to the origin of the earth
A journey to discover a country governed by energy from the Arctic, a place where the past meets the future in a symphony of wind, stone, fire and ice. Iceland is literally a country in making where nature shapes the territory and its inhabitants, with a warmth that contrasts with the cold climate.
30 July - 7 August 2018
12 September - 20 September 2018
22 September - 30 September 2018
There’s energy everywhere in Iceland that shapes the mountains, fiords and immense deserted spaces and sparkles with the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter. The volcanic formations have been engraved and worn smooth by the glaciers from the ice age and by the waves from the sea, leaving a natural masterpiece that is beyond anyone’s imagination. We’ll explore the extreme north of Iceland, as you always imagined it, ruled by fire and Vulcans. We’ll have the chance to climb on a number of volcanic craters, some being extinct for some time, some with internal lakes and others ready to expose their strength. We’ll witness some of the strongest demonstrations of the force of nature.
The impressive Dettifoss waterfall will leave us speechless with its enormous quantity of water and rainbows that form in the sky. Northern Iceland is a place where everything is big from the enormous moon deserts to the long valleys through the mountains, to the magical encounter with the biggest animals of our planet earth, whales! Every night, during the tours in September, will be a good occasion to try to see and photograph the aurora borealis that, thanks to the low level of air pollution in this area, makes Iceland one of the best places in the world for observing this incredible phenomenon. Our base will be between Husavik and Lake Myvatn, one of the best places for birdwatching, because of the rich number of species and for the endemism of the area. The earth’s crust is so thin here it shares life with fumarole and mud wells. Now’s the chance for a well-earned bathe in the wonderful Myvatn Nature Baths.
Our tour is focused on the most beautiful and famous places along the Diamond circle and the Golden circle from Geysir to Godafoss , from Asbirgy to Gulfoss and to the corners lesser known to the tourist mass.
MIN 6/max 8 participants each tour.
Book before 31March 2018
Price per person 1680 euro
Booking fee and insurance : 60 euro
Reservation by a group of 8 people : 1530 euro per person
Travel expenses to and from Italy have been purposely left out, thus enabling the client to choose the preferred airport and take advantage of the various offers available on line.
We are however at your disposition to help find the best solution.
- 8 nights in Ostello Arbot and Laugavatn
- 2 breakfasts in Alex Guesthouse
- All transfers (fuel included) by minivan as in program
- Whale watching boat trip in Husavik
- Qualified guide throughout the tour
- Min cost per person per day : 35 euro
- Optional visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths.
- Tourist and cultural attractions not mentioned in the paragraph “included in the cost”
- Excursions using local transport not mentioned in the paragraph “included in the cost”
- Tips and anything not mentioned in the paragraph “included in the cost”
A peaceful and friendly atmosphere at only two minutes from Keflavik airport. This is the first visible building in Iceland after leaving the busy airport but at the same time only a few minutes on foot away from the town of Keflavik. The building has plenty of bedrooms and a kitchen for the guest’s use. Bathrooms are shared. Breakfast is included. A pickup service is available (not included) to and from the airport
The hostel is situated ON A BEAUTIFUL FARM in the countryside around Husavik. A well equipped kitchen is available for the preparation of breakfast and other meals and there’s a sitting room and a never ending outside area.
This roomy hostel is one of the most professional buildings of Iceland. A number of well equipped kitchens are available for the preparation of breakfast and other meals , with views across the lake; a sitting room and the possibility to take part in numerous activities in the vicinity, from the thermal baths to the easy walks on the shores of the lake, in one of the best areas of Iceland for birdwatching.
N.B. Rooms are reserved ONLY for our group and never shared with strangers.
Hiking boots or strong ,waterproof shoes are necessary, sweater or fleece ,waterproof jacket , hat backpack, water bottle, thermos flask and depending on type of trousers, gaiters. Camera and binoculars are strongly advised.
Iceland is definitely a cold country because of the latitude, exposed to wind from the North Pole, but warmed by the Gulf Stream and the ocean. Unstable weather is the result, with continuous temperature variation and changes in weather conditions, but with an acceptable climate both day and night and between summer and winter. It’s necessary however to be prepared, because unexpected showers are very common, and sudden drops in temperature, with the possibility of snow, especially in September.
Average price for meals
The cottage kitchen is available for preparing meals, with a supermarket nearby (5 minutes on foot). There are however restaurants and pubs that serve excellent food costing around 15 euro for a single course and drink, not to mention the traditional fish and chips, costing around 8 euro.
The Northern Lights
Iceland is a sparsely populated Arctic island, with many wild and uncontaminated places, perfect for observing the Aurora Borealis. The ideal conditions are total darkness and a calm sky. During our trip we will try to take advantage of every possible occasion to see this magical spectacle that nature offers us.
A valid passport or identity card is required. Iceland is a member of the European community.
Valid identity card or passport is necessary for children.
Anyone taking part in trips organized by Tropico del Camper is protected by insurance cover AXADD3 that guarantees: medical expenses during the trip up to 30,000 euro PAX, withdrawal , 24 hour assistance, patient home transfer, anticipated return, Dispatch of urgent medicine, theft, bag snatching, robbery, luggage damage etc. Please read the clauses in the included leaflet carefully; visible for downloading on our website in the Insurance section.
IT is possible to integrate the policy with the extension “Trip Cancellation “