From  £2095
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 £2095 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
29 May  -  05 Jun
01 Jun  -  08 Jun
05 Jun  -  12 Jun
08 Jun  -  15 Jun
12 Jun  -  19 Jun
15 Jun  -  22 Jun
19 Jun  -  26 Jun
22 Jun  -  29 Jun
26 Jun  -  03 Jul
29 Jun  -  06 Jul
03 Jul  -  10 Jul
06 Jul  -  13 Jul
10 Jul  -  17 Jul
13 Jul  -  20 Jul
17 Jul  -  24 Jul
20 Jul  -  27 Jul
24 Jul  -  31 Jul
27 Jul  -  03 Aug
31 Jul  -  07 Aug
03 Aug  -  10 Aug
07 Aug  -  14 Aug
10 Aug  -  17 Aug
14 Aug  -  21 Aug
17 Aug  -  24 Aug
21 Aug  -  28 Aug
24 Aug  -  31 Aug
28 Aug  -  04 Sep
31 Aug  -  07 Sep
04 Sep  -  11 Sep
07 Sep  -  14 Sep
11 Sep  -  18 Sep
14 Sep  -  21 Sep
18 Sep  -  25 Sep
21 Sep  -  28 Sep
25 Sep  -  02 Oct
28 Sep  -  05 Oct
02 Oct  -  09 Oct
05 Oct  -  12 Oct
09 Oct  -  16 Oct
12 Oct  -  19 Oct
16 Oct  -  23 Oct
19 Oct  -  26 Oct
23 Oct  -  30 Oct
26 Oct  -  02 Nov

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
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON
JOKULSARLON GLACIAL LAGOON

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 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. Continue travelling along the southern part of Vatnajokull glacier - Europe's biggest glacier - reaching Vatnajokull National Park. Overnight at the Hotel Kirkjubaejarklaustur or similar. (B)

DAY 6
SOUTH COAST
SOUTH COAST

Enjoy a full-day coach tour to South Iceland, a lowland region of lush farmlands, striking waterfalls, sandy coastlines and quaint villages. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara, near the town of Vik, and see the 60-metres-high waterfall Skogafoss - one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Continue driving westwards to stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center* and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. On your way to the hotel, discover the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall and have a walk on the trail that goes behind the fall. Overnight at the Icelandair Hotel Fludir or similar. (B)

 

*Please note that after 15/4/2018 the multimedia presentation at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center will be replaced by a visit to the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur.

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

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2095 per person
(Single person supplement + £395)

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 Notes

*Arrival and departure transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle



Prices: 



  • Sep to Dec 2017: from £2095pp 
  • Jan to Apr 2018: from £2160pp
  • May & Oct 2018: from £2295pp
  • Jun to Sep 2018: from £2815pp
Itinerary Dates  
29 May 2018
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05 Jun 2018
01 Jun 2018
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08 Jun 2018
05 Jun 2018
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12 Jun 2018
08 Jun 2018
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15 Jun 2018
12 Jun 2018
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19 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
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22 Jun 2018
19 Jun 2018
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26 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
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29 Jun 2018
26 Jun 2018
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03 Jul 2018
29 Jun 2018
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06 Jul 2018
03 Jul 2018
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10 Jul 2018
06 Jul 2018
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13 Jul 2018
10 Jul 2018
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17 Jul 2018
13 Jul 2018
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20 Jul 2018
17 Jul 2018
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24 Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018
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27 Jul 2018
24 Jul 2018
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31 Jul 2018
27 Jul 2018
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03 Aug 2018
31 Jul 2018
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07 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018
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10 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018
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14 Aug 2018
10 Aug 2018
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17 Aug 2018
14 Aug 2018
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21 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018
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24 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
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28 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018
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31 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018
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04 Sep 2018
31 Aug 2018
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07 Sep 2018
04 Sep 2018
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11 Sep 2018
07 Sep 2018
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14 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018
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18 Sep 2018
14 Sep 2018
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21 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
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25 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
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28 Sep 2018
25 Sep 2018
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02 Oct 2018
28 Sep 2018
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05 Oct 2018
02 Oct 2018
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09 Oct 2018
05 Oct 2018
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12 Oct 2018
09 Oct 2018
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16 Oct 2018
12 Oct 2018
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19 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
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23 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
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26 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
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30 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
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02 Nov 2018

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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