1 May - 30 September
10 days / 9 nights
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.
Day 1 - Arrival via City Tour
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.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
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.
Day 3 - The South Shore & Glacier Walk
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.
Day 4 - The Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach
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.
Day 5 - The Eastfjords & Viking Village
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. You will also visit the remote Viking village there. In reality, it is a film set for an Icelandic movie that was never filmed. Meanwhile it remains open to the public.
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
Day 6 - Lake Myvatn & Geothermal Baths
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
Day 7 - Húsavik Whale Watching & Akureyri
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
Day 8 - Hofsos Pool & Stykkishólmur
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 in 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 Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Enjoy the stunning landscape on your way to Stykkishólmur where you will check-in at Fosshotel Stykkishólmur.
Day 9 - The Magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
On this day your guide will take you around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The Snæfellsnes glacier is a volcano and is believed to be one of the seven chakras(energy centres) in the world. Others stop at beautiful cliff formations at Arnarstapi and Hellnar before heading to Reykjavik City.
Average Driving Distance: 272 km / 170 miles
Day 10 - Departure via Blue Lagoon
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.
Based on 2 persons in one room
Based on 4 persons in two room's
Deborah P - September 2019
My husband and I chose to celebrate our "retirement" by touring Iceland. We corresponded with Deluxe Iceland's owner, Sig, and from the initial email to the final farewell at the airport we were extremely impressed!! Sig and Fannar, consecutively, were our personal tour guides throughout our trip and both were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. They listened to our wants and planned our trip accordingly. At the same time, they were more than willing to veer from the planned schedule if we spotted a "sight" along the route. Sig's mantra was "no stress" which made us feel relaxed and cared for!! (I have since decided to adopt that mantra!!) We had many great conversations and laughs with both Sig and Fannar and left Iceland feeling like we had made two new friends!! A big thank-you and cheers to Sig and Fannar for making our retirement trip a memory that we will forever treasure!! Bless, bless, Deborah and Bo Passey. (Ontario, Canada) P.S. We highly recommend Deluxe Iceland if Iceland is on your "bucket... Read more
Samantha - March, 2020
Deluxe Iceland did an incredible job planning our family trip. We worked with Viktor for a few months ahead of time. He was informative and very patient, helping us plan the perfect trip for our family. He organized and took care of all the details in advance so we could enjoy our trip without any hassles. When we arrived in Iceland we were greeted by our unbelievable guide Andri who showed us around Iceland, taking us to the blue lagoon, the golden circle, a local farm visit, the lava center, snowmobiling, and so much more. He was so knowledgable, extremely personable and just such a nice person. He added so much to our trip and we would highly recommend requesting him if possible. Everyone at Deluxe Iceland was very helpful and accessible while we were there. Viktor and Siggi were always quick to respond if we had any last minute questions. We felt relaxed and comfortable throughout our whole trip. If you want to have THE experience that you'll remember forever, we highly recommend using Deluxe... Read more
Treva, July 2019
WOW! It’s impossible to find the words to express how thankful we are for our experience with Deluxe Iceland and our time the owner, Sigurður Magnússon. Our trip was flawless from the moment we were picked up until the very last minute as our adventure came to an end. The only direction I gave them were the dates, areas we wanted to explore and we were up for anything. I’m so happy I left it all up to them. They did not disappoint! Our entire stay was seamless, every excursion, every private guide, every meal and accommodation worked out perfectly. We were never waiting or confronted with any obstacle. Every detail was perfectly executed. Sig went the extra step to take group pictures, help us with our gear before and after excursions, handled our luggage as we traveled to different hotels along the coast, you name it, he was always there to ensure we had no worries or stress along the way. Deluxe Iceland also has beautiful vehicles that are immaculate and fully equipped with, WiFi, changing cords, water bottles and GPS monitors that track where you have been and to show where you will be going. However, the best part of about our booking through Deluxe Iceland was spending time with Sig. He is a tremendous ambassador to Iceland. He is very knowledgeable about his country and conveys the information so nicely as you travel throughout the country. It’s far better than trying to travel the country without a guide. With Sig doing the driving my husband and I were... Read more