Guided Iceland Circle 2020 - 2021

Guided Iceland Circle 2020 - 2021

Bestseller

Weekly escorted tour around Iceland, available all year round. Explore the stunning landscape and breathtaking nature with 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. Chances to see the Northern Lights during departures from mid-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).
• New: Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from May through September 2021 only
• New: Optional whale watching in Akureyri in the morning of day 3, April through October 2021 only

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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 natural history & seal museum in Hvammstangi
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    Visit to Viđimýri turf church
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    Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
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    Admission to Stone Collection
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    Exhibition and 4K movie at Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur
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    Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
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    New: Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon from May through September 2021 only
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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, Seals, Fjords and Mountains


At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. 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. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in the fishing village of Hvammstangi. Further north stop at the turf church of Víđimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

Breakfast included. Lunch & dinner is on your own.
(425 km/264 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 route visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier that is 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. 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. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Further west stop at the Lava Centre and learn about Iceland’s volcanic activity.

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 11, 2020 English
January 08, 2021 English
January 15, 2021 English
January 22, 2021 English
January 29, 2021 English
February 05, 2021 English
February 12, 2021 English
February 19, 2021 English
February 26, 2021 English
March 05, 2021 English
March 12, 2021 English
March 19, 2021 English
March 26, 2021 English
April 02, 2021 English
April 09, 2021 English
April 16, 2021 English
April 23, 2021 English
April 30, 2021 English
May 07, 2021 English
May 14, 2021 English
May 21, 2021 English
May 28, 2021 English
June 04, 2021 English
June 11, 2021 English
June 18, 2021 English
June 25, 2021 English
July 02, 2021 English
July 09, 2021 English
July 16, 2021 English
July 23, 2021 English
July 30, 2021 English
August 06, 2021 English
August 13, 2021 English
August 20, 2021 English
August 27, 2021 English
September 03, 2021 English
September 10, 2021 English
September 17, 2021 English
September 24, 2021 English
October 01, 2021 English
October 08, 2021 English
October 15, 2021 English
October 22, 2021 English
October 29, 2021 English
November 05, 2021 English
November 12, 2021 English
November 19, 2021 English
November 26, 2021 English
December 03, 2021 English
December 10, 2021 English
December 17, 2021 English

Price Information

September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 333632 ISK (2074 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 437892 ISK (2722 EUR)
October 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 271075 ISK (1685 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 348067 ISK (2163 EUR)
November 01, 2020 - December 31, 2020:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 255036 ISK (1585 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 341652 ISK (2123 EUR)
January 08, 2021 - April 30, 2021:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 247016 ISK (1535 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 328821 ISK (2044 EUR)
May 01, 2021 - May 31, 2021:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 253432 ISK (1575 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 333632 ISK (2074 EUR)
June 01, 2021 - September 30, 2021:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 303155 ISK (1884 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 413831 ISK (2572 EUR)
October 01, 2021 - October 31, 2021:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 253432 ISK (1575 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 333632 ISK (2074 EUR)
November 01, 2021 - December 17, 2021:
Price per person sharing a double or twin room 222956 ISK (1386 EUR)
Price per person in a single room 296741 ISK (1844 EUR)

Optional

 

VIP-seating supplement
Price: 48120 ISK (299 EUR)

EMPTY-SEAT supplement
Price: 25663 ISK (160 EUR)

Payments & Terms

20 % Deposit:
CANCELLATIONS:
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 tour start. From 28 days until 8 days before tour start, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before tour start, or for no shows, and a tour begun, but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand. TOURIS reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of 20 % in order to secure space on the tour.
Updated cancellation policy for bookings 01.07.2020-30.04.2021: No cancellation fees if a booking is cancelled latest 15 days prior tour start. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for bookings cancelled within 14 days prior tour start.

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

Duration: 8 Days

GROUP SIZE: 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

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 Icelandair Hotel Natura (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.

V.I.P. SEATING: Is an optional supplement for passengers that require more space and extra comfort on our multi-day coach tours. Passengers get two seats per person on the bus and a guaranteed window seat in the front rows of the bus, on first comes - first served basis.

EMPTY-SEAT: Is an optional supplement for passengers that require social distancing on the bus and more space. Passengers get two seats per person, meaning an empty seat next to them on our multi-day coach
tours.

ACCOMMODATION - Tourist-class accommodation, in rooms with shower/wc
Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar in Reykjavík for first and last night
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar (1 night)
Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar (1 night)
Icelandair Hotel Hérađ in Egilstađir (Oct-Apr) or Álfheimar Guesthouse in Borgarfjörđur-Eystri (May-Sep) (1 night)
Hotel Höfn or similar (1 night)
Hotel Eyjafjallajökull 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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