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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 more airlines are frequently offering competitive prices. As an alternative to coach touring and mass-tourism, f-stop Tours offers exciting day trips in a comfortable SUV or van, 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 30 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
Thingvellir National Park, in Autumn

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*: € 150 per person, minimum of 2, reasonable surcharge for solo.
Additional: lunch at Gullfoss or Geysir Area.

Snæfellsjökull National Park, a glacier-covered volcanic cone, copyright 2009, Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved
Snæfellsjökull, a National Park icon

SNÆFELLSNES TOUR - A LAND OF MYSTERY and BEAUTY
Visit Snæfellsnes Peninsula, crossing salmon rivers and farmlands, to arrive at Snæfellsjökull National Park. Snæfellsjökull, a beautiful glacier-covered volcano, is the entry point of Jules Vernes' explorers in his novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. After viewing the mountain, we explore Arnarstapi, the fascinating coastal formations and enjoy the birdlife. An additional option, before reaching the Park is to visit the town of Stykkishólmur and possibly take a boat tour of the islets of Breiðafjörður, with abundant bird life, including puffin and, cormorants.
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Season & Duration: May to mid-October; 8-9 hrs. +/- boat tour depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc. Boat tour not in winter.
Price*: € 185 per person, minimum 2 persons, modest surcharge for solo.
Additional: lunch at Stykkishólmur, Borgarnes or Vegamót

Skogarfoss seen with rainbow by visitor, tiny by comparison
Spectacular Skógafoss on the S. Shore

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 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, € 182 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
Hjálparfoss

OASIS AT THE FOOT OF MT. HEKLA - A VERDANT GEM IN THE LAVA
Via lush farmlands, we arrive in an area shaped by 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. Taking a rugged road, we go to a magical green oasis. 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*: € 188 per person, minimum 2 persons, reasonable surcharge for solo.
Season: As roads permit, (Late May to Late Sept. / Oct.).
Additional: Meal en route

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

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*: € 111 per person, minimum 2 persons, reasonable surcharge for solo.
Season: Year round, weather and road conditions permitting.
Additional: Admission to Blue Lagoon waters, Admission to Viking World, Meal at Reykjanesbæ

Borg, in southwest Iceland, home of Egill Skallagrímsson and later Snorri Sturluson, copyright 2011 Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved
Borg, former homestead of
Egill Skallagrímsson & Snorri Sturluson

WEST ICELAND TOUR - CULTURE & NATURE IN ONE
This excellent day tour goes north of Reykjavík and then east, inland to the cultural centre of Reykholt where Snorri Sturluson died fatefully in 1241. Snorri is believed to be author of at least one of Iceland's impressive Viking Sagas. He was also a descendant of Egill Skallagrímsson, a chief character of one of these Sagas, who lived in the area. We also in this area is spectacular Deildatunguhver, Europe's highest-volume hot spring and the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.
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Duration: 8 hrs. depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: € 178 per person, minimum 2 persons, reasonable surcharge for solo.
Season: Year round, weather and road conditions permitting.
Additional: Meal in Borgarnes, optional admission to Reykholt Museum & Settlement Centre.

View from Hlíðarenda, homesite of Gunnar, Hero of Njáls Saga, Eyjafjallajökull glacier in background, copyright 2011 Michael J Kissane, All Rights Reserved.
From Hlíðarendi
Home of Gunnar in Njáls Saga

SAGAS & SCENERY - SOUTH TOUR - CULTURE & NATURE IN ONE
Another great tour, this one pairs beautiful scenery with fascinating culture of Njál's Saga. East along Iceland's south coast, we enter the setting of Njal's Saga, with its gorgeous watefalls, major rivers, sprawling farmlands and glacial summits. We stop and enjoy the splendor of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Along the way we learn about the friendship between two prominent Viking men and how it endured though their wives were enemies Today it is hard to imagine the turmoil that took place about 1,000 years ago in this beautiful pastoral setting .
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Duration: 8 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: € 182 per person, minimum 2 persons, reasonable surcharge for solo.
Season: Year round, weather and road conditions permitting.
Additional: Meals, optional admission to Saga Centre & museum at Skógar (in season).

*Prices subject to change due to rises in fuel cost and govt. fees. All photos & content this page ©Michael J. Kissane
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