9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of the Ring Road of Iceland

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No booking fees
Duration
9 days
Difficulty
Medium
Language
English
Free pickup
Reykjavík

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and d...

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights of the island while sitting back and allowing the experts to plan the journey and drive the icy roads.

This package, which includes a guided bus tour, will see you hunt for the Northern Lights while taking you along the South Coast and through the Eastfjords to the wonders of Lake Mývatn, and finally completing the full Ring Road of Iceland. This excursion is perfect for adventurous travellers that want to experience the wonderland that is Iceland in winter with ease and comfort.

Your journey begins with an included pickup at the airport and an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon, after which you will be transported to the capital city, Reykjavík. You will then embark on a thoroughly planned journe...

Included

Airport transfer on arrival/departure for Keflavík International Airport
3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavík (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget or Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)
6-day small group guided minibus tour of the south, east and north of Iceland.
5 night of accommodation in various country hotels (breakfast included, private bathroom depending on availability)
Northern Lights Hunting
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
Taxes

Activities

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

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
North Iceland
Reykjavík
Akureyri
Jökulsárlón
Vatnajökull
Mývatn
Dimmuborgir
Skógafoss

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Arrival & Blue Lagoon

Welcome to Iceland. When you arrive at Keflavík International Airport, you will board a shuttle to take you through the stark lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to Reykjavík City.

Located between the airport and the capital is the world-renowned Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa of azure waters rich in minerals like silica and sulphur. A soak in the spa is a...

Day 2

Geysers & Waterfalls of the Golden Circle

Your journey begins as you board the minibus and get acquainted with your guide and the rest of the passengers. On the agenda today is Iceland’s most esteemed sights of the Golden Circle route, and you’ll soon see what all the hype is about.

First up on the Golden Circle route, however, is Þingvellir National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site since it marks t...

Day 3

South Coast & Glacier Hike

Day three will see you set out to traverse along the South Coast of Iceland. There are a wealth of sights and places to visit on this route, so zip up your warmest jacket and get your camera ready.

The first stop of the day is Seljalandsfoss, a narrow wonder with a 60-metre drop and one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. Next up is another magnificent...

Day 4

Jokulsarlon & Diamond Beach

On day four you will continue along the South Coast until you reach the acclaimed glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón—a serene display of majestic icebergs that have broken off Vatnajökull and float in a still blue lake.

The stretch of black beach nearby is rightfully called the Diamond Beach since bergs from the lagoon gather there to glisten like gemstones in the su...

Day 5

Eastfjords Wilderness

Day five of your adventure will see you zigzagging through the wild and desolate fjords of the East, home to incredible landscapes of untouched nature, steep mountains and sharp coastal cliffs.

The mythical sense of isolation one feels when travelling through here is sure to entice any visitor looking to experience authentic and stark Icelandic terrain. The s...

Day 6

Lake Myvatn

On your sixth morning, you will leave the Eastfjords behind and head up North. The destination of the day will be Lake Mývatn, which offers an array of natural wonders to behold.

The area surrounding the lake is bustling with geothermal activity, and the sights include the sulphurous mud springs of Námaskarð Pass, the rocky lava fortress at Dimmuborgir and th...

Day 7

Adventures in the North & West

Fasten your seatbelts, day 7 is sure to provide plenty of adventure! From Akureyri, you’ll visit the small village of Hauganes, in Eyjafjörður, the deepest fjord in Iceland. Here you will have the opportunity to partake in exciting extra activities.

First, you could opt for a thrilling whale watching expedition, allowing you to get up and personal with Icelan...

Day 8

Reykjavik and Beyond

On day 8, you are free to enjoy Iceland’s gorgeous capital city, Reykjavík. As the country’s central hub for the arts, retail and recreation, the city is sure to provide you with countless options on how best to spend your day.

For those looking to continue the action, there are several tours that can be embarked upon, the first of which is whale watching if...

Day 9

Farewell

Today your adventure comes to an end for the time being. Pack your bags and catch your complimentary ride to the airport in due time for your flight home.

Know that you just experienced the Icelandic winter in all its glory as you leave the island’s shores, providing you with memories and wonderful photographs that will last you a lifetime.

Have a safe journey home and come back soon.

Map

What to bring

Warm clothes, layers of wool and fleece. Windproof and rainproof clothing.
Winter hiking shoes
Camera
Swimsuit

Good to know

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 weather allows. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged in case of bad weathers.

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

Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.

Meals

You can now add meals to your booking. Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.

Private Transfer

The transfer takes around 45 minutes between the airport and your drop-off location in Reykjavik. An agent will pick you up at the airport arrival hall with a sign to welcome you. There is no additional waiting time. You will board your private transfer and head to either the city or the Blue Lagoon immediately. If you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon and it is fit into the arrival day, your driver will take you there first. The drive takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will have 2 hours at the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak. The driver will be waiting in the lobby to collect you and drive you straight to your accommodation in Reykjavik afterwards, which takes around 30 to 35 minutes. For your return journey, your private transfer driver will pick you up from outside your accommodation and drop you off at the airport directly. The total time would be around 45 minutes. Please note that if your Blue Lagoon cannot be fit into your arrival/departure day, you will take the shuttle between the Blue Lagoon and the city.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.