Travel the famous ring road, that circles around beautiful Iceland and visit some of the best destinations the island has to offer in a small group guided by a knowledgeable and experienced local guide.
This six-day tour is a great option for those who want to make the most of their stay in Iceland.
You will go further and explore more, going off the beaten track, up close and personal with glistening glacier, gushing geysers, dramatic volcanoes and powerful waterfalls. You will get a chance to enjoy in the nature baths of Myvatn, explore the whales of the North and make lifelong memories with like-minded travelers from all over the world.
February 1st - November 30th
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Ring road
- Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- South coast (Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara)
- Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
- Mývatn (Myvatn)
- Dettifoss and Goðafoss waterfalls
- Siglufjörður (Siglufjordur)
- Deildatunguhver hot spring
- Guided tour in minibus
- Glacier hike on Vatnajökull glacier
- Hike in Egilsstaðir
- Whale watching in Dalvík
- Hotel room for 5 nights with breakfast
”Life was meant for good friends and great adventures”
Depending on time of the year Iceland has always something unique to offer. Apart from all the spectacular locations that will be visited around the island there will be a possibility to be able to spot the Northern Lights from late August until April. During the summer months, when the arctic midnight sun reigns, puffins might be spotted along the coastline. And in the East, we might cross paths with reindeer if we are lucky.
In September, if time is on our site, we will take some time to visit a sheep round-up somewhere in the country site. During the winter we will extend our glacier hike with a visit to an ice cave.
Please note that during winter we reserve the right to change the itinerary or take a different route with your safety in mind if the weather and/or road conditions are bad.
What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.
Food is NOT included on this tour, except breakfast. Solo travelers are required to choose single room when they make their bookings.
Day 1: Golden Circle and South Coast
Please be ready at your pick up location in Reykjavík at 8:00. The pick up might take up to 30 minutes, depending on where you are located in Reykjavik. After pick up, the first day of this round tour will spend exploring the famous Golden Circle.
To start with, we visit Þingvellir National park where Icelanders founded their parliament in the year 930. Þingvellir is unique in a geographical sense and is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites because of its historical significance. Geysir hot spring area is our next destination. Here the spouting hot spring Strokkur and bubbling fumaroles attract visitors all year round. The last of the Golden circle sites is the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. See the dreamlike golden hue rising from the spray of the glacier water rushing into the canyon.
On our way to our accommodation, we have the chance to visit both Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. We will spend the night in a country hotel close to the village of Vík.
- Þingvellir National Park
- Geysir Hot springs
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Guided tour in minibus
- Visit to the highlights of Golden Circle
- Visit to the most famous waterfalls of the South coast
- One night at Hotel close to Vík
Day 2: Vík - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Höfn
We start the day exploring Reynisfjara black sand beach with the glorious Reynisdrangar peaks and basalt column cave. After that, glaciers are on the agenda. We pass Mýrdalsjökull glacier having a possibility of a view of Katla Volcano and drive through Eldhraun lava field on the way to Skaftafell. Skaftafell is a part of Vatnajökull National park and is a true oasis in the black glacier sands with its green birch forest. We will take a three-hour glacier hike, lead by our skilled glacier guides, on one of Vatnajökull’s many outlet glaciers. After our hike at Europe’s biggest glacier, we make our way to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where we will explore the lagoon as well as the black sand crystal beach filled with ice from the glacier. Our accommodation will be in a guesthouse in the town of Höfn, known as the lobster capital of Iceland.
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
- Vatnajökull National park
- Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
- The Crystal Beach
- Höfn - Lobster capital of Iceland
- 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 crystal beach
- One night at a guesthouse in Höfn
Day 3: East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir
Today we will explore the East fjords of Iceland. We will continue threading our way along the coastline, driving narrow roads along Hvalnes- and Þvottárskriður landslides. We will stop at Djúpivogur village, a small fishery village that is the home of fine outdoor sculpture – Eggin í Gleðivík (e. The eggs of Marry bay). After that, we will go for an invigorating hike to Hengifoss, Iceland’s second highest waterfall (128m) and Litlanesfoss waterfalls. The hike takes about three hours in total and it takes you to a beautiful gorge where a colorful rock face displays layers from volcanic eruptions in ancient times. After the hike, we make our way to Egilsstaðir, where we will be spending the night in a country hotel.
- Djúpivogur Fishery Village
- Hengifoss Waterfall
- Litlanessfoss Waterfall
- The town of Egilsstaðir
- Breakfast at the guesthouse in Höfn
- Visit at the small fishery village of Djúpvogur
- Guided hike to Hengifoss waterfall
- One night at a Hotel in Egilsstaðir
Day 4: Dettifoss - Mývatn - Goðafoss - Akureyri
We are on our way to the northern part of the country. From Egilsstaðir, we drive over the wilderness of Möðrudalur, the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m. We will stop at Dettifoss, Iceland’s most voluminous waterfall before we go to the Mývatn area where we will explore the magnificent landscape around the lake. Here Námaskarð geothermal area, Hverfjall crater and Dimmuborgir formations will be among the highlights.We’ll make a stop at Mývatn Nature Baths, where you have the opportunity to bath in the hot spring pools. The entrance fee can be added when booking or paid on site. For those that don’t wish to go in the water, they can stroll around the area and enjoy the views or sit down in the cafeteria. Goðafoss waterfall is the last stop of the day before we make our way to Eyjafjörður fjord where we find our accommodation in a country hotel near Akureyri.
- Dettifoss Waterfall
- Mývatn Lake
- Námaskarð geothermal area
- Hverfjall Crater
- Dimmuborgir formations
- Goðafoss Waterfall
- 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
Day 5: Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst
In the morning, you will get a chance to explore Akureyri, the capital of the North, before we go for a whale watching tour from Dalvík. During the 3-hour sail tour, you can expect to spot humpback whale, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, and sometimes even the majestic blue whale, you do also get a chance to try your luck at sea angling. When we come ashore, we drive to Siglufjörður a fishing village and around Tröllaskagi peninsula where you can get a good idea about the life in the small villages around Iceland. Before we reach Borgarfjörður where we spend the last night of this tour we will drive through a thriving agricultural area. The night will be spent in a hotel in the small university community at Bifröst.
- Akureyri - Capital of the North
- Whale watching in Dalvík
- Siglufjörður Fishing Village
- Breakfast at Hotel close to Akureyri
- Visit to Akureyri
- 3 hour Whale Waching sail tour
- Opportunity to try out sea angeling
- Visit to Siglufjörður
- One night at a hotel in Bifröst
Day 6: Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Hvalfjörður - Reykjavík
On this last day, we will find ourselves in the west of Iceland – an area Lonely Planet voted as on of the best destinations in 2016. Borgarfjörður with all its splendid sights is our main focus. Deildartunguhver hot spring, Barnafoss waterfall, and Hraunfossar cascade, flowing from underneath the lava fields are among our stops. As well is the historic site of Reykholt, featuring Snorralaug pool, the home of Snorri Sturluson who is the author of many of the Icelandic sagas. We will drive the picturesque Hvalfjörður Bay on our way to Reykjavík where we will end our tour at 5-6 pm.
- Deildartunguhver hot spring
- Barnafoss Waterfall
- Breakfast at hotel in Bifröst
- Visit to the highlights of Borgarfjörður
- Visit to the historic sight of Reykholt
- Drop off in Reykjavík
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.
Nice hotel rooms with private bathrooms which includes breakfast. For the south coast we usually go for Hotel Dyrhólaey and Hotel Skaftafell, on Snæfellsnes peninsula we usually book Hotel Rjúkandi. If they aren’t available we book very similar ones.
Does the 3 Day South Coast – Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Ice Cave tour include glacier hiking?
Yes, the tour includes a glacier hike on Falljökull glacier in Skaftafell – Vatnajökull national park.
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.
Price from 219.990 ISK per person.
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