Season:
June - September
Price from:
£ 3,519.-
Duration:
9 days / 8 nights
Departure:
According to schedule

CIRCLE TOUR OF ICELAND WITH WHALE WATCHING

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The Country Life gives you the opportunity to enjoy the ever-changing scenery of the countryside. This package is ideal for those who want to experience Iceland in one week.  Accommodation on this tour is in hotels with private facilities. The hotels used on tours are often “summer hotels,” used most of the year as boarding schools or country hotels which are simple and clean. Please note that some departures of this tour may be operated in reverse.

CIRCLE TOUR OF ICELAND WITH WHALE WATCHING

Itinerary

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ARRIVAL

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Flight from your selected airport to Keflavik/Iceland. Transfer by coach from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik . Depending on flight time you can visit the Blue lagoon on the way.

Land of Sagas

Hraunfossar

We start the day with a city tour of Reykjavik. After this we continue North of the capital to Borgarfjordur in West Iceland. In the settlement centre, we learn about the Icelandic sagas and the first people to set foot on the island. The afternoon will be spent visiting natural wonders. Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, Hraunfossar waterfall, the historic site of Reykholt and more. Overnight in West Iceland.

From West to North

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After breakfast, we visit an old lava field, formed in giant eruption and climb a volcanic crater. It's an easy hike and from the top, you get really nice views of the valley. We continue through the scenic landscapes of the northwest. Next stop is Akureyri, Iceland's second largest town, nestled between mountains. After this we explore one of the most spectacular sights in Iceland, Goðafoss “the waterfall of the Gods”. Overnight in Northeast Iceland for two nights.

Whale watching, geological wonders and nature baths

Myvatn Nature Bath

Husavik is a great place to go whale watching, in fact it's called the the "whale capital" of Iceland! So we do that, and then explore the Lake Mývatn area, known for it's unique landscapes. Mývatn is a fertile lake with extensive areas of geothermal heat, this makes it ideal for bird life. Around 120 species of birds have been recorded at Mývatn. In the area you will find alien landscapes with fumaroles and boiling, bubbling mud pots in various colours. We enjoy a walk through the bizarre lava field of Dimmuborgir. The day ends with a soak in a realxing bath at the Mývatn Nature Baths.

From North to east

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Today we explore the geothermal field of Námaskarð and the Krafla caldera. The raw unworldly beauty of Námaskarð and its surroundings defies all comparisons. Next you get to see the monstrous Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. You may have seen Dettifoss in the Hollywood blockbuster Prometheus. After this eventful day we head to the East of Iceland where we spend the night.

Fjords, Glaciers and Ice

Glacier at Skaftafell

We drive through the various fishing villages of the tranquil East Fjords. The ancient landscapes of the east consist of long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged mountain peaks. We reach Vatnajokull glacier- Europe’s biggest, it covers covers about 8% of Iceland. We continue past the town of Höfn and enjoy a boat tour on Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon.  Overnight near Skaftafell in South East Iceland.

Vatnajokull National park and the south

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We visit the wildly beautiful Skaftafell national park. Then cross the black sandy desert of the south coast. The views are dominated by mountains, cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We walk along the famous black lava beach Reynisfjara and the bird cliffs near the village of Vík. Next to the impressive Skogarfoss we learn about Iceland’s history at the Skógar folk museum. This is a cultural heritage collection of 15,000 regional artifacts exhibited in 6 historical buildings. Overnight in South Iceland.

The Golden circle to Reykjavik

Strokkur at the Geysir area

Today we visit Iceland's most famous attractions, The Golden Circle. We start by visiting the majestic Gullfoss the “Golden Waterfall”. Haukadalur, the geothermally active area of Geysir. Here, Strokkur “the churn” spouts up boiling water every five to eight minutes. Last but not least is Thingvellir national park, a UNESCO world heritage, a location of historical significance and unique geology. We now return to the Capital, Reykjavik, where we stay overnight.

DEPARTURE

The Blue Lagoon

Shuttle transfer from your hotel to the airport. Check in for your flight back to UK. Depending on flight time you can visit the Blue lagoon on the way.


 

Please note:

  • This tour has an average of 1-2 hours of walking each day, meaning several short walks of 10-30 minutes to see and explore the different nature and history sites. It is an easy tour for nearly everyone to participate in. This is not a hiking/walking tour.
  • Total mileage without airport transfer is about 2.065 km (1.280 miles), which is an average of 295 km (183 miles) per day. You spend about 4 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.

 

Package Price Per Person £

Room Type Low Season High Season
Single Room £ 4,469.- £ 4,679.-
Double Room £ 3,519.- £ 3,679.-
Triple Room £ 3,519.- £ 3,679.-

You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within 48 hours to confirm the availability.


Prices may change according to availability.


Tour Code: 0309

Price includes

  • Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
  • Return airport transfer to hotel in Reykjavik
  • 8 nights accommodation with private facilities
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 6 three course dinners in countryside
  • Skogar Museum
  • Whale watching tour
  • Entrance to two National Parks
  • Entrance fee Myvatn Nature bath
  • Horse Show Skagafjord
  • Guided tour with English-speaking guide

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than specified