Guided 6 Day Summer Tour of Iceland with the Best of the South, East & North

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6 days
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Apr. - Sept.
Minimum age
8 years old


Embark on a journey through Iceland's stunning landscapes and natural wonders with this exclusive 6-day guided trip. Starting from the vibrant capital, Reykjavik, and venturing all the way to the charming 'Capital in the North,' Akureyri, this tour promises an immersive exploration of Iceland's most renowned attractions. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to explore Iceland's natural wonders and iconic attractions with the convenience of a guided trip and without the hassle of driving or organizing accommodations.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll uncover the country's hidden gems while enjoying the convenience of organized transportation and accommodations. 

Prepare to be awestruck by the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route that showcases Iceland's iconic geothermal wonders. Witness the impressive Geysir geothermal area, where boiling hot springs shoot water high into the air, creating a fascinating spectacle. Then, venture to the dramatic South Coast, home to the breathtaking Reynisfjara black sand beach, with its towering basalt columns and crashing waves. 

As you continue your journey, you'll encounter the awe-inspiring Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where colossal icebergs float serenely in crystal-clear waters. This picturesque location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a scenic boat ride, where you'll be in close proximity to the stunning ice formations. Additionally, thrill-seekers can explore the mesmerizing Katla ice cave, a hidden icy wonderland filled with shimmering blue hues.

The adventure doesn't stop there! Included in the price of this experience are complimentary activities that will add excitement to your trip. On the South Coast, you'll have the chance to conquer a magnificent glacier, hiking through its icy terrain for an exhilarating experience. In the North, embark on a captivating whale and dolphin watching excursion, where you can marvel at these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

When the day's adventures come to an end, you'll be treated to top-notch accommodations, ensuring a comfortable and restful night's sleep. These carefully selected accommodations provide a haven of relaxation, allowing you to recharge and prepare for the next day's discoveries.

To make your journey hassle-free, you are permitted to bring one piece of luggage measuring up to 24 inches (61 centimeters). If you have additional luggage, worry not, as you can conveniently store it in Reykjavik for a small fee.

Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the extraordinary beauty of Iceland's landscapes and experience the enchanting glow of the Midnight Sun. Book this incredible summer guided tour today and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. 

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6 day guided tour to the South Coast, East and North of Iceland in a small group, travelling via the Ring Road
5 nights of accommodation in various country hotels with breakfast and a private bathroom
Professional local driver guide
Glacier hike in Skaftafell
Whale watch from Hauganes
Space for one piece of hand luggage, up to 24 inches (61 centimeters)
Katla ice cave
Jokulsarlon boat ride


Glacier Hiking
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Ice Caving

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Strokkur hot spring erupting, gushing boiling geothermal water high into the air.

Day 1 - The Golden Circle

Day one of this tour begins with your knowledgeable tour guide picking you up in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, for an exciting adventure along the Golden Circle Route. This renowned tourist circuit boasts three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area.

After a friendly introduction and safety briefing, you'll hop on the comfortable minibus and head to your first destination, Thingvellir National Park. Not only is this expansive park visually stunning, but it also holds great geological significance. 

The park is situated on a ridge formed by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, which are slowly drifting apart. This unique location allows you to walk between continents, offering a truly remarkable experience. 

Moreover, Thingvellir has a rich historical background, as it served as the meeting place for Iceland's first parliament in 930 AD, an institution that remains active to this day. Take your time to leisurely stroll through the park, taking in the beauty and history before returning to the tour bus.

The next two stops on the itinerary are equally impressive. Gullfoss, a majestic waterfall, plunges in two magnificent tiers into a deep 32-meter canyon. On sunny days, the mist from the waterfall catches the light, creating vibrant rainbows that adorn this natural wonder. Witnessing the interplay of water, light, and nature at Gullfoss is a truly magical experience that will stay with you long after your journey ends.

Continuing the journey, you'll explore the geothermal area named after the famous Geysir. While Geysir itself has become less active in recent years, its neighbor Strokkur eagerly takes the spotlight. Strokkur is known for its thrilling eruptions, shooting hot water up to an impressive height of 20 meters into the sky every five minutes. 

As you watch the anticipation build, the bubbling water suddenly erupts with tremendous force, creating a thrilling spectacle that fascinates all who witness it. The geyser's powerful eruptions serve as a reminder of the dynamic forces at work beneath the Earth's surface, and it's a sight that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Iceland's geothermal wonders.

As the day draws to a close, you'll settle into your comfortable accommodation in the Golden Circle area, where you can relax and rejuvenate in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead.

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Day 2
Skógafoss waterfall casting a rainbow as it lands on the black rocks below.

Day 2 - South Coast

Today's journey takes you along the South Coast, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and attractions. Be amazed as you visit two of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. 

The first, Seljalandsfoss, is a waterfall that gracefully descends from the heights of the interior. What makes this waterfall truly unique is the small cavern behind it, allowing you to embark on an extraordinary adventure and walk completely around it, experiencing the breathtaking cascade from all angles.

Next on the itinerary is the Skogafoss waterfall. This waterfall tumbles down in a broad curtain from the steep highlands. Legend has it that an ancient treasure is hidden behind its cascading waters, adding an air of mystery to this already mesmerizing sight. On sunny days, witness the enchanting dance of rainbows, as the sunlight interacts with the thunderous spray of the waterfall, creating a truly magical display.

Continuing the journey, a visit to the Dyrholaey Sea Arch awaits you. This rocky promenade is a beloved sanctuary for local birdlife, offering a perfect vantage point to observe a variety of fascinating species. 

Dyrholaey is particularly famous for its natural arch formation, sculpted by the relentless waves of the sea. From this elevated spot, you'll be treated to a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the rugged coastline and the surrounding areas, showcasing Iceland's raw beauty in all its glory.

Just a short distance from Dyrholaey lies the enchanting black sand beach of Reynisfjara. This remarkable beach stands out not only for its striking black sand but also for its dramatic basalt columns and iconic sea stacks. As you stroll along the shoreline, feel the power of the crashing waves and marvel at the fascinating geological formations that make Reynisfjara a truly mesmerizing destination.

A highlight of the day is a visit to the renowned Katla ice cave, located near the charming town of Vik. Step into the ethereal world of the Katla ice cave, where you'll be greeted by a mesmerizing display of shimmering ice formations. Immerse yourself in the enchanting shades of blue that emanate from the ice, creating a surreal atmosphere that is sure to leave you in awe.

As the day comes to a close, you'll arrive in the idyllic coastal town of Vik. Nestled between majestic mountains and the vast sea, Vik offers a perfect opportunity to soak in the authentic charm of small-town life along the South Coast. Relish in the tranquility of this picturesque setting as you settle into your accommodation for the night, cherishing the memories of the day's remarkable adventures.

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Day 3
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon at sunset, with the ice gently reflecting the last golden and pink rays of the summer sun.

Day 3 - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Get ready for the next leg of your journey, which will take you to the mesmerizing Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. However, before reaching this stunning destination, your guide will surprise you with a few additional stops along the way, carefully chosen based on weather conditions and the group's interests. These surprise stops ensure that you have the opportunity to experience the best of Iceland's natural wonders.

As you approach Jokulsarlon, you'll be greeted by a sight that seems straight out of a dream. The lagoon is formed by the receding glacial tongue Breidamerkurjokull, where massive chunks of ice break away and leisurely drift towards the sea. 

Each iceberg is a unique masterpiece, adorned with captivating shades of blue and white, etched with volcanic ash remnants from historical eruptions. This ever-changing landscape showcases the raw power and beauty of nature, leaving you in awe of its magnificence.

If you're traveling from May onwards, you're in for an extraordinary treat. You'll have the opportunity to embark on a boat tour of Jokulsarlon, gliding alongside these colossal icy giants. Hop aboard an amphibian boat, perfect for families and larger groups, and navigate through the labyrinth of impressive icebergs. 

These boat tours offer an up-close and personal encounter with the majestic ice formations, allowing you to appreciate their grandeur from a unique perspective. It's a truly remarkable experience that should not be missed. Keep in mind that only a limited number of vessels are permitted on the lagoon each day, making this opportunity all the more special.

As the icebergs make their way to the nearby shoreline, some of them find their resting place on the adjacent beach, aptly named Diamond Beach. Here, you'll witness a magical scene as glittering chunks of ancient glacial ice glisten under the sunlight in contrast to the dark volcanic sand. Take a leisurely stroll along the beach, marveling at the sparkling gems of ice scattered along the shore, creating a surreal and enchanting atmosphere.

Another highlight of the day is visiting the mystical Skaftafell Nature Reserve, nestled within the expansive Vatnajokull National Park. This extraordinary reserve is home to many of the South Coast's natural wonders, offering a haven of serene beauty and captivating landscapes. 

At this point in your trip, you will head for a thrilling excursion: a glacier hike. Glacier hiking is one of the most unique opportunities Iceland offers, with the fascinating terrain of the ice caps, the views from their peaks, and the sense of adventure they inspire.

You will spend the evening close to the Jokulsarlon area.

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Day 4
An old house stands by the banks of Lagarfljót river in east Iceland, on a peaceful summer evening.

Day 4 - Eastfjords

Prepare to embark on an exploration of the beautiful and remote Eastfjords, a region renowned for its pristine beauty and tranquil ambiance. As you traverse through the mountainous passes, with the vast ocean on your left, your guide will make several stops along the way, allowing you to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery. 

In addition to the majestic fjords that define this area, the Eastfjords are also characterized by their breathtaking beaches adorned with an array of vibrant, multi-colored pebbles and rocks, creating a mesmerizing display of colors.

While the Eastfjords are sparsely populated, the small communities that dot the landscape exude a unique charm. These quaint fishing communities offer a glimpse into a simpler way of life, each possessing its own distinct character and traditions. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the local culture, enabling you to truly appreciate the authenticity and warmth of these rural settlements.

Before reaching the central hub of the East, Egilsstadir, your guide will introduce you to the enchanting world of small-town life in the countryside. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of these idyllic locales as you discover the hidden gems and fascinating stories that make each community special.

Egilsstadir, the largest town in the Eastfjords, welcomes you with open arms. Situated in close proximity to Hallormsstadaskogar, the largest forest in Iceland, and the legendary Lagafljot lake, this vibrant town offers plenty of opportunities for exploration. 

Take a leisurely stroll through the forest, breathing in the fresh scent of pine and immersing yourself in the serenity of nature. Legend has it that a water monster resides in the depths of Lagafljot, adding an air of mystery to this picturesque location.

As part of today's itinerary, you have the option to engage in two captivating activities. 

Experience the landscapes of the East in a unique way by embarking on a horseback riding adventure, following in the footsteps of the early settlers, and forging a connection with the land. 

Alternatively, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation at Vok Baths, a tranquil geothermal spa nestled amidst Iceland's awe-inspiring natural beauty. Indulge in soothing thermal waters and bask in the peaceful ambiance, allowing all your cares to melt away.

After a day filled with exploration and relaxation, you'll find rest and comfort in Egilsstadir, where you'll spend a peaceful night.

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Day 5
Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, crashing into the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon with a terrifying roar.

Day 5 - Dettifoss, Myvatn & Akureyri

Get ready to embark on a journey to the enchanting North of Iceland, traversing the vast and breathtaking expanse of Vatnajokull National Park. 

But before bidding farewell to the East, an extraordinary opportunity awaits you - the chance to explore the magnificent Studlagil Canyon. This canyon, adorned with towering basalt columns and adorned with crystal-clear blue waters, offers a sight that will leave you in awe. Take leisurely walks along its trails, capturing unforgettable photographs and immersing yourself in its sheer natural beauty.

As you continue your expedition, prepare to witness the grandeur of Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Even before reaching the falls, you'll be captivated by the mist and spray that permeate the air, signaling the might of this massive natural wonder. Its majestic presence has attracted the attention of filmmakers, with the blockbuster movie Prometheus among those to utilize this extraordinary location as a backdrop.

Next on the itinerary is the dynamic and diverse Myvatn area, named after the famous lake known as the 'Fly Lake.' This region is renowned for its vibrant geothermal activity, and you'll have the opportunity to witness it firsthand in the Namaskard area. Here, you'll observe the forces of nature as they manifest through steaming mud puddles and fumaroles, creating a captivating spectacle.

As you continue your journey towards the "Capital of the North," Akureyri, a quick stop awaits you at the majestic Godafoss waterfall. This historic site holds great significance, as it marks the symbolic transition from the old pagan religion to the embrace of Christianity. Legend has it that the ancient idols of the pagan faith were cast into the waters of Godafoss as an act of allegiance to the newfound Christian faith.

In the vibrant city of Akureyri, known as the "Capital of the North," you'll find a bustling hub of culture, art, and natural beauty. Nestled between picturesque mountains and the vast ocean, this charming city offers several attractions to explore. 

Enjoy a leisurely evening, taking in the ambiance of this northern gem, and find rest and rejuvenation as you spend the night in Akureyri.

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Day 6
Goðafoss waterfall, onyl 12 metres in height, but wide and heavy in flow, offers a stunning vista, regardless of season.

Day 6 - Return to Reykjavik

As your Icelandic adventure draws to a close, you'll embark on a memorable journey back to Reykjavik, with several exciting stops along the way. 

Your first stop is Hauganes, a delightful coastal town renowned for its picturesque beauty. From here, you'll embark on a thrilling whale-watching excursion, venturing into the vast seas teeming with diverse marine life. Keep your eyes open for mesmerizing seabirds, playful dolphins, and the magnificent migratory whales that grace the Icelandic waters.

After bidding farewell to the wonders of Hauganes, you'll continue your journey back to the vibrant capital of Reykjavik. As you travel through the scenic landscapes of Iceland, take the time to soak in the captivating sights surrounding you. 

As you conclude this remarkable expedition, take a moment to appreciate the transformative power of travel and the profound connection you've forged with the captivating land of Iceland.

With memories etched in your mind and a sense of fulfillment in your heart, your Icelandic adventure comes to a close. As you bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and warm-hearted people of Iceland, cherish the experiences and stories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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What to bring

Warm wind- and waterproof clothing
Good outdoor shoes
Swimsuit and a towel

Good to know

Customers travelling on their own will be given 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.

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 refunded to you.

Please note that only pick up and drop-off from designated pick up locations in the greater capital area is available, not from Keflavík International Airport. Therefore, we do not recommend attempting to start this tour on your arrival day in Iceland. Arrival time back to Reykjavík at the end of your tour can vary depending on weather and traffic.

It is also recommended that your flight out of Iceland is booked at least one day after this tour.

You can bring one piece of luggage of up to 24 inches (61 centimeters) on board. You can store more luggage in Reykjavik for a small cost.

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Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost.

The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after.

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 and declare full cancellation.

COVID-19 Related Cancellations

If you need to cancel your booking due to COVID-19 related reasons, the cancellation insurance provides further protection for your booking. If you purchase a self-drive tour or guided tour package along with the cancellation insurance, you will also get a full refund.

If you test positive on arrival, to get the full refund after arrival, please email us at with your booking details and your test result within 4 hours after you receive the test result.

If your flight gets cancelled due to COVID, to get the full refund, please email us at with your booking details and your flight cancellation confirmation prior to your scheduled flight departure time.

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.


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