Iceland Complete 2023 - 10 days

Guided coach tour - Summer - 10 days

Iceland Complete 2023 - 10 days

Bestseller

Guided coach tour - Summer - 10 days

Come join us on one of the best-selling Ring Road tour! You will visit all the main attractions of the legendary Ring Road. You will find this classic circle tour provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and great value.

If you want to see the best of Iceland and enjoy great value, this is your trip! You will have a complete overview of “must-see“ Ring Road attractions such as the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will see the amazing diversity of Iceland’s landscapes from volcanoes and glaciers to fjords and thundering waterfalls. We have also included some great experiences that show you Iceland’s unique culture and geology.

We support Icelandic nature! As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviður, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF)

Highlights:
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara Beach, Dettifoss waterfall and Myvatn nature reserve
• Enjoy a glimpse into Icelandic life with authentic local activities and delicious dinners
• Spend a full day in the enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its incredible variety of landscapes • Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

We offer two versions of this tour:
Classical motor coach tour (maximim size: 36 participants).
Small group tour (maximim size: 16 participants).

IT03 Map

IT03 Map

AVAILABLE:
May 2 to September 26

DURATION:
10 days, 9 nights.

TOUR ID:
IT03

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Included

    Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 9
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    Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 9
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    Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation 7 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
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    Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
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    Welcome meeting with your guide at the hotel on evening of day 1
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    6 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) or buffet dinners, including coffee/tea
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    Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse (day 2)
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    Visit to the excavated Stong Viking-age longhouse (day 3)
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    Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 5)
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    Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (Day 7)
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    Horse Show in Skagafjordur (Day 8)
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    Great photo stops
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    Seat rotation during the tour
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    Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
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    Customer care service during office hours
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    24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
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Not Included

    Breakfast on arrival day
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    International airfare
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    Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
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    Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
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    Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and hotels
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    Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
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    Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
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    Guaranteed late check-out
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    Any service not specifically listed under “included”
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Transfer to Reykjavík is on your own. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the afternoon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You will meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm). Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Highlights: Reykjavík - Hallgrimskirkja Church - Tjornin Pond - The Sun Voyager - Perlan

Overnight: Reykjavik.

Day 2. Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss


National Park with Geological Wonders – Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your guide and start your Iceland adventure!

After a quick introductory of our home city of Reykjavik, head 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. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents!

Next on your journey is Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, where various walking paths give you photo-worthy views of the beautiful double-ledged cascade. You will also visit the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools.

During the day you will get a glimpse into Icelandic local life. Visit an Icelandic family farm where tomatoes are grown using organic geothermal energy. Tour the greenhouse and sample some of the farm’s sweet Icelandic tomatoes.

The day ends in Hveragerdi, a pretty town located in an active geothermal area. The locals have made clever use of underground hot springs to provide heat for homes, as well as greenhouses that grow flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Highlights: Thingvellir National Park - Geysir Hot Spring - Gullfoss Waterfall - Hveragerdi

Overnight and dinner: Hveragerdi area

Approximate Driving Distance: 205 km (127 miles)

Day 3. Thjorsardalur Valley – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik


Volcanic Valley – Waterfall Duo – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore enchanting Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers, and waterfalls. If the skies are clear, you’ll also see the impressive and beautiful Mt. Hekla volcano towering over the region. Visit Stong, where you can view a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla. The area was a filming location for Game of Thrones Season 4.

Drive along the scenic farmlands of Iceland’s South Shore. Stop to admire the scenic waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Each waterfall has its own charm. Continue to Dyrholaey* and the thundering waves of the Reynisfjara black sand beaches. End the day in Vik, Iceland’s southernmost town.

Highlights: Thjorsardalur Valley - Hekla Volcano - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall - Skogafoss Waterfall - Reynisdrangar Cliffs - Dyrholaey Promontory - Vik i Myrdal

Overnight and dinner: Vik area

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.

Approximate Driving Distance: 295 km (183 miles)

Day 4. Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn


Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You will be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You will also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you will enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. You also have the option of enjoying a boat tour amid the ice bergs (must be booked in advance). Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea.

Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters).

Highlights: Hofn - Vatnajokull Glacier - Vatnajokull National Park - Svartifoss Waterfall - Skaftafell National Park - Hvannadalshnjukur Peak - Oraefajokull Glacier - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Overnight: Hofn

Approximate Driving Distance: 285 km (177 miles)

Optional Tour- You MUST book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.
Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Day 5. Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir


Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Local Microbrewery

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. We are sure you will love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You will meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small Icelandic town, as well as see how great beer is made.

The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster.

Highlights: Egilsstadir - Faskrudsfjordur - Reydarfjordur

Overnight and dinner: Egilsstadir area

Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km (162 miles)

Day 6. Lake Myvatn Area


Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. Your route takes you by a historical Modrusalsoraefi; it is located at the highest altitude of any working farm in Iceland. Stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It is such a surreal experience!

Walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and peek into Grjotagja, a cave with underground hot springs. Explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. They look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit.

You will definitely see why the surreal Myvatn area has become so popular as a movie location.

Highlights: Dimmuborgir Lava Pillars - Dettifoss Waterfall - Hverfjall Crater - Myvatn Lake

Overnight and dinner: Myvatn area

Approximate Driving Distance: 255 km (158 miles)

Day 7. Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur – Skagafjordur


“Waterfall of the Gods” – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula – Historical Museum

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your day’s adventure with a visit to magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of North Iceland’s most important symbols. Afterwards, you will visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some free time in Akureyri, you will continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. You will surely be amazed at the steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and its black sand coastline.

Stop in Siglufjordur, a town with some of the country’s most beautiful timber buildings. Visit the town’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time.

Head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to your overnight in Skagafjordur, a scenic region full of historical sites and folk tales.

Highlights: The Herring Era Museum - Siglufjordur - Trollaskagi Peninsula - Akureyri - Godafoss Waterfall - Saudarkrokur

Overnight and dinner: Northwest Iceland

Approximate Driving Distance: 245 km (152 miles)

Day 8. Skagafjordur – Borgarnes


Viking Horse Demonstration – Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls

Breakfast at your hotel. Icelanders consider the Skagafjordur area to be one of the country’s finest places for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. This horse breed has remained unchanged since Viking times.

Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its lovely volcanic and wooded scenery and for its Viking history. Walk up to the top of Grabrok crater for an amazing view. Listen to the powerful rushing waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s mightiest hot spring area. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colors. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall.

Highlights: Hraunfossar Waterfalls - Barnafoss Waterfall - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring - Skagafjordur Fjord

Overnight and dinner: Borgarfjordur area

Approximate Driving Distance: 335 km (208 miles)

Day 9. Borgarfjordur – Snaefellsjokull National Park – Reykjavik


Snaefellsjokull Glacier – Pebble Beaches – Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Quaint Fishing Villages

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will explore the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. In addition, you will also see Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Walk along the uniquely pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbor village of Arnarstapi, you can observe magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations.

One Icelandic Saga mentions that Snaefellsnes and its people are protected by a benevolent half troll who lives high on the glacier. You might even find a sense of magic and healing energy in this beautiful peninsula.

At the end of the afternoon, your journey leads back to Reykjavik. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel.

Highlights: Snaefellsjokull National Park - Arnarstapi - Djupalonssandur Beach - Dritvik Cove - Kirkjufell Mountain - Eldborg Crater

Overnight: Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate Driving Distance: 405 km (252 miles)

Day 10. Departure


Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.

Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.

Highlights: Hallgrimskirkja Church - Harpa Concert Hall - Reykjavik

Tour Dates

May 02, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
May 09, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
May 23, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
June 06, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
June 13, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
June 20, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
June 27, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
July 04, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
July 11, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
July 18, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
July 25, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
August 01, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
August 08, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
August 15, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
August 29, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
September 12, 2023 English Small group max 16 people
September 19, 2023 English Standard group max 36 people
September 26, 2023 English Small group max 16 people

Price Information

May 02, 2023 - May 23, 2023:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 388890 ISK (2756 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 490955 ISK (3479 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 487826 ISK (3457 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 609111 ISK (4317 USD)
June 06, 2023 - August 15, 2023:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 472777 ISK (3350 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 630270 ISK (4467 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 559643 ISK (3966 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 717285 ISK (5083 USD)
August 29, 2023 - September 26, 2023:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 460558 ISK (3264 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 623266 ISK (4417 USD)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 543253 ISK (3850 USD)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 697916 ISK (4946 USD)

Payments & Terms

20% Deposit
Cancellation Policy
Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
More than 8 weeks (56+ days) prior to arrival: deposit (20%) charged
10 days and more than 72 hours: 75% charged
72 hours' notice and less: 100% charged

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


Maximum group size - Classic motor coach version: 36 persons.

Maximum group size - Small group: 16 persons.

Activity Level: Very easy
Languages: English
Minimum age: 9 years
Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Good to Know: Generally, on Day 2 – 9 there will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop. You will arrive at each night’s accommodation in the late afternoon.

Important Information:
• We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
• A minimum of 3 participants is required to guarantee each departure

Accommodation:This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Berjaya Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 2 – Hotel Ork

Day 3 – Hotel Vik

Day 4 – Hotel Hofn

Day 5 – Hotel Hallormsstadur

Day 6 – Fosshotel Myvatn or Icelandair Hotel Myvatn

Day 7 – Hofsstadir Country Hotel or Hotel Mikligarður

Day 8 – Fosshotel Reykholt or Hotel Hamar

Day 9 – Berjaya Hotel Reykjavik Natura


Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.


Optional Tour:
You can book and pay for this tour in advance to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know if you want to take this tour during the booking process.

Day 4: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle | Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Travel Tips:
We suggest bringing a mosquito/fly head net for use on Day 6, as there can be harmless midges around Lake Myvatn. It‘s not required, but some visitors have found it more comfortable.

Payment:
A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 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.
TOURIS accepts Visa and MasterCard for the payment of this tour.

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.

Children 9-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-8 years old travel on scheduled tours.
Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Touris cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available for requested tour.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

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