You are met upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy the city's excellent shops and restaurants, vibrant cultural scene and energetic nightlife.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in the tour price).
Tour the South Coast, viewing the magnificent waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss along the way. You can also visit the folk museum at Skógar or the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre which portrays the famous volcanic eruption in 2010. Admire the vast black sands and Cape Dyrhólaey with its varied birdlife on the way to the beautifully located village of Vík.
Accommodation in the Vík area.
Day 2 | Vatnajökull National Park
Visit Skaftafell with its contrasting glacier landscapes and many walking and hiking paths. Take a tour out to Cape Ingólfshöfði on a hay wagon or go on an unforgettable boat trip on the picturesque Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Admire Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Glacier tours can be booked in advance. Continue to the fishing village of Höfn known for its delicious lobster.
Accommodation in the Höfn area.
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Enjoy the scenery of tall and uniquely formed mountains along the Eastfjords. Visit pretty fishing villages along the way such as Djúpivogur (a Cittaslow municipality), Stöðvarfjörður with Petra's unique stone collection and Fáskrúðsfjörður, known for its French heritage. Continue to Egilsstaðir, located next to the Lagarfljót river where the sea serpent 'Lagarfljótsormur' allegedly lives.
Accommodation in the Egilsstaðir area.
Visit the many attractions within the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park including Ásbyrgi Canyon, Hljóðaklettar ('Echo Rocks') and the powerful Dettifoss Waterfall. Go whale watching from the charming harbour town of Húsavík. Explore the steaming geothermal area at Námafjall. Stroll along the mystical lava fields of Dimmuborgir. Visit Lake Mývatn with its rich bird and plant life.
Accommodation in the Mývatn/Húsavík area.
Day 5 | Akureyri and the North
Head towards Akureyri town, stopping to admire the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall ('Waterfall of the Gods') along the way. Akureyri – nicknamed the 'Capital of the North' - has many cultural attractions, parks and geothermal swimming pools to enjoy. Continue to Skagafjörður, a district renowned for its horse breeding. Visit the folk museums at Glaumbær and Víðimýri.
Accommodation in the Skagafjörður area.
Day 6 | Kjölur highland route
Take the Kjölur route between glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull through the stark, uninhabitated interior of Iceland. Stop by the natural hot spring river at Hveravellir for a relaxing dip before continuing south. In the 18th century an outlaw named Fjalla-Eyvindur and his wife Halla lived here for 20 years, the hot springs helping them to stay warm!
Accommodation in the Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Day 7 | The Golden Circle
Tour the famous 'Golden Circle' including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir hot spring area with it spouting Strokkur and historic Þingvellir National Park, located on the Icelandic rift zone. You can also visit Skálholt cathedral and Kerið, a 3,000 year explosion crater, en route back to Reykjavik.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).
Accommodation in Reykjavík
Optional and not included in tour price.