Best of all Iceland
This twelve day tour focuses on guided day tours from Akureyri in the north and Hella in the south, you will stay five nights in Akureyri and six in Hella - staying in only two hotels means a lot less packing and more free time to enjoy yourself. With a choice of accommodation from tourist class hotels to superior class hotels, you will have the perfect stay in Iceland.
You can decide when you meet the tour, which activities you would like to do, where you would like to dine and if you would prefer some time on your own. It is possible to book just the North Iceland tour or the South Iceland tour making an ideal short break. These tours offer an excellent experience combined with exceptional value for money - the choice really is up to you!
THE BEST OF ICELAND 2012 - ITINERARY
Experience the north and south with plenty of free time
Day 1, MO: WEST ICELAND
We explore Hraunfossar waterfalls, Europe's most powerful hot spring and climb the Grábrók volcano crater in West Iceland. After a visit to Glaumbær Turf Farm we travel along fjords and over mountains to Akureyri - the capital of North Iceland, our base for the next five nights.
Day 2, TU: AKUREYRI AND OPTIONAL TOUR TO HRÍSEY ISLAND
Morning walk in Akureyri and a visit to the botanical garden. The rest of the day is free for leisure or an optional afternoon excursion by bus and ferry to Hrísey Island.
Day 3, WE: LAKE MÝVATN
Full day excursion to Goðafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn, known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes.
Day 4, TH: LEISURE DAY OR OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO SIGLUFJÖRDUR
Explore Akureyri on your own or join our optional day excursion to Iceland's most northern town, Siglufjörður, known as the herring capital of Iceland and spectacular fjord landscape.
Day 5, FR: HÚSAVÍK, ÁSBYRGI AND DETTIFOSS WATERFALL
Húsavík is a picturesque small fishing town in Northeast Iceland where you can join an optional whale watching cruise or visit some of the many museums. In the afternoon we travel to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park and visit the horseshoe shaped canyon of Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall.
Day 6, SA: KJÖLUR HIGHLAND ROAD
We travel through the interior of Iceland, between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull. We experience the vast desert landscapes and the hot springs of Hveravellir, where you have the opportunity to take a natural hot bathe. Hella in South Iceland is our base for the next six nights. The Best of North Iceland tour ends today in Reykjavik.
Day 7, SU: SOUTH SHORE
We visit the glaciers, waterfalls, bird cliffs and lava beaches of South Iceland. You have free time for an optional glacier walk or visit the area of Skógar together with our guide. The Best of South Iceland starts this morning from Reykjavik which joins the group for the rest of the tour.
Day 8, MO: ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR
We travel alongside the Hekla volcano and visit the Hjálparfoss waterfall, the Viking farm ruins at Stöng and enjoy a leisurely hike to Gjáin which appears to be like an oasis in this moon landscape.
Day 9, TU: LEISURE DAY OR OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK
Today is a leisure day or you can join an optional day tour to Skaftafell National Park, travel alongside Iceland's highest mountains and Europe's largest glacier to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with floating icebergs.
Day 10, WE: WESTMAN ISLANDS
Ferry trip to the Westman Islands where we explore, on foot, the village of Heimaey. You then enjoy the afternoon on your own exploring the island.
Day 11, TH: GOLDEN CIRCLE
Today we visit the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park.
Day 12, FR: REYKJANES PENINSULA, BLUE LAGOON AND REYKJAVÍK
Hot springs, lava fields, amazing bird cliffs and moon landscapes are on today's itinerary. After an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon we return to Reykjavík for a city tour.
It is possible to book just the North option, days 1-6 with five nights in Akureyri or the South option, days 7-12 with five nights in Hella. See here:
Adults in Double/Twin Rooms from £1999.00 each
Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms from £2399.00 each
Children sharing room with parents from £1899.00 each
Infants sharing room with parents from £100.00 each
Duration 12 nights
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