Journey Around Iceland

An 8 day escorted tour taking you around the ring road visiting Iceland´s major sites. Accommodation for 7 nights included.

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8 days
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Weekly in from Mid May until early September.

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English and Scandinavian languages

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For up to 6 passengers. Perfect for families or couples. Your personal driver takes you around in a comfortable way. Mercedes Vito or similar

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For up to 14 passengers. If booked for a smaller group the vehicle type may vary. Your driver is also a guide and explains along the way. Ford Transit or similar.

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For up to ten passengers. The extra big tires make almost to road impassable and allow you to get on glaciers, over mountain roads and through rivers. The model may vary.

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Main Description

This is our classic tour, which shows you Iceland´s most known attractions. You also get an insight into the history and geography of Iceland.

  • ‍Allow our experienced guides take you to some of the breath taking Icelandic natural sights
  • ‍On this tour your will see waterfalls, fishing villages, birdlife paradise Mývatn. You get to experience Europe’s largest glacier, the glacier lagoon, museums, Gullfoss and Geysir.
  • ‍See the powerful Geysir that shoots up into the air every 5 minutes, and the incredible golden waterfalls known as Gullfoss.
  • ‍Get educated about the wonders of Iceland in English or in Scandinavian languages.

Included

  • Guided tour according to itinerary from day 2-7.
  • Accommodation in double room, with breakfast and private bathroom/wc.
  • English and Skandinavian speaking guide
  • Entrance to museum of Glaumbær and Lava Center
  • 5 dinners outside Reykjavik.

Optional add ons:

During the booking process you can add below extras:

  • Whalewatching, Akureyri: 75€ per adult
  • Nature Baths, Mývatn: 37€ per adult
  • Amphibian tour, Jökulsárlón 48€ per adult
  • Horseriding, Icelandic horses, Selfoss 82€ per adult

Tips and Trivia

  • Bring your swimsuit, even if you don´t plan to swim. You might change your mind once you see the warm steaming lagoon!
  • Bring good shoes since  in winter many sites may be covered in snow as well as their paths.
  • Please stay on the paths for your own safety.
  • At Thingvellir you can virtually walk between the American and European continents

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Keflavik

No service included, except accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Klettur or similar. Dinner is not included. 

Day 2
Farmlands and mountains of the North West

Our guide meets the group the hotel in Reykjavik at 8:45 am. We drive northwards via the tunnel of Hvalfjördur to Borgarnes and Skagafjördur, the valley of horses. A visit to the folk museum of Glaumbær (entrance included), an ancient farm with a turf roof, before continuing via highlands, Öxnadalsheidi, to the capital of the north of Iceland, Akureyri. Overnight and dinner in hotel in Akureyri for two nights.

Day 3
Lake Mývatn area

Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake in a dramatic landscape dominated by volcanic landforms such as pseudocraters and the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Mývatn is a geothermal area with high activity and a place where all your senses will be called upon as we stop at Námaskarð’s bubbling sulphur mud-pits and steaming vents. We visit Jardbödin, the Blue lagoon of the North, where it is possible to bathe. Entrance is not included but can be booked beforehand. On our way back to Akureyri, we stop at Goðafoss Waterfall. Optional Whale Watching tour from Akureyri in the afternoon.

Day 4
Powerful waterfall and East Iceland

We leave Akureyri and start the day by visiting Dettifoss, one of Europe’s biggest waterfalls. After that we drive across highlands Mödrudalsöræfi, via the town of Egilsstadir. From here we head towards the sparsely populated and very beautiful East fjords. Here we find small fishing villages and magnificent mountains. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Bláfell, Breiddalsvik, or similar. 

Day 5
Fjords, Glacier and Glacier Lagoon

Driving along the East fjords dramatic coastline, passing Djúpivogur and Höfn. Not far from Höfn is the Glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. Here you can take a boat trip on an amphibian in between the floating icebergs. The boat tour is not included but can be booked via the agency. The bus trip continues further on to National park Skaftafell. It is a beautiful, green oasis at the root of glacier Vatnajökull. Here Iceland’s highest point can also be found (Hvannadalshnúkur, 2119 m). Overnight and dinner at Hotel Núpar or similar. 

Day 6
South Shore black beaches and lava fields

We start the day by driving past lava fields of Eldhraun and observing the black glacial deposits at Mýrdalssandur. We pass by Vík and stop by the black lava sand beach of Reynisfjara. It is known for its colony of puffins and unusual rock formations. From Reynisfjara you can view the impressing cape Dyrhólaey, where the sea has craved a huge hole through the rock. Next, we stop at the two waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. We learn about the forces of volcanic activity at Lava Center before getting to our accommodation in Hotel Selfoss. Entrance is included. Thereafter we continue towards Selfoss, via Hvolsvöllur and Hella. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Selfoss or similar. 

Day 7
Golden Day

First visit of the day is to the majestic Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Next stop is at the geothermal area around Geysir. Here we experience the active geyser Strokkur which erupts every five minute a high column of boiling hot water. It truly is a fascinating phenomena. Continuing to the national park of Þingvellir, where the oldest parliament still in function was founded. From Þingvellir we drive on to Reykjavik. 

Overnight at Hotel Klettur or similar. Dinner is not included. 

Day 8
Reykjavík – Departure. Breakfast at the hotel.

No other service included.

Accommodation

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Accommodation during our weeklong tour around Iceland

Your rooms during this tour have private facilities. So after a long day of travelling around Iceland you will not have to share the bathroom with other travelers and can take a relaxing shower.  Most hotels have been renovated in the last years. Outside of Reykjavik the dinner at the hotel is included. In Reykjavik you are conveniently accommodated in the center with a lot of Restaurants, bars and cafes within walking distance.

Cars

Small car

Perfect for two travellers and two bags. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and two bags.

Medium car

These vehicles are Ideal for families. Being both Comfortable and economic they are nice to drive. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and 4 bags.

Large car

SUVs can be better in snowy or icy conditions due to their 4 wheel drive. The size provided by us accommodates up to 5 passengers and 3 Bags.

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