During these Iceland tours, you will get to marvel at the largest ice cap in Europe and gape at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with seals floating on icebergs. Make sure you have your cameras at the ready because there are plenty of black-sand beaches and gushing waterfalls to photograph around this island nation.
Please note that the weather near the Arctic Circle can be variable. Occasionally this will mean that the itinerary may need to be amended to keep you safe. GAdventures will always endeavour to deliver a tour as close to the itinerary described as possible and ensure you see as much as possible, despite any bad weather.
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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. There are pre-bookable activities available for this tour. Check out the “Available Extras” section of the Overview page for more information on these activities, and cost-saving bundles.
Stay: Hotel Cabin (or similar)
Drive to Akureyri, stopping for lunch at a local cantina. Explore the town and opt to go on a whale-watching tour. Eyjafjörður is a scenic spot to enjoy the local wildlife and small villages in the area.
Opt to go on a whale-watching excursion. On the checkout page, opt to pre-book a single-day activity (select “Whale Watching from Dalvik”) or an activity bundle (select “Whales and Glaciers Bundle”) ahead of time, to include one of these optionals on your tour.
Stay: Sveinbjarnargerdi Country Hotel (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Stop at Goðafoss waterfall en route to Mývatn lake. Explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss waterfall before arriving in Borgarfjörður for a night in a local guesthouse.
Head to Mývatn lake, stopping en route at Goðafoss waterfall. In Mývatn, explore lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal area of Námaskarð. Visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe.
Reach Borgarfjörður in the East Fjords region for a night in a local guesthouse.
Stay: Alfheimar Guesthouse (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Leave beautiful Borgarfjörður behind and travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords. En route to Hofn, catch a glimpse of Vatnajokull glacier, the largest ice cap in Europe.
Stay: Hoffell GlacierWorld Guesthouse (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Visit the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach, with a chance to see seals sunbathing on the bright blue ice. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park and opt to take a glacier hike. Continue to Vík.
Marvel at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, with a chance to see seals sunbathing on the bright blue ice. The massive icebergs floating towards shore tower over visitors. Opt to check out the lagoon by boat. Stop by Diamond Beach, which gets its name from chunks of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier that float to shore. As these blocks of glacier ice melt, they develop a crystal clear sheen, set against the black sand of the beach.
Continue on to Skaftafell National Park with time to explore before continuing on in the evening to the small town of Vík. Opt to pre-book the Skaftafell National Park Glacier Hike activity on the checkout page.
Stay: Hotel Dyrholaey (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Visit Reynisfjara beach. Continue along the Golden Circle to Drumbo. Stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss. Explore the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Þingvellir National Park. Visit a G Adventures-supported sustainable community dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Arrive to Reykjavík in the early evening.
Stay: Hotel Cabin (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Depart at any time.
- 5 nights in standard hotels
- 1 night in a local guesthouse
- 6 breakfasts
- Tour guide
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary, excluding optional activities
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to Iceland
- Airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Visa when required
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