July 17 - 26, 2018
*Other dates available upon request
Tour Status - Available
Travel to breath-taking Iceland, a world of natural phenomena - gushing waterfalls, volcanoes and stunning landscapes at every turn. This tour offers a complete circle visit of Iceland with its unique and contrasting landscapes. The overwhelming beauty of this country will offer priceless memories.
*This tour has the option to extend your stay to Greenland. Contact us for details.
- Return Airfare from major North American Gateways
- Hosted by Select Holidays
- Icelandic Accommodations
- 8 nights in Iceland
- All visits, meals and attractions as outlined in the itinerary
- OPTIONAL VISIT: Evening visit and entrance to the Blue Lagoon Spa
Day 01: Depart North America
Day 02: Arrive Iceland
Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland where you will transfer to the hotel in Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Day 03: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik [IFM/D]
Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. 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. Continue to the village of Vik. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area .
Day 04: Vik – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn
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 Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.
Day 05: Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn 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 06: Lake Myvatn Area
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. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
Day 07: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri - Siglufjordur
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 Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur 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 Siglufjordur, 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. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll. Overnight in Siglufjörður. Dinner is on own.
Day 08: Skagafjordur – Borgarnes
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur‘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 lead to Skagafjordur, 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 Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.
Day 09: Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. 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
Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own. Optional visit this evening to visit the Blue Lagoon.
Day 10: End of Tour
Breakfast at hotel before transferring to the International airport for your flight to North America.
Per Person, Double - from $6,955 Cad, Including Air
Single Occupancy - Add $1,659
Initial Deposit - $3,000.00 per person at time of booking
Second Deposit - $3,000.00 per person prior to December 15, 2017
Final Payment per person is due prior to March 15, 2018