• The Glacier Lagoon • Lake Myvatn and sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Visit all Iceland's main attractions along the Ring Road escorted by a professional local guide. With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this classic, best-selling tour highlights the natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. Features of this popular tour include stops at the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and all the famous sights of the Golden Circle such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature.
Day 1: Arrival Welcome to the land of ice and fire! If your flight is early in the day we recommend a non guided transfer from Keflavik Airport into Reykjavik with a stop at the Blue Lagoon. Overnight stay in Reykjavik (airport transfer not included).
Day 2: Geysir > Gullfoss > Skogar > Dyrholaey > Vik Start the day with a short city sightseeing of Reykjavik. From Reykjavik head through the village of Hveragerdi to explore Gullfoss, the "Golden Waterfall", and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, and 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 Vik area.
Day 3: Vik > Skaftafell National Park > Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon > Hofn Cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. The tour continues over Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell National Park. Continue to the stunning Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon to see the birthplace of icebergs. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in the Hofn area.
Day 4: Hofn > East Fjords > Egilsstadir Drive from Hofn through Almannaskard pass, stop and admire the majestic coastline. Continue to the towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea that form the magnificent East Fjords. Explore Petra's renowned collection of local stones and minerals. Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.
Day 5: Lake Myvatn Area Explore the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, heading to the Lake Myvatn area. On the way, a stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. 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 Laxa salmonriver. One of Myvatn area's claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse birdlife in general. Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area > Akureyri Start the day by exploring the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Continue to the bustling bustling northern port of Akureyri making a stop at the magnificent Godafoss waterfall and the old turf farm Laufas. Akureyri has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Overnight stay in the Akureyri area.
Day 7: Skagafjordur > Borgarnes Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjordur for an introduction of the unique Icelandic horse that has a special fifth gait - the tolt. Towards the village of Blonduos built on both sides of the river Blanda with Hrutey Island a protected nature reserve located in this popular salmon river. Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau through Borgarfjordur to the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Dinner and overnight stay in Borgarnes area.
Day 8: Borgarfjordur > Thingvellir > Reykjavik Drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing via Hvalfjordur fjord to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world's first parliament held outdoors. Overnight stay in Reykjavik.
Day 9: Departure Transfer to the airport not included. If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.
• 7 day guided tour as per itinerary from/to Reykjavik • Accommodation 2 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in Reykjavik • Accommodation 6 nights w/breakfast and w/facilities in countryside • 5 dinners in the countryside (dinner in Akureyri not included) • Entrance to Petra's Stone collection (day 4) • Entrance to Sigurgeir's Bird collection (day 5) • Entrance to Laufas Folk Museum incl. refreshments (day 6) • Horse Show in Skagafjordur (day 7)
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Guaranteed English Speaking Departures 2017
May 03, 10, 17, 22, 24
Jun 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
Jul 03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Aug 02, 07, 09, 16, 23, 30
Sep 01, 06, 13, 15, 20, 27
Guaranteed English Speaking Departures 2017
May 03, 10, 17, 22, 24
Booking conditions Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May until June 23rd
Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season in spring, middle May until June 23rd