Around Iceland

AVAILABILITY

1 May - 30 September

DURATION

10 days / 9 nights

TOUR TYPE

Privately Guided Tour

AVAILABILITY

1 May - 30 September

DURATION

10 days / 9 nights

TOUR TYPE

Privately Guided Tour

Description

This ten day privately guided tour will take you all the way around Iceland on the ring road. The ring road is the main road that connects the inhabited parts and runs around Iceland. It is 1,332 km (828 miles) long, mostly with one lane each direction. You will start and end in Reykjavik, visiting many of Iceland’s best known natural attractions including amazing waterfalls, hot springs, the Golden Circle, the beautiful south coast and many more places. You will sail among icebergs in the glacier lagoon, explore the remote eastfjords and go whale watching in Húsavík that is considered to be the whale watching capital of Europe. In this tour you will experience the best of Iceland, all of the highlights of the ring road and some of the more secret places that your private guide knows about.


Itinerary

    When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, your private driver will greet you at the arrival hall and take you to Reykjavik where you can have breakfast before your private guide will take you up to Hallgrimskirkja church tower where you will have a nice panoramic view over the city, Solfar sun voyager, Harpan concert hall, The Old Harbour and Bessastaðir the home of the president and show you around Reykjavik most popular highlights.

    On this day you will be taken to the Golden Circle, which is one of Iceland’s most popular tours. This tour will take you to the Þingvellir National Park, where you can learn about the world’s first parliament. You will then see Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall Gullfoss ( Golden Waterfalls), followed by the Geysir geothermal field.

    On this day you will get right into the action and head straight for the beautiful Icelandic south shore. You will be taken to see both the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skógafoss waterfall, as well as Reynisdrangar Cliffs. Take a glacier walking tour up on Sólheimajökull Glacier. After all this our guide will take you to your hotel for the night.

    On this day you will be taken to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you will enjoy everything the lagoon has to offer. Go on an exciting boat trip, sailing among the huge icebergs in the picturesque scenery of Jökulsárlón. On the boat you get to taste the 1000 year old ice and if you are lucky you might even see seals.

    On this day you will start to drive to the Eastfjords of Iceland. East Iceland is characterized by small villages, dramatic coastlines, narrow fjords, waterfalls and mountains. The nature is always close and the scenery is breathtaking. The first stop of the day will be at Vestrahorn, Vesturhorn or Stokksnes, these are all names for this same place. The Horn area is below Vestra-Horn, a 454-meter-high mountain. It is an interesting geological site composed of un-stratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea. 

     

    On the way to Fosshotel Eastfjords you will make a stop at Djúpivogur. You might not recognize the name of this place but this is one of the most photographed spots in the region. By the harbour in this lovely little village, you will find a bay called Merry bay. In that bay you will find a distinctive outdoor artwork hidden away from sight. The outside artwork consists of 34 huge granite eggs which represent the eggs of each of the nesting birds in this area. Next you will visit Petra’s Stone Mineral Collection Stöðvarfjörður before checking in at Fosshotel Eastfjords for the night.

     

    Average Driving Distance: 215 km / 133 miles

    On this day you will explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes with visits to the lava formations at Dimmuborgir and Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. Mývatn is a volcanic lake in northern Iceland. A short distance away, near Námafjall Mountain, is Hverir, a hot-springs area with boiling mud pots and fumaroles.  Dimmuborgir is an incredible lava field, packed with sky-high rock pillars and lava caves. The dramatic expanse formed in a volcanic eruption 2300 years ago. After exploring the surrounding area around Mývatn you will go bathing in Mývatn Nature Baths that have a naturally heated man-made lagoon, with mineral-rich waters known for their health-giving properties before checking in at Fosshotel Mývatn for the night.

     

     

    Average Driving Distance: 250 km / 155 miles

    Start the day by heading to Húsavik. The town of Húsavík sits on the eastern shore of Shaky Bay, known around the world as Whale Capital of Iceland. It is also the site of the first house built in Iceland, in the year 860, by Swedish viking.  Go on a big whale and puffin watching tour in a speedboat before enjoying a nice lunch in this small town with only about 2,300 inhabitants. Next stop is the powerful Goðafoss Waterfall on your way to Akureyri the capital of the north. Visit the popular Akureyri Church and continue to Siglufjörður Town where you will spend the night. Siglo Hotel is built into the fisherman’s marina. All rooms at Siglo Hotel have wonderful views of the beautiful surrounding mountains and peaceful environment.

     

     

    Average Driving Distance: 257 km / 160 miles

    In the morning you will head to Hofsos Pools. The swimming pool in Hofsós is one of the most beautiful swimming pools in Iceland. It was built on the hillside over the sea and the view from it is over the fjord and to Drangey island. After bathing in a geothermal bath you will enjoy a nice lunch in Sauðarkrókur Town and continue on your way to the Reykholt. Enjoy the stunning landscape on your way to Reykholt where you will check-in at Fosshotel Reykholt.

    On this day we will drive towards Reykjavik and visit Hraunfossar, Barnafossar, and make a stop at Húsafell. On our way to Reykjavik we will stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring before heading to your hotel in Reykjavik. 

    On the last day you will be picked up by a private driver and driven to the Blue Lagoon to relax before your departure from Iceland. At the Blue Lagoon you will have access to the Retreat Spa where you can relax and soak in geothermal waters before your private driver takes you to Keflavik Airport in time for your departure. 

     

    *You have to be at Keflavik airport 2 hours before departure.

Included

  • Driving guide according to the itinerary
  • The Retreat Spa at Blue Lagoon
  • Private RIB Whale Watching
  • Private Glacier Walking Tour
  • Private Zodiac Boat tour
  • Entrance to Myvatn Baths
  • Entrance to Eiriksstaðir
  • Departure Transfer
  • Two nights at Hotel Borg (Deluxe Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Hotel Rangá (Deluxe Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (Deluxe Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Fosshotel Vatnajökull (Deluxe Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Fosshotel Eastfjords (Superior Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Fosshotel Mývatn (Lake View Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Siglo Hotel (Deluxe Room with breakfast)
  • One night at Fosshotel Reykholt (Superior Room with breakfast)

Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • International Flights

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