Let’s take of on an epic journey and circumnavigate the most beautiful island in the north, Iceland. This tour will take you traveling around Iceland for six days, discovering some really mysterious and off-the-beaten-track places during winter time. We will also visit the most famous landmarks which are must-sees for anyone visiting Iceland. Since we are traveling for six days, we have a very good chance of seeing the colorful northern lights dancing their magic across the sky.
Operated in a minibus
Small groups and personal service
We're super proud that our tour was chosen
"Europe Tour of The Year for 2017" by Tourradar!
- The Ring Road
- The Golden Circle
- South Coast Highlights
- Lake Mývatn
- Akureyri City
- Goðafoss waterfall
- Hraunfossar waterfalls
- Jökulsárlón Lagoon
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Skógafoss waterfall
- Reynisfjara black sand beach
- Hornafjörður village
- Djúpivogur village
- Hengifoss waterfall
- Dettifoss waterfall
- Myvatn Nature Baths
- Whale watching
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- Skaftafell wilderness area
Summer version: Click here for the summer version of this tour. During summer you will see the midnight sun, and might find puffins along the way.
Departures: See booking engine for availability.
- A fully escorted 6-day minibus tour with an English speaking guide
- 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
Not included: Food is not included on this tour except for breakfasts.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Bathing suit and towel. Good hiking boots are recommended. Note: You can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process.
Good to know:
- Please limit your luggage to 1 medium sized suitcase weighing up to 20 kg per person (you can add luggage storage in the booking engine).
- We will stop for lunch on our way and have dinner at our accommodation
For further information:
Please make sure that you select the correct accommodation type under Extras. Single rooms are more expensive. Solo travelers have to book a single room.
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
Day 1 - Golden Circle & South Coast
From Reykjavik we will take the Golden Circle route, taking us to visit Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. After stops at a couple of iconic South Coast waterfalls we will end our day close to the well-known Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Your accommodation will be in the countryside not far from the town of Vík, we hope the northern lights will appear in the evening.
Day 2 - Vík - Skaftafell - Glacier Lagoon - Höfn
Busy day. We‘ll will visit Reynisfjara black sand beach and make stops at many other places including Mýrssandur, Eldhraun, we will go glacier hiking from Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park and end our day at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and the Diamond Beach. You will spend the night in Höfn, close to Vatnajökull glacier.
Day 3 - East Fjords - Djúpivogur - Egilsstaðir
We begin in Hornafjordur (Hornfjörður), in this area our chances of seeing reindeer are very good. Your will see the amazing nature around Hvalnes and Lóns before we stop at Djupivogur for more nature and culture. We will come to Lagarfljot, this lake is home to the giant Lagarfljot worm, and take a hike to two amazing waterfalls, Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss. Hopefully, all of our nights will be northern lights nights, but we never know!
Day 4 - Dettifoss - Mývatn - Godafoss - Akureyri
From the Lake Lagarfljót area we journey to Modrudalur, near Modrudalsoraefi (try to pronounce that!) on our way to visit Dettifoss Waterfall. We‘ll also go to the colorful geothermal area of Namaskard, before replenishing our energy at Myvatn Nature Baths, you can enjoy bathing, take a stroll to see the views, or relax in the café. Your day will end near Akureyri.
Day 5 - Whale watching in Dalvík - Siglufjörður -Tröllaskagi - Bifröst
There is a lot to see and experience today. You will see the sights around Akureyri and the stunning mountain views of Eyjafjordur on your way to Dalvík for a whale watching trip, you can also have a go at sea angling if you want. We journey around Trollaskagi, a breathtaking peninsula, and stop at Siglufjordur, a lovely fishing town with a well-preserved history.
Day 6: Borgarfjörður - Reykholt - Hraunfossar - Hvalfjörður - Reykjavík
On your final day we take you to see more incredible natural wonders and Reykholt, the historic home-place of Snorri Sturluson, a famous writer of Icelandic Sagas. Exploring Borgarfjörður, we also see Deildartunguhver hot spring, the Hraunfossar cascade and Barnafoss waterfall.
Returning to Reykjavík we will show you the dramatic scenery and wildlife around Hvalfjörður. We expect to arrive in the capital around 17:00-18:00 (depends on the weather). You will be dropped off in Reykjavík.
Read about important winter information
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The Ring Road Around Iceland
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Experienced and caring tour guide, amazing trip in Iceland5 by Verified customer 2017-06-06
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Every single trip is unique and our guides will do their best to shape the trip to the group's interest. The Icelandic driving conditions will also shape your tour, as well as the Icelandic weather that can change quite often and quickly.
Due to weather and limited daylight during winter time the itinerary can vary between days. Our guides evaluate circumstances and take the best informed decision possible.