Best of Iceland

Classic, Reykjavík to Reykjavík

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If you're looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It has tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Solheimar Ecovillage Visit, Selfoss
  • Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður)
  • Goðafoss Waterfall visit
  • Mývatn Lake visit
  • Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops
  • Dettifoss Waterfall visit
  • Vatnajökull Glacier visit
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region
  • Marvel at the largest ice cap in europe
  • Gape at the jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with seals floating on icebergs
  • Photograph black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls around this island nation

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: 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. 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) Depart at any time.
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