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Best of Iceland
Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Duration: 7 days
Tour code: ELBI

Highlights

Sleep in a local guesthouse in the eastern fjords region, marvel at the largest ice cap in Europe, gape at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with seals floating on icebergs, photograph black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls around this island nation

If you're looking for a fast but full visit around Iceland, this seven-day trip fits the bill perfectly. It has tons of hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, combined with free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons, and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and get ready to feel Iceland under your feet.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transport

Private minivan/bus, walking.

Accommodation

Standard hotel (5 nights), local guesthouse (1 night).

Included activities

Local guesthouse stay (Borgarfjörður). Goðafoss Waterfall visit. Mývatn Lake visit. Dimmuborgir, and Námaskarð stops. Dettifoss Waterfall visit. Vatnajökull Glacier visit. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon visit. Reynisfjara Beach. Stops including: Skógafoss Waterfall, and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. The Golden Circle: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavik
Arrive at any time. There are pre-bookable activities available for this tour. Check out the "Available Extras" section of the Overview page for more information on these activities, and cost-saving bundles.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Reykjavik - Akureyri
Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town and opt to go on a whale-watching tour in the evening. If you have pre-booked whale watching, you will be going on the excursion this evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Whale Watching from Dalvik
  • Akureyri Museums
  • Akureyri Botanical Gardens

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Akureyri - Bakkagerdi
Stop at Goðafoss Waterfall en route to Mývatn Lake. Explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss Waterfall before arriving in Borgarfjörður for a night in a local guesthouse.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Godafoss Waterfall Visit, Myvatn Geothermal Lake Visit, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields Visit, Námaskarð Visit, Dettifoss Waterfall Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Bakkagerdi - Hofn
Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Hofn - Vik
Visit the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, with a chance to see seals sun bathing on the bright blue ice. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park and opt to take a glacier hike. Continue to Vík. If you have pre-booked glacier hiking, you will be hiking today.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Visit

Optional activities:

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Boat Ride
  • Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Vik - Reykjavik
Visit Reynisfjara Beach. Continue along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Explore the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Reynisfjara Beach, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit, Skógafoss Waterfall Visit, Gullfoss Waterfall Visit, Geysir Visit, Thingvellir National Park Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Reykjavik
Depart at any time.

Meals: breakfast

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