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 Classic program: Iceland, land of volcanoes and glaciers
Day 1 • Reykjavik
Arrival at Keflavik International Airport, transfer by Flybus to Reykjavik. Hotel accommodation in central Reykjavik.
Day 2 • Golden Circle
Day dedicated to the famous “Golden Circle” which includes Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites), Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. We start in Thingvellir known for its historic and geological signiﬁcance. Thingvellir area is part of a volcanic ﬁssure zone running through Iceland and is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The next stop is Geysir geothermal area. Geysir itself is no longer active. Instead the geyser next to it, the famous Strokkur, spouts boiling water every 5 to 15 minutes which can reach 30 meters in height. Last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss waterfall, the 'golden waterfall' generated by Hvita river. We continue along the southern coast, with stops at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 • South Iceland, Katla Geopark
The journey continues along the south coast of the island, an area belonging to “Katla Geopark” which includes, among others, Katla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes. Along the way we will come to Dyrholaey promontory, the village of Vik, long stretches of black sand called Myrdalsandur and the lava ﬁelds of Eldhraun. We continue east for overnight stay. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 • Vatnajokull National Park: Skaftafell & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
The day’s journey will include a visit to Skaftafell, which is part of Vatnajokull National Park (Europe’s largest national park). Skaftafell is a green oasis surrounded by contrasting landscapes of majestic mountains, glaciers and black sands. We continue our journey and stop at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where huge icebergs, which have broken off Breidamerkurjokull glacier, ﬂoat in the lagoon. Experience the lagoon up close with a short boat tour between the ice of the lagoon, on board an amphibian boat. We continue towards the area of Hornafjordur and then onwards to the ﬁrst fjords of Iceland’s east coast. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 • North Iceland: Dettifoss waterfall and Lake Myvatn
The journey continues north, covering part of the highland interior of the island up to Modrudalur. We continue further north and, after a short dirt road, we reach Dettifoss waterfall. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The roar and strength with which the water cascades into the gorge are quite impressive. We continue towards Lake Myvatn area, an important geothermal and volcanic area. The area is characterized by many different kinds of lava formations. We will stop at the main points of interest such as Dimmuborgir's (‘Dark Fortress’) and the Namaskard solfataras, (sometimes called the Devil's Kitchen). Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 6 • Akureyri, Northwest Iceland
We continue our journey on the 'ring road'. When we reach the town of Akureyri we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the town. We continue the journey to northwest area for an overnight stay. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 • West Iceland, 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 / Departure
Transfer by Flybus from hotel to Keﬂavik International Airport.