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- No booking fees
- City sightseeing
- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 9 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 15-99 yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-35912
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Witness the diversity of Iceland's natural phenomena – rootless craters, glacial lakes and geothermal lagoons. Visit Gulfoss, Iceland's largest waterfall, the famous Blue Lagoon, and drive through fields of lava.
- Get to know Iceland’s gentle giants on board an ecofriendly carbon neutral sailing boat. This Exclusive Experience allows you to respectfully and silently spot whales with the help of an expert guide.
- Step into Iceland’s history during your Feature Stay at the country’s oldest hotel. Enjoy personal and friendly service and oldfashioned touches, from antique furniture to original architecture.
- Gain an insight into how the eruption of Eyafjallajokull volcano in 2010 has affected the lives of the residents in the Hvolsvollur Valley, then take part in their tree planting project during this Exclusive Experience.
- From a soak in the Deildartunguhver Hot Spring to a visit to a local artist’s stone carving workshops and a tasting session of Icelandic specialties, your Exclusive Experiences will deepen your understanding of Icelandic culture.
Explore the beautifully rugged landscapes of Iceland’s western peninsulas with soaring coastal cliffs, centuries-old volcanic glaciers and idyllic waterfalls on a nine-day Premium adventure. Enjoy a boat cruise between icebergs at Glacier Lagoon, trek around vast waterside craters, visit local artisans in Grundarfjordur and charming fishing villages, and dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean. See the highlights of Iceland with expert local knowledge and time to explore – you’ll get a true taste of this Northern European outpost.
Day 1: Reykjavik
Day 2: Thingvellir National Park / Borgarfjordur / Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Skagafjordur
Day 4: Trollaskagi Peninsula / Akureyri / Husavik
Day 5: Husavik / Lake Myvatn / Egilsstadir
Day 6: East Fjords / Jokulsarlon
Day 7: Skaftafell National Park / South Coast / Hella
Day 8: Golden Circle / Reykjavik
Day 9: Reykjavik
- Comfortable hotel (7 nights), Feature stay (1 night)
- 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
- Private Vehicle (Ford Transit van or similar)
- An expert tour leader
- Reykjavik - Welcome Dinner
- Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
- Borgarfjordur - Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
- Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park (Parliament Plains)
- Borgarfjordur - Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
- Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Snaefellsjokull, Arnarstapi & Stykkisholmur
- Snaefellsnes Peninsula - Liston's Stone Carving Workshop
- Trollaskagi Peninsula - Siglufjordur
- Trollaskagi Peninsula - Icelandic Specialties Tasting
- Myvatn - Godafoss Waterfall
- Myvatn - Lake Myvatn
- Myvatn - Namaskard Boiling Mud Pools, Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir Crater Group
- Husavik - Whale Watching Excursion
- Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride
- East Fjords - Scenic Drive
- South Coast - Laki Lava Fields
- South Coast - Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
- Hvolsvollur Valley - Responsible Travel Tree Planting Activity
- Reykjavik - Walking Tour
- Golden Circle - Strokkur Geyser & Gullfoss Waterfalll
- Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon
- Any international flights to/from Reykjavik are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Premium Iceland tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
- Protected Travel within your own bubble.
- Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
- Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
- Earn US$ 230+ in travel credits.
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- No credit card or booking fees.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Premium Iceland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 28 May 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 May 2023, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Premium Iceland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Premium Iceland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Is this trip right for you
- Iceland can be very cold at any time of year, so it's important to bring appropriate clothing. On the rare occasion that your leader has to alter the itinerary due to adverse weather, alternative activities will be offered.
- Many locations on this itinerary are remote, which means a few long drives of around 6 hours. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and spend some time getting to know your fellow travellers. Of course, you will stop frequently for photo opportunities.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
What is the best month to visit Iceland?
Given that summer temperatures do not rise much above 16°C, the best time to visit Iceland is between the months of May and September. Gullfoss Waterfall is also at its most impressive at this time of year, and the midnight sun is visible in the country’s north. Travel outside of the summer season and you may find the country’s museums and hiking routes, such as the Laugavegur Trail, closed. However, the period between November to February does have the bonus of being the season of the Northern Lights, and major attractions such as the Blue Lagoon remain open all year round. Find more information here.
Is it expensive to travel to Iceland? How does credit card system work?
Iceland is one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit, although there are ways to keep costs down, such as by renting a camper van. Overall, visitors should be looking at a daily per-person budget of between USD 100 and USD 200. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept credit cards from major providers, and there are no minimum purchase requirements. Since cards are the preferred method of payment, you should be okay even if you avoid carrying cash completely, although having some for emergencies is always a good idea.
- What currency is used in Iceland?
Is a visa required when traveling to Iceland? Is Iceland a safe location to visit?
Passport holders from around 60 nations, including the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, do not require a visa to enter Iceland as a tourist. Stays are limited to a maximum of 89 days in any six-month period. If you are coming from or going to another Schengen country, this time must also be included in your allowance. Iceland is incredibly safe with very low crime rates. A bigger concern is ensuring that you pack correctly for a climate that can swing from sunny skies to snow showers in a couple of hours. You can find more information here.