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The ultimate ring road vacation package from Reykjavik | IS-AA0160

Golden Circle, North Iceland, Whale-Watching, Waterfalls and Fjords

About Tour

Hit the Ring Road from Reykjavik on a thrilling vacation adventure around Iceland that you’ll remember forever!

Tour Highlights

  • Golden Circle
  • South Coast
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Glacier Hike
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Whale Watching
  • Crystal Ice Cave Tour (November-March)
  • Northern Lights (September-April)

Join us on a 6, 7, or 8-day odyssey through the land of fire and ice to the most magical places in Iceland. We’ll see cascading waterfalls, mighty glaciers, vicious volcanoes, bubbling hot springs, white-peaked mountains, frolicking whales, jet-black beaches, glacier lagoons and more. In winter, explore glistening ice caves and the Northern Lights. 

Hit the Ring Road with us on an unforgettable quest for adventure that you’ll cherish for all time.

West Iceland in the Winter destination of 2019

Pick-up Information

We’ll collect you from your hotel or a pre-agreed meeting point in Reykjavik. The time of the pick-up on each itinerary is 8 a.m. The pick-up process can last up to 30 minutes, depending on your location, so we apologize if you have a short wait.

What to bring

Warm clothing is an absolute must, whichever season you visit, we recommend – a waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, warm headwear, gloves, and a scarf. We also strongly recommend bringing sturdy hiking boots, and a camera to immortalize all the amazing sights on the way. If you don’t own any of these items, we can lend you them if booked in advance for a small fee.

Solo Travelers

Solo travelers are required to choose a single room supplement when finalizing their booking.

  • Small groups (minibus)
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
  • 6 Day Tour of the Year 2018 - Europe
Available All year
Duration 6 / 7/ 8 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Level Easy
Minimum age 8
Group maximum 16-20
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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189 990 ISK

Per Adult

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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
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Hike at Egilsstaðir
  • Whale Watching in Dalvík
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
  • Crystal Ice Cave Tour (November-March)

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

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Optional Extension – Blue Lagoon

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Embark on our six-day adventure where you’ll encounter natural wonders that top your Iceland bucket list.  We’ll hike through ancient canyons, bathe in turquoise hot springs, and chase the ephemeral Northern Lights.  Delve into the heart of raw Icelandic landscapes as you’ve never seen them before.

All our tours are conducted in small groups, allowing our guides to provide a tailor-made experience depending on the time of year – we are passionate about what we do and strive to give you the best vacation in Iceland possible.

Seasonal Variations

Iceland is a land of extremes, and the season that you choose to visit will have a dramatic effect on your tour. The ever-changing conditions create places of sublime natural beauty that differ from season to season. If you came on the tour in summer, and again later in the winter, you’d hardly recognize the attractions.

Winter

If you visit between late August and April, you may see the flickering colors of the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky – an awe-inspiring experience that is as close to the supernatural as it is possible to come. We’ll also visit an ice cave during the glacier hike, and get to journey into the heart of a glacier to marvel at ancient ice colored in various shades of blue and white, in exquisite patterns.

Summer

In summer, the ethereal aurora borealis is replaced by the beauty of the midnight sun illuminating Iceland’s majestic terrain throughout the night. We’ll also see a host of seabirds nesting in the cliffs: – adorable puffins, Arctic terns and many, many more. We will also see rolling green fields populated by sheep and maybe even a reindeer grazing in the north.

Day 1: Golden Circle & Icelandic Waterfalls

We depart from Reykjavik at 8 a.m. and spend the day exploring the famous Golden Circle Tour Route, including the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls), the bubbling geysers of the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the historical and geological marvel, Þingvellir. We will also stop at two of the South Coast’s most famous waterfalls - Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before spending the night in the charming village of Vik.

 

Day 2: Vík Village, Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

We’ll stop at the dark volcanic sands of Reynisfjara – South Iceland’s famed Black Sand Beach – and take in the spectacular Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt columns. We also cross the moss-carpeted Eldhraun Lava Field and trek across a glacier in the Vatnajökull National Park. The day ends at the enchanting Jókulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where shimmering icebergs float to the nearby Diamond Beach. Our hotel will be in Hofn.

 

Day 3: East Fjords, Djupivogur & Egilsstadir Hike

We will visit the picturesque fishing village of Djúpivogur, hike to the gorgeous Hengifoss (hanging falls) and take in the hexagonal basalt beauty of the Litlanesfoss Waterfall. Our accommodation will be in a traditional country inn in Egilsstaðir.

 

Day 4: Myvatn, Akureyri & Waterfalls

First, we’ll stop at Dettifoss, also known as “The Beast”, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We’ll admire the glorious geothermal area around Lake Mývatn, famed for its otherworldly beauty. We’ll bathe in the geothermally heated waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths – one of Iceland’s finest natural spas. After a final visit to Goðafoss (the waterfall of the gods), where Icelanders of old converted to Christianity, we’ll drive near Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital, for the night.

 

Day 5: Whale Watching Tour & Siglufjordur

The day begins with a drive through Akureyri, before we head to Dalvik for a three-hour whale watching trip (with our 98% success rate) and fishing, for those who wish. Well also visit Siglufjörður and explore the legendary Troll Peninsula. Our accommodation will be in the town of Laugarbakki.

 

Day 6: Hraunfossar, Reykholt & Reykjavík

The final day will take us to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, the Barnafoss Waterfall, renowned for its cloudy blue waters, and the splendid Hraunfossar Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in all of Iceland. The day ends in Reykholt – the former home of Snorri Sturluson, historian, poet, and politician, who may well be the most important Icelander to have ever lived.

 

Optional Extension – Blue Lagoon

On the final day of your tour, we offer the chance to visit the famous Blue Lagoon  – a geothermally heated pool that is widely considered to be the finest natural spa in the entire world. On Day 6, we’ll drop you off at your chosen location between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. allowing you to have dinner and rest up – then we’ll collect you from this point at 7:30 p.m. and transfer you to the Blue Lagoon. After a relaxing soak, we’ll drop you back at the same location later on in the evening.

We may have to change parts of the itinerary because of the weather – particularly during the glacier hike. The other options include Falljökull and Sólheimajökull, each uniquely beautiful in their own right.

Day 1: Golden Circle & Icelandic Waterfalls

We depart from Reykjavik at 8 a.m. and spend the day exploring the famous Golden Circle Tour Route, including the magnificent Gullfoss (golden falls), the bubbling geysers of the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the historical and geological marvel, Þingvellir. We will also stop at two of the South Coast’s most famous waterfalls - Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before spending the night in the charming village of Vik.

 

Day 2: Vík Village, Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

We’ll stop at the dark volcanic sands of Reynisfjara – South Iceland’s famed Black Sand Beach – and take in the spectacular Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt columns. We’ll also cross the moss-carpeted Eldhraun lava field and trek across a glacier in the Vatnajökull National Park. The day ends at the enchanting Jókulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where shimmering icebergs float to the nearby Diamond Beach. Our hotel will be in Hofn.

 

Day 3: East Fjords, Djupivogur & Egilsstadir Hike

On Day 3, we will visit the picturesque fishing village of Djúpivogur, hike to the gorgeous Hengifoss (hanging falls) and take in the hexagonal basalt beauty of the Litlanesfoss Waterfall. Our accommodation will be in a traditional country inn in Egilsstaðir.

 

Day 4: Myvatn, Akureyri & Waterfalls

First, we’ll stop at Dettifoss, also known as “The Beast”, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. We’ll admire the glorious geothermal area around Lake Mývatn, famed for its otherworldly beauty. We’ll bathe in the geothermally heated waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths – one of Iceland’s finest natural spas. After a final visit to Goðafoss (the waterfall of the gods), where Icelanders of old converted to Christianity, we’ll drive near Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital, for the night.

 

Day 5: Whale Watching Tour & Siglufjordur

The day begins with a drive through Akureyri, before we head to Dalvik for a three-hour whale watching trip (with our 98% success rate) and fishing, for those who wish. We’ll also visit Siglufjörður and explore the legendary Troll Peninsula. Our accommodation will be in the town of Laugarbakki.

 

Day 6: Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, & Reykholt

Today we’ll go to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. It is located in the Borgarfjörður area, voted as one of the best travel destinations by Lonely Planet in 2016. We’ll also visit the Barnafoss Waterfall, renowned for its cloudy blue waters, and the splendid Hraunfossar Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in all of Iceland.

The day ends in Reykholt at the former home of Snorri Sturluson, historian, poet, and politician, who may well be the most important Icelander to have ever lived. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Borgarnes area. 

 

Day 7: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Mt. Kirkjufell, & Reykjavik

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head towards Snæfellsness Peninsula. Our first stop there is Ytri-Tunga Beach. Unlike many beaches in Iceland, Ytri-Tunga is covered in golden sand. It’s also one of the best places to see seals.

Next, we’ll continue towards the Snæfellsness National Park. There, we’ll stop at the 8000-year-old Vatnshellir Lava Tube Cave. Those who wish can go on a caving tour here and descend into the depths of the Earth. Mount Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland, is also on our agenda. It’s located in the northern part of Snæfellsness Peninsula. After a sensational day of sightseeing in Snæfellsness Peninsula, we return to Reykjavik around 8 p.m.

Day 1 - Reykjavík Sightseeing

On Day 1, you’ll have a chance to craft your own itinerary! During this day, you have the freedom to explore the city of Reykjavik at your own pace. Explore Laugavegur and Skólavorðustígur - the famous shopping streets in Reykjavik. Or climb to the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church and soak in the panoramic views of Reykjavik and beyond.

Then, visit a few of the art galleries and museums that Reykjavik is famous for. Learn about Icelandic culture at the Culture House or discover scandinavian photographers at the National Museum of Photography.

After a long day of sightseeing, dip your toes in Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik’s largest open air pool. Your accommodation for the night will be at a comfortable hotel in the city center. 

 

Day 2: Golden Circle & Icelandic Waterfalls

We depart from Reykjavik at 8 a.m. and spend the day exploring the famous Golden Circle Route, including the magnificent Gullfoss (golden falls), the bubbling geysers of the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the historical and geological marvel, Þingvellir. We will also stop at two of the South Coast’s most famous waterfalls - Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before spending the night in the charming village of Vik.

 

Day 3: Vík Village, Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach

We’ll stop at the dark volcanic sands at Reynisfjara – South Iceland’s famed Black Sand Beach – and take in the spectacular Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt columns. We also cross the moss-carpeted Eldhraun Lava Field and trek across a glacier in Vatnajökull National Park. The day ends at the enchanting Jókulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where shimmering icebergs float to the nearby Diamond Beach. Our hotel will be in Hofn.

 

Day 4: East Fjords, Djupivogur & Egilsstadir Hike

We will visit the picturesque fishing village of Djúpivogur, hike to gorgeous Hengifoss (hanging falls), and take in the hexagonal basalt beauty of the Litlanesfoss Waterfall. Our accommodation will be in a traditional country inn in Egilsstaðir.

 

Day 5: Myvatn, Akureyri & Waterfalls

First, we’ll stop at Dettifoss, also known as “The Beast”, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Then we’ll admire the glorious geothermal area around Lake Mývatn, famed for its otherworldly beauty. We’ll bathe in the geothermally heated waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, one of Iceland’s finest natural spas. After a final visit to Goðafoss (the waterfall of the gods), where Icelanders of old converted to Christianity, we’ll drive near Akureyri for the night.

 

Day 6: Whale Watching Tour & Siglufjordur

Day 6 begins with a drive through Akureyri. Then we’ll head to Dalvik for a three-hour whale watching trip (with our 98% success rate!) and some fishing, for those who wish. We’ll also visit Siglufjörður and explore the legendary Troll Peninsula. Our accommodation will be in the town of Laugarbakki.

 

Day 7: Hraunfossar, Reykholt & Reykjavík

The final day will take us to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, the Barnafoss Waterfall, renowned for its cloudy blue waters, and the splendid Hraunfossar Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in all of Iceland. The day ends in Reykholt – the once home of Snorri Sturluson, historian, poet, and politician, the most important Icelander to have ever lived.

 

Day 8: Reykjavik

On Day 8, you’ll have a chance to check a few more things off your Reykjavik list that you didn’t have the chance to on Day 1. How about a bike tour around the city? Reykjavik is small enough to be explored completely by bike and big enough that you won’t ever visit the same spot twice. Also, the coastal scenery is stunning — Seltjarnarnes and Mosfellsbær Harbors, at the edge of Reykjavik, can both be reached by city busses if you don’t feel like biking. Grasagarðurinn, the botanical gardens in Reykjavik, are also well-worth a visit!

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Reviews

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The ultimate ring road vacation package from Reykjavik

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Best way to explore Iceland with Johan

Reviewed 12/05/2019 by Evgenia Luiz Cabral

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 09/05/2019 by Emily Richards

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 27/04/2019 by Catherine Trosch

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 19/04/2019 by Alison Dyer

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 03/04/2019 by Lynne Macfarlan

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.