8-Day Tour Around The Ring Road Of Iceland - Reykjavik

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Travelers below 8 years not allowed
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Language:
    English

Overview

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s winter with this eight-day guided tour. This tour should not be missed by those eager to see Iceland’s most spectacular sites, such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlon Glacier Lagoon and Lake Mývatn.

Highlights

  • See the famous parts of Iceland, such as the Golden Circle and Skaftafell
  • Stay in cosy and local accommodation
  • Get the chance to see the infamous Northern Lights

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Day 1: Golden Circle

Experience the best of Iceland on a legendary tour to the Golden Circle, and take in the natural landmarks of Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and Þingvellir National Park. Marvel at the Geysir geothermal area and watch the Strokkur geyser spout hot water up to 20-25 meters every few minutes. Learn about Icelandic history on your way to Þingvellir National Park, where the rift valley marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the border between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Spend the night in your hotel on the South Coast.

Day 2: South Coast

Explore the incredible landscape of south Iceland, such as the stunning waterfall of Skogafoss and it's neighbour Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where you can actually walk around and enjoy the view from behind! Here you can explore the glacier up close as you go for a glacier hike on Sólheimajökull glacier. Afterwards head to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara to get some spectacular views. In the evening you will settle down in the small but famous village of Vík.

Day 3: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Continue east to the Skaftafell national park and find an area of unexpected vegetation between the white sheets of ice and the black sands.This morning you can begin with an ice cave tour at a natural glacier and starts with a short hike to the cave, so put on some comfortable hiking boots. You'll need waterproof hiking shoes that cover your ankles and warm clothing as you will spend at least 30 minutes inside the ice cave. Safety equipment including helmet is provided, so bring a winter hat that will fit underneath. At the end of the day, head to the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón to see huge blocks of ice floating in the ice cold waters. Remember to look for the Northern Lights in the evening sky.

Day 4: Egilsstadir

On the fourth day travel the East Fjords, home to some of Iceland's greatest diversity of wildlife, the only place in Iceland where you can catch a glimpse of wild reindeer. There are many quiet fishing villages on the way that give you an excellent opportunity to learn more about Iceland’s culture, history and sleepy way of life. The road will lead you past banks of Lake Lagarfljót, where a wyrm-like monster is said to live and Iceland's largest forest, Hallormsstaðaskógur, with it's many footpaths and trails leading to diverse sites such as waterfalls, moors and coves. This evening you will settle down in one of the villages of the East.

Day 5: Lake Myvatn

Today will be spent exploring the beautiful geothermal region of Lake Mývatn. You'll stop by Dimmuborgir, a field of strangely shaped lava pillars and cliffs making a labyrinth of lava. Next, you'll visit a high-temperature geothermal area cammed the Námaskarð pass, where you can see the earth boiling and smoking up close. After journeying through the north or Iceland you will head back to Mývatn Lake for the night.

Day 6: North of Iceland

On your second to last day you will discover the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjörður. There you will have some incredible views of some of the best landscape Iceland has to offer. You will also visit Kaffi Kú, translated as Café Cow where you will get to know some of the Icelandic farmers. In the afternoon you will return to Akureyri, the biggest town on the north.

Day 7: To the West

You will spend the morning in Akureyri where you can explore this capital of the north. It boasts of many cafés, restaurants, museums and shops so don't hesitate to explore the local culture. From there you will heat to the west of Iceland on the trail of the most historically important locations in Iceland, the trail of the Sagas. You will visit Reykholt where Snorri Sturluson lived, one of the most significant figures of the Middle Ages in many fields as a poet, scholar and law-maker.

Day 8: Snæfellsnes National Park

You are in for a treat on your final day of the tour. You will head to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with the Snæfellsjökull glacier ever-present on your journy through the national park. Additional option is to venture underground to the Vatnshellir Lava Cave and explore the hidden parts of the area, but Jules Verne famously wrote about Snæfellsjökull as the way to the cernter of earth. After your day at the national park you will head to Reykjavík where your tour will end.

Inclusions

  • 8–day guided tour of the circle of Iceland
  • 7–night accommodation in various country hotels with private bathroom
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Northern Lights hunting
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Travel agent to oversee your itinerary
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Any additional activities
  • Additional flights
  • Additional meals

Hotel Pick-Up

  • At checkout we'll ask you to provide your hotel information. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
  • In case you have not booked your hotel, Don't Worry ! Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

Cancellation Policy

All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.