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SPECTACULAR PRIVATE DAY TOURS

OF AMAZING ICELAND

Now is the time to visit Iceland! Most of the world's currencies are strong vs. the Icelandic krona and airlines are offering competitive prices. As an alternative to coach touring and mass-tourism, f-stop Tours offers exciting day trips in a comfortable SUV, with your own, personal, certified driver-guide. We pick you up at your accommodations and your tour begins immediately. In addition to interpretive commentary on the fascinating geology, history and culture of Iceland, your questions about Iceland are happily welcomed and answered by your guide. Also, if you wish to photograph a certain landscape or animal, it's no problem to make a short stop to make the best of it. When the seasons change, we adjust our schedule so you see the main attractions in daylight. Sometimes this means you can sleep in a bit and still catch your first landmark in gorgeous morning light.

F-stop Tours is owned and operated by Mike Kissane, a dual, US-Icelandic citizen and expert, certified guide, who has lived in Iceland more than 25 years. Among other things, he has written about Iceland for Fodor's Travel Guides, Barron's Business Magazine and Iceland Review.

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, copyright, 2009 Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved
GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR - SEE 3 OF ICELAND'S MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS
Thingvellir National Park, Iceland’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site; the steamy Geysir Hot Springs Area, and the majestic waterfall, Gullfoss, are all highlights of this popular tour.
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Duration: 7 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather, etc.i
Price*: € 99 per person, minimum of 3, reasonable surcharge for fewer.
Additional: lunch at Gullfoss or Geysir Area
Thingvellir National Park, in Autumn
Snæfellsjökull National Park, a glacier-covered volcanic cone, copyright 2009, Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved

WEST ICELAND - A TAPESTRY of HISTORY and BEAUTY
On a viisit to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, chose either to see the town of Stykkishólmur and, in summers, take a boat tour of the islets of Breiðafjörður, with abundant bird life, or see mysterious Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls instead. In the afternoon, we get closer to the glacier-covered volcano, Snæfellsjökull, crowning jewel of one of Iceland’s newest national parks. We explore Arnarstapi, the fascinating coastal formations and view the birdlife.
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Duration: 8-9 hrs. +/- boat tour depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc. Boat tour not in winter.
Price*: € 145 per person, minimum 3 persons, modest surcharge for fewer.
Additional: lunch at Stykkishólmur, Hyrnið or Vegamót

Snæfellsjökull, a National Park icon
Field of blue lupine, with the glaciers of Thorsmörk Preserve in background, s.central Iceland, copyright 2009, All Rights Reserved
Field of Lupine & glaciers of Thorsmörk

SOUTH SHORE & MORE - Fertile Farmlands, Vast Sands, Waterfalls, Glaciers
Visit the setting of the epic Njáls Saga at the foot of the glacier, Eyjafjallajökull. We stop at the stunning waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, plus a short walk on the glacier, Sólheimajökull, a branch of the larger glacier, Mýrdalsjökull. See the unique coastal caves, polygonal lava columns and black beach of Reynishverfi near Vík, as well as the offshore Reynisdrangar rock spires.
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Duration: 8-9 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: Year-round version, € 143 per person; minimum 2 persons.
Additional: Lunch, e.g. sandwiches bought at Hlíðarenda, or meal at Skógasafnið

 
 
The double waterfall, Hjálparfoss, in central Iceland, copyright 2009 Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved

NEW!!OASIS AT THE FOOT OF MT. HEKLA - A VERDANT GEM IN THE LAVA
Reaching the edge of the highlands via lush central farmlands, we arrive in an area shaped by the powerful forces of the volcano, Mt. Hekla. It has erupted 20 times since the settlement of Iceland, and has left its mark with volcanic sands, lava fiels, false craters and devastation of the farm, Stöng. We visit a rebuilt replica, Þjóðveldisbær, and the nearby twin waterfall, Hjáparfoss. Switching to 4WD, we go to the magical green oasis of Gjáin (the chasm). Not far away we see two more towering waterfalls, Háifoss(123m) and Granni, from the same vantage point. The tour finishes with a stop at Skálholt Cathedral, an important focus of Icelandic history since 1056.

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Duration: 7.5 hrs. +/- 30 mins. depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.

Price*: € 139 per person, minimum 3 persons, reasonable surcharge for fewer.
Season: As roads permit, (Late May to Late Sept. Oct.).
Additional: Meal at Skálholt

Hjálparfoss
Rhyolite slopes on Reykjanes peninsula of southwest Iceland, copyright 2009, Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved

NEW!!REYKJANES SAMPLER - PERFECT FOR THE SHORT-TERM VISITOR
This day-tour includes several interesting attractions: a visit to a colorful and dramatic geolthermal canyon; a stop at the Krýsuvík Hot Springs area, and views of the rugged coastling near Grindavík. Additional options include a visit to the Viking World Center in Reykjanesbæ, where the full-size Viking ship, Íslendingur is housed, and / or the immensely popular Blue Lagoon. If you have less than a full-day to see some of the remarkable geologic and cultural features of Iceland, this is an ideal choice. Some will want to begin or end with a dip in the Blue Lagoon and for these, this is a determing factor on the length of the tour, as is the time spent at the various stops.
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Duration: 4.5 hrs. +/- 1-2 hrs. depending on Blue Lagoon &/or Viking World visits, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: € 85 per person, minimum 2 persons, reasonable surcharge for fewer.
Season: Year round, weather and road conditions permitting.
Additional: Admission to Blue Lagoon waters, Admission to Viking World, Meal at Reykjanesbæ

Sogasel Canyon, Reykjanes Peninsula
*Prices subject to change due to rises in fuel cost and govt. fees. All photos this page ©Michael J. Kissane
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Michael J. Kissane Owner /Tour Operator, Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND
ph. +354 565 2178, cell +354 898 1278, Contact f-stop Tours: E-mail Michael

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