10-Day Untouched Tour | Circle of Iceland with Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving

10-Day Untouched Tour | Circle of Iceland with Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving
See sparkling icebergs that have washed up on the shore of the Diamond Beach.
As you travel the South Coast, you will stop at waterfalls which are fed by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
You'll see jagged cliffs and mighty mountains as you travel the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
See the waves of the Atlantic crash upon the shore of Reynisfjara black sand beach.
See Lake Mývatn in its frozen glory on a 10-day circle of Iceland tour.
Watch the steam rise from the ground at Námaskarð, a geothermal area near Lake Mývatn.

Come on an adventure of a lifetime and circle the entire island of ice and fire with this 10-day all-encompassing tour. Those looking for an excursion which is packed with unbound nature and wildlife, local history, traditions, and volcanic wonders that will take your breath away, should not miss this tour.

You'll travel from the UNESCO World Heritage site and National Park of Þingvellir, to the beautiful attractions on the South Coast like the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the scenic peninsula Dyrhólaey, and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. 

You will enjoy the epic landscapes of Vatnajökull National Park where you will spend two days exploring the glaciers inside out with a visit to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a glacier hike and an ice cave expedition.

Discover hidden gems as you pass jagged mountain peaks in the Eastfjords of Iceland, on your way to the otherworldly Mývatn area in the North. Spend three days exploring the volcanic wonders of Mývatn, the caldera Krafla, the crater Víti, as well as other secret locations.

In northern Iceland, you'll also see the spectacular waterfall Goðafoss and Vatnsnes peninsula with its untamed seal colonies and the Hvítserkur rock stack that looks magnificent under the Northern Lights.

Before returning to Reykjavík city, you'll stop at Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its diverse terrain of tall, rugged ocean cliffs, volcanos, majestic mountains, and the jewel; Snæfellsjökull glacier. 

Sit back and enjoy the ride without a worry. All accommodations on this tour have been sorted out for you, and you'll spend the nights in a comfortable country hotel or guesthouse with a private bathroom and including breakfast. You also have the oppurtunity to go on a glacier hike and a visit to an authentic ice cave.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jan. - Mar.
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting, Hot Spring Bathing, Ice Caving
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Akureyri, Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Vatnsnes, Goðafoss, Dettifoss, Snæfellsjökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Snæfellsnes, Skaftafell, Möðrudalur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Stykkishólmur, Arnarstapi, Krafla, Vík í Mýrdal, Víti in Krafla, Egilsstaðir, Eskifjörður, Námafjall Geothermal Area, Kirkjufell, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Hvítserkur, Mývatn Nature Baths, Fjallsárlón, Svínafellsjökull, Berserkjahraun, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Breiðamerkurjökull, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Pickup is between 8:00-8:30. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavik

  • Double occupancy accommodation for 9 nights at hotels/guesthouses with private bathroom during the tour, including breakfast

  • Transportation in spacious and modified 4×4 vehicles

  • English guidance by a native guide and photographer

  • Accommodation outside those on the tour

  • Flights

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good sturdy shoes

  • Camera and a tripod for the perfect Northern Lights picture

Good to know:

For a single room there is a supplement extra, as single rooms are more expensive.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Thingvellir National Park & The South Coast

You'll see majestic waterfalls which are fed by the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano, as you travel along the South Coast.

​With an early pickup, you'll be ahead of the crowds when visiting the UNESCO World Heritage and National Park of Þingvellir. Hiking through this rift valley, following in the footsteps of our forefathers, is an excellent introduction to the history and geology of the area.

Travelling through off the beaten track locations, you'll spend the rest of the day traversing the South Coast. You'll stop at the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss that are both fed by the infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull. 

Before you reach your accommodations in the village of Vík, you'll visit the promontory Dyrhólaey and the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, where you'll face the unbound North Atlantic Ocean. 

After a quality dinner, you'll head out to the wild nature in search of the Northern Lights if the forecast looks promising.

Day 2 - Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park

Go glacier hiking on Svinafellsjökull glacier and pass deep crevasses and blue ice sculptures.

The next two days will be spent travelling in and around Vatnajökull National Park. You'll get to know glaciers inside and out as towering over the park is Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.

There are countless natural wonders to see here, and you'll start with a glacier hike on Svínafellsjökull glacier where you'll trek across the white expanse, past deep crevasses and strange ice sculptures.

After about three hours of outdoor activities, you'll get some hot beverages for the road. You'll then head for Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. There, icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float peacefully on the serene lake.

You will stay at a local farm hotel, located mere minutes away from Jökulárslón. You'll have a great view of the glacier, and in the evening, you can go Northern Lights hunting if conditions allow.

Day 3 - Ice Cave Expedition in Vatnajokull National Park

Step inside an Ice Cave on this 10-day circle of Iceland tour.

You'll start the day early with a breakfast at your accommodations. If the conditions allow, you'll visit the Diamond Beach where icebergs appear to have changed into diamonds. Ice chunks from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon wash up on this black sand beach and are reminiscent of the precious stones as the glisten in the sunlight.

As beautiful as the Diamond Beach is, the highlight of the day is, however, the ice cave expedition at Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. It takes about an hour to reach the crystal cave, but it is without a doubt one of the most spectacular wonders of our volcanic island.  

From the electric blue ice cave, your local guide will take you to some secret locations in the area. After two days in the national park, you will indeed understand why our island is called Iceland.

Day 4 - Eastfjords

Watch the Northern Lights dance in the evening sky on your 10-day adventure tour.

Every part of our island has its own charm and speciality. As you drive east, you will leave Vatnajökull National Park, enter the Eastfjords and discover the region's magic.

The isolated Eastfjords have their own epic landscape and special wildlife. When driving along the coastline, viewing mountains like Vestrahorn, the scenery becomes strangely tilted; massive mountains and jagged peaks seem to be collapsing into the ocean at every turn. 

To many, the Eastfjords are their favourite place, with their powerful nature, isolated villages and locals that can trace their ancestry back to the beginning of settlement. 

Eskifjörður village is the perfect place to end the day. You'll stay at a local hotel huts with an exceptional ocean and mountain view. After a quality dinner, you will head out once again in search for the Northern Lights.

Day 5 - North Iceland with Dettifoss and Lake Myvatn

See the frozen environment of Lake Mývatn on this 10-day circle of Iceland tour.

You will head out early in the morning and leave the peaceful Eastfjords behind. Your destination is the otherworldly Mývatn area in northern Iceland.

Traversing to the north, you will visit Möðrudalur á Fjöllum farm settlement and the country's most powerful waterfall, the iconic Dettifoss.

You will arrive at Lake Mývatn late afternoon. Here is where you will spend the next three nights, visiting epic natural phenomenon like the caldera Krafla with the crater Víti, Námaskarð geothermal area, Dimmuborgir lava field, and other secret locations. 

The area around Mývatn is a volcano wonderland with craters in every direction, exceptional lava formation from past eruptions and colourful geothermal hotspots for viewing and even bathing. 

Day 6 - Myvatn Area with Krafla, Viti & Namaskard

Visit Námaskarð geothermal area near Lake Mývatn on your 10-day winter adventure.

Today, you'll wake up at your accommodations that are surrounded by bowl-shaped craters. You might feel like you have left planet Earth as the vivid landscape of the Mývatn area is both unusual and otherworldly.

You will visit the caldera Krafla and the crater Víti. In Icelandic, Víti means 'Hell' because in the past; people often believed hell to be under volcanoes. You will also visit the geothermal hotspot of Námaksarð where you will see boiling mud pools and steaming fumaroles. 

After spending most of the time outside in the cold, the warm natural baths at Mývatn are a welcome change. Relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing in the geothermal water and remember to look up in the sky, because if the Northern Lights decide to become visible, Mývatn is without a doubt one of the best places on the island to witness them.

Day 7 - Myvatn Area with Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir

See the Skútustaðir craters in the Mývatn area on a circle of Iceland tour.

On the last day in the Lake Mývatn area, you will hike through the extraordinary lava field of Dimmuborgir, known for its exceptional beauty and the stories of trolls that may come to life at any time. 

After lunch, you will spend some time at Skútústaðir, which is a cluster of volcanic craters along the banks of Lake Mývatn. The craters are perfect visual evidence of past volcanic eruptions. 

Every day you can expect to visit and enjoy local sites that are not on the itinerary, as your knowledgeable guide will show you some hidden spots and secret gems to fill up the day.

Day 8 - Godafoss & Vatnsnes Peninsula

Visit the strange rock formation of Hvítserkur as you travel through northern Iceland.

It is time to leave this unique part of the island and visit the legendary Goðafoss waterfall, also known as 'The Waterfall of the Gods'. 

Before you leave the north, you'll stop at the 'capital of the North', the town of Akureyri for a nice lunch. With fully charged batteries, you'll drive to Vatnsnes Peninsula, which is also known to be the land of seals and the home of the trolls. If the forecast looks promising, Hvítserkur rock stack will be visited around sunset.

Day 9 - Vatnsnes & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

See the diverse wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a circle of Iceland tour.

There is something special about waking up in the very peaceful land of seals. Before you make hit the road again, it is highly recommended that you take a short stroll down to the seal colonies to watch these adorable creatures laze about on the beach. 

After enjoying the great outdoors travelling around Vatnsnes Peninsula, you will head for another, equally impressive peninsula, Snæfellsnes. 

They say that Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a mini-edition of our island, with its diverse terrain of tall, rugged ocean cliffs, volcanos, monumental mountains, like Kirkjufell, and the jewel, Snæfellsjökull glacier. 

You will enjoy a local quality dinner down by the harbour and spend the night in Stykkilshólmur, an old and charming fishing village.

Day 10 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula and back to Reykjavik

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is filled with jagged cliffs, mighty mountains and a glacier that covers a volcano.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula has so much to offer, and so you should expect a day filled with volcanoes, glaciers and the unbound ocean. 

While circling the Snæfellsjökull glacier and travelling through this multi-diverse terrain, one of the highlights is the majestic mountain Kirkjufell. 

You will also pass through occasional fishing villages, like the hamlet Arnarstapi, and visit natural sites like Djúpalónssandur-black pebble beach, Lóndrangar rock stacks as well as a few more hidden gems. 

When leaving the Peninsula, you will head back to Reykjavík where you will enjoy your last dinner with the group.

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