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6 Days Around Iceland Adventure

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.

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.

Around-Iceland Glacier-Hiking Geysir Hiking waterfall Whale-Watching
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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.

  • Availability
    February 1st - November 30th
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Level
    Easy
  • Pickup
    Yes
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    10 years
  • Ratio
    1:18
  • Price
    219.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Ring road
Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
Vatnajökull Glacier
South coast (Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara)
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Mývatn (Myvatn)
Dettifoss and Goðafoss waterfalls
Siglufjörður (Siglufjordur)
Deildatunguhver hot spring
Hraunfossar
Included
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.

Please note

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.

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 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.

Day Highlights
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vatnajökull National park
Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon
The Crystal 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 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.

Day Highlights
Djúpivogur Fishery Village
Hengifoss Waterfall
Litlanessfoss Waterfall
The town of Egilsstaðir
Included
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.

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

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.

Day Highlights
Akureyri - Capital of the North
Whale watching in Dalvík
Siglufjörður Fishing Village
Included
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.

Day Highlights
Borgarfjörður
Deildartunguhver hot spring
Barnafoss Waterfall
Hraunfossar
Reykholt
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 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 multiday tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

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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