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6 Days Around Iceland Adventure

Ring Road, Golden Circle, Myvatn, Hot Spring, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon

Travel the famous ring road of Iceland in a small group. Visit some of the most amazing destinations around Iceland. See only the best - go with a friendly and professional Arctic Adventures Iceland local guide!

Travel the famous ring road of Iceland in a small group. Visit some of the most amazing destinations around Iceland. See only the best - go with a friendly and professional Arctic Adventures Iceland local guide!

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This six-day tour is a fabulous option for people who really want to make the most of their time in Iceland.
You go further, explore more, straying off the beaten track. Get up close and personal with a glistening glacier, gushing geysers, majestic volcanoes and awesome waterfalls. Relax in the Nature Baths at Myvatn, watch the whales of the north, meet travelers from all over the world and craft incredible memories.

We also offer this tour with 2 nights in Reykjavík extension with accommodation. Please have look at our 8 Day Iceland Ring Road Tour

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    6 days

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    10 years

  • Ratio

    1:18

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Price from

    189.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
The Ring Road
Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
Vatnajökull Glacier
South Coast (Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisfjara)
Skaftafell National Park
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Mývatn (Myvatn)
Dettifoss & Goðafoss Waterfalls
Siglufjörður (Siglufjordur)
Deildatunguhver Hot Spring
Hraunfossar Waterfall
Blue Lagoon ( Optional extension)
Included
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
Accommodation with Private Bathroom - 5 Nights
Breakfast Each Morning at Your Hotel
English Speaking Adventure Tour Guide
Guided Tour in Minibus
All Required Safety Equipment
Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
Hike at Egilsstaðir
Whale Watching in Dalvík
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

This around Iceland tour will give you the best possible experience. ”Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.”

Pick up at 08:00 am in Reykjavík – see itinerary for location options. Enjoy the majestic Golden Circle attractions of Gullfoss, Geysir and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir. See Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls on the way to your accommodation near Vík. Day 2: Reynisfjara black sand beach, the Reynisdrangar peaks and dramatic black basalt columns. Cross Eldhraun lava field, then go to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park for a glacier hike. Visit Jókulsárlón, the surreal glacier lagoon with floating icebergs, and the nearby Crystal Beach. Spend the night in Höfn. Day 3: Visit the fishing village at Djúpivogur, the charming Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss waterfalls, then to Egilsstaðir where you will stay at a country hotel. Day 4: See Dettifoss, the waterfall with the highest flow rate in Europe, the majesty of Goðafoss waterfall, Mývatn Nature Baths and Akureyri, your accommodation will be nearby. Day 5: Explore Akureyri then off to Dalvík for whale watching, sea angling is an option, then explore Siglufjörður. Your hotel is at Bifröst. Day 6: Deildartunguhver hot spring, Barnafoss waterfall, see the water pouring straight out of the lava at the Hraunfossar cascade. Visit Reykholt, home of Snorri Sturluson, historian and writer of many Icelandic Sagas.

These stunningly spectacular attractions form the central core of your itinerary but Iceland has something amazing to offer at any time of year, there are seasonal extras on this tour:

From late August until April there is the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights dance their magic colors across the sky. In winter there is also a visit to an ice cave in addition to a glacier hike. In summer the Arctic midnight sun reigns supreme and puffins are often spotted along the coastline, so we make time to enjoy these. In the East, we could be lucky enough to cross paths with reindeer. In September there is often time to go to a sheep round-up somewhere in the countryside – learn how real farming people do things. This is when small group Iceland guided tours have a huge advantage, we can make the most of the opportunities which come up!

Here you can find a detailed list of information about everything you need to know about this tour:
6 Days Around Iceland Adventure Guide


Pick-up Information

Pick-up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking boots are recommended. See the 6 Days Around Iceland Adventure Guide for more information.

What if I don’t own all of the necessary clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent these items from the location, they must be ordered in advance.

Please note

Solo travelers are required to choose single room when they make their bookings.

Blue Lagoon Extension (optional): After the 6-day tour around Iceland, you will be dropped off at your chosen drop-off location, at around 17:00 pm. You will have time to have dinner, and then you are picked up at the same location for the Blue Lagoon transfer at 19:30 pm. After relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, you will be dropped off at the same location.

Sometimes we may need to change glaciers or glacier outlets on this tour due to various reasons, including weather conditions. Glacier outlets used on this tour include Svínafellsjökull, Falljökull and Sólheimajökull, all amazing and unique glaciers, equally as beautiful.

Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast

Please be ready at your pick-up location in Reykjavík at 08:00 am. The pick up process takes up to 30 minutes, so depending on where you are located in Reykjavik you may have to wait a few minutes. The first day of this round trip is mostly focused on exploring the attractions of the famous Golden Circle.

Gullfoss-Golden-Circle-Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall
We visit Þingvellir National Park which is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its geological and historical significance. It was here that the Icelanders founded their historic Parliament in 930 CE, Alþingið, one of the first democratic governments in the world. The Law Speaker had one of the most dramatic ‘platforms’ in the world from which to proclaim the law, the cliff of the mighty rift valley stood at his back. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs right through Þingvellir, the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates continue to edge apart, slowly widening the rift valley. The Geysir hot spring area will be our next destination.

hot springs in the geysir area on the Golden Circle

Geysir is the spouting hot spring which gave its name to this phenomenon when the English word ‘geyser’ was adopted. Watch the Strokkur hot spring erupt great jets of hot water and steam every few minutes and see the bubbling fumaroles. The mighty Gullfoss waterfall is the final Golden Circle attracted. See the dreamy golden-hued mist rising from the spray as the Hvítá (the White River) pours down from Langjökull (the Long Glacier) roaring through the rugged canyon. Gullfoss drops 32 m in two stages.

Waterfall at Skogafoss Waterfall

On the way to our accommodation at a country hotel near the village of Vík, we will visit both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is a very unusual waterfall because it is possible to walk behind the cascade, giving a unique vantage point.

Day Highlights
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot springs
Gullfoss Waterfall
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Included
Guided tour in minibus
Visit to the highlights of Golden Circle
Visit the most famous waterfalls of the South coast
One night at Hotel close to Vík
Accommodation
  • hotel dyrholaey
Hotel Dyrholaey
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Day 2: Vík - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Höfn

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

We explore the atmospheric Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and visit the basalt column cave. Then it is over to the glaciers!

We pass the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which houses one of the most famous and feared volcanoes beneath its ice, the capricious Katla. In good visibility you will get a glimpse of the great fire maestro!  Witness the results of previous volcanic eruptions as we drive across the Eldhraun lava field to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is a true oasis, with green birch forests and lush vegetation, a verdant jewel in the midst of the rough black sand desert.

Floating icebergs in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
We will take a three-hour glacier hike, guided by our specialist glacier guide, on an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Next on the agenda is the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Gaze in wonder at the magical iceberg-filled lagoon and see the famous Diamond Beach, its coal-black sands peppered with the glittering crystal, blue/white icebergs which have been washed ashore. You will feel you are in a film scene, and in a way you will be – footage of James Bond and other movies has been shot here. Our accommodation for the night will be at a guesthouse in the Höfn area, known as the lobster capital of Iceland.

 

Day Highlights
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vatnajökull National Park
Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
The Crystal Beach (Diamond Beach)
Höfn - Lobster capital of Iceland
Included
Breakfast at Hotel close to Vík
Visit to Reynisfjara
Guided Glacier Hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
Certified Glacier Guide
Specialized glacier gear
Visit to Jökulsarlón and the Diamond Beach
One night at a guesthouse in Höfn
Accommodation
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
  • Höfn-Inn Hotel, Iceland
Hofn-Inn Hotel
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Day 3: East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir

Today we will explore the East Fjords of Iceland. We continue threading our way along the coastline, driving some narrow roads around Hvalnes, a very beautiful and remote peninsula, and the stretch around the Þvottárskriður landslides between Lóns and Álftafjarðar.

Frozen hengifoss waterfsll east iceland

Hengifoss Waterfall in Winter
We will stop at Djúpivogur, a traditional small fishing village which is also home to a fine outdoor sculpture, Eggin í Gleðivík (meaning The Eggs of Merry Bay). There is then an invigorating hike to Hengifoss, Iceland’s second highest waterfall (128 m), we will also see the towering Litlanesfoss waterfall, the cascade is framed by giant hexagonal basalt columns. The hike takes about three hours in total. You will see a beautiful gorge where the layers from volcanic eruptions in ancient times can be seen in the colorful rock face. Following our hike we travel to Egilsstaðir, the night will be spent in a country hotel in the area.

Day Highlights
Djúpivogur Fishing Village
Hengifoss Waterfall
Litlanesfoss Waterfall
The town of Egilsstaðir
Included
Breakfast at the guesthouse in Höfn
Visit to the small fishing village of Djúpvogur
Guided hike to Hengifoss Waterfall
One night at a Hotel in Egilsstaðir
Accommodation
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
  • Hótel Valaskjálf, Iceland
Hotel Valaskjalf
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Day 4: Dettifoss - Mývatn - Goðafoss - Akureyri

Dettifoss waterfall North Iceland

Today we are on our way to the north of the country. From Egilsstaðir, we drive over the wilderness around Möðrudalur, the highest farm in Iceland for generations and now the highest inhabited place and restaurant, at 469 m. We will stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, the voluminous flow is truly awesome!

myvaten geothermal area

We then explore the mystical landscapes around the lake at Mývatn – from here it just gets more surreal – we head to the steaming lunar landscapes of the Námaskarð geothermal area. See boiling hot springs, steaming fumaroles and technicolor bubbling mud pots. The wonders continue when we visit the Hverfjall crater and the amazing Dimmuborgir formations, known as the Dark Castles!

Myvatn Nature Baths

The next stop is at Mývatn Nature Baths, in Icelandic these are called Jarðbóðin because the hot water comes straight up out of the earth. Mývatn Nature Baths, giving you the opportunity to bathe in the hot spring pools. Bathing is an optional extra activity but we highly recommend you book it beforehand to reserve your spot! Here you can bathe in the mineral-rich alkaline water (36 – 40 C), the entrance fee can be added when booking or paid on site. For those do not wish to bathe, there is the option to stroll around and enjoy the exceptional views or relax in the cafeteria, there is a sun terrace for fine days! The wide and dreamy crescent-shaped waterfall, Goðafoss, is the last stop of the day before we journey to Eyjafjörður, an outstandingly beautiful fjord with high mountains.
Our accommodation for the night will be at a country hotel near Akureyri.

Day Highlights
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Lake
Námaskarð geothermal area
Hverfjall Crater
Dimmuborgir formations
Goðafoss Waterfall
Included
Breakfast at Hotel in Egilsstaðir
Guided visit to all the highlights
Time to explore the magnificent landscapes
One night at a hotel close to Akureyri
Accommodation
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
  • Hotel Dalvik, Iceland
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Day 5: Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst

Akureyri

Occasionally there is time to make a short stop at Akureyri, the Capital of the North. We always drive through this charming town, passing through the really mesmeric scenery along Eyjafjörður (the Island Fjord) on the way to the little fishing town of Dalvík. Your whale watching boat trip departs from the traditional working harbor. During the 3-hour boat trip you can expect to spot humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, and sometimes even a majestic blue whale. Whales are spotted on 98% of tours. You will also get the chance to try your luck at sea angling, and a taste of the freshest fish imaginable.

Whale watching

Whale watching in Dalvík
When we step ashore, we drive to Siglufjörður, a charming fishing village with a rich history, in the early 20th century there was a gold rush atmosphere when the remote community became the herring fishing capital of the Atlantic. Your journey around Tröllaskagi (the Troll Peninsula) will show you some of the best ocean scenery and skiing areas in Iceland. The characterful small villages on this peninsula will really give you a good insight into how life was/is lived in the remote Icelandic villages. Our drive will take us through some thriving agricultural areas on our way to Bifröst, a small university centered community. Your accommodation for the night will be at a small hotel in Bifröst.

Day Highlights
Akureyri - Capital of the North
Whale Watching from Dalvík
Siglufjörður Fishing Village
Included
Breakfast at a Hotel close to Akureyri
Akureyri & Eyjafjörður Fjord
3 hour Whale Watching sail tour
Opportunity to try out sea angling
Visit to Siglufjörður
One night at a hotel in Bifröst
Accommodation
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
  • Hótel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki
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Day 6: Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Hvalfjörður - Reykjavík

Grabrok Volcanic Crater

On this, our final day, we will find ourselves in West Iceland – an area which Lonely Planet voted as one of the best destinations in 2016. Your day will begin with a short hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater. On a clear day there are fabulous views over the lava field and the whole area. Borgarfjörður has many splendid sights and we will focus on these today. We stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring, the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), and the Hraunfossar cascade, the atmospheric very low and wide falls where the water emerges, literally straight out of the lava field.

Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Hraunfossar waterfall
Next on the agenda is the historic and picturesque site of Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet and the author of some Icelandic Sagas. See Snorralaug, Snorri´s pool, dabble your fingers and feel the temperature of the water in the place where Snorri is likely to have bathed! We will drive around scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), on our way to back Reykjavík. We expect to arrive in the city around 5 – 6 pm.

 

Day Highlights
Borgarfjörður
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Barnafoss Waterfall
Hraunfossar cascade
Reykholt
Hike up to Grábrók, a volcano crater
Included
Breakfast at hotel in Bifröst
Visit to the highlights of Borgarfjörður
Visit to the historic sight of Reykholt
Drop off in Reykjavík
What are the main advantages of booking a multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.

The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.

You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.

Does the 6 day around Iceland tour include glacier hiking?

Yes, the tour includes a glacier hike on Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell – Vatnajökull national park.

What is the best way to prepare for the tour?

All relevant information for the tour can be found in our 6 Days Around Iceland Adventure handbook 

Are meals included on the tour?

Breakfast is included each morning at your hotel restaurant. Meals and beverages are otherwise not included on this tour. We will, however, be making stops where you will be able to purchase all necessities.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Do I need an insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures trip?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Should I bring mosquito repellant when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus-side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement here in Iceland although it is permitted and does make most people very happy.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sounds like a joke but is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around.

How is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high tech country. We actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere.

Useful numbers and services

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

What are the main advantages of booking a multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

Our multiday tour include accommodation during you tour which is often booked far in advance and expensive so by booking with us you don’t have to worry about that.

The tours take you further away from the capital to explore some of the most beautiful highlands Iceland has to offer.

You will have a guide for the whole time who will tell you about everything you will see along the way and know where to stop to get the absolute best experience.

What kind of rooms can be expected when booking the multi-day tour with Arctic Adventures?

When booking with Arctic Adventures you are guaranteed an accommodation at a nice country hotel in one of the most popular parts of Iceland. The hotels we have partnered with are all of the same standard and offer nice hotel rooms with made-up beds with private or shared bathrooms, depending on your booking.

Hotel breakfast is included!

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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6 Days Around Iceland Adventure | Average rating: 4.7/5 based on 23 customer reviews


"Amazing Iceland!" | 5 stars By Carolyn Reynolds 16/07/2018
My ten year old son and I cannot speak highly enough of this tour! We managed to see more in six days than we ever could have managed by ourselves, learnt more than we could have imagined was possible about Iceland’s history, geology, fauna, flora and quirks, and had great fun the whole way. Our guide, Hjalti, was welcoming, knowledgeable, flexible and funny. He made my boy feel capable of doing everything that the tour required, and made sure he was included at all times. This is the perfect introduction to Iceland and well suited to those who like an active holiday - perfect for the ten year old who loved the physical aspects of the tour. We will be back!
"6 Day Around Iceland Adventure" | 5 stars By Kerstin Schmidt 13/07/2018
The 6 Day Around Iceland Adventure tour was an all around great experience. Micah, our guide, did an awesome job leading our tour. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Iceland's geology, history, fauna and flora. Every day offered new highlights, we got to experience Islands awe-inspiring natural beauty and participate in fun activities like glacier hiking,swimming in the wolrd's most beautiful pool and whale watching. Traveling with a small group of great people from various parts of the world added to making this trip very pleasant and fun. I would highly recommend this tour to all my friends and family.
"Best.Tour.Guide.Ever!" | 5 stars By Bil and Valerie Pentony 22/07/2018
We loved our tour guide, Sindri G. He was informative, helpful and very funny. He was willing to answer any question that came up on the tour. We really had a great time and would recommend it to anyone who asks. We loved the combination of scenic stops and the hikes as well. While we saw a lot of large bus tours, we preferred the small group (18) which, I believe, helped us to see more of Iceland because we didn't have to wait for a whole bus full of people to get off the bus then back on. We both feel as though we saw the best sights of the country and enjoyed the scenery and history of Iceland, as told by Sindri.
"6 day tour with Arnar" | 5 stars By Paul Greenwood 17/07/2018
Arnar was a really fun guide, fiercely proud of his Viking heritage and hometown of Dalvik. As he repeatedly told us, the North is indeed more genuine, more wild and less touristy that Reykjavik and even seems to have better weather. Arnar also helped us choose good places to eat which we would probably not have found on our own. Our small group of nine spread in age from 20 to 68, and although our interests were different, we bonded really well and everyone enjoyed it. Nothing in Iceland is inexpensive, but considering what was included, I feel the tour was good value.
"Fantastic Tour of Iceland" | 5 stars By Gordon Yamate 12/07/2018
Our trip to Iceland exceeded our expectations due in large part to our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide (goes by Diddy). Diddy's knowledge of Icelandic culture and history provided a thoughtful context for understanding what goes on in Iceland. Our tour covered so many natural sites, including waterfalls, the Mid-Atlantic Rift where you can see the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates divide, the black sand beach and volcanic cliffs, a glacier lagoon, a glacier trek, hot springs and mud baths, a whale watching tour that included fishing for (and catching) local seafood. The accommodations were generally modest but clean with one exception and our last night was at Hotel Laugarbakki with a great restaurant and rooms. The physical activities offered (hiking) were geared for both those who were interested in getting a good workout, but also accommodated those less physically inclined. Diddy made our tour personal and meaningful with his family stories and humor and gave us a good sense of the Icelandic sensibility, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We don't normally do tours, but felt we experienced so much more than if we had done this trip on own.
"Everything went smoothly as planned..." | 4 stars By lai ah eng 04/07/2018
Everything went smoothly as planned (except the weather of course but it was still good on the whole). The sceneries were simply amazing. And we were fortunate to have Mikka as our guide as he was well informed. We were also lucky to have a mixed group of travellers (2 solo travellers, 3 sets of 1parent-1 young adult child, 2 sets of friends, and 2 older couples) who were generous, considerate and helpful to each other, e.g. we looked out and waited for the slightly slower ones, helped with luggage, we were on time, and there were no prolonged vanity photography shots. We also enjoyed our dinner conversations. At the same time, those who preferred to be on their own could do so. Wish we could have included an underground glacier tour and a short boat ride among the icebergs in the tour, and given a bit more time to do the local museums.
"Great experience with Arctic Adventures" | 4 stars By Chatsamorn Tiraganant 04/07/2018
Overall of the 6 days Iceland complete is great. The views were fantastic and amazing everyday. The guide was good and informative. The weak point was the minibus which the seat was inconvenient to sit for a long distance.
"6day ring" | 4 stars By shirley levine 30/06/2018
Briggi was brilliant. i was with my 16 year old grandson and briggis info and sense of humor was perfect, our group was a terrific mix of people from all over the world and added to the experience. lodging and meals were very good. my only night that was wanting was at farm stay gerdi. lobster meal was poorly prepared and room substandard. also the 7th day to the peninsula wasn't as good a tour. all was great the hight in borgannes but the new guide and passengers provided a different and not as great an experience. would not have booked if had originally known it was a separate trip. would highly recommend the 6 day and would be better if you offered a 7 day with same guide and group
"Great guide/ Great companionship" | 4 stars By Teresa 27/06/2018
Our tour in Iceland would have not been possible on our own. Fortunate to have an experienced guide like Hafi ( If his name is spelt correctly) who showed great showmanship/ and a great host. Thank you for making this trip unforgettable.
"Artic Adventure Trip a real adventure!" | 5 stars By Mary Ellen and Chuck Early 26/06/2018
My husband and I are over 65 years old, but we still enjoy an active vacation. This one was perfect. Every day, there was at least some hiking to scenic waterfalls, a beach or lava field. We would categorize the hikes as moderately difficult rather than "easy," which as used in your trip description. The highlight of our trip was the glacier walk, followed by whale watching from a small zodiac boat (an upgrade from whale watching in a large boat included in the tour package). Our guide (Becca) was very informative, professional and helpful. She had good suggestions for restaurants and kept us on pace with the planned itinerary. Hotels were adequate, and food, although expensive, was generally very good to excellent. The fish soup we had for lunch one day was out of this world. It rained every day so raingear is a must. The only negatives about the trip was the sound system on the bus. It was not easy to regulate so it was either too loud or not loud enough. In addition, there wasn't any spare room in the van so make sure your backpack is small.
"6-Day Around Iceland Adventure" | 5 stars By John D. 25/06/2018
My wife and three sons immensely enjoyed every aspect of our trip. Alvaro, our tour guide, has over six years experience and knew not only the mandatory bigger things but also the interesting and complementary smaller facts, places and things to do. Alvaro was a huge plus and made everyone feel like he had a personal interest in making the most out of your trip. Our tour size was excellent at only 18 people and the accommodations used by Arctic Adventures were not only clean and comfortable but were more representative of Iceland than a big chain could be. On this trip we were able to see as much as you can possibly see in six days from glacier hikes and waterfalls galore, to thermal features, thermal baths, craters, volcanoes, whales, seals and a million sheep. The hikes were designed to be as much or as little as you want. We highly recommend.
"Arctic Adventures Tour" | 5 stars By Carla loher 13/06/2018
My family and I chose the 6 day tour. Our tour guide was Sindri Gunnarsson. The Tour was packed with activities each day with lulls of driving in between. Our guide on our bus was an Icelander, however, others on the tour (Glacier walking) were not. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting and made all of the sites interesting to learn about. The country is beautiful and unspoiled and it was wonderful to see it through the eyes of our guide. By the end of the week, our group of 12 had become friends, enjoying each other's company, helping each other up mountains, eating meals together and exchanging contact information. The guesthouses in each little town were interesting and the hosts even more so. The country has adapted well to tourism and technology. I would recommend this tour for all ages.
"Awesome trip, great guide" | 5 stars By Yosef Al-Jasem 20/05/2018
One of the most organized trips in professional structure I ever been to. If you want to see most of Iceland wonders then this 6 days tour is the optimal. I did not prepare any plan. The trip is well organized, hotel/guesthouses are nice. Iceland is expensive country so bare in mind. The tour guide ""Sinduri"" is one the best guides I ever met. He took us through the history of iceland since the early settlers. He is knowledgeable with history (has such great memory of dates), precise in his words and statements. He has great technical knowledge as I am engineer myself. With him, the traveler dives in history, engineering, geology and energy of Iceland and norse countries. He is very humble, respectful and down to earth. I enjoyed listening to him over the six days. I traveled solo, however with partner would add great fun cuz the country is so romantic. Overall, I recommend this trip to any one trying to see Iceland wonders. Couple of improvement opportunities """"""from my lenses"""""" (safety brief at the beginning of the tour on what can encounter in the trip, checking if anybody has medical issues might need attention, emergency numbers..etc). Also, at everyday briefing the passengers on what we will see during the day. Complementary items (e.g. post cards; or water bottles that can be filled later on at the trip start, will also show more care to travelers..simple things you know). You also may add gallery to your website with photos of the groups you host. lastly, I loved iceland and loved icelandic people. They are humble and respectful. God bless this country and its visitors. Do not miss it. Think of going either in July or winter. and enjoy to the max. Regards Yosef
"The Only Way to See Iceland in February" | 5 stars By Demery Robinson 28/02/2018
We took the 6 Day Around Iceland Tour in February 2018. Our guide was Ragnar Hermannsson. Ragnar's knowledge, wit, sense of adventure, and unabashed love of Iceland made the trip for me. My initial thoughts were to self-drive the ring road, but after a few you-tube videos of winter white-outs and icy roads we went with Arctic Adventures and it was absolutely the right decision. There were 18 people on our tour, average age about 50, Ragnar was attentive to everyone's abilities and limitations and paced the tour accordingly. Iceland is a photographers dream, so bring a camera but use your phone to capture pics to send instantly to friends and loved ones. (Wi-fi is provided on the bus) The highlight of the trip was seeing the Northern Lights twice during the tour, the first night they lasted almost two hours and were absolutely stunning. I would like to return to Iceland for a summer tour some day, but I'm glad we did the winter tour first. If you go in winter dress in layers, use wool, and invest in a good pair of waterproof hiking boots. Wear the crampons (provided by Arctic Adventures) when you get off the bus, the ice is treacherous, especially in parking lots. One last thought, if your guide offers your group the opportunity to go to a local pool, or to a restaurant other than the hotels, do it. These little side trips brought our group together and made the tour that much more enjoyable. You can rest when you get home.
"Arctic Adventures 6 Day Tour - Awsome!" | 5 stars By Murray Connor 06/03/2018
An amazing country, shown to us by an amazing tour guide. A tour like this requires adaptability because of the weather, and other circumstances. Our itinerary had to be varied from that advertised because of the weather, but there were no disappointments. The fact that we ended up using 4 different coaches in 6 days was all part of the adventure, and was taken in good spirits by all. Our guide's passion for his country was infectious, and we would love to return in the future in the summer to see Iceland in a different light.
"Brilliant tour" | 5 stars By Bianca 17/03/2018
This was a brilliantly organised tour. The tour guide, Francois, was informative and fun, keeping the energy of the group up at all times. The experiences we had on the tour were great, and there really wasn’t anything to critique. It all went brilliantly!
"Tour was fantastic" | 5 stars By Lisa 24/03/2018
Tour was fantastic, it’s too bad we couldn’t do some activities due to the weather (ice cave and glacier walk) but everything was great.
"The best 6 days of my life!" | 5 stars By Natalia 31/03/2018
Thank you thank you thank you! That was the best trip Ever!! I had so much fun! it was unforgettable experience for me. I fall in love with Iceland and with the best tour guide in the world:Crazy Sven?œHe is fantastic, so funny and kind. I will definitely recommend this tour. ?-️?
"Awesome experience" | 5 stars By Matthew Kwan 14/04/2018
Wonderful experience! Professional tour guide Thor just simply brought us an amazing trip! Thanks for a memorable journey!
"Trip of a lifetime!" | 5 stars By Michele Pechnik 15/04/2018
We are a family of four, with two girls, aged 11 and 14. If we were going to go to Iceland, I wanted to SEE Iceland. This 6 day tour was the way to go. Our tour guide, Thor, was kind, knowledgeable, and a good driver! Not only did we have to not worry about navigating around, basically, the whole country, we could enjoy the scenery along the way. We saw so many wonders: geisers, waterfalls, caves, craters, icebergs, glaciers, beaches, mountains, northern lights, craggy landscapes. Beyond beautiful. A lot of our stops were hours driving distance away, but the amazing part is that it is pretty much awe inspiring scenery the whole way in between. There is no way we could have really soaked it all in if we tried to do this on our own. There is wifi on the bus, which was great for immediately sharing pictures with friends and family back home, but don't forget to look out the window!
"Limited Success" | 4 stars By Wendy Lahr 17/04/2018
I went on the 6 Days Iceland Adventure during the 1st week of April. Our guide was well-informed and interesting, and gave lots of information about Iceland's history, geology, and his own personal experience. However, the weather was against us, and it snowed almost every day of the tour. Because of snowy conditions and road closures, our group was unable to visit many of the places and sights listed on the itinerary for days 3 and 4 of the tour. In hindsight, instead of enduring long hours on the bus and seeing nothing but snow in the northern part of the country, it might have been better to stay in Reykjavik and go on day tours to more accessible locations in the south. I think the 6 day tour around Iceland might be better taken during the summer months. Some of the highlights for me were seeing and hiking at many waterfalls, visiting geothermal pools and geysers, seeing wild reindeer, driving past beautiful fjords and snow-covered peaks, and stopping at an Icelandic horse farm. The small group of 18 was nice, and our multi-ethnic group from 5 different countries was quite compatible. However, with the small group size came a small bus to transport us. The seats in the bus were narrow, crammed tightly together, and had very little leg space. These buses would be quite uncomfortable for passengers who are tall or plus-sized. Just a few personal notes: I thought 4 1/2 hours was much too long to spend on the glacier walk on day 2. We spent over an hour just waiting on the bus and standing around during the hike. By the time we arrived at the glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach later in the day, it was quite late and too dark to see much. I particularly enjoyed staying at country hotels out in the middle of nowhere, and thought the service and spacious rooms were nicer than that of the hotels we stayed at in towns. Don't count on seeing whales on Day 5; I endured 3 hours of freezing wind and choppy seas and never saw anything except sea birds. On some days we traveled on the bus for over 4 hours with no restroom breaks; it would have been nice if we had been warned ahead of time so that we could limit our liquid intake. Iceland is an incredibly beautiful country, and I would love to visit again when the weather is better.
"Magnificent Country" | 5 stars By Loher Brian H. 09/06/2018
Sindri was an excellent tour guide as he was very knowledgeable about Iceland and its history. He kept us entertained with stories, facts and an occasional joke. Iceland is a marvelous country with so many natural wonders. This 6-day tour was a perfect introduction to Iceland. I would not hesitate to us Arctic Adventures for future trips.
"Very good sites and arrangements" | 4 stars By falstrom 13/06/2018
Very good sites and arrangements. guide erla fun and competent as well as considerate. when the trailer tire blew, she didn't hesitate but dealt with it smartly. she's even got me reading independent people (english).
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