Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Reykjavik
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Stay at Hotel Klettur (3 star)

DAY 2 Reykjavik – Thingvellir – Borgarnes
Explore Iceland’s classic highlights on a journey around the famous Golden Circle. Marvel at the iconic “Golden Falls” of Gulfoss and walk through the active geothermal area of Geysir where you will see Strokkur (The Churn), a geyser which erupts at regular intervals with its white column of boiling water reaching as high as 30m. Continue to Thingvellir National Park where the North American and European tectonic plates meet, then travel along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord to Borgarnes where you will overnight. BD
Stay at B59 Hotel, Borgarnes (3 star)

DAY 3 Borgarnes – Patreksfjordur
Discover the Snæfellsnes Peninsula which juts out from Iceland’s West Coast. Here you will see the rugged mountain range, lava fields, volcanic craters, sandy beaches and high cliffs. Follow the adventure of Jules Verne’s classic science-fiction novel about “The Journey to the Center of the Earth”. Do not miss your chance to go on a trip to the interior of the earth under the glacier Snæfellsjokull! This lava cave tour takes you 35 meters underground and about 200 meters into the lava tube called Vatnshellir. Afterwards board a ferry to Brjánslækur and with a final drive to Breiðafjörður Bay, with an opportunity for magnificent views of the countless islands of the West Fjords. BD
Stay at Hotel Flókalundur, Patreksfjörður (3 star)

DAY 4 Patreksfjordur / Remote Westfjords region
Spend the day in the remote and sparsely populated regions of the West Fjords. Visit Látrabjarg the western most point of Iceland and Europe where you may see puffins during summer as well as other Nordic birds such as razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, cormorants and kittiwakes. Also, if weather permits, you will drive to the endless red sand beach of Rauðisandur, the magnificent hues of the sand differ with daylight, tides and weather. BD
Stay at Hotel Flókalundur, Patreksfjörður (3 star)

DAY 5 Patreksfjordur - Vatnsnes Peninsula
Travel over mountains and along scenic fjords to reach the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall, with its seven levels of plunging water. Continue over the mountain pass along roads less travelled to reach tonight’s accommodation located in the remote Vatnsnes Peninsula. BD
Stay at Hotel Laugarbakki, Hvammstangi (3 star)

DAY 6 Vatnsnes Peninsula – Akureyri
This morning travel off-the-beaten-path around the Vatnsnes Peninsula. See Hvitserkur Rock, the ruins of Borgarvirkithe, and Kolugljufur Canyon where waterfalls cascade into the deep, rugged gorge. Before reaching Akureyri you will have a stop at Glaumbær, one of Iceland’s most beautiful turf house farm and folk museum. BD
Stay at Sæluhús Studio Apartments, Akureyri (4 star)

DAY 7 Akureyri / Siglufjordur
On a full day excursion to Iceland’s northernmost town, Siglufjörður, you will see spectacular fjord landscapes, small fishing villages and stop at a deserted valley that even most Icelanders have not seen. In Siglufjörður, visit the Herring Museum before an early afternoon whale watching tour in Eyjafjordur – Iceland’s longest fjord right below the Arctic Circle. You will have the opportunity to see humpback and minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins and for added fun, try your luck at sea angling towards the end of the tour. BD
Stay at Sæluhús Studio Apartments, Akureyri (4 star)

DAY 8 Akureyri – East Iceland
Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall followed by a walk in the mysterious lava field Dimmuborgir. Explore the hot springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, and travel to the crater lake Víti in the Krafla geothermal fields. Then travel to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. You will then travel to the uninhabited highlands to East Iceland to explore the northernmost fjord and visit the isolated village of Bakkagerði at Borgarfjörður-Eystri. This charming place is built snugly next to the steep mountainside and still functions as a traditional Icelandic fishing village - getting there is a dramatic and rewarding drive. BD
Stay at Country Guesthouse Alfheimar

DAY 9 East Iceland - Hofn
First stop today is the Vok Baths for a relaxing soak with scenic views in the geothermal floating pools of Lake Urriðavatn. Afterwards admire the dramatic fjord landscape and the tiny fishing villages of the East Fjords as you travel to Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. BD
Stay at Hotel Edda, Hofn (3 star)

DAY 10 Hofn – Vatnajokull National Park - Vik
Today explore Vatnajökull National Park which covers 14% of Iceland. Take a boat ride amongst the floating icebergs on the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, considered one of the highlights on a tour around Iceland. Next, walk along the black sands of the so-called Diamond Beach followed by a visit to the region of Skaftafell that is nestled below Iceland's highest mountain and the second biggest stratovolcano in Europe, the 2km high Hvannadalshnukur. Overnight in the village of Vik. BD
Stay at Hotel Vik, Vik (3 star)

DAY 11 Vik – Reykjavik
Travel along the South Coast of Iceland, between the sea, rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Stop at the Skógafoss waterfall, another must-see location in South Iceland. The crashing water creates a mist that results in frequent and magical rainbows, just adding some more memorable experiences to the sheer beauty of Iceland's stunning scenery. Afterwards, reach Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can follow the trail right behind the falls. Arrive this afternoon in Reykjavik for check in at your hotel followed by this evening farewell dinner. BD
Stay at Hotel Klettur (3 star)

DAY 12 Reykjavik
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. B

• Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager
• 3 and 4 star hotel, charming guesthouses and farm accommodation
• West fjords ferry: Stykkishólmur – Brjánslækur
• Transportation by air-conditioned coach
• Arrival and departure Flybus shuttle transfers

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 10, 3-course dinners
  • Golden Circle
  • Siglufjordur
  • Namaskard
  • Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon boat trip
  • Bakkagerð
  • Vatnajokull National Park

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Grand Tour of Iceland 12 day Escorted Tour
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Note that most double rooms in Iceland are actually twin bedded rooms.
Triple rooms are double rooms with extra bed for two adults and one child (8-11years).