IC3 ICELAND: Land of Fire and Ice TOURSEARCH TOUR
'Land of Fire & Ice'
Reykjavik city tour; 'Golden Circle' tour: Geysers, waterfalls, hotsprings; Arctic terns, puffins, guillemots; Bubbling mud craters; Spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Sat 30 Jul 2016||Wed 10 Aug 2016||$4940|
|Sat 03 Sep 2016||Wed 14 Sep 2016||$4940|
Optional Single Supplement: $1080 (number of singles limited).
Superimposed on the rugged terrain of Iceland is a resilient and independent culture, fashioned over the years by the descendants of farmers and warriors who fled the tyranny of mediaeval Scandinavia. In the midst of a landscape both terrifyingly harsh and sublimely beautiful, one finds friendly, hospitable people with a very distinct culture and unique sense of humour.
Arline K. (Escondido, CA, US)
We enjoyed the the National Museum of Icland, jeep glacier tour, the video at the site of the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption, the boatride on the glacial lagoon, Myvatn Nature baths, Viking House tour, fermented shark museum, etc. Sigrud, our local guide throughout the trip was knowledgeable and was very receptive to questions. We had a skilled bus driver. Food was always wonderful because Laura sought out interesting places and menus. Our tour leader was Laura was the best. I would gladly go on any tour with her. She makes the experience fun and knowledgeable. Great tour and tour leader!
Erle J. (Gloucester, ON, CA)
I enjoyed all the excursions on this tour. I thought the local guide Sigrun was very good. She gave good presentations and responded to peoples questions. The bus was comfortable and the driver did a good job. The evening meals were very good and exceeded my expectations. There was lots of variety and we got to try a number of local dishes. Our tour leader Laura was enthusiastic about the tour and helpful.. A very enjoyable tour.
Jean W. (Sidney, BC, CA)
I enjoyed all of the excursions on this tour. Very good transportation and Roman was a good driver. Great to have a bus with more seats than people. The meal plan met my expectations. I know that our tour leader Laura is interested in food so expected the standard to be high and it was. It was a great trip.
Linda W. (Maitland, ON, CA)
I enjoyed all the excursions. The local guides were excellent, very knowledgeable. Our tour leader Laura's personality - always energetic, always smiling, always helpful. To me she has the perfect personality for the job. Excellent trip met and exceeded most expectations.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Best Western Hotel Reykjavík is a three star hotel located just a few minutes' walk from Reykjavík's main shopping street ... most popular attractions. The neighborhood has numerous restaurants, cafés, shops, museums and art galleries. With 85 rooms, the team at Best Western Hotel Reykjavík strives to cater to the individual needs of our guests with friendly and attentive service.
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Situated in south-eastern Iceland, in the coastal town of Höfn, this hotel offers local cuisine and modern en-suite rooms with ... flat-screen TV. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and free private parking.
All of Hotel Höfn’s guest rooms feature a work desk and cable TV access, and some also include a tea/coffee maker. Guests can enjoy glacier and sea views from most rooms.
Höfn Hotel’s restaurant serves lobster and other specialities from the surrounding area. During nice weather guests can dine on the furnished terrace.
The hotel is within 10 minutes’ walk of Höfn Harbour and Silfurnes Golf Club, while the Jökulsarlón glacier lagoon is less than 1 hours’ drive away. Staff can help organise hiking trips.
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Located in the heart of Akureyri, gateway to the rich natural splendor of northeast Iceland, Hotel Kea has been welcoming ... since 1944 with the same high standards of elegance, quality, service and comfort which would be expected of one of Iceland’s well-established hotels. The hotel offers four halls for meetings and conferences, bars and restaurant.
Comfort, rest and relaxation come easily in all of the 104 bedrooms. They all have private bathroom, coffee and tea, making facilities hairdryer, telephone, radio and satellite television. There is room service from morning till evening and same day dry cleaning, to mention but few of the benefits of staying with us.
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Breakfast and dinner (local restaurants & hotels) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver, restaurant staff, porters (if available) Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates and for early / late arrivals who book their extra accommodation through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers.* Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
* Beware private airport transfers in Iceland are costly. Taxis are reliable and much cheaper.
Seasonality and Weather
The range of temperatures experienced on this tour will be WIDE. Though there will be many comfortable, summer-like days at locales visited, Iceland, as the name suggests, can still feel very wintery if you are near the sea, in a place exposed to winds, or near an icefield.
July / August is mid-summer in Iceland, and daylight hours are long and temperatures are at their most comfortable. That said, summer temperatures are still on the cool-ish side, ranging from 9-14 C (48-58 F) on average, though some days could be up to 20 C+ (68-70 F) depending on aspect.
Our September date will be slightly cooler, with shorter daylight hours and temperatures from 7-12 C (44-55 F), on average with some exceptions, and also depending on aspect.
There is no dry season in Iceland, with precipitation spread evenly throughout the year.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport provided by private heated motor coach, 25-40 seats depending on ultimate group size. Many walking tours on uneven surfaces.
Mid-range (3*), well-located, heated, simple hotels and inns throughout. Many are smaller properties (2-3 story) and may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub). Porters may be available (see 'Inclusions'), though you must be prepared to manage your own luggage to and from your hotel room.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver/s, local step-on guides at some locales.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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