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Grand Countryside Tour

12 day coach tour around Iceland

What's included: 12 nights, return flights and plenty of sights

This circle tour gives you the opportunity to travel through the ever-changing scenery of the Icelandic countryside, through mountains and valleys, viewing volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, hot springs and waterfalls. This is an ideal tour for those who want to experience the very best of Iceland in one week.  We visit 4 National Parks: Snæfellsnes peninsula, Skaftafell, Þingvellir and Jökulsárgljúfur. We will have the possibility to do some walking in the beautiful countryside during the tour. 

What's included:

  • Return flights from UK airport to Iceland
  • Return airport transfers from Reykjavik airport to hotel and back again on departure day
  • 12 nights hotel including breakfast
  • Circular coach tour around Iceland visiting: 4 National Parks: Snæfellsnes peninsula, Skaftafell, Þingvellir and Jökulsárgljúfur, Stykkisholmur town, Hraunfossar waterfalls, Godafoss waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir lava field, Dettifoss waterfall and Vatnajökull glacier
  • Boat trip around the islands of Breiðafjörður
  • Free Whale Watching tour

Flight depart times:

For schedules see our main web site using a desktop device. (Subject to change and availability)

What you'll do

Day 1:

Fly in from your chosen UK airport and land safely at Keflavik.

Get collected from the airport and transferred to your Reykjavik hotel

Take the afternoon to explore the capital and enjoy some tasty Icelandic food for dinner

Stay overnight at your Reykjavik hotel

Day 2:

The day starts with a drive to the famous Gullfoss and Geysir. We also visit the beautiful church of Skálholt and the Þingvellir National Park, site of the Viking Parliament, before continuing to Reykholt, home of the 13th century poet, Snorri Sturluson.

Stay overnight in Borgarfjörður

Day 3:

Today we drive around the Snæfellsnes peninsula, which is dominated by the glacier where, according to Jules Verne’s book, the Entrance to the Centre of the Earth can be found. We visit small fishing towns and drive through interesting lava fields and on to the town of Stykkishólmur where we take a boat trip around the islands of Breiðafjörður, home of puffins and the white tailed eagle.

Stay overnight in Borgarfjörður

Day 4:

We stop at the beautiful waterfalls of Hraunfossar before heading for Skagafjörður where we visit the farm museum at Glaumbær and are introduced to the Icelandic horse. We continue to Akureyri for a sightseeing tour of the town before driving  on to our accommodation in the Húsavík area.

Stay overnight in Husavik

Day 5:

We start the day with a 3 hour whale watching tour from Húsavík, weather permitting. Afternoon is at leisure to ponder around the town with the possibility to visit museums and the church.

Stay overnight in Husavik

Day 6:

We visit the waterfall Goðafoss, en-route to Lake Mývatn. There is lush vegetation here and many different species of birds, some of which are not found anywhere else in Europe. We visit the lava field Dimmuborgir and climb up to the rim of the ash crater Hverfjall. Before heading back to our accommodation we relax in Mývatn Nature Bath.

Stay overnight in Husavik

Day 7:

We travel around Tjörnes Peninsula and visit the magnificent waterfall Dettifoss, the most powerful in Europe.

Stay overnight in Egilsstaðir.

Day 8:

We tour around the Lake Lögurinn, passing the farm mansion at Skriðuklaustur with its large unusual type of house. When conditions are suitable we walk up to Hengifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. We also visit the fishing town of Seyðisfjörður.

Stay overnight in Egilsstaðir.

Day 9:

This short wide fjord and grassy fertile valley with a charming fishing village of the same name is situated northeast of Egilsstaðir. Magnificent colourful mountains and numerous beautiful rocks and rare stones are to be found here.

Stay overnight in Egilsstaðir.

Day 10:

Today we see Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier, dominates the landscape with its glacial tongues calving into a glacial lagoon. We take a boat trip on the lagoon among the icebergs. For the next two nights, we will stay in the neighbourhood of Skaftafell National Park.

Stay overnight near Skaftafell

Day 11:

The whole day is spent walking or relaxing at Skaftafell National Park.

Stay overnight near Skaftafell

Day 12:

We return to Reykjavík through the fertile meadows and the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs and glaciers. There are several beautiful waterfalls on the way and we may spot puffins and even some seals.

Stay overnight in Reykjavik

Day 13:

Get collected from your hotel and taken back to Keflavik airport

Fly back to the UK

It is possible to add a Blue Lagoon tour to the morning of Day 13 at an extra cost.

 

  • Adults in Double or Twin Rooms

    11 Nights
    Prices from£2699.00each
  • Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms

    11 Nights
    Prices from£2999.00each
  • Children Sharing with Parents

    11 Nights
    Prices from£1499.00each
  • Infants Sharing with Parents

    11 Nights
    Prices from£50.00each

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