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Reykjavik | Hveragerði | Dyrhólaey | Vík | Höfn | Egilsstadir | Lake Mývatn | Akureyri | Siglufjördur | Skagafjördur | Borgarfjördur | Borgarnes

10 Days / 9 Nights - Sunday or Tuesday Departures from U.S.
Air & Land rates from $2867* per person twin
35 Guaranteed Departures April 24 - September 25, 2018
9 Days / 8 Nights – Monday or Wednesday Departures
Land Only rates from $2254 per person twin
35 Guaranteed Departures April 25 - September 26, 2018

With so much to discover and explore in Iceland, this comprehensive tour highlights the natural wonders, the majestic landscapes and the unique character of Iceland. This is a classic circle tour that provides the perfect mix of culture and nature!


Day 01: USA - Iceland

Board your Icelandair jet for overnight flight to Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Dinner and accommodation onboard (evening meal is an in-flight charge).


Day 02: Reykjavik

Upon arrival, optional Flybus or private car/driver transfer to Reykjavik City, see below optional services. Check in at your four star hotel. Afternoon is free on own to explore Reykjavik.

Dinner is on your own tonight. Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffeehouses to better acquaint yourself with Iceland’s atmosphere.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 03: Reykjavik - Hveragerði - Gullfoss - Skogar - Dyrhólaey - Vik

After breakfast at the hotel, take a short Reykjavik city sightseeing tour. Travel by coach and see some of the city’s famous sites such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, the views from Perlan, old Höfði, Alþingi, and Old Town. You’ll hear some of Iceland’s most famous folk stories along the way (route and sites may change depending on time and availability).

From Reykjavik, head through the greenhouse village of Hveragerði to reach the Golden Circle natural wonders of Gullfoss (the ‘Golden Waterfall') and the nearby Geysir hot spring area. You’ll see the famous Geysir and Strokkur as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. You continue to drive along the south coast, stopping at both Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Skógarfoss Waterfall. Continue eastwards to Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve, closed during the nesting period (5/15 - 6/25), a solitary cliff with interesting formations and teeming bird life.

You arrive in Vik and enjoy dinner and overnight.

Icelandair Hotel Vik

Day 04: Vik - Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Höfn

Today after breakfast at your hotel you will continue along Iceland’s Ring Road and cross Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on earth in historical time, before reaching the small historic village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The tour continues over Skeiðarársandur, vast tracts of black sandy desert washed down by torrential glacial rivers, with a stop in Skaftafell National Park for a short walk.

Continue on to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still waters. Throughout the day we are afforded magnificent views of the mighty Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe’s largest. We journey on to our destination, the seacoast village of Höfn, for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Höfn

Day 05: Höfn - East Fjords - Egilsstaðir

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you’ll enjoy amazing scenery as you head from glacial landscapes to fjord views. Drive from Höfn over the Almannaskarð pass to Lónsöræfi, a mountainous wilderness ringed by extinct volcanos. We’ll make a stop here to admire the stunning coastline. Towering mountains, their bare rock faces ridged by nature, plunge vertically into the sea to form Austfirðir, Iceland’s magnificent East Fjords. From here we travel through coastal fjord villages to the Egilsstaðir area for dinner and overnight.

Icelandair Hotel Hérað/Valaskjalf Hotel/Hallormsstaður Hotel

Day 06: Egilsstadir - Lake Mývatn

After a good breakfast the tour continues. Explore the vastness of the highland desert plateau Möðrudalsöræfi, heading to the Lake Mývatn area. On the way stop at Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, and visit Námaskarð Pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colors.

Explore the natural beauty of the Lake Mývatn area, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir and Laxa Salmon River. One of Mývatn area’s claims to fame is that it is home to more species of ducks than any other place on Earth, with very diverse bird life in general.

Overnight and dinner in the Mývatn area.

Sel Hotel Mývatn

Day 07: Lake Mývatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur

After breakfast today you explore the peculiar lava formations at nearby Dimmuborgir before heading towards the northern capital of Akureyri. On the way, we’ll make a stop at Goðafoss Waterfall – the famed “Waterfall of the Gods” – as well as the old turf farm Laufás, now a museum. Due to its excellent natural harbor and good accessibility, Akureyri has become the northern center of education, culture, trade and industry.

After spending some time in Akureyri, continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjorður and the Troll Peninsula. This is a beautiful drive along steep mountains with amazing views over the Arctic Sea and black sand coastline. The destination is Siglufjörður, set in a beautiful fjord of the same name. This town has some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory.

Dinner and overnight in Siglufjördur.

Sigló Hotel

Day 08: Siglufjörður - Skagafjörður - Borgarfjörður - Borgarnes

Enjoy breakfast this morning at your hotel in Siglufjörður before continuing the tour. This morning visit Siglufjörður’s award-winning Herring-Era Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjörður was transformed into a herring boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring.

Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Skagafjörður for an introduction to the unique Icelandic horse that has a special fifth gait - the tölt. Afterwards, continue towards the village of Blönduós, built on both sides of the Blanda River. Hrútey Island – a protected nature reserve – is situated in the center of this popular salmon river.

Cross the Holtavörðuheiði Plateau through Borgarfjörður to reach the beautiful town of Borgarnes. Overnight and dinner in the Borgarnes area.

Icelandair Hotel Hamar/Fosshotel Reykholt

Day 09: Borgarnes - Thingvellir National Park - Reykjavik

Breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a drive to Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfall before continuing via the Hvalfjörður to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world's first parliament held outdoors. It is also the place where the North American and European tectonic plates meet.

In the afternoon you’ll arrive back in Reykjavik and check in to your four star hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Day 10: Reykjavik - USA

Morning is free after breakfast for an optional Blue Lagoon Tour or some last minute shopping. We can assist with optional Flybus or private car/driver for transfer to Keflavik Airport and your afternoon flight back to the U.S., see below optional services. (Meals are an in-flight charge)

Additional Information

Price includes: (maximum group size 36 persons)

  • Transatlantic flight on Icelandair in coach class (on air inclusive rates)
  • One pre & one post-tour overnight in Reykjavik at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
  • Full daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast and 6 dinners
  • Accommodations in rooms with private facilities
  • English speaking tour escort on tour portion, days 3-9
  • Reykjavik guided short city sightseeing tour
  • Entrance to Herring Museum incl. refreshments
  • Entrance to Laufás Folk Museum incl. refreshments
  • Horse show in Skagafjörður

NOTE: Prices do not include extra beverages, extra items, or any services not listed in the program above. Select departures are also operated in reverse. Prices do not include any services not listed in the program. Tour operator reserves the right to alter routes without prior notice due to road conditions; tour operator also reserves the right to substitute listed hotels for hotels of a similar quality if conditions warrant.

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Please note: 10% discount offer for the departure date(s) below cannot be combined with any other discounts and apply to land-only bookings. Offer may be withdrawn without prior notice. Discounts are subject to availability of individual tour during the duration of the listed offer window on our Specials page, and apply only to new bookings made during that window.

Departure Dates and Information
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Discounts apply to Land-Only bookings. Departures include coach airfare from New York-JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Tampa, or Washington-Dulles*. Tour dates & availability per 6/8/2018. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a 36-person max. tour. Land only tours start 1 day after Land + Air tours. Optional tours are listed below and available on request. Single supplement: $567 (April), $803 (May), $1321 (June/July/August), $1083 (September). Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. All tours are guided in English.

Child discount available! Discount for child under 12 available upon request.

Air & transfer add-ons available. Please contact us for air add-on options from other Icelandair gateway cities. Scheduled airport coach transfer: $80 p.p. round trip. Private car/driver transfer: $275 one-way (1-3 persons).

*Departure taxes, fuel surcharges, and U.S. security fees are additional: approximately $222 per person per 10/25/2017.

Land & Air

Tues - Thurs
Sun - Tues

Land Only

Wed - Thurs
Mon - Tues


$2867* p.p. double

$2254 p.p. double

01, 08, 15, 20, & 22

$3434* p.p. double

$2821 p.p. double

03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26

$4148* p.p. double

$3332 p.p. double

01, 03, 08, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, & 31

$4148* p.p. double

$3332 p.p. double

05, 07, 14, 21, & 28

$4148* p.p. double

$3332 p.p. double

04, 06, 11, 13, 18, & 25

$3803* p.p. double

$3190 p.p. double

NOTE: Optional tours include a boat tour of the Glacial Lagoon, super jeep tour on Vatnajökull Glacier, an extension to Mývatn Lake and the Nature Baths, and horseback riding. Some departure dates are not available from all gateway cities due to airline schedule variations and would require extra nights at hotel in Reykjavik at an additional cost.

Tour Information

Tour Type:Escorted Tour
Price: from $2254
Duration:9 days
Cities Visited:Reykjavik - Hveragerdi - Gullfoss - Vík - Skaftafell National Park - Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon - Höfn - Egilsstadir - Lake Mývatn - Akureyri - Siglufjordur - Skagafjördur - Borgarfjördur - Borgarnes - Pingvellir National Park
Departures: April - May - June - July - August - September

Tour Map

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