A Taste of Iceland 6 day / 5 night tour

Dive into one of the world’s wildest and most wonderful places on this Iceland tour, which covers the volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls that wow every traveler. Visit Reykavic, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park, to name but a few of the wonderful experiences on this tour. Accommodation and meals and all attractions mentioned are INCLUDED in the price. 

CIE Tours is a highly reputable tour operator with over 87 years experience. Tour prices cover all entertainment and experiences, full breakfasts and most dinners: no upselling or hidden fees. Luxury, panoramic coaches with Wi-Fi, reclining seats, and air-conditioning are standard. Experienced tour guides and hand-selected accommodation. PLUS a very useful welcome pack (see below for inclusions). 

Contact us on 021 976 2047 or susan@britishtips.com 

Download PDF: British TIPS – Taste of Iceland – CIE Tours – 2020

Trip Highlights:

  • Secret Lagoon
  • LAVA Center
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

2020 price per person sharing*
Departure date
11 May R38 760
23 May R40 205
02 June R41 565
23 June R41 565
02 July R42 330
23 July R42 330
11 August R42 330
23 August R42 330
01 September R41 565
14 September R38 760

 

Subject to availability and major currency fluctuations. 


What’s included?

  • Full daily breakfast (except day 1)
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary and documents

Welcome gift:

  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

Hotels:

  • Fosshotel Reykjavik
  • Fosshotel Hekla
  • Fosshotel Nupar

ITINERARY

NOTE: All visits are weather dependent.
(B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Day 1: Reykjavik City Tour
Meet your guide at 14h00 PM. Take a Reykjavik orientation tour to discover Iceland’s capital city, set on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. Learn about Reykjavik’s settlement, history, and the natural beauty that surrounds it. You’ll be charmed by  its architecture and the beautiful brightly-coloured rooftops.

Visit the Perlan Observation Deck, which offers magnificent 360° views of Reykjavik and its surroundings—mountain,  glacier, and volcano vistas on the  horizon will  be a taste of what is to come on your journey. Stop for photos outside Hallgrímskirkja, the landmark Lutheran church that looms over the city.

Return to your centrally located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink and canapés with your group, followed by dinner  on your own.

 

Day 2:  Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon
Head out on the famed Golden Circle, starting with the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. It is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet above ground. Journey to the Secret Lagoon: smaller and more intimate than the Blue Lagoon, it’s where savvy travelers go to enjoy the Icelandic spa experience. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Enjoy a tasty lunch in the greenhouse of Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Then it’s on to the Strokkur Geysir, which erupts every 10 minutes. Stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Iceland with two separate drops and the largest falls in all of Europe in terms of water volume.

Move on to your simple but beautifully-situated rural hotel below the Hekla volcano where you’ll enjoy a delectable dinner.

(B, L, D)

Day 3: LAVA Center & Skogar Folk Museum
Begin the day with a special early opening at the LAVA Center to learn about Iceland’s volcanoes, and how their eruptions and lava flows have shaped the country over time.

Visit the Skogar Folk Museum to explore Iceland’s cultural heritage and learn about the lives of Iceland’s early settlers through an array of tools, books, and handicrafts.Visit the nearby stunning Skogafoss Waterfall, where on sunny days a double rainbow is often visible. Discover Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations along with the magical legend of its history.

Save your appetite for dinner at your hotel tonight.
(B, D)

 

Day 4: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell Wilderness Area
Travel to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a glacial lake dotted with blue and white icebergs. Marvel as you witness small icebergs flowing into the Atlantic or breaking up along the black sands of Diamond Beach. Enjoy lunch with a view of the surrounding countryside.

Spend the afternoon in Skaftafell Wilderness Area to view its enormous glaciers. Filled with natural wonders, Skaftafell also boasts a snow- capped volcano and nearby lava fields.

Return to your hotel, where you’ll dine independently this evening.
(B, L)

 

Day 5: Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon
Journey to the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where, weather permitting, the sure-footed can walk the trail that takes you behind the 60-meter falls. Travel back to Reykjavik. En route it may be possible to visit itinerary sites that might have been missed previously due to weather. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon in the city exploring some of the many charming sites on your own.

In the evening, you’ll be whisked away to the Blue Lagoon, a large man-made lake surrounded by a lava field that is also a geothermal spa. Enjoy one of the 25 wonders of the world as you share in a farewell dinner and lagoon entry with your group.
(B, D)

Day 6 Tour Ends in Reykjavik
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

 

 

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