Iceland Selfie Marathon
Iceland Selfie Marathon– Iceland –6 days / 5 nights, South Shore - Stöng - Skaftafell - Svartifoss - Jökulsarlon - Westman Islands - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Blue LagoonThe Iceland Selfie Marathon, new 4-day tour on the Thunderbolt Sprinter minibus. Travel around Iceland's ring road with icy glaciers, active volcanoes, awe-inspiring waterfalls, eerie hot springs and deep fjords, providing many opportunities to indulge in the modern trend of selfie taking. From Reykjavik head north to Akureyri and Husavik, to the East Fjords and Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, to the waterfalls of the South and the Golden Circle.
|Operation||May 1 - September 28, 2017|
|Departure||May 1, 7, 14, 22
August 3, 25
September 4, 11, 22, 28
|Price||May & September
from $1,545 per person in double room
from $1,865 single room
June - August
from $1,745 per person in double room
from $2,135 single room
|Included||Fully escorted 4-day minibus tour
English speaking driver guide
3 x Breakfast
1 x dinner (day 3)
3 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities
Visit to two National Parks
Entrance with towel to the Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn
Boat trip on Glacial Lagoon
A lot of very impressive landscape
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|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
Pre- and post nights in Reykjavik
Meals other than mentioned
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||Maximum 16 passengers
Accommodation in comfort tourist-class hotels, many of them set in the most stunning locations. All rooms have private facilities.
Tour start: At 09:00 from BSI bus station in Reykjavik
Tour end: Between 19:00-20:00 at BSI bus station in Reykjavik
|More Information||Iceland Selfie Marathon map|
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Day 1 TRAVEL NORTH Early morning departure from Reykjavik bus terminal for the first 500 kilometres of our express tour around Iceland. The first stop is in the town of Borgarnes (10 minutes), located in West Iceland, and followed by a hike on Grabrok volcano crater (40 minutes). You have one hour to explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Godafoss waterfall is a beautiful site to shoot a couple of selfies (10 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Husavik. Estimated arrival time is 20:00. (500 km/310 mi)
Day 2 TRAVEL EAST (B) Today we travel 400 kilometres to our overnight location in East Iceland, starting with Lake Myvatn known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes. First we visit the pseudo craters at Skutustadir (20 minutes), followed by a walk in the lava fields of Dimmuborgir (30 minutes), and finally we soak in the geothermal Nature Baths at Lake Myvatn (1 hour).
In the afternoon we explore hot springs and bubbling mud pools (20 minutes) before hiking at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. From there we travel through the uninhabited highlands and stop in Egilsstadir (10 minutes). We continue over scenic roads to our next overnight location at Faskrudsfjörður, a small fishing village in the East Fjords. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.(400 km/248 mi)
Day 3 TRAVEL TO THE GLACIER (B) The speedy tour around Iceland continues driving along beautiful fjords and past small fishing towns in East Iceland. Today's mileage is about 400 kilometres. There's a stop in the charming town of Djupivogur (20 minutes), a one hour lunch break in the town of Höfn followed by 90 minutes to explore Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon by boat among floating icebergs. It is again selfie time at Svinafellsjökull glacier tongue (20 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Southeast Iceland. Estimated arrival time is 19:00. (400 km/248 mi)
Day 4 SOUTH COAST - GOLDEN CIRCLE (B) The last day of our quick-but-quality journey around Iceland is full of highlights as we drive about 400 kilometres along the South Coast and the Golden Circle route to Reykjavik. The first stop is in Vík (20 minutes), Iceland's southernmost town, followed by another 20-minute photo extravaganza on the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. Say "group selfie" at Skogafoss waterfall (10 minutes) and one more time at Seljalandsfoss waterfall (10 minutes).
In the afternoon we reach the last waterfall of the journey at Gullfoss where you have 20 minutes to admire one of Iceland's most famous nature sights. Two more 20 minutes stops: first at Geysir geothermal springs and then at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Estimated drop off time at the Reykjavik bus terminal is 19:00.(400 km/248 mi)
Note that the total mileage is 1.700 km / 1.054 miles, which makes this tour suitable for travellers who like to see as much as possible in the shortest possible time and don't mind travelling long hours by minibus. It is a Thunderbolt Sprinter, named after Thor, the God of Thunder and Usain Bolt, the best sprinter in the world. That's about as fast as we go, making the Iceland Selfie Marathon the fastest guided bus tour around Iceland - in the speed of Thor's Thunderbolt. You visit over 20 must-see locations; often quick photo stops at each location with a couple of walks and hikes here and there. There is free Wi-Fi on board.