9 Day Classic Iceland

$3059
Land Only
$3429*
Air & Land
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Tuesday Departure
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura Reykjavik
Hotel Klaustur Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Icelandair Hotel Vík Vik
Icelandair Hotel Hamar Borgarnes
Hotel Husafell Borgarbyggd
Arnarstapi Hotel Snæfellsbæ
Fosshotel Hellnar Snæfellsbæ
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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$3999* $3589
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$4119* $3689
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  $4199* $3689
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$4559* $4219
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$4599* $4219
  $4069* $3689
$4309* $3899
  $3779* $3369
$4059* $3689
  $3529* $3159

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


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


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms & Twin with Child rooms may be accommodated in a Twin & Single Room depending on availability.

The Apr 26, May 3, Sep 29 & 27 departures will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Stykkishólmur instead of the Arnarstapi Hotel on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

The Jun 14 departure will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Nupar instead of the Hotel Klaustur in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

The Jul 9, Aug 6 and Aug 13 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Husafell instead of the Icelandair Hotel Hamar in Borgarfjörður.

The Oct 1 departure will be accommodated at the Fosshotel Hellnar instead of the Arnarstapi Hotel on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

The Apr 19, Apr 26, May 4, Aug 27, Sep 10, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 28, and Oct 1 departures will be accommodated at Icelandair Hotel Vik instead of Hotel Klaustur.

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. Iceland’s weather can be unpredictable even in the summer time. Be prepared for cold, wet and windy weather. There are two long touring days. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Meals not included in your package may be expensive as most of Iceland’s food is imported. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Keflavík
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of Ice and Fire" and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, please leave your luggage with the concierge. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore Reykjavík, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Reykjavík is a small city and easy to navigate. Your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour manager for an orientation meeting and Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Reykjavik no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3, Thursday - Morning City Sightseeing, Blue Lagoon Tour
After breakfast, drive through the capital for a morning sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. The tour traverses the old town center to the Alþingi Parliament, the Dómkirkjan Cathedral, city hall, the harbor, and the National Museum. Then onward to Höfði House, the site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Enjoy a stop at Perlan, located on the Öskjuhlíð hill, for spectacular views over the capital area, followed by a visit to Hallgrímskirkja church*, one of Reykjavík's landmarks, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. 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 in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties
* Visitors will not be permitted to enter the church if Mass is in session
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Geothermal Power Plant, South Coast Waterfalls, Lava Center
Depart from Reykjavík to Hellisheiði for a tour of the Hellisheiði 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 Skógafoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast. Visit the informative Lava Center with its interactive exhibition about geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland. Free time for lunch on your own. Pass by the Sólheimajökull glacier and learn about the impact that global warming has had on Icelandic glaciers. Continue to Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve or Reynisfjara beach (depending on season) where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Then, round the southern tip of Iceland and head east to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Today drive over the Skeiðarársandur 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. Take a short hike to see the stunning contrast between the lush vegetation and barren slopes, culminating with views of the highest peaks in Skaftafell. Then continue to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon with its immense floating icebergs. The astonishing blue ice makes this one of Iceland's most iconic destinations. Take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders.* Cap off this exciting day with dinner together at your hotel in Kirkjubaejarklaustur
*The boat excursion on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is not offered before May 1 or after Oct 15.
Overnight: Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Borgarfjörður
Today, your first stop will be at Gullfoss waterfall where the mighty Hvítá river appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer look reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. From Gullfoss continue to Geysir geothermal area, where the famous Strokkur hot spring spouts every few minutes. Afterward, stop at the delightful Friðheimar Tomato Farm, where you will learn about the process of greenhouse horticulture in Iceland. Enjoy a lunch of homemade tomato soup and fresh-baked bread, followed by a horse show. See first hand the unique characteristics of the famed Icelandic horse. Then continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is an ideal place to see evidence of the rifting of the Earth's crust. Þingvellir, literally “Parliament Plains”, is also the site of the world's oldest existing Parliament, which first met here in 930 AD. In the afternoon drive to your hotel in Borgarfjörður for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Borgarfjörður
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Borgarfjörður Valley, Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a Green Globe benchmark region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Snæfellsnes 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, caves and captivating bird colonies. On a clear day, enjoy views of Snaefellsjökull Glacier atop a beautifully shaped stratovolcano. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it are the setting 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. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Snæfellsnes, Stykkishólmur, Settlement Center, Reykjavík
The day begins with a drive to Bjarnarhöfn Farm which is the region's leading producer of a traditional Icelandic dish known as "hákarl" (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. Later this morning upon reaching the village of Stykkishólmur, join the optional boat tour* on Breidafjördur Fjord, famous for its countless islands and abundant bird life. Alternatively, spend time walking around the village, immersing yourself in the local beauty. En route to Reykjavík, stop to visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes which offers a unique opportunity to learn about the mystical Viking era. Learn how Vikings sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in the year 800 AD and how they discovered Iceland. Arrive in Reykjavik in the afternoon and enjoy a farewell reception upon check in at your hotel. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner at one of Reykjavik's cosmopolitan restaurants
*The optional Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour is not available before May 15 or after Sep 30.
Optional: Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour (AM)*
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Keflavík
Arrive in Iceland, "Land of Ice and Fire" and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, please leave your luggage with the concierge. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore Reykjavík, the world's most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Reykjavík is a small city and easy to navigate. Your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour manager for an orientation meeting and Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Reykjavik no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Reykjavik

DAY 3, Sunday - Morning City Sightseeing, Blue Lagoon Tour
After breakfast, drive through the capital for a morning sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. The tour traverses the old town center to the Alþingi Parliament, the Dómkirkjan Cathedral, city hall, the harbor, and the National Museum. Then onward to Höfði House, the site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Enjoy a stop at Perlan, located on the Öskjuhlíð hill, for spectacular views over the capital area, followed by a visit to Hallgrímskirkja church*, one of Reykjavík's landmarks, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. 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 in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties
* Visitors will not be permitted to enter the church if Mass is in session
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Geothermal Power Plant, South Coast Waterfalls, Lava Center
Depart from Reykjavík to Hellisheiði for a tour of the Hellisheiði 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 Skógafoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast. Visit the informative Lava Center with its interactive exhibition about geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland. Free time for lunch on your own. Pass by the Sólheimajökull glacier and learn about the impact that global warming has had on Icelandic glaciers. Continue to Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve or Reynisfjara beach (depending on season) where you get a beautiful view of the coastline. Then, round the southern tip of Iceland and head east to the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Today drive over the Skeiðarársandur 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. Take a short hike to see the stunning contrast between the lush vegetation and barren slopes, culminating with views of the highest peaks in Skaftafell. Then continue to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon with its immense floating icebergs. The astonishing blue ice makes this one of Iceland's most iconic destinations. Take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders.* Cap off this exciting day with dinner together at your hotel in Kirkjubaejarklaustur
*The boat excursion on the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon is not offered before May 1 or after Oct 15.
Overnight: Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Borgarfjörður
Today, your first stop will be at Gullfoss waterfall where the mighty Hvítá river appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer look reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. From Gullfoss continue to Geysir geothermal area, where the famous Strokkur hot spring spouts every few minutes. Afterward, stop at the delightful Friðheimar Tomato Farm, where you will learn about the process of greenhouse horticulture in Iceland. Enjoy a lunch of homemade tomato soup and fresh-baked bread, followed by a horse show. See first hand the unique characteristics of the famed Icelandic horse. Then continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is an ideal place to see evidence of the rifting of the Earth's crust. Þingvellir, literally “Parliament Plains”, is also the site of the world's oldest existing Parliament, which first met here in 930 AD. In the afternoon drive to your hotel in Borgarfjörður for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Borgarfjörður
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Borgarfjörður Valley, Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a Green Globe benchmark region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Snæfellsnes 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, caves and captivating bird colonies. On a clear day, enjoy views of Snaefellsjökull Glacier atop a beautifully shaped stratovolcano. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it are the setting 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. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Snæfellsnes, Stykkishólmur, Settlement Center, Reykjavík
The day begins with a drive to Bjarnarhöfn Farm which is the region's leading producer of a traditional Icelandic dish known as "hákarl" (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. Later this morning upon reaching the village of Stykkishólmur, join the optional boat tour* on Breidafjördur Fjord, famous for its countless islands and abundant bird life. Alternatively, spend time walking around the village, immersing yourself in the local beauty. En route to Reykjavík, stop to visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes which offers a unique opportunity to learn about the mystical Viking era. Learn how Vikings sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in the year 800 AD and how they discovered Iceland. Arrive in Reykjavik in the afternoon and enjoy a farewell reception upon check in at your hotel. Tonight, perhaps enjoy dinner at one of Reykjavik's cosmopolitan restaurants
*The optional Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour is not available before May 15 or after Sep 30.
Optional: Breidafjördur Fjord Boat Tour (AM)*
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

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

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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 2.5 hours.

Day #8 15 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 $95.00
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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 2.5 hours.

Day #8 15 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 $95.00
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