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, 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 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, Skógafoss Waterfall, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • 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


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: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Reykjavík/Akureyri (1B) Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area. 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) Höfn is known as the lobster capital of Iceland, so include a sample of this delicacy in your plans. 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. Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked glacier hiking, you will be hiking 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 Skógafoss. Explore the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening. Included Activities: Reynisfjara Beach Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit Skógafoss Waterfall Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Visit Geysir Visit Thingvellir National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7 Reykjavík 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 Depart at any time.