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6-Day Ring Road Tour Around Iceland | IS-AA-AIA

Small Group Package Tour Around Iceland

About Tour

This six-day small group tour is ideal for people who really want to get the most out of their time in Iceland. It also ensures that you will maximize your Icelandic experience: packing each day with incredible experiences, awe-inspiring natural sights, and cultural curiosities.

Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Eldhraun, the world's largest lava flow
  • Vatnajökull Glacier Hike (April-October)
  • Jókulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • The East Fjords
  • Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area
  • Myvatn Nature Baths (optional extra)
  • Dettifoss & Goðafoss Waterfalls
  • Whale watching in Dalvik
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Barnafoss & Hraunfossar Waterfalls
  • Crystal Ice Cave (November-March)
  • The Northern Lights (September-April)
  • Blue Lagoon (optional extra)

On this epic 6-Day Ring Road adventure around Iceland, see every unique side of the country. Witness exploding geysers on the Golden Circle and roaring waterfalls on the South Coast. Feel the contrast of serenity and wild adventure as you stroll on Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and hike on Vatnajökull Glacier. Set out on a thrilling whale-watching excursion in Dalvik. In winter, explore natural ice caves and see the Northern Lights. After these incredible six days in Iceland, you may never want to return home.

 

Tourist With Pickaxes On Glacier Hiking Tour In Iceland
Iceland Diamond Beach Sunny View
Winter View Of Strokkur Geysir In Iceland Golden Circle
Iceland Blue Lagoon Water bar
Iceland Whale Watching In Dalvik
Iceland Barnafoss Waterfall And Rock Cliffs
Iceland Myvatn Nature Baths View
Iceland Vatnajokull Ice Cave Tour With Blue Walls
Iceland Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach Ground Picture
Iceland Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Aerial View
Blue Lagoon in Grindavik
Tourist Walking Behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Iceland Skogafoss Waterfall With Rainbow
Tourist In Iceland Thingvellir National Park Pathway
Iceland Gullfoss Waterfall In Summer
Gljufrabui Waterfall in Iceland
Iceland Thingvellir National Park Panoramic View
Iceland Hengifoss Waterfall Hiking Route
Aerial View Over Vik Town In Iceland

Extend Your Trip

Finish your trip by soaking in the hot geothermal baths of Blue Lagoon, please select this tour option when booking.

Sometimes you simply need another day in Iceland! If you wish to spend a few more days adventuring in Iceland, check out our 7-Day Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik or the Ultimate 8 Day Iceland Ring Road Tour.

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Availability All year

Duration 6 days

Departs From Reykjavik

Difficulty Easy

Minimum age 8 years

Group maximum 19 people

Meet on Location No

Pick Up Yes

Accommodation Included

What's Included

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation with private bathroom
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel
  • English speaking adventure tour guide
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Free WiFi on board your bus
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Waterfalls hike at Egilsstaðir
  • Whale watching in Dalvik
  • Crystal Ice Cave Tour (November-March)
  • Blue Lagoon admission (only 6 Day tour + Blue Lagoon option)

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Water & windproof jacket and pants
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Warm headwear (e.g. wool/fleece hat)
  • Gloves and scarf
  • Warm socks (wool or synthetic recommended)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (especially for sunny days on the glacier)
  • Swimming suit and a towel

Not Included

  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Optional Extra - Myvatn Nature Baths

Itinerary

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Best Tour of 2019 in Iceland by TourRadar

Iceland Skogafoss Waterfall With Rainbow

The 6-day Ring Road tour was awarded the best multi-day travel experience of 2019 in Iceland by TourRadar, based on traveler reviews worldwide. We operate our tours in small groups to provide an authentic experience for every traveler. Our superb guides — the best in the country — go the extra mile to give you an immersive, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  

This 6-day Iceland tour begins in Reykjavik, where your guide will pick you up at your selected location. Then we hit the Ring Road towards the Golden Circle and then to the South Coast. Next, we drive east to explore the Vatnajökull Glacier area and the remote East Fjords.  

We set out for our whale watching adventure for North Iceland before we reach magical West Iceland, where Europe’s most powerful hot spring awaits. 

people walking on a gravel path in Thingvellir National Park

We will start our six-day adventure around Iceland with a day crammed full of Iceland's most famous natural wonders. We will visit the fantastic attractions on the Golden Circle route, including a giant waterfall, a frequently erupting geyser, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, we will head towards the southern coastline, where we will enjoy the most spectacular views along the way. Before arriving at our lovely country hotel, we will make stops at Iceland's most epic waterfalls: the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. From September to April, your guide can help you chase the Northern Lights at night.  

We will start the day at 8:00 am by collecting all passengers from their pickup locations. (Collection can take up to 30 minutes, depending on your location.) We will head towards the country's interior and hit the famous tourist route called "the Golden Circle." 

Our first stop will be Thingvellir National Park, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical and geological importance. There, we will see the historical site where Althingi, the world’s oldest democratic parliament, was founded more than a thousand years ago.  

There is no specific parliament building here as the people of Iceland used to hold their meetings here under the open sky. The “Lögberg” is a piece of rock and was the platform from where the law speakers would proclaim new laws with the imperious rift valley at their back.  

Thingvellir is also famous for being the gap between two tectonic plates. There are several cracks between the Eurasian and North American plates lying at the center of the national park. These two plates continue to drift apart, with the gap widening by about 0.78 in. (2 cm) each year. This movement creates the awe-inspiring geology in the area that we will explore when we walk in between the tectonic plates.

Winter View Of Strokkur Geysir In Iceland Golden Circle

Our next stop is the world-renowned Geyser Hot Spring Area. We will walk among bubbling hot springs and mud pots on the restless ground of an active geothermal area, passing by steaming fumaroles surrounded by colorful minerals. We will see the famous “Geysir” from which the English word geyser was adopted and its younger brother, Strokkur. The Great Geysir is dormant today, but Strokkur erupts every 5-8 minutes, so we will be able to see at least a few eruptions, for sure! The unearthly scenery will surely inspire us to know Iceland’s geology even better.  

Then, we will move on to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls). Gullfoss was named after the golden-brown hue surrounding the cascade on sunny days. If we are lucky, a stunning rainbow will form over the canyon, providing a fantastic opportunity for photos.  

Gullfoss, Thingvellir, and the Geyser Hot Spring Area are all things that everyone who visits Iceland should see, so you will be able to cross each one off your bucket list in one incredible day! 

After leaving the Golden Circle route behind, we will head south. We will continue our journey by driving on the Ring Road. The South Coast is the other area that every visitor to Iceland wants to see. Iceland’s most dramatic scenery can be seen here. Every meter is exciting, and the landscape looks like the setting from a fairytale.

seljalandsfoss falls at sunset in iceland

We will stop at two of Iceland’s most epic waterfalls on our way to our accommodation: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. We will have time to explore these outstanding natural beauties. At Seljalandsfoss, we can walk behind the cascade (when it’s not frozen, of course). At Skógafoss, we can take the stairs and walk up to its top, from where we will admire the landscape.  

We will spend the night in a small country hotel near the village of Vík. When the nights are dark from September to April, we will have the chance to see the Northern Lights. In summer, soak in the Midnight Sun. 

Day Highlights
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to the highlights of Golden Circle
  • The Pearls of the South Coast
  • One night at Hotel close to Vík
Accommodation
Hotel Geirland
or similar hotel. Cozy countryside hotel, located only 2 km from Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
walking around reynisfjara black sand beach

Day two is also full of incredible sights! We will visit the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, where we can see the famous Reynisdrangar sea stacks and the dramatic black basalt columns. Driving further east, we will cross the Eldhraun “fire lava” field, which is decorated by a fluffy layer of moss today.  

Then, we will drive to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park, where we will go for an adventurous glacier hike! In winter, we climb through a crystal ice cave instead of the glacier hike.  

At the end of the day, we will stop at the site often nicknamed as the crown jewel of Iceland: Jókulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This surreal lake with floating icebergs and the nearby Diamond Beach is Iceland’s most photographed natural wonder!   

After the long and wonderful day, we will spend the night in a hotel in Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland. You can ask your guide for tips to find the Northern Lights! 

Our first stop of the day will be the deservedly famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. It was ranked among the top ten non-tropical beaches in the world. Of particular interest are the picturesque Reynisdrangar peaks, standing in the water off the coast. A local legend claims that the sea stacks were once trolls that came down from the mountains during the night and were petrified by the touch of the first rays of sunshine. In low tide, we will be able to enter the cave behind the basalt columns. It is huge and very spacious with interesting rock formations on the walls.  

From Reynisfjara, there is a beautiful view over the sea arches and rock cliffs at Dyrholaey. Puffins nest on the basalt columns during the summer. The volcanic beach of Reynisfjara certainly deserves its fame! 

We will then move east and continue driving through breathtaking natural settings. We will pass by the legendary Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, which hides one of the most notorious volcanoes in all of Iceland beneath its ice - the mighty Katla.  

The road continues across the Eldhraun lava field, a bumpy, mossy field stretching for many kilometers. This unearthly terrain was once a fierce lava flow from Iceland's most fatal volcanic eruption.

Soon we will arrive at Skaftafell in the Vatnajökull National Park. It is an oasis of luscious green birch forests and rich vegetation surrounded by the giant outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull. The natural wonders you will see here will take your breath away as you allow the wildly contrasting scenes to soak in.  

Here, we will take a magical three-hour glacier hike up Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in all of Europe. One of our specialist glacier guides will guide this hike, ensuring that you are safe throughout the tour. Your guide will also be on hand to teach you more about this incredible outlet glacier and all the fantastic things that you will be able to see from it. 

During the winter (from November to April), we will be able to visit a naturally formed ice cave in the glacier's heart! Ice caves are natural phenomena that form in winter and collapse in spring, so anyone visiting an ice cave is extremely lucky! 

Iceland Diamond Beach Sunny View

After our trip to the glacier, we will jump back on our bus to continue our adventure. For the last stop of the day, we will visit the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Jökulsarlon is the deepest lake in Iceland, filled with giant floating icebergs. 

The lagoon is connected to the sea, so the icebergs float slowly towards the open ocean. Here, the waves push them back onto the shore, creating a genuinely mesmerizing natural wonder. The sapphire water laps up against coal-black sands, which are peppered with pearl white and blue icebergs, as well as ice rocks that look like precious stones. This coastline is called Diamond Beach. It is a supernatural sight that will send shivers down your spine!  

After this beautiful day, we will drive to our accommodation in Hofn, celebrated as the lobster capital of Iceland. Ask your guide for tips to find the Northern Lights at night during winter!

Day Highlights
  • Reynisfjara - The Black Sand Beach
  • Eldhraun Lava field
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Glacier Hiking Tour (April-October)
  • Crystal Ice Cave Tour (November-March)
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • The Town of Höfn
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at Hotel close to Vík
  • Guided Glacier Hike & All Gear
  • One night at a hotel in Höfn
Accommodation
Hofn Hotel
or similar

On day three, we will explore the eastern fjords of Iceland. As we make our way along the coastline, we will drive by the Hvalnes Nature Reserve, a remote and beautiful peninsula with insanely impressive mountains. Eystrahorn, Stokksnes, and Vestrahorn are located here, also known as the "horny mountains." Surrounded by grassy black sand dunes, this place is more beautiful than you could ever imagine!  

Our first stop of the day will be Djúpivogur, a traditional fishing village with centuries-old, colorful houses that will remind us of the village's long history of trading. Djúpivogur has a population of 450 people who all make their living out of the sea. The nature surrounding it is beautifully varied. A picturesque, pyramid-shaped mountain nearby and a stunning coastline make the views even more interesting.  

We will drive the serpentine roads around the Eastfjords and marvel at the stunning landscapes. After leaving the coastal area behind, we will head towards the legendary Lagarfljót Lake, the third-largest lake in Iceland. It is famous for being home to Iceland's biggest monster, Lagarfljótsormurin. Lagarfljótsormurin is a cryptid serpent that has been seen many times by locals during the ages. Someone even caught it on a camera in 2012! While the monster's existence might be just a legend, some locals genuinely believe in it. 

Iceland Hengifoss Waterfall Hiking Route

Near the lake, we will make a stop and venture off for a short but scenic hike to Hengifoss, one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls, at an impressive height of 420 ft. (128m). On our way to the waterfall, we will encounter another smaller but no less spectacular one.  

Litlanesfoss cascades into a narrow gorge from a height of 98 ft. (30 m) and is framed by extremely tall basalt columns, creating a spectacular natural gem.  

About 0.6 mi. (1 km) from the first waterfall, we will have a complete view of Hengifoss in the gorge, dominating the landscape with its impressive height. A multi-colored rock face frames the cascade. The ancient layers of red clay from volcanic eruptions are trapped between layers of basalt, creating stunning red stripe patterns in the rock. These are some very distinctive surroundings for a waterfall!  

After the hike, we will jump in the car again and move on to Egilsstaðir, the largest town in East Iceland, where we will relax in a hotel for the night. From September to April, your guide can help you find the Northern Lights from the hotel.

Day Highlights
  • Hvalnes Nature Reserve
  • The East fjords
  • Djúpivogur village
  • Lagarfljót Lake
  • Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss waterfalls
  • Iceland Wilderness Center
  • Egilsstaðir Town
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided hike to Hengifoss
  • One night in a hotel in Egilsstaðir
Accommodation
Hotel Valaskjalf
or similar
small forest near myvatn lake in summer

On day four, we will head towards North Iceland. After leaving Egilsstaðir behind, we will drive through a Highlands area, where the landscape is barren and extraterrestrial. On our way, we will have a stop at Möðrudalur, Iceland’s highest farm. Here, we can relax a bit and grab a quick bite at Iceland’s highest restaurant. At 1538.7 ft (469 m), it has an excellent view of the pristine wilderness below.  

From here, we will continue our drive and head towards Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. The vigorously cascading water is a unique experience to see, giving us a whole new perspective on the power of nature. Dettifoss was chosen as a filming location for the famous Hollywood movie Prometheus. The opening scene, the Engineer’s sacrifice, was shot here.  

After visiting Dettifoss, we will move towards the volcanic wonderworld around Lake Mývatn. Covering an area of 14 sq. mi. (36.5 km2), Mývatn is the fourth largest lake in Iceland. An incredibly vibrant array of flora and fauna thrives around the lake and on its tiny islands. Myvatn is deservedly one of Iceland’s most valuable protected nature reserves.

dimmurborgir lava formations in north iceland

During our travels around the lake, we will learn about the region’s volcanic history. We will go for a short hike in Dimmuborgir, “the Dark Fortress,” a charming garden of lava rock sculptures, huge rock pillars, caves, caverns, tunnels, and lava bridges. These strange lava formations are steeped in mythology. Our friendly tour guide will tell us all about Iceland’s thirteen Santas and the many trolls who live among these peculiar sculptures.  

Near to the lake is one of Iceland’s most terrific geothermal fields, Námaskarð. The highly active volcanic terrain contains wildly bubbling hot springs and loud fumaroles surrounded by colorful mineral-painted soil. The air smells intensely of rotten eggs, which is the typical smell of sulfur. This smell can be unpleasant, but the sights will make you forget about the smell!  

Iceland Myvatn Nature Baths View

Our next destination is the beautiful Mývatn Nature Baths. It is often nicknamed the Blue Lagoon of the north as the color of the water is the same milky-blue as the Blue Lagoon, while the entrance fee is half the price. Enjoying a pampering bath here is an optional extra, which you can do at your own cost. You will have an hour and a half to relax and enjoy the benefits of the natural alkaline water before we continue our tour. 

Our final stop of the day will be at the Goðafoss Waterfall. The “waterfall of the gods” was named when Iceland switched from the Norse religion to Christianity. According to the legends, this was the place where the pagan idols were destroyed when Iceland converted to Christianity.  

The water cascades from a height of 39 ft. (12 m) over a length of 38 ft. (30 m) and has a unique horseshoe shape, making it highly photogenic.

city of akureyri in north iceland at summer

After our memorable day, we will head towards Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Even though it is small with a population of fewer than 20,000 people, Akureyri is the largest city outside of the capital area. This picturesque town is located right in the heart of Eyjafjörður Bay and offers spectacular views in every direction. In Akureyri, you can expect cozy cafes, quality restaurants, inspiring art galleries, and good vibes! There is a good reason this lovely town was chosen as the #1 best travel destination in Europe by the Lonely Planet in 2015!  

After the adventurous day, we will spend the night in an Icelandair hotel in Akureyri, city.

Day Highlights
  • Möðrudalur farm
  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Námaskarð Geothermal Area
  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Akureyri city
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Guided visit to all highlights
  • A night at a hotel in Akureyri
Accommodation
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
or similar
Iceland Whale Watching In Dalvik

Day five is dominated by Iceland’s incredible wildlife. The tiny fishing village of Dalvík offers nearly a 100% chance of seeing whales as they are abundant in this bay all year round! Humpbacks, minke whales, and dolphins are frequently spotted in Eyjafjörður, the “island fjord” bay.  

Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is an experience that will last you a lifetime. Whales often swim close to the boat, frolicking around and guaranteeing you will get a new perspective on the natural world. We may also see some unique bird species during the summer, including puffins and more.  

Once we reach the shore, we will travel around the beautiful Trölskaggi peninsula and enjoy some of the best ocean scenery along the way. We will drive through picturesque small villages and thriving agricultural areas.  

Our last stop of the day is Siglufjörður, a tiny village that was once the herring fishing capital of the North Atlantic Ocean. Continuing our scenic drive, we will drive around the peninsula and reenter Iceland’s epic Ring Road. Finally, we will head south and go to Laugarbakki, where you will spend the evening at the hotel. 

Day Highlights
  • Dalvík Village - Whale Watching
  • Siglufjörður village
  • Tröllskagi Peninsula
  • Northern Lights (September-April)
Included
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • One night in a hotel in Bifrost
Accommodation
Hotel Laugarbakki
or similar

On our sixth day, we will explore West Iceland, which the Lonely Planet voted as one of the best holiday destinations in 2016. We will spend most of our time in the Borgarfjörður area, which has many spectacular natural sights and is famed worldwide for its majestic beauty.  

Our day will begin with a short hike up to a highly scenic volcano crater, Gábrók. The red volcanic soil is covered with green moss patches, making it look like a vibrant painting. On a clear day, there are fabulous views over the lava field and the area.  

The next stop is the bubbling Deildartunguhver hot spring. Europe's most powerful hot spring produces 50 gallons (180 liters) of water per second at a piping hot 97°C (200°F). All hot water in the towns and farms within a 60- to 70-kilometer radius is transferred from Deildartunguhver.  

Our next stop will be the unique Lava Falls. The waterfalls of Hraunfossar are extraordinary as its countless creeks and cascades stream out of the ground. A waterfall without a river over it is quite a rare natural phenomenon! The water continues appearing from the ground for about 0.55 mi. (900 m). It is an extraordinary sight, making it one of the most beloved waterfalls of those who visit it. 

Hraunfossar waterfall in Iceland view from above

A few minutes from Hraunfossar is another waterfall called Barnafoss or the “Children’s Waterfall.” According to a sad rumor, errant children have perished in cyan blue water.  

From here, we will travel to the historic and charming site of Reykholt. It was once the hometown of Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet, and author of many Icelandic sagas.  

Snorri Sturluson is one of Iceland’s most famous people and lived here between the 12th and 13th centuries. His accounts of Nordic mythology are truly incredible and reading them will help you appreciate Iceland.  

We will get to see Snorralaug, “Snorri’s pool,” an attractive geothermal hot pool you can dip your fingers in to feel the temperature of the water. The site is closed to bathers for its historical significance. The pool itself was built in the 10th century and may well be the oldest man-made structure in Iceland. 

On our way back to the capital, we will drive by another scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (the “Whale Fjord”). During World War II, the fjord was the base of the British and American navies. Until the late 1990s, those traveling north from Reykjavík had to make a 38.5 mi / 62 km detour around the fjord. Today, a tunnel 541 ft / 165 m below sea level cuts travel around the fjord by about an hour. Usually, we’ll take the tunnel, but we will drive around the fjords if there is some extra time. Keep your eyes peeled for more incredible wildlife and stunning scenery!  

Depending on the weather, we will arrive back in Reykjavík at around 5-6 pm. If you have chosen the 6-day trip with Blue Lagoon, after getting back you will be picked up from Reykjavik and transferred to the Blue Lagoon to end your trip by soaking in hot geothermal waters. There you will find volcanically heated turquoise waters that are very rich in nutrients and are never at a temperature that is not between 37-39 degrees, making it ideal for bathing. Soaking in its replenishing waters is a truly incredible experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Its waters are sourced from the Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant making it eco-friendly and 100% ethical! 

This trip is jammed full of exciting adventures, stunning wildlife, magnificent nature, inspiring history and culture. You will collect the memories you will never forget! 

Day Highlights
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Grábrók Volcanic Crater
  • Deildartunguhver hot springs
  • Barnafoss waterfall
  • Hraunfossar waterfall
  • Reykholt
  • Snorralaug hot spring
  • Blue Lagoon (optional extra)
Included
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • A Guided hike up Grábrók
  • Drop-off in Reykjavik
  • We’ll collect you from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavik. You can find available pickup locations here. Pickup begins at 8 a.m. The pickup can last up to 30 minutes depending on your location, so we apologize if you have a short wait.
  • On the sixth day of the tour, we’ll drop you off in Reykjavik at your chosen location around 5 p.m. (17:00).

  • If you have chosen the 6-day trip with Blue Lagoon, after getting back to Reykjavik you will be picked up and transferred to the Blue Lagoon.
  • Weather patterns in Iceland are changing all the time. You can experience all four seasons in one day! For your comfort, do not forget to bring warm clothing and sturdy hiking shoes. A waterproof jacket and pants will come in handy. You can always rent hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and waterproof pants in the booking process. 

  • There are different activities to take on depending on the season you choose to visit. In summer, see the Midnight Sun and photograph stunning wildlife such as puffins, Icelandic sheep, and even reindeer.

  • From November to March, we replace the Vatnajökull glacier hike with a journey to the Crystal Ice Cave. 
  • Accommodation is for two people per room. Solo travelers need to choose a single room supplement when finalizing their booking if they want to upgrade to a private room.
  • The itinerary of this tour is subject to change due to weather conditions.

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Reviews

5
Based on 18 reviews

6-Day Ring Road Tour Around Iceland

1- of 18 reviews

Truly the best way to experience Iceland :)

Reviewed on January 13, 2022 by Kim and Mike From our post-trip system

This tour was fantastic! Our guide Hjalti Björnsson was full of all sorts of knowledge about the island, but what really stood out was his ability to fit everything in despite multiple weather disruptions. On Day 3, we faced gale force winds that made the roads nigh impassable, but Hjalti expertly drove us through the blizzard. The highlights were easily the Glacier lagoon and Ice Cave, as well as the Diamond Beach. We were even lucky enough to see the Northern Lights too! Aside from that you will see so many beautiful sights across the countryside and get to relax in a lovely hot spring bath I'd highly recommended letting the guide know what things you are interested in. We asked about Game of Thrones so Hjalti made sure he pointed out all the filming locations. Others mentioned about the Icelandic horses and so on the last day we went to a lovely family-owned stable and got to meet all the beautiful Icelandic horses there P.S. Hjalti, if you're reading this, you're the greatest!!

Amazing trip

Reviewed on December 07, 2021 by Victor Sanchez From our post-trip system

Our tour guide was amazing. He maximize the small amount of daylight in order to give us the best experience of Iceland. I have already recommended this tour to other friends and hope they have an amazing too

Reviewed on November 16, 2021 by Kaylyn Kipper From our post-trip system

The tour was amazing! We were able to see and experience so much. I feel like this tour is a great way to see Iceland for a first time visitor. My only thought for improvement would be for day 6. This day changed from what we originally booked. Overall I enjoyed the day, but would have liked if we had time to enjoy the nature baths near Deildartunguhver hot springs. When we visited these hot springs, there was a bunch of construction around the springs that obstructed the view so a good number of my tour group was wishing we could have our comfort stop at the nearby nature baths.

Excellent tour guide!

Reviewed on October 23, 2021 by Sharis Silva From our post-trip system

The highlight of our trip was the very knowledgeable tour guide. Thrush took us on an excellent journey. He had plenty of anecdotes about life in Iceland beyond the usual touristics. He was also very patient with guests. The places we visited were spectacular and we had plenty of time to enjoy them!

Outstanding in every way

Reviewed on October 13, 2021 by Bruce Rubin From our post-trip system

This was the most amazing 6-days! Iceland is a stunningly beautiful county and this tours was truly packed with the best that the country offers. Our tour guide, Carl, was exceptional - knowledgeable, personable, flexible, and enthusiastic. I would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to discover Iceland.

Life changing

Reviewed on October 07, 2021 by Joe Jakacky From our post-trip system

The beauty and grandeur of Iceland's landscapes are unforgettable. The 6-day Around Iceland tour was a perfect introduction to Iceland's highlights. The tour moved at an appropriate pace and activity levels were doable, even for someone in their 50s like me. Our guide Karl was awesome! His English was excellent, he had a great sense of humor and the beautiful sights were punctuated by his historical and geological knowledge. He was very accommodating to my personal needs and his advice to me and the group was spot-on. In short, it was an unforgettable, life-changing vacation for me and my family! Highly recommended!

Best tour I’ve ever been on

Reviewed on September 09, 2021 by Sonia From our post-trip system

Through some very fortunate circumstances we were an awesome group of people with a similar sense of humor who ended up on the same tour and had a lot of fun. Although, the atmosphere, the good humor, the motivation, and the amount of fun we had can directly be credited to our great tour guide Tony (Audunn). I’ve been on a number of other tours and this one wins them all.

Reviewed on March 18, 2020 by Anne From our post-trip system

We had a fantastic Iceland tour. The tour was well organised, the places we went were amazing and our guide Vignir was fantastic - he made the tour so enjoyable.

6 days around iceland

Reviewed on March 09, 2020 by Gomathi From our post-trip system

Had a lovely time with Vig as our guide cun driver. He is very experienced and considerate. He keeps us informed all the time. Never had a quiet moment in the bus. His decision to change route ought to be respected. He knows very well when the weather conditions does not allow him to proceed into some places. Kept us entertained too. A good group of 16 enjoyed the tour. Thank you Vig and Adrian (at ice cave)

Excellent tour

Reviewed on March 05, 2020 by Laura From our post-trip system

Out tour guide was great and the things we did too. Would recommend it

Amazing trip i will cherish for the rest of my life

Reviewed on February 27, 2020 by Andrea From our post-trip system

We did the "6 Day - Around Iceland Adventure" tour and it was fantastic! The winter scenery blew my mind. We went to so many attractions and then some. Our guide, Linus (idk if i'm spelling it right), was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was very conscious about bathroom/coffee breaks when we had long drives, and he was very patient with all of us. The hotels were great and clean with a decent breakfast. Shout out to Guilli, ice cave tour guide, he was funny and helpful. Out of all the trips i am lucky to make i give this tour a 10 out of 10. I never felt rushed like other tours and i truly enjoyed my time in Iceland. Thank you for making this trip a very memorable one!

Eagle the guide

Reviewed on February 25, 2020 by Jon Marquess From our post-trip system

The 6 day ring road tour was great. Arnar/Eagle was a great guide who kept the group entertained and in good spirits the entire time. A wonderful experience!

Magic of Iceland

Reviewed on February 03, 2020 by Theo Van Schie From our post-trip system

If you are looking for beauty and adventure then the 6 + 1 day tour is the best option. Experience the full Island and not see but expeirience it rugged beauty and charms. Stunning waterfalls to ice and lava caves. Swimming in pools where it is insanely cold outside but lovely and warm in the baths. Move from awesome geysers to glacier clourful ice bergs. This trip has it all. The real treat is the expertise and knowledge of the guide (Geslie you are a legend). Hotels are excellent value. Dont hesitate have an experience if a life time!! Theo Van Schie SOUTH AFRICA

Best way to explore Iceland with Johan

Reviewed on May 12, 2019 by Evgenia Luiz Cabral From our post-trip system

We had Johan as our tour guide. I miss him and his jokes about time to the next stop (40 minutes and 27 seconds). Great guy, very funny and friendly, and an extremely skilled driver, which is very important in Iceland. The tour was well organized.

Amazing Iceland Tour

Reviewed on May 09, 2019 by Emily Richards From our post-trip system

Amazing tour! I loved how well organized it was, and how knowledgeable the guide was. I will definitely take another tour with Arctic Adventures. :)

Trip of a lifetime

Reviewed on April 27, 2019 by Catherine Trosch From our post-trip system

Our trip to Iceland was truly one of the best trips we’ve ever taken and I owe that to our guide Ragnar Hermannsson. His energy, knowledge, patience, stories, laughter, and sense of humor made our trip such fun and such a special trip. The tour itself was informative, well run and exactly what was advertised. I broke my foot before we left the USA and we were traveling with my 80 year old father in law. We were both able to take part of most of the excursions and those that I couldn’t, Ragnar made sure I was comfortable and taken care of while the group was gone. I cannot say enough good things about this trip. Thank you Ragnar and Arctic Adventures for the trip of a lifetime.

A great way to see iceland

Reviewed on April 19, 2019 by Alison Dyer From our post-trip system

If you want to see the best of Iceland I recommend this tour. Iceland itself supplies the sights but this tour is well designed to show the best that is on offer. It is well organised - our guide was excellent in all ways, from her careful driving to the information she provided.The hotels were fine - all were comfortable, quiet and clean. The restaurants were varied both in decor and food. I would recommend this tour to anyone

Paradise found!

Reviewed on April 03, 2019 by Lynne Macfarlan From our post-trip system

Iceland is a very beautiful country and our 6 day Arctic Adventure tour showed it in all its glory. Stunning waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, beaches were all visited. We saw reindeer and visited Icelandic ponies. Hilmar our tour guide was charming, knowledgeable and very passionate about his country. We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I would recommend this adventure to anyone.

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

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 opportunity to explore Iceland further and experience places that you would normally not be able to see on a one day tour. Please be noted that packages do not include accommodation.

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 you are guaranteed accommodation at a friendly country hotel and/or guesthouse. All of the hotels we have partnered up with are all with the same standard and offer nice rooms with made-up beds. 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 than a single supplement is available but you are not required to pay a single supplement. 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.

Breakfast is included at all the hotels/guesthouses we stay during the tour. The breakfast will be a typical breakfast buffet, offering bread, toppings, cereal, yogurt, fruits, coffee, and tea etc.

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.

For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a small backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44lbs).

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

* If you have extra luggage that you would like to leave, we recommend storing luggage at the BSI Bus terminal (fees apply) or another luggage storage space in Reykjavik.

We welcome all participants of all ages older than the listed minimum age for each tour. Our average group usually consist of participants between the age of 22-55 years. Although we have people of all ages ranging from 8-99 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 on multiple locations throughout the tour for sightseeing, activities, bathroom breaks, lunch stops and 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 prior to 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 to spot the northern lights. If the forecast is in our favor, then it is very likely that you will be able to see that northern lights. Most of the hotels offer a Northern Lights wake up call upon request if they are 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.