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Explore Iceland

7 Days, Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Explore Iceland

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At the place where two continents quite literally brush up against each other is Iceland, land of fire and ice. Take one week out of life to get up close to this unique c read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 6 nights accommodation (Hotels (6 nts)).
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private minivan/bus, walking).
  • Golden Circle tour with a walk in Thingvellir National Park.
  • Visit Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs.
  • Geothermal farm visit and meal.
  • Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
  • Visit black sand beaches.
  • Take an ice walk on a glacier in Skaftafell National Park.
  • Visit Jokulsarlon Lagoon.
  • Visit Skogafoss waterfall.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 345-450 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Reykjavik
Day 2 Reykjavik /Selfoss
Day 3 Selfoss/ Vik i Myrdal
Day 4 Vik i Myrdal/ Skaftafell
Day 5 Skaftafell
Day 6 Skaftafell/ Reykjavik
Day 7 Reykjavik
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 10 Dec '17
  • Sat, 16 Dec '17
  • Sun, 11 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
  • Sat, 17 Mar '18
  • Sun, 15 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Sun, 06 May '18
  • Sat, 12 May '18
  • Sun, 03 Jun '18
  • Sat, 09 Jun '18
  • Sun, 10 Jun '18
  • Sat, 16 Jun '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Sat, 11 Aug '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sat, 25 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Sat, 08 Sep '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Sun, 18 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Sun, 09 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Reykjavik
  • Selfoss
  • Vik I Myrdal
  • Skaftafell
  • Reykjavik to Reykjavik Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Reykjavik

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Reykjavik /Selfoss

    Explore the geological wonders that have shaped Iceland on a tour of the Golden Circle, including a walk in Thingvellir National Park and visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir hot springs. Visit a farm to learn about the use of geothermal heat in Icelandic horticulture and enjoy a lunch of local produce. Opt to visit a spa or rustic hot springs.

    Thingvellir National Park is the meeting place of the two tectonic plates on which America and Europe rest. This rift is clearly visible in the huge fissures that scar the landscape surrounding the lake and lava fields. Continue on to Geysir, the world famous spouting hot spring, which gave all others its name, then Gullfoss waterfall, the Golden Falls, thundering down 32 meters into the Hvita River Gorge.

    Private Vehicle
    Reykjavik - Selfoss 6h-7h 230km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Thingvellir National Park Visit
    Pingvellir
    Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the faults created by North American and Eurasian tectonic plates shifting apart. The Oxara river cuts through the largest rift in the valley, Almannagja, and leads to the Oxarafoss waterfall. Iceland's parliament was also established in the area in 930, the park was later created to protect the remains of the open-air assembly grounds. One of the most-visited sights in Iceland, the park is an excellent spot for camping, hiking and SCUBA diving between the tectonic plates.

    Geysir Visit
    Geysir
    See a variety of geothermal pools and the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Geysir is one of the oldest geysers recorded in the world, but is most often dormant. Strokkur erupts a spray of boiling hot water straight into the air about every ten minutes.

    Gullfoss Waterfall Visit
    Gullfoss
    Discover one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss and complete the tourist circuit known as the Golden Circle. This massive waterfall cascades over three "steps" before spilling into a large crevice. Fed by a glacier lake, the water passing through the falls can be a dark grey depending on how much sediment gets pushed through the river.

    Geothermal Farm Visit with Lunch
    Selfoss
    Visit Fridheimar farm and Tomato Cultivation centre where we tour the greenhouse and learn about the use of geothermal heating in Icelandic horticulture. Here we enjoy the famous Fridheimar tomato soup with fresh-baked bread, surrounded by fragrant gardens. Then, visit the farm stables for an introduction on Icelandic horses. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Selfoss/ Vik i Myrdal

    Discover the beauty of Iceland's south shore, catching views of the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Visit the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Opt to visit the Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre.

    Private Vehicle
    Selfoss - Vik i Myrdal 5h 150km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit
    Seljalandsfoss 1h-1h30m
    Seljalandsfoss is a 60m (196 ft) tall waterfall located along the popular ring road. Behind the flow of water is a path, allowing visitors to peek behind the curtain of water cascading over the rocks above.

    Reynisfjara Beach
    Reynisdrangar
    Visit Reynisfjara Beach, just outside of Vik. Its black sand and ominous rock formations offshore make for stunning photos. Take some time to watch the foaming white waves crash over the black sand (but don't get too close, the waves here can be extremely powerful), explore the shallow cave if weather and time permits, and get a photo of the basalt sea stacks.

    Optional Activities
    Iceland Erupts Exhibition

    Eyjafjallajokull
    800ISK per person
    Learn about the recent Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption in 2010 that literally put the world on hold, cancelling flights across Europe and showcasing the true power of Mother Earth. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Vik i Myrdal/ Skaftafell

    Continue along the south shore, past sandy plains and moss-covered lava fields, to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and view the icebergs floating by. Later, visit the Throbergur Cultural Heritage Museum and enjoy a traditional dinner. Opt for a boat ride on the lagoon (May-October).

    Private Vehicle
    Vik i Myrdal - Skaftafell 5h 230km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Visit
    Jokulsarlon 1h-2h
    Visit the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon with views of the ice cap. The lake is the lowest point in the country and filled with icebergs drifting towards the sea, often with seals lounging on top. The blocks of ice coming off the glacier are typically 30m high, in dramatic shades of white and bright blue.

    Thorbergur cultural heritage museum and local meal
    Skaftafell
    Porbergssetur is a unique exhibition which takes you on a journey through the life and ideas of one of Iceland's most original thinkers and writers, Porbergur Pordarson. Considered a 'new generation' of museums it offers a unique look into local history and culture. After enjoy dinner at the centres restaurant which features a selection of local foods.

    Optional Activities
    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride

    Jokulsarlon 30m-1h
    4500-7500ISK per person
    Opt to take a boat ride around the lagoon to get closer to the floating icebergs with their seal passengers. With different options for boats-- amphibian or Zodiac-- there is no shortage of ways to view the highlights of this lagoon. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Skaftafell

    Embark on a scenic glacier hike in Skaftafell National Park with an expert guide. Take in the impressive icy formations and learn more about the Vatnajokull glacier.

    Visit Skaftafell National Park for an incredibly scenic hike on the glacier, feeling the ancient ice under our feet. Above us rises the massive Vatnajokull glacier in all its magnificence. Walking on crampons (metal spikes for the soles of our shoes), we'll safely traverse the ice viewing ice formations, deep sink holes and rugged crevasses. On winter departures (November - March), depending on weather conditions we also will visit an ice cave on our hike. Our highly qualified glacier guides will educate you about the Vatnajokull Glacier and the rough outlet glaciers, such as Virkisjokull, which descend from the main hub, towards the ocean.

    Private Vehicle
    Skaftafell
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike
    Skaftafell 3h
    Hike some of the many maintained trails in Skaftafell National Park, famous throughout the country for its excellent weather and sunny summer days. This preservation area in the southeast is now incorporated into the larger Vatnajokull National Park. The diverse landscape here is often compared to certain parts of the Alps but, like most of Iceland's incredible landscape, the region was created by rivers, glaciers and volcanoes. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Skaftafell/ Reykjavik

    Travel back to Reykjavik stopping to visit the Skogarsafn Museum, and the famous Skogafoss waterfall. Opt to climb the 400 steps next to the falls and take in spectacular views.

    Private Vehicle
    Skaftafell - Reykjavik 7h 350km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Skogafoss Waterfall Visit
    Skogafoss 1h
    Visit Skogafoss, one of the largest and most recognizable waterfalls in Iceland. The 60m (200 ft) high falls forms a constant mist that floats in the air, if viewed in the sunlight the mist can create rainbows. The sound and view of the thundering water cutting through the green hills make the falls a must-see on any trip to Iceland.

    Skogarsafn Museum
    Skogafoss
    Skogar Museum, is a cultural heritage collection of 15,000 regional folk craft artifacts exhibited throughout 6 historical buildings. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Reykjavik

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 345-450 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. PACE OF TOUR

    Please note that this is a busy tour and there are some long drive days.



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