9 Day Guided Iceland Circle Tour

1 Reykjavik, 1 Akureyri, 1 Myvatn, 1 Egilsstaoir, 1 Kalfafell, 1 Brjansstadir & 1 Reykjavik
Round trip airfare from NYC, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • 7 nights accommodations in comfort tourist class hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night at the [Fosshotel Reykjavik] or similar, Reykjavik
  • 1 night at the [Icelandair Hotel] or similar, Akureyri
  • 1 night at the [Fosshotel Myvatn] or similar, Myvatn
  • 1 night at the [Valaskjalf Hotel] or similar, Egilsstaoir
  • 1 night at the [Fosshotel Nupar] or similar, Kalfafell
  • 1 night at the [Fosshotel Hekla] or similar, Brjansstadir
  • 1 night at the [Fosshotel Reykjavik] or similar, Reykjavik
  • Transfer Keflavik Airport-Reykjavik with guide
  • Coach and driver for 6 days as per program outside of Reykjavik, day 2-7
  • English speaking guide for 6 days as per program
  • Entrance to natural history & seal museum in Hvammstangi
  • Entrance to Vioimyri turf church
  • Entrance with towel at Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Entrance Petra Stone and Mineral Collection in the East Fjords (Only May-September)
  • Entrance to Lava Center Exhibition in Hvollsvollur
  • Entrance to Frioheimar Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Transfer Reykjavik - Keflavik Airport without guide
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Departure from USA

  • Board your international flight from the USA to reach Iceland in the next day. Meals will be served on board of the flight.
DAY 2: Welcome to Iceland

  • Private transfer from the airport to Reykjavík where you spend the night.
  • Overnight: Reykjavik
DAY 3: Volcano Crater, Seals, Fjords & Mountains

  • At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Fosshotel Reykjavik. Travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grabrok volcano crater. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbor. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víoimyri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture.
  • We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
  • Overnight: Akureyri
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4: The Capital of north Iceland, Lake Myvatn & Geothermal Baths

  • In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjorour fjord. In the afternoon we travel to an important spot in Iceland history, Godafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to Lake Myvatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer.
  • We stop at the bizarre lava formations at alfastrond followed by a walk around the many pseudo craters and end an exciting day with a relaxing soak at Myvatn Nature Baths that contains a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing waters benefit both skin and spirit alike.
  • Overnight: Myvatn
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs & Travel east

  • In the morning we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir the dark castles, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. After an optional lunch we visit the hot spring area of Namaskaro with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras.
  • We head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajokull National Park.
  • Overnight: Egilsstaoir
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6: Fjords, Glacier and Ice

  • Its a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and on route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection.
  • In the afternoon we see Vatnajokull Europe biggest glacier that is visible all-over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Hofn, we stop at Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available.
  • We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajokull and spend time at Europe largest national park, which has Iceland highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe largest Glacier
  • Overnight: Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7: South Coast

  • A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vik.
  • In the small village of Skogar there is Skogafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at LAVA center in Hvollsvellir.
  • We continue to the high, but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall if you are prepared to get wet
  • Overnight: Brjansstadir
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle

  • We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Frioheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse.
  • Later on we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur the Churn which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals.
  • We continue to Gullfoss, the golden falls, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • As we return to Reykjavik, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world&rsquos northernmost capital.
  • Overnight: Reykjavik
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 9: Departure

  • Transfer from hotel in Reykjavik to Kelfavik airport.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • This itinerary for 15 passengers and more for inquiries, please email us at res2@right-travel.com 
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Drinks during dinner
  • Optional shore excursions and gratuities
  • Steinasafn Petru (October-April)
  • Other not mentioned meals or refreshments
  • Other not mentioned tours, activities or extras
  • Guide during the departure transfer
  • Extra fee due to early breakfast or grab & go
  • Other unexpected costs for nature sights

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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