Note: Best time to travel from April through October.
If you would like to travel in winter bear in mind that some roads may be closed due to bad weather conditions.
Day 1: Arrival & Blue Lagoon Visit
Welcome to Reykjavik - the picturesque capital of Iceland! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the famous Blue Lagoon, where you start your Iceland adventure with a relaxing visit to one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.
You have approximately 2 hours to soak up in the Northern sun while relaxing in warm geothermal seawater surrounded by a surreal lava field.
After this relaxing experience, your private driver transfers you to your hotel for check-in.
Day 2: Reykjavik City Tour
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private driver-guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing 3-hour city tour around the most significant places in Reykjavik and the nearby area. During the tour, you stop by the official residence of the President of Iceland called Bessastadir.
Your next stop is Hafnarfjörður - a port town and municipality located about 10 km from Reykjavik. This place is known as the home of the "Hidden people" Huldufolk from local folklore, meaning elves in Icelandic. Then you proceed to the futuristic Perlan dome from which you see spectacular views over Reykjavik and its surroundings.
You make a stop at Hofdi, the building where the all-important summit between the former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Then on to the Hallgrimskirkja Church that is the tallest building in Iceland where you have a chance to walk up the stairs to see the view of the city center (entrance tickets are not included).
Another place you see today is the Althing building - a classical 19th-century building that is home to the Icelandic parliament's main debating chamber.
After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel.
Day 3: Golden Circle Tour
After breakfast, you join a group for a fascinating 8-hour tour around the Golden Circle.
The first highlight of your day trip is visiting the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site - Thingvellir National Park. The national pride of the country, the Thingvellir National Park has a very important historical significance - it is the place where the oldest existing parliament in the world (first assembled in 930 AD) is set. The “Althing” was held here for almost 9 centuries, until 1800. However, it is not only history that attracts thousands of visitors to this unique land.
Being part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, the Thingvellir area is a great lava arena in a rift valley formed between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates and serves a visual representation of continental drift. The area also features the largest natural lake in Iceland - Thingvallavatn, surrounded by lava flows and lush vegetation. You then discover the picturesque Gullfoss - one of the most beautiful and popular waterfalls in Iceland.
Your next stop is the Geysir area scattered with hot springs, mud pools, and geysers, including the famous geyser Strokkur - the world´s most active. After the tour, you return to your Reykjavik hotel.
Day 4: Trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
In the morning after breakfast and check out from your Reykjavik hotel you meet your private driver-guide at the hotel lobby and start moving along the Eastern coast of scenic Iceland.
Day 4: Trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Today you get to see the Snaefellsnes Peninsula - a very beautiful area, which is often referred to as "Iceland in miniature". Your first stop is Stykkishólmur, a charming fishing village, from where you take a Ferry Baldur to cross the beautiful Breiðafjörður bay with its countless islands. It takes about 3 hours for the ferry to cross the bay to Brjánslækur.
Then you keep driving to the beautiful Rauðisandur red beach and then to Látrabjarg, majestic cliffs that are home to millions of birds including puffins that can be seen here in the summertime. Your trip continues with a scenic drive along the spectacular Westfjords to Patreksfjörður.
In the evening you check in to your hotel and rest after a busy day.
Day 5: Trip to Isafjorður & Akureyri
After a nice breakfast at your hotel get ready for a fantastic ride through some small fishing towns along the Westfjords to Isafjorður, the main town in the area.
You have a unique chance to experience the quietness of the remote Westfjords and also bathe in natural geothermal springs. On the way, you pay a visit to one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, Dynjandi.
At the end of the tour, you get to Isafjorður, a typical Icelandic fishing town sitting in a deep majestic fjord.
Then you continue your journey to Akureyri.
Note: Optionally you can take a flight from Isafjorður to Akureyri. Please contact the Destination Specialist for more details.
Day 5 - Arrival in Akureyri
Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in.
Day 6 - Tour of Northern Iceland
In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, you check out and start exploring this region with your guide. This tour starts with a ride through the new Vaðlaheiði tunnel in order to get to the spectacular waterfall Goðafoss, the waterfall of gods. Then you continue your drive to the lake Mývatn, a beautiful lake surrounded by pseudocraters and mystical lava formations. you also visit Skútustaðir craters, the geothermal area with its hot springs and sulphuric hills, and the lava formations of Dimmuborgir, home to the Icelandic 13 Yule Lads.
Alternatively you may also bathe in Mývatn Nature Baths, the Blue Lagoon of the North, before you head to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, which also featured in Game of Thrones. Then you head to Egilstaðir and your local hotel to check in.
Day 6 - Arrival in Egilsstadir
Upon arrival, you may choose an optional activity and relax in Iceland’s newest Vök Thermal Baths, warm pools floating on lake Urriðavatn. Otherwise, you have a free day to explore the beautiful area.
Day 7: Eastfjords Tour
In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, you check out from your hotel. Your guide continues to show you the most hidden gems of Iceland and drives you along some spectacular fjords, Stoðvarfjorður, Faskrudsfjorður and Reydarfjorður for some outstanding views and landscapes. There is a chance to spot some reindeer, which only live in this region of the country.
After a lunch break in Djúpivogur, your guide takes you for a visit to a Viking Village Film Set near Höfn.
Day 7: Arrival in Hnappavellir
Upon arrival you check in to your hotel for an overnight and rest after a busy day.
Day 8: South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Tour
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel and check out, you continue to explore the South coast of Iceland.
The opening destination this morning is the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with its floating blue and white icebergs. Take your time to walk around the Diamond Beach, where the icebergs washed up on the shore are shining like diamonds on black sand.
Then you continue to Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Parks. After a lunch break in Vík í Mýrdal, a picturesque village sitting in the shadow of one of Iceland’s largest glaciers, you visit Reynisfjara - famous black sand beach with basalt columns and wooden church dating back to 1929.
Finally you get to see Dyrhóley bird cliffs, as well as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and after these breathtaking scenic views we head towards Reykjavík.
After stopping at Fjallsarlon, a mini version of the Glacier Lagoon often with more, but smaller icebergs, and fewer tourists, you head back to Rejkjavik.
Shortly after a break for coffee, you can walk to the beautiful Svartifoss, the Black Waterfall, a very impressive sight. Other beautiful waterfalls you see today from the road is the Systrafoss or the Sisters' Falls and the Urridafoss.
Day 8: Arrival in Reykjavik
This touring day finishes in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Upon arrival you check in to your hotel for an overnight and rest after a busy day.
Day 9: Departure
After breakfast and check-out your private driver transfers you to the airport or your next destination.
Please note: alternatively, you may extend your stay in Reykjavik. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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