Iceland Complete 2019 - 9 days

Guided coach tour - Summer - 9 days

Iceland Complete 2019 - 9 days

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Guided coach tour - Summer - 9 days

The Iceland Complete 9 day tour is a comprehensive package. Experience Iceland complete holidays with natural wonders, majestic landscapes and unique characteristics of the country. This complete Iceland escorted travel is an all-encompassing classic tour providing a mix of culture and magnificent nature and is guaranteed to enrich you with the most fulfilling and memorable vacations ever.

IT03 Map

IT03 Map

AVAILABLE:
April 24 to September 20

DURATION:
9 days, 8 nights.

TOUR ID:
IT03

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Included

    7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavík
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    Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavík
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    Accommodation 6 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside
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    5 dinners in the countryside (day 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
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    Herring-Era Museum Entrance
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    Entrance to Laufás folk museum incl. refreshments
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    Horse show in Skagafjörður
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Not Included

    International airfare
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    Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
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    Lunches
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    Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
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    Dinners in Reykjavík and Höfn
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    Porterage at airport and hotels
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    Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
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    Optional tours and activities
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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 are arriving early, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.

Highlights: Reykjavík

Day 2. Geysir - Gullfoss – Skógar - Dyrhólaey – Vík


From Reykjavík we head through the village of Hveragerði to explore Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Great Geysir and the very active Strokkur that spouts every few minutes. There are numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools in the area. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before we continue to Dyrhólaey* nature reserve. Continue to the small town of Vík.

Highlights: Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Seabird Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Overnight and dinner: Vík area

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring,mid- May until June 25th.

Approximate distance: 330 km / 205 miles

Day 3. Vík – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Höfn


Cross Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on the face of the earth in historical times, before reaching the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeiðarársandur flood plains to Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon with huge icebergs floating on the lagoon. Throughout the day we have magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Today ends in Höfn area, which is a seacoast village located near the glacier.

Highlights: Lava Fields - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier

Overnight: Höfn area

Dinner: Dinner is on your own this evening. Höfn is famous for its excellent langoustines (Norway lobsters), and several restaurants in the town offer this specialty.

Approximate distance: 280 km / 174 miles

Day 4. Höfn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir


Today you will travel from Höfn through Almannaskarð Pass and stop to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains that form the magnificent East Fjords. Pass through coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir.

Highlights: Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline

Overnight and dinner: Egilsstaðir area

Approximate distance: 260 km / 162 miles

Day 5. Lake Mývatn Area


Explore the empty vastness of Möðrudalsöræfi, the highland desert plateau, heading towards the Lake Mývatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Visit Námaskarð Pass with boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, including the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters and Laxá salmon river. The Mývatn area is famous for being the home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general.

Highlights: Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River

Overnight and dinner: Mývatn area

Approximate distance: 225 km / 139 miles

Day 6. Lake Mývatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur


Start the day by exploring the strange lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufás. Afterwards, continue to the picturescue Akureyri town, the largest in North 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. Siglufjordur town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.

Highlights: Waterfall “Of the Gods” - Folk Museum - The beautiful Troll Peninsula

Overnight and dinner: Siglufjordur.

Approximate distance: 215 km / 134 miles

Day 7. Skagafjörður - Borgarnes


We start the day by visiting 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 to the historical town of Hofsos with its beautiful views over the ocean. After some time here, head onto Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for historical preservation and horse breeding. Stop at Holar, one of Iceland’s most historical places. It was the cultural center of Iceland for over 700 years and has several fascinating ancient buildings on site. Today it is home to a world-famous agricultural university. This afternoon you’ll visit a local horse farm for an enjoyable 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 Blanda, a river formed from a wilderness glacier. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Highlights: Fertile Farmlands – Scenic Views - Icelandic History – Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration

Overnight and dinner: Borgarnes area

Approximate distance: 315 km / 196 miles

Day 8. Borgarfjörður - Þingvellir National Park - Reykjavík


Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before we continue via Hvalfjörður Fjord to Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in the country, and Þingvellir 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. The road takes you back to Reykjavik where you’ll enjoy a short “farewell” city sightseeing tour before being dropped off at your hotel for the final night.

Highlights: Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Iceland’s Capital City

Overnight: Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate distance: 280 km / 174 miles

Day 9. Departure


Departure day (transfer not included but can be booked on request)

Tour Dates

April 24, 2019 English
May 01, 2019 English Small Group
May 08, 2019 English Small Group
May 15, 2019 English
May 22, 2019 English
May 29, 2019 English Small Group
June 05, 2019 English Small Group
June 12, 2019 English
June 19, 2019 English Small Group
June 26, 2019 English
July 03, 2019 English
July 08, 2019 English
July 10, 2019 English Small Group
July 15, 2019 English
July 17, 2019 English
July 22, 2019 English Small Group
July 24, 2019 English
July 31, 2019 English
August 05, 2019 English Small Group
August 07, 2019 English
August 14, 2019 English
August 21, 2019 English Small Group
August 28, 2019 English
September 04, 2019 English
September 11, 2019 English Small Group
September 13, 2019 English
September 18, 2019 English
September 20, 2019 English Small Group

Price Information

April 01, 2019 - April 30, 2019:
Price per person in a double/twin room (Standard group max 36 people) 295872 ISK (2192 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Standard group max 36 people) 369169 ISK (2735 EUR)
May 01, 2019 - May 31, 2019:
Price per person in a double/twin room (Standard group max 36 people) 291316 ISK (2158 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Standard group max 36 people) 381095 ISK (2823 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room (Small group max 16 people) 360192 ISK (2668 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Small group max 16 people) 449971 ISK (3333 EUR)
June 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019:
Price per person in a double/twin room (Standard group max 36 people) 346926 ISK (2570 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Standard group max 36 people) 473957 ISK (3511 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room (Small group max 16 people) 418080 ISK (3097 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Small group max 16 people) 545245 ISK (4039 EUR)
September 01, 2019 - September 18, 2019:
Price per person in a double/twin room (Standard group max 36 people) 325888 ISK (2414 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Standard group max 36 people) 439788 ISK (3258 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room (Small group max 16 people) 396908 ISK (2940 EUR)
Price per person in a single room (Small group max 16 people) 510808 ISK (3784 EUR)

Payments & Terms

20% Deposit
Cancellation Policy
Time of cancellation for individual traveller(s):
More than 3 weeks (22+ days) prior to arrival: deposit (20%) charged
3 weeks (21 days) and more than 1 week (8 days): 50% charged
1 week (7 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.



Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.


All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.


2019 Optional Tour Prices To Be Announced

Accommodation
This tour stays in hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of four and three star hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1 – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 2- Icelandair Hotel Vik or Hotel Kria

Day 3- Hotel Hofn

Day 4- Icelandair Hotel Herad

Day 5 – Sel-Hotel Myvatn

Day 6- Hotel Siglo

Day 7 – Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Day 8- Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Travel Tips:

We suggest bringing a mosquito/fly head net for use on Day 5, as there can be harmless midges around Lake Myvatn. It‘s not required, but some visitors have found it more comfortable.


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 6-11 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 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.


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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