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Iceland Complete Small Group Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Hofn & More

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,148

FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: On this immersive exploration of Iceland, discover myriad natural wonders as well as the jovial spirit of the Land of Fire and Ice. With fellow travelers in tow, you'll stay in first-class and moderate accommodations, enjoy tasty local meals, and visit a range of remarkably scenic locations, perfect for those with an adventurous spirit.


This 9-day Locally Escorted Group Tour includes specially selected accommodations, quality transportation, sightseeing, special culinary experiences and a knowledgeable Tour Escort.  The tour of this fairytale land is filled with exquisite natural scenery. You will spend the first night in the capital, Reykjavik. The following morning, you will commence your tour through Iceland’s wonders. 

During your week in Iceland you will see geothermal regions with geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, coastal fjords, volcanic formations and exotic National Parks. You will have the opportunity to visit the Geysir hot springs and the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. You will see the largest mass of lava on earth at Eldhraun, and visit the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, the birthplace of icebergs.

Other highlights include Dettifoss, home to Iceland’s most powerful waterfall and the peculiar lava formations at Dimmborgir. Akureyri holds some of the finest examples of timber buildings in the country, while Hrutey Island nurtures a protected nature reserve where salmon swim freely. You will see Iceland's largest lake, Lake Thingvallavatn and in Thingvellir National Park, visit the ancient site of the world’s first outdoor parliament.

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,148

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Day 1

Arrival in Reykjavik

Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).

On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient Airport Direct transfers, which can be booked through Goway Travel. Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik's old town area, the 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.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and is a great way to become 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.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura



    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, …

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

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Day 2

Reykjavik to Vik

Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik, head through the village of Hverageroi to explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, and numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools.

Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

Please note: Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, mid May until June 23rd.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Icelandair Hotel Vik

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    Icelandair Hotel Vik



    With views of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, this Icelandair Hotel Vik hotel is just 270 metres off southern Iceland's Ring Road. It offers free Wi-Fi, a bar, as well as bright, modern rooms. A daily breakfast buffet is available at Icelandair Hotel Vik. Staff arranges …

    With views of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks, this Icelandair Hotel Vik hotel is just 270 metres off southern Iceland's Ring Road. It offers free Wi-Fi, a bar, as well as bright, modern rooms. A daily breakfast buffet is available at Icelandair Hotel Vik. Staff arranges on-site horse rental and glacier tours. Dyrholaey Peninsula is 19km away, while Skogafoss Waterfall is 34km from the hotel. Other area activities include golfing, hiking and bird watching.

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    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • TV

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Day 3

Vik - Hofn

Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town Kirkjubajarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeioararsandur sands to Skaftafell National Park.

Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Tonight, dinner is on your own.

Overnight stay in the Hofn area.

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Duration1 Night
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Hotel Hofn

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    Hotel Hofn


    Situated in south-eastern Iceland, in the coastal town of Hofn. The hotel is within 10 minutes' walk of Hofn Harbour and Silfurnes Golf Club, while the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is less than 1 hours' drive away. This hotel offers local cuisine and modern en-suite rooms …

    Situated in south-eastern Iceland, in the coastal town of Hofn. The hotel is within 10 minutes' walk of Hofn Harbour and Silfurnes Golf Club, while the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is less than 1 hours' drive away. This hotel offers local cuisine and modern en-suite rooms with a flat-screen TVs.

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Day 4

Hofn - Egilsstaoir

Drive from Hofn through Almannaskaro pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra's renowned collection of local stones and minerals.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstaoir area.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Icelandair Hotel Herad

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    Icelandair Hotel Herad



    Icelandair Hotel Herad is located in the thriving centre of Egilsstadir and is an exciting option to visit all year-round. Icelandair Hotel Herad is the perfect place to enjoy East Iceland and explore some of the region's natural, awe-inspiring sights. The rooms at Icelandair Hotel …

    Icelandair Hotel Herad is located in the thriving centre of Egilsstadir and is an exciting option to visit all year-round. Icelandair Hotel Herad is the perfect place to enjoy East Iceland and explore some of the region's natural, awe-inspiring sights.

    The rooms at Icelandair Hotel Herad are stylish and well equipped. There is a choice of 60 beautifully designed rooms equipped with modern amenities.

    Icelandair Hotel Herad boasts a superb restaurant serving specialties such as succulent fish, Icelandic lamb and reindeer steaks. This restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere and offers top quality food.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Restaurant

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Day 5

Lake Myvatn Area

Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Moorudalsorafi, heading to the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, a stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Onwards to Namaskaro pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustaoir and Laxa salmonriver. One of Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Selhotel Myvatn

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    Selhotel Myvatn



    Situated by Lake Myvatn, Selhotel Myvatn is the ideal base for experiencing the wonders of Myvatn and its surroundings. The Skutustaoagigar pseudo-craters are just a couple minutes' walk away and they can be seen from the restaurant. The views both to north and south are …

    Situated by Lake Myvatn, Selhotel Myvatn is the ideal base for experiencing the wonders of Myvatn and its surroundings. The Skutustaoagigar pseudo-craters are just a couple minutes' walk away and they can be seen from the restaurant. The views both to north and south are magnificent.

    The hotel has 35 rooms which all are beautifully furnished with solid mahogany with the aim to create a friendly atmosphere for guests.

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Day 6

Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful 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. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This 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.

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Duration1 Night
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Siglo Hotel

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    Siglo Hotel



    Siglo Hotel strive to offer their guests a relaxing environment with a classic and romantic design. Hotel rooms have views over the beautiful surrounding mountains and marina and from the cosy window seat you can watch life go by in this quiet little haven in …

    Siglo Hotel strive to offer their guests a relaxing environment with a classic and romantic design. Hotel rooms have views over the beautiful surrounding mountains and marina and from the cosy window seat you can watch life go by in this quiet little haven in north Iceland. The rooms are spacious and decorated with pictures from Siglufjords Photo Museum spanning its history and culture. Guests have access to hotel's outdoor spas and sauna (opening late August).

    Facilities

    • Event Space
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 7

Skagafjordur - Borgarnes

Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjordur for an introduction of the unique Icelandic horse that has a special fifth gait - the tolt. Towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda with Hrutey Island a protected nature reserve located in this popular salmon river. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Icelandair Hotel Hamar

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    Icelandair Hotel Hamar



    The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food and international dishes made from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy views of the Borgarfjordur Fjord or have a drink on the patio. Icelandair Hamar is found 3 kilometres north of Borgarnes, just off Iceland's main …

    The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food and international dishes made from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy views of the Borgarfjordur Fjord or have a drink on the patio.

    Icelandair Hamar is found 3 kilometres north of Borgarnes, just off Iceland's main road, Route 1, also known as the Ring Road.

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Day 8

Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik

Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing via Hvalfjorour fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world's first parliament held outdoors.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura

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    Icelandairhotel Reykjavik Natura



    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, …

    Located in one of the greenest areas of Reykjavik, this first class hotel enjoys easy access to expansive stretches of biking, running and walking trails and pathways. The hotel is home to the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition. It is also close to the city centre, Oskjuhlid Hill's quiet woods and the Nautholsvik geothermal beach.

    The 220 guest rooms and 2 suites feature Iceland-inspired themes.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Reception
    • Spa
    • TV

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Day 9

Departure

Today, make your way to the airport (not included) to continue your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

2021: July 14; September 15, 29

2022: February 16, March 16, April 6

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Reykjavik
  • 6 nighs in moderate and first-class countryside accommodations
  • 7 day small group tour as per itinerary (max 24 guests), including:
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik prior to and after the tour
    • Welcome orientation on evening of day 1
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance to Herring Museum
    • Entrance to Laufas Museum with refreshments
    • Horse show in Skagafjorau
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1). 5 dinners (6 dinners in winter program)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (available for purchase)
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

OPTIONAL TOURS (Summer Departures):

  • Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon
  • Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Mývatn, Nature Baths
  • Horse riding (1 hour)
  • Whale watching tour with Sea Angling
  • Non-guided tour to the Blue Lagoon on arrival or departure

OPTIONAL TOURS (Winter Departures):

  • Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon
  • Evening super jeep or snowmobile tour on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Mývatn, Nature Baths
  • Horse riding (1 hour)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults. It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on group tours.

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