The Circle of Iceland in Winter 8 Day Guided Adventure

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Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
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Reykjavík

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus small group tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions....

Join this all-encompassing, guided minibus small group tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.  

From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more. 

There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking...

Included

8 day guided tour to the South Coast, East and North of Iceland as well as Snæfellsnes Peninsula, travelling via the Ring Route
7 nights of accommodation in various country hotels with breakfast and a private bathroom
Northern Lights spotting
Taxes

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Caving
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving

Attractions

Golden Circle
North Iceland
West Iceland
Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Goðafoss

Daily itinerary

Day 1

The Golden Circle

Today, you start your 8-day adventure. After being picked up, you will meet your experienced guide and acquaint yourself with the rest of the group. Then it's on to the real fun: the Golden Circle tour, one of Iceland's most popular attractions. First, you will discover Þingvellir National Park, one of only three national parks in Iceland, and the only site...

Day 2

The South Coast & Glacier Hike

Your second day will see you travelling down the South Coast of Iceland, one of the country's most beautiful areas. From your accommodations, you will pass scenery of great variety: rustic farmlands, cascading rivers and picturesque waterfalls, including Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

On your right side, the rolling blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean complement...

Day 3

Jokulsarlon & Ice Caving

Your third day is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. As you travel across the black sand desert of Skeiðarársandur, the sight of Skaftafell National Park emerges before you in a display of steep mountain ridges, carved ice sheets and dramatic wooded slopes.

As you proceed, you will stop at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most iconic spots i...

Day 4

The Eastfjords

Today, you will continue towards the Eastfjords, one of the most spectacular and untouched wilderness regions in Iceland. The sense of peace and tranquillity that comes with exploring this diverse area can only be described as a true connection to nature.

Because of this region's lack of development, the East provides some of the best opportunities to potenti...

Day 5

Lake Myvatn & Dimmuborgir

At the beginning of your fifth day, you will head inward toward the scenic Lake Mývatn ("Fly Lake"). Thankfully, the flies are nowhere to be seen in the winter months, leaving you free to soak in the atmosphere of the lake and its dramatic volcanic scenery.

One point of interest here is Dimmuborgir ("Dark Castles"), an area characterised by its strange rock f...

Day 6

Whale Watching or Beer Spa in North Iceland

Today you will be making your way to the west part of the island. Before you leave the North, however, you will visit some of the region’s spectacular sites. 

First up is the peaceful, picturesque village of Hauganes. This tiny settlement is home to only about 140 people, but it is rich in charm. Here, you can spend some time strolling on the black sand...

Day 7

West Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Today, you’ll get to explore the beautiful West-Iceland before making your way to the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 

You’ll start the day by visiting Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring where boiling water bubbles up from the ground, which has been dyed red by the water’s minerals, and steam encompasses the area.

Then it is off to Rey...

Day 8

Snaefellsnes Peninsula In-Depth

This is the final day of your tour, sure to round off your trip to Iceland wonderfully. Today, you will explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula further. You will find here a world of dramatic mountainscapes, great cliff-faces, numerous bird species and ancient fishing settlements.

Your first stop will be at Gerðuberg, a stunning cliff made of hexagonal basalt colum...

Map

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothing
Camera
A sense of adventure
Winter hiking shoes
Swimsuit and a towel

Good to know

Customers travelling on their own will receive a single room. Reservations for 2 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 2 triple rooms and 1 double. If these arrangements do not meet your requirements, please contact the provider.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weat...