A complete Iceland experience
An special package to combine with the Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition!
ICELAND HIGHLIGHTS
6 Day tour from $3,335
REYKJAVIK ∙ BLUE LAGOON ∙ GOLDEN CIRCLE ∙ SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA ∙ BORGARFJORGUR
6 DAYS JUNE 2019

An special package to combine with the Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition!

We have created this special package to combine with the Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition and give you an incredible and complete Iceland experience.

Iceland, The land of Fire and Ice
Iceland is where glaciers reach for the skies, deep blue mountain lakes fill steep valleys, sharp green peaks rise on all sides. Hidden hot springs in secluded valleys far from civilisation will relax and calm you as you take in the spectacular views. You can tour the island in comfort or go trekking, ice climbing, jeep riding, or jump on an Icelandic horse. With no boundaries on skill levels or experience, our Iceland journey will let you really experience the island’s beauty and landscapes.
In this complementary trip explore the world’s most northern capital – Reykjavik and its main attractions on foot and by bus. Discover Reykjanes peninsula and its wonder such as Hot springs areas, rough shire-side, breaking surf, variated bird life and the amazing Blue Lagoon, where you can have a warm and relaxing break.
Visit Pingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the country; Strokkur geyser with an elevation of 25 metres every 5-7 minutes; The Snæfellsnes Peninsula and its amazing natural attractions such a craters and lava flows, sandy beaches, fjord, glaciated picks and high cliffs.
Finish your trip visiting natural springs, lava falls and the most powerful hot spring in Iceland – Dildartunguhver.

Tour Highlights
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 5 NIGHTS INCL. BREAKFAST
  • 2X 3-COURSE DINNER MENU/BUFFET INCLUDING COFFEE/TEA OUTSIDE OF REYKJAVÍK
  • REYKJAVÍK CITY TOUR, KRÝSUVÍK, REYKJANES & BLUE LAGOON TOUR WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
  • ADMISSION TO KERIÐ CRATER
  • VISIT TO VATNSHELLIR CAVE WITH ACTIVITY GUIDE AND EQUIPMENT
  • LANGJÖKULL GLACIER TOUR
  • SKYBUS TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Iceland

  • When
    :

    JUNE 2019

  • What
    :

    Nature and Wildlife, Culture and Heritage, Group and Guided Journey

SCOTLAND, FAROE ISLANDS & ICELAND EXPEDITION
Itinerary

Explore the world’s most northern capital. This is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavík’s past and present.
During this tour Reykjavík’s main attractions are highlighted on foot and by bus. The main landmarks, such as The Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja church, the National Museum of Iceland, the harbor and the famous 101 Reykjavik neighborhood are visited.

Well stop at Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland, and visit the church built in 1777. We discover the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula with old lava flows, the grand barrenness, rough shore-side, spectacular breaking surf, hot spring areas, small fishing villages and abundant bird life. We stop near a tall lighthouse close to sea stacks, in which bird’s nest in summer.
The peninsula steams with volcanic features – hot springs and mud pools and a couple of small shield volcanoes and some fissures through the lava fields. You get the unique chance to cross a small bridge between two continents, the American and Eurasian continental plates.
We end this tour with a relaxing bath in the Blue Lagoon.

The tour takes us to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park (1930) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (2004). It is home of the oldest existing national parliament in the world, the Alþingi, and major events in the history of Iceland. The Mid-Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is forming as Iceland is being pulled apart by tectonic forces.
Next, we drive to the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss – the Golden falls – perhaps the most beautiful in the country. Here the glacial river of Hvítá (white river) tumbles 32 meters in a double cascade.
We explore the active geothermal area of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, and many other hot springs. Most active nowadays is Strokkur, erupting hot water and steam to elevation of 25 metres every 5-7 minutes.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is on Icelands west coast. Craters, lava flows, an ice cap, glaciated peaks, fjords, sandy beaches and high cliffs are its landscapes. The south side of the peninsula is farming country yet has conserved much of its extensive marshlands, which are an important habitat for birds. At the end of the peninsula the 1.446m high Snæfellsjökull glacier can be found.
On we go along the coast, driving through two small villages, Hellissandur and Rif. This area belongs to Snæfellsnes National Park.
We are now reaching the north coast of the peninsula where pass the active fishing village of Ólafsvík. The north side of Snæfellsnes is more sheltered and there are fjords and bays, which make a good anchorage for fishing vessels.

We head towards Langjökull glacier and the Borgarfjörður valley. Near Húsafell we explore a multitude of natural springs under a birch covered lava field, which creates the magnificent Hraunfossar (Lava Falls), over 100m wide. A few minutes’ walk up the river is the Barnafoss (Children’s fall), which has carved out strange figures from the rock.
Continue to historic Reykholt, where Snorri Sturluson lived, a 13th-century writer/scholar. Next stop is the Deildartunguhver, Iceland´s most powerful hot spring. Then we head through the tunnel beneath Hvalfjörður Fjord to Reykjavík.

At the suitable time take the SkyBus transfer to the airport for your onward travel.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inlcusions
    FROMTWINSINGLE SUPPL
    JUNE 2019$3,335$840

    Prices are per person, subject to change and availability.
    This tour is designed to be combined with our Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition Cruise.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Accommodation for 5 nights (11% VAT) incl. breakfast
      – 3 nights in Reykjavík, 2 nights outside of Reykjavík
    • 2x 3-course dinner menu/buffet including coffee/tea outside of Reykjavík
    • Reykjavík City tour with English speaking guide (3 hrs.)
      – Incl. entrance to Perlan observatory deck
    • Krýsuvík, Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon tour with English speaking guide (8 hrs.)
    • Blue Lagoon Comfort (2-3 hrs. stop) *Subject to availability
      – Incl. entrance, use of towel, silica mud mask, 1st drink of choice
    • Coach and driver for 3 days as per program outside of Reykjavík
      – Maximum 850 km in total
      – Maximum 9 hours per day between 08:00-19:00
      – Accommodation for the driver in single room incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík
      – Incl. Parking fee at Þingvellir national park
    • English speaking guide for 3 days as per program
      – Maximum 11 hours per day
      – Accommodation for the guide in single room incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner outside of Reykjavík
    • Admission to Kerið crater
    • Guidance at Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse and visit to the horse stables (1,5 hrs.)
    • Visit to Vatnshellir cave with activity guide and equipment (1 hr.)
    • Into the Glacier tour on Langjökull glacier with activity guide (2 hrs.)
      – Incl. transportation by Super Jeep onto the glacier
    • All GJ Travel busses include:
      – free WIFI
      – simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes during winter departures

     

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Drinks during included dinner
    • Other not mentioned meals or refreshments
    • Other not mentioned tours, activities or extras
    • Extra fee due to early breakfast or grab & go
    • Other unexpected costs for nature sights

    This offer is based on the following hotels:
    • Fosshotel Baron ***
    • Hótel Borgarnes ***

    Please note that these areas are very popular and very heavily booked for 2019. Changes in the hotels will affect the prices.

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