Around Iceland Adventure

3 - 6 Days
TYPOLOGIES

AUTO

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

8 Years

1316

Start and end in Reykjavik!

Start and end in Reykjavik! With the In-depth Cultural tour 6 Day - Around Iceland Adventure, you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Reykjavik, Iceland and 21 other destinations in Iceland. 6 Day - Around Iceland Adventure includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Day by day

We will spend the first day of this round tour exploring the famous Golden Circle. The Golden Circle includes the UNESCO Heritage site Thingvellir National park, Geysir hot spring as well as the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. After visiting theses three top attractions we will make our way towards the South Coast of the island en route to our accommodation for the night. We will have the chance to visit both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls as well as the magnificent Reynisfjara black sand beach before heading to our accommodation close to the village of Vík.

Glaciers are on today's agenda! As we keep on with our ring road adventure and move further South-East we will pass Mýrdalsjökull glacier and drive throughvast lava fields before reaching Skaftafell National Park which is part of Vatnajökull National Park where Europe's largest glacier lies. Once there we will start our glacier exploration, setting off for a glacier hike on one of Vatnajökuls outlet glaciers. After our hike we will be stopping at the popular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you can explore the lagoon that is covered with floating ice bergs. Our accommodation for the night will be in Höfn í Hornafirði.

Today we will explore the East fjords of Iceland, a scenic drive on narrow roads in steep hills. The first stop in Djúpivogur village where we can also stop for lunch. After some refueling we will thread our way through the east fjords towards Egilsstaðir where we will be spending the night. Before we reach our hotel for the night, we will go on a short hike to Hengifoss waterfall, second highest waterfalls in Iceland, dropping down into a magnificent canyon.

Heading to the northern part of the island we will pass the wilderness of Möðrudalur valley before making our first stop for the day at Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. After some exploration of this beautiful phenomenon we will make our way to Lake Mývatn area where you will get the chance to experience the magnificent landscape around the lake and snap some photos of its surroundings. Among Lake Mývatns highlights are Námaskarð, Hverfjall crater and Dimmuborgir lava field. We'll make a stop at Mývatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bath in the hot spring pools. The entrance fee can be added when booking or paid on site. For those that don't wish to go in the water, they can stroll around the area and enjoy the views or sit down in the cafeteria.

Our last stop for the day before making our way to Eyjafjörður where we'll find our accommodation near Akureyri will be at Goðafoss waterfall.

In the morning, you will get a chance to explore Akureyri, the capital of the North, before we go for a 3 hour whale watching tour from Dalvík where whale sightings are quite common. The most common whales being spotted in that area, are humpback whales. It's also possible to upgrade (Apr-Oct) for a small fee to a 1.5-hour rhib boat tour, that can give the opportunity to approach them closer. After your whale watching adventure, we will make our way to the cosy village of Siglufjörður and around the mountainous Tröllaskagi peninsula before arriving at Borgarnes where we spend our last night of this tour.

On the final day, we arrive at Grindavík for a short stop to buy some food for a picnic before heading for our hike to the active Geldingadalur eruption. There were thousands of earthquakes in the Reykjanes peninsula before March 19th when the lava finally reached the surface in  Geldingadalur valley. The eruption is currently contained in the valley surrounded by higher ground, keeping the nearby towns safe from lava flow.

This unique chance to witness the spectacular natural performance should not be missed and we will make sure you have the chance to see it up close with your own eyes! Our guides will make sure you are safe on this adventure too.

What's included

  • Accommodation with Private Bathroom - 5 Nights
  • Hygiene Measures
  • English Speaking Adventure Tour Guide
  • Breakfast Each Morning at Your Hotel
  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík. Minibus

Not included

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price.
  • Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price.