Iceland Complete

9 days - Comprehensive coach tour of Iceland

  • Day 1:                                  Reykjavik

    Welcome to Iceland, arrive Keflavik Airport or Reykjavik domestic airport and take a scheduled airport bus to your hotel in Reykjavik. Check in and relax. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Rekjavik on your own.

    Reykjavik is a small and interesting city with lots going on. Check out the museums, the new Harpa Concert Hall on the harbour and the lively shopping district.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: -

  • Day 2:                                  Geysers-Waterfalls-Puffin Colony-Black Sand Beaches

    Meet with your guide and driver & your fellow travellers on coach. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavík. From Reykjavík head through the village of Hveragerði to explore Gullfoss, the ‘Golden Waterfall’, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, and numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss before continuing to Dyrhólaey* nature reserve.

    Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May until June 23rd. Continue to the village of Vík for your overnight stay.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 3:                                  Lava Fields - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs

    Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeiðarársandur sands to Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 4:                                  Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

    Drive from Höfn through Almannaskarð pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra’s renowned collection of local stones and minerals.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 5:                                  Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife -
                                                    Protected Salmon River

    Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, heading to the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Námaskarð pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and Laxá salmon river. One of Mývatn area’s claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 6:                                  Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum

    Travel towards the bustling northern port of Akureyri making a stop at the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufás. Akureyri has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory in the Akureyri area,

    Akuyeri where you have a free night to enjoy dinner on your own. Take the time to visit the small botantical garden at the top of the town or the groovy new arts centre down on the water.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:                                  Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration

    Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjörður for an introduction of the unique Icelandic horse that has a special fifth gait - the tölt. Towards the village of Blönduós built on both sides of the river Blanda with Hrútey Island a protected nature reserve located in this popular salmon river. Cross the Holtavörðuheiði plateau through Borgarfjörður to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8:                                  Hot Spring - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)

    Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing over the breathtaking Kaldidalur mountain pass. The journey continues to Lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Þingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament held outdoors.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:                                  Depart Reykjavik

    Today your tour ends and you say goodbye to Reykjavik, proceed to airport for your flight back.

    (or stay on for a Blue Lagoon break).

    Meals: Breakfast

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