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Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Explore the wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula in comfortable car or a minibus

Join us for a comfortable ride on an epic tour around Snæfellsnes Peninsula and explore all the wonders it has to offer.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as “Miniature Iceland”, as it contains samples of some natural wonders Iceland is very famous for all wrapped into one area, including volcanoes, craters, lava fields, a glacier, black sand beaches and mountains.

Before reaching Borgarnes we will stop at the charming town of Borgarnes for some refreshments. Then we will continue towards the peninsula.

✓ Ytri Tunga – is renowned for being one of the best seal-watching spot in Iceland and unlike most beaches in Iceland, it contains yellow sand.

✓ Djúpalónssandur Black Sand Beach – or the Black Lava Pearl Beach as it is often referred to is located west of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, near Snæfellsnesjökull. In the past it was the most prolific fishing village on the peninsula and home to sixty British boats but today the bay has been abandoned. The black beach is covered with black pebbles which are protected. Some walk up the beach you will find the remains of a British trawler, that wrecked east of Dritvík in 1948 as well as four ancient heavy lifting stones, that were used to measure the strength of the fishermen in the village.

✓ Arnarstapi – a former fishing village located at the foot of Mt. Stapafell. The village is renowned for spectacular basalt cliffs which is a home too many birds, including arctic terns. There is also a monument of Bárður Snæfellsáss, which according to an ancient Icelandic Saga was said to be half-human and half-ogre that once lived around Arnarstapi and today is regarded as the area’s guardian spirit.

✓ Snæfellsnes Glacier – the magical Snæfellsjökull Glacier sits on top of Snæfellsnes Volcano. Its cone shape is a classical form of stratovolcano which has been built over a long time. According to a legend, the glacier is said to be a magical place that contains certain energic points certain people claim they can sense. The Glacier was also a subject of inspiration in the novel Journey Into the Center of Earth by Jules Verne.

Ólafsvík – a small village located north of the peninsula with thriving fishing industry.

Stykkishólmur – is a fishing village located north of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and often referred to as the capital of Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Kirkjufell – is a distinctly shaped mountain on the north shore of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and probably the most photographic mountain in Iceland.

Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

 

Pick up /drop of

Start time 08:30 am at your location/ flexible time at request

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a,

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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Northern Lights Tour in a comfortable car or a minibus

Northern Lights Tour in a car or a minibus

Join us on a Northern Lights hunt in a comfortable car or a minibus and watch the lights dancing across the sky.

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis as they are often called are caused by electric particles originating from the sun that are blown into the cosmos by sun storms and as they get trapped in Earth’s magnetic field, they can often be seen as vibrant light of different shapes and colors dancing before you in the sky. Although, The Northern Lights can be viewed from late August until April, the prime time is from October to March. The auroral display is predominately green, however the Northern Ligths can appear in alternative colors, including blue, pink, yellow and orange.

Visibility of the Northern Lights can never be guaranteed, it depends on certain conditions. Although, the lights can sometimes be seen from the city, we highly recommend taking a tour, as the city lights interfere with the visibility. Before starting the Northern Light hunt, our expert team will view the aurora forecast to find the optimal location in attempt to spot the lights.

Keep in mind that the return time may vary and that sighting can never be guaranteed.

Pick up /drop off 

Start time 22 pm at your location/ flexible time at request 

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a, 

What is included: Bus/car ride, driver guide.   

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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Private Volcano Tour

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The Volcano by Fagradalsfjall

Private Volcano Tour in a comfortable car or a minibus

Private Volcano Tour - in a comfortable car or minibus

Have the trip of your lifetime and go with us to the spectacular South West coast of Iceland and watch the volcano at Fagradalsfjall erupt in front of your eyes. Enjoy the scenery on the way including stunning glacial rivers, majestic mountain views, moss-covered lava fields, bubbling hot springs. An unforgettable day packed with the best that Iceland has to offer you.

Stops on this tour:

Bridge Between Continents – a symbolic footbridge built over major fissures between the Euroasian and North American tectonic plates.

Gunnuhver – a highly active geothermal area southwest of Reykjanes Peninsula that consists of bubbling mud pools and steam vents.

Volcano Hike – by the erupting volcano on Reykjanes Peninsula.

Grænavatn – or ‘Green Lake’ a volcanic crater situated a few kilometers south of Geothermal area Seltún at Krýsuvík, it is known for its unusual green color caused by its high sulphur content.

Krísuvík – Geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud puddles and smell the solfatares.

Kleifarvatn – Nestled below a steep mountain, the seemingly deserted space is an attractive spot for a quiet walk over small black lava rocks.

Little Extra Touch – We will add some local touch and different places to visit depending on time, weather and mood.

Pick up /drop of

Start time 9am at your location/ flexible time at request

Friend in Iceland office Geirsgata 7a,

What is included:Bus/car ride, driver guide.

For more info. contact: gus@friend.is

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2 Day Tour South Coast -Small Groups

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2 Day Tour - South Coast - Small Groups

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2 day trip: South Coast and Glacial lagoon

This is a 2-day tour in a comfortable minibus with a small group. You will visit the most famous places of the South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon.

You will see the famous Reynisfjara beach – a black beach with volcanic sand. Visit the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon at the Vatnajökull national Park, where you can walk along the largest glacier in Europe and go on the glacier. 

You will be able to see the stunning Northern lights during winter time. (this will depend on weather conditions).

Itinerary – Day By Day

 

Day 1 – South Shore

Seljalandsfoss waterfall – this waterfall is 65 meters high. This stunning waterfall is one of the highest in Iceland. There is a path right behind the water flows, you can go around the waterfall from the inside. It’s an exciting sight. Take a raincoat with you) 500 meters to the North-West there is another very beautiful “secret” waterfall Gljúfrabúi), it is located inside a canyon. To get to the waterfall, you will have to go along the riverbed, jumping from stone to stone. Your reward will be an amazing waterfall and great photos!

Skógafoss waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a height of 60 meters. On Sunny days, you can see one or two rainbows because of the spray. Climbing the stairs next to the gorge, you will get to a special area above the top of the waterfall-from here you can enjoy a stunning view.

Reynisfjara, the black sand beach is a mysterious place with volcanic sand from black gravel. As a result of the impact of sea water on the coastal rocks there were amazing formations of the same black as pitch color-these are boulders and columns. Black basalt columns are called “Reynisdrangar”. They stand among the waters of the North Atlantic, also called “Troll Fingers”.

Optional: Horse back riding

 

Day 2 – Glacial Lagoon

Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon with a depth of 200 m, where parts of Vatnajökull brakes into pieces and drifts on the lagoon and slowly drifts towards the sea. Take a walk along the glacial lagoon and enjoy the stunning views.

Diamond beach. On the other side of the road, the Diamond beach, icebergs from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon drift to the ocean, where winds and the force of the tide throw them ashore. The black sandy beach is full of large and small ice stones of all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds, contrasting strongly with the black volcanic sand.

Blue ice cave/Glacial walking. The journey will continue in a super jeep. We recommend wearing waterproof Hiking boots with hard soles that cover your ankles. Hiking on glaciers and in ice caves is possible only with the help of a certified guide and special equipment to ensure Your safety. Your guide will guide you through the unique ice and share your knowledge of the glacier. These amazing impressions will remain with You for the rest of your life. And, of course, you will make great photos)

Optional: Blue Ice Cave or Glacial Hiking

 

Main Information

Book this tour simply by choosing a date!

Pickup information:

Be ready to depart at 08:30.

Collecting tourists from hotels can take 30 minutes. Please be ready at your chosen location at the specified time. Carefully read where you will be met – at Your hotel or at the designated place (bus stop). How to get to the bus stops you can see on the website busstop.is.

 

Difficulty:
✓ easy to adjust

Minimum age:
✓ There is no minimum age for the tour. For trips to glaciers and ice caves, the minimum age is 8 years. If you take young children, an adult must stay with the child during these excursions.

What will you see:
✓ Skógafoss Waterfall
✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
✓ Nature reserve Skaftafell in Vatnajokull national Park – hike to the glacier
✓ Super Jeep Blue Ice Cave from November 1
✓ Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
✓ Diamond beach
✓ Reynisfjara Black beach

 

Included:
✓qualified English speaking guide
✓experienced Icelandic driver
✓ Certified guide to glacier and ice cave
✓ Small group (maximum 21 people)
✓ Wi-Fi and Icelandic music on Board
✓ Ice equipment: helmet, cat and ice axe, etc.
✓ 2 nights in a comfortable hotel with Breakfast

 

What should I bring:
• Camera
* Warm clothing (first layer)
* Waterproof clothing (second layer)
* Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
* Good mood!

 

Necessary information:
* Booking and availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
* The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed. We have selected hotels that are in the perfect location to make Your chances of seeing the Northern lights the best possible success.
* Maximum baggage weight is 24 kg per person. You can store your Luggage in our office for 5000 ISK. It can be added as an additional service at the time of booking. Baggage fees are non-refundable.
• We have adapted the tour as much as possible. We try to avoid a large number of tourists for your comfortable stay and enjoy the tour.
* Pick You up from Reykjavik and bring You back there. You can order the transfer to the airport separately.
* You can take snacks and drinks if you want.
• We recommend that you bring Hiking boots with anti-slip soles. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

 

Cancellation 

Cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks before the specified time and date of the tour. To cancel your reservation and request a refund, simply contact us by writing to gus@friend.is 
It does not apply to the cancellation of individual actions and services within the package. 

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3 Day Tour, Golden Circle & South Coast – Small Groups

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3 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast & Golden Circle

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3 Day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle

This is a 3-day tour in a comfortable minibus with a small group. You will visit the most famous places of the Golden circle and the South Coast

You will see the famous Geyser and geothermal zone, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national Park, and visit a traditional Icelandic farm. 

The second and third day is a trip along the South coast. You will see the famous Reynisfjara beach – a black beach with volcanic sand. Visit the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon at the Vatnajökull national Park, where you can walk along the largest glacier in Europe and enter the Blue ice cave.

You will be able to see the stunning Northern lights during winter time (depends on weather conditions).

Itinerary – Day By Day

 

Day 1 – Golden Circle

We start from Reykjavik and go along the most famous route of Iceland – the Golden ring:

Geothermal geyser zone-there are dozens of colourful bubbling hot springs and two geysers. The same Geyser that gave the name to all the geysers in the world-Yes, geyser is an Icelandic word-is now dormant and almost never erupts. Another geyser is Strokkur and erupts every 5-10 minutes.

Gullfoss waterfall-water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two tiers 32 meters high. The Golden ring got its name from Gullfoss, which means Golden waterfall. On a Sunny day, you can see the rainbow above the waterfall and the Langjökull glacier on the horizon.

Traditional dairy farm and ice cream. We will visit Efstidalur farm, which has been owned by one family since 1850. The farm specializes in raising cows and other livestock. You can try and buy their delicious natural dairy products. Walk around the farm, enjoy the stunning mountain views and pet the cute farm animals.

Thingvellir national Park. Where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates touch each other. The largest natural lake in Iceland is also located in the Thingvellir National Park, home to many species of fish and birds. Tingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage, as the first Parliament of Iceland-Altingi was founded here in 930. The name “Thingvellir” translates as “Parliamentary plains”. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site.

This day is filled with stunning and unforgettable beauty and impressions. After the Park, we will take you to the hotel, where you will rest and be ready for the next day of your trip.

Optional: Horse back riding

 

Day 2 – South  Shore

Seljalandsfoss waterfall – this waterfall is 65 meters high. This stunning waterfall is one of the highest in Iceland. There is a path right behind the water flows, you can go around the waterfall from the inside. It’s an exciting sight. Take a raincoat with you) 500 meters to the North-West there is another very beautiful “secret” waterfall Gljúfrabúi), it is located inside a canyon. To get to the waterfall, you will have to go along the riverbed, jumping from stone to stone. Your reward will be an amazing waterfall and great photos!

Skógafoss waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 meters and a height of 60 meters. On Sunny days, you can see one or two rainbows because of the spray. Climbing the stairs next to the gorge, you will get to a special area above the top of the waterfall-from here you can enjoy a stunning view.

Reynisfjara, the black sand beach is a mysterious place with volcanic sand from black gravel. As a result of the impact of sea water on the coastal rocks there were amazing formations of the same black as pitch color-these are boulders and columns. Black basalt columns are called “Reynisdrangar”. They stand among the waters of the North Atlantic, also called “Troll Fingers”.

 

Day 3 – Glacial Lagoon 

Jökulsarlón glacial lagoon with a depth of 200 m, where parts of Vatnajökull brakes into pieces and drifts on the lagoon and slowly drifts towards the sea. Take a walk along the glacial lagoon and enjoy the stunning views or have a boat tour.

Diamond beach. On the other side of the road, the Diamond beach, icebergs from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon drift to the ocean, where winds and the force of the tide throw them ashore. The black sandy beach is full of large and small ice stones of all shapes and sizes, sparkling like diamonds, contrasting strongly with the black volcanic sand.

Hiking on glaciers and in ice caves is possible at extra cost and  only with the help of a certified guide and special equipment to ensure Your safety. Your guide will guide you through the unique ice and share your knowledge of the glacier. These amazing impressions will remain with You for the rest of your life. And, of course, you will make great photos)

Optional: Blue Ice caving, Glacial hiking or Boat Tour

 

Main Information

 

Book this tour simply by choosing a date!

Pickup information:
Be ready to depart at 08:30.

Collecting tourists from hotels can take 30 minutes. Please be ready at your chosen location at the specified time. Carefully read where you will be met – at Your hotel or at the designated place (bus stop). How to get to the bus stops you can see on the website busstop.is.

 

Difficulty:
✓ easy to adjust

Minimum age:
✓ There is no minimum age for the tour. For trips to glaciers and ice caves, the minimum age is 8 years. If you take young children, an adult must stay with the child during these excursions.

* Maximum baggage weight is 24 kg per person. You can store your Luggage in our office for 5000 ISK. It can be added as an additional service at the time of booking. Baggage fees are non-refundable.
• We have adapted the tour as much as possible to the short light day. We try to avoid a large number of tourists for your comfortable stay and enjoy the tour.
* Pick You up from Reykjavik and bring You back there. You can pay for the transfer to the airport separately.
* You can take snacks and drinks if you want.
• We recommend that you bring Hiking boots with anti-slip soles. Hiking boots are available at the time of booking.

 

 

Cancellation 
Cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks before the specified time and date of the tour. To cancel your reservation and request a refund, simply contact us by writing to gus@friend.is 
It does not apply to the cancellation of individual actions and services within the package. 

 

 

What will you see:

✓ Þingvellir national Park
✓ Gulfoss Waterfall
✓ Geothermal area of Geysir
✓ Efstidalur farm, also known as ” ice cream Farm»
✓ Skógafoss Waterfall
✓ Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
✓ Nature reserve Skaftafell in Vatnajokull national Park – hike to the glacier
✓ Super Jeep Blue Ice Cave from November 1
✓ Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
✓ Diamond beach
✓ Reynisfjara Black beach

 

 

Included:
✓ Qualified guide
✓ Experienced Icelandic driver
✓ Certified guide to glacier and ice cave
✓ Small group (maximum 21 people)
✓ Wi-Fi 
✓ 2 nights in a comfortable hotel with Breakfast

 

What should I bring:
• Camera
* Warm clothing (first layer)
* Waterproof clothing (second layer)
* Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)
* Good mood!

 

Necessary information:
* Booking and availability of attractions may change due to road or weather conditions.
* The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed. 

Disclaimer

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6 Day Tour Around Iceland – Small Groups

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6 Day Around Iceland Mini Bus Tour

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6 Day Around Iceland Mini Bus Tour

Join us on an exceptional 6-day expedition to Iceland’s most popular attractions. We start from Reykjavik. We will visit the most famous and beautiful places in Iceland, including several little-known treasures of Icelandic nature depending on weather and conditions.

This 6-day tour will take you along the Golden Circle with all its amazing sights. You will see the great Gulfoss Waterfall, Geyser geothermal area and the UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. Then you will head to the popular South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach Reynisfjara and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, including the Diamond beach. After exploring the East Fjords, you will explore the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, lake Mývatn with its unique surroundings, and then travel to the Northern capital Akureyri, and then back South to Reykjavik on the last day.

You can book additional tours and activities to make your experience even more striking, such as Horse Riding, Hiking and Exploring Ice caves, Whale watching and swim in Myvatn nature bath. Winter nights where there is the opportunity to find the Northern lights in the clear night sky during winter time.

You will also enjoy the excellent hotels that we will book for You, where you will sleep sweetly and soundly to rest, have a delicious Breakfast and be ready for the next day’s adventures.

Book your tour now to enjoy Icelands beautiful nature.  Check availability by selecting a date.

 

Itinerary – day by day:

Day 1 – Golden Circle

Your journey will start in the capital – Reykjavik, where you will be met by a bus and will go directly to the famous Golden circle. To make this day even more interesting, you can add a horse tour and get a unique opportunity-a horse ride on an Icelandic horse.

Thingvellir National Park is the first stop of the tour. At this point, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates touch each other. The largest natural lake in Iceland is also located in the Thingvellir National Park, home to many species of fish and birds. Thingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage, as the Parliament of Iceland´s Parliement was founded there in 930 a.d.. The name “Þingvellir” translates as “Parliamentary Fields”. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Your next stop is the Geothermal geyser area, there are dozens of colourful bubbling hot springs and two Geysers. The same Geyser that gave the name to all the Geysers in the world – Geyser the father of all is dormant at the moment but the other, Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes.

At the end of the day, you will see the most famous waterfall Gullfoss, where water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two levels of total 32 meters high. The Golden ring got its name from Gullfoss, which means Golden Waterfall.

Optional: Horse back riding

 

Day 2 – South coast and glacier

On the second day of the tour you will drive the South coast, to the amazing waterfall Seljalandsfoss – 65 meters heigh. This stunning waterfall is one of the highest in Iceland and can be walked behind when weather conditions allow. Next you will see another waterfall – Skógafoss. The largest waterfall in Iceland. According to an ancient legend, the Vikings hid treasures in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. In addition to this part of the tour, you can go Glacier hiking on one of the Glaciers on the south coast, with a trained and experienced guide. Also there is possible to drive a snowmobile on the glacier with a guide and equipment needed for the ride.

The final stop of the day will be on the famous Black beach of Reynisfjara, a mysterious place with volcanic black sand and columnar basalt Stuðlaberg. There you can see the Black Basalt Columns are called “Reynisdrangar”. They stand out of the ocean as Troll fingers created by a volcano eruption thousands of years ago. From Cape Dirholey you can enjoy beautiful views of the black sand beaches, the black basalt columns of Reynisdrangar and from the North – the mighty Katla volcano that sleeps under the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. On a clear day, almost the entire coastline can be seen. In the summer, thousands of puffins build their nests on the grassy slopes around.

Optional: Snowmobiling

 

Day 3 – Ice Cave and Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón

You dreamed to see the Ice Cave with your own eyes – today this day has come! If you are traveling from April to October.

This is a rare phenomenon of nature, when the meltwater from the glacier freezes in such a way that forms these fantastic caves. These amazing impressions will remain with You for the rest of your life. And, of course, you will make gorgeous photos. Experienced guide will guide you through the unique ice and share their knowledge about the glacier.

Your next stop is the Glacial Lagoon of Jökulsárlón and Diamond beach. Here You will see large icebergs drifting quietly in the direction of the ocean. Take a walk along the glacial lagoon and enjoy the stunning views. Diamond beach on the other side of the road. Icebergs from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon end up in the Atlantic Ocean, where winds and the force of the tides throw them back to the sandy beach sparkling like diamonds in all shapes and sizes.

Optional: Ice Caving or Glacial hiking

 

Day 4 – Eastfjords

You will spend the fourth day in the Eastern fjords of Iceland, where you will see amazing and unique wildlife. This is the only place in Iceland where you can see Reindeers. Deep Fjords – high mountain ranges and the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier, rising in the West, the largest in Iceland. Going through and stopping when needed in the peaceful fishing villages on the coast line.

Hallormsstaðaskógur forest Is Your next destination. The largest forest in Iceland. There are almost no trees in Iceland, so it is unusual to see a forest here! Next You will see a Lake Lagarflót. Try to see with your own eyes a mythical creature that looks like a worm, which, as local legends say, lives in the depths of the lake

 

Day 5  lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir fortress and Námaskarð pass (Dettifoss)

Traveling from East Iceland towards the North we will drive through the Glacial Valley, over high mountains of Möðrudalsheiði and if weather allows to explore Dettifoss. The second most powerful waterfall in Europe.

You will explore the geothermal area around lake Mývatn. Here you will see unusual lava formations, mud pools and other unique natural beauties.

Driving through the Namaskarð pass, a high-temperature geothermal zone where the earth boils and gurgles. The orange and red landscape in this area shows how diverse Icelandic nature can be.

Your next stop is Dimmuborgir columnar basalt area, also called the Black Fortress

-a place where you explore a field of unusual lava formations, unique shapes that rise from the ground. Their outlines, according to legends, resemble trolls, elves and other mythical creatures.

Relax and unwind in the warm waters at the Mývatn Natural Geothermal Spa. The water rises here from a depth of 2500 meters.

Add the entrance fee as an extra when booking.

Akureyri is Your stop for the night. On the way you will see the amazing waterfall Godafoss – “waterfall of the gods”.

Optional: Myvatn Nature Bath

 

Day 6 – Northern Iceland

The last day of the tour will take place on the way from the Northern capital of Iceland – Akureyri to the main-Reykjavik, in the South. Of course, with a couple of interesting stops along the way. The first of them is the village of Hauganes, located near Akureyri. Here you can choose a Whale Safari and see humpback whales and other inhabitants of the deep waters. Or you can choose Beer spa “Beer SPA”. Take a dip in warm beer and brewer’s yeast, which are good for your skin and hair. You can enjoy a cold beer while you bathe in the warmth. Add the entrance to the beer baths as an extra when booking.There is a lot to see in this small town. We recommend that you take a walk around this lovely town. It has a charming Harbor and a beautiful black sandy beach with views of the ocean and the enchanting high mountains. Add a Whale Safari tour as an extra when booking. (Note that you can’t choose both on this day).

After your visit to Hauganes, you will go to Reykjavik. There are many attractions in the capital that are worth seeing. It’s up to you how you spend the rest of your time. Everyone should find something to their liking, whether it’s whale watching, delicious food or shopping. We do not recommend booking a flight home on the same evening, as the weather can be unpredictable and delays during the tour may affect your itinerary.

Optional: Whale Watching or Beer Spa

 

Main Information

Pickup information

Be ready to depart at 08:30.

Collecting you and your co-travellers from hotels can take 30 minutes. Please be ready at a chosen location at the specified time. Carefully read where you will be met – at Your hotel or at the designated place (bus stop). How to get to the bus stops you can see on the website www.busstop.is.

 

Not included

• Any additional activity (can be added during the booking process)

• Lunch and dinner

What to take with you

• Camera

• Warm clothing (first layer)

•Waterproof clothing (second layer)

• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)

• Swimsuit and towel (can be rented at the Spa for an additional fee)

• Good mood!

 

Important information:

* Customers traveling alone will get one room. When booking for 2 people there will be a double room. When booking 3 or more people-triple rooms will be automatically booked. For example, a group of 8 people will get 2 triple rooms and 1 double. If it does not meet your requirements, please contact Us.

* Customers choose between a beer bath or whale watching on day 6. You cannot select both options.

* The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this route is designed to maximize your chances of seeing it, weather permitting. Please note that there is no Northern lights hunting on this tour, but your guide will let you know if conditions are favorable and advise you on how and where to see it best.

* Maximum baggage weight is 24 kg per person – 0ne bag per person. If you have extra bags or more baggage then we can store it at our office for a fee of 2000 ISK per luggage while you take this trip. This is due to limited capacatiy of the bus for each trip.

• In case of extreme weather, some events may be cancelled. If this happens, we will help you change or book other events whenever possible. The difference in price will be refunded to you.

* Icelandic roads and sidewalks are very slippery in winter. We recommend that you bring shoes with non-slip soles or cramp ons. Cramp ons can be bought here in most supermarkets and gas stations.

* Pick You up from Reykjavik and bring You back to the city. You can pay for the transfer to the airport separately. The arrival time back to Reykjavik at the end of the tour varies depending on the weather and traffic.

The cancellation of the tour.

* Cancellation and reimbursement of individual services is not impossible. But if the tour is completely canceled, they are covered and reimbursed.

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8 Day Tour Around Iceland – Small Groups

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8 days around Iceland

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8 days around Iceland with a mini bus - special spring trip

Join us on an exceptional 8-day expedition to Iceland’s most popular attractions. We start from Reykjavik. We will visit the most famous and beautiful places in Iceland, including several little-known treasures of Icelandic nature.

This 8-day tour will take you along the Golden Circle with all its amazing sights. You will see the great Gulfoss Waterfall, Geyser geothermal area and the UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park. Then you will head to the popular South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach Reynisfjara and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, including the Diamond beach. After exploring the East Fjords, you will explore the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, lake Mývatn with its unique surroundings, and then travel to the Northern capital Akureyri, and then west part of Iceland and thenback South to Reykjavik. Last day you will be driven back to airport. 

You can book additional tours and activities to make your experience even more striking, such as Horse Riding, Hiking and Exploring the glacier. 

You will also enjoy the excellent hotels that we will book for You, where you will sleep sweetly and soundly to rest, have a delicious Breakfast and be ready for the next day’s adventures.

Book your tour now to enjoy Iceland during spring. Check availability by selecting a date.

Itinenary – Route by day:

Day 1 – Pick up at airport and go tot he blue lagoon – start the trip by visiting this unique lagoon and have a great swim and relaxing time after a long flight. After that we will drive you to your hotel that you will chose your self and is not included.  

Optional: Admission to Blue Lagoon

 

 

Day 2 – Golden Circle

Your journey will start in the capital – Reykjavik, where you will be met by a bus and will go directly to the famous Golden circle. To make this day even more interesting, you can add a horse tour and get a unique opportunity-a horse ride on an Icelandic horse.

Thingvellir National Park is the first stop of the tour. At this point, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates touch each other. The largest natural lake in Iceland is also located in the Thingvellir National Park, home to many species of fish and birds. Thingvellir has an amazing cultural heritage, as the Parliament of Iceland´s Parliement was founded there in 930 a.d.. The name “Þingvellir” translates as “Parliamentary Fields”. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Your next stop is the Geothermal geyser area, there are dozens of colourful bubbling hot springs and two Geysers. The same Geyser that gave the name to all the Geysers in the world – Geyser the father of all is dormant at the moment but the other, Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes.

At the end of the day, you will see the most famous waterfall Gullfoss, where water from the glacial river Hvítá rushes down two levels of total 32 meters high. The Golden ring got its name from Gullfoss, which means Golden Waterfall.

Optional: Horse back riding

 

 

Day 3-South coast and glacier

On the third day of the tour you will drive the South coast, to the amazing waterfall Seljalandsfoss – 65 meters heigh. This stunning waterfall is one of the highest in Iceland and can be walked behind when weather conditions allow. Next you will see another waterfall – Skógafoss. The largest waterfall in Iceland. According to an ancient legend, the Vikings hid treasures in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. 

The final stop of the day will be on the famous Black beach of Reynisfjara, a mysterious place with volcanic black sand and columnar basaltStuðlaberg. There you can see the Black Basalt Columns are called “Reynisdrangar”. They stand out of the ocean as Troll fingers created by a volcano eruption thousands of years ago. From Cape Dirholey you can enjoy beautiful views of the black sand beaches, the black basalt columns of Reynisdrangar and from the North – the mighty Katla volcano that sleeps under the glacier Mýrdalsjökull. On a clear day, almost the entire coastline from the village Selfoss can be seen. In the summer, thousands of puffins build their nests on the grassy slopes around.

Its possible if weather allows to go snowmobile on one of the Glacials on the south coast. 

Optional:  Snowmobiling

 

Day 4 – Ice Cave and Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón

You dreamed to see a glacier with your own eyes  – today this day has come! Both glacial walking and if weather conditions allow then to visit the blue glacial cave.

This is a rare phenomenon of nature, when the meltwater from the glacier freezes in such a way that forms these fantastic caves. These amazing impressions will remain with You for the rest of your life. And, of course, you will make gorgeous photos. Experienced guide will guide you through the unique ice and share their knowledge about the glacier.

Your next stop is the Glacial Lagoon of Jökulsárlón and Diamond beach. Here You will see large icebergs drifting quietly in the direction of the ocean. Take a walk along the glacial lagoon and enjoy the stunning views. Diamond beach on the other side of the road. Icebergs from the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon end up in the Atlantic Ocean, where winds and the force of the tides throw them back to the sandy beach sparkling like diamonds in all shapes and sizes.

Optional: Glacier Hiking / Ice Cave Exploration with guide

 

Day 5-Eastfjords

You will spend the fifth day in the Eastern fjords of Iceland, where you will see amazing and unique wildlife. This is the only place in Iceland where you have the change see Reindeers if we are lucky. Deep Fjords – high mountain ranges and the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier, rising in the West, the largest in Iceland. Going through and stopping when needed in the peaceful fishing villages on the coast line.

Hallormsstaðaskógur forest Is Your next destination. The largest forest in Iceland. There are almost no trees in Iceland, so it is unusual to see a forest here! Next You will see a Lake Lagarflót. Try to see with your own eyes a mythical creature that looks like a worm, which, as local legends say, lives in the depths of the lake.

 

Day 6-lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir fortress and Namaskarð pass (Dettifoss)

Traveling from East Iceland towards the North we will drive through the Glacial Valley, over high mountains of Möðrudalsheiði and if weather allows to explore Dettifoss. The second most powerful waterfall in Europe.

You will explore the geothermal area around lake Mývatn. Here you will see unusual lava formations, mud pools and other unique natural beauties.

Driving through the Namaskarð pass, a high-temperature geothermal zone where the earth boils and gurgles. The orange and red landscape in this area shows how diverse Icelandic nature can be.

Your next stop is Dimmuborgir columnar basalt area, also called the Black Fortress -a place where you explore a field of unusual lava formations, unique shapes that rise from the ground. Their outlines, according to legends, resemble trolls, elves and other mythical creatures.

Relax and unwind in the warm waters at the Mývatn Natural Geothermal Spa. The water rises here from a depth of 2500 meters.

Akureyri is Your stop for the night. On the way you will see the amazing waterfall Godafoss – “waterfall of the gods”.

Optional: Admission to Myvatn Nature Bath

 

 

Day 7 -Northern Iceland

This day of the tour will take place on the way from the Northern capital of Iceland – Akureyri to West part of Iceland. Of course, with a couple of interesting stops along the way. The first of them is the village of Hauganes, located near Akureyri. Here you can choose a Whale Safari and see humpback whales and other inhabitants of the deep waters. Or you can choose Beer spa “Beer SPA”. Take a dip in warm beer and brewer’s yeast, which are good for your skin and hair. You can enjoy a cold beer while you bathe in the warmth. Add the entrance to the beer baths as an extra when booking. There is a lot to see in this small town. We recommend that you take a walk around this lovely town. It has a charming Harbour and a beautiful black sandy beach with views of the ocean and the enchanting high mountains. Add a Whale Safari tour as an extra when booking. (Note that you can’t choose both on this day).

After your visit to Hauganes, you will travel to the west part of Iceland. 

Optional: Whale watching or Beer Bath

 

Day 8 – West Iceland and ending in Reykjavik.

On the last day of our round trip around Iceland we will explore the west part of Iceland with emphasis on Snæfellsnes peninsula. We will be driving the peninsula and exploring fantastic scenarios on the way. 

The glacier Snæfellsjökull will be seen standing high on the end of the peninsula and the surroundings of the glacier has some good energy according to many who have visited. 

We will explore Búðir church and Vatnshellir cave and explore the cave for those who are interested and after a stop there we will look at other beautiful scenarios.  We will stop by Kirkjufell mountain that is famous for its picturesque features. 

We will then drive back to Reykjavik to your hotel that you have booked or to the airport if you like as extra.

Optional: Cave Exploring and Airport Transfer

 

 
Main Information

Pickup information

Be ready to depart at 08:00.

Collecting you and your co-travellers from hotels can take 30 minutes. Please be ready at a chosen location at the specified time. Carefully read where you will be met – at Your hotel or at the designated place (bus stop). How to get to the bus stops you can see on the website www.busstop.is.

 

Not included

• Any additional activity (can be added during the booking process)

• Lunch and dinner

What to take with you

• Camera

• Warm clothing (first layer)

• Waterproof clothing (second layer)

• Hiking boots (available for rent when booking)

• Swimsuit and towel (can be rented at the Spa for an additional fee)

• Good mood!

 

Important information:

* Customers traveling alone will get one room (can be extra cost for single rooms). When booking for 2 people there will be a double room. When booking 3 or more people-triple rooms will be automatically booked. For example, a group of 8 people will get 2 triple rooms and 1 double. If it does not meet your requirements, please contact Us.

* Customers choose between a beer bath or whale watching on day 6. You cannot select both options.

* The Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this route is designed to maximize your chances of seeing it, weather permitting. Please note that there is no Northern lights hunting on this tour, but your guide will let you know if conditions are favorable and advise you on how and where to see it best.

* Maximum baggage weight is 24 kg per person – 0ne bag per person. If you have extra bags or more baggage then we can store it at our office for a fee of 2000 ISK per luggage while you take this trip. This is due to limited capacatiy of the bus for each trip.

• In case of extreme weather, some events may be cancelled. If this happens, we will help you change or book other events whenever possible. The difference in price will be refunded to you.

* Pick You up from Reykjavik and bring You back to the city. You can pay for the transfer to the airport separately. The arrival time back to Reykjavik at the end of the tour varies depending on the weather and traffic.

The cancellation of the tour.

* Cancellation must be made more than 2 weeks before the specified start time of the tour in your voucher. To cancel your reservation and request a refund, simply contact gus@friend.is and request a full cancellation.

•  But if the tour is completely canceled by tour company you get full refund 

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