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Iceland Discovery

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Iceland Discovery - Intrepid
Iceland Discovery - Intrepid
Starts
Reykjavik
+7 Destinations
The Ring Road
Ends
Reykjavik
Age Range
15 to 70 year olds
Good
11 reviews

Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Golden Waterfall
  • Soak in Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Relax in Europe’s hottest thermal spring
  • See the epic Skógafoss waterfall
Start and end in Reykjavik! With the in-depth cultural tour Iceland Discovery, you have a 10 day tour taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Iceland Discovery includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 1
    Written on August 3, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Absolutely fantastic trip not only because of the carefully planned itinerary but also the lovely guide from FunTravel Iceland. This 10day long tour covered all the sights I wanted to see in Iceland in the summer and Jura the lovely guide even added some extras (mostly waterfalls). Her local expertise meant that she not only tried to take us off the beaten track and show sights less frequented by tourists (hence less crowds) but also varied them to accommodate for the weather and road conditions and doing this whilst being on the go all the time. There is nothing I could fault with this trip – all items on the itinerary were as described (except for 1 accommodation on Vik but that was outside of the tour organizer’s control). The group age was between 19-55, mainly Australians with a couple of Europeans tagging along making it a lovely mix of people to chat to and experience this amazing country with. One thing is for sure – I will have to come back for a winter trip :) Thanks Jura for being a great guide, thanks Interpid and FunTours for organizing and conducting the trip.
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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 2
    Written on August 2, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    I did the 10 day Icelandic Discovery in July 2016. Before booking I was unaware these tours were designed for ages 25-65 etc. Being a young solo traveler the tour was a little bit too skewed for retiree aged, slow paced and often a little stale in terms of daily activities Myself and one other girl in her 20s were paired for most things as the rest of the group were over the age 40. Some ranged to 70. I booked as this is one of the only tours to complete the ring road and go to some areas off the track - just be aware this is not an adventure tour, eco tour or youth tour. It is designed for comfort for older travelers. Our guide was Icelandic and generally knowledgeable on the culture and language. As a guide she was a bit odd to begin with, not a traditional tour guide in any sense but everyone came around to her personality by the end of the trip. I will comment that is is NOT run by Intrepid and by another company called FUN Travel - something Intrepid did not tell me prior to booking. Another issue I had was I paid for twin share and was told myself and 2 other passengers would have to share the duration of the tour in a triple share. That was never an issue for me but I did pay for twin share, and was never offered compensation or an explanation as to why we had to share - one of those other women took this issue further to the Intrepid head office on day 1 of the tour and was given a private room the entire trip. Unsure how that is fair. The tour itself was good from day 1-5. The rest of the trip after was a little more time spent on the road and less time seeing things. Day 9 could easily be skipped. It was basically a slower version of driving back to the main city with some small towns included. The meals in Iceland are extremely expensive and you have no other choice as it is all planned for you - but not included in the price! Be aware of this and put cash aside as it is pricey. Lots of the farm stays and guesthouses were nice - especially in the South and East of the country. Highlights include horse riding (not included), hiking to a waterfall (guide does not join), and the glacier boat ride (the coldest spot on the tour!).
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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 3
    Written on April 30, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is the best Intrepid trip I have ever been on ! I knew Iceland was a natural wonderland but I was blown away by how beautiful and otherworldly this country is! This trip is a whirlwind. Our trip leader Dora was amazing and did such a fantastic job - she was our driver, our cook, our teacher and storyteller. I loved every aspect of this trip. The accommodations were amazing, top notch quality! The organization of this trip is spot on. Also, I recommend spending some extra time in Reykjavik. The art and culture are so cool. If you're into photography, you'll be over the moon. I intend to visit Iceland over and over again in the future. Thank You Intrepid for an AWESOME trip!
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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 4
    Written on August 5, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    Iceland was all I imagined it to be - and more! The tour was operated by funtravel.is. Our guide took us to all the touristy places but also made sure to show us lots of hidden gems. On most days we had lots of time to explore, although some days felt a bit rushed. We stayed in guesthouses and on farms (www.farmholidays.is) - mostly in the middle of nowhere. Expect shared bathrooms.
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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 5
    Written on October 29, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    This was a good trip and the guide did a good job. The group was good too - everyone was pleasant and interesting. Iceland is a lovely country with very interesting history and scenery.

  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 6
    Written on October 12, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Iceland is about the geology. It is an interesting place and we enjoyed it. Iceland is not what we expected. It is much more green - less rocks than we thought.

  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 7
    Written on September 18, 2010
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Disappointed

  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 8
    Written on September 13, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    nice tour guide, interesting trip, good length

  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 9
    Written on September 10, 2010
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Very conventional trip (so different to my Intrepids\' experience in New Zeland last year!)

  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 10
    Written on July 31, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The arrangements were excellent. I was very pleased with the service offered by Rebecca McAlpine in the Brisbane office. There are only a couple of things that worried me on the trip.

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Reykjavik
  • Day 2: Reykjavik / Golden Circle / Hvolsvöllur Area
  • Day 3: South Coast
  • Day 4: Skaftafell National Park / Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon / Höfn Area
  • Day 5: East Fjords / Egilsstaðir / Möðrudalur Valley
  • Day 6: Húsavík / Lake Mývatn
  • Day 7: Akureyri / Trollaskagi Peninsula / Gauksmýri
  • Day 8: Hrútafjörður / Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 9: Grábrók / Reykjavik
  • Day 10: Reykjavik

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  • Transport

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    • October 1, 2016

      Is the single supplement compulsory?

      There is no option for a single supplement on this tour so if you're travelling solo you'll be automatically paired with another same gender, solo traveller.

    • July 20, 2016

      How many people are typically on the Iceland tour?

      This particular tour is operated by Intrepid and the maximum group size is 12 people.

    • July 13, 2016

      What is the group size on this tour?

      The maximum group size is 12 people

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 985 km.
      • Reykjavik (Iceland)
      • 92 km
      • Hvolsvollur (Iceland)
      • 71 km
      • Vik (Iceland)
      • 124 km
      • Skaftafell (Iceland)
      • 181 km
      • Egilsstadir (Iceland)
      • 126 km
      • Lake Myvatn (Iceland)
      • 193 km
      • Hrutafjordur (Iceland)
      • 104 km
      • Snaefellsnes (Iceland)
      • 94 km
      • Reykjavik (Iceland)

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