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A Summer Journey Through Iceland Tour

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 11181

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • See Iceland like never before with state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Iceland's most awe-inspiring and picturesque landscapes and destinations at FlyOver Iceland.
  • Sailing around the bay to search for the area's underwater residents while in the whale watching capital of Northern Europe.
  • Explore the exceptional geological beauty of Snaefellsnes' craters, lava fields, hidden coves and bizarre rock formations.
  • Walk along the famous Reynisfjara beach, widely considered to be the most beautiful examples of Iceland's black sand beaches.
  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal waters and enjoy a refreshment from the in-water bar while relaxing with a mineral face mask.
  • Visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall.
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Tour Overview

While winters in Iceland bring long, frigid evenings lit up by the dazzling northern lights, Icelandic summers give us warm evenings with long days of sunshine and endless activities around the island. A Summer Journey Through Iceland Tour takes travelers to the must-see summer sites of Iceland that are less accessible in winter while taking advantage of the long days, warmer weather, and colorfully lush landscape.

Starting in the capital city of Reykjavik, visitors will see Iceland from a unique vantage point through state-of-the-art virtual technology at the FlyOver Iceland Experience. After the exhilarating 4D experience, the tour takes travelers to the downtown Reykjavik Harbor to depart on a fun whale watching tour.

After admiring the whales, dolphins, and seabirds of Iceland, the tour continues to Snaefellsnes Peninsula to take in views of The 700,000-year-old glacier-capped volcano, Snaefellsjokull. Afterward, travelers will continue on the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland, the Golden Circle, to visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall.

On the final days of the journey, the tour will take travelers through the south coast to witness the vast black lava beaches, majestic waterfalls, rugged rock formations, and puffins in their natural habitat. The tour ends with a visit to the Reykjanes peninsula to see the region’s hot springs, tectonic rifts, volcanic craters, and moon-like landscapes before soaking in the mineral-rich geothermal spa of Blue Lagoon.

 

Note:

This tour operates best during Iceland’s winter months from November to March when consistent cold weather can ensure the best glacier cave experience.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$11181 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$22365 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Iceland

Overnight International Flight to Keflavik, Iceland.

Overnight International Flight to Keflavik, Iceland.

Day
2

Keflavik - Reykjavik

Upon arrival to Keflavik, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. The 45-minute drive between Keflavik and Reykjavik takes you through a great lava field, making it not only an airport transfer, but also a sightseeing adventure.

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland's Viking history. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Reykjavik is the only capital city in the world that is home to a puffin colony.
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Day
3

Group FlyOver Iceland Experience and Whale Watching Tour

Get ready to see Iceland like never before! FlyOver Iceland will use state-of-the-art technology to reveal some of Iceland's most awe-inspiring and picturesque landscapes and destinations. Guests will hang suspended, feet dangling, while the ride virtually whisks them away on an exhilarating journey around Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride's motion to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon, join an unforgettable adventure out at sea to see the world of whales and sea birds.

Iceland is frequently mentioned amongst the top 10 whale watching spots in the world and Reykjavik has become the whale watching capital of Northern Europe.

The ship, or the rib safari boat, depart from the downtown Reykjavik harbour, sailing around the bay to search for the area's underwater residents. These include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and the popular humpback whales.

Sea birds in the area include puffins, gannets, guillemots, arctic terns and many more. The whale watching season begins in April and continues through August. Although trips are organized in wintertime, sightings of whales and seabirds are much rarer during that time.
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Day
4

Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour

This diverse area is home to numerous stunning sights and is a popular destination for those wanting to experience something different with fewer tourists around. Serving as the entrance to a fantastical subterranean world in Jules Verne's classic 1864 novel 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' Snaefellsjokull has inspired a wealth of writers, poets and artists. The 700,000-year-old glacier-capped volcano is also considered to be one of the world's ancient power sites and plays a prominent role in a late 14th century saga in which Bardur, a half-human-half-troll, becomes the 'guardian spirit of Snaefellsjokull.' The peninsula also boasts Iceland's most photogenic mountain, Kirkjufell, a distinctly shaped mountain situated beside a beautiful lake which, on calm and clear days, reflects a perfect mirror image of the mountain above. This is a fantastic area for any visitor to Iceland to explore and our private guides will gladly show you all that this peninsula has to offer. ...read less

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Private Full Day Borgarfjordur Tour and Group Half Day Into The Glacier Tour

In the Borgarfjordur tour, we explore and discover the beautiful west and its sagas. We travel to Borgarfjordur to see the magical Hraunfossar waterfall pouring through the lava field into the Hvita river, and the cascades of Barnafoss. The tour continues to the romantic and historical Reykholt, the home of Iceland's great saga writer, Snorri Sturluson. We will then return via Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful geothermal spring. On the way to Husafell, if time allows, we'll sightsee around the beautiful Hvalfjordur, the Whale Fjord.

Next will be a half day group tour Into The Glacier. Whilst there are a few man-made ice tunnels and ice caves in various places around the world, there is nothing quite like the ice caves in Iceland. Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier; it is not quite a Jules Verne journey to the center of the earth, or even to the absolute center of the glacier, but it feels like an exciting and magical journey, deep within the glacier to another world, a world of magnificently stunning blue ice.

Going sub glacial is an experience not to be missed; it is a completely different to natural ice caves found on the edges of glaciers. We feel that it is something that many people will want to do, at least once in a lifetime. How can anyone truly experience Iceland, unless they really explore the "Ice Land"?
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Day
6

Private Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle needs little introduction - it is, without doubt, the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland. For those that want to avoid the big buses and crowds, a private tour is a great option! On the Golden Circle tour, we visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. On your private tour, you have the flexibility of choosing how much time you spend at each place and our guides will show you some hidden treasures as well.

The Golden Circle needs little introduction - it is, without doubt, the most famous sightseeing route in Iceland. For those that want to avoid the big buses and crowds, a private tour is a great option! On the Golden Circle tour, we visit the beautiful national park of Thingvellir, the geothermal area of Geysir and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. On your private tour, you have the flexibility of choosing how much time you spend at each place and our guides will show you some hidden treasures as well.

Day
7

Private South Coast Tour

The south coast of Iceland is a magical area filled with adventure opportunities. Vast black lava beaches as far as the eye can see, majestic waterfalls, rugged rock formations and enchanting glacier tongues, all within an arm's reach. With the Atlantic Ocean to the south and a huge ice cap to the north, as well as two mighty glacier rivers to the east and west, the scenery is simply breathtaking and is one of Iceland's best road trips.

Your private tour means that the day will be fully tailored to your interests, and no two south coast tours are exactly alike. However, there are certain signature attractions you can expect to see. Perhaps the most well-known is Reynisfjara beach, widely considered to be the most beautiful examples of Iceland's black sand beaches. As you walk along the jet-black sand, you will immediately spot the Reynisdrangar rocky sea stacks which, according to legend, are trolls turned to solid stone at sunrise as they tried to drag ships from the ocean to the shore. You will also visit the charming coastal village of Vik i Myrdal, whose picturesque church enjoys glorious ocean views.

Nearby is Dyrholaey; a 120m (400 ft)-high natural rock arch also serves as a bird sanctuary, and every summer, thousands of visitors and birdwatchers alike flock here to observe puffins in their natural habitat. You can also expect to see some of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, where you'll find a winding staircase leading to the top of the falls, offering a birds' eye view of this natural marvel.
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Day
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Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

This tour will take you around the ruggedly beautiful Reykjanes peninsula with its hot springs, tectonic rifts, volcanic craters and other moon-like landscapes. The endless lava fields in the raw and mysterious surroundings will make you feel like you're at the end of the world! On a peninsula where lighthouses outnumber villages, we will also visit the Krysuvik geothermal area where you'll get to see mud springs in all different colors and watch mud boil in the ground heated by the underground volcanic activity. This breathtaking area with its rugged treeless landscape is located directly on the Mid-Atlantic ridge is something you can't experience anywhere else in the world! ...read less

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Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfer to Keflavik airport

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to Keflavik airport for your flight home. As you travel through the Reykjanes Peninsula, you'll get your last glimpse of Iceland's mossy lava fields and stark volcanic landscape before arriving at Iceland's iconic Blue Lagoon. Soak in the lagoon's milky geothermal water, enjoy a refreshment from the in-water bar and relax with a mineral face mask, made from the natural silica or algae that is prevalent in the surrounding landscape.

International Flight Home
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Keflavík, Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

Búðir, Iceland

Húsafell, Iceland

Ásborgir, Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppur, Iceland

Grindavik, Iceland

Places You'll See

  • Reykjavik

    The perfect starting point of any Iceland itinerary is the country’s capital, Reykjavík. both cosmopolitan and small-town, Reykjavík is a flourishing city with a long history with many monuments new and old throughout its center. Admire the striking, modern Hallgrimskirkja church and trace back the Island’s Viking history at the National and Saga museums. No trip to Iceland is complete without a long soak at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, just outside of the city.

  • Husafell

    Nestled between a glacier and a lava field, Husafell is the perfect representation of Iceland’s nickname “Land of Fire and Ice”. This small farm and church estate is an adventurers playground with its gorgeous natural landscapes. Travelers should be sure to explore the nearby lava and ice caves for a true Icelandic experience. Adventurers can also take par tin horseback riding or exploring the lands by snowmobile in the winter.

  • Grindavik

    Located on the southern end of the geothermal Reykjanes Peninsula is the small fishing village of Grindavik. Home to the Iceland’s largest attraction, the Bllue Lagoon geothermal spa, Grindavik welcomes travelers from around the globe. Aside from relaxing at the lagoon, adventurers can enjoy the region’s gorgeous landscape via ATVs or horseback riding, fishing and trekking

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Blue Lagoon Retreat

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon offers spa, accommodation, and culinary experiences. Built into an 800-year-old lava flow in the heart of an astonishing volcanic frontier and surrounded by the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, the Retreat is a place of relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration.

Grindavík ,

4 Star Properties

Reykjavik : Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection By Hilton

Budir : Hotel Budir

Husafell : Hotel Husafell

Asborgir : Hotel Grimsborgir

Testimonials

Erik M.

Traveled December 2017

A ++ experience!

We used Yampu last Christmas (2017) for a 2 week trip in Argentina. From the very first email to the follow up after our trip, everything was perfect with Yampu. The hotel selection was matching our needs, the transfers between locations and airports all went very smoothly, the overall trip plan was a good balance of sightseeing, discovery and personal time. The guides were all so friendly and knowledgeable. This was a A+ experience. Our main point of contact in the USA was Christine Cronin. She did an amazing job for us. We like their services so much that we are now planning another trip with Yampu.

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Alina M.

Traveled July 2019

Always a great trip with Yampu!

Always a great trip with Yampu!

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Reinhard, German clients

Traveled March, 2010

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour

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