|VIP private home pick-up service|
|Services of a tour director|
|Free Wi-Fi on coach|
|Individual audio system|
|All airport taxes|
Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Experience Iceland’s incredible waterfalls, brooding volcanos, glacial lakes and geothermal springs, and meet the locals on this eight-day tour.
Fly to Reykjavik where you will be met and transferred. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
After an orientation drive of pretty Reykjavik, enjoy an interesting visit to the geothermal heat and electric power station in Hellisheiðarvirkjun. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant and walk with him to the geothermal areas. Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall and stop in Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, you will walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Continue to your hotel in Borgarnes.
A real treat! At Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience: watch whales in their natural habitat! Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.
During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city's history after it was established as a trading centre in 1602. Visit the botanical garden, featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, admire Goðafoss, known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Enjoy a scenic drive to the lovely blue Lake Mývatn, teeming with bird life in one of Iceland's prettiest areas, and known for geothermal activity and producing coloured deposits. Before arriving in Egilsstaðir, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting).
Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.
Prepare for the highlight of the day: Stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available. Then, drive through the national park at Skaftafell to Vik, the southernmost village in Iceland.
On your way back to Reykjavik, drive by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic Adventure.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Borgarnes: Icelandair Hamar
Egilsstadir: Icelandair Herad
Vik: Icelandair hotel Vik
Accommodation will be as stated or similar.
Accommodation outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.