Complete Iceland - 10 days
Validity: Till 30th September 2023
Day 1: Reykjavik
Welcome to the Land of Fire and Ice! Transfer on your own to Reykjavik by FlyBus Plus transfers. Check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Explore this beautiful city on your own.
Dinner on own and overnight.
Day 2: Thingvellir National Park - Geysir - Gullfoss
Breakfast. Meet your guide and start your Iceland adventure! After a quick introduction to Reykjavik, head to Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake and Thingvellir National Park. This UNESCO heritage site is where the world’s oldest continuing parliamentary government was founded in the 10th century. It is also where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. Enjoy the unusual experience of walking between two continents!
Next is Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”, where walking paths offer views of the beautiful double-ledged cascade. Visit the nearby Geysir hot spring area to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur, and other hot springs and boiling mud pools.
Visit an Icelandic family farm where tomatoes are grown using organic geothermal energy. Tour the greenhouse and sample some of the farm’s sweet tomatoes.
The day ends in Hveragerdi, a pretty town in an active geothermal area, where underground hot springs provide heat for homes and greenhouses that grow flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Dinner and overnight in the Hveragerdi area.
Day 3: Thjorsardalur Valley - Skogar - Dyrholaey - Vik
Breakfast. Explore enchanting Thjorsardalur valley and its ever-changing landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers, and waterfalls. If the skies are clear, you’ll see the impressive and beautiful Mt. Hekla volcano towering over the region. Visit Stong to view a replica of a Viking-age longhouse that was buried by a volcanic eruption of Hekla. The area was a filming location for Game of Thrones Season 4.
Drive along the scenic farmlands of Iceland’s South Shore. Stop to admire the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Continue to Dyrholaey* and the thundering waves of the Reynisfjara black sand beaches. End the day in Vik, Iceland’s southernmost town.
*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed for the bird nesting season between mid-May and the 25th of June.
Dinner and overnight in the Vik area.
Day 4: Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - Hofn
Breakfast. Visit the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. Its total area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe. Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes. Visit the park’s famous Skaftafell area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy views of rich green landscapes and black sands dominated by several magnificent glaciers. See Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull.
Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and see awesome icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon. Enjoying an optional boat tour amid the ice bergs (must be booked in advance). Nearby is the dramatic Diamond Beach, named for the shrinking icebergs that settle on the black sands before drifting out to sea.
Dinner on your own in Hofn a fishing port, with nice cafes and restaurants. Overnight in Hofn.
Day 5: Hofn - East Fjords - Eg
Breakfast. Drive through Almannaskard pass, admire the majestic coastline and towering mountains of the magnificent East Fjords. Keep your camera ready! Pass charming villages and visit the Beljandi Microbrewery at Breiddalsvikto sample the wonderful beer and see how it’s made. Continue to Egilsstadir town, near Iceland’s largest forest and a lake said to be home to a legendary (friendly) monster.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Egilsstadir area.
Day 6: Lake Myvatn Area
Breakfast. Drive via the hauntingly beautiful highland desert plateau Modrudalsoraefi, towards the Lake Myvatn area. Drive by a historical Modrusalsoraefi, at the highest altitude of any working farm in Iceland. Stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall. Continue to the Namaskard pass with its boiling mud pools and vibrant colours.
Walk along the pseudo craters at Skutustadir and peek into Grjotagja, a cave with underground hot springs. Explore the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Legend has it that elves live here, so be respectful during your visit! The surreal Myvatn area is a popular movie location.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Myvatn area.
Day 7: Lake Myvatn Area - Akureyri - Siglufjordur - Skagafjordur
Breakfast. Visit the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, one of North Iceland’s most important symbols. See Akureyri, the colourful northern “capital“ of Iceland, with charming buildings and a beautiful view of the Eyjafjordur fjord. Spend some free time here and continue along the coastal roads of Eyjafjordur and the Troll Peninsula. Enjoy amazing views at the steep mountains over the Arctic Sea.
Stop in Siglufjordur, a town with beautiful timber buildings. Visit the town’s award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. The museum recreates the atmosphere of the early 20th century, when Siglufjordur was transformed into a frontier-like boom town, thanks to a large migration of herring. Continue to your overnight in Skagafjordur, a scenic region full of historical sites and folk tales.
Dinner and overnight in Northwest Iceland.
Day 8: Skagafjordur - Borgarnes
Breakfast. The Skagafjordur area is one of the country’s finest places for horse breeding. See the unique Icelandic horse breed with its special fifth gait - the tolt. This horse breed has remained unchanged since Viking times.
Cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into West Iceland. Drive through the Borgarfjordur region with its lovely volcanic wooded scenery and Viking history. Walk up to the top of Grabrok crater for an amazing view. Listen to the powerful rushing waters of Deildartunguhver, Europe’s mightiest hot spring area. Stop to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, with bright blue water rushing through black lava formations. Nearby is Barnafoss, a waterfall with even more brilliant blue colours.
Dinner and overnight stay in the Borgarfjordur area.
Day 9: Borgarfjordur - Snaefellsjokull National Park - Reykjavik
Breakfast. Today, explore the amazing natural landscapes in Snaefellsjokull National Park. The park’s crown jewel is Snaefellsjokull glacier itself, which covers a dormant volcano that last erupted in 250 AD. See Kirkjufell, a most photographed mountain in Iceland. Walk along the uniquely pebbled Djupalonssandur beach. At the picturesque harbour village of Arnarstapi, observe magnificent basalt rocks in stacked formations.
One Icelandic Saga mentions that Snaefellsnes and its people are protected by a benevolent half troll who lives high on the glacier. At the end of the afternoon, return to Reykjavik. Your guide will bid you farewell at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Reykjavik. Dinner is on your own.
Day 10: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice
Breakfast. Please note that this might be a light breakfast if you are taking an early morning flight. Transfer on your own to the international airport. The airport transfer is not included, but we are happy to help you arrange shared or private transfers.
We recommend you depart your hotel no later than three hours before your flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back to your homeland and hope to see you in Iceland again!
Validity: Till 30th September 2023
Tour Price Per Person
|Date & Months of Travel
Group Size 36
|Child with Bed
(9 - 11yrs)
|May 9, 23
|June 13, 27
- Guided coach tour from day 2 to day 9.
- Welcome meeting with guide at hotel on evening of day 1.
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Expert professional English-speaking local guide from day 2 to day 9.
- Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach.
- Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in Reykjavik.
- Accommodation 7 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside.
- Icelandic breakfast (except arrival day).
- 6 two-course local cuisine dinners in the countryside (main course and dessert) or buffet dinners, including coffee/tea.
- Visit to Fridheimar Geothermal Greenhouse (day 2).
- Visit to the excavated Stong Viking-age longhouse (day 3).
- Microbrewery visit and beer tasting in Breiddalsvik (Day 5).
- Entrance to the Herring Era Maritime Museum (Day 7).
- Horse show in Skagafjordur (Day 8).
- Great photo stops.
- Seat rotation during the tour.
- Customer care service during office hours.
- 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland.
- Meals not specified above.
- Airfares and airport tax.
- Guaranteed early check in/late check-out charges.
- Tips and porterage.
- Surcharges applicable if any.
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
- Bookings will be subject to availability of space / rooms at the time of booking. You will be provided alternatives if units suggested are not available and advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
- Prices quoted above are subject to change with or without prior notice.
- Taxes as applicable.
- Terms and Conditions apply.