Iceland Complete Winter
Iceland Complete Winter– Iceland –9 days / 8 nights, Reykjavik - Hvalfjördur - Reykholt - Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Golden Circle - Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - Blue LagoonIceland Complete Winter features Iceland's main attractions along the Ring Road, escorted by a professional local guide. Visit the Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Lake Myvatn, and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Our classic circle tour offers the perfect mix of culture and nature. During the winter months, you have a great chance to see the Northern Lights! Bestseller tour for many years!
|Operation||October 4, 2017 - April 11, 2018|
|Departure||October 4, 11, 18, 2017
November 1, 2017
February 14, 2018
March 21, 28, 2018
April 11, 2018
Guaranteed departures with minimum of 2 participants
|Price||October 1 - 31, 2017
from $2,425 per person in double room
from $3,085 single room
November 1, 2017 - April 11, 2018
from $2,260 per person in double room
from $2,825 single room
|Included||7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavik
Accommodation 6 nights w/facilities in countryside
Breakfast daily except arrival day
6 dinners in the countryside
Entrance to Petra's Stone collection (day 4)
Entrance to the Herring Museum (day 6)
Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
Horse Show in Skagafjördur (day 7)
|Not Included||International flights / Airport taxes
Transfers to/from Keflavik Airport
Dinners in Reykjavik (day 1 and 8) and Siglufjördur (day 6)
Beverages with meals other than coffee/tea and fresh tap water
Porterage at airport and hotels
Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
Optional tours and activities
Any service not specifically listed under "included"
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Maximum group size: 36 people
Prices may change without prior notice
Please inquire about our special air fares on Icelandair, featuring direct flights from Seattle!
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Reykjavik
|More Information||Iceland Complete Winter map|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL REYKJAVIK Arrival on your own to Reykjavik. On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, which can be booked through Iceland Travel. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality in Iceland.
Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name "Smoky Bay" after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
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 stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included). Dinner on own.
Day 2 GEYSIR - GULLFOSS - SKOGAR - VIK (B, D) Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as 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 and the black sand beaches of Iceland's South Shore. Continue to the village of Vik. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.
Highlights: Geysir | Gullfoss | Reynisdrangar Cliffs | Vik
Day 3 SKAFTAFELL - GLACIAL LAGOON - HÖFN (B, D) Lava Fields - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier
Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajökull National Park.
Continue to the stunning Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in the Höfn area.
Highlights: Skaftafell National Park | Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon | Höfn
Day 4 HÖFN - EAST FJORDS - EGILSSTADIR (B, D) Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Höfn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to 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 Egilsstadir area.
Day 5 LAKE MYVATN AREA (B, D) Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. Other volcanic features of Myvatn include the multi-coloured geothermal area of Namaskard, Krafla volcano and the dark lave citadels of Dimmuborgir. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
Highlights: Hverfjall | Myvatn | Dimmuborgir
Day 6 LAKE MYVATN - AKUREYRI - SIGLUFJÖRDUR (B, D) "Waterfall of the Gods" - Folk Museum - The Beautiful Troll Peninsula
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 Eyjafjördur Fjord.
After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjördur 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 Siglufjördur, 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. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants. Siglufjördur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll. Dinner and overnight in Siglufjördur.
Highlights: Godafoss | Akureyri | Trollaskagi - Troll Peninsula | Siglufjördur
Day 7 SKAGAFÖRDUR - BORGARNES (B, D) Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse Demonstration
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjördur's award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring.
Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjördur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the centre of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjördur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.
Day 8 BORGARFJÖRDUR - THINGVELLIR - REYKJAVIK (B) Europe's Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world's oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.
Highlights: Deildartunguhver | Barnafoss | Hraunfossar | Thingvellir National Park | Reykjavik
Day 9 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.
If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.