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9 days - Comprehensive small group tour of Iceland.
With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour highlights the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of this incredible North Atlantic Island. This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature, all from the comfort of our luxury buses and guided by an Icelandic, English speaking, guide.
- Enjoy the convenience and comfort of a group tour as you discover the Ring Road natural wonders
- Spend time in cosmopolitan capital Reykjavik and show for souvenirs
- Visit all the famous sights of the Golden Circle
- Day 1
- Arrive Reykjavik
- Day 2
- Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
- Day 3
- Lava Fields - Europe’s Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier
- Day 4
- Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection
- Day 5
- Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River
- Day 6
- Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City
- Day 7
- Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration
- Day 8
- Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
- Day 9
- Depart Reykjavik
- Start/End Place
- Reykjavik, Iceland tours
- Country Visited
- Iceland tours
- 9 Days
- Group Size
- 1 - 16
- Easy fully escorted, all inclusive coach tour suitable for singles & couples
- 7-day guided coach tour from/to Reykjavík
- Pre & post night in Reykjavik
- All accommodation w/breakfast and private facilities
- 5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Siglufjörður not included)
- Herring Museum Entrance (day 7)
- Visit to Beljandi, Microbrewery (day 4)
- Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6)
- Horse Show in Skagafjörður
- Group size: Maximum 16 people.There is also an option to do this tour as a larger group tour with a maximum of 36 people with different dates and prices. Please ask us if you are interested.
- City tour in Reykjavik
- View the Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, the Möðrudalsöræfi plateau, Dettifoss waterfall, boiling mud pools at the Námaskarð pass, lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the Godafoss waterfall
- See Eldhraun lava field, Vatnajökull glacier, Eastern fjords and Lake Myvatn.
- Airport transfers
- Beverages and lunches
- Any entrance fees or visits not mentioned in the 'included' section
- Optional activities
- Porterage service
- International flights
Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik
Arrive in Reykjavik and make your way to the hotel, very easy with the excellent airport buses. Reykjavik is a small and interesting city with lots going on. Check out the museums, the new Harpa Concert Hall on the harbour and the lively shopping district.
If you are interested in transfering via the Blue Lagoon as an optional tour, please let us know.
Dinner is on your own. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland’s capital.
Tonight, there will be an information meeting at your hotel. You‘ll meet your guide and travel companions and learn more about the tour.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Please note that most hotels begin check-in between 14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm).
AccommodationIcelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Exploding Geysers - Waterfalls - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Breakfast at your hotel. Start your journey by heading through the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Drive on 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. Continue along the south shore and stop to admire the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss before continuing to Dyrholaey* nature reserve. Continue to the village of Vik.
Dinner and overnight stay in the south coast area area.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, approximately mid-May until June 25th.
AccommodationHotel Edda Vík or similar
Day 3 - Lava Fields - Europe’s Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe’s Largest Glacier
Breakfast at your hotel. Continue your journey on the Ring Road. Cross Eldhraun, the largest lava flow recorded on the planet in historical times. 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 to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day you will also enjoy magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Tonight dinner is on your own. Hofn has a nice selection of restaurants and cafes. The local specialty is langoustines (Norway lobsters), and you might enjoy the opportunity to try it for yourself!
Overnight stay in the Hofn area.
Day 4 - Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping Breakfast at your hotel. Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. We’re sure you’ll love the amazing views, so keep your camera ready. You will also pass villages, each with its own special history and charm.
One of these is the tiny village of Breiddalsvik. Your group will visit the Beljandi Microbrewery and sample some of the wonderful beer. The local community came together in 2017 to transform a rustic warehouse into a charmingly quirky brewery. 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. The road brings you to Egilsstadir town, located near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster. The area also has an excellent reputation for locally sourced cuisine, and you’ll enjoy some of it at dinner.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.
AccommodationIcelandair Hotel Herad or similar
Day 5 - Highland Desert - Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Protected Salmon River
Breakfast at your hotel. Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi as you head towards the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue onwards to Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
AccommodationSelhotel Mývatn at Skútustaðir
Day 6 - Waterfall “Of the Gods”- Folk Museum – Iceland’s Second Largest City
Breakfast at your hotel. Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital „of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjordur, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Siglufjordur is a very picturesque and easily walkable town for an evening stroll.
Dinner and overnight in Siglufjorður.
Day 7 - Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Unique Viking Horse with Demonstration
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning visit Siglufjordur’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring.
Afterwards, head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to Skagafjordur, considered to be one of the finest places in Iceland for horse breeding. Enjoy an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Continue towards the village of Blonduos, built on both sides of the river Blanda. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into Western Iceland, a region rich in tales of Viking explorers and mythical creatures. Head through the scenic Borgarfjordur area to the beautiful town of Borgarnes.
Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.
Day 8 - Europe’s Largest Hot Spring - Picturesque Waterfalls - National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls where the brilliantly blue glacial water flows through black lava formations. Continue via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world‘s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.
AccommodationIcelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Day 9 - Depart Reykjavik
Breakfast at your hotel. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning departure flight.
Transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. Airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers. We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your departure flight.
You can include a visit to the Blue Lagoon on arrival or departure - we do advise you to pre-book this during the busy summer period.
All prices listed are per person, twin share.
Looking for a different date? There are larger group tour options for this itinerary with 36 passengers.
23 Sep 2021
23 Sep 2021
7 Oct 2021
7 Oct 2021
Please note that in some locations, the accommodation options are limited, most of the hotels used in this tour are considered 3 star. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Hotel Höfn are considered 4 star.
There are quite a few optional excursions which you can enjoy during this tour.
Booked via your guide at the start of your tour.
Day 3: Boat tour on the glacial lagoon | 30 mins - approx. 43 Euro
Day 3: Super jeep tour on Vatnajökull glacier | 4 hrs
Day 5: Mývatn Nature Baths | Flexible time
Day 5: Horse riding in Myvatn/Safarihestar | 1-2 hrs
This tour runs with a maximum of 16 people.
Interactive Tour Map
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/