MARCH SPECIAL – Guided Tour 8 days/7 nights


The perfect mix between the most famous highlights and off the beaten track areas. Our expert guide will bring you through the wonders of Iceland among the Ring Road, in the quietness and peacefulness of the Winter.


ITINERARY

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN ICELAND AND REYKJAVÍK

Arrival in Keflavík and transfer to Reykjavík in shared shuttle. Meeting with the guide and, depending on the arrival time, visit to some of the main representative places. Among these, the enchanting Tjörnin lake and the Harpa, iconic glass building by the sea. We can’t miss a visit to the majestic Hallgrímskirkja. Moreover, Reykjavík is a perfect city for a stroll, and it’s very nice just to take shelter in one of the historic cafes, to warm up with a kaffi or kókó. Overnight stay in a central hotel.

DAY 2 – TOWARDS THE NORTH

We head North and, depending on weather conditions, we might stop at Reykholt valley, where we can visit the geothermal area of Deildartunguhver, and two waterfalls: the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Proceeding north, we keep going towards Bifröst, and after that, it’s possible to climb the impressive volcanic crater of Grábrók. Again, depending on weather conditions, we might decide to drive through Vatnsnes Peninsula, famous for its seal colonies and for the elephant rock of Hvíserkur. Overnight at Gauksmyri.

DAY 3 – SURROUNDINGS OF MÝVATN

In the morning, we can visit Glaumbær, the most iconic turf roof farm, and Víðimýrarkirkja, a pretty black little church, again with a turf roof. Then we reach Akureyri, the capital in the north, where there is a very nice botanic garden, and Goðafoss, scenographic waterfall of semicircular shape. The rest of the day is dedicated to Mývatn area, one of the most varied places in Iceland. We start at the volcanic area of Krafla, and then we move to the geothermal area of Hverir, the place on Earth which is the most similar to Mars. Among the attractions, the lava field of Dimmuborgir and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar (geological formations you can find only here and on Mars). To end the day in the best way, we bath in the paradisiacal Jarðböðin, sister – less touristic – of the Blue Lagoon. Overnight in Mývatn area.

DAY 4 – WHALES OF HÚSAVÍK AND THE EAST

In the morning, if the weather conditions allow it, we can take part in a whale watching tour from Húsavík, capital of whales. We then head East, towards Egilsstaðir, that lies on the shores of lake Lagarfljót, where a sort of Icelandic Loch Ness monster would live (many people swear they saw it). We can decide to make a detour to Seyðisfjördur, town in a spectacular fjord, where there is a unique blue wooden church. Overnight in Egilsstaðir.

DAY 5 – EAST FJORDS TOWARDS JÖKULSÁRLÓN

If we didn’t do it yesterday, we explore the shores of Lagarfljót. Depending on the weather conditions, we’ll go along the lake, until the west shore, from where we can leave for a short – though difficult – path to reach an underestimated waterfall, Hengifoss (2,2km with 150mt climb up, one way). Alternatively, we can reach Borgarfjördur Eystri, a small village set in a fascinating fjord, where we can visit the stone-residence of the queen of the elves. Another alternative is to visit the nice fishing villages of Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður and Breiðdalsvík. We then reach Djúpivogur, where it is recommended to visit a peculiar outdoor museum, managed by a funny and unpredictable whale bones cleaner, famous worldwide. Overnight in Jökulsárlón area.

DAY 6 – THE ICE WORLD OF SKAFTAFELL AND JÖKULSÁRLÓN

In the morning, we visit the Vatnajökull region, the biggest glacier in Europe and third ice sheet in the world. We visit the diamond beach, where the icebergs meet the sea and glitter on the black sand. At the Jökulsárlón lagoon, we find ice again, but in a different form: here you can see hundreds of icebergs in different shapes, fluctuating and sparkling under the sun or hiding the haze. Skaftafell National Park offers excellent excursions, one of which is the circular hike that brings you to the elegant Svartifoss (5,5km with soft difference in height). Keep going west, we reach the black beach of Vík, then the dark beach of Reynisfjara, and the promontory of Dyrhólaey, from where we can admire an amazing ocean landscape. Last stop of the day is the perfect waterfall of Skógafoss, in the tiny village of Skógar. Overnight stay in Skógar area.

DAY 7 – GOLDEN CIRCLE

First stops are the ones of the Golden Circle. We start with Þingvellir National Park, place of the first parliament, where it’s possible to admire one of the most impressive tectonic plates. We move then to Geysir geothermal area, which gave the name to this natural phenomenon, and to Gullfoss, queen of the Icelandic waterfalls with its double jump. Heading south, we stop at the colourful crater of Kerið. Back to Reykjavík. Overnight in the capital.

DAY 8 – END OF JOURNEY

Depending on the time of the flight, you can explore what Reykjavík has to offer. Departure towards the airport in shared shuttle, with the option to stop at the famous Blue Lagoon to relax before departure. Return flight.



Departure point: Reykjavík

Scheduled departures:
From 22.03.2020 to 29.03.2020 – sold out

Upon request, private tours available all the other days.

Duration: 8 days.

Included:
– Organisation fees
– Informative material and assistance before the travel
– 7 overnight stays in double/twin rooms, with private facilities or facilities shared among the people of the group
– Breakfasts
– Shared shuttle from/to Keflavík International Airport
– Transport in private minivan, including tolls and fuel
– Payment for the guide/driver for 7 days
– Food and accommodation expenses for the guide/driver
– Access to all the natural attractions and National Parks
– IVA e local taxes
– Booking assistance for extra visits and activities

Not included:
– International flights
– Lunches, dinners, drinks and other snacks
– Travel insurance
– Health insurance
– Personal expenses and anything else not specified as “included”

Please note: minimum number of participant is 7, maximum number of participant is 8.

Bookings: for scheduled departure, please use the form below. For other departures and special requests, please contact us.


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