Ultimate Iceland: The Ring Road Tour - Autumn Colours, Northern Lights!

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“The raw beauty and majesty of the mountains are always an inspiration to me. I never cease to be amazed whenever I walk up one. Sometimes sitting and immersing myself in their presence is enough. I live for these opportunities.”

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Highlights

See the complete Iceland!

THIS TOUR IS CONFIRMED TO PROCEED WITH 5 PAX. ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Please whatsapp Daniel at +6598872168 for immediate confirmation.
RSVPs will be closed by the end of the month.


The Ring Road Tour takes you on a complete circle around the whole of Iceland. You'll see more than those who do a winter tour that only covers the South of Iceland. Most winter tours do not travel to the North of Iceland, and in summer, you can't see the Northern Lights. So this autumn tour is the best of both worlds. You see lots of the amazing Northern landscapes, experience the extraordinary beauty of Lake Myvatn (in the North) and get a shot at capturing the brilliant Northern Lights!

This tour will need a minimum of 5 persons and only a maximum of 7. Not a lot of spots for this tour so please register your interest early by whatsapping me at +6598872168

Here's what an October tour in Iceland is like:
October is the off season in Iceland so there will be less crowds . It will mean it's easier to have your pictures taken, there'll be easier travel on roads, and on the whole, quieter everywhere. Winter hasn't arrive yet, so it's not too cold, but be prepared for cold winds and rain, and possibly, snow somteimes. However, it has been said that in Iceland, you can expect all four seasons in one day, and it is more so during autumn. So expect to get some warm and bright days during our tour. Autumn will be awesome in Iceland when the autumn colours add to the colourful hues that you'll see throughout Iceland from the mossy greens, the warm reds and browns, and cool greys and greens on rock faces and canyons, turquiose waters, and white glaciers, black sandy beaches, and cool blues in glacier lagoons. Add the occasional snow that may fall on these colours, you'll be in for a visual treat on this tour!

Lets crossed our fingers that we'll catch the Northern Lights too!


Cost of Tour
9 Days Iceland - S$3,077 for group of 7pax (based on current bookings - 13 June 2019)

Please note that this is the best estimated cost based on current bookings. It is possible that by the time we get the 7-person group to proceed with the tour (and it is late July) the cost would have risen as bookings for van rentals and hotels may have risen by then.

Deposit: S$1,200 by 21 July

(Get $100 off when you pay with a DBS credit card)

Airfare: estimated at S$1,300

Please register your interest as soon as possible by placing the deposit.
The cost may be lowered further by between $50 to $100 when hotel room bookings are booked before the middle the July. Rooms can only be booked when deposits are paid up.

However, if the tour is confirmed only at a later date, the cost may become higher as the

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Seljalandsfoss

One of the few stunning waterfalls not to be missed in Iceland! Seize the chance to take a walk up close and behind the waterfall

Skogafoss

Another one of the few easy to access waterfalls just off the highway. Surely, worth the thrill of getting splashed visiting this spectacular waterfall.

Vatnajokull National Park

The national park has the largest glacier in Iceland!

Barnafoss

This waterfall has a story behind it that a woman and her two children lived on a nearby farm. The woman went for a church service leaving the two children at home. On her return, the children were missing. The people searched everywhere for them and soon found footsteps leading up a stone arch that crosses the river. The mother was so devastated she destroyed the stone arch so that no children could ever cross the falls again. Barnafoss means "children's waterfalls" Nearby Barnafoss there's another equally stunning waterfall - Hraunfossar which means "lava waterfalls". These two falls are what you might call an off-the-beaten track hidden gems. Definitely a must-see!

Namaskard

Martian-like terrain in North Ireland. Not much to say about this, except: "go-see lah! see oredy then you know".

Volcanic craters

One of the many volcanic craters you may come across in Iceland.on your drive through its spectacularly unique landscapes. (Notice the road that runs so close to such stunning scenery)

Godafoss

translates, "God of the Waterfalls". What more is there to say.

Reynisfjara

Black sand beach.

Gullfoss

"Golden Waterfall"

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

One of the more stunning sights you see on this tour is this glacier lagoon. Floating icebergs dots the still blue waters of this lagoon filled by the surrounding glaciers of the larger Vatnajokull glacier. The glacier lagoon flows out into the Atlantic leaving chunks of ice on the black sand beach - creating another interesting sight in the area called Diamond Beach (see next highlight)

Diamond Beach

waaahh! So niiiiiice!

Itinerary

10-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour

Itinerary
18 to 28 Oct 2019

Fri 18 Oct
08:35 Arrival In KEF
Transfer to hotel in Reykjavik 1-nt stay
Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour
12noon: Golden Circle Tour (6h)
8.30pm: Northern Lights Tour (4h)

Sat 19 Oct
8am: Breakfast
Start of our 9-day Sightseeing Tour on Iceland's Ring Road
Settlement Center - museum in Borganes (only if tour below starts at 3pm)
Langjokull Ice Cave Tour 3-4h (12.30pm or 3pm)
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
Grabrok volcanic crater – short hike
1-night stay in Husafell

Sun 20 Oct
Hvitserkur basalt stacks and seals on beach.
Siglufjordor – charming sea-side town with herring museum
Trollaskagi Peninsula – region of scenic high mountains
1-night stay Siglufjordor

Mon 21 Oct
Akureyri – capital of the North with museums and botanical gardens
Godafoss – Waterfall of the Gods
Skutustadir pseudo-craters – hike onto crater, scenic views over lake
2-night stay Lake Myvatn

Tue 22 Oct
Dimmuborgir (translation: Dark Castles) huge lava field with interesting rock formations
Hverfjell – possible short hike, depending on trail conditions
Namaskard Pass – fumaroles, mud pools, and mud pots
Krafla caldera – volcanic crater with an opaque teal green lake, short hike beside crater
Myvatn Nature Baths – soak in hot springs (optional)

Wed 23 Oct
Dettifoss and Selfoss waterfalls
Drive through black sand desert to arrive at Egilsstadir
Seydisfjordur – beautiful drive to arrive at this charming town (visit dependent on road conditions)
1-night stay in Egilsstadir

Thu 24 Oct
Coastal drive through rugged East Fjords of Iceland
*Faskrudsfjordur – French/Icelandic town
*Stodvarfjodur – famous for scenery and spectacular mountain peaks, Petra’s Stone Collection
*Djupivogur – art installation by the coast: The Eggs of Merry Bay
*Stokksnes – Vestrahorn mountain with steep cliffs rising from stunning lagoon, black sand beach,
Viking Village film set
1-night stay in Jokulsarlon

Fri 25 Oct
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon – glacier lagoon
Skaftafell National Park
Kirkjubaejarklaustur – Iceland’s first monastery, Systrafoss waterfall, and Kirkjugolf
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Reynisfjara – black sand beach
1-night stay in Vik

Sat 26 Oct
Dyrholaey – lighthouse and puffins
Skogafoss – one of the country’s tallest waterfalls
Seljalandsfoss – one of the best-known waterfalls in Iceland
Fludir – secret lagoon hot spring (optional)
Kerid – volcanic crater lake
1-night stay in Selfoss

Sun 27 Oct
Blue Lagoon
Drive to airport for afternoon flight departure at 4.25pm





Reviews

  • the tour went really well...ten in a group was just about right and the group managed to gel quite nicely..we also had great weather, mostly blue skies for our hikes, got very lucky too with close encounters of many wild life like bears, moose, elks, squirrels, chipmunks, eagles, and the doe-eyed cu... Read more the tour went really well...ten in a group was just about right and the group managed to gel quite nicely..we also had great weather, mostly blue skies for our hikes, got very lucky too with close encounters of many wild life like bears, moose, elks, squirrels, chipmunks, eagles, and the doe-eyed cute deers too of course ???????? as daniel had lived in canada for 12 years, he was able to pick out good food and sought out good accommodation for the tour ???????? thought daniel planned and coordinated the whole trip very well..as someone observed, it was like a tour with sub-tours as daniel made sure that each of us get to do the optional tours that we had requested.. daniel was ever ready to accommodate to our requests, like making time for a run in the morning or for photography, looking out for opportunity to catch sights of wild life, ensuring everyone got their once in a life-time close up shots of the famed wild life in canada.. entertained us with games and drinks at lake louise..always making sure that we were all safe, well-fed and happy ???????? for me, really like the parker ridge hike..hike was not too long nor too tough..at the summit we got to see a beautiful but receding glacier between the mountains.. the glacier icewalk was another interesting highlight for me personally..the guide was informative and gave us fun experiences on the glacier ice..this icewalk should not be missed as probably not many chances to walk on glacier ice in time to come with global warming.. thank you daniel for putting together this fun and memorable road trip to the canadian rockies.. thank you too to 3PG for curating tours that give solo travellers like me a chance to experience something different something unique..and also to meet and make new friends..thank you ???????? Read less

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