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ICELAND, LAND OF FIRE & ICE

SEPT. 28 - OCT. 5, 2023 (8 DAYS) 

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Day 1 (Sept. 28)
ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND


ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND. Meet our guide and check-in the hotel

(Per person, DBL Occ, based on 25 pax min; Excluding flights

$2495

Day 2 (Sept. 29)
Golden Circle & SOUTH COAST - SEIJALANDSFOSS, REYNISFJARA, SKOGAFOSS

 

We will spend the first day of this round tour exploring the famous Golden Circle. The Golden Circle includes the UNESCO Heritage site Thingvellir National park, Geysir hot spring as well as the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. After visiting theses three top attractions we will make our way towards the South Coast of the island en route to our accommodation for the night. We will have the chance to visit both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls as well as the magnificent Reynisfjara black sand beach before heading to our accommodation close to the village of Vík

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Glaciers are on today's agenda! As we keep on with our ring road adventure and move further South-East we will pass Mýrdalsjökull glacier and drive throughvast lava fields before reaching Skaftafell

National Park which is part of Vatnajökull National Park where Europe's largest glacier lies. Once there we will start our glacier exploration, setting off for a glacier hike on one of Vatnajökuls outlet glaciers. After our hike we will be stopping at the popular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you can explore the lagoon that is covered with floating ice bergs. Our accommodation for the night will be in Höfn í Hornafirði.

Day 3 (Sept. 30)
VATNAJOKILL & JOKULSARLON
GLACIER LAGOON

Day 4 (Oct. 01)
EAST FJORDS - DJUPIVOGUR, EGILSSTADIR

Glaciers are on today's agenda! As we keep on with our ring road adventure and move further South-East we will pass Mýrdalsjökull glacier and drive throughvast lava fields before reaching Skaftafell

National Park which is part of Vatnajökull National Park where Europe's largest glacier lies. Once there we will start our glacier exploration, setting off for a glacier hike on one of Vatnajökuls outlet glaciers. After our hike we will be stopping at the popular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you can explore the lagoon that is covered with floating ice bergs. Our accommodation for the night will be in Höfn í Hornafirði.

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Day 5 (Oct. 02)
Lake Mývatn AREA

Heading to the northern part of the island we will pass the wilderness of Möðrudalur valley before making our first stop for the day at Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. After some exploration of this beautiful phenomenon we will make our way to Lake Mývatn area where you will get the chance to

experience the magnificent landscape around the lakeand snap some photos of its surroundings.

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Among Lake Mývatns highlights are Námaskarð, Hverfjall crater and Dimmuborgir lava field. We'll make a stop at Mývatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bath in the hot spring pools. The entrance fee can be added when booking or paid on site. For those that don't wish to go in the water, they can stroll around the area and enjoy the views or sit down in the cafeteria Our last stop for the day before making our way to Eyjafjörður where we'll find our accommodation near Akureyri will be at Goðafoss waterfall..

Day 6 (Oct. 03)
WHALE WATCHING IN NORTH ICELAND - DALVIK, SIGLIFJORDUR

In the morning, you will get a chance to explore Akureyri, the capital of the North, before we go for a 3 hour whale watching tour from Dalvík where whale sightings are quite common. The most common whales being spotted in that area, are humpback whales. It's also possible to upgrade (Apr-Oct) for a small fee to a 1.5-hour rhib boat tour, that can give the opportunity to approach them closer. After your whale watching adventure, we will make our way to the cosy village of Siglufjörður and around the mountainous Tröllaskagi peninsula before arriving at Borgarnes

where we spend our last night of this tour.

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Day 7 (Oct. 04)
WEST ICELAND -Borgarfjörður

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On the 6th day of the tour we head to Borgarfjörður West Iceland, an area voted as one of the best destinations by Lonely Planet in 2016. Borgarfjörður has a lot to show and we will visit some of the best natural and historical stops. Deildartunguhver hot spring is on

our list as well as two waterfalls: Barnafoss (also known as the Children's waterfall) and Hraunfossar which emerges in low cascades straight from a lava field. Before ending the day with scenic views of Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord) we will also stop at Reykholt, a historic site that was once home to a famous Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, author of some of the Icelandic Sagas, and poet Snorri Sturluson. We expect to arrive in the city around 5 – 6 pm.

Transport

Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík

Minibus

Others Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík Visit to Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon, Hengifoss, Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Námaskarð, Goðafoss, Mývatn Nature Baths (admission can be added), Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, Whale watching, Ice Cave (during winter if accessible), Glacier hike.

Day 8 (Oct. 05)
OPTIONAL : BLUE LAGOON OR SKY LAGOON (not included in price)

On the last day of the tour we will enjoy the thermal baths at the mot renowned Blue lagoon of the newer Sky Lagoon. This is an Optional Activity. If you do not want to experience the thermal baths, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour at downtown Reykjavik.

Airport Transport (To/From Airport)

Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík airport using shared  Minibus

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodations on Sept. 28 & Oct. 4, 2024 - are Apartment types

       since the hotels are very expensive.

NOTE THAT THE 6-DAYS AROUND ICELAND ADVENTURES TOUR

IS WITH A 3RD PARTY BY ARCTIC ADVENTURES

  • Pick-up in Reykjavík

  • Drop off in Reykjavík or Borgarnes

  • Accommodation with Private Bathroom - 5 Nights

  • Breakfast Each Morning at Your Hotel

  • English Speaking Adventure Tour Guide

  • Guided Tour in Minibus

  • All Required Safety Equipment

  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier

  • Whale Watching in Dalvík

  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

For detailed itinerary & more info about the tour, please  refer to:
ARCTIC ADVENTURES website: https://adventures.is/iceland/multiday-tours/6-day-tour/around-iceland-adventure/

OPTIONAL: We offer Travel Insurance Policies providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more. Please call Xenia for details.

Others Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík Visit to Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Ice Glacier Lagoon, Hengifoss, Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Námaskarð, Goðafoss, Mývatn Nature Baths (admission can be added), Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, Whale watching, Ice Cave (during winter if accessible), Glacier hike.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • A waterproof jacket and pants

  • Headwear and gloves

  • Good hiking boots are recommended

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