Iceland in a Nutshell
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Iceland in a Nutshell

11 days / 10 nights
Accommodation | Breakfast

In this 11 day tour, you will experience the main attractions of Iceland such as hot spring areas, magnificent waterfalls, icebergs floating on a glacial lake and many other natural wonders. You will have time to explore sites in Iceland which lie in the vicinity of the main road and visit spectacular sites like Snæfellsnes or Tjörnes Peninsula.

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€ 1.300

Including accommodation, breakfast, Wi-Fi, service charges and taxes.

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OVERVIEW

In this around Iceland tour you will experience the main attractions of Iceland in 11 days. Beautiful glaciers, lava fields, bird colonies, powerful waterfalls, magical lakes and scenic fjords are just some of the sights you won´t want to miss.. Famous nature spots like Geysir hot spring area, Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the wonderful Blue Lagoon.

   

 

 

Highlights

  • Snaefellsnes peninsula with its glacier, lava fields and bird colonies
  • Skagafjordur with its horses and old turf farms
  • Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland
  • Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss and other waterfalls like Goðafoss and Gullfoss
  • The magical scenery at Lake Mývatn and explore the fossils of Tjörnes peninsula
  • Scenic fjords of East Iceland
  • Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and Skaftafell National Park
  • Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
    Arrival in Iceland. If time allows, go for a exploration walk around Reykjavík.
    Overnight in Reykjavík in one of our 3-star hotels.

  • Day 2: WHALE FJORD AND SAGA VALLEY
    Explore the valley of Borgarfjörður bay with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Visit Europes most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.
    Stay two nights in our hotels in West Iceland.

  • Day 3: SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
    Explore Snæfellsnes peninsula with its snow capped volcano, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies. Visit the cozy town of Stykkishólmur where you can catch a bout tour around the Breiðafjörður bay.

  • Day 4: SKAGAFJÖRÐUR AND GLAUBÆR TURF FARM
    Drive to Skagafjörður, the valley of the horses and home of Glaumbær turf farm. Explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland, and Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Overnight 2 nights in our hotels in North Iceland

  • Day 5: AKUREYRI AND THE MÝVATN AREA
    Explore Akureyri, the capital of north Iceland, and Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Explore the sights of lake Mývatn and catch an optional evening whale watching tour from Húsavík (June-August).

  • Day 6: DETTIFOSS WATERFALL
    Drive around Tjörnes peninsula and visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). As you proceed further east, you should pass through a large wasteland area.
    Overnight in Fosshotel Eastfjords or similar.

  • Day 7: EAST FJORDS OF ICELAND
    Drive along the scenic fjords of east Iceland and enjoy the small town of Höfn. Explore the Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and Skaftafell National Park.
    Overnight in one of our hotels in Vatnajökull region.

  • Day 8: WATERFALLS AND GLACIERS
    Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such as black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers. The folk museum at Skogar is worth a visit which is close to the impressive Skogarfoss waterfall.
    Spend one night in Fosshotel Hekla or similar.

  • Day 9: GULLFOSS WATERFALL AND GEYSIR HOT SPRING AREA
    Your first stop should be at Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO world heritage site. The park rests in a valley created by the power of the apartdrifting tectonic plates. Keep on driving to Haukadalur hot spring area where you will see several hot springs, the most active being the geysir Strokkur, which erupts every 10 minutes. The next stop is the Gullfoss waterfall (golden waterfall). This waterfall falls in two cascades into a narrow and deep gorge. Further on at your trip will you visit the church and historical site of Skálholt before heading on to the volcanic crater Kerið.
    Overnight in Reykjavík 2 nights in one of our 3-star hotels.

  • Day 10: REYKJANES PENINSULA AND REYKJAVÍK
    If you´re keen on further exploration before heading home, the Reykjanes peninsula has plenty to see, such as the Blue Lagoon, Gunnuhver or Krýsuvík hot spring areas and Keilir mountain. The picturesque surroundings around lake Kleifarvatn are not to be missed. You don´t want to miss the chance to cross between the two continents of Europe and North America on the bridge between continents.

  • Day 11: DEPART FOR HOME
    If time allows, head to central Reykjavík and shop for the last souveniers before heading home. Enjoy coffee/tea in one of the cities restaurants or cafés.

Tour rates for 10 nights Winter Season 01.10 - 30.04 Shoulder Season 01.05 - 04.06 01.09 - 30.09 Summer Season 05.06 - 31.08
Single Room 1300 EUR 1780 EUR 2180 EUR
Double Room 1480 EUR 2020 EUR 2480 EUR
Triple Room 1960 EUR 2560 EUR 3080 EUR

Reykjavik

Fosshotel Baron

Located in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront, just walking distance of shops and attractions

Fosshotel Lind

Centrally located in Reykjavík, near the city's main shopping area.

Fosshotel Rauðará

3-stars hotel in the center of Reykjavík, near Hlemmur Square and Klambratún city park. (Formerly Best Western Hotel Reykjavík)

Fosshotel Reykjavík

Fosshotel Reykjavík, the largest hotel in Iceland, is located within a short walking distance from downtown Reykjavík.

Grand Hótel Reykjavík

Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a four star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities.

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum is a 4 star hotel, located on Aðalstræti, one of Reykjavík’s oldest streets, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

West Iceland

Fosshotel Hellnar

The mother of country hotels, under the mysterious Snæfellsjökull Glacier, one of earth´s seven energy centers and the gateway to the center of the earth.

Fosshotel Reykholt

Romantic country hotel in the legendary settings of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur

A lovely hotel with stylish rooms on the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula

North Iceland

Fosshotel Húsavík

A well-equipped hotel in the heart of Húsavík, within walking distance from the harbor.

Fosshotel Mývatn

The iconic natural beauty of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn is now the site of a new hotel, Fosshotel Mývatn, opened 1st July 2017

East Iceland

Fosshotel Eastfjords

Fosshotel Eastfjords, set in the small village of Fáskrúðsfjörður, is an area on the Iceland's east coast, renowned for magnificent nature and landscape.

South East Iceland

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

In harmony with nature, located next to the largest glacier in europe

Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Attractive hotel in the southeast of Iceland with a spellbinding view of the magnificant glacier

South Iceland

Fosshotel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla, situated close to Mount Hekla in South Iceland, is surrounded by some of the country's most stunning sights including volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls

Fosshotel Núpar

Comfortable and perfectly located hotel in one of Iceland's most glorious landscapes

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For any itinerary changes, feel free to contact us at around@islandshotel.is to get an offer for your special tour. Íslandshótel reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability. Please note that this tour does not include a rental car.