Country Life Tour 9 days - 2020


LB01 Country Life is not available in 2021.


Country Life is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the whole variety of Icelandic landscape, culture, history, and nature in only nine days. You visit two of Iceland’s three national parks, and there are opportunities to do some walks in the beautiful countryside most days during the tour. In activities, you will learn about the Icelandic horse, experience sea angling, visit a folk museum with its turf houses, visit a Viking Age Settlement museum and explore the natural habitat of whales on a whale watching tour. You bathe in a pool of geothermal water rich in minerals and silica, walk on black lava beaches and sail between floating icebergs on a glacial lagoon. Accommodation is in a mix of 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms are with private facilities.

HIGHLIGHTS and EXPERIENCES:
- Complete circle tour around Iceland’s ring road
- Climb a small volcano crater
- Whale watching and sea angling
- Boat trip on glacial lagoon with floating icebergs
- See the most powerful waterfall in Europe - Dettifoss
- Look into an explosion crater
- Visit to two National Parks
- Visit to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
- See waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, volcanoes, glaciers and fjords
- Daily leisurely walks 1-2 hours
- Small group travel, maximum 20 persons
- Free Wi-Fi on the bus to instantly share your best times in Iceland on social media

*Please note that this tour books up quickly. 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.


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Overview

Map for Country Life Tour 9 days - 2020 tour
  • Duration:9 days, 8 nights
  • Season:May 30 to September 19
  • Tour ID:LB01

Included

  • Included on tour:
  • 8 nights accommodation in rooms with shower/wc
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  • 7-day fully escorted tour with an English speaking guide or driver guide
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  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
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  • All transportation in destination location
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  • 8x breakfast and 6x 3-course dinner
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  • Entrance fees
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  • Visit to two national parks
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  • Whale watching and sea angling tour (weather permitting)
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  • Boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon
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  • Icelandic horse show
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  • Entrance fee to the Mývatn Nature Baths, including towel
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  • Icelandic settlement centre on Viking Age Iceland
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  • Skógar folk museum on early Modern Iceland
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Not Included

  • Any private expenses
  • Dinner on Reykjavík nights not included.
  • Lunch
  • Any additional services
  • Single supplement (mandatory when in single room)

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival and airport transfer



A Flybus transfer from the airport to or near your hotel in Reykjavík where the first night is included. We provide ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own.
• Overnight stay in Reykjavík

(50 km/31 mls)


Day 2. Land of Sagas



Your first packed day gives you a taste of the capital and then heads west, for an insight into Iceland's past and some incredible natural gems. The highlights include:

A sightseeing tour of Reykjavík – showing you some of the city's best attractions
The Settlement Centre in Borgarnes - where you can find out all about the world-famous Icelandic sagas
Grábrók volcano crater – round trip hike
Deildartunguhver – one of Europe's most powerful hot springs
Hraunfossar – a distinctive series of waterfalls that emerge from beneath vast lava fields and run into the Hvítá River
Reykholt – a fascinating cultural site where you can find out something of Iceland's history
• Overnight stay in West Iceland


190 km (118 miles)


Day 3. From West to North



Now your tour heads north, as you make your way through an ever-changing landscape of lush farmland and stunning mountains. The day includes:

• A whale watching and sea angling tour – for 2-3 hours in Eyjafjörđur, Iceland's longest fjord, right below the Arctic Circle.
• A stop in Akureyri – Iceland’s second largest city, with a variety of cultural, commercial and natural attractions to enjoy
Húsavík picturesque town – your overnight stay for the next two nights

(460 km/286 mls)


Day 4. Gođafoss Waterfall, Geological Wonders and Nature Baths



Today the natural treasures come thick and fast with outdoor bathing and one of Iceland's most attractive lakes. The highlights include:

Gođafoss – one of Iceland's best-known waterfalls
Lake Mývatn – one of the most fertile and fascinating areas in the country, known for its rich and varied bird life and many natural curiosities, such as pseudo craters and odd lava structures
Dimmuborgir – this mysterious lava field will spark your curiosity and your imagination as you stroll among its strange formations
Mývatn Nature Baths – the perfect way to end a packed day, with a bathe in the naturally warm waters under an open sky.

(170 km/106 mls)


Day 5. From North to East



The tour heads east, through more fantastic scenery, before crossing the remote highlands. The schedule includes:

Námaskarđ – a geothermal area that is well worth exploring
Krafla – where you can see the dramatic impact of volcanic activity on the Icelandic landscape
Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe, located in the north of Vatnajökull National Park
• A trip across the deserted and magnificent highlands to the east of the country
• Overnight stay in East Iceland

(330 km/205 mls)


Day 6. Fjords, Glacier and Glacier Lagoon



Your journey through the east fjords continues, revealing dramatic landscapes, deep fjords and picturesque coastal villages:

• A stop will be made in the charming village of Djúpivogur
• You'll get a true taste of the glacial landscape on a boat trip through Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – an unforgettable experience as you journey among sublime floating icebergs
• Walk along the black sands of the so-called Diamond beach
• The day ends with a night in the southern part ofVatnajökull National Park

(390 km/242 mls)


Day 7. Vatnajökull National Park and the South Coast



On your way south you'll explore one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, and more. The day's highlights include:

Vatnajökull National Park region, centered around the largest glacier in Europe
Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park – a truly breath-taking area of natural wonder in the shadow of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur
• A drive across the desert sands of the south coast, and a landscape of waterfalls, mountains and glaciers
• Exploring the dramatic black lava beach and busy bird cliffs near the coastal village of Vík
Skógar Folk Museum – which, with its turf houses, gives you a true glimpse into Iceland's rural past
• Exploring the beautiful waterfalls Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss
• Overnight stay in South Iceland

(340 km/211 mls)


Day 8. Golden Circle



Your last day takes you to the most famous natural attractions in Iceland, before heading back to the capital:

• Meet the unique Icelandic horse and learn about it's qualities and greenhouse agriculture at Friđheimar farm
Gullfoss – one of the most famous and magnificent waterfalls in the country, which thunders into the Hvítá River
Geysir – an otherworldly geothermal area of bubbling pools, hot springs and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts high into the air every few minutes
Ţingvellir National Park – this important and beautiful area combines the site of the first parliament, the meeting place of two tectonic plates and the largest natural lake in the country

After your incredible tour of Icelandic nature it's time to head back to Reykjavík and the many attractions of the capital.
• Overnight stay in Reykjavík

(210 km/130 mls)


Day 9. Departure


Individual Flybus transfer from or near your hotel in Reykjavík to Keflavík international airport.

(50 km/31 mls)


Tour Dates

September 05, 2020 English Sold out

Price Information

May 30, 2020 - September 19, 2020:
Price per person in a double/Twin or Triple room 500448 ISK (3188 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 657639 ISK (4189 EUR)

Optional Extra

V.I.P. Seating: Price: 51328 ISK

Payments & Terms

  • 20 % Deposit
  • Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before tour start. From 28 days until 8 days before tour start, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 8 days before tour start, or for no shows, and a tour begun, but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand. Iceland Road Trip reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of up to 20 % in order to secure space on the tour.

Other Information

Group Size: Maximum 20 passengers

Language: English

Age Age: 8+

Departure Time:
09:00 on day 2 from Fosshótel Reykjavík (subject to change)


Optional VIP seating: - Supplement for passengers that require more space and extra comfort on our multi-day coach tours. Passengers get two seats per person on the bus and a guaranteed window seat in the front rows of the bus, on first comes - first served basis.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities/day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

NOTE: Accommodations are subject to change.

Children discount: No discount available. Tour is not recommended for children younger than eight years of age. Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed and ideal for two adults and one child.

Accommodation 2020:

Accommodation is in a mix of 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms are with private facilities. Most of our groups will stay at the following hotel (subject to change):

- Fosshotel Reykjavík
- Fosshotel Reykholt, West Iceland
- Fosshotel Húsavík, Northeast Iceland
- Hotel Hallormsstađur, East Iceland
- Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, Southeast Iceland
- Hotel Örk, Hveragerđi, South Iceland
- Fosshotel Reykjavík

Meals: 8x breakfast and 6x dinner (3-course or buffet). Lunch stops will be made at restaurants or café-shops en route. Dinner on Reykjavík nights not included.

Complementaries:
• Entrance fees
• Free Wi-Fi on the bus

Additional services:
• Extra night in Reykjavik before/after the tour – on request

PAYMENT:

A non refundable deposit of 20%, of the total package price should reach Iceland Road Trip 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, Iceland Road Trip 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 Iceland Road Trip to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

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.

Highlights of the tour:

Deildartunguhver Hot Sprig
Reykholt Town
Borgarnes-Town
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Gođafoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town
Húsavík Town
Lake Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Mývatn Nature Baths
Dettifoss Waterfall
Vatnajökull Glacier
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Vík Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Ţingvellir National Park

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Photos

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