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  • Hiking
  • Fixed Departure
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Museum
  • Private Bus

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Jewels of Iceland: 10-Day Guided Tour

Knowledgable guide - Whale watching excursion - Volcanic sites - Glacier and icebergs
Unique about this tour:
  • Whale watching off Iceland's north coast
  • Small international groups with english-speaking guide
  • Individually adapted to weather conditions and the pace of the group for more flexibility
  • Dozens of Icelandic highlights in one trip

The "Jewels of Iceland" tour is a popular holiday package designed to allow small groups to discover the most famous natural sights of Iceland while offering a complete itinerary around the island.

Every day on this 10-day trip, you will discover breathtaking landscapes that will allow you to get closer to the Icelandic nature, which is overflowing with exceptional sights.

Led by an expert tour guide, you will enjoy a more sensitive approach to Iceland that will draw your attention to the abundant natural and cultural riches of this island nation. 

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Services

Included
  • 9 nights accommodation in 3-star hotel; twin/double room with private or shared facilities
  • Guide/driver French/English-speaking from day 1 morning to day 10 afternoon
  • Private mini bus from day 1 to day 10
  • Entrance fees for 2 Icelandic museums
  • 3-hour whale watching excursion
  • 1 entrance to Myvatn Baths
  • Full-board from lunch D1 to lunch D10. Breakfast is a eat-as-much-as-you want buffet. Lunch is often a picnic prepared by your guide, a few meals will be taken in restaurants (1 main course), dinner is a 2 or 3 course meal taken in restaurant with local food fish, lamb... water and sometimes tea/coffee included.
Excluded
  • International flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Drinks
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Single room supplement 900 €.
  • Full private facilities available on request.
  • Vegetarian option available on request.

Fixed Departures

Trip Dates Days Min/Max Passengers Price (p.p.) Single Room Supplement   Status  
Jun 21, 2020 until Jun 30, 2020 10 6/12 $ 3,678 $ 4,347 G Bookable Request
Sep 13, 2020 until Sep 22, 2020 10 6/12 $ 3,678 $ 4,347 G Bookable Request

Itinerary

Reykjavik - Thingvellir - Geysir  

Discover the Golden Circle

Your adventure begins when your guide picks you up this morning at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Once the introductions are made, you'll head to the Golden Circle to discover its three emblematic sites.



You’ll be able to walk among lava formations where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates separate and admire the natural beauties of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Then, you’ll be impressed by Geysir and its geyser’s spontaneity. Finally, end this day at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful and beautiful falls in the country. Tonight you'll stay on the south coast, in the city of Hella.

Day 1
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Seljalandfoss - Vik - Kirkjubæjarklaustur  

Discover Lava Fields, Waterfalls, and Black Sand Beaches

You’ll start the day by crossing vast agricultural plains before the first mountains appear on the horizon. Marvel at Eyjafjallajökull, the famous volcano that erupted in 2010.



Your first stop at the Seljalandfoss waterfall will be refreshing, with a walk behind its wide dash of water -- an amazing experience. You will then continue towards the vast black sand beaches along the south coast. You’ll pass the region of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, covered with lava fields, due to the Laki volcano's eruption. 

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Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Höfn  

See the Icebergs at a Glacial Lagoon

This morning you will discover the jewels of Skaftafell National Park, located opposite the Vatnajökull Glacier.



Between the wooded landscape, the beautiful waterfall of Svartifoss, and the imposing glacial tongue of Svínafellsjökull, your guide will choose the best hike depending on the weather.



In the afternoon, you will be able to admire the icebergs at Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón's glacial lagoon. You can then walk along the famous Diamond Beach, where icebergs end up stranded along a beautiful black sand beach.



Overnight in the region of Djúpivogur.

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Djupivogur - Fáskrúðsfjörður - Bakkagerdi  

Discover Iceland's Eastern Fjords

The beauty of the East lies in its fishing villages, nestled in between fjords, pebble beaches, and dizzying mountains.



You will start the day by discovering Djúpivogur with its offbeat artistic imprint. You will then learn in Fáskrúðsfjörður more about the history of sailors who died at sea, coming to fish for cod in the cold and dark waters of the North Sea (visit of the museum is possible in addition - fees applies).



We will then drive to the beautiful remote village of Bakkagerdi (Only for the trip in June) or in another village in September.

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Bakkagerdi - Modrurdalur - Dettifoss  

Witness Nesting Puffins

In June, puffins are nesting in Iceland. We will have the chance (on this trip only) to observe them from a close distance. The rest of the day is dedicated to a long drive along the deserted landscape of the North. After a brief stop at Egilsstadir, where your guide will be filling up fuel, this amazing road that goes through mountains and desert will lead you to lake Myvatn. For almost 200 kilometers, you will not see any houses, only large deserted areas. The only possible stop is 8 km from the main road, in the most isolated farm in the country, Möðrudalur. Then you discover the famous waterfall Dettifoss, the most powerful in the country. Arrival in Myvatn at the end of the day. 

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Mývatn  

Soak in Enriching Hot Springs

There are very few kilometers to drive today. Instead, there will be more time to enjoy the amazing volcanic sites around the lake. Your guide will select the best hikes, according to the weather and desires of the group.



Walking in the heart of Dimmuborgir lava formations, gaining height from the summit of the Hverfell crater, walking on the still steaming lava flows of Krafla or going to the Grjótagjá lava tunnel are a few possibilities for this day.



In the late afternoon, you can relax in the warm waters of Myvatn baths, turquoise pools that are rich in silica at 39 degrees Celcius.

Day 6
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Godafoss - Akureyri - Siglufjordur  

Go Whale Watching

This morning you will head towards Akureyri, the capital of the North. En route, discover the beautiful falls of Godafoss (the fall of the Gods).



After a short visit at Akureyri, you’ll embark on a sea excursion to observe the humpback whales, in the heart of the fjord Eyjafjördur.



After this exceptional natural spectacle, you will arrive in Siglufjörður, the old capital of herring, where your accommodation will be for the night. 

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Hofsos - Glaumbaer - Holar  

See Unique Turf Houses

In the morning, you will explore some of the sites of Trollaskagi peninsula, it will be possible to stop at the beautiful Hofsós swimming pool which overlooks the ocean and visit emblematic sites like the traditional turf farms of Glaumbaer or the old archbishop of Iceland a great way to know more about the history of the country. At the end of the day, you’ll get to your accommodation near the town of Blönduós.

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Hvitserkur - Kolugljúfur - Fossatun  

Encounter a Rock Shaped Like a Troll

The day begins with beautiful views from the Vatnsnes peninsula, along a dirt road that will drop you at the foot of the amazing rock Hvítserkur, some even say that it could be a petrified troll! 



Enjoy a walk along the beach to admire the largest seals colony of the country. You’ll then continue towards the West with a few stops en route before arriving at your accommodation located in the Borgarfjörður region. 

Day 9
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Hraunfossar - Reykjavik  

Arrive Back in Reykjavik

On the final day of your Iceland tour, head to Reykjavik, but first, make a stop in the region of Reykholt to admire the beautiful waterfall of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.



You will then take the road around the Hvalfjordur fjord, the whale fjord. Take in the beautiful views on your way to Reykjavik, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Those staying longer can enjoy free time in the capital city, while those flying home today will transfer to Keflavik Airport. We wish you pleasant travels!

Day 10