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The Island

Iceland is not only closer than you think, but far different than you ever imagined. Where else can you witness such marvels of Mother Nature as a tremendous icecap and several glaciers, spouting geysers and steaming solfataras, volcanoes (hopefully dormant), raging rivers and magnificent waterfalls, a multitude of birds, cavorting whales just offshore and many other surprises? Iceland has a population of just over 320,000 people, of which over half live in Reykjavik, and with a land area just 20% smaller than England it is very sparsely populated.

The Walking

Distances in Iceland are large and public transport outside of Reykjavik is sporadic, so to link all the walking places in Iceland the best way is by car. We have put together  holidays combining good walking with visiting the ‘must sees‘ of the country all linked by self drive car. You are unlikely to meet any other walkers in many places while walking around Iceland which is a delight, but you need to be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Our holidays will appeal to those who not only wish to see the major sites of this unique country but also to explore it close up and not just from a car window. There is a choice of walks at most locations for all abilities.

The Route               

The itinerary has much to offer, with spectacular waterfalls and remote mountains to ascend. The East and South has more dramatic coastal scenery and the possibility of glacier walking whereas the North & West combines more thermal activity, volcanic walking and of course, whale watching.

We are able to adapt the route to satisfy your personal requirements, but will not be able to include locations one of our team has not visited and experienced. The first and last days can also be adjusted depending on time of arrival and departures.

Driving Around

Driving in Iceland is a real joy. Although some of the minor roads have dirt surfaces, all but a very short distance of the main road is paved and all rural roads are pretty empty. Reykjavik is busy and does have some traffic jams at peak times but the rest of the country is traffic jam free. The distances are large with long periods of driving without a building or any other sign of human habitation in sight - just spectacular scenery, mountain ranges to cross, mountain streams and rivers to follow and waterfalls to spot. You will pass through isolated settlements either for farmers or fishermen, and you look at their lifestyle with envy of their spectacular views and setting and fear of what it is like to live so far away from anyone else.  We provide a booklet with detailed driving directions.

Personalised quotation

We will gladly send you a personalised quotation for the holiday, duration and routing of your choice, we do not however offer locations that we have not visited, or hotels we have not stayed in.

Walk Grading

Self-Guided – A choice of Easy, Moderate & Challenging walks.


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13 Nights – East & South

9 Nights – East & South

7 Nights – East & South

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Iceland

We have chosen mostly accommodation located on farms, an Icelandic speciality. You stay in the farmer's purpose built building which offer not only quality accommodation but the joy of staying in a rural environment. They are effectively small country hotels with all modern facilities, en suite rooms and television. Each of the families will provide you with an excellent dinner and breakfast featuring local produce some originating from the farm.

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HB = dinner, bed & breakfast included BB = Bed and Breakfast RO = Room only DD = Driving distance in miles directly between hotels

Day 1 Arrive Keflavik, the international airport for Reykjavik. Drive to your first hotel near the small town of Selfoss. If arriving early, you could swim in the famous Blue Lagoon or stop off and take a walk to bathe in a hot river above Hveragerdi. HB. DD 76 miles

Day 2 Walk the Golden Triangle. Overnight Selfoss. HB

Day 3 Drive to Gauksmyri for walk around town then onwards to Akureyri. HB. DD 268 miles

Day 4 Walk to the top of Sulur a delightful summit with commanding views from the top down the fjord and towards central Iceland, then drive onward to Husivik. Take a break enroute and walk to the viewpoints above Godafoss (The Gods Waterfall). Overnight at Husavik. BB. Enjoy dinner in one of the superb seafood restaurants. DD 58 miles

Day 5 Drive to Dettifoss Waterfall considered by many to be the most impressive in Europe. After a short walk, drive on and take a longer walk to the spectacular Asbyrgi valley and the impressive Jokulsa Canyon. (5 hours ascent/descent 200m) return by a great drive along the Arctic coast. Overnight at Husavik. BB  

Day 6 Either take one of the many whale watching trips run by ex-whalers (not included in the price) and visit the fascinating whale museum, in this whale watching capital of Iceland. Then drive to Myvatn. Or drive to Myvatn and take one of the many walking options in the area. Overnight at Myvatn. HB DD 40 miles

Day 7 Drive to the eastern fjords through some spectacular scenery (even for Iceland), then onto your hotel at Flolstodir, from where you can take a local walk in the area of this beautiful fjord. Overnight Flolstodir HB DD 130 miles

Day 8 The first of many spectacular coastal drives, amongst the best in the world. Today you drive to Djupivogur a small fishing village. If you arrive in time walk around the nearby headland and see the reason why this area is famous for birdlife. Overnight Djupivogur BB DD 80 miles

Day 9 Continue along the coast skirting the edge of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokul. Stop at Skaftafell and undertake a walk to the edge of a glacier. Also stop en-route at the ice blue glacial Lake Jokulsarlon to view floating icebergs. Overnight Kirkjubaejarklaustur HB DD 187 miles

Day 10 Return to Skaftafell National Park where you have a choice of walks and the possibility of a guided glacier walk. Overnight Kirkjubaejarklaustur HB

Day 11 Drive on the latest section of highway 1 to be completed allowing a circumnavigation only from 1974. Stop in and visit Vik and take a walk to a fine viewpoint of the Glacier. Take a short visit to the majestic waterfall of Skogarfoss and explore the area. Return car and overnight Reykjavik RO DD 163 miles

Day 12 Transfer to the airport and fly home.


We can put together any combination of the days above to fit the time you have and your particular interests. Just contact us and we will discuss your particular requirements.

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Iceland enjoys a much milder climate than its name and location adjacent to the Arctic Circle would imply. A branch of the Gulf Stream flows along the southern and the western coast greatly moderating the climate. The walking season is short, from middle of June to September with the first and last months being still quite cold and could be interrupted by poor weather. The days have almost endless daylight in June and July. Even in July and August you can have cold days and there is always the chance of rain and storms. It is very rarely 'hot'.



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There are daily flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, as well as regular flights from London Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Points north of London are closer to the destination so there is usually no flight supplement on the base air seat price.

Car Hire

We include a rental car in all of our options. When in Reykjavik we do not include a car as they are not needed in the city, in fact they can be a liability. Our prices are based on a saloon car, we do recommend that you consider a larger car or even 4x4 as driving distances can be large and you may be driving on unpaved roads where a 4x4 is more comfortable, these are at a supplement.

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Iceland

Included:

·         The number of nights accommodation with half board* or B&B (room only in Reykjavik) as indicated

·         Group A car hire collected from the airport and returned when itinerary returns to Reykjavik (a car is a liability in the city)

·         Return transfer to Reykjavik airport

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast. In Reykjavik accommodation is room only

Optional:

·         Superior rooms available at some hotels and higher category hotel possible in Reykjavik at small supplements, please enquire further.

·         'With flights' includes typical flight prices* from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen or Glasgow

 

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Not Included:

·         Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices are valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on a shared twin/double standard room.

Please note these prices may differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices

Route

Dates

Half board* except nights indicated which are B&B  (room only in Reykjavik) 

With Flights

Half board* except nights indicated which are B&B  (room only in Reykjavik)

Own International Flights

Duration

Nights B&B (room only in Reykjavik)

Full Circle 

May

3119

2989

21

4

Jun – Aug

3919

3739

Sep – Oct

3539

3409

May

2179

2049

14

4

Jun – Aug

2769

2589

Sep – Oct

2479

2349

May

1765

1635

11

3

Jun – Aug

2199

2019

Sep – Oct

1915

1785

West & North

May

2129

1999

14

2

Jun – Aug

2695

2515

Sep – Oct

2319

2189

May

1659

1529

10

2

Jun – Aug

1995

1815

Sep – Oct

1749

1619

May

1325

1195

7

2

Jun – Aug

1649

1469

Sep – Oct

1426

1295

East & South

May

2079

1949

13

3

Jun – Aug

2609

2429

Sep – Oct

2349

2219

May

1559

1429

9

1

Jun – Aug

1915

1735

Sep – Oct

1725

1595

May

1389

1249

7

1

Jun – Aug

1649

1469

Sep – Oct

1489

1359

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast 

Higher category hotels available in some locations, also higher category rooms possible, please enquire.

We can put any itinerary combination together for your needs, please enquire for details.

Extra nights and single room prices upon application.

Book before 31 Dec 2017 and deduct:  
£200 for 20+ nights  
£150 for 14-20 nights  
£50 for 6-13 nights  


Book in Jan/Feb 2018 and deduct:  
£100 for 20+ nights  
£90 for 14-20 nights  

£25 for 6-13 nights

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