Complete Iceland

Classic, Reykjavík to Reykjavík

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

It’s a pretty big boast to claim a nine-day tour as being “complete,” but just wait until you see what we’ve stuffed into this one. Blending lots of free time to explore the quirky Icelandic capital of Reykjavík with the very best of the country’s fascinating natural sights — the lava formations of Dimmuborgir, the stunning fjords and glaciers near Höfn, and the hot springs and waterfalls of the Golden Circle, and access to the infamous Blue Lagoon, just to name a few — you’ll be stunned at just how much amazingness fits into such a short stretch of time. The only thing missing? You.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Solheimar Ecovillage Visit, Selfoss Your Discover Moment: Reykjavík
  • Goðafoss Waterfall visit
  • Mývatn Lake visit
  • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
  • Dettifoss Waterfall visit
  • Vatnajökull Glacier visit
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Stops including: Dyrhólaey Cape and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
  • Blue Lagoon entrance and airport transfer
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Visit dettifoss waterfall
  • Look for sunbathing seals at the jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Marvel at the great geysir
  • Enjoy free time for many optional activities such as snorkelling between tectonic plates or hiking to hot springs

Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavík There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: There are pre-bookable activities available for this tour. Check out the "Available Extras" section of the Overview page for more information on these activities, and cost-saving bundles. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group
Day 2 Reykjavík/Akureyri (1B) Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area. Opt to go on a whale-watching excursion. On the checkout page, opt to pre-book a single-day activity (select "Whale Watching from Dalvik") or an activity bundle (select "Whales and Glaciers Bundle") ahead of time, to include one of these optionals on your tour. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked whale watching, you will be going on the excursion this evening. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Akureyri/Borgarfjörður (1B) Head to Mývatn Lake, stopping en route at Goðafoss Waterfall. In Mývatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse. Included Activities: Godafoss Waterfall Visit Myvatn Geothermal Lake Visit Dimmuborgir Lava Fields Visit Námaskarð Visit Dettifoss Waterfall Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4 Borgarfjörður/Hofn (1B) Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5 Hofn/Vik (1B) Marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Stop by Diamond Beach, which gets its name from chunks of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier that float to shore. As these blocks of glacier ice melt, they develop a crystal clear sheen, set against the black sand of the beach. Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík. Additional Notes: Opt to pre-book the Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike activity on the checkout page. If you have pre-booked glacier hiking on Skaftafell, this activity will take place today. Included Activities: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Vik/Reykjavík (1B) Visit Reynisfjara Beach. Continue along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss. Explore the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Visit a G Adventures-supported sustainable community dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening. Included Activities: Reynisfjara Beach Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Visit Geysir Visit Thingvellir National Park Visit Solheimar Ecovillage Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 7 Reykjavík (1B) Need help booking extra excursions while in Reykjavik? Speak to your sales agent about pre-booking activities for this day. Additional Notes: Days 7-9 of this itinerary are unescorted by a CEO, giving you the maximum time for activities and personal exploration. Want to do more with your tour? Pre-book any of the following activities to experience during your free time in Reykjavík: Hot Spring Hiking Tour (full-day), Þórsmörk Valley Super Jeep and Hiking Tour (Full-day), Snorkelling in Þingvellir National Park (half-day), and Lava Caving by the Blue Mountains (half-day). Please note that only ONE full day activity can be booked per day. Any optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival in Reykjavík.
Day 9 Reykjavík (1B) Board an included shuttle to the Blue Lagoon and arrive by 10:00am. After having enjoyed all that the Blue Lagoon has to offer, you can either return to Reykjavík or be dropped off at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) on the included shuttles. Timetables will be available on site. Additional Notes: Please note that your voucher to visit the Blue Lagoon will be at hotel reception. Unless otherwise specified, your included shuttle will depart at 8:30am from the bus stop outside Hotel Cabin, and your Blue Lagoon ticket is for 10:00am. We advise to only book onward travel after 3:30pm. Included Activities: Blue Lagoon Transfer and Entrance
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