INCLUSIONS

  • Guided Coach Tour from day 2 to day 8
  • Information meeting with your guide at the hotel on day 1
  • Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 8
  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach
  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation 6 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside
  • Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 4 two-course local-cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) with coffee/tea (Days 2,4, -7)
  • 1 Icelandic dinner buffet (Day 5)
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 4)
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. Icelandic-style refreshments (Day 6)
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (Day 7)
  • Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (Day 7)
  • Great photo stops
  • Seat rotation during the tour
  • Customer care service during office hours
  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland

Not Included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Baggage porterage at airport/hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports and hotels
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “Included”

Accommodation – OR SIMILAR 

This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally quality class hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Day 1           Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar

Day 2           Hotel Vik or similar

Day 3           Hotel Hofn or similar

Day 4           Icelandair Hotel Herad or similar

Day 5           Icelandair Hotel Myvatn or similar

Day 6           Hotel Siglo or similar

Day 7           Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar

Day 8           Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura or similar

Day 9           Departure or similar

Optional tours and activities:

You can book and pay for these tours in advance for your convenience and to ensure a spot for you on the tour. Let us know during the booking process.

Day 1, Day 8: Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor – Look for whales, dolphins and sea birds on a guided boat tour | Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours | Includes: Guided boat tour, warm overalls during tour

Day 1, Day 8, Day 9: Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon | Duration: flexible | Includes: Bathing fee, towel rental, silica mud mask, first drink of your choice Not Included: Swimsuit rental

You must also book an unguided Blue Lagoon shuttle between Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon.

Day 3: Amphibian Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon – Sail among the drifting icebergs to see them from a different angle Duration: 30 mins | Includes: Guided tour on amphibian boat

Day 3: Evening SuperJeep and Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier – Get up on a glacier and see an amazing world of ice | Duration: 3 hours | Includes: Guided SuperJeep to glacier and guided snowmobile tour on glacier (price based on 2 people per snowmobile). For snow mobiling: also includes boots, overalls, helmets, gloves | Minimum of 3 people to guarantee tour 

Day 5: Myvatn Nature Baths – Relax in an azure geothermal lagoon in a peaceful wilderness setting | Duration: Flexible time | Includes: Bathing fee and towel rental. | Not Included: Swimsuit rental

Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn – Discover Myvatn’s nature close up and get to know Iceland’s friendly horse breed | Duration: 1,5 hours | Includes: 1- hour guided riding tour, safety helmet | Minimum of 2 people to guarantee tour

Also (Added Value)

Northern lights “wake-up call” option during the night on days 2-7 (please note: available at most countryside hotels)

 


Price per person in $ CAD

Winter 2022

 

Departure Hotel Category Double Single Triple **
16 Feb, 16 Mar, 6 Apr 2022 Quality $ 3140 $ 3900 $ 3290

 

SUMMER 2022

 

Classical Motorcoach (maximum 36 participants)

Season Double Single
May 11, 25 2899 3799
Jun 15, 29 Jul 6, 18 Aug 3, 17 3499 4849
Aug 31, Sep 21 3249 4389

Reserve an empty seat next to you on the coach: +$75 per person per day

(Applies to Iceland Travel escorted tours, excluding tours with max. group size 16 people)

 

Or

Small Group Size (maximum 16 participants)

Season Double Single
Apr 20 May 4 3469 4399
Jun 8 Jul 13 Aug 8 4099 5449
Sep 14, 28 3849 4999

*Please note triple rooms / double rooms with extra bed are always upon request and Iceland Travel cannot guarantee that these rooms will be available.  Hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size when compared to hotel rooms in countries such as the USA or Canada, and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

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DAY 1 Arrival in Iceland

Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, our guide will meet you and the group for the start of the tour on Day 2 according to the standard “Iceland Complete” itinerary. Arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time. If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We would be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a wonderful way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a wonderful way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital. Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.
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DAY 2 Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches Breakfast at your hotel. Your local guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:45 (8:45am). Please be in the lobby with your luggage, ready for an enjoyable day in South Iceland! After a quick introduction to our home city of Reykjavik, head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Continue to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall” and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to the village of Vik. Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. If weather conditions are right, your guide will take you on a northern lights hunt on foot in the area outside your hotel tonight, or on one of the other evenings that you are staying in the countryside.
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DAY 3 Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe! Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers. Then view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you can enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon (make sure your camera is loaded and ready!) Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea. Dinner and overnight in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier.
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DAY 4 Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir

Narrow Fjords – Picturesque Coastline – Legendary Lake Monster Breakfast at your hotel. Get ready to enjoy some amazing views today! Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Keep your hand on your camera and keep an eye out for wild reindeer, which can sometimes be seen in the area during the winter months. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Here, you’ll visit the local Beljandi microbrewery and sample some of the beer. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small town, as well as how great beer is made. The road next brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area is also getting a name for itself for its excellent locally sourced cuisine, and you will surely enjoy some of it at dinner. Dinner and overnight in the Egilsstadir area.
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DAY 5 Lake Myvatn Area

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Volcanic Winter Wonderland Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful in its winter snows, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It’s such a surreal experience! Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. You will probably see why this area, especially during the wintertime, has been so popular for movie makers. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
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DAY 6 Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur

“Waterfall of the Gods” – Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. The name means “Dark Citadels” in Icelandic, and they certainly look as though were built by fantasy creatures. There are local legends that elves do indeed live here. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of the most important symbols of North Iceland, and the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital” of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and the black sand coastline. The day’s destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Siglufjordur is a very picturesque and easily walkable town for an evening stroll. You may even recognize some of the buildings; the town was a filming location for both seasons of the popular Icelandic thriller series Trapped. Dinner and overnight in Siglufjordur.
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DAY 7 Skagafjordur – Borgarnes

Historical Museum – Mountain Views – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait, the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. This is a part of Iceland known from the Icelandic literary work Vatnsdaela Saga. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its diverse types of scenery and its Viking history. Dinner and overnight stay in the Borgarnes area.
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Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders Breakfast at your hotel. Visit some of the beautiful natural wonders of West Iceland. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with an more brilliantly blue color. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall. Drive through the scenic and mountain lined Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world’s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Afterwards, head to Reykjavik for a last night in the colorful capital city. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.
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Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!
Accommodation – Quality Category Quality category: These are quality hotels, guesthouses, and farmhouse accommodation, all with private facilities and breakfast included. In Reykjavik: 4-star hotel. In the countryside: The most comfortable accommodation available in each area. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change. Day 1 – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura Day 2 – Icelandair Hotel Vik Day 3 – Hotel Hofn Day 4 – Icelandair Hotel Herad Day 5 – Sel-Hotel Myvatn Day 6 – Hotel Siglo Day 7- Icelandair Hotel Hamar Day 8 – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Optional (at extra cost)

  • Airport Direct with Hotel Connection
  • Private airport transfer
  • Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Hunt
  • Northern Lights Boat Tour
  • Northern Lights & Stargazing
  • Northern Lights Hunt – Super Jeep Tour
  • Airport transfer: Arrival or Departure via Blue Lagoon
  • Northern Lights & Stargazing
  • Northern Lights Boat Tour
  • Private airport transfer
  • Airport Direct Premium
  • Airport Direct with Hotel Connection
  • Airport transfer: Arrival or Departure via Blue Lagoon

Iceland Complete

Come join us on our best-selling Ring Road tour! You’ll visit all the main attractions of the legendary Ring Road. You’ll find this classic circle tour provides the perfect mix of culture, nature and great value.

Day 1: Arrival

Please note: If you have added extra nights in Reykjavík before your tour, the guide will meet your group on the evening of Day 1 according to the standard “Iceland Complete” itinerary. If you cannot make the information meeting on Day 1 you will meet your guide on Day 2 in the lobby of your hotel in the morning. Please check the “Services“ section in your travel documents to see how to meet your guide at the start of the tour. Arrival at the Keflavik airport. Transfers to Reykjavik are not included in the tour. We would be happy to arrange shared or private transfers for you, so let us know at booking time. If you are arriving earlier in the day, you might consider adding a day tour. We’d be happy to make suggestions based on your interests. One of our favorite activities after a long flight is to visit one of the neighborhood geothermal pools. It is so refreshing to relax in the warm water, breathing in the fresh Icelandic air. It’s a great way to get to see Icelandic daily life and maybe meet a few locals. It’s also nice to take a stroll in the old city center, perhaps visiting one of the museums or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital. Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are not able to check in early.

Day 2: Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:45am (Please be in the lobby with your luggage, ready for a great day in South Iceland!. After a quick introduction to our home city of Reykjavik, head to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi and then on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to Vik, Iceland’s southern-most town. Dinner and overnight in the Vik area. *Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.

Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. You’ll also see Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you’ll enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Make sure that camera is charged and ready! Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea. Your overnight is in Hofn, a fishing port in the shadow of Vatnajokull glacier. Dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try some for yourself!

Day 4: Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Local Microbrewery Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We’re sure you’ll love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small town, as well as see how great beer is made. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area also has an excellent reputation for locally sourced cuisine, and you’ll enjoy some of it at dinner. Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn Area

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Wonderland Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, desolate and yet hauntingly beautiful, as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. We often feel like we are visiting another planet when we come here, and you may the same way. It’s such a surreal experience! Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa salmon river. You will probably see why this area has become so popular for film producers. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.

Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri – Siglufjordur

“Waterfall of the Gods” – Turf-roofed Folk Museum – The Beautiful Troll Peninsula Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir.The name means “Dark Citadels“ in Icelandic, and they certainly look as if they were built by fantasy creatures. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit. After leaving Myvatn your group will visit magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of the most important symbols of North Iceland. You’ll also peek into the past with a visit to the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. Afterwards, you’ll see Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, you’ll continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and its black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur town, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. You may even recognize some of the buildings; the town was a filming location for the popular Icelandic thriller series Trapped. The town is actually a relaxing and friendly place, and it’s lovely to spend an evening soaking in the hot tubs of your hotel while enjoying the scenic fjord views. Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.

Day 7: Skagafjordur – Borgarnes

Historical Museum – Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Unique Viking Horse Demonstration Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. The museum will transport you back to that exciting time. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. This is a part of Iceland known mentioned in the ancient Viking tale, Vatnsdaela Saga. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau taking you into West Iceland. Drive through Borgarfjordur, a region that has been getting international recognition for its diverse types of scenery and its Viking history. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.

Day 8: Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik

Europe’s Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) Breakfast at your hotel. Visit some of the beautiful natural wonders of Borgarfjordur. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, where brightly blue water rushes through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliantly blue colors. There is an interesting and poignant legend associated with this waterfall. Drive through the scenic and mountain lined Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. You will have the unusual experience of walking between two continents! Afterwards, head to Reykjavik for a last night in the colorful capital city, where your guide bids you farewell. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.

Day 9: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice

Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport for your departure flight. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!