ICELAND SELFIE MARATHON

from EUR 1410

The Iceland Selfie Marathon is the perfect trip for those who are big on ambition but short on time. This speedy journey around Iceland will have you ticking off bucket list items faster than you can say “Group selfie”. Take in all the major highlights and some tucked-away gems of this fabulous country. Let’s go … and tell the world - been there, done that, got a T-shirt! We know, you will be back.

Tour Code: GJ 91
  • Tour Availability: Selected days
  • Seasons: May to September
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

NEW TOUR: PICTURE YOURSELF IN MORE THAN 20 AMAZING SITES IN 4 DAYS 

Seljalandsfoss waterfall (20).JPGLet’s admit that we are all living in the world of big ambitions where experiencing something is not complete without telling the world about it. If you are one of those people who finds it hard to enjoy a great moment without taking a selfie or posting on Instagram, then you’ve come to the right place. Iceland is one of the most photogenic destinations in the world. Its icy glaciers, active volcanoes, awe-inspiring waterfalls, eerie hot springs and deep fjords provide many opportunities to indulge in the modern trend of selfie taking. It is almost impossible to take a bad shot as you travel from stunning views to astounding landscapes in the Land of Fire and Ice.
The Iceland Selfie Marathon is the perfect trip for those who are big on ambition but short on time. This speedy journey around Iceland will have you ticking off bucket list items faster than you can say “Group selfie”. Take in all the major highlights and some tucked-away gems of this fabulous country. Let’s go … and tell the world - been there, done that, got a T-shirt! We know, you will be back.

 

HIGHLIGHTS and EXPERIENCES:

  • Travel around Iceland’s ring road in only 4 days, using the one & only Thunderbolt Sprinter minibus
  • Visit over 20 amazing locations around Iceland, bathe in a hot spring and sail between icebergs
  • Free Wi-Fi on the Thunderbolt Sprinter minibus to instantly share your best times in Iceland on social media
  • Lots of quick photo stops and on we go to the next spectacular nature site
  • Small group travel, maximum 16 persons
Tour Code: GJ 91

NEW TOUR: PICTURE YOURSELF IN MORE THAN 20 AMAZING SITES IN 4 DAYS 

Iceland Selfie Marathon.jpgDay 1: TRAVEL NORTH (500 km/310 mls)

Early morning departure from Reykjavík bus terminal for the first 500 kilometres of our express tour around Iceland. The first stop is in the town of Borgarnes (10 minutes), located in West Iceland, and followed by a hike on Grábrók volcano crater (40 minutes). You have one hour to explore Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Goðafoss waterfall is a beautiful site to shoot a couple of selfies (10 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Húsavík. Estimated arrival time is 20:00. 

Day 2: TRAVEL EAST (400 km/248 mls)

Today we travel 400 kilometres to our overnight location in East Iceland, starting with Lake Mývatn known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes. First we visit the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir (20 minutes), followed by a walk in the lava fields of Dimmuborgir (30 minutes), and finally we soak in the geothermal Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn (1 hour). In the afternoon we explore hot springs and bubbling mud pools (20 minutes) before hiking at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. From there we travel through the uninhabited highlands and stop in Egilsstaðir (10 minutes). We continue over scenic roads to our next overnight location at Fáskrúðsfjörður, a small fishing village in the East Fjords. Estimated arrival time is 20:00.

Day 3: TRAVEL TO THE GLACIER (400 km/248 mls)

The speedy tour around Iceland continues driving along beautiful fjords and past small fishing towns in East Iceland. Today’s mileage is about 400 kilometres. There’s a stop in the charming town of Djúpivogur (20 minutes), a one hour lunch break in the town of Höfn followed by 90 minutes to explore Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon by boat among floating icebergs. It is again selfie time at Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue (20 minutes) before we reach our overnight location in Southeast Iceland. Estimated arrival time is 19:00.

Day 4: SOUTH COAST & GOLDEN CIRCLE (400 km/248 mls)

The last day of our quick-but-quality journey around Iceland is full of highlights as we drive about 400 kilometres along the South Coast and the Golden Circle route to Reykjavík. The first stop is in Vík (20 minutes), Iceland’s southernmost town, followed by another 20-minute photo extravaganza on the black lava beach of Reynisfjara. Say “group selfie” at Skógafoss waterfall (10 minutes) and one more time at Seljalandsfoss waterfall (10 minutes). In the afternoon we reach the last waterfall of the journey at Gullfoss where you have 20 minutes to admire one of Iceland’s most famous nature sights. Two more 20 minutes stops: first at Geysir geothermal springs and then at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Estimated drop off time at the Reykjavík bus terminal is 19:00.

Note - The small print is the big print:

Note that the total mileage is 1.700 km / 1.054 miles, which makes this tour suitable for travellers who like to see as much as possible in the shortest possible time and don’t mind travelling long hours by minibus. It is a Thunderbolt Sprinter, named after Thor, the God of Thunder and Usain Bolt, the best sprinter in the world. That’s about as fast as we go, making the Iceland Selfie Marathon the fastest guided bus tour around Iceland – in the speed of Thor’s Thunderbolt. You visit over 20 must-see locations; often quick photo stops at each location with a couple of walks and hikes here and there. There is free Wi-Fi on board. If you prefer a more leisurely schedule we recommend our 8-12 day tours around Iceland; www.gjtravel.is

Some of the departures operate in reverse itinerary, marked with (*) under tour dates.


Tour Code: GJ 91

All tours are guaranteed departures:

2017 Departures:  small groups limited to 16 persons 

Code Date  Availability  Code Date 
Availability 
Code Date  Availability 
91-0105 01.05.-04.05.17 not available   91-0305 03.05.-06.05.17 not available 91-0505 05.05.-08.05.17 not available
91-0705 07.05.-10.05.17 not available   91-1005 10.05.-13.05.17 not available 91-1205 12.05.-15.05.17 available
91-1405 14.05.-17.05.17 not available   91-1505 15.05.-18.05.17 not available 91-1905 19.05.-22.05.17 (*) not available
91-2205 22.05.-25.05.17 (*) not available   91-2905 29.05.-01.06.17 (*) available 91-0306 03.06.-06.06.17 not available
91-0706 07.06.-10.06.17 not available 91-0907 09.07.-12.07.17 on request 91-2707 27.07.-30.07.17 (*) not available
91-0308 03.08.-06.08.17 on request   91-1708 17.08.-20.08.17 (*) not available 91-2308 23.08.-26.08.17 not available
91-2508 25.08.-28.08.17 not available   91-2808 28.08.-31.08.17 (*) not available 91-0109 01.09.-04.09.17 (*) not available
91-0409 04.09.-07.09.17 not available   91-0609 06.09.-09.09.17 not available 91-0909 09.09.-12.09.17 not available
91-1109 11.09.-14.09.17 not available   91-1509 15.09.-18.09.17 (*) not available 91-2009 20.09.-23.09.17 not available
91-2209 22.09.-25.09.17 not available    91-2409 24.09.-27.09.17 not available 91-2609 26.09.-29.09.17 not available
91-2809 28.09.-01.10.17 not available
Tours listed with "On request" are almost sold out and therefore check with us regarding the latest booking status. Some of the departures operate in reverse itinerary, marked with (*) under tour dates.

DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights 
TOUR STARTS: At 09:00 from BSI bus station in Reykjavík
TOUR ENDS: Between 19:00-20:00 at BSI bus station in Reykjavík
LANGUAGES: English only
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 16 passengers. Once a booking is confirmed, the departure is guaranteed.
PRE & POST NIGHTS REYKJAVÍK: Not included in this tour program. Note that the Iceland Selfie Marathon starts and ends at BSI bus station in Reykjavík. No hotel pick up/drop off available. Pre & post nights in Reykjavík need to be arranged by you, the booking agent, or by the traveller directly.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Not included in this tour program. Note that the Iceland Selfie Marathon starts and ends at BSI bus station in Reykjavík. No hotel pick up/drop off available. Airport transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík need to be arranged by you, the booking agent, or by the traveller directly.
Tour Code: GJ 91

2017 Price per Person

Service/Room Type Departures: June-August Departures: May & September
In double or twin room incl. breakfast    EUR 1.575 EUR 1.410
In Single room  EUR 1.950 EUR 1.695

MEALS: 3x breakfast and 1x dinner (day 3)

ALSO INCLUDED: 

  • Fully escorted 4-day minibus tour with an English speaking driver guide
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation, rooms with shower/wc
  • 3x breakfast + 1x dinner (day 3)
  • Visit to two national parks
  • Entrance with towel to the Nature Baths at Lake Mývatn
  • Boat trip on glacial lagoon
  • A lot of very impressive landscape
  • Iceland Selfie Marathon T-Shirt

PRE & POST NIGHTS IN REYKJAVÍK: Not included in this tour program. Note that the Iceland Selfie Marathon starts and ends at BSI bus station in Reykjavík. No hotel pick up/drop off available. Pre & post nights and airport transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík need to be arranged by you, the booking agent, or by the traveller directly.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Not included in this tour program. Note that the Iceland Selfie Marathon starts and ends at BSI bus station in Reykjavík. No hotel pick up/drop off available. Pre & post nights and airport transfer between Keflavík and Reykjavík need to be arranged by you, the booking agent, or by the traveller directly.

ACCOMMODATIONS: We overnight in comfort tourist-class hotels, many of them set in the most stunning locations. All rooms have private shower/wc.

  • Husavík: Fosshotel Húsavík
  • East Iceland: Fosshotel Austur in Fáskrúðsfjörður
  • Southeast Iceland: Fosshotel Núpar at Vatnajökull national park

Note that above hotel list is subject to change and that double rooms in Iceland are normally twin beds. There are no triple rooms available for tour. Some of the departures operate in reverse itinerary, marked with (*) under tour dates.

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

BOOKINGS AND FURTHER INFORMATION: Either via our international tour operator network or directly by email gjtravel@gjtravel.is and we process your booking by personal email communication. We will send you a confirmation and invoice. In general there is a non-refundable booking fee/deposit of up to 20 % in order to secure space on the tour. Final payment is due latest 4 weeks prior to the tour start. We accept international bank transfer, visa or mastercard. Once paid in full, we will send the vouchers and travel documents. Unfortunately we do not offer an online-booking engine and online-payment system for this tour.

CANCELLATIONS: A cancellation fee of 20% of the tour price and accommodation will be retained by us for cancellations made from 4 to 8 weeks before tour start. From 28 days until 7 days before tour start, the fee is 50%. No refund is possible for cancellations less than 7 days before tour start, or for no shows, and a tour begun, but not completed. The exchange of one arrangement for another must be agreed by us beforehand. GJ-Travel reserves the right to charge a non-refundable bookings fee/payment deposit of up to 20 % in order to secure space on the tour. Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the tour start.

Tour Code: GJ 91

„I loved it! Alot explanation and history given. The Glacier Lagoon was a definite highlight!“ – Direct Client from USA

„It was great, exactly what I was looking for! We covered the whole island and learned a ton about Iceland.“ – Direct Client from USA


Tour Code: GJ 91