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8-Day Circle of Iceland and Snaefellsnes Guided Summer Tour from Reykjavik (Small Group)

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Reykjavik, Iceland
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Akureyri, Golden Circle, Jokulsarlon, Myvatn (Dimmuborgir), Reykholt (Deildartunguhver), Selfoss (Seljalandsfoss), Thingvellir National Park, Vatnajokull National Park, Vik (Skogafoss), Egilsstaðir, Snaefellsnes.

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Horse riding - Surcharge Year round $76$76
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Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking - Surcharge Year round $42$42
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Myvatn Nature Baths - Surcharge Year round $40$40
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Whale watching in Akureyri - Surcharge Year round $59$59
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Vatnshellir Lava Cave - Surcharge Year round $32$32
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    Activity Options Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Horse riding - Surcharge Year round $76$76
    Solheimajokull Glacier Hiking - Surcharge Year round $42$42
    Myvatn Nature Baths - Surcharge Year round $40$40
    Whale watching in Akureyri - Surcharge Year round $59$59
    Vatnshellir Lava Cave - Surcharge Year round $32$32
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    Day 1

    Reykjavik - Golden Circle (241 km)

    Today, we will enjoy Iceland's beautiful, natural landscape by traveling along the Golden Circle. Along the way, we will see Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and the waterfall Gullfoss. Guests can choose to upgrade their day with an Icelandic horse ride. You will spend the evening in accommodation in the Golden Circle area..
    • Golden Circle, ICELAND

      Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.


      Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.


      This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.

      Horse riding

      You will have the pleasure of meeting the friendly and intelligent Icelandic horse. Appropriate for novices and experienced riders alike, you will take in the gorgeous Icelandic countryside from the saddle.
    • Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND

      Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
    Standard Hotel: Fosshótel Hekla/Stracta Hotel Hella 3-star hotel
    Day 2

    Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik (223 km)

    Today we will head to the south shore of Iceland where we will take in views of the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A bit further along, we will see the Solheimajokull glacier tongue towering over the black sands below. We can choose to go glacier hiking. Along the coast, we will see black sand beaches and sea stacks. Around dinner time, we will check into our accommodations in Vik.
    • Selfoss, ICELAND

      Selfoss is the largest town in southern Iceland, the Icelandic Route 1 runs through the town on its way between Hverageroi and Hella.


      This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
    • Solheimajokull Glacier, ICELAND

      Solheimajokull glacier is one of the stunning outlet glaciers originated from Myrdalsjokull ice cap. The glacier tongue extends in the length of eight kilometers with two kilometers in width.
    • Vik, ICELAND

      There are many natural places of interest in the small beachside town of Vík, including puffin and arctic tern breeding grounds, a spectacular set of rock columns known as Reynisdrangar, and Dyrhólaey. There are also hiking trails, bird-watching trips, and horseback riding on the black sands or snowmobile on Mýrdalsjökull.


      This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
    Standard Hotel: Puffin Hótel Vík/Hotel Katla
    Day 3

    Vik - Jokulsarlon (154 km)

    Today, we will head to the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, where we can take an optional boat tour and visit Diamond Beach.
    Boat tour have two options; cruise amid these impressive icebergs on an Amphibian boat tour which is ideal for families and larger groups, or you can dodge in-between ice floes on a speedy Zodiac journey which promises smaller group sizes
    • Jokulsarlon, ICELAND

      A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

      Diamond Beach

      his is a photographer’s paradise, with the blue ice washing up on the black sand shore creating a bewitching disparity in colour.
    Standard Hotel: Fosshótel Vatnajökull/Hótel Höfn
    Day 4

    Jokulsarlon - East Fjords - Egilsstaðir (158 km)

    Today you will be exploring the beautiful and remote Eastfjords. Travelling through mountainous passes with the ocean to your left, your guide will make a number of stops along these meandering passages. As well as being known for its dramatic fjords, this area is characterised by its breathtaking beaches, littered with multi-coloured pebbles and rocks. We will also enjoy the views of picturesque fishing villages and spend the night in Egilsstaðir.
    • Egilsstaðir, ICELAND

      As well as being the largest town in the Eastfjords, it is also close to the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógar and the lake Lagafljót in which a legendary water monster is said to reside.
    Standard Hotel: Fosshótel Austfirðir/Lake Hótel Egilsstaðir
    Day 5

    Egilsstaoir - Myvatn (372 km)

    Today, we will head to Myvatn. On the way, we will drive through the Jokulsargljugur section on Vatnajokull National Park, visiting the incredible Asbyrgi canyon and Dettifoss. In the nearby village of Husavik, we can take a whale watching cruise. Later on, we will take a dip in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Natural Baths. Afterwards, we will spend the night in Myvatn.
    • Vatnajokull National Park, ICELAND

      It is the largest national park in Europe, covering a total area of 12,850 km2 or almost 13% of Iceland, also has been nominated for inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage list.

      Asbyrgi canyon

      Asbyrgi canyon which is shaped like a horseshoe and in Norse mythology. It is said to have been created by the foot of Sleipnir, Odin’s very own horse.


      Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful in Europe. The spray of this gigantic natural feature can be seen far before you reach the falls itself. Its awe-inspiring character has inspired many movie makers to select this area as a backdrop, including the blockbuster, Prometheus
    • Husavik, ICELAND

      Husavik, Iceland's whale-watching capital, with its colourful houses, unique museums and stunning snowcapped peaks across the bay, has become a firm favourite on travellers'itineraries.
    • Myvatn, ICELAND

      This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.
    Standard Hotel: Fosshótel Mývatn/Vogafjós Farm Resort
    Day 6

    Myvatn - Akureyri (91 km)

    Today, you will complete your exploration of the Lake Myvatn area with a visit to Dimmuborgir. Leaving the Myvatn region, you will head to the "Capital in the North", Akureyri, but not without a stop at another spectacular waterfall Gooafoss. You will have the rest of the day to discover the many charms of the vibrant city of Akureyri. Wander through its delightful streets and visit its small boutique shops, cafes and a surprising plethora of museums. Go for a dip in the local swimming pool and unwind with the locals in a jacuzzi hot tub, before retiring to accommodation in town.
    • Myvatn, ICELAND

      This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.


      This large area is loaded with fascinating volcanic formations. The name Dimmuborgir means "dark fortresses," a reference to the ominous citadel-like shape of these structures. The area is one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions.
    • Akureyri, ICELAND

      Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
    Standard Hotel: Hótel Kjarnalundur/Hótel Akureyri
    Day 7

    Akureyri - Hvitserkur - Reykholt (274 km)

    Before taking off, you will have the chance to added whale watching Tour in Akureyri. Your first official stop of the day will be at the "Troll of the North", Hvitserkur. The next is Europe's most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver. The two waterfalls, Barnafoss and Hraunfossar, are next on the itinerary. You will spend the night at Reykholt.
    • Akureyri, ICELAND

      Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
    • Hvitserkur, ICELAND

      Husavik is a town in North-Iceland. It has been dubbed "The Whale Watching Capital of Iceland" due to numerous whale watching tours that depart from Hisavik harbour every day.
    • Reykholt, ICELAND

      A village in the Western Region of Iceland, Reykholt has a rich history and was once the intellectual center of Iceland. Today, archaeologists continue to find medieval remains, scientists conduct research on the aurora borealis, and tourists enjoy attractions like the Hraunfossar waterfalls and nearby Deildartunguhver hot springs.


      Deildartunguhver is a hot spring and popular tourist attraction near Reykholt, Iceland. On average, water from the spring emerges at 97 °C (206 °F) and some of the water is used to for heating in surrounding towns.


      Barnafoss has an incredible azure shade, framed each side with dark and jagged rocks.


      Hraunfossar are stunning waterfalls where the water cascades down cliffs of lava
    Standard Hotel: Fosshótel Reykholt/Hótel Húsafell
    Day 8

    Snaefellsnes - Reykjavík (155 km)

    Snafellsnes is one of the most memorable and beautiful regions in the entire country, truly worthy of your last day. One of the peninsula's most iconic sites is the "mountain like an arrowhead', Kirkjufell. You'll next make a visit to the black sand beach of Djupalonssandur. If you want to spice up your day, you could choose to explore Vatnshellir lava tube, an 8000-year-old cave situated 35-metres under the ground. Before you make your way back to Reykjavik, your guide will make stops at a number of their favourite attractions, as well as some of the peninsula's most picturesque villages. Your tour then ends, as you arrive in Reykjavik in the late afternoon. It is not recommended that you plan to fly home the same evening as delays and bad weather could possibly affect your journey.
    • Snaefellsnes, ICELAND

      A peninsula situated in western Iceland. It has been named Iceland in Miniature, because many national sights can be found in the area, including the Snaefellsjokull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland.

      Mount Kirkjufell

      Known for its jagged peak as well as its role in the TV show Game of Thrones, a mesmerising natural feature which many consider to be the most photographed mountain in Iceland

      Vatnshellir Lava Cave

      One of Iceland's largest lava caves, this underground dome is easily accessible and explorable with a good guide. You can try out your own Verne-esque adventure and go, at least partially, to the centre of the earth.
    • Djupalonssandur, ICELAND

      Once a popular fishing village and port, Djupalonssandur now lays deserted, with a picturesque black pebble beach in West Iceland.
    • Departure & Return

    • Pick up locations: This tour offer free pick up from Reykjavik hotels/apartments. Click here to see available locations. Please inform at the time of booking your choice of location for pick up from the list.
    • Pick up might take 30 minutes. Read carefully on your voucher whether you will be picked up at your hotel or at the nearest designated area (Bus Stop). If you need assistance finding your nearest pickup point, please ask in your hotel lobby. For walking distance to bus stops, please check busstop.is.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 day guided tour to the South Coast, East and North of Iceland as well as Snafellsnes Peninsula, travelling via the Ring Road
    • 7 nights of accommodation in country hotels with breakfast and a private bathroom
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    • Thing to bring: warm clothing, waterproof clothing, good hiking boots, swimsuit.
    • The Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
    • Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.
    • It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
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    • Cancellation Policy:
      You can cancel your multi day tour up to 7 days before departure and receive an 85% refund. The 15% service fee is to cover our cost of planning and arrangement. You can not cancel any individual services within a package within 7 days before departure.The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
      If we cancel your tour due to weather conditions or any other circumstances you will always receive a full refund. If a volcanic eruption stops you from getting to Iceland you will also receive a full refund on tours.

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