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Iceland Complete Winter Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Iceland  
Specialty Categories: National Parks  
Season: November - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1999 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2599 US Dollar (USD)

Iceland Never Seizes to Amaze You! Iceland is not only closer than you think, but far different than you ever imagined. Iceland is an independent democratic republic with a short but colorful history, with its own language and rich cultural heritage, especially in literature. And an absolutely unique nature, land of ice and fire with active volcanoes, spouting geysers, extensive lava fields and deserts, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers. Enjoy the midnight sun in the summertime and the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in winter. Experience an ever-changing landscape every day and learn about Iceland´s geology, culture, and history.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Keflavik Airport.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Hvolsvollur
The first day of the round tour starts with a short (1 &1/2 hr) city tour around Reykjavik. Among places we will see are the old harbour, the city center and Hallgrimskirkja church. Then we continue to Þingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament and a geological phenomenon. From there we drive to the Geyser geothermal area for a spouting hot spring and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, where on a sunny day you can see a rainbow in the spray above the waterfall. From there we proceed to our overnight stay. Accommodation in Hvolsvollur area.

Day 3: Hvolsvollur - Vik
We start our second day by visiting the waterfalls of Seljarlandsfoss and Skogarfoss. Then we stop to visit the museum at Skogar. From there we continue to the beautiful scenery of Iceland's South Shore such as the rocks of Reynisdrangar, Solheimajokull glacier, and black sands. Accommodation in Vik area.

Day 4: Vik - Glacial Lagoon
On the third day the trip continues over the lava of the Laki eruption in 1782-1783 and the black sands towards the oasis at Skaftafell national park close to Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier. From there we drive to the Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon) before heading to our overnight stay. Accommodation in Glacial Lagoon area.

Day 5: Glacial Lagoon - Modrudalur
Now the tour continues along the beautiful coastal region of the East Fjords, with spectacular landscape, high mountains and deep fjords. Then we drive to the town of Egilsstadir and from Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads to Modrudalur valley, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m (1,539 ft) above sea level. Accommodation in Modrudalur.

Day 6: Modrudalur - Myvatn
From Egilsstadir we drive over mountain roads to the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall (subject to road conditions). From there we visit the natural phenomenon Asbyrgi. Then we continue towards the town of Husavik before driving to Lake Myvatn, one of the most interesting geological and geographical areas of the northern hemisphere. At Lake Myvatn we will visit for example the lava labyrinth Dimmuborgir and the pseudo crater group at Skutustadir. Accommodation in Myvatn area.

Day 7: Myvatn-Hrutafjordur
We start the day by driving to the waterfall Godafoss (The Waterfall of the Gods). From Godafoss we drive to Akureyri where we will first take a short city tour and then enjoy a free time in Akureyri. From Akureyri we drive to the town of Siglufjordur and then around the Trollaskagi Peninsula to our overnight stay. Accommodation in Hrutafjordur area.

Day 8: Hrutafjordur - Snaefellsnes
Today the tour continues around the Snaefellsnes peninsula and its magnificent glacier Snaefellsjokull. Among places that we wisit are basaltic pebble beach, framed with strange lava formations, and Arnarstapi, where a short stroll along the coastal cliffs gives us access to the rich birdlife and other wonders of nature. Accommodation in Snaefellsnes area.

Day 9: Snaefellsnes-Reykjavik
Today we head towards Reykjavik to close our circle. First stop is at the old volcano Grabrok where we take a walk to the top. There we continue to Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children´s waterfalls). Then we will visit Deildartunguhver, Europe´s water most hot spring. From there the tour goes directly to Reykjavik trough the Whale fjord (Hvalfjordur). Accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 10: Departure
Departure to Keflavik Airport.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- A guided tour according to the itinerary.
- Accommodation for 9 nights with private bathrooms.
- Dinners for 8 nights in the countryside.
- Entrance fee to the Folk Museum of Skogar.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare to and from Iceland.
- Lunch.
- Beverages.
- All services not mentioned above.

About This Supplier
Location: Iceland
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010

Our Company is an independent Tour Operator and a Destination Management Company. We provide personal service and are specialized in guided tours for small groups, with an English speaking driver-guide. The company is a licensed travel operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board and provides travel services in Iceland,...

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