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Strokkur geyser in Iceland

Journey Around Iceland

8-day Escorted tour from £2,295 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Explore vibrant cities, glaciers, lagoons, volcanic landscapes, deep lakes and dense national parks on this seven-day escorted tour around Iceland.

In Brief

  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 2 Nights Akureyri
  • 1 Night Breiðdalsvík
  • 1 Night Nupar
  • 1 Night Selfoss
  • 1 Night Reykjavík

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Escorted tour | History & culture

Though remote and isolated, Iceland is bursting with natural attractions and cultural gems. Bookended by stays in Reykjavik, this escorted tour showcases everything from iceberg-strewn lagoons and the seldom-visited Eastfjords to the surreal volcanicity of northern Lake Mývatn. And, after six memorable days of off-the-beaten-track circumnavigation, you’ll still have time to take in the famous sights of Gullfoss, Geysir and the Thingvellir National Park in the southwest’s spectacular Golden Circle.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Reykjavik

Arrive at Kelfavik Airport and transfer to the your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is free to explore the city centre. Perhaps explore its vibrant café culture, or visit some of the city's excellent art galleries and museums. 

Stay: Hotel Klettur (Superior)

Day 2
Akureyri

Meeting your guide this morning, you'll head north via the tunnel of Hvalfjördur to Borgarnes and Skagafjördur, the valley of horses. Visit the folk museum at Glaumbær and learn about Iceland's rural history at an ancient farm with a turf roof, before continuing, via the highlands of Öxnadalsheidi, to Akureyri, the capital of the north. 

Stay: Hotel KEA or similar (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 3
Mývatn

Stop to marvel at Godafoss' cascading torrents as you make your way to Mývatn's geothermal landscapes. Explore twisted lava formations, pseudocraters and underwater caves filled with geothermal water before heading to Námaskard's hissing steam plumes and bubbling mud holes. Finally, arrive at Jardbödin, the Blue Lagoon of the North, where you'll stop for lunch and a soak in its mineral-rich waters. Return to Akureyri in the evening.

Stay: Hotel KEA or similar (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Breiðdalsvík

Today starts in spectacular fashion as you visit another of Iceland's great waterfalls, Dettifoss. Then, drive across the highlands of Mödrudalsöræfi to Egilsstadir and onwards to the sparsely populated beauty of the Eastfjords, spending the night at Breiðdalsvík.

Stay: Hotel Bláfell or similar (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 5
Núpar

Driving along the Eastfjords' dramatic coastline, you'll pass Djúpivogur and Höfn en route to Jökulsárlón's iceberg-strewn lagoon, perhaps further-exploring its frozen waters on a pre-booked boat tour, not included. Then, continue on to Skaftafell's green oasis at the foot of the Öræfajökull glacier.

Stay: Hotel Núpar or similar (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Selfoss

Drive past the spectacular lava fields of Eldhraun and see Mýrdalssandur's black glacial deposits before continuing east to Vík's black sand beach and its colony of puffins. From Reynisfjara you can see the promontory of Dyrhólaey. Next, you'll head to the waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and visit Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre to watch a film about the 2010 eruption. Travelling via Hvolsvöllur and Hella, you'll arrive in Selfoss where you'll spend the night.

Stay: Hotel Selfoss or similar (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 7
Golden Circle/Reykjavik

Iceland's Golden Circle is home to some of its most famous natural treasures, and your final day is given over entirely to exploring them. Beginning at the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, you'll visit the geothermal area around Geyser and admire the raw beauty and compelling history of the Thingvellir National Park, where the world's oldest existing parliament was founded. Then, drive on to Reykjavik, stopping along the way at Perlan to enjoy panoramic views of the city and its surrounds.

Stay: Hotel Klettur (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 8
Departure

Breakfast in hotel. The transfer to the airport is not included but can be arranged on request.

Meals: B

Map

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

8-day Escorted tour from £2,295 incl. flights

Standard

Included:

  • Return flights from a choice of UK domestic airports
  • Fully escorted 6-day tour with a local guide (from morning of DAY 2 to afternoon of DAY 7)
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4* hotels in standard DB/TB with private facilities on a B& B basis
  • 5 dinners in the hotels outside of Reykjavik
  • Entrance fee to Glaumbær museum and LAVA center
  • 1 x entry into Myvatn Nature Baths
  • 1 x Whale Watching boat trip in Akureyri

Departure dates:

MAY:  15, 22, 29
JUN:    05, 12, 19, 26
JUL:     03, 10, 17, 24, 31
AUG:   07, 14, 21, 28
SEP:     04


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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