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

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Highlights

See the complete Iceland!

THIS TOUR IS FULL! IT IS CONFIRMED TO PROCEED WITH 7 PAX.
This tour will be repeated again in June and possbily October again next year.
Please whatsapp Daniel at +6598872168 if you like to be the first to be updated about the tour.


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 per person for group of 7pax (based on current bookings - 13 June 2019)

Group of 6pax: S$3,187 per person
Group of 5pax: S$3,325 per person

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 31 August

(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
Blue Lagoon (if time permits)
1-night stay in Reykjavik

Sun 27 Oct
7am: Drive to airport for flight departure at 10.20am

Reviews

  • Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil. 21 days 5 countries 17 flights. 6 adventurers and one & only one Daniel Goh Of course, my wife and I were attracted by Machu Picchu, Igauzu falls, Christ the Redeemer.. these are the key places that attracted us to South America. At the... Read more Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil. 21 days 5 countries 17 flights. 6 adventurers and one & only one Daniel Goh Of course, my wife and I were attracted by Machu Picchu, Igauzu falls, Christ the Redeemer.. these are the key places that attracted us to South America. At the end of the tour,. I think we got more than what we bargained for.. perhaps that is the beauty of small private tour group. We can have options. The amazing Bolivia salt flat Uyuni with so many untold secrets.. Felt truly blessed to have visited this place. Oh.. we missed out the Inca hiking activity when we booked the tour and realised it only at subsequent tour briefing. It was tough, but feel great overcoming the challenge with 8 hours hike. We have fun together as a group tackling this task. We squeezed a lot more much waking time. During the tour. Evident in total of more than 17 flights just to shorten travelling time. We have food (both good & bad), interesting experience, and great fun as a group of six adventurers and one Daniel Goh. Especially with our exchange rate. I think most of us will find it very hard to have a similar holiday trip for a long time to come. It is really one of its kind with good memories to last for a pretty long time. As least for me, I feel very blessed to have my bucket list with South America fulfilled in 2019 in such fun, such fashion and such great companions started off as total strangers and we can be crazy as children in play. Jimmy Yip & Cecily Sum Read less

  • Definitely a worthwhile experience doing this walk and glad was done at night though was quite hard trying to keep awake at certain times. Pace was good and Daniel was very helpful and encouraging. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to do the trail with this group!

  • The camaraderie and mood was unbelievable and softened the toughness of the hike. Enjoyed it so much that I am looking to do it again, albeit only by night.

  • Felt like a Natgeo hiking trip. Get to see plenty of wildlife, northern light, beautiful lakes & breath-taking hikes (crypt lake trail is a big bonus). Just bask in mother's nature arms. To be honest, felt more like a road trip with great friends, and the itinerary is pretty flexible. Thanks Daniel ... Read more Felt like a Natgeo hiking trip. Get to see plenty of wildlife, northern light, beautiful lakes & breath-taking hikes (crypt lake trail is a big bonus). Just bask in mother's nature arms. To be honest, felt more like a road trip with great friends, and the itinerary is pretty flexible. Thanks Daniel for organizing this trip, overall a memorable experience. Looking forward to the next adventure... Read less

  • Loved this trip. Excellent planning by Daniel. The flexibility of the itinerary throughout almost felt like a road trip on your own minus the hassles of doing tedious homework! Daniel made sure everyone was taken care of. Not easy considering that there were members who had slightly different itiner... Read more Loved this trip. Excellent planning by Daniel. The flexibility of the itinerary throughout almost felt like a road trip on your own minus the hassles of doing tedious homework! Daniel made sure everyone was taken care of. Not easy considering that there were members who had slightly different itineraries from each other. Thumbs up to Daniel. Read less