From  £2015
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Travel Iceland by coach
  • Explore Akureyri
  • Relax at the Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Walk through bizarre lava formations
  • See gigantic Icebergs floating in the blue waters
  • Stroll along black lava beaches
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Classic Iceland Circle Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £2015 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
19 Jul  -  26 Jul
23 Jul  -  30 Jul
26 Jul  -  02 Aug
30 Jul  -  06 Aug
02 Aug  -  09 Aug
06 Aug  -  13 Aug
09 Aug  -  16 Aug
13 Aug  -  20 Aug
16 Aug  -  23 Aug
20 Aug  -  27 Aug
23 Aug  -  30 Aug
27 Aug  -  03 Sep
30 Aug  -  06 Sep
03 Sep  -  10 Sep
06 Sep  -  13 Sep
10 Sep  -  17 Sep
13 Sep  -  20 Sep
17 Sep  -  24 Sep
20 Sep  -  27 Sep
24 Sep  -  01 Oct
27 Sep  -  04 Oct
01 Oct  -  08 Oct
04 Oct  -  11 Oct
08 Oct  -  15 Oct
11 Oct  -  18 Oct
15 Oct  -  22 Oct
18 Oct  -  25 Oct
22 Oct  -  29 Oct
25 Oct  -  01 Nov
29 Oct  -  05 Nov
01 Nov  -  08 Nov
05 Nov  -  12 Nov
08 Nov  -  15 Nov
12 Nov  -  19 Nov
15 Nov  -  22 Nov
19 Nov  -  26 Nov
22 Nov  -  29 Nov
26 Nov  -  03 Dec
29 Nov  -  06 Dec
03 Dec  -  10 Dec
06 Dec  -  13 Dec
10 Dec  -  17 Dec
13 Dec  -  20 Dec

Unearth the island of Fire and Ice on this escorted tour around Iceland featuring weekly departures. From the quirky Icelandic capital Reykjavik travel by coach along the Iceland's ring road across the unspoiled Icelandic countryside. Visit Iceland's northernmost town Akureyri, wander through fascinating lava pillars at lake Myvatn, see floating icebergs at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, stroll along black sandy beaches and uncover the natural beauties of the famous Golden Circle.

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions and certain outdoor activities and day trips may be cancelled during the winter season in Iceland. In these rare cases, where situations of force majeure apply, excursions/activities cannot be refunded but the local guides will try their best to find reasonable alternatives where and whenever possible.

 

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

Fly to Reykjavik, transfer by Flybus shuttle to the Icelandair Hotel Natura and check-in for one night.

DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO AKUREYRI
REYKJAVIK TO AKUREYRI

In the morning, depart the Icelandic capital Reykjavik by coach and head north-west passing the town of Borgarnes and the Grabrok volcano crater. In the afternoon, reach a small fishing village, visit its natural history & seal museum and stroll around the local harbour. En route to Akureyri, stop at a the characteristic turf church of Vidimyri - considered one of the most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. In the evening, reach Akureyri and check-in at the Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar. (B)

DAY 3
LAKE MYVATN
LAKE MYVATN

Awake in Akureyri and start uncovering this charming town of 1700 inhabitants. Visit its botanical garden and enjoy a stunning panoramic view over Eyjafjordur fjord. After lunch, continue across volcanic North Iceland stopping at Godafoss - the waterfall of the Gods - and reach lake Myvatn area. Walk through bizarre lava formations, around pseudo craters and relax in warm mineral-rich waters at the Myvatn Nature Baths. Overnight at the at Sel-Hotel Myvatn or similar. (B)

DAY 4
DIMMUBORGIR 'THE DARK CASTLES'
DIMMUBORGIR 'THE DARK CASTLES'

Today continue unearthing North Iceland. Travel to Dimmuborgir 'dark castles', and wander through fascinating lava labyrinth of basaltic pillars and lava sculptures. See bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras at the hot spring area of Namaskard, before heading Eastwards through inhabited highlands and moon-like surroundings. In the evening, check-in at the Icelandair Hotel Herad or similar for an overnight stay.* (B)

 

 
*From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park

DAY 5
EAST FJORDS
EAST FJORDS

Passing by dramatic East fjords and tiny fishing villages continue driving south by coach and, on your way, stop to visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon, travel along the southern part of Vatnajokull glacier - Europe's biggest glacier - reaching Vatnajokull National Park. Overnight at the Hotel Hofn or similar. (B)   

 

 

DAY 6
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON

Enjoy a full-day coach tour to South Iceland, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, sandy coastlines and quaint villages. Travel towards Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon - a natural wonderland where chunks of glacial ice tumble into the lake creating a visual spectacle of gigantic icebergs floating in the blue waters. Walk on its black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded and, depending on the season, embark on an optional boat trip through the lagoon. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara, near the town of Vik, see the 60-metres-high waterfall Skogafoss - one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country - and discover the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Continue driving westwards to stop at the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur. Overnight at the Hotel Eyjafjallajökull or similar. (B)  

 

 

DAY 7
GOLDEN CIRCLE
GOLDEN CIRCLE

Today start visiting Fridheimar - a geothermal-powered greenhouse - and learn more about how lcelanders harvest their vegetables. Continue unearthing the classical sights of South West Iceland known as the The Golden Circle - a collection of Iceland's most popular natural wonders and geological phenomena. See Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls that tumbles down a deep meandering gorge, and the nearby world-famous Geysir geothermal field, where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble. The most active geyser, Strokkur, spouts water high into the air every 15 minutes. Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, an area of exceptional beauty and the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world. In the late afternoon, arrive Reykjavik and take a short city tour of the world's northernmost capital. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Natura. (B)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2015 per person
(Single person supplement + £515)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in three-star/four-star hotels
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation*
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

*Arrival and departure transfer by Flybus Plus shuttle



From prices per person:



  • Oct 2018: £2295
  • Nov 2018 to Apr 2019: £2140
  • May & Oct 2019: £2285
  • Jun to Sep 2019: £2620
  • Nov to Dec 2019: £2015
Itinerary Dates  
19 Jul 2019
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26 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
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30 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
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02 Aug 2019
30 Jul 2019
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06 Aug 2019
02 Aug 2019
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09 Aug 2019
06 Aug 2019
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13 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019
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16 Aug 2019
13 Aug 2019
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20 Aug 2019
16 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
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27 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
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30 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
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03 Sep 2019
30 Aug 2019
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06 Sep 2019
03 Sep 2019
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10 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
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13 Sep 2019
10 Sep 2019
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17 Sep 2019
13 Sep 2019
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20 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
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24 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
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27 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
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01 Oct 2019
27 Sep 2019
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04 Oct 2019
01 Oct 2019
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08 Oct 2019
04 Oct 2019
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11 Oct 2019
08 Oct 2019
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15 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
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18 Oct 2019
15 Oct 2019
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22 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
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25 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
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29 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
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01 Nov 2019
29 Oct 2019
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05 Nov 2019
01 Nov 2019
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08 Nov 2019
05 Nov 2019
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12 Nov 2019
08 Nov 2019
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15 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
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19 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
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22 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
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26 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
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29 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
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03 Dec 2019
29 Nov 2019
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06 Dec 2019
03 Dec 2019
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10 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
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13 Dec 2019
10 Dec 2019
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17 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019
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20 Dec 2019

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Iceland, Akureyri
  3. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  4. Iceland, Dettifoss
  5. Iceland, Vatnajokull Glacier
  6. Iceland, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
  7. Iceland, Skogafoss waterfall
  8. Iceland, Strokkur
  9. Iceland, Gullfoss
  10. Iceland, Thingvellir National Park
  11. Iceland, Reykjavik

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