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This eight-day adventure tour is perfect for people who want to enjoy Reykjavík and see the most remarkable sights in Iceland, with stunning activities along the way. Your six-day trip around Iceland will take you off the beaten track, maximizing fabulous Icelandic experiences and exhilarating fun each day. Before and after this trip, you spend a night in Reykjavík so you can explore it on your own. In winter, you can climb through ice caves and chase the Northern Lights each evening.

Highlights

  • Ring Road
  • Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Crystal Ice Cave (Oct-April)
  • South Coast (Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach)
  • Skaftafell Nature Area
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Wilderness Center
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Northern Lights (Sept-April)

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavík
  • English speaking adventure tour guide
  • Guided minibus tour
  • Free WiFi on board your bus
  • Accommodation with bathroom for 7 nights
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel
  • Glacier hike & all the safety equipment (April-Oct)
  • Whale watching in Dalvik

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Water & windproof jacket and pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Warm headwear (e.g. wool/fleece hat)
  • A scarf and gloves
  • Warm socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimming suit and a towel

Tour Snapshot

Availability All year
Duration 8 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Group maximum 18 people
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Itinerary

Kick off your eight days of fun in Iceland, spending the first night in Reykjavik. Explore the vibrant city on your own, and don’t forget to try skyr, Iceland’s top dessert! The next day, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation, and you’ll start driving the Ring Road. Explore the famous Golden Circle before continuing to the South Coast’s waterfalls.

After an epic hike on Vatnajökull Glacier, set foot on the remote Eastfjords. Then discover North Iceland, where your whale-watching trip awaits. Finally, lose yourself in the subtle beauty of West Iceland. Look for the Northern Lights in winter or delight in the Midnight Sun in summer. Spend the last day in Reykjavik to explore the city to its fullest.

It’s about time to connect with Iceland and feel its energy unfold!

“Best Tour in Iceland” by TourRadar

TourRadar awarded this tour the title of Tour of the Year - Iceland, based on traveler reviews from around the world. With Adventures.com, you'll travel in small groups led by expert guides (the best in the country) who know adventure and are eager to share their a-ha moments with you. We operate all our tours in small groups to ensure an authentic experience for every traveler.

Hallgrimskirkja Largest Church In Iceland

Today you get to explore the City of Reykjavík - you make your own exciting itinerary!

Maybe, you want to wander around and get your bearings? Strolling along two great Reykjavík shopping streets, the famous Laugavegur and the slightly less well-known, Skólavörðustigur, you will really get a feel for the essence of Reykjavík. Our tip is to explore the small places. These usually have the strongest character and more unusual items. 

For the best view over the city, visit the Hallgrímskirkja church and go to the top of the tower. Many are puzzled by the shape of this tall and iconic white church, and it does somewhat resemble the pipes of a great pipe organ. The design was actually inspired by Svartifoss, the black waterfall at Skaftafell. A white church inspired by a black basalt waterfall? Maybe, you will believe us when we say the Icelanders are quirky folk!

Take your time and browse, relax in a coffee house, bar or restaurant, then think about a gallery or museum. There is a fantastic choice! Larger art galleries include the Reykjavík Art Museum, the National Gallery of Iceland, and Kjarvalsstaðir. Get to know Icelandic culture at the Culture House, the development of Iceland as a nation at the National Museum, or visit The Settlement Exhibition, built around the remains of an actual settlement age Reykjavík homestead. If you want something more unusual to give The Icelandic Phallological Museum a try, this is better known as ‘the only Penis Museum in the World’!

The city´s thermal swimming pools are open from early until late. Outdoor bathing is a popular year-round pastime activity in Iceland, so quite a few thermal pools are dotted around Reykjavík. Their hot tubs are blissful! Laugardalslaug is the largest outdoor pool, but the smaller ones are incredibly charming too.   Your hotel or guest house will not be far from Reykjavík´s attractions. Strætó runs a regular bus service, connecting all districts with the city center. You will find their timetables and information in English here. Alternatively, head a couple of miles away from downtown and into nature to chase the Northern Lights in winter.

Day Highlights
  • The delights of Reykjavík
  • Today you pick your own highlights!
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • One night accommodation in Reykavík
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Hotel Island
or similar
Strokkur Geysir Golden Circle In Iceland

Right from the start, this tour is crammed full of the greatest gems that Icelandic nature can provide. The amazing and very famous Golden Circle attractions are first on the agenda after picking everyone up between 08:00 and 08:30 in the morning.

Your first stop is at Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir to the Icelanders). UNESCO has granted the national park World Heritage Site status due to its great geological and historical importance. It is the site of the oldest continuously operating national parliament in the world. Alþing, the Icelandic Parliament first met here in 930 AD/CE. A fun fact is that the Icelandic Parliament is still called the Alþing (Althing) today. The grandeur of the geology here would have given these ancient open-air parliamentary sessions an almost mythical ambiance. You can see the dramatic plate edge of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, tracing its way right through Þingvellir. This rugged cliff was created by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, moving approximately 2 cm apart per year. The scenery here is very photogenic and overwhelmingly awe-inspiring.

Next, we visit Geysir to see the amazingly active geyser hot spring, Strokkur, hurtling enormous volumes of hot water and steam up to 25 meters high - a truly astonishing sight and another marvelous photo opportunity. If you miss the hot watery blast, have no worries, you will witness another superheated eruption in 5 to 10 minutes. Strokkur is situated very close to the Great Geysir, the spouting hot spring which gifted the word ‘geyser’ to the English language. When you watch a geyser erupt, you feel spine-tinglingly close to the primal forces of nature. Steaming fumaroles and simmering hot springs will be all around you, evidencing the great geothermal forces living beneath the earth in the lovely Haukadalur valley.

Your final Golden Circle attraction is the thundering Hvítá river (the White River) crashing through the stunning Gullfoss Waterfall. In English, Gullfoss means ‘the Golden Falls,’ a translucent golden mist can be seen around the turbulent flow as it cascades through drops of 11 m and 21 m. On a sunny day, if you are lucky, a beautiful rainbow will arch over the stunning canyon - a really fabulous sight.

The incredible sights and experiences continue - we make a couple more stops along the journey to your country hotel close to Vík, the southernmost village in Iceland. Two sensational 60 m high waterfalls await us, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss! At Seljalandsfoss, there is an incredible opportunity to walk the pathway behind the tumbling cascade, giving you a truly unique view. From the high former sea cliffs, the generous flow of Skógafoss waterfall descends into the gloriously tranquil calmness of the Skóga river below.

Then, we will visit the black beach at Reynisfjara, where you will see the stunning cave formed from incredibly imposing angular basalt columns. Walking along the beach, you will get views of the famous Reynisdrangar peaks. These crazily shaped and troll-like basalt forms stand above the ocean just off-shore. Not surprisingly, they have given rise to some troll folklore!

Your hotel for the night is in the charming coastal village of Vik. From September to April, if the conditions are good your guide will advise you on finding the Northern Lights in the area.

Day Highlights
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Hot springs
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Hotel with private bathroom close to Vík
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to the highlights of the Golden Circle
  • Visit the most famous South Coast waterfalls
  • Visit to Reynisfjara
Accommodation
Adventure Hotel Geirland
or similar hotel. Cozy countryside hotel, located only 2 km from Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Vik Town In Iceland Landscape

Today is filled with incredible experiences, everything from glacier hiking from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park, and the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon - this is a day of incredible diversity and magnificent natural wonders. You will spend your night in Höfn. In summer, we switch to the ice cave for a glacier hike.

Sensational views of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, home to Katla, one of the most erratic volcanoes of all time, and Eyjafjallajökull, another infamous volcano mountain glacier, loom high on the horizon to your left along the way. Approaching Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park, you will see abundant vegetation and birch trees. Under the jagged mountain peaks and glaciers, the area is sheltered by a gentler climate than the surrounding area. The scenery is majestic and dramatically contrasting.

One of our expert glacier guides will escort you on a magical three-hour glacier hike on the tongue of Vatnajökull, the mightiest glacier in all of Europe (During winter, October - April, we switch out the glacier hike for a visit to a naturally formed ice cave). Your guide will ensure you are safe when hiking and climbing and ensure the experience is enjoyable and fascinating. The glacier is stunning, but there is more to this blue/white ice wonderland than meets the eye! You will learn some incredible glacier facts and see sights that will be treasured memories forever.   

From November to April, we replace the glacier hike with an exciting guided journey through Vatnajökull's crystal ice caves. Each winter, the inside of the glacier melts to form winding blue-and-white caves. Your guide will lead you through these caves to explore the magic of glaciers from the inside! 

Now for the serene beauty and crystal clear sapphire water of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the black sands of the mesmerizing Diamond Beach. This coal-black volcanic beach is lapped by the Atlantic waves, which bring quite a few blue/white icebergs ashore. These luminous ice forms sitting on the dark, dramatic sand give this place a truly mystical feel. This site will surely make your spine tingle! Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon contains some of the most famous vistas in Iceland. Action scenes from a couple of James Bond and other movies were filmed at this ice lagoon, so you might recognize some of the stunning scenery. Most people are astounded by the incredible shapes, blue tones, and the large size of many of the icebergs. The lagoon, beneath the majesty of Vatnajökull's icecap, is vast. Your camera really will work overtime here!

After a day of magic, we will make our way to our accommodation. In winter, if conditions will be right we slip away from the hotel to chase the Northern Lights.

Day Highlights
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
  • The Crystal Beach (Diamond Beach)
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at Hotel close to Vík
  • Guided Glacier Hike (April-Oct)
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Specialized glacier gear
  • Visit to Crystal Ice Cave (Oct-April)
  • Visit to Jökulsarlón and the Diamond Beach
  • One night accommodation
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Adventure Hotel Hof
or similar
The Stone Eggs of Merry Bay In Iceland Djupivogur Village

In the morning, we will take you to visit Djúpivogur, a charming fishing village in the East Fjords. You then enjoy a hike to see the beautiful Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Waterfalls. You'll spend your night at a country hotel in the Egilsstaðir area.

Today we will really get to know the remote gems hidden in the spectacular East Fjords. We promise you, as beautiful fjords and sharp-toothed mountains fill the horizon, again and again, you will not be able to take your eyes off the incredible views for even one moment! The highlights along the way include the remote and simply stunning peninsula of Hvalnes. You will also see the beautiful and starkly contrasting sights between Lóns and Álftafjarðar, a magnificent fjord. The Þvottárskriður landslides created some very unusual scenery in this region.

Your first stop will be at Djúpivogur. This traditional fishing village clings like a limpet to the edge of the land. This little community is best known for its wild nature, bird habitats, and an admired outdoor sculpture, Eggin í Gleðivík (meaning The Eggs of Merry Bay). The sculpture and the bird habitats are not unrelated. The 34 eggs of the sculpture represent the 34 bird species that regularly inhabit the area, and it is far lovelier than it sounds!

We will then head towards the Wilderness Center, a historic destination located in the vast wilderness of Northern Europe. You can indulge in various outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and horse riding while immersing yourself in the authentic Icelandic lifestyle. During your stay, you can explore exhibits on highland living and Icelandic history at the museum free of charge. After your adventures, you can relax in the warm pool at the bathing house and stay in charming historic buildings while enjoying the local cuisine.

Our accommodation for the night will be in a country hotel at Egilsstaðir. Ask your guide to help find the Northern Lights if conditions will be proper to watch the show (from September to April).

Day Highlights
  • Djúpivogur Fishing Village
  • The town of Egilsstaðir
  • Wilderness Center
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at the guesthouse
  • Exploring East Fjords
  • Visit to the small fishing village of Djúpvogur
  • Free access to Wilderness Museum
  • One night at accommodation
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Wilderness Center
or similar
man sightseeing studlagil canyon in iceland

Our journey to North Iceland will take us to Stuðlagil Canyon, one of the world’s most enchanting basalt rock formations. This is a day of great contrasts. The crystal clear and tranquil waters of Lake Mývatn are next on the agenda, with otherworldly scenery and a plentiful birdlife greatly enhancing the beauty here.

Your next attraction is the lunar-like vistas, steaming fumaroles, and boiling multi-colored mud pots at the Námaskarð geothermal area. This place will leave you feeling like you have taken flight and arrived on another planet with starkly barren yet beautiful scenes! Continuing with the unearthly theme, we visit the Dimmuborgir lava formations. Your guide will tell you how these fantastic lava shapes, often called 'the Dark Castles,' were created and the rich mythology linked to them. On this tour, but especially today, you will witness the incredibly different sides of Icelandic nature, from the barest Arctic desert lands to the lush fertility around Lake Mývatn.

Finally, a stop is made at Goðafoss, a glorious crescent-shaped waterfall. A famous legend links to Goðafoss. This is the waterfall into which Iceland's last great Pagan leader is said to have cast his statues of the Pagan Gods when Iceland converted to Christianity. Our journey will take us alongside Eyjafjörður, a long fjord surrounded by mountains. The scenery here will be completely mind-blowing. 

Our next stop brings us to the renowned Mývatn Nature Baths, a serene retreat nestled near Lake Mývatn. Here, you can immerse yourself in the warm geothermal waters drawn from deep underground, offering a refreshing experience enriched with minerals and natural elements. Whether you're looking to relax in the soothing pools or explore the surrounding facilities, such as saunas and relaxation areas, the Mývatn Nature Baths offer a tranquil escape amidst Iceland's northern landscape.

Near the apex of the fjord, we will come to Akureyri. Your accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel in this area. Hunt for the Northern Lights on winter nights if the conditions will be good. 

Day Highlights
  • Stuðlagil Canyon
  • Mývatn Lake
  • Myvatn Nature Baths (optional extra)
  • Námaskarð geothermal area
  • Dimmuborgir formations
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Guided visit to all the highlights
  • Time to explore the magnificent landscapes
  • One night at a hotel close to Akureyri
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Berjaya Akureyri Hotel
or similar
Dalvik Whale Watching From Boat In Iceland

If there is a time we make a short visit to Akureyri before we head to Dalvík for an exciting whale-watching boat trip, you can even try your hand at fishing if you would like to. You will also see one of the most fantastic fishing communities in Iceland, Siglufjörður. Your country hotel will be at Bifröst.

Today is a dream day for lovers of wildlife and beautiful Icelandic nature. From Akureyri, our route to Dalvík follows the western side of stunning Eyjafjörður (the Island Fjord). The views are absolutely eye-candy, with towering mountains and open ocean views. The mountains keep getting steeper as we approach Dalvík, a charming village still a traditional fishing community. 

Your 3-hour whale-watching trip will take you skimming across the Eyjafjörður fjord, searching for the most majestic mammals alive. There is nothing like spotting a whale in the flesh in its natural habitat. Minke and humpback whales can be seen often. Sometimes, even the largest animal alive, a magnificent Blue Whale, crosses the waters. Dolphins and porpoises are usually seen, with seals also frequently spotted. This is a water wildlife paradise, with many ocean birds and a great many puffins in the puffin season. Dolphins, porpoises, and whales often swim close to the boat, giving you a fabulous experience of Icelandic ocean wildlife.

Our next port of call is Siglufjörður, a little town with a fascinating fishing history that is commemorated all around the town. It is, perhaps, hard to believe now that this picturesque place was referred to as ‘the herring capital of Europe’ in the first half of the 20th century. Those truly magnificent shoals of herring, known as ‘the silver of the sea,’ then departed these waters as mysteriously as they had arrived!

We continue our journey around Tröllaskagi, a magnificent peninsula. The name means ‘the Troll Peninsula’ and, not surprisingly, this area is steeped in local legends. This stunning drive will take you through charming villages and lush farmlands, leaving you with a real feel for the way people live in the country. Remember, this is a day for wildlife! You will see lots of small but very sturdy Icelandic horses grazing in their fields - horse farms are more plentiful here than in any other part of Iceland.

You will spend your night at a hotel in the little university-centered community at Laugarbakki. From September to April, ask your guide to direct you toward the Northern Lights at night if the conditions will be perfect to spot them.

Day Highlights
  • Akureyri - Capital of the North
  • Whale Watching from Dalvík
  • Siglufjörður Fishing Village
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at a Hotel close to Akureyri
  • Akureyri & Eyjafjörður Fjord
  • 3 hour Whale Watching sail tour
  • Opportunity to try out sea angling
  • Visit to Siglufjörður
  • One night at a hotel
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Hotel Laugarbakki
or similar
Hraunfossar Waterfalls In Icelandic Autumn

The final day of your fantastic trip around Iceland has a water and history theme! You will visit Deildartunguhver hot spring before continuing to the Hraunfossar cascade, where glacial water pours out straight from the lava field. Your final stop is at the historic site of Reykholt, the famed home of the Icelandic historian and prolific writer of Icelandic Sagas, Snorri Sturluson.

We will enjoy the wonders of West Iceland, named one of their best holiday destinations by Lonely Planet, in 2016. Today, we will be exploring the splendid natural wonders and sights in the Borgarfjörður area. A short hike to the top of Grábrók, a volcano crater, is first on the agenda. There are superb views across the lava and over the whole area.

Onwards to Deildartunguhver, this fabulous bubbling hot spring pumps out more steaming hot water than any other hot spring in Europe. 

Next, we will visit Barnafoss waterfall. The name means 'the Children's Falls. According to Icelandic folklore, errant children are said to have met their deaths in the falls, which explains why this picturesque waterfall is so named. We also take you to see the totally unique Hraunfossar cascade. These gorgeous falls extend in a wide arc, with the water pouring out of the edge of the lava field in many thousands of tiny trickling streams. By some miracle of nature, the glacial water has traveled through the porous lava all the way from the Langjökull glacier.

This sensational trip which has brought you fabulous adventures, stunning wildlife, majestic scenery, and so many glorious Icelandic experiences, will conclude with a little history! Your final stop is at Reykholt, home to one of Iceland's most famous sons and revered historical figures, Snorri Sturluson. Many would say to get a true appreciation of Iceland, you have to know something about this incredible man whose life spanned the 12th and 13th centuries. Some important aspects of Norse mythology would have been lost forever if Snorri had not recorded them in the Icelandic Sagas. You will see Snorralaug, the pool where Snorri is said to have bathed. This pool is thought to go back to the 10th century, which is incredibly old for a man-made feature in Iceland. Dipping their fingers into the water, many present-day visitors are somewhat surprised to discover this pool is still pleasantly warm.

Your journey back to Reykjavík will take you through the beautiful scenery and wildlife around Hvalfjörður. We expect to arrive in the capital around 17:00-18:00 (depending on the weather). You will be dropped off at your accommodation in Reykjavík or the closest authorized pick-up location. If you're here in the winter, ask your guide where they recommend searching for the Northern Lights tonight!

Day Highlights
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Hraunfossar cascade
  • Reykholt
  • Hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit to the highlights of Borgarfjörður
  • Visit to the historic sight of Reykholt
  • Drop off in Reykjavík
  • One night at a hotel in Reykjavík
  • Private bathroom
Accommodation
Hotel Island
or similar
Austurstraeti Street In Reykjavik Iceland

Today you get a second chance to catch up on any Reykjavík must-see sights and experiences you missed out on before your tour. Check off anything remaining on your Capital City of Iceland bucket list - this lively and culture-rich city on the edge of the Arctic offers so many possibilities. If you stay around the city, you will find plenty of new things to see, or, maybe, there will be places where you want to linger longer!

If you didn´t swim in an outdoor thermal pool on your first day, we suggest giving this peculiarly Icelandic experience a try before you leave. The largest swimming pool in Iceland is at Laugardalslaug, beside Grasagarðurinn, Reykjavík´s beautiful botanical gardens. It is very easy to walk from the city or take an Strætó bus. There are some lovely pools around. Sundhöllin on Baronsstígur is a lovely pool right in the heart of Reykjavík, built-in 1937, the indoor pool has an old-world charm, and there is a recently constructed outdoor pool too. 

Walking and cycling paths connect the City of Reykjavík with some stunning areas closer to the city than others. So walking or hiring a bike is a great option too. Seltjarnarnes is a spectacular peninsula with absolutely fantastic scenery, situated within easy walking distance of the city center. Mosfellsbær is a beautiful community a little further away. Either of these places and many more can easily be reached by Strætó buses. You could browse the city some more, learn more about Icelandic culture in a museum, max out on arts in a gallery, or even do one final and incredible adventure activity tour - maybe, there are too many choices, but you get to choose!

Day Highlights
  • Reykjavík delights - your choice!
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel/guest house in Reykjavík
  • On the second day of the tour, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavik around 8 a.m. You spend the first day of the tour exploring Reykjavik on your own, pursuing what interests you most in the capital city. We will take care of your accommodation.

  • On the seventh day of the tour, we’ll drop you off in Reykjavik at your accommodation around 8 p.m. On the eighth day of the tour, continue with your Reykjavik itinerary.
  • The weather in Iceland is ever-changing, alternating between warm and cool days, and sunny and rainy days. Make sure to dress in many layers and don’t forget to bring sturdy hiking shoes. A waterproof jacket and pants will come in handy. You can rent hiking boots, a waterproof jacket and waterproof pants upon booking.
  • Depending on the season, embark on different activities. In summer, see the Midnight Sun — a natural phenomenon when the sun stays visible at local midnight — and amazing wildlife such as puffins, Arctic terns, Icelandic sheep, and reindeer. From November to April, we replace a glacier hike with an ice cave tour on Vatnajökul.
  • From September to April, hunt for the Northern Lights. Your guide will tell you all the best spots to see the magical aurora.
  • Accommodation is for two people per room. Solo travelers need to choose a single room supplement upon booking if they want to upgrade to a private room.
  • The itinerary of this tour is flexible and subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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8 Day Ring Road Tour - First & last night in Reykjavík

FAQ

Our multi-day tours will give you a small group experience as they are operated in a mini-bus and you get a better connection with the guide.

By booking a multi-day tour with us, you don’t need to have to worry about finding accommodation during the time of the tour as our multi-day tour includes accommodation which is often booked far in advance. You will get more opportunities to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one-day tour. 

All of our tours are English guided so you will have English speaking licensed guide throughout the tour that will tell you everything about what you see along the way and knows where the best locations to stop by at to get the absolute best experience.

When booking your tour you are guaranteed accommodations at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we work with are of the same standard and offer nice rooms with beds and linen. The standard room is a twin room but it is possible to request a double room or a triple room, with no extra charge. The rooms come with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.

Free Wi-Fi, towels, a hairdryer, and a kettle are accessible at all of the hotels.

If you want to have your own room, then a single supplement is payable in order to secure a single room. If you do not wish to book a single room then you will be roomed with another traveler of the same gender.

Breakfast is included at the hotel/guesthouse restaurant during the tour. Meals and beverages are not included on your tour. However, we will make stops at restaurants and conveniences stores where you are able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt though.

A typical breakfast buffet is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay at during the tour, allowing you to fuel up for the day on various slices of bread, toppings, cereal, fruits, and yogurt. Tea and coffee are also included, alongside a variety of additional tasty options.

Your guide will also find a good place for the group to eat lunch, where you can find a wide selection of dishes on the menu, so there will be options available for everyone. The dinner is usually at the hotels/guesthouses we stay at for the night. We will make stops at restaurants and convenience stores where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

The average amount spent on food each day per person is 8,000 ISK (80$). Cash is not necessary, as credit cards are accepted at all restaurants and stores. A small amount of cash won't hurt, though.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs). If you are traveling with extra bags or heavier luggage, you will need to book suitable storage before you arrive; this will incur a small fee. There is the option to add luggage storage in Reykjavík during the booking process of your order in the extras section.

* The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).

We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consists of participants between the ages of 22 to 55 years. However, we have people of all ages, ranging from 8 to 99 years, joining our multi-day tours. We get a lot of solo travelers joining us, as well as families and friends.

If you find yourself having difficulties participating in any of the activities included in the tour, for example, a glacier activity, then you are more than welcome to skip it. Iceland is surrounded by beautiful scenery so you can explore your surroundings in the meantime r wait elsewhere while others do the activity. Our guide should be able to drop you off at a nearby place where there are some services available if requested.

The average is around 300 km (186 miles) per day on our multi-day tours. You’ll spend approximately 4-5 hours in the car each day. Stops are of course, made at multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops, etc.

We do offer some necessary items for rent. For most of our multi-day tours, we rent out waterproof jackets and pants as well as hiking shoes. These items are available to book under the selection “Extras’’ in the booking widget when booking your tour on our website.

If you have already booked the tour and wish to add some rental gear to your booking, you can do that at least 24 hours before your tour starts, via our Customer Portal.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore we can unfortunately never promise that they will be seen on your tour. Their appearance depends upon atmospheric and weather conditions. The best time to see the lights is between September - March when it’s a dark and clear sky. The sky needs to be as dark as possible, so the best places to see them are well away from the city lights.

Most of the hotels on our tours are remotely located and, therefore, ideal for spotting the northern lights. If the forecast is in our favor, then it is very likely that you will be able to see the northern lights. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake-up call upon request if lights are spotted, so it is more likely that you will see the lights on a multi-day tour!

We always highly recommend booking a multi-day tour starting at least one day after arriving in Iceland. If you’re flying in from the US or will be landing early (4-6:30) you should be able to join the tour, but be aware that some risks could follow such as flight gets delayed and could, therefore, miss out on the tour.

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