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An 8 Day escorted tour discovering & exploring Iceland’s legendary geological icons. See the Geyser that gave the world the name; Gullfoss, the Golden Falls; Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon and the unpronounceable volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted with such spectacular consequences in 2010. Take in the surreal Myvatn area with its bubbling mud pits; Godafoss the waterfall of the Gods and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its glacier that inspired Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. Add in the chance to go whale watching under the Midnight Sun and a bathe in the legendary Blue Lagoon for the trip of a lifetime.

Reception at Centre Hotel Plaza off Ingolfstorg Reykjavik's main square
Exterior view of Centre Hotel Plaza ideally located for Reykjavik's restaurants
ScanAdventures's allocation of twin rooms at Center Hotel Plaza Reykjavik
Northern Lights over the Jokulsarlon Lagoon visted on ScanAdventures tour

CentreHotel Plaza

As the name implies the the Center Plaza is bang in the centre of town facing ‘Ingólfstorg’ the main square; ideal for weekend stays with a trip out to the countryside. The 180 rooms come in varying styles (standard, classic, superior and junior suites), furnishings and fabrics. Those on the top floor have views over the city and all have private WC/Shower, Telephone, Hairdryer, Mini Bar & Safe. Latest update: the breakfast room was renovated in early 2016.

Hotel Nupar Twin Room on Vatnajökull | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Nupar Lounge on Vatnajökull | ScanAdventures
Hotel Nupar on Vatnajökull | Holidays to Iceland
Hotel Nupar on Vatnajökull | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Nupar

Surrounded by lava fields the Hotel Núpar is a comfortable and a perfectly located hotel in one of Iceland's most glorious landscapes with spectacular views of Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier. Lodgings consist of 60 twin, double & single rooms with shower/WC, coffee & tea making facilities and hair dryer generally with light pine fittings. The hotel has a lobby bar, restaurant and free WI-FI.

Hotel Blafell Twin Room on Breiðdalsvík | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Blafell Lounge on Breiðdalsvík | ScanAdventures
Hotel Blafell Lounge on Breiðdalsvík | Holidays to Iceland
Hotel Blafell Room on Breiðdalsvík | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Blafell

In the sheltered bay of a fishing village the Hotel Blafell in Breiðdalsvík is a lovely country boutique hotel with part of the hotel constructed from wood giving it an almost log cabin like feel. Lodgings consist of twin, double & single rooms with shower/WC, coffee & tea making facilities and hair dryer. Part of the hotel’s charm is that no two rooms are the same in style and furnishings. The restaurant serves up local produce and there is a sauna to warm up and relax the bones at the end of the day.

Hotel Kea Twin Room on Akureyri ScanAdventures 8 Day tour | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Kea on Akureyri | ScanAdventures
Hotel Kea Restaurant on Akureyri | Holidays to Iceland
Hotel Kea on Akureyri ScanAdventures | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Kea

A landmark 4-star hotel in the very centre of Akureyri, the Kea's 104 rooms are all bright and breezy will good quality fabrics and furnishings. All rooms have a shower/WC, hairdryer, TV, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel’s Múlaberg bistro & bar has a good selection of wines & spirits with a menu based around local ingredients done in different styles, sometime Danish (sic) sometimes French.

Hotel Stykkisholmur | Iceland Holiday by ScanAdventures
Hotel Stykkisholmur Twin Room on Snaefellsnes | 8 Day tour | ScanAdventures
Hotel Stykkisholmur Restaurant on Snaefellsnes | Holiday to Iceland
Hotel Stykkisholmur Suite on Snaefellsnes | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Stykkisholmur

Sitting on a hillock overlooking the town and Breidafjordur Bay the Stykkisholmur has a perfect location on the northern side of the mystical Snaefellsnes peninsula. All 79 rooms have a private bathroom, telephone, TV, Wi-Fi and hairdryer most with a view over the fairways of the nearby Golf Club or the Bay. The Stykkisholmur Perspectives Ocean View Restaurant has innovative Asian fusion using top-quality regional ingredients.

1st Day UK to Iceland

fly to Keflavik International Airport from UK. Transfer to Reykjavik & check in at the Centerhotel Plaza right in the heart of the city centre. Spend the afternoon & evening as you will, with exclusive discount supper options at restaurants MAR or Kopar.

2nd Day Waterfalls, Geysers & Volcanos

After breakfast meet up with your guide and head for Þingvellir, a fissured rift valley on the north side of a lake which is something of a shrine to Icelanders, it being where they gave up rape and pillage in favour of parliamentary democracy. Savour the Geysir geothermal area with its hot springs, fumaroles stained yellow with sulphur and Thykkuhverir’s 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 to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Centre where you’ll hear about the 2010 eruption from a Vulcanologist, and then down to and along the south coast past Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss. Continue across vast outwash plains to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where you’ll have dinner and overnight at Hotel Nupar.

3rd Day Glaciers & Icebergs

Today cross the vast Eldhraun Lava Field, the Earth’s largest mass of lava en-route to Skaftafell National Park. Skaftafell is an oasis of birch, rowan and willow peppered with garden angelica, wild angelica and sea pea sheltered by surrounding glaciers. Drive alongside the Vatnajökull glacier before arriving at the Jökulsarlón Glacier lagoon where you’ll take a boat tour amongst the Lagoon’s Icebergs. The Lagoon’s luminous blue icebergs tinted with black volcanic dust float in the Lagoon for several years gradually self-sculpting themselves into different shapes before finally drifting their way out to sea. Continue along the East Coast with its dramatic fjord indented coastline and picturesque fishing villages including Höfn and Djúpivogur. Overnight at Hotel Blafell in the in Breiðdalsvík area.

4th Day Lava Deserts, Bubbling Mud Pits & Whale Watching

Leaving Breiðdalsvík you journey through the highland Plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, a vast seemingly endless desert of glacially crushed rock, before stopping at Dettifoss, with its dishwater grey torrent and the somewhat forgotten Selfoss with its wide curtain fall. Stop at Námaskarð’s bubbling sulphur mud-pits and steaming vents before heading to Akureyri and the Kea Hotel for 2 nights. After dinner there is an optional whale safari in Eyjafjörður with chances to see White Beaked Dolphin, Sei, Minke, Northern Bottlenose, Fin and Blue Whales.

5th Day The Magic of Myvatn

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake in a dramatic landscape dominated by volcanic landforms such as pseudo craters and lava pillars. Time to explore the extraordinary scenery and wildlife in the area: the wooded headland at Hofdi with its lava pillars; contorted black towers of Dimmuborgir; the pastel coloured Námafjall ridge with its steamy surroundings and the smouldering, sulphurous Krafla caldera. Stop at Goðafoss Waterfall before returning to Akureyri.

6th Day Akuyeri to Snæfellsnes

Drive through the Oxnadalsheidi Pass to the heart of horse breeding country: the Icelandic horse comes in an extraordinary array of colours ranging from chestnut, dun, bay, black, gray, palomino, pinto and roan. Visit the Folk museum which is located in a traditional turf farmhouse at Glaumbaer by Skagafjordur before continuing through Hunavatnssyslur to Stykkisholmur and its eponymously named hotel.

7th Day The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Drive around the Snæfellsnes peninsula whose kaleidoscopally coloured mountain spine is dominated at its end by a glacier that was the inspiration for Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’; visit Arnarstapi with its basalt rocks, rock arches and bird cliffs and Breiðafjörður Bay with its puffins and white tailed eagles. Continue via Borgarnes to Reykjavik for a final night at the Hotel Plaza.

8th Day Reykjavik – UK

Transfer to Keflavik airport for your return flight to the UK with an optional bathe in the mystical turquoise Blue Lagoon en-route.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flights from the UK to Keflavik International Airport
All airport passenger service charges & departure taxes
Carriage of luggage (Carry on [8kgs] & Hold [23kgs)
Airport/hotel return transfers in Iceland Lodgings as specified in itinerary
Accommodation in twin room(s) with private WC/shower
7 Buffet Breakfasts and 3 x 2 course suppers.
Internal transport by modern coach equipped with WC
Guided sightseeing from AM on Day 2 until your return to Reykjavik PM on Day 7.
ENTRANCE TO GLAUMBAER FARM & EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VISITOR CENTRE
JOKULSARLON BOAT TRIP 20% DISCOUNT AT RESTAURANT MAR OR KOPAR

Departure Dates & Prices:

Thursdays May 26, June 9,6 & 23, July 7,14 & 28, August 11.
from Gatwick,Heathrow, Luton & Birmingham.
Guide £1595 pp
 *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 at 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

Tour in Brief

Couple at Blue Lagoon during Iceland holiday tour

  • Flights from 3 UK airports
  • 7 Day Fully Escorted Holiday in Iceland
  • Maximum Group size just 30 people 
  • Excursions to Eyjafkjokull Volcano Centre and on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon included
  • Breakfasts throughout and 3 suppers 
  • Prices from £1595pp