8-Day Best of Iceland Summer Ring Road Package

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Starts from
Keflavík Airport
Ends in
Keflavík Airport
8 days & 7 nights
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age
8 years old
7 nights included


Discover the best of Iceland with this eight-day summer Ring Road package around the country. Travelers seeking out the most iconic attractions, beautiful landscapes, and thrilling adventures offered by the land of ice and fire should grab their spots now.

You'll begin this journey with a transfer from Keflavik International Airport to the city of Reykjavik, with an optional stop at the Blue Lagoon. Once in the capital, you'll have a night to enjoy its cultural attractions before setting off on a six-day trip around the country.

By booking this tour, you'll avoid spending weeks planning that perfect Iceland itinerary. We've already covered the planning part to save you from all the hassle.

Organizing your trip may sound exciting, but you risk missing out on some of the best attractions. By letting us handle the planning, we'll ensure that all the essential stops you need to see and experience are included.

All the details will be organized for you, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience without worry. You'll get a detailed itinerary to help you keep track of your adventures. We also made this tour available for a great price.

You'll get to marvel over the famous sites of the Golden Circle and South Coast, the magnificent fjords of the east, and the spectacular landscapes of the north and west. Volcanoes, glaciers, geothermal areas, black sand beaches, and an otherworldly glacier lagoon are all on your schedule.

As you travel, you'll also have plenty of chances to embark on once-in-a-lifetime excursions such as snorkeling and a boat trip. Some are included in the price, such as glacier hiking and whale watching!

Because this is a summer tour, the magical light of the midnight sun will illuminate the landscapes into the night, extending your sightseeing hours. Furthermore, you'll have a great chance of spotting the migratory animals that come to Iceland this season, such as puffins.

A friendly, expert guide will keep you safe and informed throughout your trip. The minibus you will be traveling on is modern and comfortable, and you are guaranteed a small group to provide a more personalized experience. You'll stay at welcoming, modern hotels, with breakfast provided each morning.

Moreover, booking the tour includes a personal travel agent you can contact any time of the day, seven days a week.

Book your place on this eight-day ring road package for an unforgettable holiday in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Airport transfer on arrival/departure for Keflavík International Airport
6 day small group guided tour of the circle of Iceland
2 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
5 night of accommodation in various country hotels (breakfast included, private bathroom)
Detailed Itinerary
Personal travel agent
Efstidalur farm - Ice cream at a local farm
Glacier hike in Skaftafell
Admission to Auðuns rock collection - Djúpavogur
Whale watching tour


Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world.Reykjavík / 2 nights
An abandoned house on the Reykjanes Peninsula presents a striking contrast against a lush green landscape.Southwest Iceland / 1 night
The Vatnajokull glacier in Southeast Iceland.Southeast Iceland / 2 nights
East Iceland is a spectacular region.Eastfjords / 1 night
Akureyri is the second largest city in IcelandAkureyri / 1 night



Þingvellir National Park is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the major stops along the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.Thingvellir
Geysir is a dormant hot spring in the geothermal area, Haukadalur Valley, found in South Iceland.Geysir
Long-exposure photo of Gullfoss waterfall on a cloudy dayGullfoss
Seljalandsfoss on the South Coast of Iceland bathed in the otherworldly light of the midnight sun.Seljalandsfoss
The mighty Skógafoss waterfallSkógafoss
Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a 120 metre promenade famed for its staggering views of Iceland’s South Coast, as well as its historic lighthouse and wealth of birdlife.Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar cliffs in winterReynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Arial view of Reynisdrangar and Mt. ReynisfjallReynisdrangar
Skaftafell Nature Preserve can be found in Öræfasveit, the western region of Austur-Skaftafellssýsla in Iceland.Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most popular and unique attractionsJökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The icy diamonds of Diamond BeachDiamond Beach
Vestrahorn is a spectacular mountain, especially under the Northern Lights.Vestrahorn
Hallormstadaskogar surrounds lake Lagarfjlot.Hallormsstaðaskógur
Lagarfljot, in east Iceland, has a terrible monster in its depths, according to legend.Lagarfljót
Dettifoss waterfall in IcelandDettifoss
Asbyrgi Canyon in north Iceland is a centre of folklore and beauty.Ásbyrgi
Lake Myvatn is surrounded by stunning natural beautyMývatn
Godafoss is a beautiful waterfall with ties to Iceland's religious history.Godafoss Waterfall
Puffins are residents of Eyjafjordur from May to September.Eyjafjörður
Hvítserkur, aka; “The Troll of North-West Iceland”, is a 15-metre (49ft) high basalt rock stack protruding from Húnaflói Bay.Hvítserkur


Glacier Hiking
Northern lights hunting
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving

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Day 1

Day 1 – Reykjavík

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You will land at Keflavik Airport on the first day of your holiday, go through customs, and find your transfer bus waiting. You'll then head towards Reykjavik, crossing the breathtaking Reykjanes Peninsula.

On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere.

With a temperature averaging 37–39° Celsius (98–102° Fahrenheit), the Blue Lagoon offers a comfortable and relaxing feeling in both the swimming and bathing areas. If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights.

If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.
Once you reach your hotel in the capital, you are welcome to seek out the city's landmarks, shopping streets, restaurants, and bars.

Check out the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik's leading cultural hub. It hosts concerts, exhibitions, and festivals all year long. It also has a beautiful facade featuring 714 glass panels with LED lights that light up the building at night.

Next, about 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) from Harpa, is the Perlan museum. It features interactive displays and exhibits about Icelandic nature and how it helped shape the country into what it is today. Be sure to visit the museum's hemispherical rotating glass dome that doubles as a viewing deck for visitors to appreciate the cityscape.

Remember to stop at the Hallgrimskirkja church, about 1.6 miles (2.5 kilometers) from the Perlan. At 245 feet (74.5 meters) tall, the church is Iceland's tallest and one of the city's most famous landmarks.

Otherwise, you can get an early rest for your adventures tomorrow!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Southwest Iceland

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  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
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On day two, you will meet your guide and small traveling group for the next few days and set out on your journey around Iceland. You'll start this six-day trip with a trip around the Golden Circle sightseeing route, providing a perfect introduction to the country.

The first of the sites here is Thingvellir, an awe-inspiring national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The edges of two tectonic plates shelter this valley, and it has an abundance of forests, waterways, and lava fields, making it magical to explore. Furthermore, it has a fascinating Viking history dating back over a millennium.

While here, you have an optional adventure where you can snorkel between the continents in the crystal clear waters of the Silfra fissure. You will be provided with all the necessary safety equipment before enjoying the unforgettable underwater views. Snorkeling participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Interestingly, the fissure offers visibility exceeding 328 feet (100 meters) and more shades of blue than you ever thought possible.

Secondly, you'll visit the Geysir geothermal area, renowned for its explosive hot springs and abundant fumaroles. Strokkur is the most famous, blasting steam and water over 66 feet (20 meters) into the sky. You can watch this dramatic event occur every five to 10 minutes.

If that's not enough, there are many other hot springs, vents, and mud pools to look at between eruptions within the area.

Finally, you will come to "the Golden Waterfall," Gullfoss, an immensely powerful feature that cascades into an ancient canyon. Though it only measures over 105 feet (32 meters) tall, the Gullfoss waterfall's beauty comes from its power and serene surroundings.

Moreover, rainbows appear in its blooming spray in sunny weather, and when it is clear, you may be able to see the Langjokull glacier from the higher viewing platforms, where its roots lie.

You'll then head to your accommodation in the landscapes of this area.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Southeast Iceland

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  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Dyrholaey
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
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On the third day of your eight-day package to Iceland, you'll head to the Ring Road and begin circumnavigating the country. Your many sites for today are all along the South Coast, and as you head here, you may see glaciers such as Eyjafjallajokull from the vehicle.

Your first stops will be two breathtaking waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Seljalandsfoss has a steep drop of 197 feet (60 meters) in front of a rocky enclave. 

Though Seljalandsfoss is the gentler of the two waterfalls, it tumbles before a massive cavern, allowing for some unique perspectives for those who walk behind it.

Meanwhile, Skogafoss thunders with daunting force, and you can walk right up to its enormous cloud of spray. Being one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss cascades from a height of 197 feet (60 meters) and 82 feet (25 meters) wide. On some days, as the light reflects through the falls, visitors have been known to see a double rainbow.

After marveling over these attractions, you will head to Dyrholaey, a rock arch large enough for ships to sail through. Not only is the geology here incredible, but thousands of puffins nest in its rocks at the height of summer, allowing for an intimate wildlife experience.

By Dyrholaey is the beach of Reynisjfara, which boasts unique black sands and striking offshore towers of lava. These structures, named Reynisdrangar, are said to be frozen trolls in folklore.

Your optional adventure today is a trip to the ice caves of Myrdalsjokull, the glacier that covers the Katla volcano. This tour is one of the only ways to see such stunning natural phenomena in summer and allows you to explore both on and within an ice cap.

Myrdalsjokull is the fourth-largest icecap in Iceland. It covers close to 232 square miles (600 square kilometers) with a peak of almost 1,500 meters tall.

After enjoying these natural wonders, you will then head to your accommodation in South Iceland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Southeast Iceland

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  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
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On the fourth day of your holiday to Iceland, you will complete the rest of your South Coast travels by reaching Jokulsarlon, a magnificent glacier lagoon. However, before reaching this destination, you will head to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a splendid corner of Vatnajokull National Park.

This wilderness is sheltered by three ice caps that descend from the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull. The glacier boasts an impressive 3,127 square miles (8,100 square kilometers) of surface area. Vatnajokull also holds the country's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjukur, beneath its ice.

You can enjoy a hiking adventure on one of them as part of this package. Your guide will dress you in the safety equipment necessary before leading you up the white slopes and introducing you to crevasses, ice walls, formations, and stunning views over the reserve.

After this, you will reach Jokulsarlon, Iceland's deepest lake. This feature is cluttered with thousands of beautiful icebergs, which have broken from a glacier tongue and are slowly drifting to sea. You will likely spot seals amongst the bergs and plenty of birdlife in the surrounding area, adding to your breathtaking walk along the shore.

While here, you can opt for a boat ride to immerse yourself further into the beauty of Jokulsarlon. Amphibious vessels are an affordable option to immerse yourself among the bergs while staying out of the splash zone. At the same time, zodiacs can offer you an even closer perspective.

As the icebergs escape Jokulsarlon, they wash up on the shore of the adjacent black-sand coast called Diamond Beach. It's another area of spectacular beauty you should explore. Both the lagoon and coastline are also great seal-watching locations.

Interestingly, Diamond Beach was named after the icebergs that glisten here. It's a beautiful place to stroll before heading to your accommodation in the area for the evening.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Eastfjords

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  • Vestrahorn
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
  • Lake Lagarfljot
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On the fifth day of your eight-day trip around Iceland, you'll head into one of the country's most remote and unforgettable regions, the Eastfjords.

Today, you will be exploring the wild and remote Eastfjords. This part of the country is known for its quiet fishing villages and winding mountain roads.

The Eastfjords is a 75-mile (120-kilometer) coastline stretch. It starts from the south in Berufjordur to the north in the fishing village of Borgarfjordur Eystri.

The Eastfjords boasts dense forests, sparkling lakes, and abundant wildlife. Some animals you’ll see in the area include reindeer, seals, and different species of migratory birds, including the elusive Atlantic puffins.

The roads you will drive follow a spectacular coastline, looking over plunging bays and towering mountains, and you may see a wealth of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, reindeer, and whales.

You'll see striking peaks such as Mount Vestrahorn, fascinating villages such as Djupavogur, and cultural attractions such as Jon's Rock Museum.

Furthermore, you'll stop at Hallormsstadhaskogur, the largest forest in the country. Hallormsstadhaskogur is in the vicinity of Egilsstadir and covers 286 square miles (740 square kilometers) of area filled with trees.

Aside from its sheer size, the forest is famous for its many hiking trails and dynamic wildlife. The forest was turned into a preserved site as early as 1905, and large-scale cultivation of the trees started around 1950.

Another vital stop is Lagarfjlot, a mystical lake with fascinating associated folklore. The lake is said to be home to the Lagarfljot Wyrm, a beast believed to be the cousin of the Loch Ness monster and responsible for disrupting the lake’s surface. Lake Lagarfjlot is also known for its natural beauty and fishing opportunities.

An optional adventure today is horseback riding. There are few better places to enjoy this experience than the East.

You will be spending the night in East Iceland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Akureyri

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  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Asbyrgi canyon
  • Lake Myvatn Area
  • Godafoss Waterfall
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On day six of your eight-day holiday around Iceland, you will depart the east and head to the Diamond Circle sightseeing route in the north. Before you do, have an opportunity to bask in the geothermally heated waters of the Vok Baths. This spa floats atop a lake, surrounded by mountains and far from any signs of civilization.

The Vok Baths is the largest spa in East Iceland. It features two pools, a cold tunnel leading to the baths, and hot pools with overlooking views of the area. There's also an on-site sauna and a bar in one of the pools.

You can also bring some extra clothes and use their indoor changing facilities with private showers. Moreover, the spa is home to the Tea Bar, which offers tisane tea made of spring water and various Icelandic herbs.

If you decide to forgo a trip to the Vok Baths, the first attraction of the Diamond Circle trail is one of the country's most impressive: Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The waterfall measures 328 feet (100 meters) wide with a drop of 141 feet (43 meters). It also has an average flow rate of 50,985 gallons (193 cubic meters) per second.

Falling with awe-inspiring force into a barren grey canyon, it isn't a surprise why many filmmakers have used this attraction as a backdrop to movies such as Prometheus.

Next, you'll reach Asbyrgi, a vast, horseshoe-shaped canyon filled with birch forests. Not only is the scale and beauty of this site mesmerizing, but the Old Norse legend surrounding its creation is fascinating.

After this, you'll head to the Lake Myvatn area. Lake Myvatn is also called "Fly Lake" because of the tiny flies in the area. It is also Iceland's fourth-largest lake, measuring around six miles (9.5 kilometers) long and four miles (6.5 kilometers) wide.

The bodies of water here are beautiful, thriving with unique flora and fauna and featuring countless geological marvels such as pseudocraters and basalt pillars.

You'll also discover the daunting lava fortress of Dimmuborgir and the hot springs of the stark Namaskard Pass.

You will then head to the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, making a quick stop at Godafoss waterfall. This town has many restaurants, shops, and bars you can explore before retiring.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Reykjavík

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  • Eyjafjordur fjord
  • Hvítserkur Rock Stack
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On the seventh day of your holiday, you will return to Reykjavik while going through several attractions in North Iceland. After leaving Akureyri, you will head up the shores of the fjord of Eyjafjordur to the charming town of Hauganes. This settlement is renowned for its whale watching, and such a tour is included in this package!

On this thrilling boat trip, you will likely see many creatures, such as white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, and Atlantic puffins. All these animals have fascinating surface behaviors, making them a pleasure to watch, and the backdrops to your viewing experiences promise to be beautiful.

Hauganes is home to a small population of about 140. Its residents rely on fishing and fish processing for their livelihood. The town also has a sea-angling component that lets you fish for dinner between sightings of whales, dolphins, and puffins. 

Interestingly, Hauganes is where you'll see the oldest whale-watching company in Iceland. You'll also find the Baccala Bar, a popular restaurant with best-sellers like the bacalao pizza and deep-fried bacalao with fries.

The town's main attraction is the hot tubs by the black sand beach of Sandvikurfjara. It's also an excellent place for hiking, with a trail that leads up to the Thorvaldsdalur valley.

After whale-watching and exploring, you'll depart Hauganes for the Vatnsnes Peninsula. This little-visited region is home to the Hvitserkur rock monolith, a dramatic offshore rock formation that resembles an elephant. Keep an eye on the beaches here, as you may witness the area's many seal colonies.

You will then make your way back to Reykjavik, passing through the magnificent landscapes of West Iceland as you do. You'll witness rolling countryside, dramatic mountain ranges, and beautiful coastlines and make stops for refreshments.

Once you return to the capital, you'll have time for a meal or drink to celebrate your incredible journey.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Reykjavík

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On day eight of your holiday, it is time to say farewell to Iceland. If you have an early departure, you'll take your Flybus to the airport in time for it. Otherwise, you could spend some time enjoying the sites and attractions of Reykjavik or use the opportunity to bask in the waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Alternatively, you can do some last-minute shopping along the Laugavegur main street.

Have a safe flight, and we hope to see you soon!

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What to bring

Swimsuit and towel
Warm Clothes
Good shoes
Good waterproof outer layers

Good to know

Customers traveling on their own will be given a single room. Reservations for two people will be allocated a double room. For bookings of 3 or more, triple rooms will automatically be allocated. For example, a group of 8 will receive two triple rooms and one double. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.

Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkeling. Snorkeling participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is canceled. If your chosen activity is canceled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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