Small-Group 10-Day Guided Ring Road and Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour with Reykjavik Transfers

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10 days
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Reykjavík, Iceland
English, Danish, Norwegian
May - Oct.
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Discover Iceland's magical landscapes over 10 days on this small-group guided excursion around the Ring Road and Snaefellsnes peninsula. Travelers keen to see many of the country's top sites, including the Golden Circle, South Coast, Lake Myvatn, and Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, should book this multi-day tour now.

This epic 10-day trip includes nine nights of accommodation and breakfast, seven dinners in the Icelandic countryside, entry to the Skogar museum, and a boat tour on the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. 

With a maximum of 12 participants, you'll enjoy a personal experience and an excellent service level. Eight of the 10 days are guided, allowing flexibility on your trip's first and last days.

You'll arrive at Keflavik International Airport on day one and can travel to your accommodation at your leisure. Those arriving on an early flight may wish to explore Reykjavik for the day or rest and recover after their flight. 

The tour's first night of accommodation is in Reykjavik. You'll stay in a twin room each night, although a single supplement is available if you prefer.

Day two is your first day of touring Iceland with your expert guide. Today starts with a 90-minute Reykjavik city tour before visiting the Golden Circle, Iceland's most famous driving route. It covers three unique attractions, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

After spending the night in Hella, day three takes you to some of the South Coast's most beautiful waterfalls and beaches and includes a fascinating visit to the Skogar museum. You'll also see other spectacular natural wonders, such as the Solheimajokull glacier and the Dyrholaey peninsula, before heading to your accommodation in Vik for the night.

On day four, your group will visit the Skaftafell National Park to see a stunning waterfall. The afternoon's activity is a boat trip on the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of the tour's highlights.

After a restful night in the Jokulsarlon area, your group will head east to explore the breathtaking East fjords. This region offers the opportunity to bask in the serenity of off-the-beaten-track destinations. Your accommodation for day five is in the mountain valley of Modrudalur.

On day six, major attractions like the Dettifoss waterfall and the otherworldly geothermal landscapes around Lake Myvatn await. After marveling at boiling mud pots, pseudo craters, and other volcanic treasures, you'll spend the night in the Myvatn area.

Your group will visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall on day seven before going to Akureyri for a city tour and some free time. In the afternoon, it's time to drive around the scenic Trollaskagi peninsula and stay there for the night.

On day eight, you'll tour the Snaefellsnes peninsula and stay there the night. It's often called Iceland in Miniature for its diverse natural features. The Snaefellsjokull glacier-peaked volcano towers above, while idyllic beaches and quaint fishing villages dot the coastline.

Day nine is the final guided day of your tour and covers the best sites in West Iceland, including the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls. You'll also visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, before driving through Hvalfjordur to stay in Reykjavik for your final night.

On day 10, you have free time to explore and make your way to the airport in time for your departure from Iceland.

Travel the complete Ring Road of Iceland, covering top attractions on this 10-day small-group mini-van tour, including bed and breakfast accommodation and seven dinners. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Eight days guided Ring Road and Snaefellsnes Peninsula tour
Twin share bed and breakfast accommodation for nine nights with private bathrooms
Dinners for seven nights in the countryside.
Entrance fee to the Folk Museum of Skogar.
Boat tour on the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Small-group experience (maximum 12 participants)
Experienced English-speaking driver-guide
Mini-van transportation


Boat Trip

Daily itinerary

Day 1
With its tall tower and modern architecture, the Hallgrimskirkja church is one of Reykjavik’s most striking landmarks.

Day 1 - Arrive in Iceland and Enjoy Free Time in Reykjavik

Day one begins with arrival in Iceland. This is not a guided day and allows participants to arrive and settle in at leisure. This flexibility means you won’t miss any scheduled activities in case of flight delay.

Airport transfers aren’t included, so you can arrange transport to suit your budget and preference. Options include the Flybus transfer to Reykjavik city or a private transfer for convenience.

Those arriving early in have several choices of how to spend their day. Keflavik International Airport is on the Reykjanes Peninsula, around 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik.

The Reykjanes Peninsula is ripe for exploration. You could rent a car for the day or take a guided tour to sites like the Bridge Between Two Continents, the Gunnuhver hot springs, and Reykjanesviti, Iceland’s oldest lighthouse.

The Reykjanies Peninsula is home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Soaking in the milky-blue mineral-rich waters and indulging in luxurious spa treatments could be the best way to start your vacation!

Otherwise, head to Reykjavik and enjoy the city’s offerings. You could visit a museum or art gallery and stroll down Laugavegur, a much-loved shopping street with colorful houses. Or, visit impressive landmarks like the Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and the Sun Voyager sun sculpture.

Take your time and ensure you try one of the city’s many excellent cafes or restaurants.

Reykjavik boasts picturesque green spaces. You can enjoy nature and birdlife at Hljomskala park and Tjornin pond, an oasis of calm amid the city center.

If you need to rest after your flight or arrive late in the day, head straight to your hotel to relax. Accommodation is included in your multi-day tour package, and tonight you’ll stay in Reykjavik, ready for your first guided day tomorrow.

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Day 2
Iceland has incredible untouched nature from rugged mountains, to streams, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and more.

Day 2 - Reykjavik City Tour and the Golden Circle

Day two is the first guided day of your tour. You’ll wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet the other participants in your tour group before heading out for a 90-minute city tour.

Some sites you’ll see include the city center, the old harbor, and the Hallgrimskirkja church. Hallgrimskirkja is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks, with its breathtaking modern design and striking tall tower.

After an enjoyable introduction to the city, it’s time to head off to discover the Golden Circle sites. Your group will travel in a mini-bus with an experienced driver to Thingvellir National Park, the first attraction along Iceland’s most famous driving route.

Thingvellir is a fascinating location to visit. The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly moving apart here, so it’s the only place you can walk between the continents globally. It’s also where Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, was founded in 930 AD.

After enjoying the glorious scenery and listening to interesting insights from your guide, your driver will take you to the Geysir geothermal area, the second of three Golden Circle attractions.

Get ready for steaming fumaroles, boiling mud pits, and exploding geysers at Geysir. This geothermal area gave the name to all geysers and is sure to impress. Although the Great Geysir is quiet these days, you can see the Strokkur geyser erupt high into the air every 5-10 minutes.

The Gullfoss waterfall is the final Golden Circle attraction. Some say it’s Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall, so you won’t be disappointed! You can follow the path to appreciate its magnificence from different angles and may even see a rainbow across the front on sunny days.

After an unforgettable day, your driver will take you to your accommodation in the Hella area. Throughout the tour, you’ll stay at countryside farm accommodations, offering you the chance to interact with locals, taste delicious traditional food, and see Icelandic animals.

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Day 3
Skogafoss is one of the South Coast’s most beautiful and powerful waterfalls.

Day 3 - South Coast Waterfalls and Beaches

On day three, you’ll start with breakfast before heading out to explore the gems of the South Coast, one of the country’s most-loved regions.

First up is Seljalandsfoss, a pristine waterfall that looks like something from a fairy tale. It has a path encircling it, allowing you to appreciate it from all angles. Just make sure you wear your waterproof gear to enjoy the experience fully.

Next, you’ll see Skogafoss. At 200 feet (60 meters) tall, it’s a similar height to Seljalandsfoss. However, it’s a staggering 82 feet (25 meters) wide and boasts an immense presence. The terrain is relatively flat at its base, so you can get an up-close look at its power.

Then, your driver will take you to the Skogar Museum, an excellent place to learn about early Icelandic history. You’ll love exploring the replica turf house village full of artifacts and information signs to complete the experience. 

This afternoon’s agenda includes visits to more natural treasures of South Iceland. You’ll see the Solheimajokull glacier, part of the mighty Myrdalsjokull ice cap. A viewing point offers glorious views across the vast expanse of ice, and the iceberg-filled lake you pass on the way is also gorgeous.

Reynisfjara is Iceland’s most famous black sand beach, full of awe-inspiring natural features. Off the coast, you’ll see the Reynisdrangar sea stacks jutting into the ocean, and dramatic basalt columns line the shore. The waves are known for their power and contrast perfectly against the striking black sand.

The Dyrholaey peninsula is another highlight. It features a picture-worthy volcanic rock arch and abundant birdlife. Puffins nest here in the summer, making it a favorite spot for nature and photography enthusiasts.

Your driver will take you to your accommodation in Vik at the end of the day. This quaint settlement is Iceland’s southernmost village and is both scenic and peaceful.

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Day 4
A boat trip across the iceberg-filled Jolulsarlon glacier lagoon is a highlight for many travelers to Iceland.

Day 4 - Skaftafell National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

On day four, your journey continues after breakfast when your driver takes you across the lava from the 1782 Laki eruption. The eruption of this infamous volcanic system caused widespread destruction. Over half of Iceland’s livestock and most crops died from contaminated soil, leading to a famine of disastrous proportions.

Next, you’ll continue to the Skaftafell National Park, a beautiful reserve under the immense Vatnajokull National Park, Europe’s largest glacier.

At Skaftafell, you’ll take an easy-level hike to Svartifoss waterfall. Enjoy your glorious surroundings as you walk steadily uphill to your destination. Svartifoss tumbles from the cliffside amid dramatic basalt columns, a feast for the eyes.

After walking back from the waterfall, your driver will take you to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of the tour’s highlights. Today you’ll take a boat trip through the iceberg-filled lagoon, an awe-inspiring experience.

Jokulsarlon is filled with meltwater from Breidamerkurjokull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajokull. It features massive icebergs, some of which reach several stories high. Although you might expect the ice to be white, it can also be brilliant blue or streaked with black, a reminder of centuries-old eruptions.

The beauty is outstanding, yet a reminder of the effects of global warming. As Breidamerkurjokull shrinks, Jokularson boasts an ever-changing landscape you won’t want to miss. 

See if you can spot seals swimming through the water or basking on the icebergs during your boat tour. The glacier lagoon provides them a haven from larger mammals populating the nearby North Atlantic Ocean.

After another fantastic day, your driver will take you to your accommodation in the glacier lagoon area. You’ll enjoy delicious Icelandic cuisine for dinner before relaxing for the evening. If you’re traveling during summer, the midnight sun offers you the chance to enjoy extended daylight hours before you retire for the evening.

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Day 5
The East fjords is a remote region with gorgeous natural treasures, including mountains, lakes, and waterfalls.

Day 5 - Mountains and Coastline in the East Fjords

On day five, your group will drive to the East Fjords, a remote region known for its tall mountains and deep fjords. This off-the-beaten-track destination has incredible scenery and is an excellent place for peace and serenity.

Ensure you have your camera ready to capture images of the majestic landscapes for lasting memories. The East Fjords features adorable fishing villages, lakes and fjords, mountains, and wildlife. It’s also the only place in Iceland where you might spot wild reindeer.

After exploring this beautiful part of the country, your group will head to Egilsstadir, the largest settlement in East Iceland. It lies on the banks of the Lagarfljot river, a long body of water that is the supposed home of the Lagarfljot worm, a giant creature living in its waters. 

Lunches aren’t included in your tour, but your driver will ensure there’s somewhere for you to grab a bite each day. Egilsstadir is a good choice today with its excellent amenities, including restaurants, stores, and cafes.

From Egilsstadir, your driver will take you over mountain roads to the Modrudalur valley, where you’ll spend the night. This rural area is the highest inhabited place in Iceland, around 1,500 feet (470 meters) above sea level. 

Modrudalur is a lesser-known place far from the crowds, yet it’s only a short drive from the Ring Road. Take time to appreciate your idyllic countryside surroundings and the stunning vistas. It’s a lovely spot to taste Icelandic farm life, and you may see goats, dogs, sheep, and Arctic foxes.

Your group will enjoy a tasty Icelandic dinner before relaxing for the evening. Then it’s time for a good night’s sleep, so you’re ready for another epic day of exploring tomorrow.

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Day 6
Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfall, and one of four Diamond Circle attractions.

Day 6 - Diamond Circle Attractions

Day six takes your group into North Iceland, ready to discover more of Iceland’s natural wonders. After breakfast, you’ll drive north to Dettifoss waterfall, the first of four Diamond Circle attractions.

The Diamond Circle is a driving route in Northeast Iceland. It’s not as well-known as the Golden Circle, but its sites are no less remarkable. 

Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfall, so you won’t want to miss this one. Seeing it up close will take your breath away, and you’ll feel dwarfed by its splendor. There are several platforms, so you can marvel at it from various viewpoints.

The second Diamond Circle attraction is the Asbyrgi canyon. A lush green forest adorns the canyon and presents a striking contrast against the surrounding cliffs. You’ll love wandering along the trails and enjoying the magical views.

Husavik town is next on the agenda. This idyllic coastal village is sometimes called the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. Even from the harbor, it’s possible to spot several species in winter or summer.

Myvatn is the fourth Diamond Circle attraction. Its geology is spectacular, and the lake at its center is no less than breathtaking. The landscape is unique and ripe for exploration, from geothermal areas to lava fortresses.

The Myvatn geothermal area features boiling mud pits and hot springs with vibrant colors streaking the landscape, a sight to behold. You’ll also love exploring the Dimmuborgir lava field, with its walking trails, unique rock formations, and mysterious caves.

Another highlight is seeing the pseudo-craters formed from flowing lava. They’re in a picturesque lakefront location abundant in bird life.

After exploring the otherworldly terrains of Lake Myvatn, your group will spend the night in this area. You’ll first refuel your body after a big day of exploring before settling in for a restful night at your accommodation. 

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Day 7
Godafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods, is a delightful waterfall spanning 98 feet (30 meters) in a semi-circle.

Day 7 - Godafoss, Akureyri, and the Trollaskagi Peninsula

After a nourishing breakfast on day seven, your driver will take you to Godafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods. When Christianity became Iceland’s official religion, the lawspeaker of the time threw idols of the old Norse Gods into the falls as a symbol of his decision. From that point on, the waterfall became known as Godafoss.

Godafoss is a delightful waterfall spanning 98 feet (30 meters) in a semi-circle. The panoramic views are unbeatable, and the atmosphere serene, making this a superb first stop of the day. You’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the majestic setting and take photos to remember your morning.

Next, your group will head to Akureyri, the unofficial capital of the North. You’ll take a short city tour before enjoying some free time.

Akureyri is a charming city at the base of the Eyjafjordur fjord, where you’ll find plenty to do. You could visit the Akureyri botanical garden, home to thousands of plants and a cafe. Or, check out one of its museums, such as the Art Museum, Industry Museum, or Motorcycle Museum.

Then it’s time to head to Siglufjordur, a small fishing town on the Siglufjordur fjord. The Herring Era Museum is on the site of a former herring salting station and holds an important place in Icelandic history and culture.

Siglufjordur is on the Trollaskagi peninsula, a visually attractive area with many alpine glaciers. It’s a favorite location for trekking and heli-skiing, and your group will drive around the peninsula to marvel at its wonderful scenery.

Finally, you’ll head further west to the Hrutafjordur area, where you’ll spend the night. Your group will have another tasty Icelandic dinner and a cozy night’s stay in local farm accommodation.

Hrutafjordur boasts a tranquil setting and is an ideal gateway to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where tomorrow’s adventures await. 

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Day 8
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula has beautiful beaches with rugged scenery.

Day 8 - The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

On day eight, your group will explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This diverse area of natural abundance is also known as Iceland in Miniature for its impressive number of ecosystems in one small region.

Towering overhead is Snaefellsjokull, a glacier-peaked volcano you can see from many parts of the peninsula. Your expert guide will ensure you enjoy its magnificence from different viewpoints as you travel between various places of interest.

One of the attractions you’ll see is Djupalonssandur, a black sand beach with the remains of a 1948 British shipwreck. The beach features fascinating lava rock formations and is a fun and scenic area to explore. You can also try the mighty lifting stones, traditionally used as a strength test.

Your group will also visit Arnarstapi fishing village, the perfect place to stroll along the rugged coastal cliffs. Arnastapi is renowned for its rich birdlife and stunning nature. One of its stand-out features is the Gatklettur circular stone arch, which offers a picture-perfect photo opportunity.

Another Snaefellsnes Peninsula highlight is Kirkjufell mountain. This iconic cone-shaped peak is sometimes called The Most Photographed Mountain in Iceland. Its distinct shape and pristine foreground waterfall create a spectacular setting.

The Budakirkja church is another highly-photographed attraction on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The black-and-white exterior of this small wooden church contrasts incredibly with its natural surroundings. Whether the terrain has a blanket of white snow or the earthy green and brown colors you’ll see in the summer, it offers a fantastic setting for photographs with the jagged mountains in the distance.

Your guide will ensure you see the top sites in the area before heading to your Snaefellsnes Peninsula accommodation for the night. Refuel from your big day out exploring with an Icelandic meal, and then settle in to enjoy your evening.

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Day 9
Hraunfossar is a series of gorgeous waterfalls that seem to spill straight out of the lava rock lining the banks of the Hvita river.

Day 9 - West Iceland and Back to Reykjavik

Day nine is the final guided day of your tour. Today you’ll see the best of West Iceland, an often-overlooked area with so much to offer. After breakfast, your group will first explore the Grabrok volcano.

Grabrok is an inactive volcano featuring a walking trail and panoramic vistas of mossy lava fields. Today you’ll walk to the top, a refreshing way to begin your day. It’s an easy-level hike up a set of steps, and you can also walk around the crater’s rim.

Feeling energized from your walk, it’s time to drive to two of the West Coast’s best waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafossar. The falls are close to each other yet vastly unique.

Hraunfossar is a series of gorgeous waterfalls that seem to spill straight out of the lava rock lining the banks of the Hvita river. The water cascades down the rugged cliffs with lush greenery above and the river rushing below.

The Barnafossar waterfall tumbles through a narrow passage of volcanic rock. Its water is striking turquoise, and the falls boast glorious natural surroundings. Barnafossar has a dark legend surrounding it, which your knowledgeable guide will tell you about.

Another highlight for today is seeing Deildartunguhver, Europe’s highest-flowing hot spring. Wooden walkways and viewing platforms allow you to view the steaming water in its glory safely. The geothermal energy from Deildartunguhver is vital for powering Icelandic homes, with one pipe traveling to Borgarnes and the other to Akranes.

From Deildartunguhver, you’ll travel through the Hvalfjordur fjord to Reykjavik. This scenic fjord features mountains, forests, a hiking trail, and calm waters. It offers a fantastic route to end your epic 10-day tour.

On the tour’s final night, you’ll stay in Reykjavik, a convenient base for heading home the following day. If you still have energy, you can head out to enjoy the Reykjavik nightlife and reflect on your unforgettable adventures from the past 10 days.

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Day 10
Keflavik International Airport is on the Reykjanes Peninsula, around 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik.

Day 10 - Reykjavik and Departure

Day 10 starts with a final breakfast at your accommodation. There are no guided activities today, leaving things flexible for your flight home. You’ll part ways with your fellow travelers, and if your flight is in the evening, you’ll have time to explore Reykjavik before you depart.

You’ve packed a lot into the last 10 days, so relaxation might be on your agenda! If so, you could head to a thermal pool or spa facility near the capital.

The Nautholsvik geothermal beach is just south of the city, offering lovely golden sands, a warm-water lagoon, beachfront hot tubs, and a snack bar. It’s a fantastic, no-frills spot to rejuvenate your tired muscles.

The Sky Lagoon spa is a higher-end option just across the water from the Nautholsvik geothermal beach. You’ll love the natural surroundings and breathtaking vistas from the infinity pool looking across the ocean. Don’t miss the seven-step ritual for the ultimate bathing experience.

Those who prefer could enjoy some last-minute vacation shopping or visit the Perlan museum. Perlan is on a hill south of the city center and has a revolving glass-domed restaurant, an excellent spot for views over Reykjavik.

The museum features several unique and interactive exhibits to help you learn about Icelandic environments in a fun way. For example, the 328-foot (100-meter) ice cave allows visitors to experience a manufactured glacial environment. Make sure you also check out Arora, a captivating northern lights show inside Perlan’s dome theater.

You can take your preferred method of transport when it’s time to head to the airport. The last 10 days have been full of discovery and adventure to Iceland’s top destinations. Now you’ll head home with a genuine appreciation for its natural treasures, photos, and memories to last a lifetime.

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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing, including gloves and a warm hat
Personal medications and toiletries for 10 days of travel
Hiking boots or good walking shoes
Water bottle

Good to know

The guided tour starts on day two with pick-up from your Reykjavik hotel at 08:30 a.m.

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Jens Olafsson

Jens Olafsson

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Jens Olafsson is the owner and Tour Manager of Fun Travel. He is educated in Political Science and Administration and a certified guide since 2007. Before founding Fun Travel he worked as an independent consultant and teacher.

His interests are history, geology and politics.

Jens guides in English, Danish and Norwegian.

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