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 day with a short city sightseeing tour of Reykjavik, before travelling to 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 and the black sand beaches of Iceland's south. BD

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

Stay at Hotel Vik (3 star)

DAY 3 Vik - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - 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. Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea. B

Optional Tours: 30minute Boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon, 3.5hr Evening Jeep or Snowmobiling tour on Vatnajokull Glacier

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. One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik where you will stop to visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. You’ll meet one of the townsfolk and get a feel for life in a small town, as well as see how great beer is made. 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

Optional Tours: Myvatn Nature Baths entrance, 1.5hr Horse riding in Myvatn

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Myvatn (4 star)

DAY 6 Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur
Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall followed by a visit to the old turf farm Laufas. Enjoy a taste of some traditional Icelandic farmhouse refreshments and hear tales of life in the old days. 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. B

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star)

DAY 9 Reykjavik
Your tour concludes with an optional departure transfer for your onward journey. B

  • 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Expert English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach including complimentary wi-fi
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments
  • Entrance to Herring-Era Museum
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur
  • Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiðdalsvík
  • Siglufjordur and Golden Circle
  • Reykjavik
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • East Fjord Region
  • Akureyri


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