Around Iceland – 11 days Private Guided Tour
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About de Trip
Have you looked for trips to Iceland and none convinces you? It’s probably because you haven’t seen this one yet. What we propose with Iceland to Complete is to go around the entire island, during which we will go on excursions on foot and visit the most emblematic places, all without giving up the comfort of sleeping in a double room.
- A perfect combination between comfort and adventure travel.
- Accommodation in double rooms
- Small group with guide and private vehicle during the days of the route.
- Sailing in a zodiac between icebergs.
- Whale watching
The trip includes
Arrival at Keflavík International Airport and transfer to the accommodation.
Accommodation in the airport area or in Reykjavík.
After breakfast, the guide will meet the group at the reception of the accommodation, where a small trip presentation.
On our first day we will visit the Círculo de Oro, without undoubtedly the most popular set of visits on the island. Here we will know three essential places on a trip to Iceland:
- Geysir, the famous water fountain that has given its name to all the geysers in the world, is currently latent, but next to him we will see his “brother” Strokkur that emanates with all its force every few minutes and that we can enjoy several times during our visit.
- Gullfoss or the “Golden Waterfall”, one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland thanks to its fabulous waterfalls that reach 32 meters high.
- Thingvellir (þingvellir) National Park, site of the first Icelandic Parliament, where we can observe the separation of the North A
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula, or as the locals call it
Icelanders, “Little Iceland”, since it concentrates many of the most representative landscapes of the island. This peninsula is very famous for the presence of Snaefellsjökull, a volcano through which Jules Verne accessed the center of the Earth in his famous novel. We will see seals, caves, white sand beaches and cliffs with basaltic formations, in one of the most beautiful settings on the island. We will stop to see the fabulous rock formations of Arnarstapi, where we will take a walk along the cliffs and we will be able to observe the paradise of waterfowl.
We will also visit Djúpalónssandur, a beach with a very curious story about the sailors who lived in this area.
We will surround the Snaefellsjökull volcano and pass by Kirkjufell, which has become the most photographed mountain in the country.
Accommodation on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
We leave the peninsula and head towards Akureyri, the so-called “northern capital”. On the way, we will visit the Glaumbaer farmhouse-museum which will immediately transport us back to 18th century Icelandic life, with its beautiful turf houses.
Our last stop before reaching Akureyri will be in Eyjafjördur for a whale watching excursion in one of the most beautiful fjords in North Iceland. Maybe we can even catch our own cod for dinner one of the next few nights. Dinner on your own in Akureyri.
Accommodation in Akureyri.
Before reaching the Lake Mývatn area, we will stop to visit the Goðafoss waterfall, very close to road number 1 and known as “the waterfall of the gods”.
In the Lake Mývatn area we will observe the large number of existing pseudocraters and we will be able to learn some notions about the geological formation of the area and the particularities of each of the natural phenomena that we will encounter, which is also a paradisiacal habitat for waterfowl .
Next we will go to Hverfjall, a volcanic tephra cone through which we will trek to ascend to the crater, see the great size of this volcano and enjoy an enviable panorama. Later we will go to Námafjall, one of the areas with the highest number of fumaroles and boiling mud in all of Iceland.
The climax of the day will be Dettifoss, considered the mightiest waterfall in all of Europe.
Accommodation in the area
We start heading towards the south of Iceland. We will cross a large area of deserts on our way to Egilsstadir, the main town in eastern Iceland, where we will take the opportunity to shop. From here we will enter the interior of the island doing a short trekking to see the Hengifoss waterfall, from where we will have impressive views of the valley with the Lagarfljot river and its lake, one of the areas with less tourism on the island and also a of the most beautiful We continue our way through the eastern fjords through a region where reindeer live and there is the possibility of seeing them.
Accommodation in the East Fjords area
We are approaching Vatnajökull, the third largest glacier on the planet. As we get closer we will notice its immensity in a landscape bathed by glacial tongues.
We will go to the area of the glacial lagoons, where Jökulsárlón stands out, with a size of 18 km2 and where we can see hundreds of icebergs that break off from the Breiðamerkurjökull tongue. At its mouth the icebergs remain stranded on a black sand beach.
We will also visit Fjallsárlón, another lagoon with icebergs that has an impressive glacier front where you can take very good pictures.
We will make a navigation between icebergs. While we tour the lagoon they will explain the reason for the melting, the reality of climate change and more interesting details about glaciers and icebergs.
Accommodation in the area.
We leave for the town with the unpronounceable name Kirkjubæjarklaustur, located in the south of the island, on road number 1.
We will make a stop at the Skaftafell National Park.
Here we can choose one of the following options:
- Option 1 (no extra cost): Trekking day in the Skaftafell National Park, enjoying this natural paradise that contrasts sandy plateaus, flowery valleys and impressive waterfalls next to the largest glacier in Europe. On our way we will visit the famous Svartifoss, a beautiful waterfall with basalt columns of volcanic origin.
- Option 2 (with supplement): glacier walk with crampons.
Accommodation in the area.
We continue through the south of the island to begin our visits. It is time to approach the
cliffs and the black sand beaches of Vik, a town located on the southern tip of the island. Reynisfjara will be our first stop, a beach with impressive basalt formations and from where we can see the famous “trolls” petrified by sunlight found in the sea.
Our next stop will be Dyrhólaey, a high point from where we can observe the colonies of puffins that nest during the summer in this area (from mid-June to mid-August) and from where we can also see the curious rock formations.
On the way to Skógar we will visit the Skógafoss waterfall, which at 60 meters high and 25 meters wide is one of the largest in Iceland. Here we will have time so that whoever wishes can climb to the top of the waterfall through its steep stairs.
We will continue to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which allows travelers to pass behind the water column, and another waterfall that will surprise you. In this area we can see the effects of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which caused aerial chaos in Europe in 2010.
Accommodation in the area / Reykjavik
Free day in the capital. Today we can take the opportunity to rest, to visit the city quietly or to take one of the many optional excursions that leave from here.
Optional: Adventure in Landmannalaugar
We have the opportunity to join one of the most scenic trekking tours in all of Iceland, in Landmannalaugar. Those who wish can join this exclusive excursion, which will involve a 4×4 vehicle approach, trekking in a paradisiacal setting and a well-deserved bath in natural hot springs. (Consult supplement of this excursion) Other recommended excursions:
- Optional: Blue Lagoon (round trip from Reykjavík).
- Optional: Sky Lagoon (round trip from Reykjavík).
- Optional: Whale watching.
At night, you can visit the city at your leisure or have dinner all together and say goodbye to this wonderful trip. Reykjavík is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and the Icelandic nightlife is famous for having many places where you can have a drink in a very pleasant atmosphere.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
Free time until the transfer to the airport. Depending on the
time of your flight, we recommend visiting the port, the Laugavegur shopping street, the famous Hallgrímskirkja church, the Harpa building or one of the capital’s museums.
Optional: Blue Lagoon
(one way from Reykjavík and return to the airport).
Note: the itinerary can be done in one direction or the other without distinction. For logistics reasons in the country, some location or accommodation may change without prior notice. This does not usually happen, but Iceland is one of the world destinations with the greatest increase in travelers in recent years and on certain occasions we have had to make small changes on the fly for external reasons. This does not affect the visits to be made.
Frequently Asked Questions about Around Iceland – 11 days Private Guided Tour
Wear comfortable and waterproof clothing, it does not matter if it is summer or winter. Include comfortable footwear such as boots with good grip and travel with several changes of socks. It is convenient to take an umbrella if you go in the rainy season, and if you travel in winter, take warm clothes and a windbreaker.
It is not always possible to see the puffins, but if you travel in the summer or in the closer months it is very likely that we will see some.
Yes, it is an excursion suitable for children, although you must bear in mind that it lasts 10 hours.
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