Day by Day Itinerary

Iceland: The Dramatic North


Countries   Iceland
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
(Call us to ask about setting your own tour dates. Self-guided adventures can be requested any time between June and August.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $3,755 (Self-Guided - US $3465)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    390 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    65 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 58 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate, Advanced
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $3,755
Single Supplement $795
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • snacks
  • van support
  • full-time guide
  • maps and route notes
  • taxes
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS/POINTS OF INTERESTS
  • Turf houses
  • fresh fish
  • sunlight 24 hours a day
  • amazing geology
  • mountian vistas
  • awesome fjords
 
TRIP DESCRIPTION

The long fjords and river valleys flanked by alpine mountains make this a collection of outstanding rides. The midnight sun, drier climate, and greater shelter from prevailing winds produce more fertility than expected; the vegetation includes flourishing botanical gardens in Akureyri and trees like nowhere else in Iceland. Akureyri – the gem of the north at the end of Eyjafjordur is also known for the blonde beauty of its people.

On the way from Akureyri to Lake Myvatn, you will stop in the European whale watching capital at Husavik, for a special night, with views of snow-capped mountains across the fjord. The approach to the lake takes you through marshland peppered with small lakes and ponds, which attract more birds than anywhere else in Iceland, and can make the approach to Myvatn very memorable. The ride around the lake itself is particularly interesting because of the many green pseudocraters and islands. On day seven, you can visit Jokulsar Canyon National Park and Dettifoss – the biggest waterfall in Europe. The complimentary transfer back to Reykjavik may take you across Iceland’s interior – a mountain and desert road between huge glaciers – a fitting end to this fantastic adventure.

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Noon pickup in Reykjavik at Guesthouse Anna for the 3.5 hours drive to Sauðárkrókur.
Day 2   62 km/40 mi.
Day 3   89 km/55 mi.
Day 4   43 km/28 mi.
Day 5   94 km/60 mi.
Day 6   65 km/42 mi.
Day 7   35 km/23 mi.
Day 8   Transfer to Reykjavik.
 
OPTIONS
Additional Activities During Trip
 
Hiking, Arctic golf, Viking history, whale watching, Geysers.
Countries Visited  
  • Iceland
Cities Visited   Suakrokur, Hofsos, OlafsJordur, Akureyi, Husavik, Reynihlid.
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Returning Customers and Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• US $3465 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, luggage transfers, maps & route notes, taxes)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $225

 
ROUTE NOTES

35-95 km/day on mainly paved with occasional gravel roads, some climbs and descents, and more hills than in South Iceland. Mountain bikes or hybrids with smooth tires are recommended.

 
INN NOTES

We have selected inns of the highest possible standards, and endeavour to secure rooms with private bathrooms for all guests. On this adventure, there are no inns with private washrooms on 2 nights, in which case you may have to share a bathroom with other Freewheeling guests. If you are uncomfortable with this, we will try to make alternative arrangements for you. Please discuss this with us when booking.

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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