Walk on the white expanse of a glacier on this 10-day circle of Iceland tour.

Amazing 10 Day Untouched Iceland Tour of the Complete Ring Road with Glacier Hiking & Ice Caving

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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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Included

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

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Super Jeep
Sightseeing
Northern lights hunting
Hot Spring Bathing
Ice Caving

Attractions

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
Myvatn Nature Baths
Fjallsárlón
Svínafellsjökull
Berserkjahraun
Lóndrangar
Djúpalónssandur
Breiðamerkurjökull
Diamond Beach

Daily itinerary

Day 1
You'll see majestic waterfalls which are fed by the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano, as you travel along the South Coast.

Thingvellir National Park & 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
Go glacier hiking on Svinafellsjökull glacier and pass deep crevasses and blue ice sculptures.

Glacier Hike in Vatnajokull National Park

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

Ice Cave Expedition in Vatnajokull National Park

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

Eastfjords

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

North Iceland with Dettifoss and Lake Myvatn

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

Myvatn Area with Krafla, Viti & Namaskard

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

Myvatn Area with Dimmuborgir & Skutustadir

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

Godafoss & Vatnsnes Peninsula

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

Vatnsnes & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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

Snaefellsnes Peninsula and back to Reykjavik

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.

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.

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