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Ultimate Iceland

10 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

You'll discover the stunning scenery of this country and the warmth of the Icelanders on this Country Explorer trip.

"A must for everyone's bucket list"

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Roam through desolate landscapes and past natural wonders, following in the footsteps of Vikings - from Reykjavik to the largest lava mass to have flowed on the face of the earth.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: ULIC

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Reykjavik

        • VISIT the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

        • VIEW Námaskarð pass, lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the Godafoss waterfall

        • SEE Eldhraun lava field, Vatnajökull glacier, Eastern fjords and Lake Myvatn


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Ultimate Iceland

      Your Itinerary

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      Reykjavik, Iceland

      Day 1

      Arrive Reykjavik

      Vik, Iceland

      Day 2

      Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geyser area – Vík area

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      Day 3

      Vík area – Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón – Höfn

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      Höfn – Eastern fjords – Lake Lagarfljot

      Akureyri, Iceland

      Day 5

      Lake Lagarfljot – Dettifoss – Lake Myvatn – Akureyri (2 Nights)

      Siglufjordur, Iceland

      Day 6

      Akureyri – Siglufjördur Excursion

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      Day 7

      Akureyri – Borgarnes

      Reykjavik, Iceland

      Day 8

      Borgarnes – Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Reykjavik (2 Nights)

      Blue Lagoon, Iceland

      Day 9

      Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Visit and Bathe

      Reykjavik, Iceland

      Day 10

      Depart Reykjavik

      Day 1

      Arrive Reykjavik Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

      Delve into a mythical land forged by fire and ice. Our epic journey through lush lava fields and the windswept landscapes of Iceland begins in the quirky capital of Reykjavik. Spend time exploring Iceland's Viking heritage and admire the beautiful natural backdrop, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Grand Reykjavik

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Grand Reykjavik

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geyser area – Vík area Day 2 - Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geyser area – Vík area

      We leave the capital, journeying through Iceland's volcanic landscapes to Thingvellir National Park, where we will see first-hand how the movements of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have carved into the earth's crust. Visit the world-famous hot spring area of Geyser and see Strokkur shoot a spectacular plume of water and steam high into the air. Our next stop is the 'Golden Waterfall' of Gullfoss, saved at the turn of the last century by the tenacity of a farmer's daughter who threatened to throw herself into its depths if it was developed for hydroelectric power. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before arriving in the Vík area for dinner.

      Hotel

      Katla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Katla

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Vík area – Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón – Höfn Day 3 - Vík area – Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón – Höfn

      This morning, we cross the vast expanse of Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching Skaftafell National Park. See the largest glacier in Iceland, the Vatnajökull, before continuing to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, for magnificent views of the ice cap and drifting icebergs that melt into obscurity in the lake's waters. This afternoon, 'Dive Into Culture' at the Thorbergur Centre, where you'll learn about one of Iceland's most famous 20th-century writers over cake, and coffee or tea. Later, we travel to Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland.

      Hotel

      Höfn Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Höfn Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Glacier Lagoon Experience

      During this exciting boat trip on the lagoon, we'll sail among huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón. We'll also taste the 1000-year-old ice and, if we're lucky, might even see some seals!

      Adult Price: kr.5700.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Höfn – Eastern fjords – Lake Lagarfljot Day 4 - Höfn – Eastern fjords – Lake Lagarfljot

      The mystical landscapes of Almannaskard Pass provide a spectacular backdrop for our leisurely journey along the majestic southern coast of Iceland. We continue to the East Fjords with their towering mountains that plunge dramatically into the Norwegian Sea. Tonight, we stay on the shores of Lake Lagarfljot, in Iceland's biggest forest.

      Hotel

      Hallormsstadur

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Hallormsstadur

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Petra's Stones

      Join us on a visit to Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection, formerly this local legend's home and now a museum. Petra amassed a rich collection of rocks and minerals during her lifetime in this active volcanic region. Admire her unique collection wandering the beautiful landscaped gardens and displays in the museum.

      Adult Price: kr.1500.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lake Lagarfljot – Dettifoss – Lake Myvatn – Akureyri (2 Nights) Day 5 - Lake Lagarfljot – Dettifoss – Lake Myvatn – Akureyri (2 Nights)

      Explore the vast moonscape of Mödrudalsöræfi, a highland desert plateau which astronauts once used as a practice ground for their voyage to the moon. Then journey to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, before continuing towards Námaskard Pass with its colourful bubbling mud pools. See the natural beauty of Lake Myvatn and the twisted Dimmuborgir rock pillars, chimneys and towers that rise from the surrounding lava landscape. We journey north to the bustling port of Akureyri with its fine timber buildings beautifully restored to their original glory, stopping en route at Godafoss Waterfall.

      Hotel

      Kea

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Kea

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Akureyri – Siglufjördur Excursion Day 6 - Akureyri – Siglufjördur Excursion

      Spend the day in the fishing town of Siglufjördur, nestled within a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland's steep northern mountains. Explore the town at your leisure or consider a whale watching excursion for a chance to see these majestic creatures up close. Amble along the harbour lined with colourful façades or visit one of the local art galleries before returning to Akureyri in the afternoon for some time at leisure. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Whale Watching

      Enjoy a boat tour that will take you on a search for majestic whales through stunning landscapes and beautiful coastlines. The frequency of sightings makes this the perfect day excursion for travelers in North Iceland.

      Adult Price: kr.10990.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Herring Era Museum Visit

      Visit Iceland‘s largest maritime museum, formerly an old salting station which was abandoned after the collapse of the herring stock in 1969. Siglufjordur was once the center of the herring fisheries in Iceland, and the herring played a very large role in the nations economy and industry, providing as much as 44% of the nations export income during some years.

      Adult Price: kr.1800.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Akureyri – Borgarnes Day 7 - Akureyri – Borgarnes

      Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjördur, renowned for its horse breeding traditions. Here, we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch on a local horse farm. Learn about the unique Icelandic horse breed and watch a short riding demonstration, before journeying to Borgarnes, our home for the night.

      Hotel

      B59

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      B59

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Borgarnes – Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Reykjavik (2 Nights) Day 8 - Borgarnes – Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Reykjavik (2 Nights)

      Connect with the geological wonders of Snæfellsnes and admire its lava fields, volcanoes, glacier, springs, beautifully formed rock, and yellow and black sand beaches. The main attraction is Snæfellsjökull glacier, a beautifully shaped stratovolcano at the very end of the peninsula. The glacier is also known as the location for Jules Verne's novel 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. This afternoon, complete your circuit around Iceland as you arrive back in Reykjavik.

      Hotel

      Grand Reykjavik

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Reykjavik

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Visit and Bathe Day 9 - Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Visit and Bathe

      Explore the small capital city of Reykjavik on a sightseeing tour this morning. See all the city's major attractions including the Parliament, the harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall, and see the city's main landmark, the Hallgrímskirkja Church perched at the top of a hill in the heart of the city. 'Dive Into Culture' at the world-famous Blue Lagoon (please remember to pack your swimwear) - its steaming turquoise waters are said to have healing powers. This evening we reminisce over the myths and legends we've encountered along the way, during a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Reykjavik Day 10 - Depart Reykjavik

      For now it's time to say a fond farewell to Iceland after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Reykjavik airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Visit a local horse farm where you'll learn about the pure Icelandic breed, visit the stables and enjoy a traditional homemade Be My Guest lunch. (Day 7)

      • Dive into Culture
        Learn about the legacy of the famous Icelandic writer Thorbergur Thordarson over coffee and cake. (Day 3)
        Bathe in the warm waters of the geothermal Blue Lagoon. (Day 9)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Reykjavik

        • VISIT the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

        • VIEW Námaskarð pass, lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the Godafoss waterfall

        • SEE Eldhraun lava field, Vatnajökull glacier, Eastern fjords and Lake Myvatn


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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