Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital RegionIceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Platinum

Reykjavik, Capital Region Iceland

Explore Iceland by Ring Road & Golden Circle

Reykjavik, Capital RegionIceland

8 Days / 7 Nights
for Member Pricing

Explore Iceland by Ring Road & Golden Circle

On this Platinum DreamTrip, enjoy a comprehensive tour of Iceland’s countryside — from lava fields & icebergs to fjords & waterfalls — along the Ring Road.

About Your Trip

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, compels with its endless natural beauty of volcanic and glacial vistas. On this fully escorted Platinum DreamTrip*, travel along Iceland’s Ring Road, a highway that circles the perimeter of the island, as well as the popular Golden Circle route. From the comfort of a coach bus, you’ll glimpse the untouched scenery of the tundra and subarctic. At times, the highway is flat and wide with farmers’ fields stretching far into the distance. Then, the road turns bumpy and narrow as you approach quaint fishing villages and quiet mountain towns. The bus makes frequent stops so you won’t miss a thing! Walk around, snap some pics or just enjoy the fresh crisp air.

Each day brings new adventures — and surprises — along the way! Marvel at immense stretches of icy white glaciers, verdant valleys, ancient lava fields and black-sand beaches. Climb a volcano crater, hike a trail in a UNESCO-protected national park and traverse a surreal lava labyrinth. You’ll come across cascading waterfalls, serene glacial lakes, bubbling geysers and majestic coastal shorelines. If you’re lucky, you may encounter seals, foxes, reindeer and wild horses. Stop to soak in hot springs, and stroll through a museum or two.

A photographer’s inspiration, an adventurer’s bucket-list journey, an outdoor enthusiast’s mecca, or a geologist’s dream — whatever the reason, Iceland captivates all who visit.

*Please see Itinerary and Additional Information sections for further details on this extensive coach bus tour.

What we love:
• Built in 1834, the Vidimyri church is an excellent example of old Icelandic architecture with its sod roof and wooden walls; some artefacts inside the church date to the 17th century.
• Besides being a place to socialize, hot-spring baths claim to offer various health benefits, including improved circulation, pain relief and mental relaxation.
• According to Icelandic folklore, Dimmuborgir is the place that connects directly to the underworld because of its landscape of ominous rock formations and caves where mischievous trolls may live.
• Throughout the world, Reynisfjara is known as one of the top non-tropical beaches due to its rugged beauty of towering sea stacks, gapping cave mouths and waves crashing on its black-sand beach.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 8 days and 7 nights* at various accommodations in 6 locations across Iceland, as well as:
• Admission to the Icelandic Seal Centre and museum in Hvammstangi.
• Admission to the Vidimyri turf church.
• Admission to the Myvatn Nature Baths; includes complimentary towel rental.
• Admission to Steinasafn Auouns (Auoun’s mineral collection).
• Admission to the horse stables and geothermal greenhouses at Fridheimar farm.
• Complimentary use of non-slip snow-and-ice grippers for your shoes.
• 7 breakfasts, 1 light lunch and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Keflavik International Airport (KEF), approximately 32 miles (51 kilometers) away, a drive of about 45 minutes. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by September 27, 2019.

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Destination

Reykjavik is a popular destination not only for fans of Viking history and culture, but also for its impressive reputation as one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world. Visitors love to frequent the shops, restaurants and bars surrounding the Austurvollur public square, as well as the monumental church of Hallgrimur (also called Hallgrimskirkja), which is designed to resemble the lava flows of Iceland’s landscape.

Iceland delivers in spades when it comes to natural wonders. The nation is one of the best locations to view the northern lights, and the grand fjords are also a sight to behold. The majestic Gullfoss waterfall is a popular tourist draw, as are whale-watching excursions, which are widely available. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited sites in Iceland for swimming and bathing.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: 3-course welcome dinner with water, tea or coffee at the hotel.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik to Akureyri — 264 miles (425 kilometers)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m.: Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Akureyri.
Travel westward past Borgarnes and stop to climb Grabrok Crater. Continue to the fishing village of Hvammstangi to tour the museum at the Icelandic Seal Centre, and stroll around the harbor. Head north to the well-preserved Vidimyri turf church in Skagafjordur and have a look around. Drive along a scenic fjord and over mountain passes to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight in Akureyri.

Day 3: Akureyri to Myvatn — 75 miles (120 kilometers)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Myvatn.
Explore Akureyri with a visit to the botanical garden and lookout over Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in the country. Get ready for views of the Godafoss waterfall, the first of many magnificent ones you’ll see on your DreamTrip. Then, heading toward Lake Myvatn, stop for a hike at the unique lava formations at Kalfastrond. End the day with a much-deserved soak in the hot springs at the lagoon-sized Myvatn Nature Baths. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight in Myvatn.

Day 4: Myvatn to Egilsstadir — 155 miles (250 kilometers)


Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Egilsstadir.
Start the day with a hike in the lava labyrinths and caves at Dimmuborgir, a place often described as otherworldly. At Namaskard, walk around the lunar landscape of bubbling mud pools and steaming craters. As you head into the highlands of East Iceland, keep an eye out for wildlife sightings. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight in Egilsstadir.

Day 5: Egilsstadir to Klausturvegur — 292 miles (470 kilometers)


Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Klausturvegur.
Head out to the East Fjords with views of Europe’s largest ice cap on the horizon. Along the way, stop at Steinasafn Auouns (Auoun’s mineral collection) in Djupivogur.Continue to the glacial lake of Jokulsarlon near Hofn. Depending on the time of year, seals can be seen in the water or lying on icebergs. Walk on its black-sand shore dotted with chunks of ice “diamonds.” At Vatnajokull National Park, it’s time to admire phenomenal vistas, from soaring mountains to deep valleys. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight in Klausturvegur.

Day 6: Klausturvegur to Skeida-og Hrunamannavegur — 149 miles (240 kilometers)


Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Skeida-og Hrunamannavegur.
Travel along the south coast, passing deserts, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls, to the one of the world’s largest lava fields — Eldhraun. Continue to the black-sand beach at Reynisfjara near Vik where its panoramic views of rocky columns are a photographer’s dream! End the day at two waterfalls, both of which have an approximate drop of 197 feet (60 meters). Skogafos is a former sea cliff while Seljalandsfoss flows over a giant cave mouth. A trail takes visitors into this mouth. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight in Skeida-og Hrunamannavegur.

Day 7: Skeida-og Hrunamannavegur to Reykjavik — 99 miles (160 kilometers)


Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel and depart for your day of sightseeing on the way to Reykjavik.
Before driving the beloved Golden Circle route, start at Fridheimar tomato farm where you’ll learn about geothermal greenhouses and resident Icelandic horses. After a light lunch of fresh tomato soup with bread, head to Geysir geothermal fields and Stokkur, the geyser that blows every few minutes. At Gullfoss, admire the pair of 105-foot-high (32-meter-high) waterfalls, and before returning to Reykjavik, spend time at the UNESCO-protected Thingvellir National Park known for ruins from ancient parliament assemblies.
7 p.m.: Transfer to a local restaurant and enjoy a 3-course, set-menu dinner with water, tea and coffee.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 8

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

The farther north you go on the Ring Road, the more remote and isolated the landscape gets. It’s one of the great attractions about this DreamTrip — you’ll get completely away from it all! You may notice that accommodation options get less fancy. However, our handpicked countryside lodgings still provide some of the best experiences, and most importantly, a welcome respite after a full day of sightseeing. Enjoy a comfortable night's sleep at each Ring Road property so that you're refreshed and ready for the next day's adventures! (Please note: The specific names will be announced and will be confirmed no later than 30 days prior to departure.)

Twin Room accommodations with:
• Twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child age 6 years or younger.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.



Pricing for children for your hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

This DreamTrip involves an extensive coach tour of Iceland and requires extensive walking outdoors. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health condition, or those who cannot sit for long periods of time between locations. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel.

This DreamTrip is not recommended for children, but guests of all ages are welcome on this DreamTrip. However, children ages 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Age is determined at the time of travel.

Some hotels in Reykjavik do not have adequate space for stopping or parking the bus. As a result, you may be required to walk from a different location (up to 10 minutes, depending on the location). In these cases, there will be a shuttle to transfer luggage.

We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing.

Itinerary activities and hotels are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy:
Name changes must be done no later than September 27 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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