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Guided Iceland Circle

8 Days / 11 locations in Iceland

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Escorted bus tour around Iceland, weekly departures, all year-round. Explore the island of fire and ice and travel with an international group on Iceland's ring road. Discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enjoy a leisurely group tour on Iceland's ring road, combining nature, soft adventure, and cultural experiences.

Max. 30 passengers

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel

WELCOME to ICELAND

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in ReykjavĂ­k where you spend the night.

 
Day 2     Borgarnes - Akureyri
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

Volcano Crater, Fjords & Mountains

At 09:00, meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

Lunch & dinner is on your own. (415km / 258mls)

 
Day 3     Akureyri - Lake Myvatn
Accommodation: Sel Hotel Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal baths

In the morning, explore the town of Akureyri, also called the capital of North Iceland, and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. From April-October, there are optional whale watching tours available from 09:00-12:00 am; see https://www.whalewatchingakureyri.is

In the afternoon, travel to Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. Then explore Lake Mývatn, known as a geological wonderland and for its abundant birdlife. See the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and the tephra cone Hverfjall. Finally, end the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from September to mid-April.

Lunch & dinner is on your own. (120km / 75mls)

 
Day 4     Lake Myvatn - Vatnajokull Glacier
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Herad
Meals: Breakfast

Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs & Travel East

In the morning, walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir, “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surroundings to East Iceland. From June to August, the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall

Lunch & dinner is on your own. (250km / 155mls)

 
Day 5     Egilsstadir - Vatnajokull Glacier - Hofn
Accommodation: Hofn Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

East Fjords

It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and, on the route, visit an attractive stone and mineral collection. Then, in the afternoon, see Vatnajökull – Europe’s biggest glacier visible all over Southeast Iceland.

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from September to mid-April.

Please note that the itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Lunch & dinner is on your own. (260km / 161mls)

 
Day 6     Jokulsarlon - Skogar - Hvolsvollur
Accommodation: Eyafjallajokull Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Vatnajökull National Park, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast

Start the day with a stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and explore the extraordinary site where you might see seals swimming in arctic waters. A boat tour between floating icebergs is included in the program from May through September. You can walk on the so-called Diamond Beach across the street, where large icebergs get stranded. Travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and get a glimpse at Europe’s second-largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier.

In the afternoon, a beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. Stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Iceland’s past comes alive at one of Iceland’s finest museums, the Skógar folk museum, with its turf houses assemblage of traditions of territorial relics on display. Continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges over the mountain. An exciting trail goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet!

There is a possibility of seeing the Northern Lights during the evening from September to mid-April.

Please note that the itinerary on this specific day can change due to seasonal factors, such as daylight.

Lunch & dinner is on your own. (380km / 235mls)

 
Day 7     Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. Start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur, “the Churn”, which erupts at 5-7 minute intervals. Continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls “, a double waterfall that tumbles 32 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers in summer and winter. Travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we will take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.

Northern Lights: From September to mid-April, optional Northern Lights evening tours can be booked at the lobby of your hotel, should weather conditions be favourable.

Lunch &dinner is on your own. (160km / 99mls)

 
Day 8     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to KeflavĂ­k Airport.

 

Notes

Price Includes
7 Breakfasts
7 Nights Accommodation in Iceland, in Rooms With Shower/Wc
Visit Icelandic Horse Stables & a Geothermal Greenhouse
Boat Tour on the Glacier Lagoon (day 6) May-Sep
Entrance With Towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
Escorted Coach Tour With an English Speaking Guide
Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer by Flybus Plus Shuttle (no Guide) •
Price Does Not Include
 Air
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