Duration
12 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Iceland
Iceland is a natural wonder. Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle and straddling one of the most volcanically active spots on earth, Iceland offers a wealth of outdoor activities. On this 12 day tour you will visit the grounds of Höfði House, the location of the 1986 summit that marked the end of the Cold War, Enjoy the warm soothing waters of the world-famous geothermal Blue Lagoon and much more.
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • View Lake Mývatn with its crystal-blue waters and take a dip in the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Visit Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest glacier in Europe
  • Save Up to $850pp!

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Return economy flights from Australia
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
10 nights accommodations
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
19 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included
Save Up to $850pp!

TRAVEL DATES 
Departures in 2019: 
  • May: 22
  • Jun: 05
  • Jul: 24
  • Aug: 31
  • Sep: 18

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Depart for Iceland
  • Day 2 Arrive in Reykjavik
  • Day 3 Arrive in Keflavik, Morning City Sightseeing, The Blue Lagoon / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Snæfellsnes Peninsula / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Akureyri, Botanical Gardens / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Héðinsfjörður Tunnel, Siglufjörður in North Iceland / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss Waterfall, Natural Baths / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Iceland’s Eastfjords, Icelandic War Museum / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Skaftafell National Park, South Coast and Waterfalls / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir, Þingvellir, Reykjavík / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 12 Depart Iceland / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Reykjavik: Radisson Blu Saga
  • Snæfellsbæ: Fosshotel Hellnar or similar
  • Borgarbyggd: Hotel Husafell
  • Stykkisholmur: Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
  • Akureyri: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
  • Myvatn: Sel Hotel Myvatn
  • Egilsstadir: Icelandair Hotel Herad
  • Faskrudsfjordur: Fosshotel Eastfjords
  • Hofn: Fosshotel Vatnajokull or similar
  • Fludir: Icelandair Hotel Fludir

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple dates in 2019
  • Advertised Price based on a 22 May 2019 departure at time of publishing.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveler names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: visa, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
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1

Depart for Iceland

2

Arrive in Reykjavik

Arrive in Iceland, “Land of Ice and Fire”. Transfer from Keflavik airport to your hotel in Reykjavik. Time to rest after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
3

Arrive in Keflavik, Morning City Sightseeing, The Blue Lagoon

Early morning arrival in Iceland, “Land of Ice and Fire”. Transfer from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik where you will enjoy breakfast with your fellow travelers. After breakfast, drive through the capital for a morning sightseeing tour of Reykjavík. The tour traverses the old town center to the Alþingi Parliament, the Dómkirkjan Cathedral, city hall, the harbor, and the National Museum. Then onward to Höfði House, the site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met. Enjoy a stop at the viewing deck at Perlan, located on Öskjuhlíð hill, for spectacular views over the capital area, followed by a visit to Hallgrímskirkja church*, one of Reykjavík’s landmarks, and the Sun Voyager sculpture. In the afternoon, visit the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral-rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. Enjoy a refreshing bath in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties. * Visitors will not be permitted to enter the church if Mass is in session
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Today, embark on a full day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a Green Globe benchmark region, making it a model for sustainable tourism. Snæfellsnes is a unique area with a variety of geological features such as lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, mineral springs, beautifully formed rocks, and yellow and black sand beaches. Stop at a number of fascinating sites such as the Gerðuberg basalt columns, Arnarstapi Harbor and and Ytri-Tunga beach to see the seal colony there. On a clear day, enjoy views of Snæfellsjökull Glacier atop a beautifully shaped stratovolcano. The glacier and the unspoiled natural wonders surrounding it are the setting of Jules Verne’s classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth and is rumored to be one of the seven most magical sites on Earth. Dinner at the hotel later this evening.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Akureyri, Botanical Gardens

Today, an early departure to Akureyri, cultural capital of the North, nestled at the head of Iceland’s greatest fjord, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks. An orientation tour familiarizes you with the town’s history as a trading center established in 1602. You can still see some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens featuring specimens of almost all native Icelandic plants. Then, walk through the energetic center of the town with its lively cafes and handicraft shops. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Héðinsfjörður Tunnel, Siglufjörður in North Iceland

Travel through the Héðinsfjörður Tunnel to the historic herring-fishing town of Siglufjörður, the closest town to the Arctic Circle, clinging to a dramatic fjord on the very edge of Iceland’s steep northernmost mountains. On the tour of the award-winning Herring Era Museum, you’re introduced to the history of the very important herring fishing industry. Sample traditional rye bread, local herring and also the famous iced Icelandic schnapps! Leisure time to explore Siglufjörður. Wander through the art galleries, cafes and shops. At the end of the day, return to Akureyri via the villages of Ólafsfjörður and Dalvík.
MEALS: Breakfast
7

Lake Mývatn, Goðafoss Waterfall, Natural Baths

Today head to lovely Lake Mývatn, with its crystal-blue waters, in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for its geothermal activity. Stop at the majestic two-tiered Goðafoss Waterfall, named the “Waterfall of the Gods” according to Icelandic sagas. In this paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, scenes were filmed for some of the Game of Thrones episodes. After a morning of traversing spectacular landscapes, see the pseudo craters at Skútustaði and the bizarre lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Then relax at Myvatn Nature Baths where you will have free time to swim in the warm soothing waters. Afterward, continue southeast to your hotel in the remote eastern fjords region. Tonight, dinner together at your hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Iceland's Eastfjords, Icelandic War Museum

Today explore Iceland’s remote Eastfjords region, defined by breathtaking fjords and mountains, as well as charming fishing villages that dot the coastline. Look out for wild reindeer herds as you travel south through this colorful landscape. Visit the Icelandic War Museum in Reyðarfjörður, site of an Allied base during WWII, to learn about Icelandic life during this time. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then continue driving southward along the coast toward your hotel. En route, make several photo stops for unforgettable views. Upon arrival at your hotel, enjoy dinner together.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9

Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Discover the might of the Vatnajökull Glacier today, formed thousands of years ago, the largest glacier in all of Europe with several still-active volcanoes situated underneath the ice cap. Explore some of the glacier’s many outlets including Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. The astonishing blue ice makes this one of Iceland’s most iconic destinations. Season dependent, take a boat excursion that brings you face to face with these breathtaking natural wonders.* Cap off this exciting day with dinner together at your hotel in Höfn.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Skaftafell National Park, South Coast and Waterfalls

Amazing scenery awaits you today in the unique alpine setting of Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful mountainous region on the edge of the Vatnajökull Glacier. This national park has been shaped by glaciers and volcanoes slowly interacting over time, creating a place of unique beauty. It’s a perfect park to view the great contrasts between active volcanoes, mighty glaciers, powerful rivers and endless flat sandy plains. Watch the dramatic scenery of outwash plains and lava fields go by as you make your way to Dyrhólaey, a solitary cliff teeming with bird life. Then visit Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, two of the numerous awe-inspiring waterfalls set along the coast. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in the Flúðir area.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11

Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir, Þingvellir, Reykjavík

This morning visit the Friðheimar Tomato and Horse Farm. Here, meet with young Icelanders who innovated a process for growing tomatoes in bumble-bee nurtured greenhouses. See the beautiful Icelandic Horses and watch them perform before enjoying a taste of tomato soup and fresh-baked bread. Then stand upon one of the globe’s most geologically significant landscapes on the volcanic rift at the Strokkur Geyser. Watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. Then marvel at Gullfoss waterfall where the mighty Hvítá river appears to simply vanish into the earth, but a closer look reveals gorgeous staggered falls plunging into a crevice over 100 feet deep. Continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, this is an ideal place to see evidence of the rifting of the Earth’s crust. Þingvellir, literally “Parliament Plains”, is also the site of the world’s oldest existing Parliament, which first met here in 930 AD. Continue to Reykjavik where you will have an evening at leisure to explore this energetic city on your own. Perhaps choose to dine in one of the world-class restaurants on traditional Icelandic fish, or visit a lively pub, stylish club or stop at a cozy café in the trendy harbor area.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
12

Depart Iceland

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Dramatic waterfalls, mighty volcanoes, bubbling geysers and the Northern Lights await you on this full-guided tour of Iceland. Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is a country of contrasts and natural wonder. To the north is the famed Golden Circle, made up of Gulfoss, ‘the Golden Falls’ to the south lies quiet fishing villages glaciers and the volcano Eyjafjallajokull.

FLIGHT  Flights are included in this deal! NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
TRANSFER Arrival and departure transfers with FlyBus from/to Keflavik Airport are included in the deal!
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • Iceland enjoys a much milder climate than its name and location adjacent to the Arctic circle would imply.The winter season is the abode of long nights. However, the silence of the frozen expanse and the dance of the Aurora Borealis on a clear night sky is unique.
  • During wintertime, tourist should bring warm clothing, warm coat, mittens.

VISA  Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.

What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
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What type of clothes should I bring? During wintertime, tourist should bring warm clothing, warm coat, mittens.
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