Private 7-Day Iceland Adventure Tour from Reykjavik
Discover the wonders of Iceland on an extraordinary, week-long Iceland adventure with a private guide! This captivating private tour will take you on a journey around the entire island, offering an abundance of natural marvels and memorable experiences.
This tour is for adventurous travelers who seek to explore and immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Iceland, from stunning waterfalls and glaciers to unique geothermal landscapes and captivating black beaches.
The trip is also perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds and personalize their experience. A private guide allows you to ask questions without interruption or distraction and means you can tailor your stops to your interests.
The adventure begins with the iconic Golden Circle tour, where you'll visit Thingvellir National Park, a place of historical significance and stunning landscapes. Witness the power of the Geysir hot springs as they erupt to great heights every few minutes, and be mesmerized by the cascading beauty of the Gullfoss waterfall.
Enjoy a unique and delightful lunch at the Fridheimar Greenhouse restaurant and unwind in the soothing waters of the Secret Lagoon.
Your exploration continues along the captivating South Coast, where you'll encounter the spectacular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, allowing you to walk behind its thundering cascade. Experience the power of the Skogafoss Waterfall and gain insight into the beauty of the ice caps with a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier.
You'll then see the striking black sands of Reynisfjara black sand beach and the enigmatic basalt columns of Reynisdrangar.
The journey then takes you to the ethereal beauty of Skaftafell National Park, followed by the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, where you'll be amazed by the floating icebergs and, if you're lucky, the playful seals that call it home. Marvel at Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the glimmering icebergs scattered on the Diamond Beach.
Venture to the enchanting East Iceland, home to the awe-inspiring Dettifoss, the largest and most powerful waterfall in Iceland. Discover the fascinating geological wonders of the Lake Mvatn area, an active volcanic region teeming with diverse birdlife. Explore the dramatic landscapes of Dimmuborgir and the otherworldly geothermal area of Namaskard.
Indulge in relaxation at a spa before having free time to explore Akureyri, a beautiful town with its own unique charm. Then, head to the picturesque Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often referred to as "Iceland in a nutshell" for its varied natural attractions.
During the summer, seize the opportunity to visit "Into The Glacier," the world's largest man-made ice tunnel situated on Langjokull Glacier.
As your journey nears its end, take in the breathtaking views of Barnafossar and Hraunfossar Waterfalls, and visit the quaint village of Borgarnes before returning to Reykjavik.
This unforgettable seven-day adventure around Iceland promises to leave you with cherished memories of Iceland's diverse landscapes, magnificent glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and unique geothermal wonders.
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Day 1 - Golden Circle with Fridheimar Greenhouse
Day one of your private Iceland adventure begins with a convenient pick-up at your accommodation or a meeting point at bus stop number eight, located next to Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik.
Your first destination is Thingvellir National Park, renowned for its tectonic rift valley, where the Eurasian and North American plates separate. Notably, this historic site housed the world's first democracy, with the establishment of the Icelandic Parliament in 930 AD. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 2004, the park also offers a delightful walk to Oxararfoss waterfall.
Next, you will head to the famous Geysir area, from which the English term "geyser" originated. While the original Geysir is mostly inactive, the nearby Strokkur geyser erupts on average every four minutes, creating a thrilling spectacle. You'll also make a stop at Faxi, a charming nearby waterfall.
The journey continues to the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, also known as the Golden Waterfall. Experience the impressive view from above and take a walk down the path to get close to the powerful cascades.
For lunch, you'll enjoy a rare and unique dining experience at Fridheimar greenhouse. Here, tomatoes are cultivated using geothermal heat and electricity, creating a tropical climate inside the greenhouse. The restaurant, nestled amidst the tomato field, serves a menu centered around these fresh, homegrown tomatoes.
In the winter months, between August 25 and April 25, we will also embark on an exciting hunt for the mesmerizing Northern Lights. After a day full of wonder and discovery, you'll rest comfortably near Hvolsvollur.
Day one sets the tone for your remarkable private journey around Iceland, filled with captivating landscapes, historical significance, and extraordinary experiences. Get ready to be amazed as the adventure continues!
Day 2 - South Coast
Day two of your Iceland adventure is filled with an abundance of breathtaking natural wonders, providing an exhilarating experience that will leave you in awe of Iceland's striking beauty.
Your adventure commences with a visit to the iconic Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a majestic spectacle standing tall at 197 feet (60 meters). What sets this waterfall apart is the unique opportunity to walk behind it, allowing you to experience the thundering cascade from an extraordinary perspective.
Next on your journey is the renowned Skogafoss, undoubtedly one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Originating from the glacier rivers of Eyjafjallajokulll and Myrdalsjokull, this impressive waterfall boasts an enchanting charm that captures the hearts of all who visit. As you stand in front of the roaring cascade, you'll feel the mist on your face, immersing yourself in the beauty of Iceland's natural wonders.
Continuing your adventure, you'll encounter the Solheimajokull Glacier. Flowing from the ice cap Myrdalsjokull, this glacier mesmerizes with its vast icy expanse. As you explore this frozen wonderland, you'll be captivated by the serene beauty that surrounds you.
Be prepared to be taken aback by the breathtaking views from Dyrholaey, a 120-meter-high promontory shaped over time by the relentless force of the sea. The dramatic cliffs and stunning panoramas offer a glimpse into the raw power of nature. In summer, Dyrholaey comes alive with a rich diversity of birdlife, with the charismatic puffins stealing the show.
Continuing your journey, you'll visit the captivating Reynisdrangar black sand beach, an enchanting volcanic island boasting striking black basaltic material.
The black sands make for an otherworldly landscape, while the remarkable basalt columns add an element of mystery and intrigue. Reynisdrangar itself stands as a testament to the incredible force of wave erosion, forming a fascinating sea stack that rises dramatically from the ocean.
As the day draws to a close, you'll enjoy an overnight stay near Vik, allowing you to savor the memories of this extraordinary day.
Day two of your Iceland adventure promises to be an enriching and awe-inspiring journey through some of the most extraordinary sights Iceland has to offer. Embrace the wonders of this magnificent country as you continue your exploration, eager to discover what the next days will hold.
Day 3 - Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon and Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, and Diamond Beach
Day three brings you to the captivating wonders of Skaftafell National Park, a part of the larger Vatnajokull National Park, encompassing the vast Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier, and its surrounding wilderness.
In Skaftafell, you'll embark on a hike to witness the striking Svartifoss, aptly named the Black Waterfall. Cascading about 20 meters down a magnificent cliff, Svartifoss is a breathtaking sight formed by unique hexagonal black basalt columns.
Next, you'll be awe-struck by the beauty of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, an enchanting lagoon showcasing floating icebergs calved from a majestic glacier. As you walk along the nearby black beach, referred to as the Diamond Beach, you'll witness the glistening icebergs that have washed ashore, creating a dazzling scene.
Optionally, you can book a boat trip to sail among the icebergs and venture closer to the glacier, heightening your experience and creating lasting memories.
Then, be mesmerized again as you visit the Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, yet another captivating lagoon in front of a calving glacier. This glacier, an outlet of Vatnajokull, flows gracefully down a steep valley until it reaches the lagoon. As ice breaks off the glacier and drifts through the water, a truly mesmerizing sight unfolds before you.
If you're visiting during the winter months (November to March), your adventure continues with a thrilling ice cave exploration. Venture into natural ice caves, a surreal experience that will leave you in awe of the beauty of Iceland's winter landscapes.
Your day concludes with an overnight stay near Hofn, allowing you to relax and reflect on the extraordinary sights and experiences you've encountered on this incredible journey.
Day three of your private Iceland tour promises to be a day filled with wonders and natural marvels, offering an enriching experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Embrace the magic of Iceland's diverse landscapes and continue your exploration with eagerness and anticipation for the days ahead.
Day 4 - Djupivogur, Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss Waterfalls, and Egilsstadir
Day four of your private adventure welcomes you to the charming fishing village of Djupivogur, a true gem nestled along Iceland's southeastern coast. Renowned for its artistic community, Djupivogur captivates visitors with its creativity and stunning vistas.
As you stroll through the village, you'll be entranced by the local art installations that adorn its streets, adding a touch of vibrancy to the already picturesque surroundings. The breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and serene waters create a tranquil ambiance that instantly puts you at ease.
Continuing on your journey towards Egilsstadir, you'll encounter two magnificent waterfalls that will leave you in awe of Iceland's natural wonders.
Hengifoss, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country, stands majestically amidst a striking geological setting. As you gaze upon the cascading waters, you can't help but marvel at the power and beauty of nature. Adding to the allure is Litlanesfoss, a waterfall surrounded by mesmerizing basalt columns, creating a unique and unforgettable sight.
Arriving in Egilsstadir, you'll be greeted by a landscape that immerses you in the embrace of nature. Surrounded by towering mountains and lush scenery, you'll find yourself embraced by tranquility and a sense of serenity.
Nestled in this picturesque setting, your lodging offers a perfect haven to unwind and recharge. The silence that envelops you provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, allowing you to savor the peacefulness of this quiet location.
As the day comes to a close, you'll settle in for an overnight stay near Egilsstadir, surrounded by the natural beauty of Iceland.
Day four of your tour combines the artistic allure of Djupivogur with the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss, offering a perfect blend of cultural charm and natural wonders. Embrace the tranquility of Egilsstadir as you prepare to embark on the next leg of your Icelandic journey, eager to discover what awaits you in the days to come.
Day 5 - East to North Iceland
Day five promises to be a day of natural wonders and unique geothermal experiences as you explore the captivating landscapes of North Iceland.
Your day begins with a visit to Dettifoss, the largest and most powerful waterfall in Iceland and Europe. As you stand in front of this majestic cascade, you'll be captivated by the sheer force and grandeur of nature as water plunges about 330 feet (100 meters) into Jokulsargljufur canyon, creating an unforgettable spectacle.
Continuing on, you'll reach the Namaskard Geothermal Area, also known as Hverarond. This active geothermal field offers a mesmerizing display of bubbling mud pools, steaming ground, and colorful fumaroles and solfataras. The captivating colors are a result of sulphur and other minerals deposited on the surface, creating a unique and vibrant landscape.
Next on your journey is Krafla, the central volcano located just a few kilometers north of Namaskard. This volcanic wonder adds to the richness of Iceland's geological marvels, presenting a stark contrast between the vibrant geothermal activity and the rugged volcanic landscapes.
Prepare to be amazed as you explore Dimmuborgir, an incredible geological wonder composed of massive lava tubes. Formed around 2,300 years ago, these massive lava tubes were created when lava flowed over a small lake, causing the water to boil and rise through the lava, forming this otherworldly landscape.
Dimmuborgir is also known as the home of the Icelandic yule lads, adding a touch of folklore and enchantment to your experience.
Continuing on, you'll encounter Lake Myvatn, one of the largest lakes in Iceland, known for its abundant birdlife during the summer months. At the southwestern corner of the lake, you'll find Sktitustadagfgar, beautiful pseudocraters adding a unique and captivating feature to the landscape.
Your day will end with relaxation and rejuvenation at the Myvatn Nature Baths, a naturally heated man-made lagoon with mineral-rich waters known for their health-giving properties. This serene spa offers a perfect way to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings.
As you journey towards Akureyri, you'll make a stop at Godafoss Waterfall, also known as the "Waterfall of the Gods." Witness the powerful cascade as it plunges into the river below, leaving you in awe of its beauty.
The day concludes in Akureyri, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the charming town, enjoy a city tour, and dine at your leisure. Your overnight stay in Akureyri promises a restful evening, preparing you for more adventures that lie ahead on your journey around Iceland.
Day 6 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Day sxi of your Iceland adventure takes you from North Iceland to the enchanting Snaefellsnes Peninsula, known for its striking landscapes and natural wonders.
Your day begins with a visit to Kirkjufell, a picturesque mountain on the northern side of the peninsula. Paired with the nearby Kirkjufell waterfall, this iconic site has been featured in numerous photographs and films, making it a must-see destination for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Next, you'll explore the Djupalonssandur black sand beach, a bay located at the tip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The beach boasts smooth black pebbles, polished by the relentless ocean waves. Amongst the pebbles, you'll find scattered rusty parts of a shipwreck that stranded in the area back in 1998.
The beach also holds ancient stones that fishermen once used to test their strength, with weights ranging from the heaviest Fullsterkur (full strength) at 340 lbs (154 kg) to the Amlodi (Useless) at 51 lbs (23 kg), which served as a qualification test for working on fishing boats.
As you continue your journey, you'll come across Hellnar, a small and historic fishing village. Here, you'll marvel at the stunning rock formations on the beach, adding to the area's unique charm.
Arnarstapi awaits with its own allure, offering a chance to discover its beauty and coastal wonders. The nearby Londrangar Cliffs, majestic rock peaks formed by erosion.
Your day will also include an extraordinary experience at Vatnshellir Lava Cave, a lava tube formed over 8000 years ago during an eruption from the nearby crater Purkholar. The lava flowed downhill, cooling on the surface while still running below, ultimately leaving behind a mesmerizing lava tube accessible for exploration today.
As the day comes to an end, you'll savor the beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula during your overnight stay, surrounded by its captivating landscapes and natural wonders.
Day six of your tour immerses you in the wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where picturesque mountains, black pebble beaches, ancient fishing villages, majestic cliffs, and intriguing lava caves await.
Embrace the allure of this extraordinary region, where each moment is filled with natural marvels and unforgettable experiences, leaving you with cherished memories of your Icelandic adventure.
Day 7 - Langjokull Glacier, Waterfalls, and Borgarnes Village
The final day of this tour offers a thrilling experience as you journey into the heart of the Langjokull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland, with the "Into the Glacier" tour - a remarkable man-made ice tunnel. Starting in Husafell, a monster truck will transport you upon the glacier's icy expanse, where a knowledgeable guide awaits to lead you on a trip of a lifetime.
The ice tunnel provides a fascinating glimpse into the glacier's icy interior, revealing the mesmerizing beauty and grandeur of this frozen world. Weather permitting, you'll be treated to a spectacular view from the glacier's summit, adding to the wonder of the experience. Into the Glacier is available during the summer months, from April to October.
As you make your way back toward Reykjavik, you'll have the chance to discover the lesser-visited Western part of Iceland, Borgarfjordur, and its hidden gems.
Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls are among these treasures, situated in the enchanting Hallmundarhraun lava field. Hraunfossar, with its series of waterfalls streaming out of porous lava into the Hvita river, creates a truly captivating sight, stretching over a distance of approximately 900 meters.
Nearby, Barnafossar, meaning the "children's waterfall," holds a poignant tale. According to local lore, a natural lava bridge once spanned the waterfall, tragically destroyed by a grieving mother who lost her children while crossing it. The falls and their surrounding landscape offer a blend of natural beauty and folklore, making them an intriguing stop on your journey.
Before returning to Reykjavik, you'll make a stop in Borgarnes Village, a charming town rich in history and local charm. Reflecting the welcoming spirit of Icelandic communities, this small village is a delightful place to explore before concluding your extraordinary Iceland adventure.
For those looking to extend their adventure, an optional visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon can be added at the end of the tour. The Blue Lagoon's geothermal waters provide a soothing and rejuvenating experience, offering a perfect way to unwind and reflect on the incredible journey you've embarked upon.
Day seven combines a thrilling exploration into the Langjokull Glacier, encounters with mesmerizing waterfalls, and a visit to a quaint Icelandic village, culminating in a perfect blend of nature, folklore, and culture.
This unforgettable tour has brought you face to face with Iceland's diverse and breathtaking beauty, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper connection to this captivating island.
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The itinerary may change due to the weather. The agency retains the right to change the price of the arrangement if there are alterations within the price lists and/or a change in the group number.