6 Days Ring Road Around Iceland Adventure - AA23

Small Group Package Tour Around Iceland - Optional Blue Lagoon extension

This six-day tour is ideal for people who really want to get the most out of their time in Iceland. It gives you the opportunity to travel further, explore more, see more natural wonders and really stray off the beaten track. It ensures that you maximize your Icelandic experience: packing each day with incredible experiences, awe-inspiring nature, and exhilarating fun. During the winter season you also have a great chance of seeing the northern lights.

Chosen Europe Tour of The Year for 2017 by Tourradar!

Small Group Experience

Operated in a minibus

Duration: 6 days

Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30

Group maximum: 18 per guide

Available: All year

Age limit: 10 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • The Ring Road of Iceland
  • Golden Circle (Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir)
  • South coast (Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Black Sand Beach)
  • Glacier hike on Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Skaftafell wilderness area
  • Hike at Egilsstaðir
  • Whale watching in Dalvík
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Dettifoss and Goðafoss waterfalls
  • Siglufjörður (Siglufjordur)
  • Deildatunguhver hot spring
  • Hraunfossar waterfall
  • Akureyri City
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Hornafjörður Village
  • Djúpivogur village
  • Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Whale Watching Tour
  • Northern Lights opportunity (winter)

Free WiFi on Bus

Pickup & drop-off:

Pickup is from 08:00 - 08:30, at your chosen pickup location. Estimated drop-off time on day 6 is at around 17:00, at your chosen drop-off location.


  • A fully escorted 6-day minibus tour with an English speaking guide and free wifi on the minibus
  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast and private bathroom
  • Glacier hiking on a Vatnajökull outlet glacier
  • Waterfalls hike at Egilsstaðir
  • Whale watching boat trip from Dalvík village

Bring with you:

Warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking boots are recommended. 
Note: you can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process.

Not included

Food is not included on this tour, except breakfast.

8 day extension:

We also offer this 6 day tour with added two nights of accommodation in Reykjavik. One night before the tour and one night after. Click here for further information and bookings.

189 990 per adult

Great Value Package

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Please note that your chosen drop-off location will be used as the pickup location for the Blue Lagoon transfer.


Reviews on TripAdvisor


"We did the 6 day Ring Road Tour with Hilmar. Every moment was absolutely excellent! We particularly enjoyed the whale watching, glacier hike and nature baths but everything we did was stunning! Hilmar was fantastic at giving just the right amount of history, folklore, tidbits and suggestions. He was especially good at recommending great food! Can’t wait to go back! I’m sending all my friends and family!"

6 day ring road itinerary

Overview of the route we take

Day 1 - Golden Circle & South Coast

We will start as we mean to go on with a day rammed full of incredible natural wonders: enjoy the amazing attractions available on the Golden Circle, including Gullfoss, Geysir and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir. Then on your way home, you will see Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.

Day Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls


  • Guided tour in minibus
  • The Highlights of The Golden Circle
  • The Pearls of the South Coast
  • One night in a hotel close to Vík


Hotel Dyrholaey
Delightful Country Hotel with views of Mýrdalsjökull glacier
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Day 1 full itinerary

We will start bright and early, with collection starting at 8:00 am, please be ready at your collection location at that time (Collection can take up to 30 minutes depending on your location). The majority of the first day will be spent exploring the wonders that are dotted around Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

Our first stop will be Thingvellir National Park, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for both its historical and geological importance. There you will see the historic site of Althingi, site of the world’s oldest operational parliament: Icelandic parliamentarians have been meeting at Althingi since 930 AD and the modern Parliament bares the same name. Althingi is one of the first democratic parliaments in the world: opening 300 years before the British one, known as ‘The Mother of Parliaments’. Marvel at the ‘Law Speaker’s’ dramatic platform, from where he would proclaim new laws with the imperious rift valley at his back. Thingvellir also straddles two continents: with the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates lying at the center of it. These two plates continue to edge apart, with the gap widening by about 2cm a year. This creates some of the most awe-inspiring geology that can be found anywhere on Earth and it is the perfect way to kick off the trip of a lifetime!

From there we will travel to the world-renowned Geyser hot spring area where you will see the incredible Geysers throw water and steam up to 25 meters into the air. The Geyser hot springs have become synonymous with Iceland and it is impossible not to appreciate the awesome power and violence of nature when you see them. Amongst them, you will see the famous ‘Geysir’ from which the English word geyser was adopted and its younger brother was known as Strokkur.

Then we will move on to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall (golden falls), so named because on a sunny day the water takes a golden brown hue as it cascades down to the Hvita (White River) below. If you are really lucky, a stunning rainbow will form over the canyon: providing an amazing photo opportunity. Gullfoss, Thingvellir and the Geyser hot spring area are all things that everyone who visits Iceland should see and on this tour, you will cross each one off your bucket list in one incredible day!

Then on our way back to our accommodation, at a country hotel near the village of Vik, we will stop at both The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls. Seljalandsfoss is a particularly interesting waterfall because you can walk behind the crashing waters, giving a truly unique vantage point.

Standing at Dyrholaey in South Iceland

Breathtaking views!

Day 2 - Vík - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Höfn

Day two is also packed full of incredible things: we will visit Reynisfjara black sand beach, famous for the Reynisdrangar peaks and dramatic black basalt columns. Cross the Eldhraun lava field, then go to Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park for a glacier hike (In winter we visit an ice cave instead of doing the glacier hike). Visit Jókulsárlón, the surreal glacier lagoon with floating icebergs, and the nearby Crystal Beach. Spend the night in Höfn.

Day Highlights

  • Reynisfjara - The Black Sand Beach
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • The Town of Höfn
  • Glacier Hiking Tour


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided Glacier Hike & All Gear
  • One night at a hotel in Höfn


Hofn-Inn Guesthouse
Friendly Guesthouse in the Höfn area
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Day 2 full itinerary

Our first stop will be the incredible Reynisfjara black sand beach, famous for being the best black sand beach in all of Iceland.  Of particular interest are the two Reynisdrangar peaks, which local legend claims are two petrified trolls. We will also visit an amazing basalt column cave: the perfect start to your second day of fun!

We will then move on, from volcanic beaches to actual volcanoes, as we pass the legendary Mýrdalsjökull glacier, which contains one of the most notorious volcanoes in all of Iceland beneath its Ice: the mighty Katla. If you are lucky to get a glimpse of Katla, you will truly begin to understand Iceland’s nickname: the land of ice and fire!

From there we will drive across the Eldhraun lava field to Skaftafell in the Vatnajökull National Park. Eldhraun is amazing and you will gain new insight into how volcanic activity has crafted its stunning landscape. Then we will reach Skaftafell, an oasis of luscious green birch forests and rich vegetation: an emerald jewel set in the center of a harsh desert of black sand. The natural wonders that you will see here will take your breath away, as you drink in the wildly contrasting scenes.

After that, we will take a magical three-hour glacier hike up Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in all of Europe. This hike will be guided by one of our specialist glacier guides, ensuring that you are safe throughout the climb: they will also be on hand to teach you more about this incredible outlet glacier and all the amazing things that you will see from it. During winter, we switch out the glacier hike for an amazing visit to a naturally formed ice cave! The ice caves are a natural phenomenon that without a doubt will leave you amazed.

We will finish by visiting the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: a truly mesmerizing sight and another great place for a photo or two. You will gaze in wonder at its jaw-dropping beauty: crystal clear, sapphire water; lapping up against coal-black sands, which are peppered with pearl white and ocean blue icebergs that have been washed ashore. It is a supernatural sight, which will send shivers down your spine. You may also recognize it from a couple of films: the most famous of which is the James Bond movie that was shot there. We will then go to our accommodation in the town of Hofn, feted as the lobster capital of Iceland.

lighthouse iceland

We'll explore very diverse landscapes all around Iceland

Day 3 - East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir

We will visit the fishing village at Djúpivogur in the morning, before moving onto the charming Hengifoss and Litlanessfoss waterfalls and then finish at Egilsstaðir where you will stay at a country hotel.

Day Highlights

  • Djúpivogur village
  • Hengifoss Waterfall
  • Litlanesfoss Waterfall
  • Egilsstaðir Town


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided hike to Hengifoss
  • One night in a hotel in Egilsstaðir


Hotel Valaskjálf
Located in a peaceful and quite part of Egilsstaðir
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Day 3 full itinerary

On day three you will marvel at the Eastern fjords of Iceland: as we thread our way along the coastline, we will see Hvalnes a remote and beautiful peninsula and the stretch of coast around the Þvottárskriður landslides between Lóns and Álftafjarðar. All of which is stunningly beautiful and we guarantee that your eyes will be glued to the incredible views all around you.

Our first stop of the day will be Djúpivogur, a traditional fishing village which is also home to a fine outdoor sculpture, Eggin í Gleðivík (meaning The Eggs of Merry Bay). The sculpture has become iconic within Icelandic culture and consists of 34 eggs (it looks a lot better than it sounds!).

Then we will take an invigorating hike to Hengifoss, Iceland’s second highest waterfall (standing an impressive 128m). Hengifoss is an amazing place and you will marvel at the water as it cascades down the giant steps. Then we will see the unique Litlanesfoss waterfall, whose cascade is framed by giant hexagonal basalt columns: imagine a mini Giant’s Causeway, with a waterfall in the middle. All of this is absolutely amazing and you will marvel at the beautiful gorge where the layers from volcanic eruptions across the millennia can be seen within the multi-colored rock face. Then we will move on to Egilsstaðir where we will relax in a country hotel.

waterfalls iceland

We will encounter many beautiful waterfalls

Day 4 - Dettifoss - Mývatn - Goðafoss - Akureyri

We will see Dettifoss, the waterfall with the highest flow rate in Europe, along with the stunning beauty of Goðafoss waterfall, and then relax in the Mývatn Nature Baths before finishing at Akureyri; your accommodation will be nearby.

Day Highlights

  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn
  • Námaskarð Geothermal Area
  • Hverfjall Crater
  • Dimmuborgir
  • Goðafoss Waterfall


  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Guided visit to all highlights
  • A night at a hotel in Akureyri


FossHotel Dalvík
FossHotel Dalvík located in a small town on the North side of Iceland
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Day 4 full itinerary

On day four we will head towards the north of Iceland, traveling to Möðrudalur: Iceland’s highest farm. Here you can relax and grab a quick bite to eat in Iceland’s highest restaurant: standing a mighty 469m off the ground and offering stunning panoramic views over the incredible wilderness below.  

Then we will stop at Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, the violent cascading water is truly awesome and will give you a new perspective on the power of nature. Then we will move on to the incredible world around Lake Mývatn: a beautiful crystal clear lake, with an abundance of incredible birdlife. After that, we will make the short journey to the steaming lunar landscapes of the Námaskarð geothermal area. Námaskarð is like nothing else on this planet: an arctic desert replete with boiling hot springs, steaming fumaroles and technicolor bubbling mud pots. Its barren beauty is a wonderful contrast to all the other luscious areas that you will see on the tour and is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Following this alien world, we will travel on to the Hverfjall crater and the unique Dimmuborgir formations, known as the Dark Castles: these strange lava formations are steeped in mythology and our friendly tour guide will tell you all about them. The different sides of nature, which you will see on this day of the tour are truly life-altering: majestic unique geology, luscious lakes rich in life, barren arctic deserts and much, much more!

By then all your senses will have been titillated, meaning it is time to take a break from sightseeing in an incredible natural bath: the Myvatn Nature Baths. They are known as Jarðbóðin in Icelandic because the hot water comes straight up out of the earth and their mineral-rich alkaline water (36-40 C) is the perfect way to relax (the booking fee is paid on-site, so you can decide at the time). Those who do not fancy bathing can take a relaxing stroll around Myvatn and enjoy the amazing views, or grab a bite to eat in the café there. Our final stop of the day will be the Goðafoss waterfall, a crescent-shaped fall, famous for being the place where the pagan idols were destroyed when Iceland converted to Christianity. Then we will travel to Eyjafjörður, an outstandingly beautiful fjord with high mountains, which is close to our accommodation in a country hotel near Akureyri. This day of the tour is a photographer’s dream and you will see more genuinely unique natural sights than you can count.

auroras in iceland

In wintertime we'll hopefully see the northern lights!

Day 5 - Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst

On day 5 we will explore Akureyri then move on to Dalvík for some whale watching, it is also possible to do some fishing while we are there, after that, we will take a look round Siglufjörður. Your hotel is at Bifröst.

Day Highlights

  • Akureyri - The Capital of North Iceland
  • Dalvík Village - Whale Watching
  • Siglufjörður village


  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 3 hour whale watching tour
  • Sea angling
  • One night in a hotel in Bifrost


Hotel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki in the Northwestern Region
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Day 5 full itinerary

Day five is dominated by Iceland’s incredible wildlife and is an animal lover’s dream! In the morning you will get the chance to explore Akureyri, the Capital of the North. This picturesque town is located right in the heart of Eyjafjörður (the Island Fjord) and offers spectacular views in every direction. Then we will travel to Dalvik, to go and see one of nature’s most incredible marine animals: the whale!   

The three-hour whale spotting trip will give you the chance to see the power and majesty of the whale in the flesh. We usually see minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales, with some lucky travelers managing to see the biggest animal to ever live: the Blue Whale! Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is an experience that will last you a lifetime. They often swim close to the boat: frolicking around you and guaranteeing you get a new perspective on the natural world. We may also see some amazing avian species, including puffins and many more. Then our friendly guides will teach you a lesson on how to do some sea angling, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Icelandic culture. 

Once we reach the shore, we will travel on to Siglufjörður, a quaint fishing village steeped in history before continuing around Tröllaskagi (the Troll Peninsula): rich in local legend and folklore. The charming villages on this peninsula will really give you a great insight into how people live in remote Icelandic villages. Our scenic drive will take us through some thriving agricultural areas on our way to Bifröst, a small university community, where you will spend the evening.

reynisfjara iceland

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Day 6 - Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Hvalfjörður - Reykjavík

Your amazing trip will finish with a visit to the Deildartunguhver hot spring, followed by the Barnafoss waterfall; then you will see the water pouring straight out of the lava at the Hraunfossar cascade. The tour will end with an amazing visit to Reykholt, home of Snorri Sturluson, historian, and writer of many Icelandic Sagas.

Day Highlights

  • Borgarfjörður
  • Deildartunguhver hot springs
  • Barnafoss waterfall
  • Hraunfossar waterfall
  • Reykholt
  • Grábrók Volcanic Crater


  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • A Guided hike up Grábrók
  • Drop-off in Reykjavik
Day 6 full itinerary

We will spend our final day in Western Iceland: an area which Lonely Planet voted as one of the best holiday destinations in 2016. We will spend the majority of our time in Borgarfjörður, which has many spectacular natural sights and is famed around the world for its majestic beauty. We will begin at the bubbling Deildartunguhver hot spring and marvel at its gorgeous steamy waters; then move on to the legendary waterfall, Barnafoss, (the Children´s Waterfall), so named because to errant children are rumored to have perished there in Icelandic folklore; then it’s on to the Hraunfossar cascade, a low and wide falls where the water pours directly out of a lava field.

From there we will travel to the historic and charming site of Reykholt, home to Snorri Sturluson, the Icelandic historian, lawyer, politician, poet and the author of some of the Icelandic Sagas. Snorri Sturluson is one of Iceland’s most famous sons and lived between the 12th and 13th centuries: his accounts of Nordic mythology are truly incredible and reading them will really help you to appreciate Iceland. You will see Snorralaug, Snorri´s pool, where you can dip your fingers and feel the temperature of the water in the place where Snorri is likely to have bathed. The pool itself was built in the 10th century and may well be the oldest man-made structure in Iceland. Then we will drive around scenic fjord, Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord): so keep your eyes peeled for more incredible wildlife and stunning scenery. Before we arrive back in Reykjavík at around 17-18pm (weather dependent).

This trip has everything and will give you the most incredible Icelandic experience possible: it is jammed full of exciting adventures, stunning wildlife, magnificent nature and is an awe-inspiring experience, which will stay with you forever. So book today for 6 days that you will never forget!

hraunfossar iceland

Hraunfossar in West Iceland

Optional Blue Lagoon Extension

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Relax in the famous Blue Lagoon after the tour (optional extra).

You can also book this tour with a Blue Lagoon extension (admission included). After the 6 day tour around Iceland, you are dropped off at your chosen drop-off location. You will have time to have dinner and then at 19:30 you will be picked up for the Blue Lagoon transfer. After relaxing in the Blue Lagoon you are taken back to the same location.
When departing from the Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavik, you can choose either 22:15 or 23:15 departure, just let the bus driver know.

Read customer reviews

6 Days Around Iceland - Rated 4.8/5 based on 38 customer reviews

Great way to really see Iceland

5 by Elly Harris 2018-03-18
We went on the tour in early March and were extremely lucky with the weather. Days were mostly blue and sunny (although also cold and windy!) with only one real day of snow/blizzard conditions. Our tour guide Francois was informative, flexible, caring and very accommodating to everyone's needs. After the first day of sightseeing you leave the popular areas and get to enjoy the sights with significantly fewer tourists and crowds, sometimes just the company of your tour group. There is quite a significant amount of time on the road to cover the distances you need to, but Francois broke this up very well with stops to lava fields and photo worthy areas. Days can be quite long with arrival at accomodation only 30 or so minutes before dinner on some days. Breakfast is provided in all hotels (which were all very nice) but lunch is up to you. Francois often stopped at supermarkets to allow us to buy snacks or lunch food and we used this opportunity. Otherwise most days he also stopped for lunch somewhere, it just depends how much you want to spend. Francois chose the restaurant for dinner and booked for the group and there was always a good variety of food for reasonable prices. We stocked up on snacks from Bonus before the tour which worked out well. Overall, we had an amazing trip. We were lucky enough to see 2 humpbacks and the northern lights on one night - although neither of these can be guaranteed! The smaller tour group size was good too.

Wonderful grand adventure tour of Iceland

4 by Kah Kay Au 2018-06-02
I have just completed the 7-day complete Iceland adventure tour departing 21 May 2018. Our tour guide cum driver ‘Rekky’ was not only an excellent driver, but also a knowledgeable guide who provided detailed information about the places visited and spoke good English and Portuguese (there was a Brazilian couple on the tour). Day 2 was particularly tiring and hectic having to do the glacier hike followed by the Jökulsárlón glacier and diamond beach. I felt that the latter could have been given more time on day 3 to include a boat ride on the glacier lagoon rather than rushing through on day 2. Day 3’s hike to Hengifoss was particularly strenuous. It was an uphill hike 2 km to the falls and 2 km back and took almost 2 hours to complete. Since there are other waterfalls on the itinerary, perhaps you could skip Hengifoss and give more time to Jökulsárlón. Dettifoss also required a 15-minute hike each way. The 30 minutes given was barely sufficient. At least 45 minutes should have been given. The restaurant at Myvatn Natural Baths was under renovation on the day we went and we couldn’t have any lunch there. We were only given around 45 minutes at the next stop at the lava fields around 3.30 pm for a bowl of soup. Better time management and coordination could have avoided this situation where sightseeing time had to be shared with lunch time. Despite these minor hiccups, we enjoyed the 7-day trip very much although the pace could have been a bit slower and omitting some of the more strenuous hikes eg. Hengifoss. The highlight of the tour must be the whale watching trip at Dalvík. We paid extra for the rhib boat and it was worth every kroner. We managed to see 4 whales within the 2 hour trip at close range. I would recommend this itinerary to anyone who intends to see Iceland within a week. You will need to be of above average fitness to do this tour as it involves quite a bit of hiking over uneven terrain and uphill. Not every client on my tour was able to make it for the glacier hike and the hike to Hengifoss because of physical limitations.

Excellent Trip

5 by Jessica Wong 2018-06-05
Join the trip and have a fantastic time in Iceland! The land and the people that you will never forget!

Trip of Europe

5 by Shannon Yeatman 2018-06-13
Thank You for an amazing trip filled with memories and spectacular scenery from around the beautiful areas of Iceland. This is by far the best trip I’ve taken ~ Awesome guide with lots of knowledge & great company all round. Enjoyed the laughs. This is a must for all visiting Iceland :)

A wonderful time in Iceland

5 by Barney 2018-06-17
My guide during our 6d5n tour was Gisli. Not sure if this is his real name but lets go with it. Gisli was the best guide i have encountered by far. He went beyond the itinerary and brought us to many more locations to experience/witness the beauty of Iceland. It was a very thorough experience that we had with him. His explanations of the landscape as well as the geographical features were comprehensible and rather detailed. His stamina at maintaining the vibe of the group was impressive and his humorous persona greatly made the trip bearable given the rather long road trips. The breaks given were timely as it didnt make it seem like we were on the roads for too long. And with each break we got something new to see and experience. I will give Gisli a thumb up for his superb field guidance as well as his numerous lame jokes which were funny. Do give him a pat on the shoulder for his outstanding performance. We have been recommending this tour to all our friends and family back home!!!

Great tour

5 by Ankita 2018-06-24
The 6-day tour was the perfect amount of time to drive around Iceland and get a good feel for the country. Our tour guide, Haffi, was very knowledgeable about almost everything, he was a real highlight of the trip! The accommodations in each town were great and it was very handy that they also served breakfast (a good one!). We ended up having a smaller tour group, so had plenty of time to stop often and take photos, as well as spend more than enough time at each 'tourist' spot. If we had more time, we would've loved to do the 7-day tour including the Snaefellnes peninsula.

Powerful Eperience

5 by WFG 2018-06-27
Breathtaking landscapes, natural wonders, historic sites, and folklore of Iceland all packed into a magnificent 6 day tour on the Ring Road. Glacier walk, whale watching, countless experiences of magnificent vistas, all expertly coordinated by our extraordinary guide “Becca.” Memories that will last a life time!


5 by James Pearce 2018-06-27
"Dear extreme Iceland We had a great time and meet some great people within our group. I thought our tour guide Biggie was excellent and we had a fantastic time - a great way to experience Iceland for the first time. I would recommend your tour to anyone and wish you well in the future. We will be back for some more hiking? Thanks again James"

Top notch company- do not hesitate

5 by BARRY 2018-07-01
The tour was spectacular. Very very well run. My tour guide was like having a friend come along. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. The guest houses and hotels were quite nice and adequate. Travelling alone I was a bit apprehensive but thanks to a great group and a wonderful guide it was the best trip of my life. I will return for a winter adventure soon!

6 days around Iceland couldn't be more perfect.

5 by Anna 2018-10-10
I absolutely love the 6 day trip around Iceland. The tour guide Martin was absolutely amazing and happily shared all his knowledge and stories about Iceland with our group. Everyone will tell you Iceland is incredible but it's actually so much better than you can imagine and no photo does it justice. I never tired of seeing the next waterfall, glacier, lava field, geysir, etc. Definitely do the blue lagoon, it's touristy but it's an experience, take the smaller boat to see the wales it's such an amazing feeling to be a metre away from a humpback whale. I did this in Autumn as a solo traveller and it was perfect. We had snow, sunshine, crisp fresh air and a tiny bit of rain all in one day. Every destination on this tour is 100% worth seeing. I highly recommend. Thank-you so much to my amazing group and tour guide Martin for making it even more special.

Six-Day Ring Road

5 by Alexander Dawkins 2018-09-14
We booked this tour because we didn't want to bother with renting a car and navigating our entire vacation, and Arctic Adventures is one of the few providers that offers a complete Ring Road tour. There were a few attractions (such as Seljavallalaug and Gudrunarlaug) that we were looking forward to that were not on this tour, but it is impossible to do everything in one trip. The pacing of this tour is perfect: relaxing but also composed of daily activities (glacier hike, whale watching, horse stable exploration, etc). This was our first time to Iceland, and this was the perfect introduction.

Hjalti Björnsson, awesome guide

5 by Yulia 2018-09-14
Hjalti can out-walk, out-pace, run backwards up a steep trail and put us all to shame! His love for Iceland is genuine and infectious. He's ever-patient; generous with his knowledge of the history and landscape. He really made this tour fantastic, and I think my fellow travelers would concur. Thanks very much Hjalti!

Joined an amazing tour in Iceland.

4 by Nip 2018-09-15
I am totally love my traveling team in Iceland. My tour guide Norris. He was very funny , responsibility and sense of humor. He told a lot of history about of Iceland. He take the team to sightseeing around of the island. He is well done. I am never forget for my experience and my special team in Iceland. I am highly recommend for this team.

Wonderful experience in Iceland

5 by Miasnannie 2018-09-21
"I had no idea how beautiful Iceland was. Our tour guide was over the top in making sure we had an awesome experience. Marchin even took us out one night after dinner to see the Northern Lights, not only did they appear, they danced brightly for several minutes. He was a great driver and gave just the right amount of information to educate but not overwhelm. We had a flat tire mid way thru the trip, and inspite if having no tools and having to make several calls to the company for assistance, he handled it all cheerily and made sure we were well taken care of. Given we were in the middle of nowhere as much of Iceland is open space, we appreciated his use of resources and humor. I would definitely do more trips as Iceland is a quiet secret that hasn’t gotten out yet. Unspoiled landscapes, no huge crowds and wonderful food and hospitality."


5 by Arnaz Master 2018-09-28
This tour was by far the best effecient and economical way to see the country of Iceland. My tour guide Linas was amazing - he knew his history, lore, myths and made our entire trip very enjoyable. We were never made to feel like we were in a hurry to get to places, we took out time, enjoyed every stop and no request was too much. Iceland is very expensive so we all really appreciated the supermarket stops as well. The hotels were very nice, great beds and we caught the Northern Lights on Day 4! Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get the whole Iceland experience!! Loved it!

Professional and nice guide

5 by Eaco Siu 2018-07-11
Our tour guide DiDi is very professional and nice. He drives safely, good in arrangement and takes good care of us. Of course, the itinerary is perfect. We enjoy the trip very much and have a great time in Iceland. We highly recommend this tour to all people who want to uncover Iceland's nature, beauty and power.

Loved the trip

5 by Emmarie 2018-07-16
Our tour was as good as it could possibly get! For starters, Iceland is a beautiful country. Hjalti, our tour guide, did a great job explaining all that we were seeing. He was also very good at rearranging the itinerary to accommodate our requests, within reason, of course. We loved the trip so much, we will be sending our children on it, hopefully next year. Thanks, Hjalti Bjornsson!

Best trip

5 by Happy traveler 2018-07-18
"The best trip one could ever wish for! Most of all thanks to our guide Arnar who knows everything about Iceland, can make long road trip entertaining and is just an amazing person! Our small group had so much fun during this trip and we all brought some amazing memories back home. Days are filled with interesting places that everyone dreams to see when they come to Iceland and having delicious dinners in local restaurants only makes it better! You are the best! Look forward for travelling with you guys again in winter!"

Memorable trip

5 by Laura 2018-07-19
I was on Arnar's 6 day tour starting on Thursday, July 5th. I had the best and most memorable trip in my life. Arnar was kind, open, funny, and went above and beyond to teach us about his beautiful country and culture. We went to delicious local restaurants and stopped in places on our journey that had a meaningful and personal connection to his life. All in all we had an insiders perspective into what it means to be Icelandic. I would recommend Arnar to any and everyone making a visit to the island and am so grateful for the lasting memories. I was so sad to leave and look forward to returning! Thank YOU, Arnar, so much.

Outstanding and Personal Iceland Experience

5 by Emmanuel 2018-07-22
First and foremost, I got really lucky with the combination of people in my group. We are a collection of advanced travelers, city dwellers, go getters and just a bunch of fun seeking individuals from different parts of the world! The group is so much fun to be with to begin with! Added to this, is our excellent tour guide - we call him - the King! A title that fits him really well! Arnar is very knowledgeable about his own country and very funny! He made the tour so much more special as he arranged various activities for us and is very organized and know Iceland inside out. Our itinerary is packed but enough time to enjoy the sights and do activities. He is the best! We get to meet locals from his hometown and got a glimpse of how Icelandics live - that was cool! It made the tour very unique and personal. Iceland is a very beautiful country with very good people and a colorful past - I am so lucky to have taken this trip at the right time with the right people with good attitude and amazing zest for life and adventure.

Jam packed fabulous tour of beautiful country

5 by Nancy McIntyre 2018-07-22
"Our tour guide Sindri was amazing. He was knowledgeable about all facets of Iceland. The tour was filled with amazing sights and was well paced. I do think our tour guide Sindri made our tour very special! Thank you, Nancy McIntyre"

Memorable experience

5 by XIURONG YANG 2018-07-25
A very memorable and very interesting experience,all the attractions are shocking, the tour guide is also very good!

An amazing tour

5 by Cristina Cliolo 2018-07-29
The tour was amazing. Our guide did his best in order to explain the history , the way icelandic people lives and show us all the beauty of this magnificent country. I was really delighted and happy. I would highly recommend Extreme Iceland - Artic Adventures.

Journey in Iceland (July 2018)

4 by L. Chang 2018-08-04
"Overall, we had a good experience in this journey. Thanks to our guide Ólafur, he is a good driver and provides a lot of histories and anecdotes of Iceland during the trip. We had a great time with him. As for other aspects, there are something could be improved. One of our stay, the Lamb Inn Öngulsstadir, the sanitation is not good. There were a bunch of flies in our bedroom because the housekeeper did not close the door properly before we checked in, and the bathroom was also not well cleaned. In addition, the number of spots of waterfalls could be reduced, while focusing on certain spectacular waterfalls. For instance, it took almost 5 km hiking to reach Hengifoss, which I think the view is not worth it. But we would love to have a longer glacier hiking, or there are some other fabulous spots such as Námaskarð, Godafoss, and black beach, which we really wanted to have more time to enjoy. And we love the surprise spot in the horse farm, it would be fantastic if we could have horse riding there. On the other hand, I have to thank Ólafur for providing an additional option to have a hiking at a volcano for those who did not take bath in Myvatn lagoon. Hiking in Icelandic landscape is a wonderful experience in my life. All together, we really enjoyed this tour, and would love to recommend our friends to join this tour in the future!"

Fantastic Trip

5 by Jess 2018-08-08
"We had such a fantastic time on our six day tour, we were surprised with how much we were able to see throughout the tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and was always happy to answer questions and make any adjustments he could to make our trip even more enjoyable. The bus was comfortable and able to easily accommodate us all. I appreciated all the inclusions throughout the trip like the glacier hike and whale watching, this really made the trip for myself and my friend. I would recommend people take notice of the required clothing, you really do need good shoes and water proof clothing as the weather changes in a moments notice and the waterfalls are best enjoyed dry! I could not recommend this trip more highly!"

Excellent tour

5 by Guillaume 2018-08-08
"AMAZING TRIP!! Our guide Hilmar was very knowledgeable, very kind and made sure everyone had an amazing time. The tour was very well organized, the places are splendid and the hotels we stayed in were very comfortable. I definitely recommend this tour! However, we didn’t have enough time to visit sometimes (1 hour to eat + visit isn’t enough), but it was still an awesome experience overall."

6 day tour

4 by Michaelann 2018-08-31
"Really great first exposure to Iceland. I would recommend extreme Iceland. Most of the accommodations were quite good. Few were underwhelming, less than I expected for price. Did have snafu connecting to Blue Lagoon Extension- so it was missed. It is being refunded without issue. The itinerary was fantastic first5 days- fast paced and inspiring. Last day is a little slower. I wish I had added the 7th day. No matter how long you are in Iceland, you will wish for more! Really enjoyed the ability to hike and be outdoors for long stretches- Iceland is unbelievable beautiful! Our guide Hodei was fabulous! Really patient, considerate and helpful. He was knowledgeable, funny and all-around great company. This is great tour- add 7th day if possible, all-around great tour group! Would strongly recommend Extreme Iceland."

Nice tour

5 by Becky Lee 2018-10-08
We had a wonderful 6 days tour in Iceland this September. Nice guide, nice hotels, great places... most important we met a group of nice people!

Beyond my expectations

5 by Kheng 2018-10-15
"This tour was truly beyond my expectations. I think it’s the best way to see Iceland. The driving is taken care of by an experienced Icelandic driver who knows the road conditions. It’s packed with all the great places to see and hike. Our guide, Adolfo was excellent. He is very knowledgeable on all things Icelandic. Great sense of humor and like he said “very good at carrying things” - our luggage when help is needed :) It’s a great way to see Iceland as a solo traveler. Only thing that could be better is a bus with bigger seats! It’s a really tight fit for everyone of us with our winter jackets and backpacks. And I’m already just a small built person."

Amazing Experience!

5 by Esteban Rodriguez 2018-10-30
"We had a great time on the tour, the organization was superb, bus was comfortable and the whole package was really great. We don't normaly do guided tours because we like to roam and not stick to a schedule, but the setup here was so well planned and the guide so amazing that we easily overlooked this. Having visited in autumn the days are a bit shorter and you don't have that much time to stay at each location as you would probably like to... it's a small price to pay to be able to do so much in just 6 days. A paragraph apart for the amazing tour guide we had. We've done a few other tours with Arctic Adventures and all the guides were really great, but we were super lucky to get Vignir on the 6 day tour, he was simply outstanding! kudos for a great experience, and we will certainly miss your stories Vignir!"

6 Day Ring Road Tour

5 by John Howk 2019-02-17
We had a wonderful time. Arnie our tour guide set just the right tone of showing you the country, but allowing you freedom to explore. We did have a couple of events cancelled due to weather- but these were out of everyone’s control. Enjoyed Iceland and will return.

Experience Iceland

5 by Dan Bannish 2019-02-17
"Our 6 day Ring Tour met our expectations and beyond. Our guide Hjalti Björnsson was exceptional by seamlessly navigating through blizzard and high winds while calmly providing historical, geographic, geological and personal information to place everything we found in context. We truly can say we “experienced” Iceland rather than “saw” it. We will definitely return and request Hjalti again. The tour was not crowded and the accommodations were pleasant."


5 by Louise Hyman 2019-03-16
Amazing experience! Highly recommend

Memorable Trip in Iceland

4 by Sun Chan 2019-03-18
"This 6-day tour included most of the sightseeing places mentioned in the website. It would be wonderful for those who eould like to view the whole Iceland within a short duration of time. Some of them were skipped due to poor weather or time constraint. In my opinion, distributing much time in Southern part of Iceland during winter time may be more attractive. Since majority of the landscape were located in this area. We were in a hurry to reach all of those places within a very limited time provided, which was challenging to me for taking good pictures with professional cameras. Whale-watching was a quite disappointing event, especially in winter time when no whale can be seen. We were frozen by the cold wind on the ship for few hours, although hot drinks were provided. Accommodation was better than expected. Clean and tidy rooms. Some of them were quite spacious indeed. Some hotels were located far away from the town, so that we could view Northern light in winter simply by going out from the hotel. The tour guide Fifa had done a great job in handling different needs from all of us. She brought us to various magnificent landscapes all over Iceland with a cheerful attitude, making the trip so relaxed."


5 by Monica 2019-03-19
The tour has been absolutely perfect. Our wonderful guide, Hjaltib, made us feel secure, he was generous in explaining and getting us into iceland culture and history, he made us visit as much as was possible to see in a 6 days tour. He was enthusiast, passionate and he shared with us each moment, making us feel like a family. I felt in love with Iceland: its sceneries, the nature, even the changeable weather were amazing... and we lived it thanks to the perfect organization. Thank you Hjaltib. Experience with Extreme Iceland highly recommended

Unforgettable journey

5 by Anne 2019-04-04
"Great Icelandic nature! The guide drove the car through the icy landscape and we felt safe at any time due of his kowledge and his experience. He told us a lot about Icelandic nature and culture and how people live in Iceland. We had a great time and a lovely group with international composition. Thanks to our guide Vignir?"

Brilliant guide

4 by Shez and Zah 2019-04-06
"Sindri was one of the best guides we have had in any holiday we’ve taken. He was so knowledgeable and interesting. Shared so many cool stories about Iceland that we would never have heard or know of if not for him. So much positive energy that it was contagious. He made a huge effort to help everyone have an experience that they enjoy and took us to see many local sites and interests that weren’t even on the itinerary just to perfect or experience. We would insist on him as a guide if we ever came back!"

Best honeymoon ever

5 by Monica and Jonathan 2019-04-09
"Before we booked the tour with Extreme Iceland we reviewed a lot of companies and a lot of routes and definitely the Ring Road tour with Extreme Iceland was the best decision ever. We feel that in this tour we got to know how beautiful and how powerful is Iceland, its unpredictable climate, its unique variety of landscapes, icelandic people is so nice, food is delicious and super healthy. Halffy was our guide and he definitely was a very important piece of our dream honeymoon. What we enjoyed the most was going across the glaciar through the ice cave, even the music on our way through the cave was so good. We expected a good trip, but you made it really wonderful and made our honeymoon just perfect. Thank you!!"
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