Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland - Summer 2021


Take a full and varied tour of Iceland's natural treasures. A world of volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls, where you can interact with the raw energy of the landscape. This tour takes you on a journey through some of the best natural attractions of South Iceland, and beyond - to the majestic Westman Islands. Every day reveals something special: whether it's black sand beaches, glacial lagoons, exploding geysers or just breath-taking views across a unique landscape. There are so many geological wonders to discover on your journey. From the notorious Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, to Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull – Iceland is a truly special land of natural treasures. This packed trip through many of Iceland's best destinations makes an unforgettable Icelandic holiday.

Highlights:
• A great first-time tour to experience both the natural wonders and energetic adventure of Iceland
• Visit and catch great photos of classic natural wonders, including the Gullfoss waterfalll and Geysir, the Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach and the Reynisfjara black sand beach
• Visit and overnight in the ruggedly beautiful Westman Islands – and get a good look at its infamous, powerful volcano
• Enjoy exciting and breathtaking activities that bring you alongside – and even onto – magnificent glaciers.

Overview

Map for Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland - Summer 2021 tour
  • Duration:6 days, 5 nights
  • Season:May 20 to September 16
  • Tour ID:LB23

Included

  • 4 days guided tour as per itinerary with coach or small bus tour from Reykjavik
  • Expert local English-speaking guide from Day 2 to Day 5
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room w/breakfast and w/private facilities in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a standard room w/breakfast and w/private facilities in countryside
  • Pick up and drop off at hotel in Reykjavík prior to and after tour.
  • 1 three-course local-cuisine dinner in the countryside with coffee/tea
  • Guide service during dinner
  • Exhibition and cinema at Lava Centre
  • Roundtrip to the Westman Islands with Ferry
  • Entrance to Eldheimar Museum
  • Choice of glacier hiking or kayaking tour at Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Zodiac tour on Iceberg Lagoon
  • Great photo stops
  • Free Wi-Fi on board tour vehicle
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Dinners in Reykjavik on day 1 and 5, Westman Islands (day 2),and Vik (day 4)
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically mentioned under "included"

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival



An optional transfer from airport to accommodation in Reykjavík (not included but can be added on request). Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík 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 between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm).


Day 2. Westman Islands


The first full day of your trip sees you leave Reykjavík and head to the raw and rugged beauty of the incredible Westman Islands.

• A visit to the Lava Centre which is an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanoes and earthquakes and how they have shaped Iceland.
• You'll travel along the south coast to Landeyjahöfn harbor and stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the way.
• Then you'll take a 30 minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands.
• There you will explore Heimaey, the largest island in the Westman Islands archipelago.
• In Heimaey you'll visit Stórhöfđi where you can sometimes see puffins, walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago, visit Eldheimar Museum and explore flora of the new lava field.
• The afternoon will be free at leisure to explore the island on your own.
• Overnight in Westman Islands. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate travel distance: 170 km (106 miles)


Day 3. South Shore - Skógar - Vík



The second day of your trip takes you on the ferry back to the mainland, show you the majestic Skógarfoss waterfall and the beautiful town of Vík:

• You'll continue through the pleasant farmlands, mountain views and glacial rivers of the south coast
• There will be a stop at the breath-taking Skogarfoss Waterfall – one of the largest in Iceland
• Then you will continue to Sólheimajökull, a glacier outlet from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, where you can choose one of the two unforgettable glacier activities - Glacier Hike or Glacier View Kayaking.
• There'll be a stop at the black sands ofReynisfjara beach with the amazing basalt column features and the powerful waves
• Overnight stay in Vik. Dinner is on your own.

Approximate travel distance: 120 km (75 miles)


Day 4. Vík - Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon



A day that takes you into the heart of some of Iceland's most breath-taking scenery - with incredible views of Vatnajökull Glacier – the largest in Europe.

• Crossing Eldhraun – a vast and dramatic lava field, known for being the largest lava mass ever to flow on the face of the Earth
Skaftafell National Park – this area is truly one of the most breath-taking jewels of Icelandic nature
• Stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – with floating icebergs
• Nearby is the Diamond Beach, a black sand area where broken bits of ice bergs come to rest before they eventually drift to sea.
• Head to another Iceberg Lagoon and take a Zodiac boat tour.
• The day ends by heading back to the lovely surroundings of Vík.
• Dinner and overnight stay in Vik.

Approximate travel distance: 400 km (249 miles)


Day 5. Gullfoss Waterfall - Geysir Geothermal area - Ţingvellir National Park



Today you'll visit some of the most famous destinations in Iceland, and more. The highlights include:

• A stop at the Geysir – an otherworldly geothermal area, with its bubbling pools and steaming hot springs, and the geyser Strokkur, which erupts high into the air every few minutes
Gullfoss - one of Iceland's most magnificent waterfalls, which thunders into the Hvítá River
Ţingvellir National Park – an area of incredible geological, historical and cultural interest, both the site of the world's first parliament and the meeting point for two tectonic plates
• The trip ends by returning to Reykjavík.
• Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own in one of Reykjavík's many restaurants.

Approximate travel distance: 295 km (183 miles)


Day 6. Departure



Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight.


Tour Dates

May 20, 2021 English Small group
June 03, 2021 English Standard group
June 17, 2021 English Small group
July 01, 2021 English Standard group
July 15, 2021 English Standard group
July 22, 2021 English Small group
August 12, 2021 English Standard group
August 19, 2021 English Standard group
September 02, 2021 English Small group
September 16, 2021 English Standard group

Price Information

May 20, 2021 - May 31, 2021:
Price per person in Double/Twin room - Standard group max 36 people 201462 ISK (1283 EUR)
Price per person in Single room - Standard group max 36 people 260009 ISK (1656 EUR)
Price per person in Double/Twin room - Small group max 16 people 237551 ISK (1513 EUR)
Price per person in Single room - Small group max 16 people 296901 ISK (1891 EUR)
June 01, 2021 - September 16, 2021:
Price per person in Double/Twin room - Standard group max 36 people 218143 ISK (1389 EUR)
Price per person in Single room - Standard group max 36 people 286955 ISK (1828 EUR)
Price per person in Double/Twin room - Small group max 16 people 255196 ISK (1625 EUR)
Price per person in Single room - Small group max 16 people 323365 ISK (2060 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

Other Information

Maximum passengers - Classic motor coach version: 36 passengers

Maximum group size - Small group: 16 passengers

All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 2 participants.

Activity Level/Difficulty: 2 out of 5 (Easy)


Solo traveler: Go solo and make friends as you please! Three of our departures offer a special discount for people traveling on their own: 17 June, 1 July and 12 August. You’ll get a 15% discount from the single accommodation price.
These departures are open to both solo travelers and people traveling with a companion. So join us and meet some interesting fellow adventurers!

Optional Snaefellsnes Extension: 2days / 1 night
Extension Includes:
• Accommodation 1 night in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
• 1 Icelandic breakfast buffet
• Scheduled small-group day tour with local English-speaking guide

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 5, Day 6 – 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 1, Day 5, Day 6 – 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 3 or 4: Canyon Zipline Adventure – Hike through a breathtaking canyon with unique rock formations and a waterfall and then feel your heart pump with excitement as you take a zipline with amazing bird’s eye views | Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours | Includes: Transfer from Vik, safety equipment, hike with a certified guide, 2 ziplines | Minimum age: 8 years old

Day 3 or 4: Evening Black Beach Horseback Riding – Meet Iceland’s friendly horse breed on an easygoing and fun ride across the famous black sand beaches near Vik | Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1 hour guided riding tour, safety helmet, overalls | Weight limit: 110 kg (242 pounds) | Minimum age: 10 years old

New for Summer 2021:
• 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)
• 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

Accommodation:
This tour stays in hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of quality and comfort category hotel. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.
Day 1 Skuggi Hotel
Day 2 Hotel Vestmannaeyjar
Day 3 Hotel Vík
Day 4 Hotel Vík
Day 5 Skuggi Hotel

This tour is also available without accommodation in Reykjavík. For further information please contact us.

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!

Please Note:
• 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
• Minimum age for this tour is 8 years old due to activities involved

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 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.

Child 8-11 years sharing a double room with 2 adults will receive a 25% discount from the listed package price.

Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-7 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.

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:

Skógafoss Waterfall
Vík Town
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Skaftafell
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Ţingvellir National Park

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Photos

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