Tour A: June 13 – 22, 2023
Tour B: July 18 – 27, 2023
Tour C: August 1 – 9, 2023
Additional departure dates available.
Gullfoss Waterfall • Geysir hot spring • Thingvellir National Park • Vatnajökull National Park • Snaefellsjokull National Park • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon • Lake Mývatn • Dettifoss Waterfall • Goðafoss Waterfall • Akureyri
ITINERARY – 10 DAYS
DAY 1 JUNE 13 / JULY 18 / AUGUST 1
Arrive Reykjavik: Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! Independent transfer (no guide) on Flybus shuttle from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík. Balance of day free to explore Reykjavík. Meet your guide and travel companions at an information meeting at the hotel. Overnight at Berjaya Hotel Reykjavik Natura.
DAY 2 JUNE 14 / JULY 19 / AUGUST 2 [B,D]
Reykjavik―Golden Circle―Hveragerdi: Breakfast at your hotel. After a quick introductory of Reykjavik, drive to Thingvellir National Park. Continue to Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall,” and the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur. The day ends in Hveragerdi. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Ork.
DAY 3 JUNE 15 / JULY 20 / AUGUST 3 [B,D]
Hveragerdi―Vik: Explore enchanting Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes. View a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla. Drive along the scenic South Shore. Stop to admire Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Continue along Iceland’s southern coast with its black sand beaches. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Vik located in Iceland’s southernmost town.
DAY 4 JUNE 16 / JULY 21 / AUGUST 4 [B]
Vik―Skaftafell―Höfn: Proceed over the Skeidararsandur sands to Skaftafell, a beautiful glacial area. Visit the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea. Proceed eastward, enjoying magnificent views of mighty Vatnajökull, Europe‘s largest glacier. Dinner on own in Höfn. Overnight at Hotel Höfn.
DAY 5 JUNE 17 / JULY 22 / AUGUST 5 [B,D]
Höfn―East Fjords―Egilsstadir: Drive from Höfn through Almannaskard pass, stopping to admire the majestic coastline. Head to the East Fjords with views of towering mountains plunging vertically into the sea. Pass through coastal fjord villages on your way to Egilsstadir. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Hallormsstadur.
DAY 6 JUNE 18 / JULY 23 / AUGUST 6 [B,D]
Egilsstadir―Lake Mývatn: Feel the empty vastness of the highland desert plateau en route to the Lake Mývatn area. Stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, including the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dinner and overnight at Fosshotel Myvatn or Icelandair Hotel Mývatn.
DAY 7 JUNE 19 / JULY 24 / AUGUST 7 [B,D]
Lake Mývatn―Akureyri―Skagafjordur: Start the day with a visit to the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall. Afterwards, visit Akureyri, the colorful northern “capital“ of Iceland. The town has charming buildings and beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur Fjord. Continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur to Siglufjörður. Visit the award-winning Herring-Era Museum. Head along majestic mountains and narrow passes to your overnight in Skagafjordur, a scenic region full of historical sites and folk tales. Dinner and overnight at Hofsstadir Country Hotel or Hotel Mikligarður.
DAY 8 JUNE 20 / JULY 25 / AUGUST 8 [B,D]
Skagafjordur―Borgarnes: Morning introduction to the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait – the tolt. Proceed to Grabrok crater where you can walk to the top for an amazing view. Listen to the powerful rushing waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s mightiest hot spring area. Dinner and overnight Fosshotel Reykholt or Hotel Hamar in the Borgarfjordur area.
DAY 9 JUNE 21 / JULY 26 / AUGUST 9 [B]
Borgarnes―Reykjavik: Today, explore the amazing variety of natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. See Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Proceed to Reykjavik. Dinner own own. Overnight at Berjaya Hotel Reykjavik Natura.
DAY 10 JUNE 22 / JULY 27 / AUGUST 10 [B]
Reykjavik―Depart: Tour ends following breakfast. Independent transfer (no guide) on Flybus shuttle to the Keflavik Airport for return flight.