8-Day Tour: Around the Ring Road of Iceland

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s winter with this seven-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.
Day 1 Experience the best of Iceland on tour to the Golden Circle, and take in the natural landmarks of Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and Þingvellir. 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. Day 2Explore 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 by Vík. Day 3Continue 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. At the end of the day, head to the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón to see huge blocks of ice floating in the ice cold waters. Day 4On the fourth day travel the East Fjords, home to some of Iceland's greatest diversity of wildlife. 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. Day 5Today 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. Day 6On 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.  In the afternoon you will return to Akureyri, the biggest town on the north.Day 7You 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. Day 8You 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 journey through the national park.  After your day at the national park you will head to Reykjavík where your tour will end.

What’s included

  • 8-Day Tour: Around the Ring Road of Iceland
  • 7–nights of accommodation in various country hotels with private bathroom
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Northern Lights hunting
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Travel agent to oversee your itinerary
  • Taxes
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • Additional flights
  • Additional meals
  • Horse Riding (optional activity)
  • Glacier Hiking (optional activity)
  • Ice Cave Tour (optional activity)
  • Mývatn Nature Baths (optional activity)
  • Whale Watching from Akureyri (optional activity)
  • Vatnshellir Cave Tour (optional activity)