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Iceland Classical Circle

A comprehensive guided coach tour around Iceland. Visit all of the main Iceland attractions along the Ring Road, escorted by a professional local guide. With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour highlights the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of this incredible Arctic Island.

Duration: 8 Nights

Price: From $ 2,254 per person

Highlights

  • Iceland's natural wonders
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Lake Mývatn Area and more...
  • The perfect mix of culture, history and nature

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Maximum group size is 36

Included:
    7 day guided tour from/to Reykjavík
    Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavík
    Accommodation 6 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside
    5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Siglufjörður not included)
    Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum, including refreshments (day 6)
    Entrance to Herring Museum
    Horse Show in Skagafjörður (day 7)

Not included:
    Beverages and lunches
    Dinners in Reykjavik and Siglufjörður
    Optional activities
    Any service not specifically listed under "included"
    Airport transport
    International Airfare

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Day 1 - Arrival

Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! On your own, transfer to Reykjavik. We recommend the easy and convenient FlyBus Plus transfers, not included. If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland or stop at the Blue Lagoon on your way from the airport to the city (reservation required/not included)

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

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Day 2: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skógar – Dyrhólaey - Vík

Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. 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. Overnight in the Vík area.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Vik area.

*Please note that the Dyrholaey is closed during the spring nesting season from mid may until June 25th.

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Day 3: Vík - Vatnajökull National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Höfn

Lava Fields - Europe’s Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. 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 in Vatnajökull 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 in the Höfn area.

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Day 4: Höfn - East Fjords - Egilsstaðir

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline

Breakfast at your hotel. 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. You will enjoy the amazing scenery as you head from glacial landscapes to fjord view, passing through coastal fjord villages on your way to the town of Egilsstadir. 

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

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Day 5: Lake Mývatn Area

Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Trout River

Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, heading to the Lake Mývatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss (summer only), Europe's most powerful waterfall.  Visit 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 Salmon river. 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 in the Mývatn area.

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Day 6: Lake Mývatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. The evening and dinner is on your own at one of the town´s restaurants. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an evening stroll.

Overnight in Siglufjörður. Dinner is on own.

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Day 7: Skagafjörður - Borgarnes

Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur‘s award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda. Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, sits within the center of this popular Salmon River. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

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Day 8: Borgarfjörður - Þingvellir - Reykjavík

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO).

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet.

Overnight stay in Reykjavík. Dinner is on your own.

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Day 9: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

SUGGESTION -  If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport. Reservation required / not included

Always contact Nordika Travel and inquire about availability before booking flights. Bookings cannot be guaranteed until confirmed in writing by Nordika Travel.

Winter 2017
October  4, 18

Price per person sharing a double room $2,406

Price per person in a single room $3,081

Winter 2018

February 14  /  March 21, 28  /  April 11, 25

Price per person sharing a double room $2,254

Price per person in a single room  $2,821

 

Summer 2018

May:   2, 9, 16,  21, 23                              

Price per person sharing a double room  $2,821

Price per person in a single room $3,624

 

June: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27                         

July: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 

August:  1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29                

Price per person sharing a double room $3,332

Price per person in a single room $4,653

 

September: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26

Price per person sharing a double room $3,190

Price per person in a single room $4,273

 

Children rates:

  • Children 6-11 years old traveling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child)
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

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Views from Iceland Classical Circle

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Highlights

  • Iceland's natural wonders
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Lake Mývatn Area and more...
  • The perfect mix of culture, history and nature

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