9 Day Classic Iceland

$2949
Land Only
$3589*
Air & Land
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Featured Hotels

Tuesday Departure
Reykjavík Natura Reykjavik
Hotel Katla Vik
Hotel Hamar Borgarnes
Hotel Husafell Borgarbyggd
Hotel Framnes Grundarfjordur
Arnarstapi Hotel Snæfellsbæ
Hotel Hellnar Snæfellsbæ
Hotel Stykkisholmur Stykkisholmur
Friday Departure

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Fri, Jun 30  (Sold Out) $4519* $3109
Fri, Jul 07  (Sold Out) $3849* $2949
Fri, Jul 14  (Sold Out) $3709* $2949
Tue, Jul 18  (Sold Out) $3729* $3159
Fri, Jul 21  (Sold Out) $3819* $3109
Fri, Jul 28  (Sold Out) $3769* $2999
Tue, Aug 01  (Sold Out) $3439* $2949
Fri, Aug 04  (Sold Out) $3839* $3109
Fri, Aug 11  (Sold Out) $3869* $3109
Tue, Aug 15  (Sold Out) $3659* $3109
$3639* $3109
$3589* $2949
Fri, Sep 01  (Sold Out) $3669* $3109
Fri, Sep 08  (Sold Out) $3509* $3109
Fri, Sep 22  (Sold Out) $3509* $3109
Fri, Sep 29  (Sold Out) $3439* $3109

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

This package cannot accommodate 3 adults in one room; therefore, a double, plus a single room configuration should be purchased.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms are not available for this package.

May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19 & Jun 13 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Hamar in Borgarnes in the Borgarfjordur region.

May 26, Jun 9, 23, Jul 7, 21, Aug 4 & 25 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Bifrost in Borgarnes in the Borgarfjordur region.

Jun 9, Jul 7, 14, Aug 4, 11, 18 & Sep 15 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Jun 13, 20, Jul 4, 18 & Aug 1 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced and active trip covers a lot of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Some light hiking is required to access some sites. There are two long touring days. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Reykjavik
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of the Midnight Sun" and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge. Spend the Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception with your tour guide
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3, Thursday - Morning City Sightseeing, Blue Lagoon Tour
After breakfast, drive into the capital for a morning city sightseeing tour of Reykjavik. First stop is at Bessastaðir, where you can see the residence of the Icelandic President. The tour traverses the old town center to the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the National Museum and the Höfdi House, site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. The tour also includes a stop at Perlan, located on the Öskjuhlid hill, which offers a spectacular view over the capital area. Pass by the outdoor swimming pool heated by geothermal waters and a museum dedicated to the renowned sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson. In the afternoon, visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Enjoy a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water reputed for its healing properties
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - South Shore
Depart from Reykjavik to Hellisheidi for a tour of the Hellisheidi Geothermal power plant, where geothermal energy has been extensively harnessed for the region's vibrant greenhouse industry. Journey through the rich farmlands and onward to majestic mountains, where the impressive volcano Hekla can be seen on a clear day. Travel to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast, and visit the Skogar Folk Museum to see how Icelanders creatively adapted to their challenging environment. Pass near the Solheimajökull glacier and learn about the impact that global warming has had on Icelandic glaciers. Continue to Dyrholaey Nature Reserve or Reynisfjara beach dependent on season, where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Then head back westward to overnight near the small town of Vik
Overnight: Vik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Today drive from Vík over the Skeidararsandur outwash plains to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most amazing examples of sheer natural splendor, dominated by Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. Enjoy a short hike to see the stunning contrast between the lush vegetation and barren slopes, culminating with exciting views of the peaks in Skaftafell. Continue to the Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon with its immense floating icebergs. Season dependant, take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders*
Overnight: Vik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Borgarfjordur
Today, your first stop will be made at Friðheimar Tomato Farm. Visitors gain an insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture in Iceland, with a short and informative talk on the subject. Continue to the renowned Geysir geothermal area to see the famous great Geysir and the hot spring Strokkur, which spouts every few minutes. Then drive to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. The mighty Hvita River appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer approach reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of Iceland's geological and historical inheritance. Drive from Thingvellir to Hraunfossar Falls and Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring before continuing to your hotel
Overnight: Borgarfjordur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Borgarfjordur Valley, Settlement Center, Snaefellsnes
This morning visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes. The Settlement Center offers an opportunity to learn about the mystical Viking era, how they sailed across the Atlantic ocean in the year 800 AD, and how they discovered Iceland. The visit provides perspective on the people and the culture of Iceland in a concise and interesting way. Next, enjoy a full day excursion to Snaefellsnes peninsula, a Green Globe benchmarked region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Drive through the Myrar district amidst moors and lava fields and past the extinct volcanic crater of Eldborg. On a clear day you will enjoy a view of the serene Snaefellsjökull Glacier. Snaefellsnes is a unique area with a variety of fascinating geological features such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, mineral springs, beautifully formed rocks, yellow and black sand beaches as well as caves and captivating bird colonies. The best known attraction is unquestionably Snaefellsjökull Glacier, a beautifully shaped stratovolcano at the very end of the peninsula. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it is the scene of Jules Verne's classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth and is rumored to be one of the seven most magical sites on Earth. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel and celebrate a farewell to this stark yet sublime land
Overnight: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Snaefellsnes, Stykkisholmur, Reykjavik
The day begins with a drive to Bjarnarhöfn Farm which is the region's leading producer of a traditional Icelandic dish known as "hakarl" (cured shark meat). The farm offers a unique history of the locality and you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits, biology, and much more. This afternoon, upon reaching the village of Stykkisholmur, join the optional boat trip on Breidafjördur Fjord, famous for its countless islands and abundant bird life. You might enjoy simply walking around the village, immersing yourself in the local beauty. Finally, drive back to Reykjavik in the afternoon with the evening at leisure to catch up on last minute shopping or to explore the city independently
Optional: Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour (PM)**
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that the boat excursion will not be operating during the visit to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon for the May 2 & May 9 departures.

**The optional Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour will not be available on the May 2 departure.

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Reykjavik
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of the Midnight Sun" and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge. Spend the Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception with your tour guide
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3, Sunday - Morning City Sightseeing, Blue Lagoon Tour
After breakfast, drive into the capital for a morning city sightseeing tour of Reykjavik. First stop is at Bessastaðir, where you can see the residence of the Icelandic President. The tour traverses the old town center to the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the National Museum and the Höfdi House, site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. The tour also includes a stop at Perlan, located on the Öskjuhlid hill, which offers a spectacular view over the capital area. Pass by the outdoor swimming pool heated by geothermal waters and a museum dedicated to the renowned sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson. In the afternoon, visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Enjoy a refreshing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich water reputed for its healing properties
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - South Shore
Depart from Reykjavik to Hellisheidi for a tour of the Hellisheidi Geothermal power plant, where geothermal energy has been extensively harnessed for the region's vibrant greenhouse industry. Journey through the rich farmlands and onward to majestic mountains, where the impressive volcano Hekla can be seen on a clear day. Travel to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast, and visit the Skogar Folk Museum to see how Icelanders creatively adapted to their challenging environment. Pass near the Solheimajökull glacier and learn about the impact that global warming has had on Icelandic glaciers. Continue to Dyrholaey Nature Reserve or Reynisfjara beach dependent on season, where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Then head back westward to overnight near the small town of Vik
Overnight: Vik
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Today drive from Vík over the Skeidararsandur outwash plains to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland's most amazing examples of sheer natural splendor, dominated by Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. Enjoy a short hike to see the stunning contrast between the lush vegetation and barren slopes, culminating with exciting views of the peaks in Skaftafell. Continue to the Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon with its immense floating icebergs. Season dependant, take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders*
Overnight: Vik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir, Borgarfjordur
Today, your first stop will be made at Friðheimar Tomato Farm. Visitors gain an insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture in Iceland, with a short and informative talk on the subject. Continue to the renowned Geysir geothermal area to see the famous great Geysir and the hot spring Strokkur, which spouts every few minutes. Then drive to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. The mighty Hvita River appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer approach reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. The next stop is Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of Iceland's geological and historical inheritance. Drive from Thingvellir to Hraunfossar Falls and Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring before continuing to your hotel
Overnight: Borgarfjordur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Borgarfjordur Valley, Settlement Center, Snaefellsnes
This morning visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes. The Settlement Center offers an opportunity to learn about the mystical Viking era, how they sailed across the Atlantic ocean in the year 800 AD, and how they discovered Iceland. The visit provides perspective on the people and the culture of Iceland in a concise and interesting way. Next, enjoy a full day excursion to Snaefellsnes peninsula, a Green Globe benchmarked region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Drive through the Myrar district amidst moors and lava fields and past the extinct volcanic crater of Eldborg. On a clear day you will enjoy a view of the serene Snaefellsjökull Glacier. Snaefellsnes is a unique area with a variety of fascinating geological features such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, mineral springs, beautifully formed rocks, yellow and black sand beaches as well as caves and captivating bird colonies. The best known attraction is unquestionably Snaefellsjökull Glacier, a beautifully shaped stratovolcano at the very end of the peninsula. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it is the scene of Jules Verne's classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth and is rumored to be one of the seven most magical sites on Earth. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel and celebrate a farewell to this stark yet sublime land
Overnight: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Snaefellsnes, Stykkisholmur, Reykjavik
The day begins with a drive to Bjarnarhöfn Farm which is the region's leading producer of a traditional Icelandic dish known as "hakarl" (cured shark meat). The farm offers a unique history of the locality and you can learn about the Greenland shark, its habits, biology, and much more. This afternoon, upon reaching the village of Stykkisholmur, join the optional boat trip on Breidafjördur Fjord, famous for its countless islands and abundant bird life. You might enjoy simply walking around the village, immersing yourself in the local beauty. Finally, drive back to Reykjavik in the afternoon with the evening at leisure to catch up on last minute shopping or to explore the city independently
Optional: Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour (PM)**
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that the boat excursion will not be operating during the visit to the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon for the May 5 departure.

**The optional Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour will not be available on the May 5 departure.

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Featured Hotels

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Hotel Katla Image
Hotel Hamar Image
Hotel Husafell Image
Hotel Framnes Image
Arnarstapi Hotel Image
Hotel Stykkisholmur Image
Reykjavík Natura Image
Hotel Katla Image
Hotel Bifrost Image
Hotel Hamar Image
Hotel Husafell Image
Hotel Framnes Image
Arnarstapi Hotel Image
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Optional Tours

Join this nature and bird-watching tour for a unique perspective on Iceland, plus enjoy a special treat of fresh-caught shellfish at the end. Sail Breidafjördur Bay, navigating powerful tidal currents to discover the strangely shaped yet undeniably beautiful seascapes of the countless scenic isles. You will also have a chance to see some of Iceland's native birds, possibly including puffins, eider ducks, shags, and with some luck, even the majestic white-tailed eagle. This two-hour tour culminates with an opportunity to eat what might very well be the freshest seafood you'll ever have when the crew casts a small net-plough overboard to bring up delicious shellfish from the sea bed. All told, this tour offers a truly great opportunity for a bit of adventure mixed with an unparalleled culinary experience.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 15 May 2017 - 06 Oct 2017 $74.00
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Join this nature and bird-watching tour for a unique perspective on Iceland, plus enjoy a special treat of fresh-caught shellfish at the end. Sail Breidafjördur Bay, navigating powerful tidal currents to discover the strangely shaped yet undeniably beautiful seascapes of the countless scenic isles. You will also have a chance to see some of Iceland's native birds, possibly including puffins, eider ducks, shags, and with some luck, even the majestic white-tailed eagle. This two-hour tour culminates with an opportunity to eat what might very well be the freshest seafood you'll ever have when the crew casts a small net-plough overboard to bring up delicious shellfish from the sea bed. All told, this tour offers a truly great opportunity for a bit of adventure mixed with an unparalleled culinary experience.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #8 15 May 2017 - 06 Oct 2017 $74.00
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