including Ţingvellir,Geysir & Gullfoss
• Mývatn Nature Baths, including towel
• Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
• Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
• 2x evenings with Northern Lights Program (from mid-September to mid-April).
• Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from May through September only
• Optional whale watching in Akureyri in the morning of day 3, April through October
• Experience flowing lava at the Icelandic Lava Show

GG04 Map

GG04 Map

AVAILABLE:
All year

DURATION:
8 days, 7 nights

TOUR ID:
GG04

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Included

    Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide)
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    Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English speaking guide or driver guide
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    7 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/wc. Breakfast included.
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    2x evenings with Northern Lights Program (from mid-September to mid-April).
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    Visit to Glaumbćr Folk Museum
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    Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
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    Amphibian boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (May-Sept depending on weather conditions)
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    Entrance to Icelandic Lava Show
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    Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
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Not Included

    All meals not listed under "included"
    Any private expenses
    Any additional services
    Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Dinner is on your own.
(50 km/31 mls)

Day 2. Volcano Crater, Fjords and Mountains


At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörđur fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north visit Glaumbćr, one of Iceland’s most beautiful turf house farms and folk museums. Continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at allows you to walk around the beautiful town of Akureyri.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(415 km/258 mls)

Day 3. The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn and Geothermal Baths


In the morning explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörđur fjord. From April-October 2021 there are optional whale watching tours available from 09:00-12:00 am; see https://www.whalewatchingakureyri.is
In the afternoon travel to Gođafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustađir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. End the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(120 km/75 mls)

Day 4. Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs and Travel East


In the morning walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarđ with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(250 km/155 mls)

Day 5. East Fjords


It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and, on the route, visit an attractive stone and mineral collection. Then, in the afternoon, see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier visible all over Southeast Iceland.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(260 km/161 mls)

Day 6. Vatnajökull Glacier, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast


Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. From May through September 2021 only, a boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program. Just across the street, you can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second-largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.

In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Experience the unique Icelandic Lava Show where you get to witness and feel the heat from molten lava! Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountain. An exciting trail goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet!

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from mid-September to mid-April.

Please note that itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(380 km/235 mls)

Day 7. Icelandic Horses and Golden Circle


Explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. Start the day at Friđheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls“, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.

Northern Lights: From mid-September to mid-April optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(160 km/99 mls)

Day 8. Departure

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Breakfast included.
(50 km/31 mls)

Tour Dates

December 09, 2022 English Sold out
January 06, 2023 English
February 03, 2023 English
February 17, 2023 English
March 03, 2023 English
March 17, 2023 English
March 31, 2023 English
April 14, 2023 English
April 28, 2023 English
May 12, 2023 English
May 26, 2023 English
June 09, 2023 English
June 23, 2023 English
July 07, 2023 English
July 21, 2023 English
August 04, 2023 English
August 18, 2023 English
September 01, 2023 English
September 15, 2023 English
September 29, 2023 English
October 13, 2023 English
October 27, 2023 English
November 10, 2023 English
November 24, 2023 English
December 08, 2023 English

Price Information

January 01, 2023 - April 30, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 253299 ISK (1795 USD)
Price per person in a single room 293530 ISK (2080 USD)
May 01, 2023 - May 31, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 289061 ISK (2048 USD)
Price per person in a single room 373989 ISK (2650 USD)
June 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 357600 ISK (2534 USD)
Price per person in a single room 493190 ISK (3495 USD)
September 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 369519 ISK (2619 USD)
Price per person in a single room 515540 ISK (3653 USD)
October 01, 2023 - October 31, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 305451 ISK (2165 USD)
Price per person in a single room 397830 ISK (2819 USD)
November 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 280120 ISK (1985 USD)
Price per person in a single room 360580 ISK (2555 USD)

Payments & Terms

20% Deposit
Cancellation:
A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before departure.
A cancellation fee of 50% applies for bookings cancelled 14-28 days prior to tour start.
No refund is possible for cancellations less than 14 days before departure, or for no shows, and for a tour begun but not completed.
TOURIS reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of 20 % in order to secure space on the tour.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Duration: 8 Days

GROUP SIZE: Max 30 persons.

Min Age: 8+

Complementaries:
Entrance fees
Free Wi-Fi on the bus
Use of snow & ice grippers spike (for winter departures)
Use of flashlight (for winter departures)

Additional Services:
Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request
Upgrade for private airport transfer – on request

PLEASE NOTE that this tour books up quickly. An update on availability may not appear immediately at our website after the tour fills up. Kindly contact us to check for availability before making an online booking.

Start & End Location: Keflavik International Airport (Flybus shuttle)

DEPARTURES Time: 09:00 on day 2 from Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels (subject to change)

Note that there is limited day light, about 5-6 hours, for departures mid November to end of January. For your information the shortest day light in Iceland is on the 21st of December, about 4 hours.

ACCOMMODATION - Tourist-class accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
Reykjavík Natura Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar in Reykjavík for first and last night
Akureyri Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Mývatn Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Hérađ Berjaya Iceland Hotels or similar (1 night)
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon or similar (1 night)
Stracta Hotel Hella or similar (1 night).
Note that hotel list is subject to change.

NOTE - Most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms.

CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 20% discount for children 8-11 years of age if sharing room with parents. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

PAYMENT - A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 2 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers´ name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

TRAVEL INSURANCE - To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

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