Iceland Adventure

New for 2018

Price per person
from £3,181

Price based on
London Heathrow
2nd Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. Discover them all, and meet the locals, on this inspiring eight-day tour.

At a glance


  • Reykjavik Welcome dinner, orientation tour. Farewell dinner on return, at a local restaurant.
  • Geysir Admire the hot springs. Taste local specialties, including schnapps.
  • Thingvellir Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates.
  • Hauganes Boat cruise, see the whales in their natural habitat. 
  • Goðafoss See the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.
  • Delttifoss Admire the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
  • Lake Jökulsárlón See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day, then see the largest glacier in Europe.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders: glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. Discover them all, and meet the locals, on this inspiring eight-day tour.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Reykjavik

Day
1

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - Hellisheiðavirkjun - Geysir - Gullfoss - Thingvellir - Borgarnes

Day
2

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 the Geysir geothermal area 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Borgarnes - Hauganes - Akureyri

Day
3

A real treat: at Hauganes, embark for an unforgettable experience -  watching whales in their natural habitat. Continue to Akureyri for your overnight stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Akureyri - Goðafoss - Lake Mývatn - Borgarfjðrdur Eystri

Day
4

During your orientation of the capital of northern Iceland, hear about the city’s history after it was established as a trading center 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 colored deposits. Before arriving in Borgarfjörður Eystri, take pictures of the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss (road conditions permitting). You may even see puffins, known as the “clown of the sea” (end April mid-August).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Borgarfjðrdur Eystri - Höfn

Day
5

In the morning, enjoy a 'Meet the Locals' walking tour and hear about life in the rural Icelantic countryside over the centuries. Follow the eastern coast, where the first Irish missionaries settled some 200 years ago, and arrive in Höfn.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Höfn - Lake Jökulsárlón - Skaftafell National Park- Eyjafjallajðkull - Rangarping Eystra Area

Day
6

Prepare for the highlight of the day: Stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond film Die Another Day were filmed. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available. Watch how Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, flows into the lake and forms icebergs. On your way to your overnight hotel, see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Rangarping Eystra Area - Reykjavik

Day
7

Return to Reykjavik, join an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, and tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reykjavik - UK

Day
8

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Accommodation outside of Reykjavik may not always be of the standard usually expected

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica or Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Borgarnes: Icelandair Hamar

Akureyri: Kea

Borgarfjordur Eystri: Alfheimar Country Hotel

Hofn: Hofn or Jokull

Rangarping Wsytra Area: Stracta Hella or Dyrholaey or Icelandair hotel Vik, 

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