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Iceland Summer Adventure tour

Iceland Summer Adventure

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
8 days
From: $ 3,399 $ 425 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Have Reykavik city Sightseeing
  • Dramatic Eyjafjallajokull (Volcano)
  • Amazing Spectacular Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss (Waterfalls)
  • See the beautiful Westman Islands
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park
  • Gesyir (Hot spring)
  • Gulfoss (Waterfall)
  • Experience – the world-famous Blue Lagoon

Short Description

Visit Iceland and experience the nature beauty and also visit Skaftafell National Park. Enjoy the Reykjavik City Tour. Have a chance to visit Thingvellir National Park. Have a great trip with SmarTours.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Reykjavik
End City Reykjavik

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your journey to Iceland begins with a non-stop overnight flight from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland on Icelandair.

Day 2: Arrive in Reykjavik/Welcome Breakfast/Reykjavik City Tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Klettur or Fosshotel Baron

An early morning arrival in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital that is known for its creative soul and eye-popping design. With a population of around 120,000, Reykjavik is one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to a local museum displaying the Viking Ship Icelander (Islendingur), where you will enjoy the exhibition and breakfast. During breakfast, you’ll also receive an orientation briefing and get introduced to your group. Following breakfast, you’ll head straight to the capital for your panoramic Reykjavik city tour and take in the city’s major attractions. Highlights include the old town, the Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbor, the national museum, the Laugadalur swimming pool, the Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum, the Pearl, the Hofdi House, and the city’s main landmark, the Hallgrimskirkja. Then, transfer to your centrally located hotel to check in and enjoy the afternoon / early evening at leisure.

Day 3: Reykjavik/Optional Snæfellsnes Peninsula Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up in Iceland’s capital city and enjoy a buffet breakfast at your centrally-located hotel. You can enjoy a day at leisure for independent sightseeing in or around Reykjavik, or perhaps you’ll join the optional Snaefellsnes Peninsula excursion. Experience spectacular fjords, majestic volcanic peaks, beautiful golden beaches, and more on this full day adventure to the western most tip of Iceland.

Day 4: Reykjavik/Eyjafjallajokull/Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls/Black Sand Beaches/Vik.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Dyrholaey (Superior Rooms)

After breakfast, begin your journey through the stunning landscapes of Iceland’s south coast. This is the land of Njal’s Saga, a region of breathtaking scenery and legendary stories. During your guided excursion, you’ll encounter the wonderful variety of the south: from the wide plains formed by glacial rivers to the towering (and infamous) strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull to the dramatic sea cliffs of Dyrholaey to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Arrive at your countryside hotel in the beautiful village of Vik, where you’ll check in and then enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.

Day 5: Skaftafell National Park/Vatnajokull.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, drive from Kirkjubaejarklauster over the Skeioararsandur plains to Skaftafell national park (Europe’s largest national park), featuring the dominant and beautiful Vatnajokull glacier (Europe’s largest glacier). You’ll pass through several outlet glaciers on your way to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where huge icebergs float magically through the water. Return to your countryside hotel this evening with pictures and memories to last a lifetime, and enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Westman Islands/Selfoss.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Selfoss

The spectacular beauty of the Westman Islands has to be seen to be believed. This day tour is your chance to experience the stunning landscapes, dramatic volcanic history and rich bird life (including puffins) of this remote island paradise. After taking the ferry to this magnificent island, your experience will include a sightseeing tour of Heimaey (the only inhabited island), and the site of the great eruption of 1973 that almost destroyed it. The eruption left the town dramatically changed and formed the Eldfell crater. The island is also one of the best places in the world to see puffins and other bird life (from May until mid August). Later, return to the mainland and drive to Selfoss, the largest residential town in South Iceland with a population of 6,512. Check into your hotel and enjoy an included dinner this evening.

Day 7: Gulfoss/Geysir/Thingvellir National Park.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Following breakfast this morning, depart Selfoss for a journey through some of Iceland’s most spectacular and noteworthy sights. Your first highlight of the day is Thingvellir National Park, where the ancient Viking parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Here, you can also witness the geological phenomenon of tectonic plates coming apart. Onwards to Laugarvatn Fontana, where you’ll experience a geothermal bakery firsthand and dig up (and then eat) bread that has been cooked underground by the warmth of the earth. Continue to the hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, a magical shot spring that spouts every few minutes. Get your cameras ready for an exciting show! Last but not least, visit Gulfoss (translated as “Golden Falls”), Iceland’s most famous and impressive waterfall featuring a spectacular double cascade. Later, return to your hotel in Selfoss for an included dinner this evening.

Day 8: Selfoss/Hverageroi/Blue Lagoon/Reykjavik.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Fron

Depart Selfoss for the village of Hverageroi, often known as the “flower village,” one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area. You’ll continue to Strandarkirkja, a church believed to have a special power to provide good luck, and then along the coast towards the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes, an area with several dormant volcanoes and lavafields. to one of the highlights of the Iceland experience – the world-famous Blue Lagoon. This amazing natural spa is based around the unique properties of the geothermal seawater in the lagoon. The geothermal water originates 2,000 meters below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. The water has a unique composition of three active ingredients — Silica, Algae and Minerals — and the blue color comes from the Silica and the way it reflects sunlight. You can enjoy a drink while you relax in the lagoon, position yourself under the waterfall, apply a Silica mud mask, or simply enjoy the healing powers of the Blue Lagoon. After your geothermal experience, you’ll return to Reykjavik, check into your hotel, and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 9: Reykavik/Farewell Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure in Reykjavik. Perhaps you’ll explore the breathtaking Harpa Concert Hall, winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, or visit the National Museum of Iceland. Alternatively, you may wish to participate in an optional panorama ATV/quad bike adventure, a true mountain safari between moss-covered lava and black sands. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group at a local Reykjavik restaurant.

Day 10: Reykavik/USA.

Meals: Breakfast

A morning at leisure before checking out of your hotel and heading to the airport for your return flight to the USA.

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Price Per Day: $ 425 per day
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement: $ 699

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As this was our first organized/group tour I didn’t know what to expect

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As this was our first organized/group tour I didn’t know what to expect. We booked our airfare independently as wanted to visit Dubai prior to the start of the tour. Upon arrival in Cairo at the Marriott Cairo a day before the tour started, our room was assigned already and the check in process was seamless. We had a welcome dinner the next day and met up with our group of 16 people and our exceptional Egyptologist & tour guide, Mrs. Enas Hassan. I cannot say enough about the knowledge, courtesy, patience and professionalism of Enas. This tour would have not been the same without her. I believe this in-depth tour was a fantastic way to visit Egypt. We were a bit apprehensive about travel to Egypt but now freshly back in the states, I have absolutely no qualms that we made this trip of a lifetime. After researching several aspects of travel to this region, I discovered that crime in a Egypt is less than half of a percent compared to crime in the USA which is 12%. Everyone we encountered was genuinely friendly and accommodating. Vendors at the markets & bazaars will approach you for a sale but not at all intimidating or threatening. Be ready to bargain with them as you would expect. Such a great feeling to get a good deal on souvenirs and priceless goods. The itinerary was comprehensive and learned so much further than that from lessons learned earlier in life. There was an equal amount of discovery and education compared to some needed downtime. As a gay married couple, we were a bit apprehensive about this tour as uncertain about visiting the a Middle East but the apprehension quickly subsided once we met our fellow travelers within our group and our trustworthy guide, Enas. We are ages 47 and 53 and we were the youngest within our group with the exception of a 24 year old daughter of other group attendees that happen to also be from Central Florida. I think our only negative feedback would be that we would have liked additional “free time” at each location but as the ages of our fellow travelers were greater than our own, they did not have the stamina to do more which is understandable, I suppose. We also had a couple that did not seem to be satisfied with accommodations, food, activity, etc. This was somewhat discerning as everyone else in the group was having a fantastic time and their energy was unnerving. When visiting a foreign country, you cannot expect things to be the same as in the USA. You need to have an open mind and experience a culture that is different than your own. I have gained so much valuable insight into the culture, history, incredible & unbelievable sights we were afforded to see on this amazing adventure. This trip, again, would not have been the same without the exceptional guidance of Enas Hassan, please request her for a truly Egyptian experience that you will never forget.
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It was excellent. Our Tour Director & Egyptologist Mohamed Atef was one of the best that I have seen in my 40 years of worldwide travels. He was very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. What set him apart was that he and his team took personal interest in the needs and welfare of every tour member. The hotels accommodations, Nile river boat Movenpick MS Royal Lily, local tour Buses and the meals were all wonderful. Their logistics management, baggage handling, room check-ins, meals and transfers to and from the airport were impeccable. Each and every historical site and the museums that we visited was beyond fabulous. The sites, statues are magnificent and the colors inside the Tombs are still vibrant after 4700 plus years. The Egyptian people are are quite friendly and very welcoming. One does run into vendors trying to sell you the local papyrus, books and clothing artifacts at these sites. But we recognized that this is their livelihood and were not bothered by it. We were very fortunate to have such a nice and fun group. Everyone had become friendly during the tour. The farewell dinner ended on a festive note with birthday celebrations for a couple of people in the group. I highly recommend this tour.
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tour was outstanding

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tour was outstanding. our egyptian tourguide /egytologist achmet meligie was the highlight of the tour- outstanding in every- made the tour for me, really. keep him on staff!!! pace and tours were excellent and the extra side excursions were necessary and excellent. food ,hotels, bus, and selected shops were top notch-- will book with smart tours very soon best steven moberg
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We love it!

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We've just returned from the Splendors of Egypt 10 days tour. We love it! Arrangements and logistics were set up and managed to the highest quality standards. Hotels, transportation, cruise, meals, luggage handling - everything was excellent. However, the top highlight of the tour was our Tour Director - Noha Ouf. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion made our experience unique. Her pride of Egyptian history and culture and the way she was delivering information excited us a lot. SmarTours is lucky to have Noha! We recommend this tour, in general, to those who is interested in exploring Egypt and to learn about its long history and rich heritage and, specifically, choosing smarTours for its organization and care. And, if you decide to go, request Noha - it will add value for the money paid!
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Trip was excellent

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Trip was excellent with the exception of having to be on a flight to Aswan after arriving in Cairo requiring we all get up at 2:30 a.m. creating a major sleep deficit right off the bat. Following that we had to fly to Abu Simbel making for a very long day. We had several people become ill with diarrhea and being dehydrated and I wonder if lack of sleep might have contributed to this condition. I did not but my partner did being up all night and suffering the following day. To repeat Tour Guide Dina Talaat was terrific! Don't know how you provide such a quality trip for so little money. Great value!
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We felt very fortunate to be exposed to this exotic land!

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We saw Egypt through the enthusiasm and the eagerness of sharing the cultural wealth of Egypt by our tour guides Dina and Mohammad. They were courteous, always smiling and knew their subject matter well. Dina was prompt, knew her motherland, and well organized. Mohammad was always with a smile on his face, remembered our names the first day we met, made sure we checked in and out of the hotel and at the airport OK. The security guards were quiet and secluded but I always saw them out of the corner of my eyes at every excursion we took. It had been a wonderful journey for us. We felt very fortunate to be exposed to this exotic land! Shokran!
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Optional Activities

Wonders of snaefellsnes excursion: Day 7 from approx. $195, per person, transfers included

Panorama atv/quad tour: Day 7 from approx. $140, per person, transfers included

Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

  • Round-trip, non-stop flight on Icelandair from New York (add $100 from Seattle)*

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

  • Reykjavik: Hotel Klettur
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron
  • Reykjavik: Hotel Fron
  • Vik: Hotel Dyrholaey (Superior Rooms)
  • Selfoss: Hotel Selfoss

Cancellation policy

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance. Insurance premium is non-refundable and cannot be transferred from one departure to another in the event of a reservation change.

Additional Information

* Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on the flight. You may purchase a meal on the flight, or eat dinner prior to departure. Also, as the flight is only 5 hours, try to sleep as much as possible on the flight as to avoid jet lag.

Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges, baggage
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours, beverages, other items and expenses of personal nature

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners

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