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General Conditions

 

ICELAND COMPLETE 2006

 

Our most popular tour in Iceland

7 days / 6 nights, Reykjavik - Žingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Geysir - South Shore -

Vik - Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - East Fjords - Lake Mżvatn - Akureyri -

Skagafjöršur - Borgarfjöršur - Selfoss - Reykjavik

Departures Thursdays:  May 18*, 25 / June 01, 08*, 15, 22*, 29 / July 06*, 13, 20*, 27 /

August 03*, 10,  17*,  24, 31 / Sep 07*, 14*

 

Departures for tour in reversed order: Thursdays, June 29 / July 13 / August 03, 17, 24 /  Sep 07

Follow the famous Ring Road on a complete circle of dramatic wonders and history of Iceland. Enter Europe's last true frontier, experience southern volcanoes, rugged fjords of the East, the capriciousness of the North, and the astounding West with its abundance of birdlife. Starting in Reykjavķk, we travel towards to Žingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the Viking Parliament, the Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Hot Springs. Continue along Iceland's southern coast, sandwiched between mountains, glaciers and sea. After stops at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, we continue to Dyrhólaey natural reserve, where the relentless pounding of wind and surf are accompany by the cries of countless seabirds nesting in its crevices. From Vķk, the tour passes Mżrdalssandur and Skeišarįrsandur flood plains towards Skaftafell National Park and on to the Breišamerkurjökull Glacier and the Glacial Lagoon Jökulsįrlón. Drive through the magnificent Eastern fjords to Egilsstašir, across an empty vastness of the highland desert plateau towards Krafla and the Lake Mżvatn area. Attractions here including the salmon river Laxį, the pseudo craters near Skśtustašir and the lava formations of Dimmuborgir, before arriving at the powerful Gošafoss waterfall. Pass through Akureyri on the way to Saušįrkrókur. Visit to the Glaumbęr Folk museum, and experience an Icelandic horse show. Traverse the Holtavöršuheiši plateau to Borgarfjöršur and visit Hraunfossar waterfall and the historic Reykholt. Enjoy a refreshing bath at the Blue Lagoon  before returning to Reykjavķk in the afternoon.

 

Day 1 PINGVELLIR - SOUTH SHORE (D)

The tour begins with a drive past the Nesjavellir geothermal area to Lake Žingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Žingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the parliament. Continue along the south shore and stop at the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before continuing to Dyrhólaey nature reserve (closed during nesting season in spring). Continue to the Vķk area.
 

Day 2 VIK - SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK - JÖKULSĮRLÓN GLACIAL LAGOON - HÖFN (B, D)
Between the sand flats we cross Eldhraun the largest mass of lava ever to flow on earth in historical time, before reaching the small village Kirkjubęjar­klaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeišarįrsandur sands to Skaftafell National Park. Continue to Jökulsįrlón Glacial Lagoon. Distance traveled: 180 miles.



Day 3 HÖFN - EAST FJORDS - EGILSSTAŠIR (B, D)
From Höfn we drive over the heights of the Almannaskard pass to Lónsöręfi, a mountainous wilderness ringed by extinct volcanoes and traversed by rushing glacial rivers. Towering mountains, their bare rock faces ridged by the forces of weather and wind, plunge vertically into the sea to form Austfiršir, Iceland's magnificent East Fjords, some now deserted, each a world of its own. We stop at Petra's stone collection before reaching Egilsstašir for an overnight stay. Distance traveled: 193 miles.


Day 4 EGILSSTAŠIR - LAKE MŻVATN (B, D)

Across the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Möšrudalsöręfi, to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Continue towards Nįmaskarš pass with boiling mud pools and flashing colors. Explore the natural beauty of Lake Mżvatn area, with highlights such as Dimmuborgir, the pseudocraters near Skśtustašir and the salmon river Laxį. Our accommodation is in the Lake Mżvatn area. Distance traveled: 137 miles.

Day 5 LAKE MŻVATN - AKUREYRI (B, D)
Head towards Akureyri with a stop at Gošafoss waterfall. Akureyri boasts some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored. Because of its excellent natural harbor and good accessibility, Akureyri has become the northern centre of education, culture, trade and industry. Distance traveled: 143 miles.



Day 6 AKUREYRI - BORGARFJÖRDUR - SELFOSS

(B, D)
Drive through the majestic mountains and narrow passes which lead to Skagafjöršur for an introduction of the Icelandic horse. Across the Holtavöršuheiši plateau to Borgarfjöršur, with a visit to Hraunfossar waterfall, and Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s most productive hot spring. Proceed over the mountain pass Kaldidalur to Selfoss area. Distance traveled: 255 miles.


Day 7 GULLFOSS - GEYSIR - BLUE  LAGOON - REYKJAVIK (B)

Explore the golden waterfall Gullfoss and Geysir hot spring area to see the famous great Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue to the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing bath before ending the tour in Reykjavķk. Distance traveled: 177 miles.

 

 

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Departure Dates 2006

May 18*, 25

June 01, 08*, 15, 22*, 29

July 06*, 13, 20*, 27

August 03*, 10,  17*,  24, 31

Sep 07*, 14*

 

Tour reversed:

June 29 / July 13

August 03, 17, 24

Sep 07

 

*Guaranteed departures

 

Prices in US Dollars

Iceland Complete, 7 days

May & Sep

Per person in double room

1,915

Single Supplement

360

 
June - Aug
Per person in double room 2,250

Single Supplement 

420

 

Included

  • 6 nights accommodation with private facilities

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 6 x Dinners, 2-3 courses

  • Guided tour from/to Reykjavik

  • Entrance to Petra's stone collection

  • Entrance to the Geocenter at Geysir

  • Entrance to Laufįs museum including refreshments

  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon,  including towel

  • Horse show in Skagafjöršur

  • Return bus transfer to/from Keflavķk airport

  • Tour escort

Not Included

  • Airfare & airport taxes

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Please note

It is necessary to book additional nights before and after the tour in Reykjavķk or Keflavķk

Maximum number is 35 passengers for each departure

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

  • Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon

  • Horse riding tour

  • Super jeep tour

  • Evening flight tour to Grķmsey Island

  • East Greenland Excursion , 1 - 3 days

  • Smyril Line Cruise to the Faroer Islands

List of Hotels

Night 1

Hotel Vik ***

Vik / Iceland

Night 2

Guesthouse Smyrlabjorg

Höfn area

Night 3

Hotel Edda ME **

Egilsstadir

Night 4

Sel Hotel Myvatn ***

Myvatn area

Night 5

Hotel Harpa **

Akureyri

Night 6

Hotel Selfoss ****

Selfoss

The following list is for information only and may change.

A final official list will be included with your documents.

 

 

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