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SPECTACULAR PRIVATE DAY TOURS

OF AMAZING ICELAND

If you have ever wanted to visit Iceland, now is the time! More and more airlines are flying to Iceland and this has mae for very competitive ticket prices. As an alternative to coach touring and mass-tourism, f-stop Tours offers exciting day trips in a comfortable SUV or ecological crossover hybrid, 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, wherever it is safe, 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 35 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.
Duration: 7 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather, etc.iMore Details.
Price*: € 150 per person, minimum of 3, reasonable surcharge for fewer.
Additional: lunch at Gullfoss or Geysir Areai

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

Snæfellsjökull, a National Park icon

SNÆFELLSNES - A TAPESTRY of HISTORY and BEAUTY
On a viisit to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can chose in summers to either take an optional boat tour of the islets of Breiðafjörður, with abundant bird life and historical significance, or instead, loop the peninsula after a quick visit to see the town of Stykkishólmur, and marvel at the now iconic Mt. Kirkujell with its nearby waterfalls..As we loop around,, 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. take a shorter West Iceland Tour and see the huge hot spring, Deildartunguhver, the mysterious Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Reyholt and Borg, properties belonging once to Snorri Sturluson round out the tour. More Details
Duration: 8-9 hrs. +/- boat tour depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc. Boat tour not in winter.
Price*: € 185 per person, minimum 3 persons, modest surcharge for fewer.
Additional: lunch at Stykkishólmur, Hyrnið 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 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 spires. More Details
Duration: 8-9 hrs. +/- depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: € 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
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. More Details
Duration: 7.5 hrs. +/- 30 mins. depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.

Price*: € 188 per person, minimum 3 persons, reasonable surcharge for fewer.
Season: Late May to Late September,or as roads permit.
Additional: Meal at Skálholt

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

From the 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 - a cultural focus of West Iceland

WEST ICELAND TOUR - CULTURE & NATURE IN ONE
This excellent day tour goes north of Reykjavík and then east, inland to the scenic valley 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. Also in this area is spectacular Deildatunguhver, Europe's highest-volume hot spring and the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, known in English as the Lava Falls and Childrens' Falls..
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Duration: 8 hrs. depending on stops, road conditions, weather etc.
Price*: € 168 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 of Njáls Saga fame

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 this page ©Michael J. Kissane
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