Iceland Complete 2021 - 9 days

Guided coach tour - Summer - 9 days

Iceland Complete 2021 - 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.
Each morning, your tour coach will depart from the hotel after breakfast, and your tour vehicle will generally arrive at your next night’s accommodation in the late afternoon. Each day there generally will be no more than 45 minutes to one-hour driving between each tour stop.

Highlights:
• Let us provide you with an excellent overview of Iceland and its unique wonders
• We will take you to 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– great experiences that also add great value
• 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 – our traditional version reflecting a great price and value (maximim size: 36 participants).
Small group tour - Enjoy the maximum comfort and convenience of a smaller group size. (maximim size: 16 participants).

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AVAILABLE:
April 21 to September 29

DURATION:
9 days, 8 nights.

TOUR ID:
IT03

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Included

    Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
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    Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 8
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    Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
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    Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
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    Information meeting with your guide at the hotel on day 1
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    4 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2,4, -7)
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    1 Icelandic dinner buffet (Day 5)
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    Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)
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    Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments
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    Horse show in Skagafjörður
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    Herring Museum Entrance
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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. Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. 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‘ll 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).

Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Highlights: Reykjavík

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


Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:45am (Please be in the lobby with your luggage, ready for a great day in South Iceland!

After a quick introduction to our home city of Reykjavik, head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi and then 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* and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to Vik, Iceland’s southern-most town.

Highlights: Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - 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 Driving Distance: 325 km (202 miles)

Day 3. Vatnajökull National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Höfn


Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll 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’ll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.

Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you’ll enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Make sure that camera is charged and ready! 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.

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 you might enjoy the opportunity to try it for yourself!

Approximate Driving Distance: 285 km (177 miles)

Day 4. Höfn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir


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’re sure you’ll 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’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small 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. The area also has an excellent reputation for locally sourced cuisine, and you’ll enjoy some of it at dinner.

Highlights: Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Local Microbrewery

Overnight and dinner: Egilsstaðir area

Approximate Driving Distance: 260 km (162 miles)

Day 5. Lake Mývatn Area


Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, 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’s such a surreal experience!

Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa salmon river. You will probably see why this area has become so popular for film producers.

Highlights: Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland

Overnight and dinner: Mývatn area

Approximate Driving Distance: 255 km (158 miles)

Day 6. Lake Mývatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur


Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. The name means “Dark Citadels“ in Icelandic, and they certainly look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit.

After leaving Myvatn your group will visit magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of the most important symbols of North Iceland. You’ll also peek into the past with a visit to the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. Afterwards, you’ll see Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, you’ll 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 its black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur town, 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. You may even recognize some of the buildings; the town was a filming location for the popular Icelandic thriller series Trapped. The town is actually a relaxing and friendly place, and it’s lovely to spend an evening soaking in the hot tubs of your hotel while enjoying the scenic fjord views.

Highlights: Waterfall “Of the Gods” - Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula

Overnight and dinner: Siglufjordur.

Approximate Driving Distance: 220 km (137 miles)

Day 7. Skagafjörður - Borgarnes


This morning visit Siglufjordur’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.

Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes 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. This is a part of Iceland known mentioned in the ancient Viking tale, Vatnsdaela Saga. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its diverse types of scenery and its Viking history.

Highlights: Historical Museum – Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

Overnight and dinner: Borgarnes area

Approximate Driving Distance: 310 km (193 miles)

Day 8. Borgarfjörður - Þingvellir National Park - Reykjavík


Visit some of the beautiful natural wonders of Borgarfjordur. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. 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.

Drive through the scenic and mountain lined 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. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Afterwards, head to Reykjavik for a last night in the colorful capital city, where your guide bids you farewell.

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

Overnight: Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate Driving Distance: 205 km (127 miles)

Day 9. Departure


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

Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.

Tour Dates

April 21, 2021 English Small Group
May 05, 2021 English Small Group
May 12, 2021 English Standard group
May 26, 2021 English Standard group
June 09, 2021 English Small Group
June 16, 2021 English Standard group
June 30, 2021 English Standard group
July 07, 2021 English Standard group
July 14, 2021 English Small Group
July 19, 2021 English Standard group
August 04, 2021 English Standard group
August 09, 2021 English Small Group
August 18, 2021 English Standard group
September 01, 2021 English Standard group
September 15, 2021 English Small Group
September 22, 2021 English Standard group
September 29, 2021 English Standard group

Price Information

April 21, 2021 - May 31, 2021:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 298986 ISK (1813 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 393462 ISK (2387 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 367155 ISK (2227 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 461791 ISK (2801 EUR)
June 01, 2021 - August 31, 2021:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 368760 ISK (2237 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 508307 ISK (3083 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 441741 ISK (2679 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 581932 ISK (3530 EUR)
September 01, 2021 - September 29, 2021:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 341492 ISK (2071 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 466443 ISK (2829 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 417681 ISK (2533 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 544236 ISK (3301 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.


Activity/Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 (Very Easy)

New for Summer 2021:
• 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)
• Even more flexibility – we offer a version of this tour without pre/post nights in Reykjavik. Contact us for details and prices
• Even more seat space – you have the option during your tour to purchase the seat next to you as an open seat
• New experiences for you, including a visit to a microbrewery

Accommodation
This tour stays in 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 – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Day 2- Hotel Vik or Hotel Kría
Day 3- Hótel Höfn
Day 4- Icelandair Hótel Hérað
Day 5 – Sel Hótel Mývatn
Day 6- Hótel Sigló
Day 7 – Icelandair Hótel Hamar
Day 8- Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Optional Tours:
You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 8: Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor – Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour

Day 1, Day 8, Day 9: Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice Not Included: Swimsuit rental

You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon.

Day 3: 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 3: Evening SuperJeep or Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier – Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3,5 hours | Includes: 1 hour guided SuperJeep or 1 hour guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snowmobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves

Day 4: Vok Baths – Discover these unique, relaxing floating pools in East Iceland’s tranquil nature | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Standard option – Bathing fee and tisane brewed with local herbs and spring water. Comfort option – Bathing fee, tisane brewed with local herbs and spring water and Vok bistro food sampler | Not Included: Swimsuit and towel rental

Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. | Not Included: Swimsuit rental

Day 5: Horse riding in – Discover Myvatn’s nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet

Important - Safe travel
Iceland is a clean, safe country with plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy our incredible natural landscapes.

We take our responsibility as proud local hosts very seriously, and that includes making sure your trip is safe and relaxing. We are implementing the advice of international and Icelandic health authorities as a part of our tour operations.

You’re in good hands with our guides/drivers
• We’ve given our hand-picked guides and drivers thorough health and safety instructions and procedures for your tour.
• Your tour vehicle will have hand sanitizer dispensers on board that your driver will make sure are filled regularly.
• At the end of each day your driver will wipe down the tour vehicle’s seats and interior with sanitizers.
Most importantly, we want you to have a fantastic Icelandic experience! Relax, breathe the clean Icelandic air, and enjoy the insights and commentary of your licensed guide as you travel through Iceland’s beautiful landscapes. Come join us in Iceland!

Additional Important Information:
We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions
Please check the “Program Details“ section in your travel documents to see which your tour’s hotel list and how to meet your guide at the start of the tour
Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences
Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths

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.

Special Offers:
Participants on this tour are able to get a 20% discount on each of the following amazing experiences in Iceland:
Perlan’s renowned Wonders of Iceland exhibit: Perlan is an amazing experience. You can walk through a real ice cave, feel the power of volcanoes and earthquakes, view a realistically constructed bird cliff and ocean wonders and learn about northern lights at a planetarium show.
FlyOver Iceland experience: Enjoy an amazing simulated flight experience over Iceland’s natural wonders.

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 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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