8 Days Of

ICELAND LUXE SUMMER

Duration: 8 Days

Season: April – September

Regions Featured: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Myvatn, South Coast

Program Overview

Does your bucket list include a vacation in Iceland to experience the fascinating natural wonders of the country? Have only a week? We have the perfect Iceland vacation for you! Our Deluxe Summer Iceland Vacation in 8 Days features the very best highlights of the country at a relaxed pace and no hectic, noisy, big bus tours to endure. Visit Iceland in style and comfort, with just the right amount of local, expert-led guided tours so the destination comes to life. This program is full of tastes, sights, and experiences you’ll treasure for many years to come. It offers an efficient, yet leisurely way to travel to Iceland.

This vacation package reveals much of Iceland’s majestic scenery, amazing wildlife, and epic history, including Viking adventures, traditional sagas, and tales of mysterious hidden folk that continue to inspire modern sagas, like Game of Thrones and the Star Wars franchise.

Iceland is full of wide-open and uncrowded spaces and exceptionally-high standards of living. Its citizens consistently rank in the top 5 happiest people on earth. In this trip to Iceland you will discover this safe, clean and green land filled with friendly locals, most of whom speak English, and welcome you to their beautiful country. Visit Iceland as if it were your home for a week.

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Included in this Deluxe Vacation in Iceland

7 nights at centrally-located, 4-star hotels with daily Icelandic breakfast buffet for all guests;

Roundtrip flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri;

4 comprehensive guided tours led by the most friendly and knowledgeable local guides;

Hotel pick up and drop off for your guided tours;

Entrance tickets and transportation to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa (premium package);

Private transfers between Keflavik International Airport and your Reykjavik Hotel;

All of our services: preparing and implementing your entire Iceland vacation (including your personalized travel book), addressing all your questions and taking great care of you prior to your vacation and while you travel.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

  • A visit to Reykjavik’s newest geothermal spa, the Sky Lagoon (with private transportation)
  • A thrilling snowmobile ride on a glacier
  • A helicopter tour like no other, where you will experience Iceland’s complex geology from the sky

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Price Table

Prices Per Person From: (USD)

# of Travelers LUXE Tour
2 people $6,068
4 people $5,221
6 people $4,693
8+ people $4,597
Timeline

Day 1

Arrival In Iceland

After arriving at Keflavik Airport you’ll enjoy a private transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. The afternoon is free to explore.

Main Attractions:
Sky Lagoon (optional add-on)

Accommodation: 
Hotel Borg

Day 1

Day 2

The Golden Circle Tour (Private)

Enjoy a full day tour exploring the 200-mile scenic route known as the Golden Circle.

Main Attractions:
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Gullfoss Waterfall

Accommodation: 
Hotel Borg

Day 2

Day 3

Reykjavik Sightseeing

Today you will receive a morning tour of Reykjavik. Easily walkable, the city is colorful, compact and features striking architecture.

Main Attractions: 
Hallgrímskirkja Church
Harpa Concert Hall
Sun Voyager Sculpture
Laugavegur Street

Accommodation: 
Hotel Borg

Day 3

Day 4

The Wonders Of The South Coast

Discover what the south coast of Iceland has to offer, from breathtaking waterfalls to black-sand beaches, caves and villages.

Main Attractions:
Skogafoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Dyrholaey Rock Formation
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Accommodation:
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 4

Day 5

Akureyri – Capital Of The North

Take a quick 45-minute flight to Akureyi where you will spend the next 2 nights exploring Iceland’s “Capital of the North”.

Main Attractions:
Akureyri Whale Watching

Accommodation:
Hotel Kria

Day 5

Day 6

Lake Myvatn Region – Geological Extremes

A full-day Lake Mytvan adventure is on the cards for today. An are with active volcano activity, boiling mud pools, hot springs and the Dettifoss Waterfall.

Main Attractions: 
Hverir Mud Pools
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
Dettifoss Waterfall
Myvatn Nature Baths

Accommodation:
Hotel Kria

Day 6

Day 7

Return To Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon

Return to Reykjavik for your last full day and a visit to The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most popular geothermal spa.

Main Attractions: 
Blue Lagoon

Accommodation:
Hotel Kria

Day 7

Day 8

Return Home

It’s time to check out, and return to Keflavik airport for your flight home. When will you travel to Iceland again?

Day 8

Itinerary

In this vacation package you’ll soon come to realize why Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice. You will also discover why this is one of our best tours of Iceland. The country is home to volcanos as well as glaciers like Sólheimajökull, and well over a thousand waterfalls, like multi-tiered Gulfoss, or ones that can be viewed on both sides, like Skógafoss. Be amazed by its black sand beaches, like Reynisfjara, along with the charming villages like Vik along its South Coast. Strokkur & Geysir hot springs and other geothermal features like the Blue Lagoon are just some of the many natural wonders here. Explore its 200-mile scenic route, the Golden Circle, visit Thingvellir National Park, home to the world’s oldest parliament, sitting atop the Eurasian and American tectonic plates, so you can stand on two continents while you visit. These are all musts, especially when you visit Iceland for the first time. Reykjavik is a compact and colorful city, the world’s northernmost capital, featuring striking architecture like HARPA Concert Hall and Halgrimskirkja Church, which mirror the stark rock formations found along the island’s coast. Easily walkable, this young city is filled with an array of charming shops, quirky museums, lively restaurants, and exciting bars waiting right outside your hotel. There will also be plenty of time for you to relax while you visit Iceland. It is a vacation, after all!

Dubbed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri is Iceland’s 4th largest city and, despite being only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, its temperature is relatively mild, owing to the surrounding mountains which protect the city from the country’s blowing winds, so that this city can even feature botanical gardens. Here is what many consider a more authentic and hidden away area of Iceland, with small artisan workshops and farms as well as more wide-open spaces. A stop in Akureyri makes your Iceland vacation more authentic. Here you’ll also find more of the fascinating geological features that add to Iceland’s appeal. A full-day Lake Mývatn adventure through an area with active volcanic activity will reveal the undulating Skútustaðagígar, formed by gas explosions as boiling lava flowed over the wetlands and the boiling Hverir Mud Pools. But the earth isn’t always raging, there’s the lovely Grjótagjá Rift, a lava cave with hot springs tucked away inside, the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields like nature’s own sculpture garden and the Dettifoss Waterfall. When you tour the area, you won’t want to miss a soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths, offering thermal relaxation with amazing views. The best tours of Iceland expose you to geothermal wonders and we know that. Many travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, in the winter time, but there is much to be appreciated in the country year round. This vacation package is ideal for the months of April through September.

 Another quick flight will take you back to Reykjavik, where you will be picked up and driven to the south coast of Iceland, famous for hosting some of the countries most visited natural attractions. You will leave behind the amazing geological formations of Myvatn, in the north, to discover a collection of breathtaking waterfalls, black-sand beaches, caves and villages. From there we will take you further east, where you will see the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach, which gets its name from the large, gorgeous ice formations resting on its volcanic sand. There you will jump on a Zodiac boat and get up and close to deep-blue icebergs, an experience you are bound to treasure forever. Spend one last great night of sleep and we will pick you up and take you back to Keflavik airport, on Day 10, for your safe return home.

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FAQs

Our group tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations in the company of a very experienced Tour Director and a small group of fellow travelers. Group sizes are limited to 12 travelers and a limited number of departure dates are offered for each tour throughout the year. The Tour Director accompanies the group from beginning to end of the tour and often a private driver and vehicle (luxury mini coach) are also employed for maximum comfort. Additionally, we count on the expertise of several local guides at each of the destinations visited, further enhancing the experience. Our group tours typically include most dinners, in order to better showcase local cuisines, and allow for the exploration of more remote destinations.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling in the most worry-free manner possible while discovering destinations in the company of others, making new friends along the way.

Our private tours allow travelers to explore Scandinavian destinations with programs offering a great balance between pre-arranged activities and free time to explore. When implementing one of our private programs for you, we handle all the logistics involved, including: hotels, airport transfers, transportation from city to city and all guided activities and excursions. You will not be with a Tour Director throughout the program, but you will enjoy a number of sightseeing experiences led by experienced local guides. We can work with your desired dates, provided that availability exists at the many services involved in your program.
This option is ideal for travelers who enjoy traveling independently and with a higher degree of flexibility to explore each location on their own.

Technically, Scandinavia refers primarily to Norway, Denmark and Sweden. When thinking of Nordic Countries, add to the list Finland and Iceland as well. Discover Scandinavia Tours can take you to any location in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Currently we also offer extensions in Estonia, which is of particularly convenient access when visiting Finland, given that Tallinn – Estonia’s beautiful capital – can be reached by a short ferry ride from Helsinki.

Simple: just call us at 800-936-2814 and talk to one of our Scandinavia specialists. Alternatively, you can email us at
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If you are interested in a group tour, you can book any departure as long as there are seats available (but remember: we have a maximum of 12 seats per departure, so booking early is recommendable). If you want a private tour, you can book as far as 2 years in advance. For last-minute travelers, please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 30 days to implement a private program.

With our group tours of Scandinavia you can choose from a number of fixed departures throughout the year. If you need more flexible dates, our private tours allow us to work with any dates you have in mind, provided that we find adequate availability at all hotels and other services included in your particular program.

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In short, you can typically view the Northern Lights between September and March. But if you really want a memorable Northern Lights vacation, we created an entire blog post dedicated to this question, which you can read RIGHT HERE.

You most certainly can! Just email us ([email protected]) or call us (800-936-2814) and we will start your dream Scandinavian vacation with a free consultation.

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