Unforgettable 12-Day Ring Road of Iceland Summer Tour with Westfjords from Reykjavik

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Summary

Tour starts
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
12 days
Ending place
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Languages
English
Difficulty
Easy
Available
May - Aug.
Minimum age
8 years old

Description

Discover the top attractions of Iceland, from the Golden Circle to the remote Westfjords, on this 12-day summer tour around the Ring Road. Travelers who want to make the most of their Icelandic trip by seeing iconic waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and charming villages under the midnight sun should look no further than this small-group tour.

As the tour begins in Reykjavik, you'll board a spacious tour bus equipped with free Wi-Fi, ensuring you stay connected and share your experiences throughout the journey. An English-speaking guide will be your knowledgeable companion, revealing each destination's fascinating stories and histories to make the trip visually captivating and enriching.

The clockwise itinerary takes you through Iceland's most scenic routes and regions, beginning in the Golden Circle and ending at the South Coast, before circling back to Reykjavik. 

In the Golden Circle and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, your small group will explore waterfalls, geysers, rugged cliffs, geothermal valleys, lava fields, and mountains. The most prominent attractions in these areas are the Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Snaefellsjokull National Park, and Kirkjufell mountain.

Continuing your journey along the Ring Road, North Iceland and the Eastfjords await with their unique blend of geothermal wonders, historical sites, fjords, wildlife, and charming villages. The guide will lead you through Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss waterfall, and the most picturesque coastal settlements in the country.

The tour's true highlight awaits as you journey to the remote and enchanting Westfjords region. It is the least visited region in the country that is only primarily accessible during summer. En route to the Wesfjords, you'll enjoy a ferry trip that crosses the stunning Breidafjordur bay.

The most prized natural features of the Westfjords are the Latrabjarg cliffs, Raudisandur beach, and the Dynjandi waterfall. Latrabjarg boasts the biggest seabird cliff in Iceland, stretching 8.5 miles (14 kilometers). It is home to millions of birds, including puffins and razorbills.

Before returning to Reykjavik, you'll spend two days in South Iceland to admire its most famous landscapes. The Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach will excite you in the Vatnajokull National Park. On the South Coast, stand in awe at the iconic waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss and the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara.

On top of sightseeing, you get to enjoy exciting activities to spice up your adventure. For example, the tour price includes a boat tour in the Jokulsarlon lagoon, geothermal bathing at Vok Baths, lava caving in Snaefellsnes, and whale watching in Eyjafjordur fjord.

In addition, you can immerse yourself in Iceland's rich cultural heritage with visits to museums like the Herring Museum, Hnjotur Museum, Petra's Stone Collection, and the Lava Center in Hvolsvollur.

Other tour inclusions are an English-speaking guide, 11-night accommodations in different locations with breakfast and three-course dinners, airport transfers, and museum entrance tickets.

Take advantage of this 12-day summer trip in Iceland to see the Westfjords, Golden Circle, and the most popular Ring Road attractions. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

10-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide and free Wi-Fi
Airport transfers (arrival and departure)
11-night accommodation with upgrade options
Hotel breakfast for 11 days
Three-course dinner for 10 nights
Ferry ticket to the Westfjords
Entrance to the Vok Baths (with towel use)
Entrance to the Lava Center in Hvolsvollur
Entrance to the Petra’s Stone Collection
Entrance to the Hnjotur Museum
Entrance to the Herring Era Museum
Boat tour in Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Lava caving in Vatnshellir Cave
Whale watching tour in Eyjafjordur fjord
Visit to a geothermal greenhouse with a horse stable
Small group tour experience

Activities

Caving
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Transfers

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavik features colorful houses surrounded by a beautiful bay.

Day 1 - Arrival Day in Iceland

Welcome to the land of fire and ice.

Your 12-day summer tour in Iceland begins as you touch down at the Keflavik International Airport. Upon arrival, a convenient bus shuttle will be waiting to transport you to the vibrant city of Reykjavik.

As you leave the airport, you'll already catch glimpses of the otherworldly beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its rugged lava fields and geothermal hot springs.

Once you arrive in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital, you'll have the opportunity to explore the city independently. This day will be a perfect introduction to the Icelandic culture and lifestyle before the guided tour officially commences tomorrow.

Reykjavik offers a range of attractions and areas for tourists to visit. The city center is a charming mix of colorful houses, boutique shops, and trendy cafes. Take a leisurely stroll down Laugavegur, the main shopping street, where you can pick up some Icelandic souvenirs or try local delicacies.

The National Museum of Iceland and the Reykjavik Art Museum are must-visit spots for those interested in history and culture. You can learn more about Iceland's fascinating heritage and contemporary art scene by visiting these permanent exhibitions.

Another iconic landmark is Hallgrímskirkja, an impressive church with a distinctive architectural design that offers a panoramic view of Reykjavik from its tower. Capture some amazing photos from this vantage point.

If you're eager to dip into the local geothermal culture, consider visiting one of Reykjavik's many geothermal pools. The most famous one is the Blue Lagoon, located a short distance from the city. This world-renowned spa is perfect for unwinding and relaxing in its milky blue waters.

You have longer daylight hours in Iceland during summer, called the midnight sun, so you'll have more time to explore.

After a day of exploration and discovery, return to your Reykjavik accommodation for a well-deserved good night's rest. Prepare for an exciting 11 days ahead as you journey through Iceland's most stunning landscapes, cultural gems, and thrilling adventures.

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Day 2
A rainbow shoots above the Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle.

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

After a refreshing night's sleep in Reykjavik, day two of your summer tour in Iceland begins with an exciting journey into the heart of the Golden Circle, a route famous for its three natural highlights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and Thingvellir National Park.

Before circling the Golden Circle, your knowledgeable guide will take you to the lush Fridheimar farm. Here, you'll witness the magic of Iceland's innovative greenhouse culture as you step inside a remarkable greenhouse that produces tomatoes and vegetables year-round using geothermal energy.

You'll also get to meet the iconic Icelandic horses at the farm. These majestic creatures have a history deeply entwined with Iceland's heritage and have remained purebred for over a thousand years. Visit the stables and even enjoy a close encounter with these friendly and photogenic horses.

Leaving the Fridheimar farm behind, the adventure continues to the first highlight of the Golden Circle, the Gullfoss waterfall. Prepare to be awe-struck as you witness the immense power of this double-tiered waterfall plunging dramatically into a narrow canyon, creating a spectacle of mist and rainbows on a sunny day.

Next, you'll head to the Geysir geothermal area, where the famous Strokkur geyser awaits. Marvel at the explosive display of natural geothermal activity as Strokkur shoots boiling water at 66 feet (20 meters) into the sky.

The final stop on the Golden Circle is the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historical gem. This unique location holds immense geological and cultural significance, marking the rift valley separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

You'll also learn about Thingvellir's importance in Icelandic history, as the park also served as the site of the world's oldest parliament, the Althing, established in 930 AD.

As the day draws to a close, you'll make your way to Borgarnes, a charming town on the western shores of Iceland. A cozy hotel awaits you here, offering a warm, comfortable retreat and delicious dinner.

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Day 3
Kirkjufell mountain has a distinct peak and shape.

Day 3 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula with Ferry Trip to the Westfjords

On day three of your summer tour in Iceland, prepare for a day of natural wonders and adventure as you explore the captivating Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.

The day may begin with a visit to Ytri Tunga beach, known for its stunning coastal views and a seal colony. Keep your camera ready, as you might spot these playful creatures basking on the rocks or swimming gracefully in nearby waters.

Next, you'll venture into the mystical realm of Snaefellsjokull National Park. The magnificent Snaefellsjokull glacier-capped volcano dominates this extraordinary area, famously depicted in Jules Verne's novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

You'll have a guided lava caving experience in the national park to add even more excitement to your day. An experienced guide will lead you through the lava tube of the Vatnshellir cave, famous for its stunning underground geological formations.

Continuing your Snaefellsnes adventure, you'll encounter the iconic Mount Kirkjufell. Often referred to as Iceland's most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell stands majestically against the backdrop of Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, creating a picture-perfect scene. The mountain has also been featured in the popular TV show Game of Thrones.

In the afternoon, your small group will bid farewell to the shores of Snaefellsnes as you embark on a memorable ferry ride to the enchanting Westfjords region.

The boat journey takes you across the picturesque Breidafjordur bay, where you'll be treated to breathtaking views of coastal cliffs and scattered islands. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and the soothing sound of the waves during the 2.5-hour crossing.

Your accommodation for the evening is in the charming town of Patreksfjordur, nestled amidst the stunning fjords of the Westfjords region. After a day of exploration and adventure, settle into your comfortable lodging and take a moment to appreciate the serene beauty of your surroundings.

Tomorrow, get ready to explore the remote and unspoiled treasures of the Westfjords.

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Day 4
A puffin bird resting atop a cliff in Iceland.

Day 4 - Latrabjarg Cliffs in the Westfjords

As the sun rises over the Westfjords, day four of your small-group tour in Iceland begins with a delightful breakfast in this remote and unspoiled region.

The Westfjords in summer offer a unique and enchanting experience, as the landscape comes alive with vibrant colors, blooming wildflowers, and abundant wildlife. The tour bus sets off on a scenic road trip, hugging the rugged coastline of the Westfjords. The panoramic views of fjords, mountains, and the vast Atlantic Ocean create a picturesque backdrop for your journey.

Your first stop of the day is at the Hnjotur Folk and Transport Museum. Immerse yourself in the region's rich history and cultural heritage as you explore a collection of artifacts, old vehicles, and traditional buildings.

However, the day's highlight is a birdwatching experience that awaits you at Latrabjarg. As you arrive at this imposing cliff, you'll be greeted by the grandeur of Latrabjarg, the largest seabird cliff in Iceland. Rising over 1,447 feet (441 meters) and stretching for 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) along the coastline, Latrabjarg provides a breathtaking habitat for various seabirds.

As you gaze out over the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, you'll observe a diverse array of bird species that call Latrabjarg home during the summer months. Puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and fulmars are just a few seabirds nesting on the cliffs. These charming creatures gracefully soar through the air and dive into the ocean to catch fish, providing an awe-inspiring spectacle for avid birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Weather and road conditions permitting, your final stop of the day will be at Raudisandur beach. This hidden gem features a long stretch of red sands, creating a striking contrast against the surrounding cliffs and the ocean's blue waters.

As the day draws to a close, you'll return to your comfortable accommodation in Patreksfjordur, reflecting on the wonders of the Westfjords you've experienced.

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Day 5
Dynjandi waterfall looks beautiful up close.

Day 5 - Dynjandi Waterfall in the Westfjords

Today is your last day in the Westfjords of Iceland. Before leaving this peaceful region, you’ll first savor more of its hidden attractions and natural wonders.

After enjoying a delicious complimentary breakfast at your hotel, the tour bus sets off on a scenic journey, taking you over the mountains and along the shores of the region's picturesque fjords.

Your first destination is the awe-inspiring Arnarfjordur fjord. As you approach the fjord, prepare to be captivated by the beauty of Dynjandi, one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland.

Also known as the "Thunderous," Dynjandi cascades gracefully down the mountainside, forming multiple tiers of cascades that culminate in a majestic 328-foot (100-meter) plunge. The sight and sound of this powerful waterfall will leave you in awe, providing a perfect opportunity for capturing breathtaking photographs.

Continuing your Westfjords exploration, the tour will take you to the southern shores of the region. Here, you'll witness a landscape of dramatic cliffs, serene bays, and lush lowlands. The coastal views offer tranquility as you take in the pristine beauty of the Westfjords' coastal scenery.

While admiring these beautiful sights, your knowledgeable guide will share exciting trivia, stories, and folklore to enrich your experience.

Your last stop for the day is Erpsstadir, a charming family-run dairy farm nestled amidst the picturesque countryside. The farm is famous for its delicious ice cream and dairy products, made from the milk of cows that graze freely in the fields. Indulge in a delightful ice cream treat or sample some of their delectable dairy products.

As the day draws to a close, you'll be transported to either Laugarbakki or Hvammstangi, where a comfortable countryside hotel awaits. Before retiring for the evening, you will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, relishing the flavors of Icelandic cuisine.

Tomorrow, you'll embark on an adventure to Vatnsnes Peninsula in northwest Iceland, known for its seal colonies, captivating rock formations, and dramatic coastal landscapes.

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Day 6
Akureyrarkirkja church lies in the coastal town of Akureyri in North Iceland.

Day 6 - North Iceland and Akureyri

Day six of your Ring Road tour in Iceland begins with a complimentary breakfast at your cozy hotel. With your energy replenished, the tour bus sets off to explore the hidden gems of the Vatnsnes Peninsula, known for its captivating landscapes and fascinating wildlife.

Your first stop is at the charming fishing village of Hvammstangi, which offers more than just its picturesque coastal charm. Hvammstangi is also renowned for its thriving seal colonies inhabiting nearby shores.

As you arrive, keep your eyes peeled for these adorable creatures basking on the rocks or playfully swimming in the waters. Hvammstangi is one of the best places in Iceland to observe seals in their natural habitat, and watching these graceful animals interact is a heartwarming experience.

Next, prepare to be amazed by the unique rock formation of Hvitserkur, rising dramatically from the sea at 49 feet (15 meters). This monolithic sea stack resembles a petrified troll, adding an air of mystery and folklore to the surrounding coastline.

Continuing your journey, you'll visit the stunning Kolugljufur canyon, named after the mythical giant Kola. The glacial river Vididalsa carved the canyon, offering breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls and rugged cliffs. The sound of rushing water and the sight of lush vegetation make Kolugljufur a tranquil haven that captivates visitors.

Your exploration continues with a visit to Vidimyri, where you'll find a remarkable turf church, a cultural treasure dating back to the 19th century. This architectural gem showcases the traditional turf-building technique, a testament to Iceland's historical heritage and resourceful use of local materials.

As the day progresses, your last destination is Akureyri, the vibrant capital of North Iceland. Nestled on the shores of the Eyjafjordur fjord, Akureyri offers a delightful blend of modernity and Icelandic charm. Explore the city's quaint streets, visit local shops and galleries, or simply soak in the stunning views of the mountains and fjords.

You'll rest comfortably in Akureyri tonight, reminiscing about the day's adventures.

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Day 7
A humpback whale surfacing in the Eyjafjordur fjord.

Day 7 - Whale Watching and Herring Era Museum

Day seven of your multi-day tour in the land of fire and ice promises an exciting exploration of Iceland's northern gems.

Before embarking on today's adventures, take some time to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Akureyri. Explore the charming streets, visit local shops, and stroll along the bustling harbor, where colorful boats sway gently in the calm waters.

The day's highlight awaits as you embark on a thrilling whale watching expedition in Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland. Step aboard a comfortable vessel and set sail into the open sea, where you'll have the opportunity to witness these majestic marine animals in their natural habitat.

Keep your eyes open as minke whales, humpback whales, and white-beaked dolphins are known to roam these waters during the summer months. The experienced guides onboard will provide fascinating insights into the behavior and biology of the whales, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of these gentle giants.

After the exhilarating sea adventure, the tour bus continues its journey further north, crossing over the Trollaskagi Peninsula, renowned for its towering mountains and scenic beauty. As you reach Siglufjordur, the northernmost town in Iceland, you'll be greeted by the charm of this historic fishing village.

While exploring Siglufjordur, visiting the Herring Era Museum is a must. Dive into the fascinating history of Iceland's once-thriving herring industry and learn about the town's rich heritage. The museum's exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays paint a vivid picture of the lives of the herring fishermen and the bustling activity that once defined the region.

Toward the end of the day's journey, the tour bus will take you back to Akureyri, where you'll find your comfortable accommodation. Before retiring for the night, you can explore the nightlife in Akureyri while reflecting on the incredible encounters with whales in Eyjafjordur and the rich history of Siglufjordur.

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Day 8
Lake Myvatn features otherworldly pseudo-craters.

Day 8 - Lake Myvatn Area

Day eight of your multi-day tour in Iceland promises a journey through the highlights of the Myvatn region and the untouched beauty of East Iceland.

Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Godafoss waterfall, aptly named the "Waterfall of the Gods." Witnessing the water plunge dramatically into the river below, you'll understand why this magnificent waterfall holds a place of great significance in Icelandic history and mythology.

Soon after, you'll reach the captivating Myvatn area, where the breathtaking Lake Myvatn takes center stage. This geothermal wonderland is a true feast for the senses, boasting a surreal landscape with pseudocraters, volcanic formations, and intriguing Dimmuborgir lava fields. Dimmuborgir is a labyrinth of volcanic rock formations that inspired local folklore and legends.

Continuing your Myvatn adventure, you'll encounter the geothermal wonders of Namaskard. Here, fumaroles and bubbling mud pools create a mesmerizing display of the earth's geothermal activity.

Next on the itinerary is Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, with a mouth of 330 feet (100 meters). As you stand before this magnificent natural wonder, you'll feel the raw power of the cascading waters that thunderously plunge into the Jokulsargljufur canyon.

Leaving North Iceland behind, you'll venture into the untouched beauty of East Iceland, known for its charming villages and serene landscapes. Today's journey takes you to the remote villages of Bakkagerdi and Borgarfjordur eystri, nestled amidst the stunning fjords and towering mountains of the Eastfjords region.

Bakkagerdi is a quaint fishing village embraced by the majestic mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean. Known for its picturesque setting and tranquil ambiance, Bakkagerdi is the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.

Nearby is Borgarfjordur eystri, another gem of East Iceland. This charming village is renowned not only for its friendly locals and breathtaking landscapes but also for its rich folklore. According to local legends, the mountains surrounding Borgarfjordur eystri are said to be inhabited by mystical creatures and hidden folk.

Your friendly local guide will tell you more about this folklore.

As the day's adventures close, you'll retire to your comfortable accommodation in this area.

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Day 9
Seabirds and ducks resting in the calm waters of the Eastfjords.

Day 9 - Eastfjords with Vok Baths

On day nine of this summer Ring Road tour in Iceland, the guide takes you to the coastal villages and unique attractions of the Eastfjords.

Your first stop is Vok Baths, a tranquil geothermal spa nestled by the serene Lake Urridavatn in Egilsstadir. Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating waters, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Icelandic wilderness.

This tour package includes an entrance to the geothermal spa with towel use, providing the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind in the warm embrace of thermal bathing.

As you traverse the peaceful fishing villages that dot the Eastfjords, you'll make a stop at Stodvarfjordur, where you'll discover the peculiar Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection.

This unique museum is the result of Petra Sveinsdottir's lifelong passion for collecting colorful stones, minerals, and fossils found in the region. Petra's dedication to her craft is evident in the vast collection displayed in her garden and home. Wander through the garden to admire the vibrant colors and shapes of the stones, and explore the indoor museum, where you'll find geological treasures.

Continuing your journey through the enchanting Eastfjords, you'll come across the charming village of Djupivogur. Known for its picturesque setting, Djupivogur is nestled in a tranquil bay, surrounded by stunning mountains and scenic fjords.

Djupivogur is also famous for its striking Egg sculptures, which represent the various bird species found in the area and serve as a symbol of conservation and respect for nature.

The journey continues through East Iceland's breathtaking landscapes, with sweeping views of fjords, mountains, and coastal cliffs. Each turn in the road reveals a new vista of untamed beauty.

Leaving the Eastfjords, you'll venture towards the charming town of Hofn in Southeast Iceland. Here, you'll witness the awe-inspiring sight of the mighty Vatnajokull glacier towering on the horizon. The largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull dominates the landscape with its icy expanse, creating a breathtaking scene that will leave you in awe.

Arriving in Hofn, you'll find your comfortable accommodation, where a three-course dinner awaits. Savor the flavors of Icelandic cuisine, knowing that the day has been filled with captivating experiences.

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Day 10
Icebergs of different sizes fill up the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

Day 10 - Vatnajokull National Park with Jokulsarlon Lagoon

On day ten, you'll embark on a captivating journey through Vatnajokull National Park, home to the largest glacier in Europe.

The crown jewel of the national park is the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, a mesmerizing expanse of turquoise waters dotted with icebergs that have calved from the nearby Breidamerkurjokull glacier. It has a depth of around 660 feet (200 meters).

To fully immerse yourself in this glacial wonderland, your tour package includes a boat tour on the glacier lagoon. As you cruise in the lake, you'll have the chance to witness this awe-inspiring beauty up close and even touch the ice sculptures of different sizes and colors.

Near the lagoon is Diamond Beach, where the icebergs from Jokulsarlon wash ashore, resembling glistening diamonds scattered along the black sand. This surreal contrast of ice and volcanic sand creates a stunning and unforgettable sight, making Diamond Beach a photographer's dream destination.

As you venture further south into Vatnajokull National Park, you'll arrive at the scenic Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Nestled amidst lush valleys and towering mountains like Hvannadalshnukur, Iceland's highest peak, this nature reserve offers a breathtaking panorama of beauty.

Here, you'll also encounter glacial tongues, which are ice extensions that reach out from the main Vatnajokull glacier. You'll stop at the edge of one of these glacier tongues, providing the perfect photo opportunity to capture this unique and awe-inspiring landscape.

Continuing your journey along the southern coast, you'll arrive at the charming village of Vik i Myrdal, the southernmost settlement in Iceland. As you explore the locale, you'll be captivated by the rugged beauty of the surrounding cliffs and the roaring waves of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Your cozy accommodation in Vik village offers a well-deserved respite after a day filled with extraordinary experiences. Before retiring for the night, your small group will enjoy a three-course dinner.

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Day 11
Rainbows are common sights around the Skogafoss waterfall on a sunny day.

Day 11 - South Coast of Iceland

On the penultimate day of your Ring Road adventure in Iceland, you'll be captivated by the diverse natural landscapes of the South Coast. Prepare for a day filled with iconic landmarks, majestic waterfalls, and fascinating museums.

Your first stop is Reynisfjara beach, a black sand beach known for its haunting beauty and dramatic basalt sea stacks. The waves of the North Atlantic Ocean crash onto the shore, creating a mesmerizing symphony of sound and sight.

Be sure to admire the towering Reynisdrangar sea stacks rising from the sea, shrouded in captivating folklore.

Continuing along the South Coast, you'll reach Dyrholaey, a majestic rock arch that juts into the ocean. From this viewpoint, you'll witness breathtaking coastline panoramas with black sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and rolling waves. Keep an eye out for the diverse birdlife that calls Dyrholaey home, including puffins during the summer months.

Next on the itinerary is the majestic Skogafoss waterfall, a true Icelandic icon. Cascading gracefully from a height of 200 feet (60 meters), Skogafoss creates a magnificent spray that glistens in the sunlight, often forming rainbows on clear days.

At the nearby Skogar Folk Museum, you'll delve into Iceland's cultural heritage and rural history. The museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts, including turf houses, traditional crafts, and historical tools, providing an authentic glimpse into the lives of early Icelanders.

Continuing your journey, you'll encounter Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. What sets Seljalandsfoss apart is the unique opportunity to walk behind the cascading water, providing a rare and unforgettable perspective.

As the day draws to a close, you'll visit the Lava Center in Hvolsvollur, where you'll learn about Iceland's volcanic history and geology. Interactive exhibits and immersive displays offer insight into the island's volcanic activity and its impact on the landscape and people.

In the evening, you'll return to Reykjavik, where you'll enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reminiscing about the incredible adventures of the past days.

You can explore the city's nightlife on your own before retiring to your accommodation.

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Day 12
The Harpa Conert Hall boasts a grand architecture made of glass panels.

Day 12 - Departure Day

Today is the end of this remarkable 12-day summer tour in Iceland. Begin the day by savoring a complimentary breakfast provided by your accommodation, a final taste of Icelandic hospitality, before you bid farewell to this land of nature's wonders.

After breakfast, the time comes to embark on your journey home. The convenient bus shuttle will be ready to transport you to Keflavik International Airport, marking the end of your Icelandic adventure. As the landscapes of Iceland pass by outside the window, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the countless memories you've collected over the past two weeks.

If your flight is scheduled for later in the day, you'll have a chance to seize a few more moments of exploration.

Consider spending some time visiting downtown Reykjavik, where you can indulge in some last-minute shopping and soak in the city's vibrant atmosphere. Laugavegur street hosts the best souvenir shops, specialty stores, boutiques, and restaurants.

As you wander the charming streets, you can visit Tjornin pond, a tranquil oasis teeming with graceful swans and surrounded by picturesque cityscapes. The stunning Harpa Concert Hall, with its mesmerizing glass facade, stands as a modern architectural masterpiece and a hub of cultural activity.

Nearby, the Old Harbor offers a glimpse into Reykjavik's maritime heritage, with charming shops, restaurants, and a chance to soak in ocean views. You may even see the towering mountains on the distant shores if the skies are clear.

After exploring the city's highlights, make your way to the designated pick-up point to board your bus transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport. As the Icelandic landscapes gradually fade from view, you'll carry with you the memories of the land of fire and ice, from the Golden Circle to the South Coast.

See you on your next adventure in the land of fire and ice.

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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing with thermal layers
Weatherproof jacket
Light indoor clothes (t-shirts or blouses)
Hat, scarf, and gloves
Sturdy hiking boots
Swimwear
Camera (with lots of film or memory cards)
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Binoculars (optional for birdwatching)

Good to know

- A single supplement is mandatory for this trip if you want to have your own room.

- Itineraries may be subject to change at short notice during severe weather conditions.

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