Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Reykjavik
Your tour commences with an optional arrival transfer to your hotel. After checkin at your hotel, it will be your first opportunity to explore Reykjavik, the largest municipality of Iceland and the most northerly capital in the world.

Stay at Icelandicair Hotel Natura (4 star)

Day 2 Reykjavik - Geysir - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrholaey – Vik
Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Then continue onto 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 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 before arriving in the village of Vik. (B, D)

Stay at Icelandair Hotel Vik (3 star) or Hotel Kria (3 star)


Day 3 Vik - Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Hofn Lava Fields - Hofn
Continue your journey along the Ring Road, and traverse the Eldhraun lava field, created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. 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 where icebergs begin their life after breaking off from the glacier.
Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. (B, D)

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. Visit Petra's renowned collection of local stones and minerals, this collection was started in 1946 and opened to the public in 1974. (B, D)

Stay at Hotel Herad (3 star)

Day 5 Egilsstadir - Lake Myvatn
Explore the vast emptiness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards 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, Krafla volcano and the dark lave citadels of Dimmuborgir. (B, D)

Stay at Sel Hotel Myvatn (3 star)


Day 6 Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur
Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. 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. (B, D)

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. Continue towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the Blanda River and its gem, the Hrutey Island, a protected nature reserve, being the habitat of geese and many other species. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes to finish your day. (B, D)

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 Europe, 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 Icelandicair Hotel 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
  • Northern Lights hunting kit (use of flashlight, blanket and a hot drink)
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners

Sightseeing

  • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments
  • Entrance to Herring Museum
  • Horse Show in Skagafjordur

 

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