Included
Departure
April 1 - October 31
Travel Style
Privately Guided Tour according to the itinerary with English speaking guide
Accommodations
Comfort / Quality for 7 nights with Continental breakfast
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Tour ID
PT02
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
8 days / 7 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - The spectacular Snæfellsnes peninsula

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Your memorable Icelandic adventure begins today. Your personal driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to explore the natural wonders of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. You will discover several sites including the Eldborg volcanic crater, Gerðuberg basalt columns, Búðir, and Djúpalónssandur with views of the majestic Snæfell volcano.

Driving Distance
Approximately 302 km / 187 miles
Snæfellsnes area

Day - 02 - From Snæfellsnes to Borgarfjörður

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From Stykkishólmur, the guide will take you to the south-west of Iceland towards Borgarfjörður, an area rich in heritage as its vast lands served as the setting for many Icelandic sagas. It is also home to gorgeous waterfalls and the Langjökull glacier. Here you could go on optional activities like a glacier walk, snowmobile ride or a visit “Into the Glacier,” a man-made ice tunnel.

Driving Distance
Approximately 205 km (127 miles)
Borgarfjörður area

Day - 03 - Welcome to Akureyri, the capital of the north

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Today‘s itinerary takes you north as your guide drives you through thick farm fields and the Skagafjörður region, which is known for Icelandic horse breeding. You will surely encounter several of these adorably stocky horses grazing in the fields along your way to Akureyri. Before you reach the “capital of the north”, you will take a few detours such as the Vatnsnes peninsula where you can spot seals, and Glaumbær, a turf-house museum, among other sights.

Driving Distance
Approximately 315 km (196 miles)
Akureyri area

Day - 04 - Waterfall and Lake Mývatn

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More natural wonders are on the program today! Our first stop is at the impressive Goðafoss, known as “the waterfall of the gods”. Before heading to Mývatn, you will visit several awe-inspiring attractions such as the Dimmuborgir lava field labyrinth and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir. You will also get to walk through one of Iceland‘s largest sulphurous hot spring areas, the solfataras of Námaskarð.

Driving Distance
Approximately 120 km (74 miles)
Mývatn / Húsavík area

Day - 05 - Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss waterfall

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Before heading east, you will continue exploring the northern part of the country. The peninsula of Tjörnes has many surprising sites in store for you. There is the lush green area of Ásbyrgi, a horseshoe-shaped gorge, and the impressive Dettifoss with a fall so powerful that you will feel the ground shake under your feet.

Driving Distance
Approximately 275 km (171 km)
Egilsstaðir area

Day - 06 - The East Fjords

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Today you discover the East Fjords. Your driver will start towards Reyðarfjörður, where you could visit a small but interesting World War II history museum. Then you‘ll continue along the fjords toward south-east Iceland. At times, the roads are perched high on the mountains giving exceptional views. Finally, you‘ll pass through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region for an overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 185 km (115 miles)
Höfn area

Day - 07 - Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

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Our next stop is Iceland’s scenic south-east. After passing various outlet glaciers belonging to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you‘ll arrive at the stunning, surreal beauty of Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon. This exceptional natural attraction sits at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain Hvannadalshnúkur. It offers the unique possibility to explore it up close by taking a guided boat tour between the floating icebergs.

Next you get to visit the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand beaches with a broad range of options for spectacular hiking. You‘ll then continue through Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before arriving in the Vík area.

Driving Distance
Approximately 275 km (171 miles)
Vík area

Day - 08 - Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

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Today, your guide will drive along the south coast of Iceland, exploring many breathtaking landmarks such as Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. You‘ll also explore the highlights of the Golden Circle with its three-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, geyser area where Strokkur ejects its warm water column in the air every 5-10 minutes, and the famous Þingvellir National Park.

After visiting Þingvellir, it is now time to head back to the capital where your private Iceland adventure ends. 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.

Car type example