CLASSIC GROUP TOURS
Our classic group programs allow the traveller to visit most of Iceland‘s main attractions while enjoying the support and security of escorted group travel. The tours range from classic coach tours to more adventurous tours that require 4x4 vehicles to access the highland tracks of Iceland. Our classic programs are designed to suit a range of ages and interests.
The classic programs give our tour managers enough flexibility to go off-script when he or she sees a unique opportunity along the way but at the same time delivering a program full of highlights from the main tourist trail.
Sample: 8-day adventure program: Iceland Discovery on 4x4
A dynamic and adventurous program for those who want to go beyond the main tourist attractions, to discover Iceland off the beaten path.
This program has an intense pace and is ideal for experienced travellers and those young at heart. You will discover waterfalls, geothermal areas, national parks, volcanoes and the exciting tracks of Iceland’s interior highlands. An itinerary that reaches outside the "classic" Icelandic tourist circuit, aboard a 4x4 coach equipped for dirt roads.
Day 1 • Reykjavik
Arrival at Keflavik International Airport, transfer by Flybus to Reykjavik. Hotel accommodation in Reykjavik city centre.
Day 2 • Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss
Today is dedicated to the famous "Golden Circle", one of the most popular tourist routes in Iceland. Visit to Thingvellir national park (UNESCO World Heritage List), site of the ancient Icelandic Parliament, which is situated on the boundaries of the North American and European tectonic plates. The next stop is Geysir geothermal area, where a short path passes between the openings of the different geysers, the most famous being Strokkur whose jet of hot water can reach 30 meters in height, with a regular frequency of about every 10 minutes. The last stop on the Golden Circle is the Gullfoss waterfall, the 'golden waterfall' generated by the Hvita river which. Continue along the south coast, with stops at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 • Landmannalaugar
The day is dedicated to the discovery of the mountainous region located between the Hekla volcano and the western reaches of Vatnajokull. The landscape on our way is characterized by the colourful rhyolite mountains. Driving along the wonderful Domadalur valley, we reach the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar, and stop for a moment of relaxation in nature. We continue along the Fjallabak, an exciting route characterized by numerous fords and breath-taking views. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 • Vatnajokull National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
The Vatnajokull National Park, established in 2008 and including the older parks in Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur, extends over 12,000 square kilometers making it the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajokull glacier will accompany us in the background throughout the day. We will visit the features of the national park accessible in the south, Skaftafell Park and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Skaftafell, is a beautiful wilderness area with stunning glacial views. We then proceed to the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the icebergs that have calved from the glacier edge and float through the lagoon. We go on a short navigation through the ice of the lagoon, aboard an amphibious boat. We then continue to the Eastfjords. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
Day 5 • Askja
Departure for the busiest day of the journey. We travel through the interior desert on more than two hundred kilometers of inaccessible, sandy tracks. This is one of the most remote regions of Europe, where weather conditions can change a lot quickly. After facing the excitement of passing some fords, we reach the Drekagil canyon followed by a short visit to the Askja area, a huge caldera located in central Iceland. We finally return to civilization, abandoning the desert tracks to reach the area of Lake Myvatn. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay
NB: The day's program is subject to weather conditions and may be subject to variations in timing and contents.
Day 6 • Lake Myvatn, Akureyri
In the morning we explore Lake Myvatn, an area known for its various interesting geological features. Continue towards Akureyri, with a brief stop to visit Godafoss (‘the waterfall of the Gods’). Panoramic tour of Akureyri. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 • Nordurland / Reykjavik
Today we return to the capital, Reykjavik. Arrival in the afternoon, short scenic coach tour of the city’s main attractions. Free time in the afternoon for individual activities. Hotel accommodation in Reykjavik city centre.
Day 8 • Reykjavik
Breakfast. Transfer by Flybus to Keflavik International Airport.