This guided small group tour takes you on a classic route around the island, with an emphasis on Icelandic nature. Each day of this journey offers unique insights into the culture, new adventures and a fascinating diversity of landscapes.
Arrival at Keflavik Airport and transfer to hotel in Reykjavík.
Explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes – all within an easy walk.
Spend the night in Reykjavik.
Head to Þingvellir, a national park (a UNESCO world heritage site) with vast lava fields, atranquil lake and deep gorges.
Visit the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs.
Visit the breath-taking Gullfoss, “The Golden Waterfall”.
Finally, a special stop at Friðheimar farm, where we’ll get to taste geothermally-grown tomatoes from their greenhouse.
Enjoy a group dinner and spend the night in Selfoss.
Visit the Lava Centre, a newly opened interactive exhibition about Iceland’s volcanic activity, its frequent earthquakes and how Iceland evolved over millions of years.
Along the south coast, stop at the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can experience walking right behind the misty cascade.
Gorgeous 60-metre high Skógafoss waterfall is just a short drive down the road.
Further ahead at Vík, make a stop at the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the rock formations Dyrhólaey* and Reynisdrangar.
Ending the day in Kirkjuibæjarklaustur with dinner included.
*Please note that Dyrhólaey is closed from mid-May to the end of June due to nesting birds.
Visit the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier with the option of hiking to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall.
After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour.
Driving along the majestic East Fjords on our way to hotel.
Enjoy a group dinner and spend the night in the Breiðdalsvík area.
Scenery in East Iceland includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes.
After reaching North Iceland, get amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall.
Explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes with visits to the Námaskarð pass and the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters.
Relax in the warm geothermal pools and saunas at the Mývatn Nature Baths, with a view to mountains and lava fields.
Our journey ends in the seaside village of Húsavík, known locally as “Europe’s Whale Watching Capital.
Enjoy a group dinner and spend the night in Húsavík.
Visit Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Explore the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon, which according to legend was formed by a footprint from the Norse god Odin's eight-legged horse.
In the afternoon we will return to Húsavík. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can join one of the excellent whale watching tours (optional).
Dinner will be on your own this evening.
Spend the night in Húsavík.
First highlight of the journey is Goðafoss, “The Waterfall of the Gods”.
Enter the charming town of Akureyri.
After lunch you will have some free time to explore on your own, and then we will continue through the tranquil farmlands of Skagafjörður.
Enjoy a group dinner and spend the night in the Skagafjörður area.
Explore the incredible western part of Iceland along beautiful Borgarfjörður.
Stop at Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, as well as the spectacular twin waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.
Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. You can spend the evening at your leisure in the city centre of Reykjavik.
Transfer to Keflavik Airport.
If your departure is in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport.