Iceland Complete 2020 - 9 days

Guided coach tour - Summer - 9 days

Iceland Complete 2020 - 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.

Highlights:
• View first-hand many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle area, the Glacier Lagoon and Myvatn Nature Reserve
• Connect with local culture and history with unique museum visits and a special horse show
• Relax each evening in specially-selected, quality hotels with private facilities
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland

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AVAILABLE:
April 29 to September 30

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 local English-speaking 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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    Welcome Meeting on the first evening of the tour
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    5 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside with coffee/tea
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    Guide service during dinners
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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


From Reykjavík we head through the greenhouse 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 Driving Distance: 325 km (201 miles)

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


Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times, before reaching the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull 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 you might enjoy the opportunity to try it for yourself!

Approximate Driving Distance: 279 km (173 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. Enjoy the amazing views: this is one of Iceland’s oldest regions with rugged mountain and coastal vistas. You’ll also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. 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 is also getting a name for itself for its excellent locally sourced cuisine.

Highlights: Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Legendary Lake Monster

Overnight and dinner: Egilsstaðir area

Approximate Driving Distance: 259 km (161 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.

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 strange lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufás. Afterwards, continue to the Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital „of 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” - Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula

Overnight and dinner: Siglufjordur.

Approximate Driving 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 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. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into Western Iceland, a region rich in tales of Viking explorers and mythical creatures. Head through the scenic Borgarfjordur area to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

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


Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls where the brilliantly blue glacial water flows through black lava formations. Continue via 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.

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 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 29, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
May 06, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
May 13, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
May 20, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
May 27, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
June 03, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
June 10, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
June 17, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
June 24, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
July 01, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
July 08, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
July 13, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
July 15, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
July 29, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
August 05, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
August 10, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
August 12, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
August 19, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
September 02, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
September 09, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
September 16, 2020 English Guaranteed Small Group
September 23, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group
September 30, 2020 English Guaranteed Standard group

Price Information

April 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 257233 ISK (1904 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 338514 ISK (2506 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 315882 ISK (2338 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 397301 ISK (2941 EUR)
June 01, 2020 - August 31, 2020:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 317261 ISK (2348 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 437321 ISK (3237 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 380052 ISK (2813 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 500664 ISK (3706 EUR)
September 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020:
Price per person in a double/twin room - Standard group max 36 people 293803 ISK (2175 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Standard group max 36 people 401304 ISK (2970 EUR)
Price per person in a double/twin room - Small group max 16 people 359351 ISK (2660 EUR)
Price per person in a single room - Small group max 16 people 468234 ISK (3466 EUR)

Optional

 

Amphibian Boat Tour on Glacier Lagoon - per adult
Price: 5934 ISK (44 EUR)

Amphibian Boat Tour on Glacier Lagoon - per child (6 - 12 yrs)
Price: 2069 ISK (15 EUR)

Evening Super Jeep (min 3 pax) - per adult
Price: 26219 ISK (194 EUR)

Snowmobile Tour on Vatnajökull (2 pax per snowmobile) - per adult
Price: 26219 ISK (194 EUR)

Mývatn Nature Baths fee w. towel - per adult
Price: 5659 ISK (42 EUR)

Mývatn Nature Baths fee w. towel - per child (6 - 12 yrs)
Price: 2623 ISK (19 EUR)

Horse Riding Tour by Mývatn (min 2 pax) - per adult
Price: 7590 ISK (56 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.


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

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

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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