Volcanoes and Glaciers - 6 days - Summer 2019

Volcanoes and Glaciers - 6 days - Summer 2019

Icebergs, glaciers, hot springs and volcanoes are plentiful in Iceland, being one of the geologically youngest and active areas in the world. - a country still in the making. The tour gives you an opportunity to witness and experience the marvels of mother nature in its purest form, while exploring the main attractions of the South, including the Westman Islands.

Accommodation with private facilities.
Please note that this tour books up quickly so we recommend to book with advance. 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.

IT18 Map

IT18 Map

AVAILABLE:
May 12 to September 15

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

TOUR ID:
IT18

Included

    4 days guided tour from/to Reykjavík
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    Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavík
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    Accommodation 3 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside
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    Pick up and drop off at hotel in Reykjavík prior to and after tour.
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    2 two-course dinners in the countryside
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    Iceberg lagoon boat tour
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    Roundtrip to the Westman Islands with Ferry
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    Entrance to Eldheimar Museum
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    Exhibition and cinema at Lava Centre
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Not Included

    Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
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    Beverages and lunches
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    Dinner in Reykjavík and the Westman Islands
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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 activities
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    Any service not specifically mentioned under "included"
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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Pre night


Overnight stay at a hotel in Reykjavík (transfer not included - we recommend the Flybus transfer). 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.

Day 2. Westman Islands

We travel along the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbor and stop by Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the way. After arriving at the pier at Bakkafjara we take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands, enjoying the view of islands and seabirds. Once there, we will explore Heimaey, the largest island in the Westman Islands. It is also the only inhabited island. Visit windy Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. (Between mid-May and the beginning of August you might see puffins here.) Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum, and learn about the famous 1973 eruption that covered many homes in lava. You‘ll also see where vegetation has grown among the old lava flows. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner is on your own. The Westman Islands have some great restaurant choices, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy exploring the options

Highlights of the day: Seljalandsfoss, Westman Islands, Lava fields, Eldheimar Exhibition

Approximate travel distance: 180km / 112 miles

Day 3. South Shore - Skógar – Vík


After returning with the ferry the tour continues through the south of Iceland on the way to the pretty Skógafoss waterfall. Continue on to the black sands of Reynisfjara beach. Here you can witness the powerful waves and amazing basalt column features carved by the power of the sea.

Overnight and dinner in Vík area for the next 2 nights.

Highlights of the day: Skógafoss Waterfall, Reynisdrangar Cliffs, Dyrhólaey, Vík

Approximate travel distance: 119 km / 74 miles

Day 4. Vík - Skaftafell – Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon


Today you’ll be in the area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on Earth Visit the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. Head onwards to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacier-ringed valley in Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Fjallsarlon Ice Lagoon to see floating icebergs.
Return to Vík area.

Overnight and dinner in Vík area.

Highlights of the day: Vatnajökull National Park, Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Eldhraun Lava Field, Skaftafell National Park

Approximate travel distance: 390 km / 242 miles

Day 5. Gullfoss – Geysir - Ţingvellir – Reykjavík


Start with a visit to the new Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanic activity and earthquakes. You’ll see how Iceland was created over millions of years. Afterwards, head for the Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Strokkur, a hot spring that spouts every few minutes. Travel onwards to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Viking-age parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. This is also where you can see the where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. After some time to explore Thingvellir, head back to Reykjavik, where your tour ends.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

Highlights of the day: Lava Centre - Exploding Geysers - The Famous "Golden Falls" Gullfoss - Ţingvellir National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Approximate travel distance: 331km / 206 miles

Day 6. Departure


Transfer to the international airport not included. It is recommended to be at the airport at least 2.5 hours before departure.


Tour Dates

July 14, 2019 English Sold out
July 16, 2019 Spanish Guaranteed Sold out
July 21, 2019 English Guaranteed Sold out
July 28, 2019 English Guaranteed
August 06, 2019 Spanish Guaranteed Sold out
August 11, 2019 English Guaranteed
August 13, 2019 Spanish Guaranteed Sold out
August 18, 2019 English Guaranteed
August 25, 2019 English Guaranteed
September 01, 2019 English Guaranteed
September 08, 2019 English Guaranteed
September 15, 2019 English Guaranteed

Price Information

May 12, 2019 - May 31, 2019:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 173600 ISK (1225 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 224000 ISK (1581 EUR)
June 01, 2019 - August 31, 2019:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 197400 ISK (1393 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 274399 ISK (1936 EUR)
September 01, 2019 - September 15, 2019:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 191100 ISK (1349 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 257600 ISK (1818 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 passengers: 36 passengers / All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.

Excellent locally-based guides who know and are passionate about Iceland


Highlights:

• Many of the classic natural wonders, including the Golden Circle, the South Shore and the Glacier Lagoon
• See how the powers of hot volcanoes and cold glaciers have shaped Iceland’s landscape
• A good first-time tour to discover the essence of Iceland
• Opportunities to enhance your experience with optional tours and activities
• One night in the Westman Islands, a unique volcanic island perfect for geologists and bird watchers


Accommodation:
This tour stays in hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality three star hotels.

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.

Children rate:

Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive 25% discount from the listed price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.

Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

Triple rooms are not available

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.

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.

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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