Iceland from Every Direction in 8 DaysTour ID: GR04
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One of Iceland‘s main characteristics is its diversity in landscapes and natural phenomena
The largest part of this island in the North Atlantic Ocean is its unbuilt interior, an uninhabitable area full of glaciers, volcanic deserts and highlands. This is why different parts of the country are connected through the “Ring Road”.
Iceland’s Ring Road
The road that circles the coastline of Iceland is aptly named Road 1, and driving the “Ring Road” is a popular holiday for Icelanders. The route is dotted with charming villages, picturesque farms and new otherworldly landscapes and views at every turn, and we’re not just saying that. Each area has its own unique highlights and distinct landscapes and they’re all worth a visit.
The South of Iceland
Jaws usually start dropping as soon as travellers reach the mossy lava fields and mountains of Hellisheiði, just minutes outside Reykjavik’s city limits. The vast plains of the southwest with the dramatic backdrop of world-famous volcanoes like Eyjafjallajökull and Vestmannaeyjar islands, turn into the unforgettable shoreline underneath the glaciers, glacier tongues and glacial lagoons of the south shore. This is Iceland’s most visited area, close to the capital and packed with glorious natural wonders. DAY 1-3: Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Skaftafell, Glacier Lagoon
The East of Iceland
Driving the southeast shore is like travelling from the land of the elves, through a beautiful and surprisingly green glacier land to the land of trolls. The jagged eastern shoreline and the Westfjords on the other side of Iceland are the country’s geologically oldest areas and visitors can somehow feel it. Everything seems older, larger, steeper, even slower in this area. The tall mountains of the narrow Eastfjords are unparalleled for their beauty and leave no one untouched and the villages and inhabitants of these parts are famous for their charm and authenticity. From the East to the North the Ring Road crosses a stretch of the highlands, an area that seems completely untouched by mankind. DAY 4-5: Eastfjords, Seyðisfjordur, Egilsstadir, Borgarfjordur Eystri
The North of Iceland
The North is full of natural wonders like the geothermal baths at Mývatn and the unforgettable presence of the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall. The North is also home to world-famous Eurovision town Húsavík and Akureyri, the capital of the North, as charming as Scandinavian towns get. The north comes with its own atmosphere and a rich sense of history. DAY 5-6: Dettifoss, Mývatn, Godafoss, Husavik, Akureyri
The West of Iceland
The drive from Akureyri to Reykjavik crosses North to South through the West, an incredibly scenic drive through fjords, bays, mountain passes and lava fields with views of dramatic sea cliffs, islands and glaciers at every turn. This part of Iceland seems to connect all the others with its diversity in landscapes and views. The highlights of the West include Europe’s highest-flow hot spring, Deildartunguhver, as well as Hraunfossar. The latter being arguably Iceland’s most charming row of waterfalls and an unforgettable place to visit. The tour then finishes with airport transfer to Keflavik by way of the extraordinary Reykjanes peninsula, home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
DAY 7-8: Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar, airport transfer from hotel
- The Ring Road is a feast for the senses and anyone who appreciates dramatic landscapes and glorious views should have the travel experience of a lifetime.
- We customize tours to suit our guests’ interests and needs with regard to time, activities and accommodation. Let us do the heavy lifting and driving while you sit back and enjoy Iceland, from every direction.
- *Approx. price per passenger based on 35 people travelling in a group,accommodation is not included. Prices vary depending on group size.
- This is a guided tour
- Travellers are required to bring their own face mask to use onboard the bus