This is our classic tour, which shows you Iceland's most known attractions. You also get an insight into the history and geography of Iceland.
Day 1: Welcome to Iceland
No service included, except accommodation. Overnight at Hotel Klettur or similar. Dinner is not included.
Day 2: Farmlands and mountains of the North West
Our guide meets the group the hotel in Reykjavik at 8:45 am. We drive northwards via the tunnel of Hvalfjördur to Borgarnes and Skagafjördur, the valley of horses. A visit to the folk museum of Glaumbær (entrance included), an ancient farm with a turf roof, before continuing via highlands, Öxnadalsheidi, to the capital of the north of Iceland, Akureyri.
Overnight and dinner in hotel in Akureyri for two nights.
Day 3: Lake Mývatn area
Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake in a dramatic landscape dominated by volcanic landforms such as pseudocraters and the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Mývatn is a geothermal area with high activity and a place where all your senses will be called upon as we stop at Námaskarð’s bubbling sulphur mud-pits and steaming vents. We visit Jardbödin, the Blue lagoon of the North, where it is possible to bathe. Entrance is not included but can be booked beforehand. On our way back to Akureyri, we stop at Goðafoss Waterfall. Optional Whale Watching tour from Akureyri in the afternoon.
Day 4: Powerful waterfall and East Iceland
We leave Akureyri and start the day by visiting Dettifoss, one of Europe’s biggest waterfalls. After that we drive across highlands Mödrudalsöræfi, via the town of Egilsstadir. From here we head towards the sparsely populated and very beautiful East fjords. Here we find small fishing villages and magnificent mountains. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Bláfell, Breiddalsvik, or similar.
Day 5: Fjords, Glacier and Glacier Lagoon
Driving along the East fjords dramatic coastline, passing Djúpivogur and Höfn. Not far from Höfn is the Glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. Here you can take a boat trip on an amphibian in between the floating icebergs. The boat tour is not included but can be booked via the agency. The bus trip continues further on to National park Skaftafell. It is a beautiful, green oasis at the root of glacier Vatnajökull. Here Iceland’s highest point can also be found (Hvannadalshnúkur, 2119 m). Overnight and dinner at Hotel Núpar or similar.
Day 6: South Shore black beaches and lava fields
We start the day by driving past lava fields of Eldhraun and observing the black glacial deposits at Mýrdalssandur. We pass by Vík and stop by the black lava sand beach of Reynisfjara. It is known for its colony of puffins and unusual rock formations. From Reynisfjara you can view the impressing cape Dyrhólaey, where the sea has craved a huge hole through the rock. Next, we stop at the two waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. We learn about the forces of volcanic activity at Lava Center before getting to our accommodation in Hotel Selfoss. Entrance is included. Thereafter we continue towards Selfoss, via Hvolsvöllur and Hella. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Selfoss or similar.
Day 7: Golden Day
First visit of the day is to the majestic Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. Next stop is at the geothermal area around Geysir. Here we experience the active geyser Strokkur which erupts every five minute a high column of boiling hot water. It truly is a fascinating phenomena. Continuing to the national park of Þingvellir, where the oldest parliament still in function was founded. From Þingvellir we drive on to Reykjavik.
Overnight at Hotel Klettur or similar. Dinner is not included.
Day 8: Departure
No other service included.