Iceland Circle– Iceland –10 days / 9 nights, Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss - Akureyri - Skagafjördur - Lake Myvatn - Husavik - Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafjell - South ShoreIceland Circle, a best-seller self-drive tour exploring Iceland's rich natural treasures of national parks, gushing waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs. Enjoy famous attractions in the south, east and north of Iceland, such as Reykjavik, Gullfoss, geyser hot springs, Thingvellir, Skaftafell and Jökulsargljufur National Parks. If you would like to visit West Iceland (Snaefellsnes Peninsula), our Iceland Grand Circle tour might be ideal.
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Rates in USD, per person in double room, private facilites. Rental car for 8 days. Types of car recommended: Group 2 (Compact) and higher.
|Operation||May 1 - September 30, 2013|
|Price||From $2,135 per person in double room, private facilities, car group 2 |
From $1,765 per person, based on 4 persons traveling together, 2 x double rooms
Children 2-11 years old: USD 60 per night (Add the total to the rate for 2 Adults in 1 double room)
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults
15% discount on May and September departures
20% discount on April and October departures
Group 2 - Toyota Yaris or similar
Group 3 - Toyota Auris or similar
Group 4 - Skoda Octavia 4wd station or similar (Medium 4wd)
$95 single supplement per room per night with private facilities
$60 supplement for children 2-11 yrs, when sharing a double room with 2 adults, per night
Departures in April and October 2011 are offered with 20% discount!
Departures in May & September are offered with a 15 % discount!
|Included||8 days rental car, category of choice |
CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT and one authorized driver
Delivery of rental car to hotel on day 2 (Only for packages with accommodation with private facilities)
9 nights accommodations, a combination of farmhouses, guesthouses and hotels
Detailed road map of Iceland with marked accommodations
Emergency phone line available 24/7 from May to September
|Not Included||Airport transfers |
Meals other than breakfasts
Upgrade to higher category car on request
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 service fee
|Please Note||Group 1 - Toyota Yaris or similar |
Group 2 - Toyota Auris or similar
Group 5 - Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar (Medium 4wd)
Drop off at Keflavík airport or in Reykjavík on departure day before 09:00. If the car is delivered outside this time range, an extra day will be charged. Due to road conditions routes may be altered without prior notice.
The highland tracks of Iceland are not expected to be open until the middle of June. A final list of accommodations will be sent with your documents. Hotels are selected at the discretion of the local tour operator.
|Tour Options||Optional excursions |
Additional nights in Reykjavik
East Greenland excursion, 1 - 3 days
A prepaid simcard with 2.000 ISK credit included. Net price per card: USD 25.
GPS system: USD 25 per unit per day (Max USD 165). If booked in advance we offer 50% discount.
|More Information|| Iceland Circle route map |
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Day 1 ARRIVAL KEFLAVIK - REYKJAVIK Explore Reykjavik, the Northernmost Capital in the World.
Arrival and overnight in Reykjavik (transfer from international airport not included).
Day 2 GEYSIR - GULLFOSS - THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK (B) Greenhouses - Exploding Geysers - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Massive Waterfall
Drive across Hellisheidi plateau to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Continue to the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjördur fjord or Kaldidalur highland pass (4WD needed) to Borgarfjördur.
Approximate mileage: 310 km / 193 miles.
Day 3 BORGARFJÖRDUR - SKAGAFJÖRDUR - AKUREYRI (B) Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Iceland's Second Largest City - Viking Horses
Drive north through Borgarfjördur to the shores of Hunafloi bay and the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjördur. Continue to Akureyri, the capital of the north.
Approximate mileage: 280 km / 174 miles.
Option: River rafting in Skagafjördur
Horse riding in Skagafjördur
Seal watching tour from Hvammstangi
Day 4 AKUREYRI - LAKE MYVATN - GODAFOSS (B) Botanical Garden - Museums - Waterfall "Of the Gods"
Spend the morning exploring the town of Akureyri. Continue your journey to the unique Lake Myvatn area.
Approximate mileage: 100 km / 62 miles.
Day 5 LAKE MYVATN (B) Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal Activity - Rich Birdlife
Explore the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and surrounding area, including the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard pass.
Approximate mileage: variable.
Optional: Bird museum in Myvatn
Day 6 HUSAVIK - DETTIFOSS - EGILSSTADIR (B) Whale Watching - Glacier Carved Gorge - Europe' Most Powerful Waterfall
Drive north to the fishing port of Husavik and around Tjörnes peninsula. Visit Asbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon and Jökulsargljufur National Park. Proceed to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstadir in the east.
Approximate mileage: 310 km / 193 miles.
Optional: Whale watching from Husavik
Day 7 EAST FJORDS - HÖFN (B) Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection
Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The journey continues to the town of Höfn in Hornafjördur, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.
Approximate mileage: 300 km / 186 miles.
Optional: Petra's stone collection
Boat tour to Papey Island
Day 8 HÖFN - SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK (B) Europe's Largest Glacier - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest National Park
Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a nature hike is recommended. On to the picturesque village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Approximate mileage: 200 km / 124 km.
Optional: Jeep tour to Vatnajökull glacier
Boat tour on Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Glacier hike in Skaftafell area
Day 9 SOUTH COAST - REYKJAVIK (B) Lava Fields - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore - Puffin Colony - Thundering Waterfalls
Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of sandy deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavik.
Approximate mileage: 260 km / 162 miles.
Optional: Boat tour to the Westman Islands
Day 10 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B) After breakfast check-out and departure (transfer not included).