From EURO 2020 pp

From - To

Reykjavik - Reykjavik

Duration :

09 Days

Inclusions :

– 02 nights accommodation in Reykjavik
– 06 nights accommodation in the countryside
– Daily Breakfast & 05 Dinner in the countryside
– 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik
– Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum & Herring-Era Museum including refreshments
– Horse Show in Skagafjordur

The Herring Era Museum

Itinerary :

Day 1: Reykjavik: Arrive at Reykjavik. Transfer to hotel on your own. Explore Reykjavík city on your own, the largest municipality in Iceland. Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers. Dinner is on your own. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik-Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar-Dyrholaey-Vik: Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day passing through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey (Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until June 25th) nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik. Dinner & Overnight stay in Vik. (B, D)

Day 3: Vik-Skaftafell National Park-Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon-Hofn: Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajökull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Enjoy your time with magnificent views of Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier. Your destination is Hofn, a seacoast village near the glacier. Dinner is on your own. Overnight stay in Hofn area. (B)

Day 4: Hofn-East Fjords-Egilsstadir: Breakfast at the hotel. Pass through Almannaskard, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Pass through charming coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir. Dinner and overnight stay in Egilsstadir area. (B, D)

Day 5: Egilsstadir – Lake Myvatn Area: Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. One of the Myvatn 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 Myvatn area. (B, D)

Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur: Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterward, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital “of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Siglufjordur. (B, D)

Day 7: Siglufjordur – Skagafjordur – Borgarnes: Breakfast at the 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 boomtown, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterward, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes that lead to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Stop at Holar, one of Iceland’s most historical places. This afternoon you will visit a local horse farm for an enjoyable introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area. (B, D)

Day 8: Borgarnes – Thingvellir – Reykjavik: Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed further 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 & 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 & European tectonic plates meet. The road takes you back to Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (B)

Day 9: Reykjavík: Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for leisure or shopping until departure. Transfer to the airport on your own for your final destination. (B)

Rates per person in EURO (Min. 02pax)
VALIDITY 2019 DBL SGL TRPL
01Apr-30Apr 2020 2520 2005
01May-31May 1995 2602 1920
01Jun-31Aug 2369 3224 2208
01Sep-30Sep 2224 2991 2046

Meal Plan & Specification :

B-Breakfast; D-Dinner

Departures:

Departure Dates: 2019
Apr: 24; May: 15, 22; Jun: 12, 26; Jul: 03, 08, 15, 17, 24, 31; Aug: 07, 14, 28; Sep: 04, 13, 18

Hotel Used :

Reykjavik: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar; Vik: Icelandair Hotel or Kria Hotel or similar; Hofn: Hotel Hofn or similar; Egilsstadir: Icelandair Hotel Herad or similar; Myvatn Area: Sel-Hotel or similar; Siglufjordur: Hotel Sigló or similar; Borgarnes: Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar

Note :

Please note: triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and cannot be guaranteed that these rooms will be available. Hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room.

Package Excludes :

– International Airfare
– Return airport transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik
– Porterage at airport and hotels
– Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Child Policy :

It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours. Children 6-11 years sharing a room and/or traveling with a guardian will receive a 25% discount from the above price, valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults.

Remarks :

Rates are subject to change without prior notice and subject to availability. No refunds any unutilised services. Rates are not valid during peak period & events where an additional surcharge will be applicable.

Cancellation Policy :

In the event of any cancellation, the following charges will be applicable:
More than 24 days prior to arrival: 20% of the package cost OR A Non-Refundable deposit whichever is higher
Within 23-10 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Package cost.
Within 09-06 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Package cost.
Within 05 days prior to arrival OR No-Shows: 100% of the Package cost.