Day 1 / Sat  Sept 21  Reykjavik

Halló og velkomin til Íslands! In other words, welcome to Iceland! Reykjavik, the Northernmost capital of the world, has a rich cultural life and something for everyone. In the late afternoon we’ll have our get-acquainted meeting, followed by dinner together.

Accommodation   Hotel Storm (2N)

Day 2 / Sun  Sept 22  Reykjavik

Today we explore the world famous Golden Circle. First stop is Thingvellir National Park where Icelanders founded the oldest active parliament in the world in 930 A.D. and we see where two tectonic plates meet. Next stop is the Geysir geothermal area where Strokkur geyser spouts hot water high in the air. Also located here is Old Geysir, which is the root of the English word. The final stop is the iconic and spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall.

Day 3 / Mon  Sept 23  Akureyri

We depart Reykjavík today, heading towards the north of Iceland. On the way we visit the waterfalls of Hraunfossar (Lava Waterfall) and Barnafossar (Children's Waterfall). Both make for great pictures with braided rivulets that tumble over bright green mossy cliffs into bright turquoise waters.

Accommodation  Hotel KEA (2N)

Day 4 / Tues  Sept 24  Akureyri

Today is yours to do what you want. There is no shortage of activities to be found in Akureyri. There are several museums and galleries, whale watching excursions, an excellent botanical garden, or even trips to one of the nearby islands.

Day 5 / Wed  Sept 25  Lake Myvatn

The otherworldly geo-thermal landscape surrounding the pristine beauty of Lake Mayvatn is this morning’s goal.  We’ll see bubbling mud pools, the lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir, and the volcanic crater group at Skutustadir. We will also stop for an optional soak in the hot blue waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths.  In the afternoon we drive to to the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's mightiest cascade. 96,500 gallons crest the brink per second.  It’s so powerful the vibrations can be felt in the nearby rocks. The falls are 100 meters wide, with a 45-meter drop into the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon below.

Accommodation Guesthouse Fjalladyrd

Day 6 / Thurs  Sept 26  Egilsstadir

We will visit some of the many fjords of the east coast on our journey today. We’ll take in Borgarfjordur Eystri, famous for its birdlife and multicolored mountains. In the afternoon we’ll go to Seydisfjordur, famous for its rich art scene and blue church. We’ll then travel to Egilsstadir for our overnight stay.

Accommodation  Hotel Eyvindara

Day 7 / Fri  Sept 27  Glacier Lagoon

After breakfast, we’ll have a full day to appreciate the stunning Icelandic countryside, driving on a road that tightly curves with the sea through the coastal region of the East Fjords, enjoying spectacular views of high mountains, deep fjords, more spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, winding mountain passes, and quaint fishing villages.  Our goal is one of Iceland's undisputed highlights, the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón.  We’ll board an amphibious vehicle to cruise the lagoon and be amazed by some of nature’s finest work, surrounded by floating icebergs.

Accommodation  Foss Hotel Glacier Lagoon

Day 8 / Sat  Sept 28  South Coast

Our final day of driving introduces us to Iceland's beautiful South Shore.  We’ll observe sea bird colonies on the promontory of Dyrhólaey, view the amazing stepping-stone rock formations of Reynisdrangar, visit the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and the dramatic otherworldly landscape of the Solheimajokull glacier along the way.  We’ll also visit two last amazing waterfalls:  mighty Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Accommodation  Hotel Ranga

Day 9 / Sun  Sept 29  Kevlavik

This morning after breakfast, we head west towards Reykjavik or its airport (11:00AM+/-). For those wishing to stay on, additional accommodation can be arranged in Reykjavik

What’s Included:
8 nights accommodation; All breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 2 lunches; All tour transport; All tips for guides, drivers, group meals, and hotel staff; Full-time services of a Icelandic guide and professional tour director; local guides; All entrances & activities: Thingvellir NP, Geysir, Gullfoss , Hraunfossar, Barnafossar, Lake Mayvatn activities, Dettifoss, Jökulsárlón cruise, Reynisdrangar, Reynisfjara, Solheimajokull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss; and more.

Important exceptions: Tour participants are responsible for the cost of drinks, free-time sightseeing, free time meals, flights to/from the tour, and any activities or services not listed above.  See our Terms and Conditions for important details regarding everything listed above.