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Iceland Discovery - Intrepid Travel
Iceland Discovery - Intrepid Travel
Sandra "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!..."
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15 reviews
Starts
Reykjavik
+7 Destinations
The Ring Road
Ends
Reykjavik
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Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Golden Waterfall
  • Soak in Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Relax in Europe’s hottest thermal spring
  • See the epic Skógafoss waterfall
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach
Start and end in Reykjavik! With the in-depth cultural tour Iceland Discovery, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 7 other destinations in Iceland. Iceland Discovery is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • MR
    Written on April 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Energy and enthusiasm of Tour guide
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Marlene, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re delighted to hear that you had a great time in Iceland and that you were pleased with your local guide. Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Iceland Discovery reviewer 2
    Written on October 14, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was amazing! Our tour guide Magnus gave a lot of local insight to Iceland and always made the effort to talk to all of us. Although most of the accommodation was nice and cosy but there were some stays which appeared like they were not cleaned before our arrival such as dirty sinks and dusty floors and cupboards.
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  • GP
    Written on September 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Làrus was absolutely fantastic, he was informative, passionate, calm and had a fantastic sense of humor; definitely made an already incredible trip unforgettable. Transport and accomodations were really good, I am absolutely pleased with this holiday and how much we've seen and experienced.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Gaia,Thank you very much for sharing your experience - sounds like you had a fantastic time in Iceland! We’ll pass along your kind words to Larus and the rest of our global team who will be very pleased to hear them. Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards
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  • SS
    Written on June 16, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    Loved the Island. Fabulous scenery / geology. Great international group. Bit rough and ready in parts and lots of driving but go with the flow and you will enjoy. Let down by accommodation mix ups, expensive meals and inadequate guide.
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  • K
    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 6
    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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  • S
    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 8
    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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  • A
    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.

  • A
    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.

Itinerary

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

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Videos

  • Iceland: The Ultimate Travel Guide
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 24, 2018

      Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Reykjavik – Guesthouse Aurora
      Hvolsvollur – Countryhouse Smaratun
      Vik – Guesthouse Solheimahjaleiga
      Hofn – Gerdi Guesthouse
      Egilsstadir – Guesthouse Fjalladyrd
      Myvatn – Guesthouse Narfastadir
      Hrutafjordur – Gauksmyri Hotel
      Snaefellsnes – Guesthouse Lysuholl

    • April 13, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      The last day of this tour is a departure day. As there are no activities planned, you are able to depart the hotel (Aurora Guesthouse) at any time you wish, with check out being at midday.

    • April 13, 2018

      When and where does the tour start?

      This tour starts at Aurora Guesthouse in Reykjavik and you can check in anytime after 2 pm. Your adventure officially begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 where you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers.

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    Start and end in Reykjavik.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 July 2018 the full payment of $3,093 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3093 for Iceland Discovery, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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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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