Overview

Discover Iceland on this magnificent 8-day odyssey that will take you on a guided tour through the enchanting and ever-changing landscapes of Iceland.

Highlights

  • Ring Road
  • Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Vik
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Vatnajokull Glacier
  • Glacier Hike
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • East Fjords
  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Akureyri
  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Whale Watching
  • Dalvik
  • Siglufjordur
  • Mount Kirkjufell
  • Super Jeep

From sparkling glaciers, cascading waterfalls, black sand beaches framed by epic rock formations, geothermal paradises and capricious volcanoes, you name it and you will find it in this unique volcanic country. This coupled with your friendly guide, who will tell you everything that you need to know about Iceland’s rich history and fascinating Viking folklore, makes it an unforgettable trip that everyone is bound to appreciate. All of our tours take place in small groups, ensuring that you can make the absolute most, out of your time in Iceland.

  • Free Wifi
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
  • Small group
Availability All Year
Duration 8 day
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Ratio 1:18 Guide to client ratio
Accommodation Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

262 490
Per Adult

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What's included

Included

  • Escorted minibus tour for 8 days with an experienced guide (English speaking)
  • Free wifi on the minibus
  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Glacier hiking on a Vatnajokull outlet glacier
  • Whale watching tour from Dalvik
  • A guided tour across Landmannalaugar highlands (June - October) where you have the chance to bathe in a geothermal hot pool
  • Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier (November - May)
  • All necessary safety gear and equipment

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • A waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Good hiking boots are recommended
  • Note: You can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process.

Not Included

  • Food is not included on this tour except for breakfast at your accommodation
  • The entrance fee to Myvatn Nature Baths (can be added to your booking)

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Itinerary

Introduction

This incredible 8-day tour will take you all around Iceland, encompassing a multitude of natural wonders and must-see places. It will take you around Iceland’s famous ring road, in the company of an experienced guide and like-minded travelers, ensuring that you have an unforgettable time during your stay in Iceland. Your friendly guide will take you on an amazing adventure to all the must-see destinations, alongside a plethora of hidden destinations that are off the beaten path. Every single one of our guides is steeped in the rich history and folklore of Iceland, taking the incredible myths and legends that surround many of Iceland’s more famous places and making them come alive. This journey will take you all around Iceland traveling on Ring Road with an added day on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and another going further into the country, to breathtaking Langmannalaugar (summer) or Langjokull Glacier (winter). You will be checking off your Iceland bucket list as you travel all around the country to all the highlights. We traverse the famous Golden Circle Route, replete with the Gullfoss Waterfall, bubbling geysers at the Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. We then head for the South Coast, famed for its gushing waterfalls, incredible black sand beaches and imposing glaciers. This journey will take us all the way to the mesmerizing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with floating icebergs and surrounded by amazing landscapes. Glimmering icebergs glide across the crystalline waters to the nearby Diamond beach, where they come to rest on its jet-black sands, creating an awe-inspiring scene that is famous across the world. The beach gets its name from the icebergs similarity to diamonds and it more than lives up to its name. We will also visit Skaftafell National Park and gaze upon Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in the entire of Europe, where we will meet up with one of our certified glacier guides to go and explore one of the majestic glacial tongues that unfurl from this natural wonder. This glacier exploration will give you an incredible insight into the icy forces that have helped to craft the country and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.

The first day of our incredible adventure will take us to some of Iceland’s most iconic sights, including the spectacular South Coast and the amazing Golden Circle Route. It begins at the historic Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is both historically and geologically significant. It plays host to Althingi, where a group of Viking nobles gathered together in 930 AD, to convene Iceland’s first parliament, which is still in operation to this day, making it one of the longest continuously running democratic institutions in the world.

Day Highlights
  • Golden Circle
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Geysir and Strokkur
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Vík Coastal Village
Included
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Knowledgeable guide and driver
  • Visits to Golden Circle Highlights
  • Visits to the Most Famous Waterfalls on the South Coast
  • Visit to the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Vík area)
Accommodation
Adventure Hotel Geirland
Adventure Hotel Geirland outside
Double room at Adventure Hotel Geirland
Twin room at Geirland Hotel
Bathroom at Geirland Hotel
Bedroom at Geirland Hotel in Iceland
Cloakroom at Adventure Hotel Geirland
Mini office at Adventure Hotel Geirland
Bedroom interior at Geirland Hotel in Iceland
Bedroom interior at Geirland Hotel
Room interior at Geirland Hotel
Room at Geirland Hotel
Hotel Geirland
Cozy countryside hotel, located only 2 km from Kirkjubæjarklaustur Or similar

Day two will begin with a traditional Icelandic breakfast in our hotel before we head out on our next adventure. We will begin by heading east, aiming for the Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Parks, famed for their sublime natural scenery, rich flora and fauna, mighty glaciers and imperious volcanoes. This includes a view of Iceland’s tallest peak Hvannadalshnúkur and the impressive Svínafellsjökull and Falljökull Glaciers.

Day Highlights
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • The Diamond Beach
  • Eldhraun Lava Field
  • Höfn - Lobster capital of Iceland
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Guided glacier hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • All Glacier Hiking Equipment
  • Visit to Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach
  • One Night hotel Accommodation (Höfn area)
Accommodation
Hofn Hotel
or similar

Day three will take us to Iceland’s gorgeous Eastfjords, where stunning crystalline waters are shadowed by snow-peaked mountains. Foremost of these is the spectacular Vatnajökull Glacier, which we will provide the backdrop for most of the day’s festivities. Our itinerary will lead us to the edge of Northern Europe’s biggest wilderness area, where we will discover the history of the area. The Iceland Wilderness Center or Óbyggðasetrið boasts a fascinating museum, which tells the story of the people who once settled in the wild of East Iceland.

Day Highlights
  • Djúpivogur Fishing Village
  • Hiking in Nature
  • Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Iceland Wilderness Center
  • Litlanesfoss Waterfall
  • The town of Egilsstaðir
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Visit to the Fishing Village of Djúpivogur
  • Admission to Wilderness Center Exhibit (optional)
  • Guided hike to Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Waterfalls
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Egilsstaðir area)
Accommodation
Hotel Valaskjalf
or similar

Day four will take us to the north of Iceland, populated by otherworldly landscapes that will take your breath away. Our adventure begins at the Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful in all of Europe, where a roaring cascade of water crashes down at an incredible rate of 193 m3/s (6,816 cu ft/s). It is fed by the glacial waters of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which originates at the Vatnajökull Glacier. The sheer power of Dettifoss is a truly remarkable sight and a must during your time in Iceland.

Day Highlights
  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Námaskarð Geothermal Area
  • Hverfjall Volcano Crater
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • *Bathing at Mývatn Nature Baths is a Bookable Extra
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Time to explore the magnificent attractions
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Akureyri area)
Accommodation
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
or similar

Day five begins at the picturesque village of Dalvik, which overlooks the ocean and is famed for being the best whale watching destination in Iceland. We will get on a classic whale watching boat and head to the Eyjafjordur Fjord, one of Iceland’s best Whale Watching locations, in search of these majestic giants of the deep. This combined with the opportunity to try out some traditional Icelandic angling and a barbecue tasting of the freshly caught fish makes it an unforgettable experience that you are bound to enjoy.

Day Highlights
  • Akureyri - Capital of the North
  • Whale Watching and Sea Angling from Dalvík
  • Tröllaskagi Peninsula
  • Siglufjörður Fishing Village
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour to All Highlights
  • 3-hour Whale Watching and Sea Angling Boat Tour
  • Eyjafjörður and Akureyri scenery
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Bifröst area)
Accommodation
Hotel Laugarbakki
or similar

Day six’s adventure begins in the incredible lava fields of the Borgarfjörður area, which was given the prestigious honor of being one of Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations in 2016. There we will find the impressive Grabok Volcanic Crater, which rises 170 meters into the sky and was created by the vicious rage of a volcanic eruption many millennia ago. Once we reach its summit, we will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the colorful crater, which is well worth the climb.

Day Highlights
  • Borgarfjörður
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Hraunfossar Cascades
  • Reykholt
  • Hike up to Grábrók, a Volcano Crater
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Visits to the highlights of Borgarfjörður
  • Visit to the Historic Site of Reykholt
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation (Borgarnes area)
Accommodation
Hotel Borgarnes
or similar

Day 7 starts a little later, offering the chance for you to enjoy a relaxing morning before we head to the famous Snæfellsnes peninsula, which more than lives up to its nickname: Iceland in a nutshell. Our first stop will be at the rustic hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, where we will find one of the most charming and photogenic houses in all of Iceland. We will pause for lunch in one of these beautiful villages and appreciate a spectacular view over the Snæfellsjökull Glacier.

Day Highlights
  • Djúpalónssandur Beach
  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Vatnshellir (*entry fee extra)
  • Lóndrangar
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided Minibus Tour
  • Visits to the highlights of Snæfellsnes
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation in Reykjavík
Accommodation
Reykjavik Lights Hotel
or similar

Please note that the activities on the final day depend on the season you choose to join the tour. If you join us during the summer months (June to October) the final day of our adventure will take us on a guided hike through the geothermal paradise of Landmannalaugar, replete with gorgeous rainbow-colored mountains and volcanically-crafted wonders. If you choose to join us during the winter months (November to May), we will take you to Langjokull Glacier where you will have the chance to try out snowmobiling! Langjokull Glacier, the "long" glacier, is the second-largest glacier in Iceland and is perfect for snowmobile rides because of its length. Loved by locals and travelers alike, the glacier provides is famous for stunning panoramas and expansive moon-like vistas!

Day Highlights
  • Landmannalaugar (June - October)
  • Hot Spring Bath (June - October)
  • Mount Brennisteinsalda (June - October)
  • Laugahraun Lava Field (June - October)
  • Snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier ( November - May)
Included
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided tour
  • Drop-off in Reykjavík
  • Snowmobiling gear and safety equipment

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