Included
Departure
April 1 - October 31
Travel Style
Privately Guided Tour according to the itinerary with English speaking guide
Accommodations
Comfort / Quality for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Tour ID
PT01
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
6 days / 5 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Waterfalls and Akureyri, the capital of the north

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Your Iceland adventure begins today!
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavík and drive you towards North Iceland all the way to the capital of the north, Akureyri.

The tour starts by heading towards Borgarfjörður where you’ll make a stop by the magnificent waterfall Hraunfossar. Here the water flows out of the lava into the river below. Your guide will continue the drive towards Akureyri passing through Skagafjörður, which is known for horse breeding. Many fluffy Icelandic horses can be seen on the way.

 

 

 

Driving Distance
Approximately 420 km (260 miles)  
Akureyri area

Day - 02 - Lake Mývatn area

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The whole day is dedicated to the marvels of the Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve, known as one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas of natural beauty. On the way to Mývatn, you’ll make a stop at the impressive Goðafoss “The waterfall of the gods”. At the end of the day your guide will drive you back to Akureyri for a second overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Akureyri area

Day - 03 - Dettifoss waterfall and Ásbyrgi

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This morning’s drive takes you to the charming fishing village of Húsavík. After a stop here you will continue along the coastline of the Tjörnes peninsula. Your guide will take a short stop at the extremity of the peninsula so you can enjoy the view and spot some seabirds. The journey will continue to the eastern part of Iceland, with a few stops on the way including the magnificent Ásbyrgi canyon.

Driving Distance
Approximately 340 km (211 miles)
Egilsstaðir area

Day - 04 - The East Fjords

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Now it is time to discover the East Fjords. You’ll start by heading to Reyðarfjörður, where you can visit the small history museum about World War II. Your guide will continue the drive along the fjords towards south-east Iceland. At times, the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes, providing excellent views. Finally, you’ll pass through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region where you will stay the night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 270 km (168 miles)
Höfn area

Day - 05 - Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and waterfalls

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Your guide will take you along the south-east of Iceland. After passing various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you will arrive at the famous glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. This is an exceptional sight nestled at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur.

Later, you’ll continue towards the Skaftafell National Park, another area worthy of your attention. This oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains has many good hiking trails. You’ll then journey through Kirkjubæjarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before arriving in the Vík area.

Driving Distance
Approximately 280 - 365 km (174 - 227 miles)
Vík/Hvolsvöllur area

Day - 06 - Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

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Today, be amazed by the gems of the south coast of Iceland with the magnificent waterfalls Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Then, your guide will take you around the famous Golden Circle route, which includes the most popular attractions in Iceland, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park.

After these spectacular days in the countryside, it‘s time to head back to Reykjavík and say goodbye to your guide. If you are staying extra nights in the capital, we can help you plan some optional activities. Please contact your travel consultant for more information.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

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