Iceland Full Circle & Westfjords Guided Tour - Small Group Adventure

14 days / 13 nights
The main street in Akureyri
Dettifoss waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
The Mývatn Nature Baths as seen from above
The main street in Akureyri
Dettifoss waterfall in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Explore every corner of the country with an expert guide

On this 14-day summer guided tour, you’ll venture all over Iceland and see some of its most famous landmarks. Hop on a minibus, and your driver-guide will take you and your fellow travelers around the Ring Road and beyond.

Starting on the south coast, this guided trip takes you around the country to explore its jaw-dropping landscapes and top attractions. Soak up epic waterfalls, giant glaciers, geothermal lagoons, and so much more. 

You'll also go off the beaten track in the wild and remote Westfjords, and sail to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a nature-lover's paradise. Plus, you'll meet other travelers from around the world and make some unforgettable memories!

Travel styleGuided Small group
Trip length14 days / 13 nights
(10 Jun-15 Aug)
Starts fromReykjavík
Minimum age12 years
Tour codeGT11

On this tour you will...

  • See top attractions on the south coast, including the legendary Golden Circle

  • Sail through Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon surrounded by giant icebergs

  • Marvel at spectacular fjords in East Iceland

  • Soak up the volcanic landscapes around Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

  • Go puffin watching in the wild and beautiful Westfjords

  • Venture to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, home to a glacier-topped volcano

Top attractions

The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

The Strokkur geyser erupting in winter against a sunset

Geysir and Strokkur

The Gullfoss waterfall in summertime


Þingvellir National Park, Iceland, in autumn colors

Þingvellir National Park

The Seljalandsfoss waterfall covered in icicles


A rainbow over the Skógafoss waterfall on a sunny day


Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at sunrise with a pink sky

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Mountains in the Skaftafell Nature Reserve on a cloudy day

Skaftafell Nature Reserve

View over the Fellabær neighborhood of Egilsstaðir


Lake Mývatn in its autumn colors

Lake Mývatn

The Dettifoss waterfall in autumn


The Dimmuborgir lava formations in North Iceland


The rocky Jökulsárgljúfur canyon


The harbor in the fishing village of Húsavík


Trees in the lush Ásbyrgi canyon


The skyline of Akureyri, North Iceland


The Goðafoss waterfall in summer


The village of Hólmavík at sunset


The town of Ísafjörður on a sunny day


Multiple cascades of the Dynjandi waterfall in summer


Puffins on the Látrabjarg sea cliffs


Gatklettur rock arch at Arnarstapi


A man standing below Kirkjufellsfoss


The Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset

Snæfellsjökull Glacier & National Park

Why book a guided group trip with Iceland Tours?

  • Pick from wide range of departure dates

  • Expert local guidance in English

  • Small and big group options available

  • 24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland

  • Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit

  • Handpicked local accommodation options

Your 14-day guided group itinerary

Your 14-day guided group itinerary
Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Transfer from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík (included).

After landing at Keflavík International Airport, a driver will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Get settled into your hotel and take the opportunity to explore the lively city center. The main street of Laugavegur is dotted with trendy cafés, restaurants, bars, and shops.

In the evening, you’ll have lots of dining options to choose from. Pop into one of Reykjavík’s must-visit food halls to dine like the locals and enjoy some authentic street food.


The Tjörnin pond in Reykjavík in summer

Downtown Reykjavík

Extra activities

Woman relaxing in the Blue LagoonExtra

Arrival/Departure via Blue Lagoon

Riders on FlyOver Iceland above a virtual waterfallExtra

FlyOver Iceland

The Sky Lagoon at sunsetExtra

Sky Lagoon Pure Pass

Perlan on a sunny summer’s dayExtra

Perlan Museum Wonders of Iceland & Northern Lights Show

Staying inSelfoss area
Driving distance210 km (130 mi)

Today your Icelandic adventure begins. Your driver-guide will meet you at your hotel, and take you on a tour of the iconic Golden Circle.

First, you’ll head to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visit, you’ll see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where 2 continents are slowly pulling apart. Next up is Geysir geothermal area, where the active Stokkur geyser erupts into the air every 10 minutes or so. Then, you’ll continue to the legendary Gullfoss waterfall, which makes up the trio of natural attractions on this tour.

After exploring the Golden Circle, you’ll stop by the Friðheimar greenhouse and farm. Here, you can taste delicious, geothermally-grown tomatoes and visit the stables where you’ll meet friendly Icelandic horses.

Back at your accommodation, you and your fellow travelers will enjoy dinner with stunning views over the Ölfusá river (dinner is included).

Staying inKirkjubæjarklaustur area
Driving distance214 km (133 mi)

This morning, you’ll learn about Iceland’s geology at the Lava Centre, an interactive volcano exhibition.

Afterwards, explore more of the south coast, where you’ll discover natural wonders around each bend. First up is Seljalandsfoss, a jaw-dropping waterfall you can walk behind. Then, prepare to be wowed by Skógafoss, another one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, with a 60–meter (197–foot) drop.

Your next stop will be the Skógar Museum, where you’ll find a huge collection of historical artefacts, including a model turf-house village. Further on is the coastal village of Vík. Here, you’ll get to walk the iconic Reynisfjara black sand beach and see the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations.

Spend the night in picturesque Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where you and your group will have a delicious dinner together (dinner is included).

Staying inHöfn area
Driving distance210 km (130 mi)

Today you'll make your way east to see some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions. Your first stop is the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a nature-lover’s paradise within the Vatnajökull National Park. Here, you’ll spend time soaking up the area’s epic landscapes.

Next, your guide will take you to the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon and its more well-known neighbour, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. At Jökulsárlón, you’ll sail between shimmering icebergs on a guided boat tour.

Afterwards, tuck into homemade ice cream at a nearby local farm. This evening, enjoy a group dinner at your accommodation (dinner is included).

Staying inEgilsstaðir area
Driving distance260 km (162 mi)

On your drive through East Iceland, you’ll be treated to views of pretty fishing villages, stunning fjords, and dramatic landscapes. In Stöðvarfjörður, you’ll stop by Petra's Stone Collection, a private mineral and stone exhibition in a beautiful botanic garden.

At the end of the day, you’ll have dinner back at your hotel (dinner is included).

Staying inMývatn area
Driving distance200 km (124 mi)

This morning your journey takes you north, with a stop at the mighty Dettifoss, Europe’s second most powerful waterfall.

Next up is the beautiful Lake Mývatn, which sits in the middle of a giant lava field. Here you’ll see volcanic craters, mud pools, and steam vents. Plus, you could check out nearby attractions such as the Dimmuborgir caves and Námaskarð hot springs. In summer, Lake Mývatn’s lush shores are home to dozens of bird species.

You’ll end the day with dinner at your accommodation (dinner is included).

Staying inMývatn area
Driving distance240 km (149 mi)

Your first stop today will be the coastal town of Húsavík, also known as Iceland’s whale-watching capital. At the local whale museum, you’ll find 11 whale skeletons on display.

Next is Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, home to the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon. Legend has it, this glacial canyon was formed by the hoof of Óðinn’s 8-legged flying horse, Sleipnir.

Later, you’ll get to unwind in the warm waters at Mývatn Nature Baths. This is the ultimate way to experience the area’s geothermal forces at play.

Come evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel with your group (dinner is included).

Staying inSkagafjörður area
Driving distance270 km (168 mi)

Kick off this morning with a visit to the stunning forked waterfall Goðafoss (‘Waterfall of the Gods’). You’ll then have some time to explore Akuyreri, the capital of North Iceland. The charming city center is dotted with historic buildings, cafés, restaurants, and shops.

Your next stop is Tröllaskagi (‘Troll Peninsula’), home to deep valleys, picturesque fjords, and Iceland’s tallest mountains. You’ll then make a stop at the Herring Era Museum, in the small fishing town of Siglufjörður. Taste local delicacies and learn about the town’s rich history of herring fishery.

Head to tonight’s accommodation, where you’ll have dinner with the group (dinner is included).

Staying in Hólmavík area
Driving distance275 km (171 mi)

Today get off the beaten track and explore the remote and rugged Westfjords. Your first stop is Hólmavík, an idyllic town famous for its history of witchcraft. You’ll learn all about the myths and local superstitions at the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.

Enjoy the rest of the day in the fishing village of Drangsnes. Here, you can take a dip in the geothermal hot tubs along the shoreline.

Later, enjoy dinner at your hotel (dinner is included).

Staying inNorthern Westfjords area
Driving distance235 km (146 mi)

On today’s drive, you’ll be treated to views of towering mountains and epic fjords. Visit the rustic turf farmstead Litlibær, before heading to Ísafjörður, the unofficial capital of the Westfjords. This fishing town is known for its picturesque surroundings and historic wooden buildings.

From here, your group will take a boat tour to Vigur island, just south of the Arctic Circle. This is where you’ll find colonies of birds including Atlantic puffins, eider ducks, and Arctic terns. You’ll also be served refreshments by a local family.

Spend the rest of the evening exploring Ísafjörður and dining at your leisure.

Staying inSouthern Westfjords area
Driving distance150 km (93 mi)

Today, you’ll head to the remote village of Suðureyri and enjoy a guided food tour. Taste freshly caught fish from the North Atlantic and learn about how Icelanders live at the edge of the Arctic.

Next, follow in the footsteps of Vikings in Dýrafjörður. This fjord was the setting of an Icelandic saga, which featured the Viking-age hero Gisli Súrsson. Then, continue to Hrafnseyri. Here, you’ll visit a museum dedicated to Jón Sigurðsson, an important figure in Iceland’s fight for independence.

Before heading back, your guide will take you to the bridal veil Dynjandi waterfall. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure.

Staying inSnæfellsnes area
Driving distance150 km (93 mi)

Start your day with a visit to Látrabjarg, Europe’s largest seabird cliffs. If you love puffins, this is the place to be. In summer, you’ll find some of the largest puffin colonies in the world, along with other seabirds.

Next, board the Baldur ferry and sail across Breiðafjörður Bay to Stykkishólmur village, on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You’ll spend the rest of the day exploring the area’s natural highlights. One of these is Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland.

In the evening enjoy dinner at your hotel (dinner included). If you’re up for it, we recommend taking a walk along the coastline to soak up  the views.

Staying inReykjavík
Driving distance300 km (186 mi)

This morning your itinerary takes you to Snæfellsjökull National Park, followed by the southern tip of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

One of the highlights of the area is Djúpalónssandur, where you can test your strength by lifting the ancient boulders on the beach. From here, you can also get a breathtaking view of Snæfellsjökull, a 700,000-year-old glacier-topped volcano.

Next, the group will visit Arnarstapi to admire the striking rock formations found here. On your drive back to Reykjavík, you’ll pass by the iconic Búðakirkja, which means 'black church' in Icelandic. Once you reach the capital, you’ll have free time to explore the city and dine at your leisure.

Staying inDeparture
Driving distance50 km (31 mi)

Transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport (included).

Your time in Iceland has come to an end. Before your flight, you’ll be picked up by a shuttle bus and taken to Keflavík International Airport.

If you're flying later in the day, you could stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on your way to the airport (optional, not included).

What’s included?

Quality accommodation every night

Continental breakfast every day

9 two-course or buffet-style dinners in the countryside

Airport transfer

Local transport with guidance in English

Admission to Friðheimar greenhouse

Admission to Lava Center

Admission to Skógar Folk Museum

Guided Amphibian Boat Tour on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Local Ice Cream at Brunnhóll

Admission to Petra’s Stone & Mineral Collection

Admission to Whale Museum in Húsavík

Admission to Mývatn Nature Baths

Admission to Herring-Era Museum

Admission to the Museum of Sorcery & Wichcraft

Admission to Litlibær Open-air Museum

Guided tour of Vigur Island

Fishing Village Food Trail

Admission to Hrafnseyri Museum

Tickets for Baldur ferry to Westfjords

24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland

VAT, taxes & service fees

Flights to Iceland

Food & drink, unless otherwise stated

Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated

Personal travel insurance

Your accommodation

More info

Stay in well-located hotels and guesthouses that are highly rated by visitors and handpicked by experts.

On this trip, you’ll stay at the following hotels or similar:

  • Day 1 – Fosshotel Reykjavík
  • Day 2 – Hótel Selfoss 
  • Day 3 – Magma Hótel 
  • Day 4 – Fosshotel Vatnajökull
  • Day 5 – Hótel Hallormsstaður 
  • Day 6 – Fosshotel Mývatn
  • Day 7 – Fosshotel Mývatn
  • Day 8 – Hofsstaðir Country Hotel
  • Day 9 Malarhorn
  • Day 10 – Hótel Ísafjörður
  • Day 11 – Fosshotel Westfjords
  • Day 12 – Fosshotel Hellnar
  • Day 13 – Fosshotel Reykjavík


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FAQs about our guided group trips

On this type of tour, you’ll travel around Iceland by bus with the same driver-guide for the length of your trip. Guided group tours are a great way to make like-minded friends, as you’ll spend time with the same travelers for your whole vacation.

You’ll get to stay in accommodation around the country, and some tours include a few evening meals too. After a day’s exploring, you’ll go back to your private room and meet your guide and group the next morning to continue your trip.

All of our guided group tours start and finish in Reykjavík.

There are 2 group sizes available:

  • Small group: Up to 16 people
  • Big group: Up to 36 people

Small groups offer a more intimate travel experience, whereas big groups are more wallet-friendly.

You’ll likely be with people from a whole mix of backgrounds, from different countries and of different ages. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts and jokes as you journey around Iceland. It’s almost guaranteed you’ll be laughing along with your group!

There will most probably be a mix of solo travelers, couples, and small groups of friends and family.

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours 3 days and longer are as follows:

  • 1 suitcase or large bag per person for clothes and overnight items
  • 1 day bag for essential items, like a camera, extra clothes, and valuables

The luggage restrictions on guided group tours up to 3 days are as follows:

  • 1 small carry-on luggage, bag size: 50 x 30 x 60 cm (19.9 x 11.8 x 23.6 inches)
  • If you have large luggage with you, please check with your accommodation if they offer luggage storage while on this tour. If that is not a possibility, you can pay an extra fee per luggage (2000 ISK) with 72 hours notice.

Each day your luggage will be loaded onto the bus. In the evening, you’ll take all your bags with you to your room.

Our guided group tours have fixed start dates and itineraries. While it’s not possible to customize the actual tour, you can tailor your trip with extra days and activities before or afterwards.

For example, you could add a couple more days in Reykjavík at the end of your trip. Fill these with day tours or exciting activities like ice caving and snowmobiling.

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