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A 5 day lightly escorted UnTour Holiday starting in Reykjavik, the Capital of Cool,with some guided sightseeing tour of the city and harbour before travelling out along the coastline of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.You'll see glistening glaciers, the 5 gaited Icelandic Horse,the sheer strength of incredible Geysers and fjords teeming with herring and Orca whales. Day by day your tour unfolds into an array of spectacular experiences including  seething hot springs.  And each night in the countryside search for the extraordinary fenomene* that's the Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis. * yes we do know how to spell we just like this mis-spelling.

Miðgardur Hotel Twin Room | Holidays in Iceland
Miðgardur Hotel Outdoor Hot Tub | Holidays in Iceland
Miðgardur Hotel Outdoor Hot Tub | Holidays in Iceland
Miðgardur Hotel Hot Tub | Holidays in Iceland

Midgardur Hotel

Half way along Laugavegi the Miðgardur is a 20/25 minute walk from the very centre of town and the old harbour area. Very nordic in style the hotel's public areas are unusually spacious (for Reykjavik) with a lobby lounge and a garden area with outdoor hot tub enclosed within the U shaped deisgn.of the hotel. The Miðgardur Spa and Jörgensen restaurant with its focus on Nordic fusion cuisine both win plaudits on social media sites. Standard double/twin rooms are an average 17,7 m² with private WC/Shower, Mini-Bar, Telephone, TV , Free WI-FI, Safety Deposit box & Hairdryer. De Luxe rooms are 25 m² and come with a sofa, bathrobes, slippers and free admission to the Miðgarður Spa.

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.

1st Day UK - Iceland

Fly to Keflavik International Airport from the UK, small group (max 16pax) transfer to the Hotel Midgardur or similar. Do your own thing in the evening: we're more than happy for you to give us a VIVA on what's in and what's not.

2nd Day Sagas & Hot Springs

After breakfast, your adventure begins with a short tour of the city, taking in the Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrimskikja Church, the old town and new edgy harbour district before travelling north west under the Hvalfjordur (Whale Bay) to Borgarfjordur, Stop at Reykholt home to medieval chieftain and Saga writer Snorri Sturluson before stopping at Europe's most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver and Krauma, a new natural geothermal bath resort. Relax in their soothing “fire and ice” baths blended from Deildartunguhver’s pure hot spring water and pristine glacier water. Continue to Hraunfossar, not so much a waterfall as a collection of them: rivulets seeping out from the Hallmundarhraun lava field and trickling in to the Hvita river and, in the author's opinion, the most dramtic waterfalls in Iceland. End the day at Barnafoss before supper at the Hotel Hamar and an evening search for the Northern Lights. ,

3rd Day Stykkisholmur & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Take breakfast in your hotel before leaving for Stykkisholmuror and sailing out into Breidafjordur Bay for a Viking Sushi of scallops, urchins and crab trawled up on to the boat. Continue along the peninsula's rugged coastline to the 'hidden' fishing village of Grundarfjordur nestling beneath Kirkjufell Mountain where the surrounding fjord teems with herring and Orca. Next up is Arnarstapi with its basalt columnar rocks and bird cliffs before continuing through the Snaefellsnes National Park's lava fields, pebbled beaches and of course the Snaefellsjokull. Return to your hotel for another Northern Lights search if the previous evening's has been unsuccesful.

4th Day Golden Circle

After breakfast set off with our local guide through the Thingvellir Valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are gradually separating at a rate of a few centimetres per year. En-route you'll pass the Alþingi where the early Icelandic settlers gave up rape ands pillage in favour of parliamentary democracy before arriving at Geysir where Strokkur, the great geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every 5- 10 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss (Golden Falls) flowing from the Hvítá river and plunging into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep and whipping itself into a white foam maelstrom as it does. Then it's to Friðheimar a uniquly Icelandic combination of tomato greenhouse farm and horse stable run by agronomist Knútur Rafn Ármann & his wife horticulturalist Helena Hermundardóttir helped out by their five children: Dóróthea, Karítas, Matthías Jens, Arnaldur and Tómas Ingi. Return to Reykjavik and the Hotel Midgardur for the night.

5th day Iceland - UK

Breakfast in your hotel before transferring to Keflavik International Airport for your return flight to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from  UK to Iceland (Keflavik International Airport)
Pay on board cabin service
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Carriage of luggage (1pc Cabin & 1pc Checke
4 nights accommodation as per itinerary
Lodging in twin room with private WC/Shower
Escorted travel from am on Day 2 to pm on Day4
4 breakfasts, 2 suppers.
Northern Lights guided walking hunt 
Northern Lights Comfort pack (flashlight, blanket and hot drink)
Aurora Centre, Akranes Museum Centre & Krauma Geothermal Baths inc towel
VIKING SUSHI BOAT CRUISE 
Visit to Fridheimar greenhouse and horse stable visit
Northern Lights 'wake-up calls'
ATOL PROTECTION & OUR 100%TRIPLE LOCK FINANCIAL SECURITY
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Departure Dates & Prices:

Fridays October 12th 2018 - April 12th 2019.(ICE11)
Guide £1299pp
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.
 

Safaris included or available on request

Viking Sushi Tour on Breidafjordur | Holidays to Iceland

  • Part Escorted
  • VIKING SUSHI BOAT CRUISE
  • Fridheimar Horse Stables
  • Aurora Wake Up Calls
  • GUIDE PRICE £1299pp