At Iceland Traveller, we enjoy using our expertise to plan holidays that may start out as a standard package but end up as a handcrafted trip.  For your convenience, we offer both bespoke itineraries – created by us especially for you – and escorted tours from our carefully-selected Icelandic partners.

  1. Getting Started

Take a look at the range of holidays we offer and then please contact us either to make a general enquiry, or, if you would like us to suggest a holiday or tailor made itinerary for you, use the detailed enquiry button. There are green buttons to the right hand side of this information.

Iceland offers a huge range of excursions and activities and we will recommend ideas for first-time and returning visitors taking into account your preferences for when to visit Iceland, how long to stay and the style of holiday experience.   We have a comprehensive list of the main Festivals and Events which take place in Iceland throughout the year, maybe there’s something specific that you’d like to include while you are there.

  1. Booking Flights

Iceland Air, British Airways, EasyJet, WOW Air, Norwegian Airlines and Air Iceland currently fly to Iceland from around the UK.  Iceland is also easily accessible from many European, American and Canadian destinations and is a great place for a stop-over.

When we book your flights as part of your trip, your holiday will  be protected by our ATOL licence and you will receive an ATOL certificate from us. Your money will also be protected by the TTA (Travel Trust Association) 100% financial guarantee.  Please see here for more information. If you prefer to book your own flights then we will happily arrange your holiday plans in Iceland between your arrival and departure dates.

If you would like us to book your flights, we will ask you to pay for these in addition to your holiday deposit before we can make the reservation. The price we charge will be that advertised to us at the time of booking, plus an administration fee of £20 per person.  If we book an international flight with more than one airline, we will charge an extra £10 per person per flight. We don’t make any additional charges for booking  internal flights in Iceland.

Unless your flight includes seat reservation, cabin and hold luggage, we will always ask about your preferences for these services via our booking form. We will also ask whether you require flight cancellation insurance. For groups (usually 10 or more people) there are different arrangements, please contact us for more information.

  1. Completing your booking

When your holiday arrangements have been finalised, you will need to complete a booking form online. Please ensure you have passport details (full name, nationality, date of birth, passport number, country of issue and date of expiry) for all members of your party. The Icelandic government requires only that passports be valid for the duration of your stay but some airlines, including Iceland Air, require at least three months’ validity after your scheduled departure.  If you are booking for six or more people, we will send you a link to a separate form which can accommodate larger numbers.  We strongly recommended that, if you are resident in the UK (or elsewhere in the EU) and don’t already hold one, you obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) which is valid in Iceland. This will entitle you to state healthcare on the same basis as a resident of the country.

For parties of fewer than 10 people, we require a non-refundable deposit (usually £100 per person) –  plus the cost of your flights if we are arranging these for you – at the time of booking.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit or debit card (VISA and MASTERCARD only), or by cheque. Credit card payments (both deposit and balance) made in GBP will incur a 2% charge while for payments made in US Dollars or Icelandic Kronur, the charge will be 3%. Debit card payments will incur a £2 fee per transaction.   We will contact you to arrange your card payment upon receipt of your booking form.

  1. What happens next?

When your booking form has been submitted you will receive an invoice for  your deposit and for your flights if applicable.  If we have booked your flights, you will also receive ATOL and TTA certificates detailing your financial protection. If you have arranged your own flights, you will receive a TTA certificate only.  Your balance payment is due eight weeks before you travel and you will receive an invoice from us for the final amount, less your deposit. Your travel documents – including a confirmed itinerary with relevant contact numbers and any vouchers needed for the different elements of your tour – will be e-mailed to you two to three weeks before your departure date.

Important:

Our prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room and the hotels we recommend are subject to availability at the time of booking. Those we offer in Reykjavík are usually centrally-located and within walking distance of the main sights and a variety of restaurants. Hotel and room upgrades are available at an additional cost and self-catering accommodation can be arranged.

If you are taking an escorted tour and wish to extend your stay – perhaps to take part in some of the many activities we offer in addition to those included in your package – please let us know.

Activities and excursions in Iceland are always subject to local conditions on the day.  Some need a minimum number of participants in order to run, some can be arranged as a private tour at extra cost.  To participate in activities such as snowmobiling or quad biking, a valid driving licence is required. If alternative arrangements need to be made, your local provider will always do everything he or she can to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Prices shown on the website for our tours and holidays are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Changes to currency exchange rates that are beyond our control may result in alterations to our advertised prices.

 

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