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Iceland Express

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Starts
Reykjavik
+9 Destinations
South Iceland
Ends
Reykjavik
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Start and end in Reykjavik! With the coach / bus tour Iceland Express, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 9 other destinations in Iceland. Iceland Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach
Travel style
Coach / Bus

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  • A
    Written on August 28, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Good trip, good guide
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  • CS
    Written on July 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Loved your country. Our guide , Pall. was extremely knowledgeable and presented information in great story form. Definitely want to return for more.
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  • HS
    Written on May 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent trip that fit all the highlights of Iceland into 3 days, from glacier hikes to lagoon rides and lava fields, while not feeling rushed. Note most excursions are optional add ons. The free day on either side of the driving days was great as we were able to explore more. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about Iceland. The small size of the tour was great as we got to know each other and become good mates over the few days. Highly recommend this tour for those wanting to see as much of Iceland in a few days.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Hannah, 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 got to enjoy so much of the country in a short 3 days. We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Iceland Express reviewer 4
    Written on November 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Have used Intrepid for over 7 trips and loved every single one ran by them exclusively. Amazing local guides and staff.
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  • PH
    Written on July 27, 2017
    2.5 - Average

    This is a very short tour of Iceland using basic accommodation, so it is cheap. If I had my choice again, I'd do a slightly longer more up market tour. The airport is about an hour's drive from Reykjavik, so we took a return ticket on the Fly-bus, which I booked on our incoming Icelandair flight. We met our guide and tour group at 6pm in a cheap guest house in Reykjavik. The guide seemed a bit disorganised but we were all allocated rooms; the bathrooms were shared, as they were throughout the trip. Some guest rooms were also shared but couples did not share. We were taken to dinner at our own cost. Iceland is VERY expensive, so almost everyone ordered pizza, which was still expensive. There was some confusion about our meeting place the next morning but we all got there OK, eventually. Our 16 seater bus was comfortable enough but fully packed with just enough room for our day packs; all other luggage was in a trailer. We visited 4 excellent sites the first day and the guide/driver was quite knowledgeable but not a good presenter; her humour and personal stories were a bit adolescent for my taste. We stopped somewhere each day for lunch which was expensive even if it was just a petrol station or a supermarket. The guide stopped at ATMs, liquor stores and supermarkets so people could stock up because our accommodation was always in a remote location, several kometres or miles from a town. That meant that you either brought food from the supermarket or are at the accommodation dining room. We did this on the second night and the food was REALLY expensive and quite ordinary; some baked lamb, cheesy potatoes and a mixed veg dish. We found it very unimpressive. We shared a cottage with another couple for 2 nights. The cottage was quite large but the bedrooms and shared bathroom were tiny; we couldn't even get our suitcases into our room and there was no place even to put a toiletries bag in our room.. we coped but it wasn't comfortable Other guests probably coped better than us because they had less luggage, like backpacks, but we're going on a 12 day cruise after Iceland, so we had 13 and 17 kilogram suitcases​; not huge but bulky enough. When we arrived at our accommodation, we were left to drag our cases up a steep, rock strewn path and over a damp grassy slope; not impressed. The guide/driver was unable to reverse the bus and trailer, so we often had to walk significant distances to get to our evening meal or to get to breakfast which was an expensive continental breakfast. On one occasion, three of us had to walk 1.5 kms, say about a mile, there and back to pay for breakfast because the guide couldn't drive us there. Venues we visited in day 2 and 3 were great; some folks did optional excursions like a boat ride on a glacier lake or a walk on a glacier. These were, you guessed it, very expensive. If you didn't go on these, there was little else to do after you'd walked around the edge of the lake or the edge of the glacier. I think most people found the glacier boat trip a bit of a dud. Day three venues were good but the day involved a log of driving and late return to Reykjavik. Most of the guests, especially the younger ones, seemed to enjoy the trip, apart from the expense. I enjoyed it too but couldn't realty recommend it.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Reykjavik
  2. Day 2: Reykjavik / Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area
  3. Day 3: South Coast / Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  4. Day 4: Skaftafell National Park / Vik / Reykjavik
  5. Day 5: Reykjavik

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  • Are the Northern Lights guaranteed on this trip?

    Northern Lights (called the Aurora Borealis) is a naturally occurring phenomenon. The appearance of the Northern Lights is notoriously difficult to predict any further in advance than about two hours before it happens. Therefore, it is important to understand that the tour operator won’t be able to guarantee perfect weather conditions while on the tour. If you wish to be within a chance of seeing the lights then it would be best to take this tour from September to March, when the sky is still dark enough to see the lights.

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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 17 December 2018 the full payment of $1,380 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 $1380 for Iceland Express, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 802 km.
  • Reykjavik (Iceland)
  • 39 km
  • Tingvellir (Iceland)
  • 37 km
  • Geysir (Iceland)
  • 13 km
  • Gullfoss Waterfall (Iceland)
  • 64 km
  • Hvolsvollur (Iceland)
  • 43 km
  • Skogafoss (Iceland)
  • 173 km
  • Jokulsarlon (Iceland)
  • 37 km
  • Skaftafell (Iceland)
  • 67 km
  • Vatnajokull National Park (Iceland)
  • 165 km
  • Vik (Iceland)
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