8 days Ring Road Tour on Hotel Bus
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8 days Ring Road Tour on Hotel Bus

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Departure from

Reykjavik

Destination

Akureyri, Black sand Beach, Glacier Lagoon, Golden circle, I Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, South Coast, Vik

Feature

4 days or more

Why we love this tour


  • A brand new concept where you stay in our luxurious HotelBus equipped with beds and large tables
  • Travel along The Ring Road on bus
  • Everyone gets a seat at one of the large tables and a bed made up with duvet and pillow
  • English-speaking tour guide

About The Hotel Bus

Every day we go to new places around Iceland experiencing everything from the most beautiful Icelandic waterfalls to a “glacial lagoon”.

In the evening, we will stop at campsites, etc., where you will have the opportunity of taking a shower and socialize with each other during a good dinner before going to bed.

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Detailed description

The first night – Check-in and departure

The tours start in the evening from the Keflavik airport at 8 PM (check-in from 7 PM). We will drive for a couple of hours to the first overnight site, and the first meal served will be breakfast the next morning. So whenever your flight arrives during the day, just stay at the airport – and be ready for a great tour around Iceland.

If your plane arrives in the evening (the day before), we have two ideas for you: Book a hotel room in Reykjavik and spend the departure day there. Or you could take a night at the airport and make a trip to the Blue Lagoon if your plane arrives in the morning.

Day 1 – The Golden Circle

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We serve breakfast and todays program will consist of the magnificent sights of Thingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir in South Iceland. Þingvellir National Park is considered a sacred place in Iceland where the Icelandic parliament was established in year 930. At Þingvellir you can see clearly how the Eurasian and North-American plates are drifting apart, literally standing on the boundaries between Europe and America. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gullfoss is considered the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland and fed by the second biggest glacier, Langjökull, falls 32 meters into a canyon offering a spectacular view surrounded by walls up to 70 meter high. Then, we will see the legendary Geysir, the famous hot springs area. Here you will be able to experience the forces of an active geyser, Strokkur.

Highlights:

  •  National park Þingvellir (pronounced Thingvellir).
  • Gullfoss, the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland.
  •  The amazing waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.
  • The famous Geysir and geothermic area.
  • Secret Lagoon

Extra Activities:

  •  Secret Lagoon
  •  Horsebackriding

Day 2 – Dyrholaey, Black Beach and Skaftafell

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We drive along The South Coast visiting all the major attractions such as Seljalandsfoss, Glufrabui, Skogafoss, Dyrholaey and the Black Beach. We first drive to the dramatic black sand beach of Reynisfjara. The waves have forged the shore and basalt cliffs over time, forming many of the famous natural gems in the area. we continue  towards the east through enchanting lava fields and desert glacier sands.We arrive at the national park Skaftafell in the afternoon where we will walk to the waterfall Svartifoss and explore the beautiful landscape. We will stay on this campsite for two nights.

Highlights:

  • Dyrholaey
  • Black Beach
  • Vik
  • Skaftafell

Day 3 – Glacier walking and Jokulsarlon

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Vatnajökull glacier dominates this area. Svinafellsjökull and the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is our first stop. Seals may can be spotted in the lagoon. You can take a glacier hike and/or enjoy sailing on the glacier lagoon and visit Diamond beach. The whole day is dedicated the area around the biggest glacier in Iceland and you may do different activities or just enjoy the natural view.

Highlights

  • Skaftafell
  • Svinafellsjokull
  • Jokulsarlon
  • Diamond beach
  • Glacier walk

Extra Activities:

  • Glacier walk
  • AMPHIBIAN BOAT TOUR
  • ZODIAC TOUR
  • Climbing

Day 4 – East Coast – Egilsstadir

We drive through the old fisherman town Höfn and the new tunnel under Almannaskard. It is the geologic oldest in Iceland with clips who is between 16 – 20 million years old. We visit the capital city in the east coast Egilsstadir. We explore the area around Hallormstaðaskogur, Iceland largest forest, driving around the Lagarfljót Lake.  We take a hiking tour up to Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss, one of the most beautiful waterfalls.

Highlights:

  • Höfn
  • Hallormstadarskogur
  • Egilsstadir
  • Hengifoss
  • Litlanesfoss

Day 5 – Dettifoss, Asbyrgi, Husavik, Myvatn

We drive through the wasteland of Möðrudalsheiði ,the homeland of Reindeer in Iceland and then we will visit Dettifoss waterfall, which is the most powerfull waterfall in Europe. Then, we will visit Asbyrgi and walk in Sleipnir Horse Shoe among the cliffs. At last we drive to Húsavik and enjoy the midnight sun. At Húsavik you can join the original Whale Watching Tours, sailing among the whales.

Highlights:

  • Dettifoss
  • Asbyrgi
  • Húsavik

Extra Activities:

  • Whale-watching(must be prebooked)

Day 6 – Myvatn, Godafoss and Akureyri

We will explore the nature reserve of Lake Myvatn and its unique surroundings. Dimmuborgir the home of Elves, Namaskarð, geothermal wonder of hot sulfuric mud springs and steam springs. Black rivers and bubbling pools of sulfuric mud cut through a landscape that is rich with colorful minerals and is continuously steaming. Skutustadir craters stretch into the lake forming part of the wetland conservation area. We will stop at Myvatn nature bath and stress off. At last we visit Krafla and then we drive to Godafoss Waterfall , and we make a short stop in Iceland’s second largest town Akureyri.

Highlights:

  • Myvatn
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Skutustadagigar
  • Námaskard
  • Krafla
  • Viti
  • Godafoss
  • Akureyri

Extra Activities:

  • Myvatn naturbath(2 hours)

Day 7 – Borgarfjördur, Deildartunguhver and Reykjavik

We will drive towards Reykjavik. After crossing Holtavorduheidi, we turn off the main road and visit several sights in the Borgarfjördur Area. This site used to be the residence of Snorri Sturluson, a ninth century poet, scholar, and author of the most important Icelandic Saga’s. From Reykholt we proceed to Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring in the world, the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafossar Waterfalls in Borgarfjördur are some of our last sights. These waterfalls are some of the most unique in Iceland because of their unusual setting. At last we expect to arrive Reykjavik around dinner time, and after a short sightseeing tour around the city, we leave for the airport.

Highlights

  • Deildartunguhver
  • Hraunfossar
  • Barnafossar
  • Reykjavik

The last night – at the airport and goodbye in the morning

We will be back at the airport at 10 pm for the last night in the bus. Check-out before 8 AM. If you want to prolong your stay in Iceland, you can also get off the bus in Reykjavik in the evening of the last day of the tour.

Meeting Information

  • Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík at 8:45

What's included and excluded

  • Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík
  • English-guided tour in a minibus around Iceland
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

What you need to know

Duration: 8 days.
What to bring:
Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

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