Iceland Classic Circle | 10-Day Minibus Tour

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Duration
10 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
Free pickup
Hotel in Reykjavik

The circle tour around Iceland's Ring Road is the most popular for a reason: You get to see almost all the best-known highlights in Iceland in a relatively short period of time. We...

The circle tour around Iceland's Ring Road is the most popular for a reason: You get to see almost all the best-known highlights in Iceland in a relatively short period of time. We do the tour with a maximum of 16 people per tour, to ensure a good vibe and a close relationship with your guide.

On this 10-day tour we will visit the Snæfellsnes peninsula, often called 'Iceland in miniature' as you can find practically all natural phenomena in Iceland there; waterfalls, a glacier, volcanoes and lava fields, hot springs, bird cliffs, columnar basalt, and, of course, friendly Icelanders!

In the north, you will visit the beautiful waterfall of the Gods, Goðafoss, as well as the spectacular and awe-inspiring waterfall Dettifoss. You'll get to see the volcanic wonderland of Lake Mývatn, teeming with...

Included

Coach with English speaking driver-guide as per itinerary (day 2 – day 9)
9 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities - breakfast included
5 x 3 course dinners
Admission fee to Herring Era Museum

Activities

Sightseeing

Attractions

Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Húsavík
Ásbyrgi
Goðafoss
Dettifoss
Snæfellsjökull

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day - Welcome to Iceland!

Today you will arrive at Keflavik International Airport, situated right outside the small town of Keflavik, about 45 minutes drive from the city of Reykjavik. Please note that transfer from Keflavík to the city is not included, but there are plenty of transfer services available that will take you from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Once you arrive i...

Day 2

The Amazing Snaefellsnes Peninsula

You will be met by your guide at the hotel lobby at 9 am to start the tour.

We head out of Reykjavik, heading north towards the Snaefellsnes peninsula which is often referred to as 'mini-Iceland' since you can find practically every single natural phenomenon in Iceland there: waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes and lava fields, sandy beaches, bird cliffs, a gl...

Day 3

Heading North

Today we head north along Ring Road no. 1, into the north-western region of Iceland. We'll pass through fjords and valleys on our way towards Skagafjordur, often called the home of the Icelandic horse. We will visit the old bishopric Holar in Hjaltadalur, a site of great historic significance with one of the oldest stone churches in Iceland.

We then turn nort...

Day 4

The Great North

There will be some free time this morning to explore the village of Siglufjordur, and we highly recommend a visit to the award-winning Herring Era Museum which is filled with relics and memorabilia from the time when Siglufjordur was the most significant fishing outpost in the country. It explains why the fishing industry played such an important role in the...

Day 5

Lake Myvatn

Today we will explore some of the most spectacular highlights of the north. First, we will visit the waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss and then continue to Lake Myvatn, a volcanic wonderland that was formed in an eruption some 2.000 years ago and bears clear signs of the volcanic activities, some as recent as 1984. 

At Myvatn we will visit the pseudo craters at...

Day 6

Asbyrgi, Dettifoss & The East

Today we will make our way around the Tjornes peninsula, heading towards the national park Jokulsargljufur. Our first stop will be the horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi, which legend tells us was created when Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir, touched one of its hooves there.

We then head south towards Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall. From the par...

Day 7

Eastfjords, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

We start the day by driving along the coast of the Eastfjords before we reach the village of Höfn. Continuing west, Europe's largest glacier Vatnajokull and its many outlets start to become visible, and we will soon enter the famous Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, where icebergs float in the icy waters. 

We'll also visit the so-called 'Diamond beach' where some o...

Day 8

The South Coast

Today we continue west, towards the town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur before we cross the Eldhraun lava field, created by the largest lava flow in recorded history, during an eruption in 1783-84. 

We will then reach the small village of Vik, famous for its woolly sweaters and stunning black sand beach which offers breathtaking views of the Reynisdrangar cliffs.

We...

Day 9

The Golden Circle

We like to leave the best until last and so today; you'll visit The Golden Circle.

We first head up to the most iconic waterfall in all of Iceland: the two-tiered Golden waterfall, Gullfoss. After viewing it from multiple angles, we'll drive to the nearby Geysir geothermal area where we'll see the geyser Strokkur spout boiling hot water up 15-20 meters in the...

Day 10

Farewell

It is time to say goodbye to the land of ice and fire. If your flight departs in the afternoon, you may have time to explore the city more, do some last minute shopping or visit the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport. Remember that the airport transfer is not included in the package (but can be booked separately beforehand or in the lobby of your hotel the night before).

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Good hiking shoes
Sunglasses
Swimsuit and towel
warm hat and gloves
Camera

Good to know

Please note that arrival and departure transfers are not included. The tour starts on the morning of day 2 at 9:00 when you will be picked up in Reykjavík