Small-Group 10-Hour Summer Sightseeing Tour of East Iceland and Highlands from Egilsstadir

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Egilsstaðir, Iceland
9 hours
June - Oct.
Minimum age


Make the most of your trip to East Iceland with this 10-hour summer tour through the glorious Icelandic Highlands. Those eager to see unique landscapes and hidden gems in a remote area should book this small-group tour now.

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel or guesthouse in Egilsstadir. You start your trip by traveling through the Jokuldalur glacier valley, home to many picture-perfect waterfalls. 

From this beautiful area, you head to Saenautasel, a restored turf house in the Icelandic highlands. It’s off the beaten track and is perfect for a peaceful early-day stop. You can spend your time here checking out the house’s historical artifacts. 

The tour’s next stop is the deep ravines of Hafrahvammagljufur canyon. This location has a hidden gem, a naturally warm geothermal waterfall. Enjoy hot spring bathing in the warm waters and watch the stream run into the Laugarvalladalur valley’s main river. 

After a rejuvenating soak, the next stop is at Karahnjukar, the largest power plant in Europe. The view into the canyon is mesmerizing, and you can take your time marveling at the surrounding panoramic vistas.

The last attraction for the day is Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstadur. From the peaceful Lake Lagarfljot, home of the legendary Lagarfljot Wyrm, to the towering groves of trees, there are plenty of places to explore and appreciate. In a trip full of highlights, this is the perfect place to cap the trip.

This summer tour takes between nine to ten hours. You pack a lot of scenery into this time frame and get a well-rounded tour of the Icelandic Highlands. With only two to 12 people, you can count on having a private experience.

Travel with your significant other or the kids on this small tour without having to worry about large and chaotic tour groups. Instead, you and a handful of other travelers will have a peaceful excursion of some incredible sights of East Iceland. The tour is family-friendly and safe for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Whether you have a short stay in Iceland or are here for a while, this tour is perfect for getting the most out of your trip. You’ll have an incredibly unique experience adding this summer tour to your itinerary. 

Enjoy the hidden gems of East Iceland, including hot spring bathing and historical turf houses, by booking this full-day summer tour from Egilsstadir. Check availability now by choosing a date.


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Transfer to and from Egilsstadir
Small-group tour of the Highland Circle
English-speaking guide


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good walking shoes
A packed lunch (or request one when booking)
Swimsuit and towel

Good to know

Due to weather or road conditions, the tour operator may alter the itinerary or cancel the tour. The journey time could also be longer.

Departure dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions.

Cancelations more than 29 days before the scheduled tour incur a 20 percent cancelation fee.

Cancelations 15 to 28 days before the scheduled tour incur a 50 percent cancellation fee.

Cancelations less than 15 days before the scheduled tour incur a 100 percent cancelation fee.

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