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The Best of South Iceland Escorted Tour

  • 7 Days South
  • Choice of accommodation
  • Free time for optional sight-seeing
  • The best way to be shown South Iceland's Best!
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Our Prices include taxes, fuel charges and a number of “extras”.
See the details under Prices.

Here's the Daily Itinerary:


Friday, Day 0:
Leave N America on an Icelandair flight


Saturday, Day 1:
Welcome to Iceland

Early arrival in Iceland. You’ll take the flybus to your hotel in Reykjavik, and have the day to explore. Lots of great places to eat, enjoy, relax.)

Sunday, Day 2:
JÓRSÁRDALUR, Waterfalls, Viking Farm Ruins
You'll head a bit inland today, through lava-shaped landscape near the famous volcano Hekla. Traveling past farms and hills, you'll go to Hjálparfoss waterfall, and the Viking farm ruins of Stöng and hike through a lush rift zone to the waterfall Gjáin that appears like an oasis in this moon landscape.

Monday Day 3:
South Shore - Bird Cliffs, Lava Beaches, Visiting a Glacier
Lots to take in — visit the glaciers, waterfalls, bird cliffs and lava beaches of South Iceland. You will have free time for an optional glacier walk or visit Skogar together with the guide.
Tour option: Glacial trek: if you’ve ever wanted to really experience a glacier, well, today’s the day. There’s an option for a 3 hour trek across the glacier Solheimajokul, with good guides, and all necessary equipment. Don’t miss this! $65

Tuesday, Day 4:
Westman Islands= Millions of Puffins Nest here Seasonally
Head offshore with a ferry trip to the volcanic Westman Islands. Here you can explore the village of Heimaey by foot, see lava from recent eruptions, perhaps see some of the millions of puffins that
spend the summer here.

Wednesday, Day 5:
Free day or Vatnajokull National Park option
There are hiking and riding options nearby and other tours as well or you can join your guide for a trip to the southern part of Vatnajokull National Park.
Tour Option: Travel through Southern Iceland, across the glacial sands and outwash plain to Vatnajokull glacier. This is Europe’s largest glacier, and there are lots of interesting activities. You can hike to where to the basalt Svartifoss waterfall, travel alongside Iceland’s highest mountains and to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with its floating icebergs. 12 hours $190. Add about $35 for boat ride.

Thursday, Day 6:
Golden Circle -Major Visitor Sites; Well Worth a Visit
Heading west, you'll take in the trio of wonders known as the Golden Circle the original boiling water spout, Geysir, the double falls of Gullfoss and the historical and geological sights of Thingvellir National Park

Friday, Day 7:
Reykjanes, Blue Lagoon with its Spa, Reykjavik
Lots to take in on this last day as you travel from South Iceland back to the capital. There' hot springs, impressive bird cliffs, a walk across the bridge between two continents, and lighthouses. There's also an optional visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon and a city tour of Reykjavík.
Tour option: Blue Lagoon – Iceland’s iconic hot water spot, it’s a natural combo of hot mineral water and cold sea water . All natural if a bit tamed with comfy changing rooms, massages, and a nice café and great restaurant. $60 for adults.

Saturday Day 8:
Time to say good bye ...
You'll have the morning to sleep, shop, swim, explore and then head back to Keflavik Airport for your flight home. It's hard to imagine that many others on your plane will have been able to see and experience as much as your Best of Iceland!

More or Less
In addition to the guided options offered on days 3, 5 and 7 there are a nice array of short options that will be available for group members as they pass by. These are less involved than the guided options, but will add a lot to your enjoyment of the tour. We list a few options on the days they are available. Prices are approximate – but you’ll be able to pay on the spot.

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If you like this itinerary but don't want to do it as a coach tour, don't go away! We can lay out a custom driving tour that will include most of these activities (and perhaps even more)

Important: Good hiking boots, warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hat, gloves and a towel are needed for this trip - we'll provide a gear list. All necessary specialized equipment for activities is provided.

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Best of Iceland
Prices and Dates for 2016

The Best of Iceland is also available as a 14 day 13 night complete package with both North and South Iceland.Also available is an 8 day /7 night Best of North Iceland. Either option is good -- but of course the Complete package is the Best of the Best!

The's a choice of accommodations on the tour, and your pre and post night sin Reykjavik will be at a similar kind of accommodations

The Best of South Iceland tours run 5 times in the summer of 2015

These dates include travel days in addition to the tour -- we can arrange for an earlier arrival or later departure and give a lot of choices if you want to stretch your time exploring Iceland.


There are lot of choces here. Call us if you need any guidance.
Best of South Iceland has many departures!!!
Toll Free (888) 686-6784
Dates

Leave N America Return to N America
Fri June 17 Sat Jun 25
Fri July 1 Sat July 9
Fri July 15 Sat July 23
Fri July 29 Sat Aug 6
Fri Aug 12 Sat Aug 20
Fri Aug 19 Sat Aug 27
Fri Aug 26 Sat Sept 3
Fri Sept 2 Sat Sept 10
Fri Sept 9 Sat Sept 17
Fri Sept 16 Sat Sept 24

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Ptices and Accommodations

3 Star option for South is in comfortable rooms with TV, phone, and private bath, there are swimming pools and hot tubs nearby, some good restaurants as well as hiking, and riding. The hotel is in the small town of Hella 3 star hotel $2,796

4 Star Option for South is in the Hotel Ranga. Lovely rooms, nice amenities, TV, Telephone, WiFi, hairdryer, minibar and plenty of extras. Excellent restaurants, good service and all the comfort you need.4 star $3,830

*Finer Print: Price includes international airfare from the US east coast*, airport transfers and any pre and post tour accommodations needed. The tour itself includes 7 nights in double rooms with breakfast in a choice of hotels, lots of guided touring, as well as some optional tours, some which can be pre booked while others are bookable during the tour.
*Not included are Travel Insurance, lunch – a stop will be made to purchase this every day. Dinners: not included but both towns offer an array of al a carte options, optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
Finest print. Please note that our tour prices are subject to revision until you book your tour by making a deposit.
Our contract rates for air aren’t always available as we get close to travel dates. While we make every effort to keep prices on our webpages and their PDFs up to the minute, things can change quickly. We welcome phone calls or email about prices and any other details.

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