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. Depending on the arrival time, you can visit 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 in a central hotel.

DAY 2 – THE SOUTH COAST – Guided Tour

In the morning, meeting the guide. We start our adventure with the south, rich of wonderful landscapes and unforgettable waterfalls. The first one is the romantic Seljalandsfoss, where it’s possible to walk all around its jet; the next one is the perfect Skógafoss, in the tiny village of Skógar. Before reaching Vík, from where we can admire the famous black sea stacks that look like giant fingers, we have other stops: the promontory of Dyrhólaey, which gives us amazing views all year around, and the dark beach of Reynisfjara. We then reach the area of the majestic Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe and third ice sheet in the world. Overnight in Skaftafell area.

DAY 3 – THE ICE WORLD OF VATNAJÖKULL – Guided Tour

In the morning, we visit the Vatnajökull region. 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, we can see hundreds of icebergs in different shapes, fluctuating and sparkling under the sun or hiding the haze. After that, we can visit the beach where the impressive mountain of Vestrahorn stands. We keep on driving along the coast and we reach the nice fishing village of Breiðdalsvík. Overnight in Breiðdalsvík area.

DAY 4 – FROM THE FJORDS TO THE NORTH – Guided Tour

We follow the coastline, full of picturesque fishing villages, until we arrive in Egilsstaðir, town 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 might decide to go along the lake Lagarfljót, 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). We then drive through a more and more lunar landscape, and if the weather conditions allow it, we visit the majestic waterfall of Dettifoss, a true power of nature. We stop at the fascinating geothermal area of Krafla  and we reach Mývatn area. Overnight in Mývatn area.

DAY 5 – SURROUNDINGS OF MÝVATN – Guided Tour

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. In the evening, we arrive in the beautiful town of Húsavík. Overnight in Húsavík.

DAY 6 – WHALES OF HÚSAVÍK AND BACK TO THE SOUTH – Guided Tour

In the morning, depending on weather conditions, we can take part in a whale watching tour, and hopefully have the chance to see these giants of the ocean. We leave Húsavík and head to Goðafoss, scenographic waterfall of semicircular shape. We then arrive in Akureyri, the capital of the north, where there is a very nice botanic garden. We keep on going west, through the scenic mountain pass of Öxnadalsheiði, and we get to Varmahlíð, where we visit Glaumbær, the most iconic turf roof farm, and Víðimýrarkirkja, a pretty black little church, again with a turf roof. Close to Bifröst, it’s possible to climb the impressive volcanic crater of Grábrók (always depending on weather conditions). Overnight in Borgarnes area.

DAY 7 – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE – Guided Tour

Today we visit all the Golden Circle area. 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. We can also have a bath in one of the oldest outdoor pools in Iceland, the Secret Lagoon. We go 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:
10.10.2020 to 17.10.2020 – SOLD OUT
17.10.2020 to 24.10.2020
13.03.2021 to 20.03.2021
29.03.2021 to 05.04.2021

Duration: 8 days

Prezzo: 1.500 euro
— Single room extra charge: 400 euro

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 contact us.


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