Why we love this tour
The Ring Road Vatnajökull Glacier South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara) Skaftafell National Park Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon The Diamond Beach Mývatn (Lake Myvatn) Dettifoss and Goðafoss Waterfalls Siglufjörður (Siglufjordur) Deildartunguhver Hot Spring Barnafoss and Hraunfossar Waterfalls Reykholt Historical siteSnæfellsnes Peninsula sights Bathing at Mývatn Nature Baths (*optional) Caving at Vatnshellir, Snæfellsnes (*optional)
7-Day Complete Iceland Tour
The very best of sensational Iceland in just 7 days. We will show you the most stunning and legendary places… from great waterfalls to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Golden Circle, an erupting geysir and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Whale watching, hiking, glacier hiking, historical sites, hot springs, steaming geothermal areas and far more.
This tour will show you the most majestic sights and scenery to be found around the famous Ring Road and the delights of Snæfellsnes peninsula. We will take you to steep fjords with ragged-toothed mountains reaching into the sky, black sand beaches, lava fields, charming fishing villages, whose histories are deeply woven into the fabric of Icelandic life and far more.
Day 1 –Þingvellir-Gullfoss-Geysir-Strokkur-Seljalandsfoss-Vik
We will take you to the most popular waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss on the roaring Hvítá river, and Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), the most significant historical site in Iceland, which is also a geological wonder. The cliff of the Almannagjá ravine runs right through Þingvellir, straddling two continents where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have been slowly moving apart. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for very good reasons! Next up is an erupting geyser, at the Geysir geothermal area. Strokkur, the most active geyser, nowadays, is very obliging, spouting torrents of scalding water every 5 to 10 minutes.
Then it is onwards to the best known black sand beach in Iceland, Reynisfjara.Full details of the places you will see on other days can be found in the itinerary. Each night you will stay at a different country hotel or guesthouse, putting you in the perfect location every time.We have some amazing activities for you, including an easy glacier hike on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. Watch the procession of giant icebergs floating lazily by at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the glacier is not quite a pure white world, prepare to be amazed by bright blue ice!
A three hour hike will take you to Hengifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland, the falls drop into a dramatic deep gorge, you will be hiking at an easy pace through the most sensational scenery.
We take you to explore otherworldly geothermal areas with technicolor mudpots oozing steam and show you natural hot springs. There is the chance to bathe in the geothermal water at Mývatn Nature Baths (*extra fee).We explore the mystical landscapes around the lake at Mývatn. See boiling hot springs, steaming fumaroles and technicolor bubbling mud pots.
A whale watching boat tour from Dalvík, searching for whales on Eyjafjörður, is a never to be forgotten experience. These tours have a 98% success rate when it comes to spotting whales and purposes, seals and dolphins are often seen too. Try your hand at sea angling, and even cook and taste the catch of the day!
This day is spent exploring Deildartunguhver, Reykholt,Barnafoss and Hraunfossarin in Iceland. We will show you the most majestic sights and scenery to be found around the famous Ring Road and the delights of Deildartunguhver, Reykholt,Barnafoss and Hraunfossarin.
Day 7-Borgarfjorour-Arnarstapi-Djúpalónssandur Beach-Snæfellsnes -Ytri Tunga
Your final day is spent exploring the Snæfellsnes peninsula with its wild ocean waves, crazily shaped cliffs and black pebble beach at Djúpalónssandur, atmospheric fishing villages and little towns, the Berserkjahraun lava field of Pagan Viking legend. In Snæfellsnes National Park you will, in clear visibility, get great views of Snæfellsjökull, the Icelandic glacier made famous by Jules Verne´s novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. You could explore Vatnshellir, an 8,500 year old lava tube cave with a qualified and caving guide (*extra fee). See fascinating stalagmites, stalactites and bizarre lava formations in the magic world beneath your feet! The tour returns to Reykjavík on day 7 at around 20:00 in the evening. In Iceland the weather can sometimes influence schedules.
What's included and excluded
- Guided Minibus Tour
- Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
- Hotel room with Breakfast – 6 Nights
- Hike at Egilsstaðir
- Whale watching at Dalvík
- Bathing at Mývatn Nature Baths (*optional)
- Lava Tube Caving (*optional)
- Pick up
- Meals: Lunch / Dinner
What you need to know
Pick up: Pick up is at 08:00 from your hotel or the nearby Reykjavík meeting point you have chosen. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready at 08:00
Duration: 7 days
Minimum age:10 years old
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking shoes, camera, swimsuit and a towel. Strong hiking boots are essential for glacier hiking, we provide ice crampons for this activity, it is not possible to fit these to any other kind of footwear.