Iceland Complete WINTER 2020 - 2021


LB07 - Iceland Complete WINTER is not available for winter 2020 - 2021.


The ultimate Icelandic touring holiday – see it all in 9 packed days. A guided tour of Iceland via the Route 1 ring-road, circling the entire country. On this Icelandic tour holiday you will see the Icelandic landscape in all its incredible variety – from magnificent mountains to black beaches, from glaciers to waterfalls, from volcanoes to icebergs. A guided round trip that will show you the very best of Icelandic nature – north, south, east and west. Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!

Highlights:
• See Iceland‘s most popular sites and attractions along the famed Ring Road
• Visit the world-famous Golden Circle natural wonders
• Walk on the black sand beaches and see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls along the south shore
• Take in the majesty of Vatnajokull National Park that includes Skaftafell, the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
• Explore the magnificent East Fjords, home of wild reindeer and a legendary sea monster
• Visit Akureyri, Siglufjordur and the Lake Myvatn region in North Iceland
• View the hidden treasures of beautiful Borgarfjordur in West Iceland
• Enjoy Icelandic cuisine made with fresh local ingredients
• Discover and learn about Iceland from our hand-picked local guides, who are passionate and knowledgeable about Iceland


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Overview

Map for Iceland Complete WINTER 2020 - 2021 tour
  • Duration:9 days, 8 nights
  • Season:February 17 to April 7
  • Tour ID:LB07

Included

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
  • Expert professional English speaking guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room w/facilities in Reykjavík. Breakfast included
  • Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room w/facilities in countryside. Breakfast included
  • 6 three-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2 -7)
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum including Icelandic-style refreshments (day 6)
  • Horse show in Skagafjörđur (day 7)
  • Entrance to Herring Museum Entrance (day 7)
  • Northern Lights guided hunt on foot one selected evening
  • Northern Lights hunting kit (use of blanket and headlight)
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Great photo stops
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Baggage porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


An optional transfer from airport to your Reykjavík accommodation in a Wi-Fi connected bus. Spend rest of your day exploring capital of Iceland on your own.

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.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price. Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm).

Overnight in Reykjavík


Day 2. The Golden Circle - Skógar - Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve - Vík Town



Your guided tour starts in the capital, before heading for some of Iceland's most famous attractions. This action-packed day includes:

• A short sightseeing tour of Reykjavík
• The greenhouse village of Hveragerđi
Gullfoss – the magnificent waterfall that is a must-see for any visitor
Geysir – home of hot springs, bubbling pools and geysers, including Strokkur which explodes into the air every few minutes
Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss – two classic waterfalls
Dyrhólaey nature reserve.
Vík – a peaceful seaside village set in beautiful surroundings

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Vík area.


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - Höfn Town



Your guided tour of Iceland continues with a journey through the attractions of South Iceland. As you drive through the breath-taking landscape the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier will provide incredible views. The day's many highlights include:

Eldhraun – a vast field of lava
Skeiđararsandur sands
Skaftafell National Park – an area of great beauty and variety
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon – one of Iceland's most famous treasures, where giant icebergs float in the freezing blue waters
• The Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea.

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Höfn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier.


Day 4. Höfn - East Fjords - Egilsstađir



A day that takes you into East Iceland, through an ever changing landscape – including:

The Almannaskarđ pass – leading you from Höfn past incredible coastline views
The East Fjords – watch the landscape change with dramatic slopes and cliffs
Villages - with history and charm
• A visit the local Beljandi Microbrewery in the village of Breiđdalsvík and sample some of the beer
Egilsstađir town - located near Iceland's largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary monster

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Egilsstađir area.


Day 5. Lake Mývatn Area



The Lake Mývatn area is rich in natural beauty and birdlife – there is so much to explore here, as your Icelandic adventure continues. Along the way you will experience:

Möđrudalsörćfi – a highland desert plateau
Dettifoss – famous as the most powerful waterfall in Europe
Námaskarđ pass – a memorable sight with its colourful scenery and bubbling mud pools
the Lake Mývatn area – one of Iceland's best loved natural attractions, the Skútustađir pseudo craters and a rich and diverse birdlife

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Mývatn area.


Day 6. Lake Mývatn Area - Akureyri City - Siglufjordur



On this stage of your Icelandic guided holiday, you head across the North, to Iceland's second biggest city. The day includes:

Dimmuborgir lava formations
• a visit to the lovely Gođafoss waterfall
• a stop at Laufás – an old turf farm, to give you a taste of Iceland's past
Akureyri – known as 'the capital of the North', the town is rich in cultural and social life, including many shops, restaurants and museums
Siglufjordur – an enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll. The town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country that have been beautifully restored.

• Dinner and overnight stay in Siglufjordur.


Day 7. Skagafjörđur Fjord - Borgarnes Town



You continue your journey across the North of Iceland, with lots to see and do. In addition to dramatic mountain scenery, you'll experience:

Herring-Era Museum in Siglufjordur
Skagafjorđur – where you can learn about the special characteristics of the Icelandic horse
Blönduós – a village by the salmon river Blanda
Holtavörđuheiđi – the plateau that leads you across Borgarfjörđur
Borgarnes - a picturesque coastal town

• Dinner and an overnight stay in the Borgarnes area


Day 8. Borgarfjörđur Fjord - Ţingvellir National Park - Reykjavík



The last day of your guided tour around Iceland includes hot springs, waterfalls, stunning fjords, and one of Iceland's most iconic areas of interest: Ţingvellir National park. The day includes:

Deildartunguhver – a hot spring known as the most powerful in the world.
Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfall
• A drive through Hvalfjörđur fjord
Ţingvellir National Park – a site of incredible geological and cultural interest, as the home of the world's first parliament and one of Iceland's biggest lakes, Lake Ţingvallavatn

• Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.


Day 9. Departure



Please note that the breakfast might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.
An optional airport transfer from your hotel to Keflavík airport.


Tour Dates

September 02, 2020 English Sold out

Price Information

March 01, 2020 - March 31, 2020:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 307165 ISK (1956 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 384639 ISK (2450 EUR)
Price per person in a triple room 300590 ISK (1915 EUR)
April 01, 2020 - April 30, 2020:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 316630 ISK (2017 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 392980 ISK (2503 EUR)
Price per person in a triple room 311497 ISK (1984 EUR)
October 14, 2020 - October 29, 2020:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 328017 ISK (2089 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 420889 ISK (2681 EUR)
Price per person in a triple room 321601 ISK (2048 EUR)
February 01, 2021 - April 07, 2021:
Price per person in Double/Twin room 313582 ISK (1997 EUR)
Price per person in Single room 393942 ISK (2509 EUR)
Price per person in a triple room 314866 ISK (2006 EUR)

Payments & Terms

  • 20% Deposit
  • Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and TOURIS cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available for requested tour.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other Information


Maximum group size: 36 persons.

Minimum size: Guaranteed with 3 participants.

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


Day 1 of the itinerary is the arrival date.



It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.


Added Value: Northern Lights Wake-Up Calls at selected hotels

*Northern Lights tours are subject to the correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.


New for Winter 2020 – 2021:
• Even more experiences for you, including a visit to a microbrewery and a guided northern lights hunt on foot
• As part of our pledge to preserve Iceland’s fragile nature, all our escorted tours include carbon offsetting through Kolviđur, the Iceland Carbon Fund (ICF).

Optional Activities available and bookable in advance: 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 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. Note- Minimum of 3 participants to guarantee departure
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. Swimsuit not included
Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn – 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. Note- Minimum of 2 participants to guarantee departure.

Important:
• Little walking is required on this tour other than walking on mostly flat and paved or smooth paths.
• Day 5: Dettifoss- Good to know that the walking path between the parking lot and the waterfall is about 15- 20 minutes. It is an easy walk overall, heading downhill to the falls and uphill back to the parking lot.
•We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions.
• Please check the “Service Information“ section in your travel documents to see which hotel you are using.
• Please advise us at booking time if you have food allergies or dietary preferences.
• Your tour guide will meet you on day 2 in the lobby at 08:45am.
• Your guide will have a sign with the words “Iceland Complete“ Please be ready with your luggage. The tour will depart from the hotel at 09:00am.
• If you are staying at a different hotel than the group, pickup will be between 08:15 – 08:30.
• Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group for the start of the tour on Day 2 according to the standard “Iceland Complete” itinerary.
• Northern lights are dependent on weather conditions and sightings are not guaranteed.

Accommodation
Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the Countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area. 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

Day 3 – Hotel Hofn

Day 4 – Icelandair Hotel Herad

Day 5 – Sel-Hotel Myvatn

Day 6 – Siglo Hotel

Day 7 – Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Day 8 – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

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.


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.

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:

Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Vík Town
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Höfn Town
Egilsstađir Town
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Námaskarđ Pass
Gođafoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town
Borgarnes-Town
Hraunfossar Waterfalls
Hvalfjörđur Fjord
Ţingvellir National Park

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