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The Jokulsarlon Lagoon | Holidays to Iceland

Your Adventure

A week long lightly escorted adventure holiday taking in pretty much all of Iceland’s most iconic attractions at an easy pace for people who want to see as much of Iceland as possible with maximum tlc along the way.

The Experience

includes Skogafoss & Seljalandfoss: Iceland’s most dramatic plunge falls; Dyrholaey: the signature rock arch marking Iceland’s southernmost tip; Jokulsarlon Lagoon with its luminous blue icebergs. Þingvellir; Gullfoss, the eponymous Geyser and volcanic crater Kerið dominated by Lake Myvatn with its dramatic tortuous lava formations and landscapes so surreal that is where NASA picked to simulate the lunar surface. Dettifoss the waterfall that got Christianity going, the world’s, most powerful one, steaming fumaroles and the Tjorn peninsula.

Our Plus

Door to Door personal return transfers to and from your departure airport; extra leg room and raised seating in our 40 seat coach; welcome dinner and services of experienced courier throughout your stay.

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Grand Tour Route

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik Iceland Standard Room | Iceland holidays by ScanAdventures
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik Iceland Reception Lobby| ScanAdventures
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik Iceland Standard Room | Holidays to Iceland
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik Iceland Restaurant | Iceland Holidays

Radisson Blu Saga Hotel

Modern and comfortable Radisson Blu Saga Hotel is only a walking distance from the city centrum. Guest can enjoy beautiful views of the city, ocean, glaciers and mountains grace. Standard rooms are featured with either Maritime or Scandinavian design with amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities and bath products. Guests can also visit spa and health centre.

Standard twin room at Icelandair Hotel Vik | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Restaurant Berg at Icelandair Hotel Vik | ScanAdventures
View of Vik i Myrdal in South Iceland | Holidays to Iceland
Aurora appearing over Petursey by Vik in South Iceland | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Vik

Brand new and in an wonderful setting in the village of Vik in the Myrdalur Valley, Icelandair's Hotel Vik run by Elias Gudmundsson and Vilborg Smaradottir, is a perfect comfort stopver resting place. Nestled under sandstone hills, the surrounding views out over the beach towards the sea are stunning. Frequently framed by blood red sunsets, the Reynisdrangar Pillars stand up from the sea like sentinels and the spectacular bird cliffs, home to guillemots, auks, fulmars, kittiwakes and, in season, breeding Puffins are just a stone’s throw away. And behind the hotel Myrdalsjokull Glacier sits imperiously over the whole area. The hotel's 46 elegantly fitted rooms designed by architect Gudbjorg Magnusdottir in muted greys, browns and slate and all with private WC/Shower of course, have views either out over the sea or towrads the clliffs. The hotel has its own restaurant and a lobby bar.

Hotel Hofn Iceland Twin Room | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Hofn Iceland Restaurant Room | ScanAdventures
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Hotel Hofn Iceland Superior Room | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Hofn

With breathtakingly beautiful view over the glaciers, a circle of mountains and the fjord, The Hofn offers a comfortable stay in the centre of town. The bright rooms are woody-furnished with a desk and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Room facilities include shower/WC, hairdryer, telephone, radio and a wake-up service. Hotel also features a restaurant serving local specialities from surrounding areas.

Wine and tapas in Herard Hotel | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Cozy lounge in Herard Hotel, Iceland | ScanAdventures
Double bedroom in Herard Hotel | Holiday to Iceland
Restaurant in Herard Hotel | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Herard

At Egilsstadir the pivotal point of East of Iceland the recently hotel has undergone extensive renovations to the Hotel including renovations to the reception, restaurant, bar and meeting facilities. In addition, a cozy lounge with a fireplace has been added. The interior design is warm and cozy, and draws inspiration from the gorgeous local nature. Additional changes to the hotel include daily high tea with delicious hors d'oeuvres – a first in Egilsstadir - greater emphasis on farm-direct ingredients, and a novelty-themed happy hour.

Double Room Hotel Edda Akuyeri | Holidays to Iceland
Exterior of Hotel Edda Akuyeri | Holidays to Iceland
Buffet at Hotel Edda Akuyeri | Holidays to Iceland
Reception at  Hotel Edda Akuyeri | Holidays to Iceland

Hotel Edda Akureyri

In Iceland’s second largest city and “capital of the north”, Hotel Edda Akureyri is a great base for touring the rugged northern coastline. Close by are Lake Mývatn, Hrísey Island bird sanctuary, Kjarnaskógur and Vaglaskógur woodlands. The hotel has 204 rooms of which 132 are with private Wc?Shower, TV & telephone. There is free Wi-FI in the public areas, a Café open throughout the day and an evening retsuarant.

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Double room in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland
Dining room in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland
Couple enjoying glass of wine in restaurant in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland

Gauksmyri Lodge

Jóhann Albertsson and Sigríður Lárusdóttirnear’s lodge set in the heart of horse country has 18 rooms with private WC/shower and a really good restaurant focused on local produce, bar and lounge. There are short riding tours available at the nearby horse centre and whether you’ve ridden a horse before or not the Icelandic horse’s 5th gait makes it easy to enjoy.

Twin Room at Hotel Hamar | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Inland view from Hotel Hamar | Iceland Holidays
Suite at Hotel Hamar  | Holidays to Iceland
Hot Tubs at Hotel Hamar | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Hamar

Volcanically beautiful surroundings, tranquillity & easy going comfort is what Hotel Hamar is all about. Magnificent views of the Borgarfjordur , relaxing moments in the hotel garden’s hot tub with (hopefully) the Northern Lights above you and the locally-sourced ingredients used in your supper make the place. The 25 twin rooms are styled in lava greys, moss greens and set off with splashes of yellow.. Room facilities include double or twin bed, shower/WC, Wi-Fi, TV, Telephone and a Hairdryer, Coffee/tea maker. This hotel is only availabe as part of an inclusive arrangement.

Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Standard Room | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland | ScanAdventures
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Standard Room | Holidays to Iceland
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Room Facilities | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Isafjördur

A modern hotel in charming Isafjördur offers a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. The light coloured Scandinavian style decorated rooms have view to either across the inner harbour, Pollurinn or north over to Snæfjallaströnd across the bay of Ísafjarðardjúp. Room amenities include coffee and tea making facilities, TV, telephone, hair-dryer, shower/WC and high-speed WI-FI.

1st Day UK – Reykjavik

Meet your VIP courier on your doorstep and transfer to London Heathrow or Gatwick for your scheduled flight to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport and transfer to the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel. Meet our courier for a reception and welcome drink and dinner in the hotel.

2nd Day Reykjavik - Vik

After breakfast leave for the geothermal fields of Hellisheidi on top of the Hengil volcano, savour the Geysir geothermal area with its hot springs, fumaroles stained yellow with sulphur and Thykkuhverir, the viscous hot springs; Gullfoss, whose waters flow down a 3 step staircase before plunging in two stages down a crevice at right angles to the flow of the river. Drive past the Bishopric of Skalholt down to and along the south coast past Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss to Vik. Overnight & dinner at Icelandair Hotel Vik.

3rd Day Vik to Hofn

Drive along the southeast coast with its vast outwash plains forded by bridges and Skeidararsandur, the black sands of the Skeidarsandur glacier before arriving at Skaftafell National Park dominated by Vatnajokull . Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, undoubtedly one of Iceland’s ‘wow factor’ sights before reaching Hofn. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Hofn.

4th Day Hofn – Egilsstadir

Drive along the still gravelled section of route 1 overhung by rhyolite crags contouring the fjord indented coastline dotted with fishing villages. Overnight & dinner at Hotel Herard.

5th Day Egilsstadir-Mývatn-Akuyeri

Vast seemingly endless deserts of glacially crushed rock are the hallmark of the morning before arriving at Dettifoss with its slate grey torrents that are the most powerful in Europe. In the contrastingly lush Lake Mývatn area you’ll see the wooded headland at Hofdi’s wooded headland with its lava pillars; the contorted black towers of Dimmuborgir; the pastel coloured Námafjall ridge with its steamy surroundings and the smouldering, sulphurous Krafla Caldera. Then to Godafoss the ‘waterfall of the Gods’ before arriving in Akureyri. Overnight & dinner at Hotel Akureyri.

6th Day Akuyeri – Borgarnes

After breakfast take a brief orientation tour of Akureyri before setting off through the Öxnadalsheidi pass to Hvammstangi on the Miðfjörður where you can take a short cruise to see seals frolicking in the fjord. Continue and then round to Laugarbakki for a night at Gauksmyri Lodge in the heart of horse breeding country. Overnight & dinner at Hotel Hamar.

7th Day The Snæfellsness Peninsula

drive south alongside the Hrutafjordur and then along the northern side of the Snæfellsness peninsula, dropping in on Stykkishólmur ! Bird watch on Breidafjördur bay; take the car round to the vertiginous bird cliffs at Arnarstapi (the hike between there and Hellnar is beautiful) or climb up on to Snæfellsjökull glacier.

8th Day Borgarnes- Pingvellir-Reykjavik

Take the road across to Blönduos and follow the fjord road through some of the country’s most verdant countryside, then through Steingrímsfjardarheidi to Isafjördur for 2 nights at Hotel Isafjördur.

Day 9 Reykjavik – UK

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Exclusive door to door UK airport private return transfers Return scheduled flight(s) from London Heathrow or Gatwick to Keflavik International Airport All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes Pay on board cabin service Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checked) Airport/hotel transfers 8 nights accommodation at hotels specified in the itinerary Lodging in twin rooms with private WC/Shower 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners including welcome dinner & drink Services of courier throughout Guaranteed 40 people maximum tour size Business class comfort seating with high view window views on coach.

Departure Dates & Prices:

Sundays June 7th to August 30th inclusive
Guide price £xxxpp
*Guide Prices are based on our mid-level contract air fares which are real time variable unlike our ground costs. We don't do fancy lead in prices and always use the lowest air fare available at the time you confirm your booking. This may mean your holiday being slightly less or more in which case a proportionate reduction/supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holdays. 

The Iconic Golden Circle

A ScanAdventures Safari that bombards the senses. First stop the landscapes south of Lake Þingvallavatn before the National Park Þingvellir. From there continue to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, with its foaming, thundering waters invariably over-arched with a rainbow. Then to the Geyser area with its spouting water geysers and bubbling mud pots with time for lunch (payable locally). Return to Reykjavík via the cathedral at Skálholt, the extraordinary crater Kerið and the greenhouse community Hveragerði. Hotel pick up at 08.00 on Day of Choice. Tour lasts for 8 1/2 hours. Price £72. Children go free, gratis and for nothing. Teenagers pay half price.

Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

discover some of the south coast’s most iconic scenery on the way across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon. The Lagoon’s luminous blue icebergs tinted with black volcanic dust float in the Lagoon for several years, gradually self-sculpting themselves in to different shapes before finally working their way out to sea. You’ll take a boat trip amongst them on a DUKW, a mechanical amphibian originating in WW2 which can be driven up on the shore, as well as in the water. Along the way you’ll stop at both Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss, plunge waterfalls dropping off cliffs that once marked the shoreline. Hotel pick up at 07.30 daily (Jun 1st to Aug 31st) and on Tues, Thur, Sat or Sun (Apr 1st to May 31st & Sep 1st to Oct 31st). Tour lasts for 14 hours. Price £191pp. Kinder go free, gratis and for nothing. Teen Kinder pay half price.

Iceland Holidays | Bespoke designed by ScanAdventures

Our Iceland Holidays are crafted by our 'Scandi by Birth' Travel Designers whose collective 25 years experience helps turn your Holiday to Iceland into something of an Adventure whether on a Short Break, Fly Drive Road Trip or Escorted arrangement. We keep an eye out for what's new, exciting and differerent to arrange something beyond ordinary. So we'll show you The Secret Lagoon, Fjallsárlón, Friðheimar & Myvatn's Underground Bakery; parts other operators don't reach. We'll take you to Seyðisfjörður to the hotel where Walter Mitty stayed, into the Highlands to Hrauneyjar for one of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights you'll ever get. All bespoke designed to your personal purse & passion.