Iceland Untouched

Glacier Lake

from $2151 Per Person

Starting: 04/01/2016

Through: 12/31/2017

# of Nights: 8

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Day Destination
1 Arrival - Reykjavik
2 Geysir – Gullfoss – Skógar – Dyrhólaey – Vík
3 Vík – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Höfn
4 Höfn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir
5 Lake Mývatn Area
6 Lake Mývatn Area - Akureyri
7 Skagafjörður – Borgarnes
8 Borgarfjörður – Thingvellir – Reykjavík
9 Departure

Reykjavik, Vik, Hofn , Egilsstoir, Myvatn, Akureyri  & Bogarnes
Monday or Wednesday Arrivals

Special features:

  • Stunning scenic views as noted in the itinerary – magnificent waterfalls, hot springs and boiling mud pools, lava flow, icebergs, fjords, lakes and desert plateaus, majestic mountains, protected nature reserves and towns with nature too beautiful to describe.

Included features:

  •     First-Class hotels- rooms with private facilities
  •     Service charges and hotel taxes
  •     8 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  •     Private deluxe motor coach
  •     Professional English speaking Tour Director starting on Day 2 and ending on Day 8
  •     Airport shuttle bus transfers on arrival and departure

(This motor coach tour uses only the escort as the local guide in each city; the motor coach does not have an emergency bathroom and no air-conditioning due to the climate; headsets are not provided on the bus).

Includes entrance fees to:

  • Petra’s Stone collection (Day 4)
  • Sigurgeir’s Bird collection (Day 5)
  • Laufás folk museum including refreshments (Day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjörður (Day 7)
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Accommodations
City Nights Hotels
Reykjavik 1 Hilton
Vik 1 Edda Vik or Icelandair Hotel Vik
Höfn 1 Höfn
Egilsstaðir 1 Icelandair Hotel Hérað
Mývatn 1 Sel Hótel Myvatan or Hotel laxa
Akureyri 1 KEA or Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or Hotel Akureri
Borgarnes 1 Icelandair Hotel Hamar or Hotel Borgarnes
Reykjavik 1 Hilton

Reykjavik, Vik, Hofn , Egilsstoir, Myvatn, Akureyri  & Bogarnes
Monday or Wednesday Arrivals

Special features:

  • Stunning scenic views as noted in the itinerary – magnificent waterfalls, hot springs and boiling mud pools, lava flow, icebergs, fjords, lakes and desert plateaus, majestic mountains, protected nature reserves and towns with nature too beautiful to describe.

Included features:

  •     First-Class hotels- rooms with private facilities
  •     Service charges and hotel taxes
  •     8 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  •     Private deluxe motor coach
  •     Professional English speaking Tour Director starting on Day 2 and ending on Day 8
  •     Airport shuttle bus transfers on arrival and departure

(This motor coach tour uses only the escort as the local guide in each city; the motor coach does not have an emergency bathroom and no air-conditioning due to the climate; headsets are not provided on the bus).

Includes entrance fees to:

  • Petra’s Stone collection (Day 4)
  • Sigurgeir’s Bird collection (Day 5)
  • Laufás folk museum including refreshments (Day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjörður (Day 7)
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Day Destination Experience
1 Arrival - Reykjavik

Wednesday – Airport arrival transfer by airport shuttle bus.  Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

2 Geysir – Gullfoss – Skógar – Dyrhólaey – Vík

Thursday – Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Puffin Colony – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore. 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. Continue to the village of Vík. Dinner and overnight stay in the Vík area. (B, D) *Please note that Dyrhólaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May until June 23rd

3 Vík – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Höfn

Friday – Vík – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Höfn Lava Fields – Europe’s Largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in the Höfn area. (B, D)

4 Höfn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir

Saturday – 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. Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstaðir area. (B, D)

5 Lake Mývatn Area

Sunday – 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. On the way, a stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Onwards to 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 salmonriver. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in the Mývatn area. (B, D)

6 Lake Mývatn Area - Akureyri

Monday – Waterfall “Of the Gods” – Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City 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. Overnight stay in the Akureyri area. (B)

7 Skagafjörður – Borgarnes

Tuesday – 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area. (B, D)

8 Borgarfjörður – Thingvellir – Reykjavík

Wednesday – Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – 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 via Hvalfjörður fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament held outdoors. Overnight stay in Reykjavík. (B)

9 Departure

Thursday – Airport departure transfer by airport shuttle bus. (B) (Add an optional stop at the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport for an additional $15pp not including the entrance fee and towel rental of approximately 45 euros pp which must be paid on the spot. You must have your own bathing suit and a swim cap is helpful. Your flight must depart in the afternoon to take this option) Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice due to road conditions.

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Dates & Rates
Monday Arrivals-Tuesday Returns
Wednesday Arrivals-Thursday Returns
April 27-May 5 Jul 13–Jul 21
May 4-May 12 Jul 15–Jul 23
May 11–May 19 Jul 20–Jul 28
May 18 –May 26 Jul 25–Aug 2
May 23 May 31 Jul 27–Aug 4
May 25–Jun 2 Aug 1–Aug 9
Jun 6–Jun 14 Aug 3–Aug 11
Jun 8–Jun 16 Aug 8–Aug 16
Jun 13–Jun 21 Aug 10-Aug 18
Jun 15–Jun 23 Aug 17–Aug 25
Jun 20–Jun 28 Aug 24–Sep 1
Jun 22–Jun 30 Aug 31–Sep 8
Jun 27–Jul 5 Sep 7–Sep 15
Jun 29–Jul 7 Sep 14–Sep 22
Jul 4-Jul 12 Sep 21–Sep 29
Jul 6–Jul 14 Sep 28–Oct 6
Pricing
May & September:
$2151 Land Only Per Person - Double Occupancy
$2671 Land Only - Single Occupancy
June-August:
$2591 Land Only Per Person - Double Occupancy
$3391 Land Only - Single Occupancy
Transfers are included if arrival and departure dates match the tour dates. Tour is by motor coach and has a local Tour Director (escort) from Day 2 to Day 8. Please inquire about special airfares in conjunction with this tour. Your flight must depart in the afternoon to make the stop at the Blue Lagoon. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit.