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Iceland Complete Small Group Tour

9 Days / 7 locations in Iceland

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Enjoy the convenience and comfort of a small group tour as you discover the Ring Road natural wonders.

With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic, best-selling tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Features of this popular tour include stops at the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature. It has been our best seller for nearly 20 years, and now you can enjoy it as a small group tour!

Get the most out of your holiday in Iceland!!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Reykjavik
Accommodation: Natura Icelandair Hotel

Arrival Reykjavik and transfer on your own to the hotel. Your tour guide will meet you on for your information meeting at your hotel at 6:00pm. Your guide will have a sign with Iceland Travel's logo and the words “Iceland complete”

If you cannot make the information meeting on Day 1 you will meet your guide on Day 2 in the lobby of yout hotel at 08:45 am. Please be ready with your luggage

Upon arrival, head through passport control, collect your bags and go through customs to the Arrival Hall. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.

Once in Reykjavik, check into your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you might want to explore Reykjavik’s old town area, location of many museums and galleries. You might also enjoy visiting one of the city’s outdoor geothermal swimming pools where you can shake off your jetlag. In the afternoon you could take one of our day tours, such as whale watching or horseback riding, both bringing you close to Iceland’s nature and landscape.

Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital.

Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.

Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik at Natura Hotel (

 
Day 2     Vik
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Geysir – Gullfoss – Skogar – Dyrholaey – Vik

Approximate distance: ca330km / 205miles

Exploding Geysers – Waterfalls – Puffin Colony – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Head on to the Golden Circle natural wonders. Explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey and the black sand beaches of Iceland’s South Shore. Continue to the village of Vik.

Dinner and overnight in the south coast area.

 
Day 3     Hofn
Meals: Breakfast

Vik – Skaftafell National Park – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Hofn

Approximate distance: ca280km / 174miles

Lava Fields – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe's Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. Visit Kirkjubaejarklaustur town, the former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Tonight dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try it for yourself!

Overnight stay in the Hofn area.

 
Day 4     Egilsstadir
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Hofn – East Fjords – Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca260km / 162miles

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you'll enjoy amazing scenery as you head from glacial landscapes to fjord views. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Head into the magnificent East Fjords with its views of towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea. Pass through charming coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir town.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area at Icelandair Hotel Herad.

 
Day 5     Lake Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Lake Myvatn Area

Approximate distance: ca225km / 139miles

Highland Desert – Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – Protected Salmon River

Breakfast at your hotel. Feel the empty vastness of the surreal Modrudalsoraefi highland desert as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River. One of the Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth.

Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area at Sel Hotel Myvatn.

 
Day 6     Siglufjordur
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Lake Myvatn Area – Akureyri - Siglufjordur

Approximate distance: ca215km / 134miles

Waterfall of the Gods – Folk Museum – The beautiful Troll Peninsula

Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the Laufas turf farm museum, Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital“of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Siglufjordur is a very enjoyable and friendly town for an after-dinner evening stroll.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjörður at Hotel Siglo.

 
Day 7     Borgarnes
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Skagafjordur – Borgarnes

Approximate distance: ca315km / 196miles

Fertile Farmlands – Scenic Views- Icelandic History– Unique Viking Horse Demonstration

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur's award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century when Siglufjordur was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to the historical town of Hofsos with its beautiful views over the ocean. After some time here, head onto Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for historical preservation and horse breeding. Stop at Holar, one of Iceland’s most historical places. It was the cultural center of Iceland for over 700 years and has several fascinating ancient buildings on site. Today it is home to a world-famous agricultural university. This afternoon you’ll visit a local horse farm for an enjoyable introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of Blanda, a river formed from a wilderness glacier. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.

Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area at Icelandair Hamar Hotel.

 
Day 8     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Borgarfjordur – Thingvellir – Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca280km / 174miles

Europe's Largest Hot Spring – Picturesque Waterfalls – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)- Iceland’s Capital City

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world's oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. The road takes you back to Reykjavik where you’ll enjoy a short “farewell” city sightseeing tour before being dropped off at your hotel for the final night.

Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own

 
Day 9     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport not included, but we would be happy to book it for you. We advise departing your hotel no later than three hours before your international flight.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

 

Notes

Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions

Optional Tours
Boat Tour On The Glacial Lagoon

Evening Super jeep or snowmobile tour on Vatnajökull glacier

Mývatn Nature Baths | Flexible Time |
Horse Riding In Myvatn/safarihestar
Price Includes
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Meals As Per Itinerary
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Tour Escort for 7 Days
Price Does Not Include
 Transfer Airport - Hotel- Airport
 Air
 Optional Excursions
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