Classic Iceland By World Journeys
10 Days / 9 Nights from $4,500 Price Per Person
Sales from April 24, 2023 to December 31, 2023
**Day 1: Reykjavik**
Arrive into Reykjavik and make your own way to the hotel.
**Day 2: Reykjavik > Hveragerdi**
Meet your guide and take a short tour of Reykjavik before heading to Thingvellir National Park, the ‘Golden Waterfall’ of Gullfoss and the geothermal area containing the Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Visit a family farm where tomatoes are grown using organic thermal energy.
**Day 3: Hveragerdi > Vik**
Explore Thjorsardalur valley and visit the Viking-age longhouse replica at Stong. Pass waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and the village of Vik.
**Day 4: Vik > Hofn**
Visit the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park – the largest in Western Europe. See the birthplace of icebergs at the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon before ending the day in the Hofn area.
**Day 5: Hofn > East Fjords > Egilsstadir**
Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass. Stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the magnificent East Fjords and visit a local microbrewery.
**Day 6: Egilsstadir > Myvatn **
Head to the Lake Myvatn area with stops at Modrudalsoraefi, Dettifoss (Europe’s most powerful waterfall), and the vibrant colours and boiling mud pools of Namaskard pass. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir and a cave with underground hot springs.
**Day 7: Myvatn > Akureyri > Siglufjordur > Skagafjordur**
Start the day at the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, then head to Akureyri, full of beautifully preserved historical buildings. Continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula to Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. Finish the day in Skagafjordur, a scenic region full of historical sites and folk tales.
**Day 8: Skagafjordur > Borgarnes **
The Skagafjordur area is one of the country’s finest places for horse breeding. After an introduction to the unique Icelandic horses, cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur, stopping at the mighty hot spring area of Deildartunguhver and the beautiful bright blue Hraunfossar waterfalls.
**Day 9: Borgarnes > Snaefellsnes > Reykjavik**
Explore the ever-changing beauty of Snaesfellnes Peninsula. See the famous mountain Kirkjufell, walk along the unique pebbled seascape of Djupalonssandur beach, and observe the magnificent columnar basalt rock formations at Arnarstapi. Your guide will bid you farewell upon your return to Reykjavik this afternoon.
**Day 10: Reykjavik**
Make your own way to the airport for your onward flight.
• Guided group tour with English speaking local guide
• 7 nights’ accommodation in countryside hotels
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
• 9 breakfasts and 6 dinners
• Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated
• Visits to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse and Stong Viking-age longhouse
• Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik
• Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum
• Horse show in Skagafjordur
Terms and Conditions
• Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, mid-May to late JuneNot Included:
- Flights or airline taxes
- Airport transfer
- Early check-in/Late check-out fees