Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Reykjavik
Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to your hotel. Your first opportunity to explore Reykjavik will leave you with a memorable impression of the most northerly capital in the world.

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star)

Day 2 Reykjavik - Vik
Start your journey by heading through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Continue 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. Then proceeding along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. BD

*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until 25 June.

Stay at Hotel Vik or Hotel Kria (3 star)

Day 3 Vik - Hofn
Continue your journey along the 'Ring Road' and traverse the Eldhran lava field, created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. You then drive over the vast Skeidararsandur Sands, the largest sand plain in the world, to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area within Vatnajokull National Park. Visit the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where icebergs begin their life after breaking off from the glacier. B

Stay at Hotel Hofn (3 star)

Day 4 Hofn - East Fjords - Egilsstadir
A day of scenic wonder awaits as you drive through Almannaskard Pass to Iceland's East Fjord region. Explore the striking scenery of towering mountains, dramatic sea cliffs and charming villages. BD

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Herad (3 star)

Day 5 Egilsstadir - Lake Myvatn
Explore the vast emptiness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head to Lake Myvatn. The Lake Myvatn area is a microcosm of all of Iceland's natural wonders; from bubbling mud pools and geothermal caves, powerful waterfalls, craters and a diverse birdlife. Highlights of the day include Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe's most powerful, and the Namaskard Pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours. BD

Stay at Sel Hotel Myvatn (3 star)

Day 6 Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur
Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall and then continue to Akureyri, Iceland's colourful northern city with its charming buildings and beautiful views of the Eyjafjordur Fjord.
Leaving Akureyri you drive along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula, with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. Arrive in Siglufjordur, located on the beautiful fjord of the same name, and admire some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. BD

Stay at Hotel Siglo (4 star)

Day 7 Siglufjordur - Borganes
This morning visit Siglufjordur's award-winning Herring-Era Museum to learn of Siglufjordur's transformation as a herring fishing boom town. Afterwards, drive via the majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered one of Iceland's finest places to breed horses. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gate - the tolt. Cross the Holtavorduheidi Plateau through Borgafjordur, to beautiful Borganes to finish your day. BD

Stay at Icelandicair Hotel Hamar (3 star)

Day 8 Borganes - Thingvellir - Reykjavik
Explore more of Iceland's amazing natural wonders as you return to Reykjavik. Along the way visit Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world, the beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfallls and Lake Thingvallavatn in Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO listed national park is the location of the founding place of the world's oldest parliamentary government, from the 10th century, and is the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Enjoy a short Reykjavik city sightseeing tour before being dropped off at your hotel for the final night. B

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star)

Day 9 Reykjavik
Your tour concludes with an optional departures transfer for your onward journey. B

  • 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments
  • Entrance to Herring-Era Museum
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur
  • Siglufjordur and Golden Circle
  • Guided tours:
      • Reykjavik
      • Vatnajokull National Park
      • East Fjord Region
      • Lake Myvatn
      • Akureyri


29 Sep 2021
Complete Iceland (small group - 16)Complete Iceland (large group - 36)
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