River Tours

Thanks to Iceland's mighty glaciers, great river systems line the entire country. River tours provide opportunities for rafting, angling and even super jeep crossings, as well as a unique means of experiencing Iceland's unbound natural beauty.

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River Tours

Thanks to Iceland's mighty glaciers, great river systems line the entire country. River tours provide opportunities for rafting, angling and even super jeep crossings, as well as a unique means of experiencing Iceland's unbound natural beauty.
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4.6
20 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
92 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River

Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat.  Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike.  Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools.  Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland

Come along on a truly rewarding rafting tour on Vestari Jökulsá river in northern Iceland. Those looking for a fun and exciting journey should not let this opportunity pass them by.  Vestari Jökulsá or 'The West Glacial River' is fed by the mighty Hofsjökull glacier and winds down a relatively flat land, making this excursion perfect for young adventure seekers. The river flows through a stunning canyon and past beautiful valleys, which provide for a scenic journey. Make your way to the rafting base camp in Hafgrímsstaðir, which is around 110 kilometres from the northern town of Akureyri. There, you will meet your rafting guides and hop aboard a vehicle that will take you to the river. Before you board your boat, you will be given quick river rafting and safety introductions. You will also be provided with all the safety gear needed for the excursion, such as a helmet and a drysuit, so you will be able to fully enjoy your rafting experience. Then it is time for your adventure to start! You will board a boat and rush down the river which snakes through a dramatic canyon and past green valleys. You will experience splashing waves and spectacular scenery along the way. As you travel, you can engage in a friendly water fight with the other boats and even take a dip in this glacial river. Don't worry; your drysuit will keep you warm. After you are back on dry land, you can warm up with hot cocoa, made from natural spring water. Join this family-friendly rafting tour and experience the beautiful Icelandic nature in an exciting way; by rushing down a glacial river. Book now to secure your spot on this action-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik

Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options.  Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat.  Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly.  Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you.  Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river.   After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring.  So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
9hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Whitewater Action in North Iceland

Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee.  From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers.  After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process.  Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none.   You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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4.8
158 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.7
113 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity. The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads. Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, and the Blue Lagoon can easily be added. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier. You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace. Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.   Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater. Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
17 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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4.7
3 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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9-Hour Day Tour to Seljalandsfoss & Thorsmork Valley

Step right up for this tour of one of the most beautiful, untouched wilds of Iceland, the valley of Þórsmörk. Your tour guides will pick you up in a comfortable Super Jeep in the morning and take you to this popular hiker’s retreat, on a perfect day tour in the land of ice and fire. The first stop of the day will bring you to Seljalandsfoss, a gorgeous waterfall nestled in the cliffs of rolling farmland, nourished by the river which meanders away from the falls. At 60 m (131 ft) high, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland, and it is a particularly unique spot because you can take the rocky path which winds behind the falls. It is a new perspective to look out on the green-and-black terrain of Iceland through the curtain of clear, misty water. You’ll also pause at Gígjökull, a glacial tongue of Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier which made headlines in 2010 with its colossal eruption. It lies draped over the mountainous outcroppings of the valley like a fluffy white blanket. Then, you’ll go to Stakkholtsgjá, a canyon located near the entrance to Þórsmörk valley. It has a narrow riverbed and ends in a beautiful waterfall. Finally, after driving over several deep, swift glacial rivers, you’ll enter the Þórsmörk area. This rift valley, named after the Norse god of thunder and rain, Thor, is located in southern Iceland between two glaciers, Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. There are many trails to explore here, from those that cross the glaciers to multi-day hiking trails such as Laugavegur, which takes hikers all the way to Landmannalaugar in southwest Iceland. Here, you’ll have time to take in the gorgeous surroundings as you hike in the area, with stops available at the visitor’s huts at Básar and Húsadalur. These huts are airy and well-kept, providing a charming spot to stop and chat with other hikers you meet along the way. After a refreshing walk around the countryside, you’ll be driven back to the city in time to have dinner, a few drinks and maybe catch a show. Don't miss this invigorating day trip to the beautiful valley of Þórsmörk. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour

Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides.  Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.  
4.0
1 review

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Reykjanes and Floinn | The Hidden Southern Gems Tour

Join us on a unique and memorable trip to a hidden part of Iceland, in a comfortable minibus. Guests on this tour will experience a rural adventure with rivers, mountain view, a waterfall, lava-fields, a hot spring and birdlife. A full day packed with extraordinary places that Iceland has to offer. There are quite a few artisans in the area as you will see in the workshops as well as farm lodgings, country boutiques, and so much more.   Depending on what suits your needs the best, you can either select a pickup place of your choice or come to our office where the tour departures from at 9 am every morning.  Leaving the capital, we head east towards our first stop, Urriðafoss, Iceland’s largest waterfall concerning water quantity. The waterfall belongs to Þjórsá, Iceland's longest river, around 230 km long. Next stop on this tour is at a charming museum of wood and artistic craftsmanship, called Tré og List, which is full of beautiful pieces made by the local farmer.   After stopping at this artisan museum, the next stop is at the Old Icelandic Farmhouses. There, guests can step into an old turf house and learn about sustainable architecture from many years ago.    From there we'll head to Strandakirkja, a rural church located a stone's throw from the beach, where the bitterly cold sea meets harsh volcanic rocks and black sand. This church is located on the South Coast of Iceland, in Selvogur.    Driving even further out on the Reykjanes peninsula, the next stop is at Krísuvíkurbjarg, stunning black cliffs. Here, thousands of seabirds nest. You can hike along the trail to the edge of the cliffs where it's possible to spot kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, and other birds as they dive into the sea. Close by is our next stop, Seltangar. Seltangar is a fishing settlement which was abandoned in 1880. There, an assortment of crude stone foundations for huts and storehouses can be seen. Former residents claimed they were chased out by a ghost named "Tumi."   Now we are headed out to the second last stop on this tour, Krísuvík; a geothermal area where you can take a walk between the boiling mud puddles and smell the sulfates  The last stop is then at nearby Kleifarvatn lake, which is nestled below a steep mountain. The seemingly deserted space is an attractive spot for a quiet walk over small black lava rocks.   In the evening, we will head back to the centre of Reykjavík where our day together ends. Make sure you don’t miss the change to see the places that not everyone visits. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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13 Day Winter Self Drive | Clockwise Ring Road & Snaefellsnes

Set off on a winter journey around Iceland visiting breathtaking attractions all the while hunting for the Northern Lights at night. As well as sightseeing, there are countless options to add exhilarating activities to your itinerary making this self-drive holiday appealing for all. You will travel in a clockwise direction around the Ring Road of Iceland but not before making a stop at the captivating Snæfellsnes peninsula. Many choose to visit the Ring Road in an anti-clockwise direction, so this itinerary promises fewer people at the attractions you will visit. Not only will you get to see the well-travelled Golden Circle and South Coast, but you will also get to visit lesser-known sites in the North and East of the island, such as Lake Mývatn and Mt. Vestrahorn, as well as on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the west. You will see the geysers, cross mountain valleys and visit other famous locations, such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Goðafoss waterfall, which are all a part of this great Self Drive. Every step of the way, you can add a range of outdoor adventures such as horse riding, snowmobiling or hiking on a glacier.  Whatever you decide to do, this self-drive journey allows you to take in Iceland at your own pace and the luxury of driving yourself presents plenty of opportunities to chase the Northern Lights at night. All of your accommodation is also arranged, making the travel free of all fuss and stress; all you have to do is decide how you want to spend your time in Iceland. Wrap up warm and prepare for a road trip to remember in the winter wonderland of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
13days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
1 review

Duration:
10days
Available:
All year
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9 Day Self-Drive Winter Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, and Ice Cave

Book this incredible self-drive tour to make the most of nine days in Iceland. This tour is perfect for those who wish for the opportunity to see Iceland’s best-known sites, to marvel over its hidden gems, and who desire the freedom to explore in their own time. On this drive, you will see the world-famous Golden Circle, the diverse landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the wonders of the South Coast. You will also receive a ticket to the famous Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the warm azure waters of the spa. You will have opportunities to do more than just sightseeing, however; as you book, you will find adventures that you can pick and choose to add on to each day, such as snorkelling, caving, snowmobiling and glacier hiking. You will even have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit an ice cave. The beauty of a self-drive is that you choose when to leave and where to go. You will only have to find your accommodation each night and the location of the tours you book. To aid you with this, you will receive a personal itinerary that will inform you of all the potential sites you can visit in a day, both famous landmarks and hidden gems, so that the journey you plan fits your desires and needs. What is more, Iceland experiences many hours of darkness this time of year, so there is always the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. You will spend numerous nights in country hotels, away from the bright city lights, enhancing your chances to see the beautiful Auroras.  Do not miss this chance to explore Iceland, from its most unique corners to its most famous sites, on this incredible 9-day self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
8 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience

Reserve this 9-day package tour to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in winter. In addition to visiting the most exciting and popular attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle, you'll have a rare opportunity to see a natural gem, an ice cave in the Vatnajökull glacier. You will also see the famed Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, which has made numerous appearances in Hollywood blockbuster films. Snæfellsnes, the peninsula aptly nicknamed "Iceland in miniature," is another highlight of this package. You will also have a free day to explore the capital Reykjavík while also the chance to visit Akureyri, the largest city in northern Iceland, with an included flight. From there, you'll investigate the cratered landscape of the Lake Mývatn area and the strange, elf-blessed formations of lava rocks. All your accommodation is included in this travel package. You'll be able to customise your trip with additional activities to suit your interests, whether you want to make your vacation a haven of relaxation, or cram every evening with something fun. On your day in the Golden Circle area, you can go snorkelling in Silfra fissure while at Þingvellir.  If the waters don't call to you, try the glacier and mountains! You can go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier, the second largest ice cap in Iceland. Zoom across the ice as fast as you can, or take your time and enjoy the view. If you're feeling tired, but not ready to call it a day, let someone else do the walking. Go horseback riding and get to know the sturdy Icelandic horse. These horses are cutest at this time of year, in their shaggy winter coats.  The package is also designed to allow you to hunt for the Northern Lights often throughout your stay, increasing your chances of seeing their fleeting glory. Don't miss out on this full tour of Iceland, including a one-of-a-kind ice cave! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
10 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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9 Day Package | With Guided Tour Around The Ring Road of Iceland

Join this guided 9-day tour where you'll travel the circle of Iceland and visit both the most popular attractions as well as some off-the-beaten-path locations. From landing to departure, nothing but adventure and spectacular nature will await you.  When in the South, you'll visit the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and all the incredible waterfalls in between. You‘ll even have the chance to climb the ancient ice of a glacier with an experienced glacier guide. You'll then move to the Eastfjords, to see mountains and valleys, small, idyllic towns and to breathe in unmatched fresh air. You'll also stop at countless hidden gems known only to your guide. From there, you will head the North, where you'll come across the world-renowned Lake Mývatn with all its natural and geological wonders. You'll also get to unwind in the Mývatn Nature Baths and take a boat ride out into the Atlantic from one of the whale-watching capitals of Europe. From there, you will travel south again heading back to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Throughout the duration of the tour, you will have the opportunity to opt-in for extra fun activities. Your transfers to and from the International airport, accommodation and tours are all sorted prior to your arrival, meaning all you need to do is focus on enjoying this incredible country. Don’t miss out on Iceland’s nature, culture and history. Circle the entire country with this 9-day package. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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Midnight Sun Photography Workshop | 12-Day Circle of Iceland

Bring your photography skills to higher levels by joining this 12-day summer workshop chasing the light of the midnight sun around Iceland. If you want to capture and experience varied and stunning volcanic landscapes in the company of professional photo guides and fellow photography enthusiasts, this is an adventure not to be missed.  The midnight sun is a phenomenon of the Arctic night sky, when the sunlight perpetuates throughout the night, creating a golden glow and some of the most fantastic photo opportunities you have ever encountered.  Your experienced guides are professional nature and landscape photographers who will share their expertise on how to best capture the elusive and magnificent landscapes of the land of ice and fire.  Be prepared to get up early and stay up late, forever bathed in light, travelling around the country to its most revered locations of the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Lake Mývatn, East Iceland and Vatnajökull National Park―meals, lodging and transport included.  The subjects at hand are astounding; ranging from black sand beaches and lava fields to glacier lagoons, nature reserves, volcanoes and waterfalls. This season is also when the North Atlantic Puffin is busy nesting all over the country, enabling you to visit lively seabird colonies for fantastical wildlife photography.  Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure of embarking on a professional photo workshop around Iceland during the period of the midnight sun; participating in an annual excursion during an unforgettable journey. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
12days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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7 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Snaefellsnes and the South Coast

Make the most of a week in Iceland without going over your budget with this affordable seven-day self-drive tour. This tour will allow you to see the incredible sights of Iceland without being bound to anyone else or breaking the bank. Self-drive tours allow you to be in control every day; you do not need to worry about tour guides hurrying you along, or other group members slowing you down. What you do and see is entirely up to you, just make sure to reach your next accommodation each night. Over the course of seven days, you will be able to see many of the awe-inspiring sites that make this country so famous, from the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to the dramatic Geysir geothermal area. Not only will you get to see these famous locations, but the personal itinerary provided to you will direct you to the places in Iceland few get to visit, where you can immerse yourself in nature far from anyone else. The landscapes you will see are incredibly diverse. Black sand beaches, geothermal areas, dramatic volcanoes, powerful waterfalls and beautiful valleys wait for you all across the country, interrupted with idyllic villages and stretches of rolling countryside. This tour does not need to be just a week of sightseeing as there are a wealth of activities you can choose to partake in as you travel, and if you book them alongside this self-drive, you’ll get them at a special discounted price. In Þingvellir National Park, you can snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Silfra, and at Langjökull glacier, you can explore an ice tunnel or go snowmobiling. There are two places you can hike on Iceland’s magnificent glaciers, two different boat tours you can take at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and at Þríhnúkagígur volcano, you can descend into its magma chamber. So don't hesitate. Immerse yourself in the Icelandic landscape and do so on a budget. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
7days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience Iceland to the fullest with this budget self-drive tour, exploring the country’s most popular attractions over 9 action-packed days. Highlights from this affordable package include the famous Golden Circle tour, the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the crown jewel of the South Coast, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This low-cost package is perfect for those travellers looking to avoid the hassles associated with larger groups and instead, take their holiday experience into their own hands, all whilst avoiding unnecessary pulls on the purse string.  To aid your trip around Iceland, you will be provided with a personal itinerary that will direct you to some of the country’s most unique locations. You will also have plenty of time to decide what activities best suit you at any given location as 9 days is ample time to explore the best Iceland has to offer, as well as leaving enough space to partake in some of the country’s most exciting activities.  During the booking process, you can add on tours where you'll hop onto a snowmobile at Langjökull glacier, ride horses through the Reykjanes Peninsula, explore the inner caldera of a volcano, bathe in the relaxing waters of the Blue Lagoon or take a windswept whale watching trip. The options are seemingly limitless and if you book now, you'll receive a special discount on these excursions. Hurry now and you too can experience the eclectic beauty of Iceland, all on a budget! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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River Tours

Thanks to Iceland's mighty glaciers, great river systems line the entire country. River tours provide opportunities for rafting, angling and even super jeep crossings, as well as a unique means of experiencing Iceland's unbound natural beauty.

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River Tours

Thanks to Iceland's mighty glaciers, great river systems line the entire country. River tours provide opportunities for rafting, angling and even super jeep crossings, as well as a unique means of experiencing Iceland's unbound natural beauty.
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4.6
20 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
92 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River

Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat.  Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike.  Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools.  Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland

Come along on a truly rewarding rafting tour on Vestari Jökulsá river in northern Iceland. Those looking for a fun and exciting journey should not let this opportunity pass them by.  Vestari Jökulsá or 'The West Glacial River' is fed by the mighty Hofsjökull glacier and winds down a relatively flat land, making this excursion perfect for young adventure seekers. The river flows through a stunning canyon and past beautiful valleys, which provide for a scenic journey. Make your way to the rafting base camp in Hafgrímsstaðir, which is around 110 kilometres from the northern town of Akureyri. There, you will meet your rafting guides and hop aboard a vehicle that will take you to the river. Before you board your boat, you will be given quick river rafting and safety introductions. You will also be provided with all the safety gear needed for the excursion, such as a helmet and a drysuit, so you will be able to fully enjoy your rafting experience. Then it is time for your adventure to start! You will board a boat and rush down the river which snakes through a dramatic canyon and past green valleys. You will experience splashing waves and spectacular scenery along the way. As you travel, you can engage in a friendly water fight with the other boats and even take a dip in this glacial river. Don't worry; your drysuit will keep you warm. After you are back on dry land, you can warm up with hot cocoa, made from natural spring water. Join this family-friendly rafting tour and experience the beautiful Icelandic nature in an exciting way; by rushing down a glacial river. Book now to secure your spot on this action-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik

Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options.  Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat.  Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly.  Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you.  Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river.   After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring.  So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
9hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Whitewater Action in North Iceland

Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee.  From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers.  After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process.  Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none.   You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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4.8
158 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.7
113 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity. The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads. Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, and the Blue Lagoon can easily be added. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier. You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace. Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.   Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater. Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
17 reviews